Why Do We Believe the Bible Is the Word of God? - The seventh reason
7. The seventh reason why I believe the Bible is exclusively the Word of God is because of its scientific accuracy.
There are many scientific facts recorded in the Bible.
1) The scientific fact concerning the shape of the earth.
When the Italian scientist Galileo announced his finding that the earth was round, the people revolted against him and considered him a blasphemer. He was thrown in prison for being a heretic, however, twenty centuries before Galileo, Isaiah the prophet wrote under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit:
“ Have ye not known? Have ye not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have ye not understood from the foundation of the earth? It is He that sitteth upon the circle of the earth” (Is. 40:21-22).
2) The scientific fact concerning the revolution of the earth around itself.
The prophet Job two thousand years B.C. said “He stretcheth out the north over an empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing” (Job 26:7).
The American Astronaut, James Erwin said: “The most wonderful thing I saw on my trip to the moon was seeing the earth like a globe floating in a vast space."
3) The scientific discovery of the science of meteorology concerning the water cycle.
The Lord questioned Job and said to him,
“Who has divided a channel for the overflowing water, or a path for the thunderbolt, to cause it to rain on a land where there is no one, a wilderness in which there is no man. To satisfy the desolate waste, and cause to spring forth the growth of tender grass?”(Job 38:25-27).
4) The scientific facts of the importance of the blood.
“For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the alter to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul” (Lev. 17:11).
5) The scientific fact of the atomic energy.
“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up” (2 Peter 3:9-11).
6) The scientific facts concerning genetics.
“Then God said , let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed , and the fruit tree that yield fruit after its kind, whose seed is in itself on the earth and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed after its kind" (Gen. 1:11-12)
7) The scientific fact about the effect of the moon
“The sun shall not smite you by day nor the moon by night” (Ps. 121:6).
8) The scientific Fact that the moon has no light in itself.
The prophet Job again said: Behold even the moon, and it shines not” (Job 25:5).
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