"The key to understanding the Bible is to look for Jesus in the Bible. Jesus is the hero of the Bible. If you read the Bible and don't find Jesus, re-read it! The Bible has one hero, His name is Jesus; one villain, that is Satan; one problem, that is sin; one solution, that is salvation. That is what the Bible is all about." -Dr. Adrian Rogers

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Proof of the Reality of God: Day 1

The truth of the Bible is not only revealed to those who believe, but it is also one hundred percent historically and scientifically accurate. This is the main area that we will be focusing on over the next few days. I need to confess something to you, though. The following Bible truths will not be coming directly from me. I have a devotional book written by Adrian Rogers that explains this area very well. I like the way that he explained it, so I decided that I would copy it word for word, as Adrian Rogers wrote it. This particular devotional is entitled What Every Christian Ought to Know. I hope that is not too disappointing for you to hear.

Day 1
He stretches the northern skies over empty space;
He hangs the earth on nothing.
Job 26:7

Ancient cultures did not always know that the Earth was suspended in space. The ancient Egyptians believed it was supported by pillars. The ancient Greeks thought it was carried by Atlas. The Hindus held that it was resting on the backs of gigantic elephants, who were standing on a tortoise, who was standing on a coiled serpent swimming in a cosmic sea.

So how did Job—whose book that bears his name is perhaps the oldest piece of literature known to man—understand that the Earth is hanging “on nothing”? He could only have known through divine inspiration.


  1. @Tommy,

    > The truth of the Bible is not only revealed to
    > those who believe, but it is also one hundred
    > percent historically and scientifically
    > accurate

    That is a huge affirmation. One hundred percent historically and scientifically accurate means that ANY error would demonstrate you are WRONG. Actually, not you, but that the Bible is wrong, therefore is not inerrant.

    Well, I could play the card of saying that there is NO proof in the physical world of a global flood, and geology has demonstrated not only there is no flood but a pretty old earth, or also I could mention evolution theory is a scientific fact and goes absolutely against a God creation in 6 days. BTW, as geology shows there is no flood, you can't explain (scientifically) why dinosaurs are extinct using the Bible, and no matter of what Bible quote you could use, it is a fact that there is NO A CASE of finding a rabbit buried side by side with a dinosaur, something that contradicts the Bible, but it is actually a proof for evolution.

    But I could avoid using THOSE proofs. Lets take a look at the Bible and look to some funny "scientific" claims WRITTEN there, by God or under God scientific advise:

    Ups, I looked at Google and I love to send you to the real links, but RuleNo2 of this blog forbids me to do so, so I will just cut & paste here:

    The value of p (pi)

    The mathematical number p is the ratio of a circle's diameter to its circumference. The value of p truncated at 10 digits is 3.141592653. The bible itself gives us a different value of p.

    "Then he made the molten sea; it was round, ten cubits from brim to brim, and five cubits high. A line of thirty cubits would encircle it completely." 1 Kings 7:23

    A circle with a diameter of 10 units should have a circumference of 31.4 units not 30. There is some controversy over this. Some may take it as God being powerful enough to change the value of p, while the other end of the scale some believe it is clearly an approximation; indeed, both figures of 10 cubit diameter, 30 cubit circumference and p of 3 are correct to 1 significant figure.

    In the field of medicine, the Bible says in the book of Leveticus, Ch. No.14, Verse No.49 to 53 - it gives a novel way for disinfecting a house from plague of leprosy… disinfecting a house from plague of leprosy. It says that… ‘Take two birds, kill one bird, take wood, scale it - and the other living bird, dip it in water… and under running water - later on sprinkle the house 7 times with it. Sprinkle the house with blood to disinfect against plague of leprosy? You know blood is a good media of germs, bacteria, as well as toxins! Unscientific!

    The Bible (God) says the Jews weren't allowed to eat hares (rabbits) because rabbits "chew cud".

    Since says Hares (rabbits) don't chew cud. So, which is correct?

    God and the cud chewing rabbit


    science and the non-cud chewing rabbit?

    Hares (rabbits) do not chew cud.

    Lev 11:6 And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he [is] unclean unto you.

    Deu 14:7 Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; [as] the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; [therefore] they [are] unclean unto you.

