Science and the Bible. Pseudo-Science. 1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: The Bible, 2,000 years ago, anticipated ‘bad’ science. Science means knowledge.
Pseudo-Science 1 Timothy 6:20O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: The Bible, 2,000 years ago, anticipated ‘bad’ science. Science means knowledge. True science always agrees with the observable evidence. True science performed on God’s creation agrees with the Creator’s written Word. The theory of evolution contradicts the observable evidence. Only the Creator and God of the universe — the author of the scientific laws that govern His universe — could cause scientific facts to be recorded in a book —the Bible. Only the Judeo-Christian Bible contains facts and knowledge that anticipated their scientific discovery by hundreds and in some cases several thousand years. Given that Bible writers were not scientists, and given that the scientific information at their disposal was generally wrong or misleading, the accuracy of the Bible can only be attributed to the inspiration of God.” Psalm 19:1-3 – The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Romans 1:20 – For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.
Time, Space, Matter, Power and Motion: energy Science expresses the universe using these five terms So does Genesis 1 – only Genesis does it thousands of years earlier… "In the beginning (time) God created (power) the Heaven(space) and the Earth (matter)... And the Spirit of God moved (motion) upon the face of the waters… … Let there be light (more energy)" [Genesis 1:1-3] … written some 3,500 – 4,000 years ago around 1500 B.C. The first thing God tells man is that He controls of all aspects of the universe. No other creation account agrees with the observable evidence. nergy energy
The Beginning: The word "beginning" refers specifically to the beginning of time. Time had a beginning When the Bible was written most people believed the universe was eternal. For many years scientists were convinced that the universe was infinite (without beginning or end), and that time had always existed. Starting with the studies of Albert Einstein in the early 1900s and continuing today, science has confirmed the biblical view that the universe had a beginning. The COsmic Background Explorer (COBE), aka Explorer 66, was a NASA space mission designed to test the Big Bang theory of the origin of the universe. It provided evidence that supported the idea that the universe had a beginning.. The Big Bang theory was initially proposed in 1946 by George Gamow, a Russian-born scientist, who believed that a primeval fireball or an intense concentration of pure energy at some finite time in the past was initiating event of the universe. Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Hebrews 1:10-12 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:  They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;  And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. Visit: Modern Scientific Discoveries Verify the Scriptures (Institute For Creation Research)
Atoms: All things are made up of sub-atomic particles that are invisible to the naked eye Hebrews 11:3 64-68 AD Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. Only in recent years has science discovered that everything we see is composed of things that we cannot see—invisible atoms. These atoms are themselves made of even smaller particles, electrons and protons, which are really not solids, but positive and negative charges of electricity. The first sub-atomic particle to be discovered, the electron, was first discovered by J.J. Thomson in 1897. Visit: All About Atoms (Jefferson Lab)
Atomic glue: Atoms have a dense center called the nucleus, made up of protons which have positive charges and neutrons which have no electrical charge at all. One law of electricity is that like charges repel one another. The the protons inside the nucleus are all positively charged, so they should repel one another and scatter, but for some reason they do not. Colossians 1:16-17 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; The so called strong and weak nuclear forces, which physicists do not understand, bind the atom’s nucleus together and regulates atomic radiation levels. The Bible states that “all things consist” –are held together by the Creator – Jesus Christ. The author of the books of Hebrews wrote about atomic structure, whether he specifically understood it or not, nearly 2000 years before it was discovered by scientists. Visit: All About Atoms (Jefferson Lab)
An Initial Void: A Time Magazine article dated Dec. 1976 said “Most cosmologists… scientists who study the structure and evolution of the universe, agree that the biblical account of creation, in imagining an initial void, may be uncannily close to the truth.” [Emphasis Added] Adding “… in 1929, when Astronomer Edwin Hubble used shifts in the spectral lines of light emanating from distant galaxies to calculate that the islands of stars are moving at tremendous speeds away from the earth − and from each other − like dots painted on the surface of an expanding balloon. To some scientists, this outward rush of the galaxies suggested an original cosmic explosion”. Edwin Hubble showed that distant galaxies were, receding from the earth, and the further away they were, the faster they were moving, which leads to an interesting conclusion… the earth is the center of God's attention in the universe.
