Whenever the Bible makes a scientific statement, it is always proven correct after man has
discovered all the relevant facts. In the Library of the Louvre in Paris there are 3.5 miles of obsolete science books on the shelves. In 1861 the French Academy of Science published
a list of 51 “scientific facts” which supposedly contradicted the Bible. Today all 51 of these
“facts” are unacceptable to modern scientists.
The Bible on the other hand contains no scientific errors in its 66 books.
Key: The Bible contains scientific information that was not known by man at the time of
writing. In many cases it was only discovered recently.
Question: How did the Bible possess knowledge not yet discovered by man?
Answer: God authored the Bible, and revealed information not yet known to man, so that
the world would know that the Bible is God’s Word, coming from a mind much greater than
Laws of Physics control matter, energy and motion.
God asked Job: “Knowest thou the ordinances (laws) of heaven?” Job 38:33. Ordinances
are physical laws that govern the movement of heavenly bodies, stars, planets, comets,
• Keplar’s laws of equal areas of orbits
• Solar Physics
• Newton’s law of universal gravitation
• Quantum mechanics
• Newton’s three laws of motion
• Radioactive decay
• The first and second laws of thermodynamics
• Sub atomic particle laws
• Laws governing blackholes, quasars, pulsars etc.
The more that man learns about science, the more he realizes that there is to learn.
Question: How did the Bible know that science operates on laws in 1500 BC?
Answer: God wrote it
The First Law of Thermodynamics states that no new matter or energy is being
created in the known universe; it is only being inter-converted from one form to another.
“On the seventh day God ended his work which He had made.” Genesis 2:2. Since God had ended his work on the seventh day, nothing can be created nor be destroyed by the Humans but only chance is it can be transformed from one form to another. This is what the law states.
The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that the disorder of the universe is
increasing. Systems are running from a high to a low state of energy.
“They (the earth and heavens) all shall wax old as doth a garment. And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same,and thy years shall not fail.” Hebrews 1:11,12. Scientists admit that with all the energy that the sun burns up, it must become cold one day in the distant future. The same must happen to all stars. This is called the “heat death of the universe.” Without solar heat, life on earth could not exist. Thankfully Jesus Christ is going to remake this universe into a perfect state at the end of the Millennium.
“Dost thou know the balancing of the clouds?” Job 37:16.
Clouds are floating in the air, balanced by two forces: gravity pulling them downwards, and
warm air pushing them upwards. How did Job know about this in 1500 BC? God told him.
Very Great Number of Stars.
“As the host of heaven cannot be numbered.” Jeremiah 33:22 in 590 BC.
“He (God) telleth the number of stars; he calleth them all by their names.” Psalm 147:4.
Ptolemy in 150AD dogmatically said that 1056 stars existed. Scientists now estimate that there are around 1011 x 1011 = 1022 stars, and this is only a guess.
The Height of Stars.
“Behold the height of the stars, how high they are.” Job 22:12.
Man did not realise how high and far the stars are until Bessel in 1838 measured the distances of stars using the parallax method. Alpha Centauri, earth’s nearest star is 4 x
1013 kms (40,000 billion kms) away. It would take you 10 million years to get there if you
could travel there in your motorcar at 100 km per hour.
Pleiades Constellation is a Bound cluster, not breaking up.
“Canst thou bind the sweet influences (cluster) of Pleiades?” Job 38:31.
In 1520 BC, God said that the Pleiades star cluster is bound together in a highly stable group. Today using high-powered telescopes, this has been shown to be true. It is a bound cluster of about 500 stars, 50 light years across and 410 light years away from earth. The individual stars cannot overcome the “chains” of gravity and allow them to break away from the cluster. The cluster is not expanding, nor breaking up, but is bound together. This situation is very uncommon as the reverse is usually true of all open or galactic clusters. Also, photographs reveal that some of it’s stars are veiled in a faint transparent blue haze of gas and dust, which beautifully reflect the glory of the stars in the cluster with their various colours. The cluster is indeed “sweet” in colour as God said in Job 38:31.
Question: How did the Bible know these two details, which are not observable to the naked
Answer: The a ll-knowing God Who created the stars, authored the Bible.
Orion’s Bands are loosed.
“Canst thou loose the bands of Orion?” Job 38:31
The constellation of Orion is a star system that is steadily expanding outwards. The
gravitational “bands” holding the constellation together have indeed been loosed, just as
God told Job. Orion is 350 light years across and 1600 light years from earth. This
expansion is not observable to the naked eye.