  2. [Bible scientific errors - CONTINUES]

    Deuteronomy 14:11-18 (NIV)

    11 You may eat any clean bird. 12 But these you may not eat: the eagle, the vulture, the black vulture, 13 the red kite, the black kite, any kind of falcon, 14 any kind of raven, 15 the horned owl, the screech owl, the gull, any kind of hawk, 16 the little owl, the great owl, the white owl, 17 the desert owl, the osprey, the cormorant, 18 the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe and the bat.

    So, for the Bible (or God?) bats are birds... God creates every animal, but he was ignorant that bats were actually a mammal.

    The Genesis writer's genetic knowledge was no better than his understanding of astronomy. In chapter 30, he told of Jacob's scheme to increase his wealth while he was still in the employ of his father-in-law Laban. The two had reached an agreement whereby Jacob would be given all striped, spotted, and speckled lambs and kids subsequently born in Laban's flocks. Laban then removed all the striped, spotted, and speckled animals from his flocks and put them in his sons' care at a three-day distance from the flock Jacob attended. Not to be outsmarted, Jacob devised a plan:

    Then Jacob took fresh rods of poplar and almond and plane, and peeled white streaks in them, exposing the white of the rods. He set the rods that he had peeled in front of the flocks in the troughs, that is, the watering places, where the flocks came to drink. And since they bred when they came to drink, the flocks bred in front of the rods, and so the flocks produced young that were striped, speckled, and spotted (30:37-39, NRSV).

    The editors of The New American Bible were reputable enough to affix a frankly honest footnote to this passage:

    "Jacob's stratagem was based on the widespread notion among simple people that visual stimuli can have prenatal effects on the offspring of breeding animals. Thus, the rods on which Jacob had whittled stripes or bands or chevron marks were thought to cause the female goats that looked at them to bear kids with lighter-colored marks on their dark hair, while the gray ewes were thought to bear lambs with dark marks on them simply by visual crossbreeding with the dark goats."

    We know today that the color characteristics of animals is purely a matter of genetics, so a modern, scientifically-educated person would never write anything as obviously superstitious as this tale of Jacob's prosperity. The Genesis writer(s), however, knew nothing about the science of genetics, so to him the story undoubtedly made good sense.

    One thing the Bible definitely is not is inerrant in matters of science.

    Be sure to watch out for those "other flying creeping things which have four feet." Some birds have four feet? Some insects? (Leviticus 11:20-21)


    If there is a God, there is one thing we know for sure about him: He really likes insects (particularly beetles). There are more species of insects, by far, than all other species of life on earth. As JBS Haldane said, “he has an inordinate fondness for beetles.” Yet insects are said to have four legs in Leviticus 11:22-23.


    Unicorns have never existed, yet they are said to in Deuteronomy 33:17.


    That are a quick sample of errors I found just asking Google. Google "Bible scientific errors" and try fix them BEFORE to say Bible is 100% scientific accurate.

    And I even not mentioned the historic errors it contains...

    So if that is one of your "absolute proofs" that Bible is true you already failed, Tommy. Sorry.

  3. And BTW:

    > He stretches the northern skies over empty
    > space; He hangs the earth on nothing.
    > Job 26:7

    We DO know that the skies are mainly empty, but it is FAR-FAR-FAR from being empty... or why do you think scientist are afraid of comets and asteroid hitting the planet? And when you start checking all the HUGE thinks that ARE PHYSICALLY "in the sky": HOW DO YOU DARE to say that "empty space" is an accurate scientific explanation, ignoring the HUGE STELLAR objects that fill the firmament!

    And, does the earth hang on nothing? NOOOOOOO earth is pulled by the sun by a force called GRAVITY. If you think gravity is NOTHING, please make this experiment: climb a high building and jump from the roof. While you are falling, try to think what gravity is. Hint: do it quickly before you get starred over the ground.

    And if sun simply dissapears (pluf!) then earth will continue floating in the space in a rectilinear movement according to Newton movements laws. Hanging on what?!

    So, you could say that Job's quote is scientifically accurate just lossy interpreting that quote as "scientific", but when you really try to check if that description is scientifically accurate, your "100% accuracy" rest only on your willing to say it, but not in the facts of the reality.


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