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.
@cristinelizabeth, okay, I’m going to go get brainwashed and study human eradication and how to inflict maximum suffering upon beings. Don’t laugh or judge, because I’m ignorant and complacent. And as an existentialist, I don’t judge nor laugh at others ways, that is, unless they are Christian.
@psychonaut, Well I read your comment you study philosophy before you changed it to aesthetic. I don’t think i’m confused about those two, i’m just confused as to what the difference is in the peace you find in reading up on your views , than the peace other people find w their views. And why the animosity towards people who find that escape route, and not yours?
@psychonaut, Whoaaaa bro. What are you even coming at me with right now? Alright i’m not being involved in two totally different view points of just simply respecting peoples views. I don’t like people shoving Christianity down my throat, nor do you i’m sure ^ But I also don’t like whatever view you have being shoved down my throat either. You just slapped like 6 stereo types onto this conversation and now I just feel ignorant for even discussing on this thread.
@psychonaut, you assumed wrong, because when I see a post like yours I generally ignore it. It is not a good habit to argue with anyone. Why? Because each side will continue to argue as if it justifies himself, but that is no intention of mine.
What I think that you do not understand is Christian spirituality. Why I think so is because you said this: ‘okay, I’m going to go get brainwashed and study human eradication and how to inflict maximum suffering upon beings.’
@cristinelizabeth, Not aesthetic, but athetistic. Existentialism is divided into Christian existentialism, such that exemplified of Abraham in Gensis 22, and athetisitic existentialism as put forth by Sartre.
If you think that life needs an escape route then you haven’t grasped the doctrine of existentialism. I don’t want to debate further when we are not talking on the same level. If you’re going to read any religious literature, then counter it with philosophic literature. A good place to start is Heidegger’s essay translated “What is Metaphysics?” and Sartre’s essay titled, “the Humanism of Existentialism.” Upon reading these two you will have a better grasp of where I’m coming from. Just a heads up, Heidegger’s text is not an easy read and will likely result in numerous takes to grasp it in it’s entirety.
@backcase, That was a simple retort to Starry’s claim that people should study whatever they want. It wasn’t in reference to Christianity.
Please use gender neutral language
You don’t have the need to justify your beliefs? Isn’t it by arguing and contrast how knowledge can even exist? Your ignorance is appalling.
‘You don’t have the need to justify your beliefs? Isn’t it by arguing and contrast how knowledge can even exist? Your ignorance is appalling.’
I see this as bait to try to get me to argue and contradict myself.
But I will answer your second question:
“Isn’t it by arguing and contrast how knowledge can even exist?”
It depends what you would call knowledge. Knowledge does not come from arguing, rather knowledge comes from experience of nature and its natural laws.
@backcase, Does this mean you deny the existence of a priori knowledge? Natural laws are something you, as a Christian, are bound to. Please read some basic existentialist literature. Arguing with you is pointless otherwise since you don’t feel it necessary to contrast your so called knowledge with anything.
why cant you just consider bible as a collection of knowledge from that time imbued with the idea of higher being and meanin. :P
@psychonaut, If you told me there was no knowledge, then I would ask, how do you know to speak.
Knowledge is not the summit because God is the summit. Look up the virtue ‘humility’, it is the perfection of that virtue to the point of totally forgetting the ‘self’. Imperfect humility is how you get there, along with meditation.
actually when i think about it knowledge is just a perception. lol
stimulus signal converted into language (concepts) that can be translated into action of a body.
@backcase, As Bono just said, knowledge is limited to perception. I speak in relation to the semantics of the syntax of our language.
What is the ‘summit’?
forgetting the self is achieved in many ways, and certainly not limited to the virtue of humility coupled with whatever form of meditation you practice. Forgetting the self is loss of the ego, and to be reunited with existence as a whole. It is the subjectivity receding into objectivity. Hence, at this stage, knowledge becomes truth, simply because there are no contrasting points of departure. THis is why people speak of correctness/incorrectness and not truth/falsehood.
Further, why deny existence when you can take the beneficial aspects of the Western world, the ego, and combine it with the sense of similarity, of oneness.