Laws of Physics and The Bible

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
man’s.

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,
meteors etc.

Examples include:
• 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.

Cloud Balancing.

“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
eye?
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
circulation.

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.

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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.

CONCLUSION:
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.

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Scientific Facts in the Bible

There are mountains rising up from the bottom of the ocean floor

Jonah 2:5-6. The waters surrounded me, even to my soul; the deep closed around me…I went down to the base of the mountains…

There are valleys in the oceans

Psalm 18: 15. The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare…

There are springs at the bottom of the oceans

Job: 38:16. God asks Job: Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked the recesses [valleys] of the deep?

Genesis 7: 11. …on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up…

Until recently, scientists believed that the ocean bottom was sandy and saucer shaped. We did not learn about mountains in the seas until after World War II, when scientists began plotting sections of the ocean floor with sonar. Now we know there are numerous mountains in the oceans. There is a 10,000 mile long mountain range, the longest in the world, going down the middle of the Atlantic Ocean called the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It even goes around the tip of Africa into the Indian Ocean. Also, after WWII, scientists discovered valleys and canyons on the ocean floor. We call them trenches, such as the Marianas Trench and the Puerto Rico Trench. When scientists developed the deep water bathyscaphe submersibles, such as the Trieste, scientists were able to descend down into these trenches. (The deepest parts of the oceans are about 12,000 feet, but the Marianas Trench is 35,800 feet deep. If Mount Everest (29,040 feet) were dropped into this trench, there would still be a mile from the top of the mountain to the surface of the ocean). And while these submersibles were exploring other sections of the ocean bottom, they discovered an amazing phenomenon – springs on the ocean floor! In the early 1970’s, deep-sea submersibles, the most famous being Alvin, explored the deep sea hot springs for the first time in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/exploring.html

The water cycle explained

Amos 9: 6. The Lord God of hosts…who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the face of the earth – the Lord is His name.

Job 36: 26-28. Behold, God is great … for He draws up drops of water, which distill as rain from the mist, which the clouds drop down and pour abundantly on man.

In the 16th century, the water cycle, or hydrological cycle, was discovered by Bernard Palissy and Leonardo da Vinci independently of each other: the sun heats the water in the lakes and oceans – water vapor rises to form clouds – the clouds drift over the land and release the water as rain to the earth where streams and rivers return the water to the lakes and oceans. Thus, as meteorologists explain, the hydrological cycle for water distribution consists of evaporation, condensation, atmospheric transportation, and precipitation. God inspired his prophet Amos to know this in 700 B.C. — 2200 plus years before Palissy and da Vinci. It is believed that either Solomon or Moses wrote the book of Job, so their inspiration was 300 to 700 years earlier than Amos.

The earth hangs in space
Job 26: 7. In expressing God’s majesty, Job declares that God hangs the earth upon nothing. 

Job lived approximately 1500 B.C., at a time when the Hindus thought the earth was carried on the backs of animals. A thousand years later, the Greeks believed the earth was carried on the shoulders of a giant named Atlas.

The earth rotates on its axis

Luke 17: 34-36 (New Testament). Jesus said the following concerning His sudden appearing in the last days: I tell you, in that night there will be two people in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left. Two women will be grinding grain together: the one will be taken and the other left. Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.

Jesus says that when He comes again, suddenly, in a moment of time, there will be people sleeping at night and others working in the daytime. The only way such a thing could happen is if a round earth is revolving in a heliocentric solar system — so that at any given moment, there is day and night simultaneously. In saying this, Jesus anticipates the 16th and 17th century discoveries of Copernicus and Galileo. (This could be the Rapture of the church or a picture of people being taken to judgment).

Light can be divided

Job 38:24. God asks Job, By what way is light divided?
In the 17th century, Isaac Newton showed that white light can be divided into the seven colors by doing several experiments with prisms. Prior to that, people thought that the prisms added color to the light. But God told the writer of the book of Job that light could be divided at least 2600 years before Newton.

The universe had a beginning
Genesis 1:1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Einstein believed the conventional scientific theory of his day that the universe was static and eternal with no beginning, but his equations showed it was expanding, indicating it had a beginning. When Edwin Hubble invited him on January 29, 1931 to look through the 100 inch telescope on the Wilson Observatory in Pasadena, California, Einstein clearly saw what Hubble had been saying – that the galaxies were rapidly moving away from our galaxy and from each other, and by regressing them, it was clearly evident that they would return to a starting point. After looking through the telescope, Einstein is quoted as saying: “I now believe the universe had a beginning.”

The universe is expanding
Isaiah 40:22. In extolling God, the prophet says, It is He who sits above the circle of the earth…who stretches out the heavens like a canopy… 

This is a very interesting verse in that two Hebrew verbs are used. The literal translation is that God has stretched out the heavens and is continuing to stretch them out. This finished and ongoing description is precisely what modern science believes about the beginning and continuous expansion of the cosmos.

http://www.reasons.org/articles/big-bang—the-bible-taught-it-first

This verse also indicates that the earth is round, although the Hebrew word used here, chuwg, does not also convey “sphere” as a meaning, thus weakening it as a scientific statement.

The stars in the universe are too numerous to be counted

Jeremiah 33:22. God tells Jeremiah: …the host of the heaven cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea measured…

This was probably considered a mistake in ancient times, as pre-telescope people believed they could count the stars, and early astronomers did. Ptolemy counted 1,056; Tycho Brahe counted 777; and Johannes Kepler counted 1,005. Modern astronomers with high-powered telescopes estimate the number of stars as at least 1026 — or a hundred-million-billion-billion stars — which reflects the same order of magnitude as the grains of sand on the earth. If you could count 10 stars a second, it would take at least a thousand-million-billion years to count them all. The stars truly cannot be numbered by humans as God informs the prophet with this bit of supernatural information. But God is so great that: He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name (Psalm 147:4).

