My friends,the Bible is not a text-book on science (its theme is man's salvation from sin through Jesus Christ), but in it we do find incidental reference to various branches of science, and all that it says on these subjects is scientifically accurate. Although there are some who claim that the Bible is opposed to science, it proves itself to be the inspired Word of God because of its scientific wealth and accuracy. In fact, we could say that the Bible is pre-scientific; it anticipates scientific discoveries. These scientific references were made hundreds of years before they became known to man by discovery! We marvel at the accuracy with which Scripture presents these various subjects.
The word Science simply means Knowledge. I perfer to define it, as "Man's Observations of God's Creation". What is commonly called science is frequently nothing more than certain theories and conclusions based on man's limited and imperfect knowledge of God's perfect laws. All of man's theories of science do not always agree with the Bible. (1 Timothy 6:20).
If the Bible agreed with all the theories of science it could not possibly agree with true science. But when a "Truth" or fact has been discovered, we find the Bible, if it speaks on that subject, has already declared that truth. The world is interested in the origin of the universe and man. The idea is presently much discussed.
Thre are (3) verses in the Book of Genesis one that answer more satisfactorily the question people are asking than all the books written by men. "In the begining God created the heavens and the earth" (v.1). "And God said, Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind... and it was so" (v.24) "And God created man, in his own image.. male and female created he them" (v.27; cf: 2:7.
Now note, my friends, "He created Adam and Eve", NOT... Adam and Steve! (Homosexuality) is Sin. And God Hates Sin. For Sin separates Man from God, that leads to eternal destruction(Hell) forever, per His written Word. Christ also said "from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female" (Mark 10:6; cf. 1 Timothy 2:13). Man (DID NOT) evolve from lower animals. He is the "offspring of God" (Acts 17:28, 29); God is the Father of our spirits (Hebrews 12:9).
My friends,the theory of evolution pertaining to the origin of man is unscientific. It has never been proved, nor shall it ever be proven. Life does not come from non-life. The theory of evolution is nothing more than the "flat earth" syndrome of modern foolish man. It is embraced in spite of the evidence-not because of it. Too, the earth is not eternal; it was created. "For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is" (Exodus 20:11). "For every house is builded by some one; but he that built all things is God" (Hebrews 3:4; cf 11:3).
My friends, as to the age of the earth, no one knows, or does the Bible say. The Almighty God, who could create Adam and Eve full-grown, could instantly create a full-grown bed of coal or minerals. "By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the "Breath" of His mouth.. For He spake, and it was Done! He commanded, and it stood fast." (Psalms 33:6,9).
My friends, no scientist can "prove" that this is Not True! For the Bible is clear and accurate, therefore, as to the origin of things; the majestic first chapter in the Book of Genesis contains the only "Authentic" account of creation. It is not a "Myth" or "Fable", as Some Foolish Man have claim, and still do, to this day. If it is, then how can any part of the Bible be trusted? Besides, who is to judge where myth begins, and where it ends? Or, what is "Truth" and what is error? One's view of the Bible is important; it determines his attitude toward its teachings.
For remember, my friends, man, for thousands of years, did not know that the earth was round; he believed it was flat. Yet Isaiah, seven centuries before the birth of Christ, spoke of God as: "He that sitteth above the circle of earth" (Isaiah 40:22). This was scientific "Foreknowledge". The patriarch Job, speaking of God, declared; "He stretcheth out the north over the empty space, and hangeth the earth upon nothing" (Job 26:7)
Today every school boy and girl in America knows that the earth is round, poised in space, hanging "Upon Nothing", and that astronauts have circled the earth and looked down upon it from their spaceships. And Not once, Thanked God,for what they were then seeing! His Creation! How sad is that?
We ask, how was it possible that the writers of the Bible described physical phenomena with such amazing accuracy? There is but one plausible explanation: He who planned and made the vast universe inspired the writers, and that which they recorded was not ancient wisdom but "Divine Revelation".
There is not one real scientific principle known that is in violation of, or contrary to, the Word of God. Nothing that any scientist knows today in any way contradicts any statement of the Bible. A true understanding of the Bible and correct understanding of the facts of science are always found to be harmonious. When one adds together all of the scientific evidence he is overwhelmed with the proof that the Bible must be, as it claims. A "Divine Book".
Miracles attest to the divinity of the Bible. Miracles were works of supernatural character such as could not be produced by natural agents or means. For example, when a blind man is healed by medicine, then it is by natural law; but when a blind man is healed instantly(as the blind man mentioned in John 9), then it is a miracle. The raising of Lazarus from the dead was a miracle (John 11). The miracles performed by Christ proved that His message was from God, so that men might believe Him. (John 3:2, 20:30, 31). Miracles were used to show that certain others, as the apostles, had divine power and spoke God's Word; their words were confirmed by "signs and wonders" (Hebrews 2:3, 4).
After the ascension of Christ , the apostles "went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word by the signs that followed" (Mark 16:20). Also, Moses proved by miracles before the children of Israel and Pharaoh that he had the Word of God (Exodus 4: 1-9, 29-31; Chapters 7-13).
Miracles were an indelible stamp of God's approval of His Word and of His messengers. The pretentions of men today to work "miracles" pale into insignificance when compared to the miracles of the Bible; which declares the only "lying wonders" (2 Thessalonians 2:9). However, infidels deny in vain the real miracles of the Word of God because they are a strong proof of its divine origin.
EXALTED MORAL AND ETHICAL TEACHING:
The Bible has given the finest teaching on morals and ethics the world has ever known. Scripture clearly teaches that the highest duty of man is to God his Creator. The duty man owes to others is also set forth, and the duty man owes to himself is defined.
The Bible demands the denial of "EVERY" vice, and the practice of "EVERY" virtue. The degree of enlightenment in the world is in exact ratio with the prevalence of those ethical principles, so clearly taught in the Scriptures. In the realm of law there is no higher code of ethics than that found in the Bible!
The Greeks and Romans never produced such moral and ethical teaching. Where shall we find a legal code that excels the "Mosaic Law" (Exodus 20)? Where did Moses get this law which surpasses the wisdom and philosophy of the most enlightened ages? Where did Jesus get the unparalleled moral teaching of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5, 6, 7) and the idea to fear God and to "Love thy neighbor as thyself" (Matt: 22:36-40), as well as the Golden rule (Matt: 7:12)? Where did the apostle Paul get the beautiful pslam on Christian love ( 1 Corinthians 13)?
It is impossible to account for the exalted qualities of this teaching on any other hypothesis than that the writers were under the special influence of God.
My friends, surly the Bible bears its own witness of its divine origin. Paul said: "The gospel which was preached by me.. is not after man" (Galatians: 1:11).
IS THE BIBLE FROM GOD OR MEN? (CONCLUSION)
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