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Science And The Bible

I know this has been discussed to death, but I find this to be very interesting.

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


Science still has not caught up to where the Bible has been for over 4000 years. Carbon dating doesn't work: Carbon dating showed a 5 year old rock from a fresh lava flow to be over 12 million years old. Fossilization is only possible at a very rapid pace, usually less than a year or the material being fossilized would rot away, and this can be witnessed and has been scientifically observed in various caves and at hot springs around the world. No one saw the wold form 5 billion years ago, it is a theory based on things like fossilization and carbon dating, which have been proven false.
VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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Great post.

There are no errors in the Bible, that is a tired old argument that has been proven wrong on countless occasions. There are NO genuine gospels left out of the Bible, I posted a detailed story on the Bible not contradicting and another on false gnostic gospels. Feel free to read those stories and comment on them, but those discussions are irrelevant on this story.

Please don't make me list all the Bible's errors. (or even a few of them) I ask for consistency. What of all (100's?) of gospels NOT included in the bible? Was not the Bible's format and content determined by a handful of very human men hundreds of years after Christ?

Amen to all of that brother!