The 1st Law of Thermodynamics Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them (Genesis 2:1). The orginial Hebrew uses the past definite tense for the verb "finished," indicating an action completed in the past , never again to occur. The 1st Law of Thermodynamicsstates that matter can be neither created nor destroyed, and that the amount of matter and energy in the universe remains constant – it can be exchanged, one for the other, but neither created nor destroyed. If the First Law is correct, and every scientific measurement ever made has confirmed that it is, then the universe could not have created itself in the past or be creating itself today. It must have been created in the past with no further creating must be going on and there must be no loss of the creation occurring . The Bible is the only religious book that correctly portrays the First Law by 1) its description in Genesis of a Creator who is no longer creating, Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. Genesis 2:1 and a Creator who is upholding all things by the word of his power (Hebrews 1:3)". Visit: Modern Scientific Discoveries Verify the Scriptures (Institute For Creation Research)
The 1st Law of Thermodynamics Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. This law (often referred to as the Low of the Conservation of Energy and/or Mass) states that neither matter nor energy can be either created or destroyed. One form of energy or matter may be converted into another, but the total quantity always remains the same. This Law caused Sir Fred Hoyle's "Steady-State" (or "Continuous Creation") Theory to be discarded. Hoyle stated that at points in the universe called "irtrons," matter (or energy) was constantly being created. But, the First Law states just the opposite. The Hebrew word used in Genesis 2:1 is the past definite tense for the verb "finished," -- an action completed in the past, never again to occur. The creation was "finished" -- once and for all. There is no "creation" ongoing today. It is "finished" exactly as the Bible states. There is no "creation" ongoing today. What God said way back in Genesis is exactly what the First Law of Thermodynamics says. Visit: Modern Scientific Discoveries Verify the Scriptures (Institute For Creation Research)
The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics Historically most people believed the universe was unchangeable. The Second Law of Thermodynamics (the Law of Increasing Entropy) states that in all physical processes, everything in the universe, every ordered system over time is running down, deteriorating, constantly becoming more disordered. Rudolf (Julius Emanuel) Clausius formulated the Second Law of Thermodynamics in 1850. This law was regarded by Albert Einstein to be the premier Law in science. Evolution directly contradicts this law. Three different places in the Bible indicate that the earth is wearing out. Ps 102:25-26 ~1000 BC Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.  They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: Isa 51:6 740-680 BC Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished. Heb 1:11 64-68 AD They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; The universe is running down and wearing out and will eventually "wear out" to the extent that (if God does not intervene) there will be a "heat death“; no more available energy . Again the Bible is the only religious book to accurately describe this Law: Entropy (disorder) entered when mankind rebelled against God – resulting in the curse (Genesis 3:17; Romans 8:20-22). Visit: Modern Scientific Discoveries Verify the Scriptures (Institute For Creation Research)Cosmic Evolution: The Big Bang and the Second Law of Thermodynamics (ChrisitanAnswers.net)
An Expanding Universe: During the early 20th century, most scientists (including Einstein) believed the universe was static. In 1929, astronomer Edwin Hubble showed that distant galaxies were receding from the earth, and the further away they were, the faster they were moving. It caused Einstein to admit his mistake. Because of Hubble’s findings, today, most astronomers agree with what the Creator told us thousands of years ago – the universe is expanding! Reference Written B.C. Job 9:8 About 1450 or earlier Job 26:7 About 1450 or earlier Job 37:18 About 1450 or earlier Psa 18:9 About 1000Psa 104:2 About 1000 Psa 144:5 About 1000 2Sa 22:10 About 930 Isa 40:22 746-680 Isa 42:5 746-680 Isa 44:24 746-680 Isa 45:12 746-680 Isa 48:13 746-680 Isa 51:13 746-680 Jer 10:12 627-585 Jer 51:15 627-585 Ezek 1:22 592-570 Zech 12:1 520-518 Visit: The Battle for the Cosmic Center (ICR)
Space is Empty: Job, living in an ancient culture that knew nothing about space or planets, asserted that God hung the earth on nothing (1500 B.C.) -- the earth free floats in space. He stretches out the north over empty space; he hangs the earth on nothing [Job 26:7] Until recently scientists believed space consisted of a hypothetical substance called Ether. Ether, or luminiferous Ether, was an imaginary substance through which electromagnetic waves travel. It was first proposed by the greekphilosopher Aristotle and used by several optical theories as a way to allow propagation of light, which was thought to be impossible in "empty" space. It was supposed that the ether filled the whole universe and was a stationary frame of reference, which was rigid to electromagnetic waves and energy but completely permeable to matter. Hooke endorsed the idea of the existence of the ether in his work Micrographia (1665), and other several philosophers of the 17th century, including Huygens, did the same. At the time of Maxwell's mathematical studies of electromagnetism (in the 1860’s), ether was still assumed to be the propagation medium and was imbued with physics properties such as permeability and permittivity. In 1887, a crucial experiment was performed by Michelson and Edward Morley in an attempt to detect the existence of the ether. The experiment, named the Michelson-Morley experiment in honor of its authors, shocked the scientific community by yielding results which indicated that ether did not exist. This result was later used by Einstein to refute the existence of the ether which allowed him to develop special relativity without this artificial (and non-existent) constraint.
