Presentation on theme: "GOD was the FIRST to know!. That numerous truths about our world were written in the Bible hundreds or even thousands of years before science “discovered”"— Presentation transcript:
GOD was the FIRST to know!
That numerous truths about our world were written in the Bible hundreds or even thousands of years before science “discovered” them.
► It wasn’t until around the time of Christopher Columbus ( ) that science established that the earth was spherical and hung in space. The prophet Isaiah wrote in about 700 BC that: GOD “SITS ABOVE THE CIRCLE OF THE EARTH” Isaiah 40:22
► About 3,000 years before Columbus, it was written in the book of Job that: God “stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.” Job 26:7 Luke 17:34-36 ► Also, when Jesus spoke of His Second Coming, He referred to a night scene (men sleeping), a morning scene (women grinding), and a midday scene (workers in the field) happening simultaneously (Luke 17:34-36). This, of course, is an indirect reference to a spherical earth.
► Galileo ( ) was the first to “discover” that the number of stars is uncountable – a fact that has been clearly established by modern scientists, who now estimate the number of stars in the “billions and billions” Johannes Kepler counted The Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe counted 777. The Greek astronomer Ptolemy had said there were Johannes Kepler counted The Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe counted 777. The Greek astronomer Ptolemy had said there were Twenty two centuries before Galileo, the prophet Jeremiah said: “The host of heaven cannot be numbered” Jeremiah 33:22
► In 1643, with the invention of the barometer, Evangelista Torricelli discovered a way to measure the atmospheric air pressure and thereby proved that air has weight. In what is believed to be the oldest book in the Bible, Job is quoted as saying that: God “ establishes weight for the wind” Job 28:25
► Jet streams – the strong permanent high- altitude wind currents that have a major bearing on weather systems – were discovered by science in the 19 th century. Nearly 3,000 years earlier, King Solomon wrote: “The wind goes toward the south, and turns to the north; the wind whirls about continually, and comes again on it’s circuit.” Ecclesiastes 1:6
► The Bible also described the water cycle many centuries before it was clearly delineated by science. “He (God) draws up drops of water, which distill as rain from the mist, which the clouds drop down and pour abundantly on man.” “All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full; to the place from which the rivers come, there they return again.” Ecclesiastes 1:7 Job 36:27-28
The true relationship between science and the Bible is perhaps best summed up in the words of British astronomer John Herschel ( ): “ All human discovery seems to be made only for the purpose of confirming more and more strongly the truth contained in the Sacred Scriptures.”
All the knowledge in the world cannot take the place of a life full of purpose, peace of mind, love, and happiness. You can have all this and more in your life by getting to know the Creator of all things and His Son, Jesus. To receive Him into your heart just repeat this simple prayer: “Dear Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God and my Savior. I need Your love to cleanse me from my mistakes and wrongdoings. I need your light to drive away all darkness. I need your peace to fill and satisfy my heart. I now open the door of my heart and ask You to please come into my life and give me your gift of eternal life. Amen” PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO OTHERS! PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO OTHERS!