In the long history of man's quest for
knowledge, scientific facts vary through the ages, but God's word
had always confirmed the truth.
- Science, it should be noted, is
anchored on human experience and knowledge and, therefore, is subject to
- The history of science clearly shows that
what is considered scientifically true today may not be so tomorrow.
- On the other hand, God's word is
the ultimate truth, the Bible rest on the unlimited power and wisdom of
the Almighty God.
The following are proof that as science
arrives at the ultimate truth, it will always be compatible with the Bible.
How dependable are the words of God written the in Bible?
The grass withereth, the
flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
(Isaiah 40:8, KJV)
God's word is truth not only for a
particular time, it does not change when circumstances do. God's word
How strong and powerful are God's words?
For truly, I say to you,
till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the
law until all is accomplished. (Matthew 5:18, RSV)
God's word is the ultimate truth.
What is written are surely bound to happen.
Did the Bible say that the earth is round or spherical in shape long before
Ferdinand Magellan circumnavigated the globe?
"When the Bible was
written it was universally believed that the world is flat. It was
argued that should one go too far toward the edge he would fall off. ....
Finally, Magellan and his men sailed around the earth and thus proved it to
be spherical in shape."
Dehoff, George, W. Why we believe in the Bible, 5th edition.
(Murfreesboro, Tennessee: Dehoff Publications, 1962) p.49
YES, the Bible said that more than
2000 years before Ferdinand Magellan and his men circumnavigated the globe
some time (1519-1522 AD) in the 16th century. It was already
pronounced by God through His prophet Isaiah, that the earth is round or
spherical in shape. In the book of Isaiah, which was written
between 745 and 680 B.C., this is recorded:
"It is he that
sitteth upon the circle of the earth", and the inhabitants thereof are
as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth
them out as a tent to dwell in: (Isaiah 40:22, KJV)
Did the Bible say that "nothing supports the earth" contrary to man's earlier
belief that the earth was held in place by poles, or by the neck or shoulder
Greeks and the Romans were the most advanced people of their time, yet they
believed that the earth was held in place by poles or by the neck of Atlas.
Others believed that Atlas had the earth on his shoulders,"
Dehoff, George, W. Why we believe in the Bible, 5th edition.
(Murfreesboro, Tennessee: Dehoff Publications, 1962) pp. 49-50
The ancient Greeks and Romans believed
in something which today would be considered absurd, if not funny.
But had they consulted the Bible, they would not have embraced such peculiar
concept of the earth. The Old Testament book of Job, which Bible
scholars have estimated to have been written between 600 and 400 B.C.
(New Bible Dictionary, p.598) has spoken of this
He stretches out the north
over empty space; he hangs the earth on nothing. . (Job 26:7,
YES, God had already stated
before-hand what man had discovered more than two thousand years latter,
that nothing supports the earth or that God had hang the earth upon nothing.
Did the Bible say that ''the stars cannot be counted" long before the
invention of the telescope when men discovered that the stars are really
believed that there were only a very few stars in the heavens. In 150
B.C. Hipparchus said that there were less than 3000. In A.D. 150
Ptolemy said there were no more than three thousand. . . . After the middle
ages and the invention of the telescope, men discovered that the stars are
innumerable." Dehoff, George, W. Why we
believe in the Bible, 5th edition. (Murfreesboro, Tennessee:
Dehoff Publications, 1962) p.56
Man need not wait for Galileo's invention
of the telescope in 1609 AD, for the Prophet Jeremiah declared sometime in
627 and 580 B.C. that the stars cannot be counted. The Bible states the
following in Jeremiah 33.22:
And as the stars cannot be
counted nor the sand upon the seashores measured, so the descendants of
David my servant and the line of the Levites who minister to me will be
The same verse in another version of the
As the host of [the stars
of] the heavens cannot be numbered nor the sand of the sea be measured,
so will I multiply the offspring of David My servant and the Levites who
minister to Me. (AMP)
The proof that God's word about the stars is
indeed the ultimate truth is depicted in an article titled "To see the Universe in a Grain of Taranaki Sand
by Glen Mackie [appeared in North and South magazine, May, 1999]
http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/~gmackie/billions.html. The following are excerpts
from the article:
Our Galaxy, has approximately 400 billion stars. Carl used this number in the
book based on his Cosmos television series and I'll stick with it. We define a
billion as 10 to the power 9, or 1 with 9 zeroes following it, ie.
1,000,000,000. Big. Is our Galaxy average? Well, it's a spiral, a little less
massive than our magnificent Local Group neighbour, Messier 31 in Andromeda. As
far as spirals go, it's probably close enough to average. The other galaxies
that exist in the universe, large ellipticals and smaller irregular galaxies,
tend to have more and less stars, respectively. I'll assume that, in terms of
star numbers, our Galaxy represents the average galaxy.
What is the total number of galaxies in the universe? Sagan assumed 100
billion. Is that still valid? Recently the Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
surveyed, to the faintest levels yet detected, a small area of sky.
Extrapolating from the number of galaxies detected by HST to that expected over
the whole sky, I calculate 130 billion galaxies, slightly larger than Sagan's
estimate. Then the number of stars in the universe is 400 billion x 130 billion,
or about 50,000 billion billion. A billion billion. That's
1,000,000,000,000,000,000. So, grasp the concept of a billion billion, then
think of 50 thousand of those. Easy!
Please note that the above figures are
based on estimates, further proving the biblical truth that
indeed the stars cannot be counted or numbered.