That Hole In The North Job 26:7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. The universe has a huge hole in it that dwarfs anything else of its kind. This "gap" is in the Northern Hemisphere, lying in the general direction of the constellation Bootes. The discovery caught astronomers by surprise. The hole is nearly a billion light-years across. It is not a black hole, which is a small sphere of densely packed matter. Rather, this one is mostly devoid of stars, gas and other normal matter, and it's also strangely empty of the mysterious "dark matter" that permeates the cosmos. Other space voids have been found before, but nothing on this scale. This "hole in space" is a 300 million light year gap in the distribution of galaxies, has taken cosmologists by surprise, not because it exists, but because it is so big. Indeed, He stretches out the north over the empty place.
I’m really in the dark !!! Black holes and dark matter anticipated: Matthew 25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Jude 1:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. Isaiah 50:3 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering. Cosmologists now speculate that over 98% of the known universe is comprised of dark matter, with dark energy and black holes. A black hole’s gravitational field is so strong that nothing, not even light, escapes. Beyond the expanding universe there is no measured radiation and therefore only outer darkness exists. These theories paint a seemingly accurate description of what the Bible calls “outer darkness” or “the blackness of darkness forever.” Visit: The Outer Darkness (ICR)
Heavens, High heavens The Bible speaks of “heaven and the highest heavens” Deut. 10:14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the Lord's thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is. Long before the Hubble Space Telescope, Scripture spoke of the “heaven of heavens” and the “third heaven” (). 1 Kings 8:27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded? 2 Cor. 12:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. We now know that the heavens consist of our immediate atmosphere and the vast reaches of outer space – as well as God’s wonderful abode.
Concentrate, don’t lose count Jeremiah 33:22 Written 627-585 BC As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me. Hebrews 11:12 Written 64-68 AD Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. Genesis 15:5 Written about 1450-1410 BC And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. At the time these were written only about 1,100 stars were visible. Science Since the 19th Century AD, with the advent of more and more powerful telescopes, we know that there are billions of stars, but we still haven’t identified the limit of the universe. Prior to this, most thought there were no more than 5,000-6,000 stars (which is what could be seen with the naked eye from all points on the earth). See the CNN report titled Star survey reaches 70 sextillion.
There are a few Stars: The Bible frequently refers to the great number of stars in the heavens. Genesis 22:17 Blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. Jeremiah 33:22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea measured, so will I multiply the descendants of David My servant and the Levites who minister to Me. At a time when less than 5,000 stars were visible to the human eye, God stated that the stars of heaven were innumerable. Not until the 17th century did Galileo glimpse the immensity of our universe with his new telescope. Today, astronomers estimate that there are ten thousand billion billion stars – that’s a 1 followed by 22 zeros! Even today, scientists admit that they do not know how many stars there are. Yet, as the Bible states, scientists admit this number may be woefully inadequate. Visit: The Stars of Heaven (Institute For Creation Research)
I demand a recount: The number of stars, though vast, are finite (Isaiah 40:26). Although man is unable to calculate the exact number of stars, we now know their number is finite. Of course God knew this all along – “He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name” (Psalm 147:4). What an awesome God! Visit: The Stars of Heaven (Institute For Creation Research) The Bible compares the number of stars with the number of grains of sand on the seashore (Genesis 22:17; Hebrews 11:12). Amazingly, gross estimates of the number of sand grains are comparable to the estimated number of stars in the universe. Visit: The Stars of Heaven (Institute For Creation Research)
Who’s Who ???: The first star catalogue was compiled by the Egyptian astronomer Ptolemy in the 2nd century. Called the Almagest, it listed the names and locations of 1,028 stars. Now, because of telescopes such as the Hubble, we know that... Stars are not spread uniformly across the universe, but are normally grouped into galaxies along with interstellar gas and dust. A typical galaxy contains hundreds of billions of stars, and there are more than 100 billion (1011) galaxies in the observable universe. While it is often believed that stars only exist within galaxies, intergalactic stars have been discovered. Astronomers estimate that there are at least 70 sextillion (7×1022) stars in the observable universe. [Wikipedia]. But didn’t God already say that ?? God said to Abraham 'Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.' And He said to him, 'So shall your descendants be.'(Genesis 15:5)". 'As the host of heaven (stars) cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea measured, so will I multiply the descendants of David My servant (Jeremiah 33:22). "Therefore from one man, ...were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude-- innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore. (Hebrews 11:12)"
If at first you don’t suceed … God said to Abraham 'Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.' And He said to him, 'So shall your descendants be.'(Genesis 15:5). As the host of heaven (stars) cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea measured, so will I multiply the descendants of David My servant (Jeremiah 33:22). "Therefore from one man, ...were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude-- innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore. (Hebrews 11:12) The Bible asserts that the stars are innumerable. This does not necessarily mean that we are incapable of mathematically expressing their number. It means that no human has the ability to count them individually so as to achieve their sum. It is claimed that there are 100 billion stars in our galaxy alone. If stars were counted around the clock at one star per second, then it would take over 3,000 years just to count these. Add to this the fact that there are as many as 100 billion galaxies. There were many scholars prior to Galileo who believed that the stars could be counted, and several attempts were made to do so. Many of these counts arrived at around 1,000 stars. Psalm 8: 3-4 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained; What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him?
