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Vol.  10  No. 3 March 2008  Page 4
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Facticity Proves the Bible to be God-Revealed

D. Gene West

By D. Gene West

    We affirm that the Bible is not a science textbook, yet every time the Bible speaks of that which is scientific, what it says is scientifically accurate. There are many who would have us believe that one cannot accept the truth of the Bible and the truth of science at the same time, because the two are in tension one with the other. Such is not only not the case, but it is ridiculous! There are so many evidences of the scientific accuracy of the Bible that in an article as brief as this one we can mention only two, at most.

    In the 1930’s, American medical scientists learned that human blood is all the same when properly typed and cross-matched. They learned it is different from animal blood, and there can be no such thing as cross transfusion without death resulting for the recipient of animal blood, and vice versa. That was hailed as one of the great scientific discoveries of the 20th Century, and indeed it was! However, two-thousand years before this research was done and these important facts were known, the apostle Paul, speaking to a group of Athenian philosophers on Mars Hill in Athens said, “And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth…” (Acts 17:26a NKJV). Since, in Paul’s day it was unknown that every nation of men has but one blood, how does one explain his mentioning this scientific fact? There can be only one reasonable explanation, and it is that God revealed this truth to him. Furthermore, if men had read their Bibles more carefully, they would have known, long before they did, that they should investigate human blood to see how it differed from one human to another, and from the blood of animals. Incidentally, the sameness of blood also demonstrates that in reality there is one race of people on earth, the human race! We may be different colors, speak different languages, dress differently, eat different food, major on different concepts philosophically and religiously, but we are of one blood, so we are of one race. If not, why not? While on this subject, we point out the Bible never categorizes men according to race, only according to nationality.

    In the 1840’s, a myth materialized that the Bible teaches that the earth is flat. The Bible teaches no such thing. As a matter of fact, it teaches the very opposite! Two thousand seven hundred and fifty years ago, God inspired the great prophet Isaiah to write, “Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in” (Isaiah 40:21‑22 NKJV). The word translated “circle” in this passage comes from a Hebrew word that means, “circle, circuit, or sphere.” Hence, the Bible has always been scientifically correct regarding the shape of the planet on which we live. It never taught that it is flat! Someone might ask, “But what about Galileo, and the medieval church?” To this question we merely reply, “Do not blame the theology of the medieval church on the Bible!” What the church in any age has taught, and what the Bible teaches, is often two different matters completely.

    These very brief examples are but two of dozens, if not hundreds, that could be called to our attention to demonstrate that the Bible is scientifically accurate in all the facts of science presented within its pages. There is no conflict between true science and the Bible. There may be conflicts between false theories of science and the Bible, and that is the fault of false science, but there is no conflict between what is truly known to be scientific and God’s revealed book—the Bible, nor will there ever be! Do not allow any false scientist, such as an evolutionist, to foist the ideas that the Bible is unscientific upon you. They are unscientific, not the Bible.

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