Is the Bible accurate…or not?

September 18, 2011 in Sonder kategorie

Scientific Accuracy Unequaled in Ancient Writings

The Bible, although not detailed in its scientific explanations, is in agreement with what we know today about life and our universe. It is far more accurate than any other ancient books and even many recent ones.

 

 

For example, Hindu sacred writings say the following about creation:

  • · the moon is 50,000 leagues higher than the sun and shines by its own light
  • In contrast, the Bible is so accurate that the Science Research Bureau has for years publicly offered a reward to any person who can prove the existence of a scientific blunder in the Bible. The offer was made in 27 countries and still remains uncollected.

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    Long before the time of Jesus, the Bible reported that the earth was round and was suspended in space. It accurately described the second law of thermodynamics (c. 1000 BC) in Psalms 102:26 “They[the earth and the heavens] will perish, but you[God] remain; they will all wear out like a garment.” Table  shows examples of Scripture and the associated scientific discovery which supports its accuracy.

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Bible Record

Scientific Interpretation

Job 26:7 “He stretcheth out north over the empty place and hangeth the earth upon nothing.” c. 2000 BC

The earth is suspended in space. Until this century, space “ether” was believed to hold up the earth.

Isaiah 40:22 “It is He that sitteth upon the circle (“sphericity” or “roundness”) of the earth”… c. 680 BC

The earth is round. In 680 BC earth was thought to be flat. Many believed earth was flat until Magellan’s circumnavigation in 1522 AD.

Ecclesiastes 1:6 “The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes ever returning on its course.” c. 1000 BC

Description of wind circulation, modeled in 1735 AD by George Hadley.

Ecclesiastes 1:7 “All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from there they return again.” c. 1000 BC

Accurate description of the water cycle, depicted in 1931 AD by R. Horton.

Isaiah 40:31 “They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” c. 680 BC

1971 AD – discovery that aerodynamics of eagle’s wings make them able to fly without becoming weary.

Jeremiah 33:22 “As countless as the stars of the sky…” c. 600 BC

Scientists in the past regarded the number of stars as countable. Ptolemy said there were 1056., Kepler 1005, and Tycho Brahe 777. Modern science has shown there are “billions and billions” of stars – uncountably many.

Leviticus 17:11 “for the life of a creature is in the blood”. c. 1440 BC

Life depends on the supply of oxygen, water and food to the cells of the body by the blood. Circulation discovered by W. Harvey in 1616 AD

Psalm 102:25,26 “In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment…” c. 1000 BC

Second law of thermodynamics (law of entropy – c 18000 AD). In any energy conversion, although the total amount of energy remains unchanged, the usefulness and availability of the energy is always decreased. Since all activities of nature involve such energy transfer, the energy supply for the universe as a whole must be decreasing. The Sun and stars will burn out eventually, the universe is growing old, wearing out, running down.

Blikskottel….are digging deeper and deeper.
PS: This is not my work, but given to me by a dear friend.

19 antwoorde op Is the Bible accurate…or not?

  1. TS het gesê op September 18, 2011

    daar is goed waarvoor mense my nie bewyse voor hoef te gee nie

  2. Dankie vir die bevestiging van wat ek weet.

  3. frikve het gesê op September 18, 2011

    Hi Blikskottel, I often wondered what writings and books were in circulation during the days the Bible was written. There are many examples similar to those you tabled above in various other old writings, that leaves one with the notion that maybe there were very old civilizations who might have left behind advanced knowledge in books/tablets/papirus, now long gone.

  4. As jy bereid is om die obscure taal van die Bybel te interpeterr soos dit jou pas, kan jy enige iets daaruit “bewys” – presies soos jy uit die “bible code” enige voorspelling kan gaan haal.

    In die desimale uitbreiding van pi, is daar bv. my geboortedatum, my sefoonnommer, my huisnommer, my faks nommer en ook my ID nommer – en nog vele ander mense s’n.

  5. Kan ek dit dan ook vir iemand anders aanpass?

  6. Absoluut, dis tyd dat meer hoeke rondom die saak bekend gemaak word.

  7. Jy vat ‘n vet kans, maar ja party mense doen dit. Dis egter duielik dat primitiewe mense van daai tyd, dalk nie so primitief was nie, of inligting verkry het wat eers baie later amptelik ontdek sou word. Sou graag wil hoor wat van die goed jou dan pla…

    Veral die ene van die ronde aarde is so duidelik dat net ‘n idioot dit sou probeer aanvat.

  8. This is possible..

  9. As dit help is ek bly.

  10. As dit jou tot hulp is, is ek bly.

  11. Maar bewyse en ander standpunte is tog tot ons en ons saak se voordeel.

  12. TS het gesê op September 19, 2011

    Hoekom? Vir my hoef God nie ‘bewys’ te word nie. God is almagtig en kan in ‘n oogwink alles verander?

  13. Drie voorbeelde:
    Jasaja 40:22: Hier word sirkel deur die skrywer van die artikel geïnterpreteer as “‘sphericity’ or ’roundness'”. Jesja se sirkel kan netsowel na ‘n plat skyf verwys.

    Jeremia 33:22:
    “countless stars” Dis nog glad nie ‘n uitgemaakte saak of die heelal eindig of oneindig is nie. As dit eindig sou wees, is die aantal sterre in beginsel telbaar. Ek laat my nie vertel dat Jeremia die kwessie van eindigheid opgelos het nie.

    Psalm 102:
    Die afloop van die heelal is maar een implikasies van die tweede wet. Om dan uit die psalm af te lei dat die psalmskrywer die termodinamika beheers het is darem dik vir ‘n daalder.

  14. Ecclesiastes 1:6 “The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes ever returning on its course.” c. 1000 BC

    wel, plat skyf maak net nie sin nie, veral as die saam gelees word.

    Jeremiah het niks opgelos nie(sterre/natuur wette), maar duidelik het hy iets geskryf wat hy nie kon bewys nie, maar tog geweet het. natuurlik is meeste van die goed eers baie later,”amptelik” ontdek of agtergekom.

    Die vraag is hoe het die antieke mense aan die goed gekom?

  15. Vir jou is dit reg, maar vir ander kan dit dalk tot hulp wees.

  16. Nou bring jy twee tekste bymekaar wat darem vêr uitmekaar lê!

    Op daardie manier kan ek Genesis interpreteer as bekend met moderne telekommunikasie met glasvesel waarin lig binne die vesel van die donker buite die vesel geskei word:
    Genesis 1:4 – And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.

  17. Dis darem verregaande…

  18. Juis! Dis presies wat al sulke interpretasies en herinterpretasies is. Verregaande!

    Dit sou beter wees as die teks duidelik is en direk s^e wat bedoel word: Die Aarde is ‘n sfeer en wentel om die Son i.p.v. obskure taal wat sigself leen tot allerhande interpretasies en waninterpretasies.

  19. In daai tyd was die goed nie bekend nie. Die skrywer het dus geskryf onder beheer van iets of iemand anders, vir my moes dit die heilige Gees van God gewees het. Feit staan dat die goed daar geskrywe staan…en dit maak netnie sin as mnes die tyd in ag neem nie.

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