So this kid from my old christian school sends me this link to bring m back to Christ so I just wanted you guys to read this and see what you think about it…
Scientific Facts in the Bible
1. Only in recent years has science discovered that everything we see is composed of invisible atoms.
Hebrews 11:3 tells us that the “things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.”
2. Medical science has only recently discovered that blood-clotting in a newborn reaches its peak on the
eighth day, then drops. The Bible consistently says that male infants must be circumcised on the eighth
day (Leviticus 12:3).
3. At a time when it was believed that the earth sat on a large animal or a giant (1500 B.C.), the Bible spoke
of the earth’s free float in space: “He hangs the earth on nothing” (Job 26:7).
4. The prophet Isaiah tells us that the earth is round: “It is He who sits above the circle of the earth” (Isaiah
40:22). This is not a reference to a flat disk, as some skeptics maintain, but to a sphere. Secular man
discovered this 2,400 years later. At a time when science believed that the earth was flat, it was the
Scriptures that inspired Christopher Columbus to sail around the world.
5. God told Job in 1500 B.C.: “Can you send out lightenings, that they may go, and say to you, ‘Here we are!’?
(Job 38:35). The Bible here is making what appears to be a scientifically ludicrous statement—that light
can be sent, and then manifest itself in speech. But, did you know that radio waves travel at the speed of
light? This is why you can have instantaneous wireless communication with someone on the other side of
the earth. Science didn’t discover this until 1864, when “British scientist James Clerk Maxwell suggested
that electricity and light waves were two forms of the same thing” (Modern Century Illustrated
6. Job 38:19 asks, “Where is the way to the dwelling of light?” Man has only recently discovered that light
(electromagnetic radiation) has a “way,” traveling at 186,000 miles per second.
7. Science has discovered that stars emit radio waves, which are received on earth as a high pitch. God
mentioned this in Job 38:7: “When the morning stars sang together…”
8. “Most cosmologists (scientists who study the structures and evolution of the universe) agree that the
Genesis account of creation, in imagining an initial void, may be uncannily close to the truth” (Time, Dec.
9. Solomon described a “cycle” of air currents two thousand years before scientists “discovered” them. “The
wind goes toward the south, and turns around to the north; the wind whirls about continually, and comes
again on its circuit” (Ecclesiastes 1:6).
10. Science expresses the universe in five terms: time, space, matter, power, and motion. Genesis 1:1-2
revealed such truths to the Hebrews in 1450 B.C.: “In the beginning [time], God created [power] the
heavens [space] and the earth [matter]…And the Spirit of God moved[motion] upon the face of the waters.”
The first thing God tells man is that He controls all aspects of the universe.
11. The great biological truth concerning the importance of blood in our body’s mechanism has been fully
comprehended only in recent years. Up until 120 years ago, sick people were “bled,” and many died
because of the practice. If you lose your blood, you lose your life. Yet Leviticus 17:11, written 3,000 years
ago, declared that blood is the source of life: “For the life of the flesh is in the blood.”
12. Encyclopedia Britannica documents that in 1845, a young doctor in Vienna named Dr. Ignaz
Semmelweis was horrified at the terrible death rate of women who gave birth in hospitals. As
many as 30 percent died after giving birth. Semmelweis noted that doctors would examine the
bodies of patients who died, then, without washing their hands, go straight to the next ward and
examine expectant mothers. This was their normal practice, because the presence of microscopic
diseases was unknown. Semmelweis insisted that doctors wash their hands before examinations,
and the death rate immediately dropped to 2 percent.
Look at the specific instructions God gave His people for when they encounter disease: “And when
he who has a discharge is cleansed of his discharge, then he shall count for himself seven days for
his cleansing, wash his clothes, and bathe his body in running water; then he shall be clean” (Lev.
15:13). Until recent years, doctors washed their hands in a bowl of water, leaving invisible germs
on their hands. However, the Bible says specifically to wash hands under “running water.”
13. Luke 17:34-36 says the Second Coming of Jesus Christ will occur while some are asleep at night
and others are working at daytime activities in the field. This is a clear indication of a revolving
earth, with day and night at the same time.
14. “During the devastating Black Death of the 14th century, patients who were sick or dead were kept
in the same rooms as the rest of the family. People often wondered why the disease was affecting
so many people at one time. They attributed these epidemics to ‘bad air’ or ‘evil spirits.’ However,
careful attention to the medical commands of God as revealed in Leviticus would have saved
untold millions of lives. Arturo Castiglione wrote about the overwhelming importance of this
biblical medical law: ‘The laws against leprosy in Leviticus 13 may be regarded as the first model
of sanitary legislation (A History of Medicine).
15. Genesis 3:15 reveals that a female possesses a “seed” for childbearing. This was not the common
knowledge until a few centuries ago. It was widely believed that only the male possessed the “seed of
life” and that the woman was nothing more than a “glorified incubator.
