by: Mountainside Admin
Scientific Facts Found in The Bible!
Day and Night Were On the Earth at the Same Time
Luke 17:30, "Even thus shall it be IN THE DAY when the son of man is revealed. (vs 31) IN THAT DAY . . . (vs 34) I tell you, IN THAT NIGHT . . . “ Nobody in Luke's day thought it could be day and night at the same time! They thought the earth was flat! Luke was written around A.D. 65. How did Luke know something that the scientists didn't know until the 16th century?
The Earth Was Round
Isaiah 40:22, "It is he that sits upon the CIRCLE OF THE EARTH." How did Isaiah know in 700 B.C. the earth is round? The scientists of Isaiah's day thought the earth was flat. They didn't discover the earth was round until the early 1500s when Magellan sailed around the world. How did Isaiah know something over 2000 years ahead of science?
Sea Currents Paths
Psalm 8:8, ". . . whatsoever passes through the PATHS OF THE SEAS." After reading Psalm 8:8, Matthew Maury (1806-1873), a U.S. Naval officer, set out to locate these curious "paths in the seas." He discovered the oceans have paths which flow through them. He became known as the "pathfinder of the seas". How did David (the writer of Psalms) know, over 2,000 years ago, there were "paths in the seas"? David probably never even saw an ocean! HOW DID HE KNOW?
Circuits of the Winds
Ecclesiastes 1:6, "The wind goes toward the south, and turns about unto the north; it whirls about continually, and the wind returns again ACCORDING TO HIS CIRCUITS." How did the writer of Ecclesiastes know the wind traveled within circuits? How did he know something that the aerologists and meteorologists are just now discovering? THINK ABOUT IT! How could these men, with their limited knowledge thousands of years ago, have been so far ahead of science?
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." Job 36:27 For he makes small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapor thereof. How did the writer of Ecclesiastes know the water cycle of condensation and evaporation? The sun evaporates water from the ocean; water vapor rises and becomes clouds. This water in the clouds falls back to the earth as rain, collects in rivers, and makes its way back to the ocean. This wasn't known until Galileo in 1630! How did the writer of Ecclesiastes know this in 1000 B.C.? 2500 YEARS AHEAD OF SCIENCE!
Light is Always Moving
Job 38:19, "Where is THE WAY where light dwells?" How come Job didn't say, “Where is THE PLACE where light dwells?” Because light is always moving. How did Job know something in 1500 B.C. that science didn't find out until Einstein? How can the men who wrote the Bible, with their limited scientific knowledge - BE SO FAR AHEAD OF SCIENCE?
The Earth Was Supported by Nothing
Job 26:7, ". . . He hanged the earth upon NOTHING." During the time of Job, nobody believed the earth "hanged upon NOTHING!" Job is the oldest book in the Bible! Written over 3500 years ago! How did Job know something that was IMPOSSIBLE to know during his day?
Life is in the Blood
Leviticus 17:11, "For the life of the flesh is in the blood." That's the most accurate, scientific statement ever written about the blood! For thousands of years, doctors treated people by a practice called "bleeding." They thought removing blood could cure illnesses. In 1799, a little more than 200 years ago, George Washington was literally bled to death. They bled poor George four times, the last time they took over a quart of his blood! They didn't know, but they were literally draining away his life by removing his blood. It wasn't until the early 1900s that a man named Dr. Joseph Lister (1827-1912) discovered that the blood provides the body’s immune system.
The Answer to Scientific Facts in the Bible
Don't you find that odd? What Moses wrote in 1490 B.C., the brightest minds man can produce are just now discovering! How can the Bible, written thousands of years ago by men with such limited knowledge be so far ahead of the best mankind can produce in 6,000 years? "And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians. . ." (Acts 7:22) And yet, the "superstitions and mythology" of Egypt are not in the books written by Moses! In fact, after 6,000 years of "discoveries and advancements" The Bible can stand beside the most advanced medical, scientific, and historical books available!
How could Bible authors write so accurately about things not known to scientists of their generation? How could they write and not include the accepted superstitions and mythology at that time? The answer - 2 Peter 1:21 “For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but men spoke from God, being moved by the Holy Spirit.” 2 Tim 3:16 “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness.” - Yes, God Himself wrote about these things giving undisputable evidence that the Bible is the Word of God and proof that Jesus died for the sins of the world to give them eternal life.