Science and the Bible
By Joel B.
There is a lot of controversy these days about whether or not the Bible is accurate because of some bold “scientific” claims. I’m not here to fight with people about whether or not they want to believe they are related to the caged chimpanzees at the local zoo. If you really want to believe they’re you’re distant cousins, then I’m probably not going to convince you otherwise. However, I do believe I am a being created by God with a purpose. I also believe that God gave mankind the Holy Bible as a framework for understanding life. So let’s take some time to see what scientific tidbits we can pull from the Holy Bible that would establish it as a solid framework for our understanding of modern day science.
Incalculable Number of Stars
Jeremiah 33:22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me.
At the time this scripture was written, it was believed that there were just over a thousand stars in the sky. However, with today’s technology we now know that the Holy Bible was right on. As Jeremiah states, the stars cannot be numbered. Even with the most advanced technology of today, the Holy Bible still rings true in that we cannot number the stars.
Free Float of the Earth
Job 26:7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.
Long, long ago people used to hold to the myth that the earth sat on a giant tortoise, an elephant, or a serpent; depending on the civilization and its mythology. However, The Holy Bible clearly states in Job that God hangs the earth on nothing. No giant tortoise, no elephant, and no serpent. The holy men of back in those days did not adhere to such silly beliefs and we know now that they were right. How could they have known? Well, of course by divine revelation from God.
Blood is Crucial to Life
Lev 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
When Leviticus was written, God established various laws and customs for the good of the people. However, there were also pagans that had their own laws and customs. One such practice of the pagans was to bleed those who were sick. In turn, this led to the death of many people, who simply died due to loss of blood. We now know that blood is crucial to life and even contains billions of cells necessary for healing and maintenance within the human body.
Use Running Water to Clean Yourself
Lev. 15:13 And when he that hath an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean.
Again, this is another matter of laws and customs. God’s people were told to bathe in running water for cleansing, whereas the heathen would bathe or wash their hands in still water. We know in this day and age that the Holy Bible got it right. Running water is necessary to cleanse us of any disease that may be present.
Friends, the Holy Bible wasn’t written to be a science book, but it does contain many irrefutable scientific facts that could only have been revealed by our Divine Creator. I mentioned a few of them, but I would encourage you to explore this matter even further. Many scientists have used the Holy Bible as a source for making new discoveries, and I’m certain that this will be a continuing trend. Remember, the Bible is a book of Truth and that the Truth will set us free. Thank you for reading and God bless.
I LOVE this! One of the best books I ever read in the area of apologetics is “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Athiest.” It contains a huge amount of information compacted in one place.
I clearly remember when I read that verse in Job, or rather when I noticed that verse in Job. My eyes went past it, then I my brain said, wait!, so I went back. My mouth hung open for quite awhile, I can tell you! LOL
You stated this well. Thanks for pointing to some Biblical principles that apply to the way God makes His universe operate orderly and intelligently. Also the way He provides the answers for our needs.