Purpose of the Bible


The Bible was not written as a work of science nor was its purpose to describe the workings of the physical world. It was written to explain spiritual principles – the nature of mankind, the nature of God, and how people can have a personal relationship with God. However, when the Bible describes the physical world, it is accurate. The purpose of this page is to illustrate some of the remarkable examples of scientific principles described in the Bible hundreds to thousands of years before they were proved to be true by science. Following is a list of these phenomenons:

Cosmology/Astronomy

Time had a beginning… 2 Timothy 1:9, Titus 1:2, 1 Corinthians 2:72

The universe had a beginning… Genesis 1:1, 2:4, Isaiah 42:5, etc.3

The universe was created from the invisible… Hebrews 11:34

The dimensions of the universe were created… Romans 8:38-395

The universe is expanding… Job 9:8, Psalm 104:2, Isaiah 40:22, Isaiah 42:5, Isaiah 44:24, Isaiah 45:12, Isaiah 48:13, Isaiah 51:13, Jeremiah 10:12, Jeremiah 51:15, Zechariah 12:16

Creation of matter and energy has ended in the universe (refutes steady-state theory)… Genesis 2:3-47

The universe is winding down and will “wear out” (second law of thermodynamics ensures that the universe will run down due to “heat death”-maximum entropy)… Psalm 102:25-278

Describes the correct order of creation… Genesis 1 (see Day-Age Genesis One Interpretation)

Number of stars exceeds a billion… Genesis 22:17, Jeremiah 33:229

Every star is different… 1 Corinthians 15:4110

Pleiades and Orion as gravitationally bound star groups… Job 38:3111

Light is in motion… Job 38:19-2012

The earth is controlled by the heavens… Job 38:331

Earth is a sphere… Isaiah 40:2213 Job 26:1014

At any time, there is day and night on the Earth… Luke 17:34-3515

Earth is suspended in space… Job 26:716

Earth Sciences

Earth began as a water world. Formation of continents by tectonic activity described… Genesis 1:2-9, Psalm 104:6-9, Proverbs 3:19, Proverbs 8:27-29, Job 38:4-8, 2 Peter 3:517

Water cycle described… Ecclesiastes 1:7; Isaiah 55:10, Job 36:27-2818

Valleys exist on the bottom of the sea… 2 Samuel 22:1619

Vents exist on the bottom of the sea… Job 38:1620

Ocean currents in the sea… Psalm 8:821

Air has weight… Job 28:2522

Winds blow in circular paths… Ecclesiastes 1:623

Biology

The chemical nature of human life… Genesis 2:7, 3:1924

Life of creatures are in the blood… Leviticus 17:1125

The nature of infectious diseases… Leviticus 13:4626

Importance of sanitation to health…Numbers 19, Deuteronomy 23:12-13, Leviticus 7-927

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About Will Myers

I am an "Intelligent Design" writer who has the Christian faith. Part of my background is that I have a degree in physics, and have been inducted into the National Physics Honor Society. Sigma Pi Sigma, for life. My interest has lead me into metaphysics, farther into Christianity. Optimum metaphysics becomes religion.
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