Question: How could the Bible tell the difference between two star systems in 1600 BC,
Pleiades being bound and Orion being loosed?
Answer: God authored the Bible. “Canst thou bind the sweet influences (cluster) of
Pleiades or loose the bands of Orion?” Job 38:31. God can and has done it.
The Sun is the Source of the Earth’s Wind Systems.
“By what way is the light parted, which scatters the east wind upon the earth?” Job 38:24.
Wind is caused by the uneven heating of the air around the earth by the sun. The sun also
heats the surface of the earth unevenly. Air above hot areas (such as land) expands and
rises. Air from cooler areas then flows in to take the place of heated air. This is called
Winds blow in Circuits.
“The wind goes toward the south, and turns about unto the north, it whirls about
continually and the wind turns again according to his circuits.” Ecclesiastes 1:6.
At the equator, the sun heats the air causing it to rise. In the upper atmosphere this air
flows away from the equator. When the air returns to the earth’s surface, it flows across the surface. This moving surface air produces the six belts of prevailing winds around the earth.
Winds have Weight and hence Air Pressure.
“To make the weight for the winds.” Job 28:25.
Galileo in 1600 AD noted that a suction pump would not raise water more than 34 feet.
Torricelli suggested that if air could support a column of water 34 feet high, then air should
support a column of mercury about 2.5 feet high, because mercury is 13 times as heavy as
water. Torricelli made a mercury barometer and proved that air has pressure and hence
weight as the Bible says. God revealed that air has weight 3200 years earlier.
Sea Paths or Ocean Currents.
“Whatsoever passes through the paths of the sea”. Psalm 8:8. “Paths” in Hebrew means
“customary roads.” Matthew Maury is the father of Oceanography. A statue of him exists
in Virginia with charts of the sea in one hand and a Bible in the other. Until Maury’s work
there were no charts of sailing lanes. One day during a temporary illness, his son read from
Psalm 8:8. Maury stopped him, asking him to read it again. Maury then said: “It is enough. If the Word of God says that there are paths in the sea, they must be there, and I am going to find them.” Within a few years he had charted the sea lanes and ocean currents.
Question: How did the Bible know about sea paths or ocean currents?
Answer: God wrote it.
Medical Sciences and the Bible
The Bloodstream Carries Life.
“The life of the flesh is in the blood.” Leviticus 17:11.
From 400 BC to 1900 AD, a procedure called “blood letting” was popular. Sick people had
blood drained from their bloodstream as a supposed therapeutic measure. It was
responsible for killing millions of people, such as George Washington. People thought that
blood carried disease instead of life. By draining the blood, the patient died of blood loss.
Now we give blood to some sick patients. The Bible was right again.
All Mankind came from One Woman.
“Adam called his wife’s name Eve: because she was the mother of all living.” Genesis 3:20.
DNA is found in every cell, in both the nucleus and the mitochondria (energy station).
Mitochondrial DNA is always and only inherited from the mother. Analysis of this DNA in
humans from all over the world shows unmistakably that all humans have inherited it from
one woman. This research was done by Wilson, Cann, and Stoneking from the University
of California, Berkeley.
(Creation Ex Nihilo, Vol.12, No.2, March 1990).
Diseases Caused by Pigs.
“And the swine…is unclean to you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat and their carcass shall ye not touch”. Leviticus 11:7,8.
Forbidding to eat pigs was because of:
• lack of refrigeration, and
• roasting pork over an open flame does not destroy the parasites.
Parasites are obtained by handling fresh pork.
Some diseases are caused by eating pork that is not properly cooked. For example,
Trichinosis larvae attach to the intestine when eaten. They then bore through the intestine
into the blood stream, and the larvae are carried to all parts of the body. They develop and
grow in a person’s striated muscle. Pork Tapeworm may feed off the intestine and grow to 12 foot long. It may be fatal in 10- 20 years. God, by forbidding people to eat or touch pork, shows His care for us.
Question: How did the Bible know about the dangers of pork in 1500 BC?
Answer: God wrote the Bible.
The Bible not only includes that which is scientifically correct, but also totally avoids that
which is scientific nonsense as found in the books of many other religions. For example,
the ancient Egyptians believed that the world was hatched from a great cosmic egg which
had wings. Because the Bible avoids scientific nonsense, and because the Bible contains scientific information that was not known until recently, we conclude that the all-knowing Creator God authored the Bible. This is a powerful argument to warrant our complete confidence in the Bible’s truth and reliability on every other issue of life.