Did you know that the first bone of a large unknown reptile was discovered in 1822? It was discovered by Mary Ann Mantell and later named “Iguanodon” by her husband. As the years proceeded archaeologists found more and more bones and skeletons from these mysterious giant reptiles now known as dinosaurs. In 1822 I am sure the discovery was greeted with excitement by many Christians who had wondered about the dinosaurs described in the Bible. The (Book of Job perhaps written in 1400 BC) describes a brontosaurus (called behemoth in Job 40:15-24) and a fire-breathing sea dragon (called leviathan in Job chapter 41, Psalm 104:25,26 and Isaiah 27:1) in wonderful detail to match the work of any good archaeologist. The “scientific fact” that dinosaurs became extinct 60 million years ago may be greatly exaggerated.
Did you know that from earth we can see about 3000 stars and there is almost no difference between their appearance as we look at them with the unaided eye? The science of astronomy has done an amazing job of confirming what the Bible has taught about the heavens since around 1200 BC. The Bible tells us that the number of stars is compared to sand in the seas (Genesis 22:17, Jeremiah 33:22), and even more confusing for the ancient mind all those stars are different from one another (I Corinthians 15:41). Did you know that the Hubble telescope was pointed at a patch of empty sky the size of a grain of sand held at arm’s length over a period of ten days in 1996, and what they discovered was another universe of stars and galaxies we never knew existed, and every one of the stars in those pictures is different? Though told from a secular point of view, the videos on this project are truly astounding and worth watching, especially if you listen past the secular thoughts, and take in the sheer size and awesomeness of God’s creation which God revealed to us in the Bible 3000 years ago (on YouTube.com search “Hubble Ultra Deep Field” for an awesome experience of the universe).
Did you know that the fact that air has weight was proven scientifically about 300 years ago? The Bible tells us this in Job 28:25, “To establish a weight for the wind, and apportion the waters by measure.” It also describes global wind patterns that have only been understood for a few hundred years, but good Bible students knew they were there because they read Ecclesiastes 1:6, “The wind goes toward the south, and turns around to the north; The wind whirls about continually, and comes again on its circuit.”
The Bible is not a book of science, but it has lots of excellent science in it. Though secular scientists contend that many of their theories prove the Bible is full of problems, there is no scientific fact that is inconsistent with the Bible. For an even more thorough look at many examples of science and the Bible supporting each other see www.clarifyingchristianity.com/science.shtml. I think this is important because we can trust the Bible is God’s word to us for all time, it is true and accurate, and we need to know what it says if we are going to be truly wise.
Do you ever doubt the truth of scripture based on today’s popular news bite that is here today and gone tomorrow? Can you think of any examples of scientific facts that have actually stood the test of time and proved the Bible wrong? Can you think of any examples that have proved the Bible right? Can you imagine coming to a place of faith where you will stop listening to the doubters, skeptics, and cynics, and believe the Bible is true? What keeps you from affirming that if there is a part of the Bible that you don’t understand or seems inconsistent with modern thought that the problem is your lack of knowledge and not a problem with the scriptures?
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