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"It is often little realized that the Bible does, in fact, seem to contain remarkably accurate scientific information."
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Chapter 4:
The Bible as Pre-Scientific
Does the Bible support, or contradict, science?

Advanced Science

  • Ignorant of today’s scientific knowledge, the ancient biblical writers dared to make several bold statements about the universe. For instance, in certain passages the ancients wrote about water, and even ice, in space (Gen. 1:6–7; Job 38:29). Today, each large comet is calculated to contain as much as one trillion tons of ice.[13]

  • Another biblical statement may reveal some knowledge of the effect of gravity on the earth thousands of years before Isaac Newton proved it: “[God] hangs the earth on nothing” (Job 26:7). Up until the last few centuries, scientists believed that the earth and stars were supported by some kind of medium. Of course, the earth actually just “hangs” or orbits in space.

  • The ancient writers even commented about the earth’s weather patterns: “[God] draws up the water vapor and then distils it into rain. The rain pours down from the clouds” (Job 36:27–29). Though simply stated, this biblical passage, written thousands of years ago, reveals the complete hydrological cycle of evaporation, cloud formation, and precipitation. Not until recently have these hydrological cycles been scientifically determined.

  • Many are familiar with the creation of man story as told in the biblical Book of Genesis: “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” (Gen. 2:7). For years many have laughed at the apparent simplicity of the biblical idea that God used “the dust of the ground” to construct the complex elements and molecules that make up a human being. But a late discovery made by researchers at NASA’s AMES Research Center proved that every single element found in the human body exists within the earth of the ground. The scientists concluded, “We are just beginning to learn. The biblical scenario for the creation of life turns out to be not far off the mark.”[14]


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