Science and the Bible – Daily American Online

Posted By on September 22, 2021

Nancy Stoppe| The Daily American

Hebrews 11:3, By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God….

I dont know about you but I know very little about science and how things work. If we had science in school I dont remember it. We may have had book science but no hands on experiments. Either way, it was just something that I never really thought about.

Recently I bought a small book entitled Scientific Facts in the Bible. I picked it up more out of curiosity than the thought of actually learning anything but…I was surprised.

It appears that in the 1500s many people actually believed that the earth sat on a large animal or giant. Job 26:7 states, He (God) hangs the earth on nothing. In 1650 scientists did, in fact, discover that the earth hangs on absolutely nothing; floating freely under Gods control.

In Hebrews 11:3 (over 2,000 years ago) it was written that …the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. Lo, and behold, the scientists discovered that everything we see is composed of things we cannot see. Those little things are called atoms.

There is an organization called Flat Earthers who claim that they still believe the earth is flat. (To each their own, I suppose.) However, written in the book of Isaiah 40:22, between 740 and 680 BC, it states, It is He who sits above the CIRCLE of the earth. Then along comes Christopher Columbus to prove the validity of this scripture.

Matthew Maury, considered the father of oceanography, noticed the phrase paths of the sea in Psalm 8:8 (written some 2,800 years ago). He stated, If God said there are paths in the sea, Im going to find them. Maury is credited with the discovery of the warm and cold continental currents. His book on oceanography is still in print today.

Job 38:12,14, Have you commanded the morning since your days began and caused the dawn to know its place? It (the earth) takes on form like clay under a seal, and stands out like a garment. The Hebrew word for takes on form means to turn; an accurate analogy of the rotation of the earth. Weve all talked about the sun setting and sun rising. However, the sun doesnt move. The earth turns to produce these beautiful scenes.

In Psalm 102:25-26, Isaiah 51:6, and Hebrews 1:11 the Bible indicates that the earth is wearing out like an old garment. BUT, at the end of each one of those verses it tells us that the God of salvation and righteousness will endure forever and will not be abolished.

If you really want to get Biblically scientific lets look at Genesis 1:1-2. Science expresses the universe in five terms: time, space, matter, power, and motion. In the beginning [time] God created [power] the heavens [space] and earth [matter]…and the Spirit of God was hovering [motion] over the face of the waters.

Do famous scientists believe the science in the Bible? Arthur Compton, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, stated, Science is the glimpse of Gods purpose in nature. Sir Isaac Newton stated, There is a Being who made all things, who holds all things in His power, and is therefore to be feared.

Other scientists that believed in the power and creation of God include…Da Vinci, Samuel Morse, William Petty, James Joule, Joseph Henry, Joseph Lister, James Simpson, and Albert Einstein, just to mention a few.

God is amazing and has created extremely intelligent men and women who know their place in the scheme of creation. Do you?

Answer from last week: Joppa. (Jonah 1:3)

This weeks question: Whom did the sailors cry out to when the storm hit the ship? (Jonah 1:5)

(Nancy Stoppe of Jenners is affiliated with Jenner Township Baptist Church, Boswell. She can be contacted at

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