Science in the Bible

Science in the Bible

You've heard it before... scientists and atheists alike saying that the Bible is made up, and written by men.  Yes, science is the only truth we can trust in because it has been proven.  I've heard this over and over not only from non-believers, but in school from grade school all the way through college.  This a problem with the assumptions people are making though because the Bible has been scientifically accurate time and again, even before man had certain scientific things right.  For instance, back when men were saying that the earth was the center of the universe, the Bible said it was the other way around.  So if the Bible was really written only by men, wouldn't they have the same thoughts as the popular teachings of the time?  Most of these men were after all only peasants, not scholars.  

There is a great site called Evidence For God found HERE that has a list of science in the Bible that wasn't proven as true until the last 100 years or so.  Below is a list taken from that site with scriptures you can click on next to the scientific principal.  This is one great proof that the Bible was inspired by God, who knows all things, rather than simply written by men, who couldn't have possibly known all of this science.

Time had a beginning  
2 Timothy 1:9 "Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began"

Titus 1:2 "In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began"

1Corinthians 2:7 "But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory"

The universe had a beginning 
Genesis 1:1  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Genesis 2:4  These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens

Isaiah 42:5  Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein

The universe was created from something invisible 
Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

The universe is expanding  
Job 9:8  Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.

Psalms 104:2  Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain

Isaiah 40:22  It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in

Isaiah 42:5  Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein

Jeremiah 10:12  He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.

Zechariah 12:1  The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.

The universe will "wear out" (second law of thermodynamics)
Psalms 102:25-27  Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.  They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed.

Correct order of creation  
Genesis chapter 1

Number of stars exceeds a billion  
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.

Every star is different  
1Corinthians 15:41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.

Pleiades and Orion as gravitationally bound star groups 
Job 38:31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

Light is in motion  
Job 38:19-20 Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof, That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?

The earth is controlled by the heavens (as opposed to the earth being the center of the universe as humans 
once believed)  
Job 38:33  Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?

Earth is spherical (people once believed it was flat)  
Isaiah 40:22  It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth

Earth is suspended in space  
Job 26:7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

Earth began as a water world. Formation of continents was by tectonic activity  
Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

The water cycle 
Ecclesiastes 1:7  All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.

Isaiah 55:10   For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater

Job 36:27-28  For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof: Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.

Valleys on the ocean floor  
2Samuel 22:16  And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.

Vents on the ocean floor 
Job 38:16  Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?

Ocean currents  
Psalm 8:8  The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

Air has a weight 
Job 28:25  To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.

Wind blows in a circular path  
Ecclesiastes 1:6  The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.

Life of creatures lay in the blood  
Leviticus 17:11  For the life of the flesh is in the blood...

Nature of infectious diseases  
Leviticus 13:46  All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be.

Sanitation important to health  
Numbers chapter 19  

Deuteronomy 23:10-13If there be among you any man, that is not clean by reason of uncleanness that chanceth him by night, then shall he go abroad out of the camp, he shall not come within the camp: But it shall be, when evening cometh on, he shall wash himself with water: and when the sun is down, he shall come into the camp again. Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad:  And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee:

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