Who are you? What’s your name? The Bible also tells us that each star is unique. 1 Cor. 15:41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. All stars look alike to the naked eye. Even when seen through a telescope, they still seem to be just points of light. However, close examination of their lights spectra reveals that each is different from all others. All stars look alike to the naked eye. Even when seen through a telescope, they seem to be just points of light. However, analysis of their light spectra reveals that each is unique and different from all others. Centuries before the advent of the telescope, the Bible declared what only God and the angels knew – each star varies in size and intensity! People can perceive some slight difference in color and apparent brightness when looking at stars with the naked eye, but we would not expect a person living in the first century A.D. to claim they differ from one another. Visit: The Stars of Heaven (Institute For Creation Research)
The Pleiades, Orion and Arcturus Job was suffering, in pain, and was getting bad advice from friends. Eventually, Job accused the Lord of being unjust. God answered Job’s accusations by asking him 70 or so questions concerning the Himself and the wonders of His creation. Three of these questions found in Job 38:31-32. Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? The Pleiades star cluster is gravitationally bound, while the Orion star cluster is loose and disintegrating because the gravity of the cluster is not enough to bind the group together. 4,000 years ago God asked Job, "Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loose the belt of Orion?" In the last century astrophysicists have discovered that the stars of Pleiades move in unison with each other, and are thus gravitationally bound. They have also discovered that the stars of Orion are free agents that are not gravitationally bound but are flying apart.
"Canst thou ... loose the bands of Orion?" Garrett P. Serviss, the noted astronomer, wrote about the bands of Orion12 in his book CURIOSITIES OF THE SKY. At the present time this band consists of an almost perfect straight line, a row of second-magnitude stars about equally spaced and of the most striking beauty. In the course of time, however, the two right-hand stars, Mintaka and Alnilam, will approach each other and form a naked-eye double; but the third, Alnitak, will drift away eastward so that the band will no longer exist. One star is traveling in a certain direction at a certain speed, A second one is traveling in a different direction at a second speed, and The third one is going in a third direction and at a still different speed. Actually every star in Orion is traveling its own course, independent of all the others. The stars that we see forming one of the bands of Orion are like three ships out on the high seas that happen to be in line at the present moment, but in the future will be separated by thousands of miles of ocean. All the stars that at the present time constitute the constellation of Orion are bound for different ports, and All are journeying to different corners of the universe, so that the bands are being dissolved.
Canst thou bind the sweet influence of the Pleiades…? Isabel Lewis of the United States Naval Observatory tells us: Astronomers have identified 250 stars as actual members of this group [Pleiades], all sharing in a common motion and drifting through space in the same direction. The seven stars of the Pleiades we see are in reality a grouping of 250 blazing suns all traveling together in one common direction. Lick Observatory issued this statement from Dr. Robert J. Trumpler: Over 25,000 individual measures of the Pleiades stars are now available, and their study led to the important discovery that the whole cluster is moving in a southeasterly direction. The Pleiades stars may thus be compared to a swarm of birds, flying together to a distant goal. This leaves no doubt that the Pleiades are not a temporary or accidental agglomeration of stars, but a system in which the stars are bound together by a close kinship. The stars in the Pleiades are all bound together, like a flock of birds as they journey through space -- which is exactly the Pleiades feature that God asked Job to answer.
"Canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?" Garrett P. Servisswrote: Arcturus, one of the greatest suns in the universe, is a runaway whose speed of flight is 257 miles per second. Arcturus, we have every reason to believe, possesses thousands of times the mass of our sun. Think of it! Our sun is traveling only 12 ½ miles a second, but Arcturus is traveling 257 miles a second. Think then of the prodigious momentum this motion implies. Charles Burckhalter, of the Chabot Observatory said” This high velocity places Arcturus in that very small class of stars that apparently are a law unto themselves. He is an outsider, a visitor, a stranger within the gates; to speak plainly, Arcturus is a runaway. Newton gives the velocity of a star under control as not more than 25 miles a second, and Arcturus is going 257 miles a second. Therefore, combined attraction of all the stars we know cannot stop him or even turn him in his path. Mr. Burckhalterafter being shown the text in the book of Job said: The study of the Book of Job and its comparison with the latest scientific discoveries has brought me to the matured conviction that the Bible is an inspired book and was written by the One who made the stars. The wonders of God’s universe never cease to amaze us. Arcturusand his sons are individual runaway suns that seem to be out of orbit in our galaxy. Traveling at such incredible speeds, why don’t they crash with other suns or planets? Where are they headed? Only God knows. God is guiding them.
The Lesson of The Pleiades, Orion, and Arcturus Few have suffered the multiple tragedies of Job. How could God reach through the enormity of Job’s self-pity? (Job thought God just didn’t care.) In these three questions (Job 38:31, 32) God is in reality saying: Job, you think I am not concerned about your suffering. Well, let Me ask you these questions. Can you loose the bands of Orion? No, you cannot. But My Divine power will. Some day Orion will no longer exist. Job, can you bind the 250 stars of the Pleiades together in their symmetry of beauty and not have a single one drift off? Only I have this power and wisdom. Can you prevent the runaways — Arcturus and his sons — from colliding as they go dashing out of the Milky Way? No, only My Divine power and wisdom can. Job, if I am caring for the details of the universe, do you doubt that I not only care for the details of your life, but I have the ability to solve your problems? Trust that there is a good reason I am permitting these tragedies. Remember, Job, I work from the perspective of your eternal welfare. What an awesome way God chose to tell Job that He was in full control of human affairs, including Job's life!
Those Singing Stars: Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Science has discovered that stars emit radio waves, which are received on earth as a high pitch. The galaxy is full of objects that emit radio waves, including black holes and stars of various kinds.
Keep the lights on… Jeremiah 10:2 Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. Ancient peoples were afraid of the sun, moon and stars thinking that they were alive — that they were gods. Some thought eclipses happened when the moon was mad at the earth and turned its face away. The Chinese believed that an eclipse was caused by a demon or some huge animal that ate the sun and then would give them up again. Our God states that He is the one and only God. Over 5,000 years ago, the Judeo-Christian Bible in Genesis 1 states that the sun, moon and stars were created by God. The universe created by God is completely under God’s control.
Synchronize your watches … Genesis 1:14-16 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:  And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.  And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. We know that a year is the time required for the earth to travel once around the sun. The seasons are caused by the changing position of the earth in relation to the sun. The moon’s phases follow one another in clock-like precision – constituting the lunar calendar . A "month [is] the time of one revolution of the moon around the earth with respect to the sun. The Bible agrees with the observable evidence. Moses (the accepted author of Genesis) 3,500 years ago knew that the "lights" of the sun and moon were the actual determining factors of the year's length. His knowledge and his words were inspired by God?
The Orbit of The Sun: Psalm 19:4-6 About 1000 BC Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,  Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.  His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. As we view the sun from the earth, it appears to travel in a great circuit around the earth daily rising in the east and setting in west. For thousands of years men thought the sun revolved around the earth which was stationary in space and the center of the universe. This is called geocentricity. Scientists scoffed at this verse thinking that it taught geocentricity– the theory that the sun revolves around the earth, knowing that it was simply not true. They insisted the sun was stationary in space and that the earth revolved around the sun which was stationary in space. They were only half right. What we cannot see from the earth is that the sun is moving through space in a huge orbit in the Milky Way galaxy. It was just recently discovered that the Sun is moving through space at about 600,000 miles per hour, in an orbit that would take an estimated 230,000,000 years to complete – just as the Bible stated over 3,000 years ago!
