Friday, November 10, 2017

Ten Scientific Reasons to Believe the Bible



According to the bible the universe had a beginning. ("In the beginning...")
According to science, the universe had a beginning. 

According to the bible, the stars existed before the earth. ("God created the heavens")

According to science, the stars existed before the earth. 

According to the bible, the earth was originally amorphous. ("The earth was formless.")
According to science, the earth was originally amorphous, formless. 

According to the bible, early in earth's history it was covered with water. ("There was darkness on the surface of the water.")
According to science, early in earth's history it was covered with water. 

According to the bible, early in earth's history sunlight did not reach the surface of the earth. ("Darkness on the surface.")
According to science, early in earth's history sunlight did not reach the earth's surface. 

According to the bible, the level of light reaching the surface of the earth changed over time. ("Let luminaries appear in the expanse.")
According to science, the level of light reaching the surface of the earth changed over time.

According to the bible, plant life came before animal life. 
("Let the earth put forth grass.")
According to science, plant life came before animal life. 

According to the bible, aquatic animals came before land-based animals. ("Let the waters swarm with living creatures.")
According to science, aquatic animals came before land-based animals.

According to the bible, humans came into existence after all the plant and animal life was already in existence. ("Let us make man.")
According to science, humans came into existence after all the plant and animal life was already in existence. 

According to the bible, all humans alive today descended from a single pair of humans. ("Become many and fill the earth.")
According to science, all humans alive today descended from a single pair of humans.

That's ten things a bible writer somehow knew, that science later proved to be correct. And that's just the first chapter. An open-minded person might be wise to ask: 



"How did the bible writer know about these major steps in the formation of earth? And how did he get them in the right order?" 

If I held out to you a black bag containing ten marbles I'd numbered one through ten and asked you to draw them out one at a time, in order, what are the odds you would draw out the "one" marble first, and the "two" marble second, and so on?  

You would have better odds of winning the lottery - four times, back to back. If you don't believe that God inspired the bible writer to get those details right, how do you explain it?

The bible also refers to the earth as "hanging on nothing" (Job 26:7) at a time when most 'educated' people believed the earth rested on the back of a celestial elephant. It also refers to the earth as round (Isaiah 40:22) at a time when most people believed it was flat. 

The Jewish law outlined in the books of Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers displays an uncanny understanding of hygiene. Details of the law include burying human waste, quarantining potentially contagious patients and burning infected garments. this at a time when the best medical minds of the day often prescribed incantations and camel dung.

Ecclesiastes 1:7 contains a description of what sounds an awful lot like the water cycle. Psalm 104:6-8 describes a cycle of mountains falling until they are under water while other mountains rose above the water - a process called geodynamics only recently beginning to be understood by science. 

The simple fact is, there is no adequate explanation for humans having this knowledge back when the bible was written down; unless those humans were, as they admitted repeatedly, inspired by God. 

The real reason many people find that idea distasteful today is not the scientific aspect of it. People don't want the bible to be true because of the moral aspect of it. If the bible is true, then they are obligated to follow its moral guidelines. If they can prove it is false or faulty, then their conscience is clear. 

There is a simple logic to it: If God exists, He created man. If He created man, then it stands to reason that He gave mankind an instruction manual to explain why we are here and how best to live our lives. If He is the almighty, then the argument that the bible is faulty, or is the work of men, or incorrectly translated, falls flat - I mean, if you were all powerful, and someone else wrote a book of lies and half-truths and claimed it was from you, would you let that stand? 

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3 comments:

  1. Simple to assimilate. Thanks brother Underwood

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  2. Whenever I get into a discusion with an evolutionist, I tell them that for a person to believe in 'evolution' requires a lot more blind faith in unseen things than it does to believe in a Creator. In fact, intelligent design with a creator behind it is quite logical VS evolution once a person actually starts looking at the facts that are available.

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    1. We as Jehovahs witnesses believe all that that you mentioned and alot more. Eg. Jesus was not born on Christmas and easter comes from false beliefs. You welcome to visit out website at jw.org for more info.

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