My Creator: The Bible Part 1

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Last month we looked at the thought that we can’t get to a moral law or society without a moral standard outside of us. The recent events in Connecticut and China have reminded us that evil is very real in our world. Today I’d like to consider another subject that gives me evidence of a creator and more specifically, the God of Christianity. That subject is the Bible. The Bible remains the number one read book of all time by a landslide. It has sold almost 5 times more copies than the next best seller.

Now the Bible has been used and abused for many generations so my goal is not to address all the ways in which the Bible has been mistreated (and misinterpreted) to come up with weird and dangerous practices. I will be concentrating on some areas that are simply stated plainly and testable. There’s several ways the Bible shows evidence and in this post, part 1, I will be looking at the Bible and science.

The Bible doesn’t claim to be a science book. It is a book of God’s dealings with humanity over the course of many centuries culminating in the giving of His Son Jesus to rescue our souls from sin and the establishment of His church. However this does not mean that there isn’t science in the Bible and it’s upon this evidence that we turn to for a few moments.

The Bible makes scientific claims that are supernatural. They are supernatural in that they were written centuries before scientists had any idea about them. There’s too many to write them all in this post but here are a few that will adequately show what I mean.

  1. Job 36:27-28 “He draws up the water vapor and then distills it into rain. The rain pours down from the clouds, and everyone benefits.”  This was written about 4300 years ago long before scientists discovered the very truth in this verse.
  2. Ecclesiastes 1:7 “All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full; to the place from which the rivers come, there they return again.”  Solomon writes the words to Ecclesiastes roughly 950 BC or about 2700 years prior to scientists being able to prove the source of the world’s precipitation.
  3. Proverbs 6:6-8 ““Go the ant, you sluggard, consider her ways and be wise, which, having no captain, overseer or ruler, provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.” Notice the fact that the writer Solomon refers to the worker ants in the feminine. Notice also the details about what the female ants do and how they work. It wasn’t until the 1700’s that scientists discovered that ALL worker ants are female and that the patterns of activity in this verse are accurate.
  4. Genesis 2:7 “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.”  We are told that we are made from the earth. This was written thousands of years ago. Chemists only discovered in the past few hundred years that we have 59 elements that make up our bodies. Every single one of them can be found in the elements of the earth.
  5. Isaiah 40:22 ““It is He (God) who sits above the circle of the earth.” This was written about 700BC. It wasn’t proven scientifically until 230BC.
  6. Job 26:7 ““He stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.”  Again this was written over 4000 years ago. Centuries before it was scientifically proven that the earth does indeed sit on nothing but empty space.

There are dozens more examples that could be given.  Again none of these in isolation proves anything. But as you start to take the evidences together, so far moral and science, you can see how a case for God is not only very credible but very likely.  As we get into more evidences the proof becomes even greater.

 

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To be continued…

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