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The Bible's Amazing Scientific Accuracy and Foresight
AlwaysBeReady.com ^ | unknown | Charlie H. Campbell

Posted on 12/11/2009 4:56:40 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege

Even though the Bible was completed 2,000 years ago, long before the invention of the microscope, the telescope, satellites, etc. it does not contain any scientific errors. This might be considered a miracle in itself. Without exception, every ancient religious writing has certain unscientific views of astronomy, medicine, hygiene, etc. The Qur’an says in Surah 18:86 that the sun sets in a muddy spring. Qur’an 18:86 “…when he reached the setting-place of the sun, he found it setting in a muddy spring” The only exception to these kinds of errors, among ancient religious writings, is the Bible.

Not only is the Bible free from scientific errors, it miraculously makes known numerous, accurate scientific facts about the universe thousands of years before modern scientists caught up. There are lots of them. For time’s sake I will give you a few quick examples.

A. The Sun

In contrast to the Qur’an, the Bible teaches that the sun is actually on a circuit through space. Writing of the sun in Psalm 19:6, David said, “Its rising is from one end of heaven, and its circuit to the other end.” For many years critics scoffed at this verse, claiming that it taught that the sun revolves around the earth. Scientists at that time thought the sun was stationary. However, it has been discovered in recent years that the sun is in fact on a circuit through space, just like the Bible says.

B. The Shape of the Earth

When the rest of the world believed the earth was flat, Isaiah declared that the world was round… Isaiah 40:22 “It is He who sits above the circle of the earth." The Hebrew word there for circle [“chuwg”] literally means “sphere.” When did Isaiah write these words? Between 740 and 680 B.C. That was at least 300 years before Aristotle suggested, in his book On the Heavens, that the earth might be a sphere. Other verses are Proverbs 8:27 and Job 26:10. More than 2,000 years later some people still believed that Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) was going to sail off the edge of a flat planet in 1492!

C. The Suspension of the Earth

Before Isaac Newton discovered gravity Hindus believed that the earth rested on the back of an elephant who stood on the back of a turtle that was swimming in a great endless sea. The Greeks believed that the mythical god Atlas carried the earth on his shoulders. What did the Bible say? In one of the oldest books in the Bible, Job said in Job 26:7, “He [God] hangs the earth on nothing.” Scientists did not discover that the earth hangs on nothing until 1650. ... (EXCERPT for more click the link!)


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The website page touches on evidence for the Bible based on

1) Fulfilled Prophecy 2) Archeological Discoveries 3) The Bible' Internal Consistencies 4) External Verification 5) The Bible's Amazing Scientific Accuracy and Foresight 6) The Manuscript Evidence 7) The Bible's Forthrightness About It's Author's and Hero's Failures 8) The Willingness of Jesus' Disciples to Suffer 9) The Bible's Transforming Power for Good 10) The Testimony of Jesus, the Son of God

1 posted on 12/11/2009 4:56:40 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

The Torah states that you are required not to harvest from your fruit trees for three years. This comports with modern tree management practices.

The army is also required to build latrines, and cover them when moving on. This comports with relatively modern sanitation practices.

Etc. A person could go on for quite some time showing how Torah is correct and was eventually supported by science.


2 posted on 12/11/2009 4:59:19 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (America, 1776 - 2009. R.I.P.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

bookmark


3 posted on 12/11/2009 5:00:52 PM PST by ElayneJ
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Let me know when they find the Periodic Table in there.


4 posted on 12/11/2009 5:03:13 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Moonman62

Again, the Bible is not a science textbook. You won’t find the human genome there either...It is not a science textbook, BUT IT IS SCIENTIFICALLY ACCURATE. That’s the point.

Here’s some more fun facts from Campbell:

D. The Stars

Before the telescope was invented, man was able to number the stars. The Greek astronomer and mathematician Hipparchus (190-120 B.C.) said there were exactly 1,026 stars. The astronomer, and mathematician Ptolemy said there were 1,056 stars. The German astronomer, Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), counted 1,006. The whole thought of the stars being uncountable was contrary to modern science until the invention of the telescope. When Galileo first pointed his telescope to the heavens in 1608, we discovered there were a lot more stars than anybody had ever imagined, just as Jeremiah had said:

Jeremiah 33:22 “The host of heaven [a reference to the stars] cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea measured.” Today, with the help of powerful telescopes and modern satellite photographs, scientists estimate the universe contains approximately 100 billion galaxies containing approximately 200 billion stars each. Carl Sagan (1934-1996), the world famous astronomer, said, “The total number of stars in the universe is greater than all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the planet Earth.” (Cosmos, p. 196). That is enough stars for every person alive on planet earth to personally own approximately 2 trillion stars each. Dr. Mark Eastman says, “Counting at a rate of ten stars per second it would take over 100 trillion years. Surely the host of heaven cannot be numbered!”

If you want more of these kinds of amazing scientific insights, check out: answersingenesis.org and icr.org

How did the authors of the Bible know that the stars were uncountable, that the earth was round and hangs on nothing? Were they taking lucky guesses? I don’t think so. Their flawless accuracy rules that out. The Bible says in 2 Peter 1:21 that “Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.” God, who knows all there is to know about the universe He created, superintended the writing of the Bible to make sure that what He wanted written, was written.


