Did you know that no other ancient document holds as many clues about the natural world around us as God’s inspired word? Take just for instance the following fields of science:
Time had a beginning: 2 Timothy 1:9, Titus 1:2, 1 Corinthians 2:72
The universe had a beginning: Genesis 1:1, 2:4, Isaiah 42:5, etc.
The universe was created from the invisible: Hebrews 11:3.
“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which were visible.” Hebrews 11:3.
The universe is expanding: Job 9:8, Psalm 104:2, Isaiah 40:22, Isaiah 42:5, Isaiah 44:24, Isaiah 45:12, Isaiah 48:13, Isaiah 51:13, Jeremiah 10:12, Jeremiah 51:15, Zechariah 12:1.
Creation of matter and energy has ended in the universe (refutes steady-state theory): Genesis 2:3-4.
The universe is winding down and will “wear out” (second law of thermodynamics ensures that the universe will run down due to “heat death”-maximum entropy) Psalm 102:25-27.
Describes the correct order of creation Genesis 1 (see Day-Age Genesis One Interpretation)
Number of stars exceeds a billion: Genesis 22:17, and Jeremiah 33:22.
“in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies.” Genesis 22:17
“As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea measured, so will I multiply the descendants of David My servant and the Levite who minister to Me.” Jeremiah 33:22
Every star is different: 1 Corinthians 15:41.
Pleiades and Orion as gravitationally bound star groups: Job 38:31.
Light is in motion: Job 38:19-20.
The earth is controlled by the heavens: Job 38:33.
Earth is a sphere: Isaiah 40:22 & Job 26:10.
“It is He who sits above the circle of the earth..” Isaiah 41:22
“He drew a circular horizon on the face of the waters, at the boundary of light and darkness.” Job 26:10
Earth is suspended in space: Job 26:7.
“He stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.” Job 26:7
Earth began as a watery world. Formation of continents by tectonic activity described: Genesis 1:2-9, Psalm 104:6-9, Proverbs 3:19, Proverbs 8:27-29, Job 38:4-8, 2 Peter 3:5.
Water cycle described: Ecclesiastes 1:7; Isaiah 55:10, Job 36:27-28.
Valleys exist on the bottom of the sea: 2 Samuel 22:16.
Vents exist on the bottom of the sea: Job 38:16.
Ocean currents in the sea: Psalm 8:8.
Air has weight: Job 28:25.
Winds blow in circular paths: Ecclesiastes 1:6.
The chemical nature of human life: Genesis 2:7, 3:19.
“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7
“In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground; for out of it you were taken; for dust you are, and to dust you shall return.” Genesis 3:19
Life of creatures are in the blood: Leviticus 17:11.
The nature of infectious diseases: Leviticus 13:46.
My friend Christianity and science were never enemies, and so many wonders, and the advanced standards of living that we often take for granted came from the inspired minds of His believers. Even an honest atheist cannot deny the historical record.
“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which were visible.” Hebrews 11:3