Free Floating Earth Job 26:7 [written about 1500 BC] He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. About 3,500 years ago, approximately the same time the Book of Job was written. the Hindu scriptures recorded that the earth was resting on the backs of several huge elephants. The elephants were resting on the back of a very large turtle that was swimming in a sea. Greek mythology claims that the god Atlas was holding the earth on his shoulders. He supported the pillars that separated heaven and earth and he carried the earth around on his shoulders (where he stood and what he stood on isn’t explained). Our Bible says the earth is suspended in space. Nothing is holding it up. Science didn't discover that the earth hangs upon nothing until 1650. The earth free-floats in space, affected only by gravity just as (Job 26:7) records it. Visit: Modern Science In An Ancient (ICR)
The Earth is a Sphere: Isaiah 40:22 746-680 BC He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in. The word translated “circle” here is the Hebrew word chuwg which is also translated “circuit,” or “compass” (depending on the context). It indicates something spherical, rounded, or arched—not something that is flat or square. "He [God] set a compass [circle] upon the face of the deep." Proverbs 8:27. Luke 17:34-36, written about 60 AD, I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.  Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.  Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. This depicts Christ's Second Coming as happening while some are asleep at night and others are working at day-time activities (morning and afternoon), an indication of a rotating earth with day and night at the same time - daytime on one side, while it is yet night time on the other.
The Earth is a Sphere: Isaiah 40:22 746-680 BC He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in. This was written at least 300 years before Aristotle suggested that the earth might be a sphere in his book “On the Heavens”. Aristotle provided observational evidence for the spherical Earth around 330 BC, but most pre-Socratic philosophers, including Leucippus (c.440 BC) and Democritus (c.460-370 BC) believed in a flat earth. The Greek mathematician Eratostenes accurately calculated the earth's circumference in the third century before Christ. Yet, for thousands of years people believed the earth was flat. If one went too far, he would fall over the edge. This was taught in both Hindu and Buddhist scripture. By the time of Christopher Columbus (c.1480 AD), he and most other educated persons of their time, knew that the earth was round. In the 1500s, the first ship sailed around the world. This proved the earth was round. But the round earth was recorded in the Judeo-Christian Bible long before man discovered it in the 1500s. In our century, Arabs spoke of infidels being pushed over the edge into space. The Bible described the shape of the earth centuries before people thought that the earth was spherical.
You can’t get there from here: Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. On a spherical surface, east and west are infinitely separated in the sense that one can travel indefinitely in either direction without ever arriving at the other. Eccles. 1:6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits. Solomon described the wind as blowing in circuits, first towards the south and then turning toward the north. North and south are not infinitely separated as east and west, because a southward traveler on a spherical surface will be heading north after crossing the south pole”. Visit: Does the Bible Teach a Spherical EarthDid Bible writers believe the earth was flat? (CristianAnswers.net)
The edge of day / The edge of night: Job 26:10 He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end. Job 26:10 clearly refers to the line of demarcation between day and night. Such a view of the curved horizon at sunrise or sunset can only be seen from extremely high altitudes reached only by military jets and spacecraft. These writers were given a view of the Earth as a sphere long before Eratosthenes--by measuring shadows in Egyptian wells--determined that the earth was round in 240BC. Although there is a specific Hebrew word for "sphere," the word used in these passages ("khug") can mean both circle or sphere. It refers to the shape of an orange as it might be represented in a two-dimensional picture. Visit: Does the Bible Teach a Spherical EarthDid Bible writers believe the earth was flat? (CristianAnswers.net)
The Rotation Of The Earth: Job 38:12-14 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;  That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?  It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment. As soon as the sun is risen (dayspring), at the time and place established by God, its light will take hold of the ends of the earth in the sense that it touches all of the landscape, and the wicked are shaken out of it (the earth) in the sense that thieves, drunkards, adulterers, and others who practice their sins in darkness are forced to desist from these activities as they retreat from the light. the text asserts that God's command of the morning derives from His control of the earth, which is turned as clay to the seal. God regulates the morning by rotating the earth as a potter rotates the clay— an accurate analogy of the earth's rotation. the beauties of the earth are revealed by the light, and its coloration is made to appear as that of a beautiful garment.
