Science and the Bible

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Is the Bible scientific?

 

How often have you heard “well, the bible isn’t scientific.”

Really?

It might shock you to see what the bible knew, before all the scientists discoveries that took place.

Like the following:

A well-known and decorated scientist named Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) became noted for one great discovery; he made a scientific categorization of all that exists in the universe.

Herbert Spenser

He opined that all reality, all that exists in the universe can be contained, or grouped, into five categories:

  1. time,
  2. force,
  3. action,
  4. space, and
  5. matter.

Herbert Spencer said everything that exists, exists in one of those categories: time, force, action, space, and matter.

Nothing exists outside of those categories.

 

That was a very astute discovery but didn’t come until the end of the nineteenth century.

Now think about that.  Spencer even listed them in that order: time, force, action, space, and matter.

That is a logical sequence.

And then…

with that in your mind, listen to Genesis 1:1.

“In the beginning,” that’s time.

“God,” that’s force.

“Created,” that’s action.

“The heavens,” that’s space.

“And the earth,” that’s matter.

In the first verse of the Bible, God said plainly what man didn’t catalog until the nineteenth century.

Everything that could be said about everything that exists is said in that first verse.

Now either you believe that or you don’t.  You either believe that that verse is accurate and God is the force or you believe that God is not the force that created everything.

And then you’re left with chance or randomness or coincidence.

 

What about the flat earth?

Isaiah 40:22 “It is He who sits above the circle of the earth…”

God also states that scientific truth in the Old Testament.

It took man much longer to determine that the earth wasn’t flat.

Much longer…

 

Here’s a few more “scientific” verses

1 Corinthians 15:41  “There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.”

Job 26:7 “He stretches out the north over empty space And hangs the earth on nothing.”

Leviticus 17:11 “For the life of the flesh is in the blood…”

Psalm 135:7 “He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; Who makes lightnings for the rain, Who brings forth the wind from His treasuries.”

So, the next time someone says the bible isn’t scientific

 

Next time, answer as someone did to me before I became a Christian – “Really, have you ever read the Bible?”

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