5 posted on 12/11/2009 5:04:46 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: Uncle Miltie

Too bad we didn’t stick to that rule on seven-year mortgages!


6 posted on 12/11/2009 5:05:40 PM PST by fightinJAG (Mr. President: Why did you appoint a bunch of Communists to your Administration?)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

I think the Bible got Pi wrong.


7 posted on 12/11/2009 5:12:47 PM PST by donmeaker (Invicto)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
Writing of the sun in Psalm 19:6, David said, “Its rising is from one end of heaven, and its circuit to the other end.” For many years critics scoffed at this verse, claiming that it taught that the sun revolves around the earth. Scientists at that time thought the sun was stationary. However, it has been discovered in recent years that the sun is in fact on a circuit through space, just like the Bible says.

Why no mention of the galaxy through which the Sun makes it's circuit? It's these twisted and dishonest interpretations of the Bible that make religion look bad.

8 posted on 12/11/2009 5:13:37 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Moonman62

oops. I forgot to copy paste this part (should answer your question)

D. The Stars

Before the telescope was invented, man was able to number the stars. The Greek astronomer and mathematician Hipparchus (190-120 B.C.) said there were exactly 1,026 stars. The astronomer, and mathematician Ptolemy said there were 1,056 stars. The German astronomer, Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), counted 1,006. The whole thought of the stars being uncountable was contrary to modern science until the invention of the telescope. When Galileo first pointed his telescope to the heavens in 1608, we discovered there were a lot more stars than anybody had ever imagined, just as Jeremiah had said:

Jeremiah 33:22 “The host of heaven [a reference to the stars] cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea measured.” Today, with the help of powerful telescopes and modern satellite photographs, scientists estimate the universe contains approximately 100 billion galaxies containing approximately 200 billion stars each. Carl Sagan (1934-1996), the world famous astronomer, said, “The total number of stars in the universe is greater than all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the planet Earth.” (Cosmos, p. 196). That is enough stars for every person alive on planet earth to personally own approximately 2 trillion stars each. Dr. Mark Eastman says, “Counting at a rate of ten stars per second it would take over 100 trillion years. Surely the host of heaven cannot be numbered!”


9 posted on 12/11/2009 5:16:18 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: Moonman62
Why no mention of the galaxy through which the Sun makes it's circuit?

If your science is as good as your grammar, you're in trouble.
10 posted on 12/11/2009 5:16:21 PM PST by aruanan
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Trusting in God and His Word has NEVER steered me wrong.


11 posted on 12/11/2009 5:17:30 PM PST by GoDuke
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

oh my, I just saw that I already responded to you twice with that...sorry, sorry everyone for the over-pasting of information.


12 posted on 12/11/2009 5:18:01 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Thank you for posting. I needed that today.


13 posted on 12/11/2009 5:21:14 PM PST by The Black Knight (What would John Rambo do?)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

No. It doesn’t answer the question.


14 posted on 12/11/2009 5:23:48 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: The Black Knight
The Black Knight, Be sure to click the link to the website for more information on all the other numerous ways to validate the Bible and its claims :)! The GOD of the Bible is REAL and ALIVE and it is not just on FAITH that we can believe His Word and the amazing promises made through CHRIST (The WORD made Flesh!)... We can trust the Bible based on logic, reason, and actual *EVIDENCE.*
15 posted on 12/11/2009 5:24:12 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: aruanan

You must be a lot of fun at parties.


16 posted on 12/11/2009 5:26:25 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Moonman62

fair enough. and as i said before: the Bible does not contain the Periodic Table nor does it have a sketch of the human anatomy or a detailing of the human genome. It’s not meant to be a science journal, but it’s meant to reveal Jesus Christ, save your soul, prepare you for eternity, and allow you to have a relationship with the Creator of the Universe.

However it is not just on those few scientific statements that I trust the Bible—but archeological, historical, and literary evidence. Click the original link and check it out. If you don’t agree, then you don’t. But at least it’s some food for thought. :)

Thank you for your response!


17 posted on 12/11/2009 5:27:21 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: Moonman62

I think the bible was right on much of the science of the day. After all disciplines like astronomy are as old as man and nearly as varied as the races.

On the other hand there are a great many scientific areas that are unmentioned. Things like orbital mechanics would have had no place in the world of man 5000 years ago.


18 posted on 12/11/2009 5:30:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: donmeaker

>I think the Bible got Pi wrong.

Scientifically accurate and mathematically accurate are two different things. It would be scientifically accurate to say that the Earth circles the sun; mathematically though it is not a circle, but an ellipse. (A circle would have an eccentricity of zero, instead it is about 0.01671... which is pretty close to zero.)

Now, as to Pi, the question I have for you is how would you describe Pi in a world of natural numbers? Three, there is no closer answer. And in many cultures that’s all that was used, even as recently as the Vikings.

So, in conclusion:
Mathematics is not [the same as] Science, it is actually far stricter.


19 posted on 12/11/2009 5:40:03 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
Very good, thanks for posting! Merry Christmas
20 posted on 12/11/2009 5:40:21 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm blessed! I support Marco Rubio 2010)
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