Science in the Bible

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Despite a common belief that science and Scripture are at odds with each other, those of us who believe that God is the creator of this world also believe by extension that he is the creator of the science of this world. His Word, the Bible, backs up this belief. Many aspects of science are given in God’s word, showing that science and scripture are in harmony. It is only atheistic religion masquerading as science, such as evolution, that is contrary to scripture. But evolution is in the Bible, too. We’ll get to that shortly, but first, let’s look at some of the science in the Bible.

The science of hydrology (the study of the distribution of water): Ecclesiastes 1:7, “All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.” Isaiah 55:10, “For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater.”

Evaporation: Psalm 135:7, “He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.” Jeremiah 10:13, “When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.”

Condensation: Job 26:8, “He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.” Job 37:11, “Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud.”

Precipitation: Job 36:27-28, “For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof; which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.”

Oceanic Waves: Psalm 33:7, “He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap; he layeth up the depth in storehouses.”

Erosion: Job 14:19, “The waters wear the stones: thou washest away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man.”

The law of cause and effect: Job 4:8, “Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.” Galatians 6:7, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

The shape of the earth for years was considered to be flat, and apparently some people still believe that it is. But we find its true shape in Isaiah 40:22, “It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth…”

The first law of thermodynamics states (in layman’s terms) that energy cannot be created or destroyed; rather, the amount of energy lost in a steady process cannot be greater than the amount of energy gained. You can find this law in many texts, including: Ecclesiastes 1:9-10, “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? It hath been already of old time, which was before us.” Ecclesiastes 3:14-15, “I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.” Nehemiah 9:6, “Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.”

The second law of thermodynamics states that energy systems have a tendency to increase their entropy (the inevitable and steady deterioration of a system). This is the exact opposite of what evolutionists claim, because they assert that energy systems have increased and improved over time.

As I told you in the introduction, evolution is in the Bible. The catch is that it is not showing that evolution is correct, but rather predicting that people would choose to believe a lie like evolution. You’ll see this in 2 Peter 3:3-7. Peter tells us that scoffers in the last days will prefer to follow their own lusts rather than the word of God. They will say that things continue as always, and they are willingly ignorant of 1) the creation (“by the word of God the heavens were of old”), 2) the effects of the flood on the earth (“the earth standing out of the water and in the water”), and 3) judgment (“the day of judgment and perdition [destruction] of ungodly men”). Doesn’t that sound like an evolutionist to you? They deny that God created the earth and all that is in it, they don’t understand the effect of the earth having been under water for a period of time, and they deny that God will return to judge them.

Make no mistake about it: the Bible supports true science, but will never support a false science. Stay tuned for my next column, which will look at more science that supports Scripture.