Crusty old thing The Bible describes the Earth’s crust (along with a comment on astronomy). Jeremiah 31:37 Thus says the LORD: “If heaven above can be measured, And the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel For all that they have done, says the LORD.” Some scientists claim that they have now measured the size of the universe. Every such claim has proven to be premature as science and technology advances. However, every human attempt to drill through the earth’s crust to the plastic mantle beneath has, thus far, ended in failure. The foundation of the Earth has never been reached by man’s efforts – mantle or core. We haven’t broken through the crust to reach the core – the foundation upon which the earth is built…
The continents were created as one large land mass. Genesis 1:9-10 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.  And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. There is strong evidence that the earth was originally one super continent – just as the Bible said way back in Genesis. The hypothesis is that the continents once formed a single landmass (called Pangaea which means 'all lands' in Greek) before breaking apart and drifting to their present locations. Genesis 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. Today the study of the ocean floor indicates that the landmasses have been ripped apart. This cataclysmic event apparently resulted in the continental plates breaking and shifting - drifting. Genesis 10:25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan. Peleg means division. He was named Peleg because in his days the earth was divided. It is possible that the land bridges between the continents, as we know them today, were breached by the seas in Pelegs day. (This would have permitted man and animals to spread across the earth following the flood of Noah’s day.) Visit: Recent Rapid Uplift of Today's Mountains (ICR)Continental Drift, Plate Tectonics, and the Bible (ICR) Pangaea
Air Has Weight: Job 28:25 1500 BC or earlier To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure. 4,000 years ago Job declared that God established “a weight for the wind.” The fact that air has weight was scientifically discovered about 300 years ago. Mathematician Evangelista Torricelli discovered this in 1643. In recent years, meteorologists have calculated that the average thunderstorm holds thousands of tons of rain. To carry this load, air must have mass. The relative weights of air and water are needed for the efficient functioning of the world’s hydrologic cycle, which in turn sustains life on the earth. The fact that so much water covers the earth means that the effects of the sun and moon's gravity are balanced perfectly. The energy is dissipated in the water —the weight of the water is precisely measured.
Air Currents: Ecclesiastes 1:6 935 BC The wind goes toward the south, And turns around to the north; The wind whirls about continually, And comes again on its circuit. King Solomon wrote this 3,000 years ago. The Bible describes the circulation of the atmosphere. The Jet Stream was first discovered by airmen during WW II. At the time it was thought that the winds blew in straight lines. Look at a graphical representation of the jet stream and you'll see it matches the Bible's description very nicely. The Scriptures describe a "cycle" of air currents two thousand years before scientists described them. We now know that air around the earth turns in huge circles, clockwise in one hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the other.
The Path of Light Job 38:191500 BC or earlier Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof, Light travels in a path, darkness does not. Darkness is what is left when light is separated out from it. Light is said to have a “way” [Hebrew: derek, literally a traveled path or road]. Until the 17th century it was believed that light was transmitted instantaneously. Modern man has only recently discovered that light (electromagnetic radiation) has a "way," traveling at 186,000 miles per second in a straight line – but now we’re not so sure about the straight line part…. Visit: Light travels in a path was foretold in the Bible hundreds of years before scientists discovered it (creationists.org)
Talking Lightning? Job 38:35 1500 BC or earlier Can you send lightnings, that they may go, and say to you, Here we are? The Bible is making what appears to be a scientifically ludicrous statement — that light can be sent, and then be heard as speech. Radio waves travel at the speed of light? - lightning fast ! This is why you can have instantaneous wireless communication with someone on the other side of the earth. Science didn’t discover this until 1864 when a British scientist named James Clerk Maxwell suggested that electricity and light waves were two forms of the same thing – electromagnetic waves. Radio waves and light are electromagnetic radiation operating at different frequencies. The fact that light can be sent and speak is even more true today with our use of fiber optics. Using transmitters and receivers, today we can send electromagnetic radiation at lightning speed which speak when they arrive.
Watch it… Modern communications, radio, TV and satellite communications were not discovered until this century. The television is a practical device that uses electromagnetic waves which transmit its video and audio signals. The Bible contains passages that describe something — maybe television — that allows everyone on earth see a single event live while it is happening on the other side of the world. Matthew 24:30 About 60 AD Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Revelation 11:9-11 About 90 AD Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves. And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth. Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.
Light division Job 38:24 By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth? Sir Isaac Newton studied light and discovered that white light is made of seven colors, which can be 'parted' from the white and then recombined to make white again. Science discovered this in 1650." Richard Gunther What science confirmed this four centuries ago, God declared four millennia ago!