First I would like to say that I don’t believe science and religion are mutually exclusive, in fact I believe science is an incredible way of observing and standing in awe of God’s creation. That being said this is a terrible attempt at fooling misinformed people about science and culture.
1. Democritus, an ancient Greek philosopher not only conceived of atoms 2300 years ago, he came up with the name.
2. I think the 8th day was a result of trial and error on the ancient hebrew part lol.
3. The bible was not written in 1500 BC, nor was it written at one time by one person. The writings of the old and new testament are a collaboration of writers, historians, and theologians spanning almost 1000 years during which time I’m sure many different civilizations had many different conceptions of the nature of earth and its relation to space and celestial objects.
5. The story of Job is a cultural myth, not a true story. It is a beautiful poem but even within the belief system of ancient hebrew culture who was present to witness such conversations between God and Lucifer? I don’t think God would do what he did and then later brag about it in lyrical poetry to a future prophet for him or someone else to write down. I also hardly think Job was referring to wifi.
6. This assertion is nonsensical. The “way” to do the “dwelling” of the light is not in anyway related to its measured speed.
7. Radio waves are waves of electromagnetic radiation. Sound waves are physical compression waves through a medium. Even if stars emitted sound waves there is no sufficient physical medium in space to transmit it.
8. The “let there be light” of the bible is actually interesting in that the first manifestations of energy after the big bang were photons which cooled into the first matter particles.
9. Anybody observing their local wind conditions over the course of a few weeks could discover their patterns on their own.
10. Science doesn’t understand the nature of the universe entirely yet and admits that itself, but current theories understand that space and time are one thing (space-time), energy and matter are one thing (E=mc^2), and all of this breaks down at the quantum level (under the planck scale) into quantum foam and the potential for many other dimensions and aspects to reality. Man’s control over these things has yet to be realized.
11. I’m pretty sure anyone who died of a stab wound in battle over the course of human history found out pretty quickly that blood is the source of life. Also oxygen is the source of life, and food is the source of life, and water is the source of life. This is a selective statement.
12. Again trial and error. The ancient hebrews also believed that mental disorders were possessions by demons and that a woman was unclean for seven days after her period.
13. I don’t believe in eschatology.
14. That’s why we have leper colonies today right? Because it’s a good scientifically sound idea? A compassionate one too. Just isolate and abandon people who need help and companionship.
15. “Widely believed” that’s a vague statement at best. Thousands of civilizations over thousands of years people probably had different conceptions of fertility.
@stfrancis, This is great. Thanks for following up on each of those.
13. I was trying to find some commentary on Luke 17:34-36
It does read that it’s night time and a couple of men will be in bed (which is funny – some people interpret this to mean they’re gay. Who knows? Anyway, not the point here…)
And two women will be grinding grain. But it doesn’t specifically say that it is night/dark in one place and day/light in another. Maybe women ground grain at night.
I like the idea that ancient peoples had knowledge that was only rediscovered centuries later (Democritus and the atom, Aristarchus and heliocentrism)…even if it’s not proof of divine provenance.
I made my mom buy me a bible the other day because i’m reading it with an open mind. But not even 2 pages in I come to a fuzzy area. It says Adam and Eve had Cain and Abel , Cain killed Abel and then went out to live in another town and he knew his wife. And they had children.
Ok, so Adam was supposed to be the first man on Earth and Eve was taken out of Adam….and there are no other people on Earth but Cain went and found his wife.
I don’t know what drew a bible into my possessions again but I am reading it, and before I go to bed I say how thankful I am for everything. I don’t believe in people pushing religion though, or even the practice of most Christians, I just know there is a bridge between all practices of religion. I myself lean more towards Hindu, Shamanism, Buddhism because they are more about peace, zen, tranquility. But I am just being curious about the Scriptures I suppose.
@man-of-the-future, nice connections and interesting read.
@cristinelizabeth, I started to do the same and got side tracked with other reading lol. Let me know if it serves you well. I was brought up catholic and never read the bible. Always wanted to see what the hype was about. Maybe I’ll make time one day. Good luck.
@backcase, Why are some parts red and some in black? Like the words. Yeah, I don’t even understand why there is a Old and New testament ?
@reinvented2012, I was raised and baptized in a Methodist setting. So, my church was less strict than Catholic. When my cousin passed away I stopped going to church and I had a hate for all things I’m pretty sure haha. I have only gone to church for like Christmas services since then.. it just makes me uncomfortable. My family is pretty religious, but I have told them all how I feel about religion and they understand. I have an open mind, and I guess if that makes me unclear or indecisive then idk. I guess i’ll find my way either way.
@cristinelizabeth, Usually the red words are quotes from Christ Himself. They are usually found in the New Testament.
All other words are from God’s witnesses.
There is an Old Testament and a new testament because there is a before Christ and after his birth.
Also the OT is where the hebrew religion and christian one split.
All became changed after Jesus came, rather, all was made understandable.