Earth’s early atmosphere contained large amounts of water vapor
Genesis 1:6. Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water. So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. Geologists now believe that earth’s early atmosphere contained large amounts of water vapor: http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/5b.html

The continents originally formed a large, single land mass
Genesis 1:9. Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. Many scientists now believe the continents were originally all connected together. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,840974,00.html

Global warming predicted
Revelation 16: 9 – 12. (New Testament) And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God… the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. Although there is controversy as to whether and to the degree the cause is man-made, most scientists agree that the climate is getting warmer. The Bible says that in the end times it will increase so much that the Euphrates River dries up. The kings of the east will then be able to march overland to the battle of Armageddon. The link below discusses a New York Times front page article which includes pictures of the Euphrates already drying up and even connects it to the apocalyptic prophecy in Revelation.

http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/euphrates-river-drying-up-new-york-times-notes-propheticimplications/

The Second Law of Thermodynamics stated
Psalm 102:26. All the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish but you will endure; yes, they will grow old like a garment…
Romans 8:21. Creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of decay into the glorious liberty of the children of God. (This will happen when Christ returns).
The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that all matter and energy in the universe is increasing in entropy (decay and dissipation). This is one of the most fundamental and tested of all laws of physics and is absolute as far as we can tell in the observable universe. God revealed it to the Psalmist and the Apostle Paul thousands of years ago.

In the last days, travel and knowledge will increase
Daniel 12:4 …seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase. 

Although this has always been the case throughout history to some degree, the acceleration of each is uniquely descriptive of our generation.

Radio signals predicted?
Job 38:35. God asks Job: Can you send out lightnings, that they may go, and say to you, “Here we are?”
Lightning is a radio wave pulse called a sferic. Radio waves are part of the electromagnetic spectrum that carries voice to radio and cell phone receivers

Nuclear war
Zechariah 14:12. During the battle of Armageddon, the soldiers who attack Jerusalem will suffer as follows: …their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths.
In a thermonuclear blast, this is what happens. Men’s flesh will vaporize before their skeletons hit the ground. It is believed that Israel possesses the neutron bomb. This is a fusion bomb that destroys living flesh with a powerful burst of radiation, but does not harm trees, buildings, etc. (In other words, there is no uranium 235 outer casing to provide a secondary fission blast). The radiation dissipates rapidly and the country’s infrastructure is left intact. This is a tactical nuclear weapon that literally vaporizes all living things within its kill zone.
Revelation 6: 3-8. (New Testament) Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword. The second horseman of the apocalypse is on a red horse bringing war to the earth. Soon ¼ of the population of the earth is dead. Down through the centuries people wondered what the “great sword” could be that would cause such destruction. But the people of our generation know the answer – the nuclear bomb.

Satellite TV predicted
Revelation 11:9. (New Testament) Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves. And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another…
Even 50 years ago, such a thing was impossible. People throughout the centuries mocked the Bible because of this statement. Yet now, with Satellite TV and internet streaming to computers and even i Phones, people all over the world can see the same thing at the same time.

Continued in the next post…

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Scientific Proof of the Bible

The Bible is estimated to have been written between 1450 B.C. and 95 A.D. This chart shows scientific facts and principles referred to in this ancient Bible, but not actually discovered by humankind until later centuries. Dead sea scrolls, historical documentation, and word of mouth all confirm the authenticity of the Bible and when it was created. Since people had no official knowledge of these scientific facts until more than a thousand years after the Bible was written, is this scientific proof that the Bible was inspired by God?

Scientific Fact or Principle Bible reference

Date of discovery by man

Both man and woman possess the seed of life Genesis 3:15 17th Century
There is a place void of stars in the North Job 26:7 19th Century
Earth is held in place by invisible forces Job 26:7 1650
Taxonomic classification of matter Genesis 1 1735
The Earth is round Isaiah 40:22 15th Century
Certain animals carry diseases harmful to man Leviticus 11 16th Century
Early diagnosis of leprosy Leviticus 13 17th Century
Quarantine for disease control Leviticus 13 17th Century
Blood of animals carries diseases Leviticus 17 17th Century
Blood is necessary for life Leviticus 17:11 19th Century
Oceans have natural paths in them Psalms 8:8 1854
Earth was in nebular form initially Genesis 1:2 1911
Most seaworthy ship design ratio is 30:5:3 Genesis 6 1860
Light is a particle and has mass (a photon) Job 38:19 1932
Radio astronomy (stars give off signals) Job 38:7 1945
Oceans contain fresh water springs Job 38:16 1920
Snow has material value Job 38:22 1905, 1966
Infinite number of stars exist Genesis 15:5 1940
Dust is important to survival Isaiah 40:12 1935
Hubert Spencer’s scientific principles Genesis 1 1820
Air has weight Job 28:25 16th Century
Light can be split up into component colors Job 38:24 1650
Matter is made up of invisible particles Romans 1:20 20th Century
Plants use sunlight to manufacture food Job 8:16 1920
Arcturus and other stars move through space Job 38:32 19th Century
Water cycle Ecclesiastes 1:7 17th Century
Life originated in the sea Genesis 1 19th Century
Lightning and thunder are related Job 38:25 19th Century
Man was the last animal created Genesis 1 15th Century
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