Rainbows Prior to the Flood there was a different environment on the earth. Genesis 2:5-6 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.  But there went up a mist [fog] from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. After the Flood, once it began to rain on the earth, God set His rainbow “in the cloud” as a sign that He would never again judge the earth by water. Meteorologists now understand that a rainbow is formed when the sun shines through water droplets [rain drops], which act as a prism separating white light into its color spectrum. Genesis 9:13-16 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.  And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:  And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.  And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. Visit: What causes a rainbow? (CristianAnswers.net)The Rainbow And The Cloud (ICR)
Weather or not ??? In ancient times, most religious scripture taught that lightning bolts were missiles thrown in anger by their gods. In Confucius scripture, the goddess of lightning, Tien Mu, flashed light on intended victims to enable Lei Kung, the god of thunder to launch his deadly bolts accurately. In China, Taoist scripture regarded the rainbow as a deadly rain dragon. Since rain is so necessary to life, ancient people pondered what caused it. Some tried to stab holes in the clouds with spears. The Vedas (Hindu scripture) advised to tie a frog with its mouth open to the right tree and say the right words and rain would fall. The Judeo-Christian Bible teaches that earth’s seasons and weather follows rules and cycles. This was documented some 4,000 + years ago by Moses… Genesis 8:22. "While the earth remaineth, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."
Weather or not ??? Job 28:26 God made decrees [rules] for the rain. And He set a way for the lightning of the thunder: 4,000+ years later, scientists began to discern the rules Job spoke of for the rain. Rainfall is part of a process called the water cycle – the hydrological cycle. The sun evaporates water from the ocean. That water vapor rises and becomes clouds. This water in the clouds falls back to earth as rain. It collects in streams and rivers and makes its way back to the ocean. This process repeats itself again and again. About 300 years ago, Galileo discovered this cycle. Amos 9:6 It is he that buildeth his stories in the heaven, and hath founded his troop in the earth; he that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The Lord is his name. Scientists are just beginning to fully understand God’s "decrees or rules for the rain." Since 68 BC it was thought that somehow thunder triggered the rainfall. Now scientists are beginning to realize that as stated in Job 28:26, it is lightning that triggers the rain to fall.
The Treasures of The Snow: Job 38:22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, With the advent of the microscope,mandiscovered that each and every single snowflake is uniquely a symmetrical design – no two alike, ever. Each individual snow crystal is in itself a unique "treasure“. Someday we may even understand the “treasures” of the hail.
The Anthropic Principle Isa 45:18 written 2800 years ago For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else. The earth was designed for biological life. This is called the Anthropic Principle. Scientists have discovered that the most fundamental characteristics of our earth and cosmos are so finely tuned that if just one of them were even slightly different, life as we know it couldn't exist. Isa 40:12 written 2800 years ago Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand... God has measured the waters and set a proper amount of water on the Earth. Modern science has proved that the quantity of water on Earth is just enough for our needs. If the sea became 3 meters deeper, the water would absorb all the carbon dioxide and nitrogen, and no creature could live any longer. The fact that so much water covers the earth means that the effects of the sun and moon's gravity are balanced perfectly. The energy is dissipated in the water —the weight of the water is precisely measured. The relative weights of air and water are needed for the efficient functioning of the world’s hydrologic cycle, which in turn sustains life on the earth. Visit: The Earth: Unique in All the Universe (ICR)Design in Nature: The Anthropic Principle (ICR) The Anthropic Principle: Is the Earth Fine-Tuned for Life? (ChristianAnswers.net)
The Hydrologic Cycle: The complete water cycle was not fully understood by science until the 17th century. More than 2,000 years before the discoveries of Pierre Perrault, EdmeMariotte, Edmund Halley, and others, the Scriptures spoke of a water cycle. The earliest literature indicating an understanding of this cycle was apparently around the 3rd or 4th century BC. Aristotle demonstrated only a vague understanding of this process… though he recognized that rain came from clouds, he incorrectly postulated that air turned into water and vice versa. Jer 10:13 When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makethlightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures. Ecc 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. Amos 9:6 755 BC It is he that buildeth his stories in the heaven, and hath founded his troop in the earth; he that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The Lord is his name. Isa 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:
The Hydrologic Cycle: The Bible refers to the surprising amount of water that can be held as condensation in clouds. 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: Psalm 37:16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. Rain drops condensing and falling to the earth are described. Psa 135:7 He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makethlightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries. Job 36:27-28 1500 BC or earlier 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. Ecc 11:3 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be. Hydrothermal vents are described more than 3,000 years before their discovery by science. Gens 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. Job 38:16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?
Meteorologists now understand that the hydrological cycle consists of evaporation, atmospheric transportation, distillation, and precipitation. The Hydrologic Cycle: In the air, the vapor condenses into tiny droplets of liquid water - the clouds. Water evaporates from the liquid on the earth into a gas held in the atmosphere. These grow in size finally coalescing into drops large enough to overcome the updrafts that suspend them in the air and they pour down on the earth as rain, hail, or snow… The falling liquid water gathers in the rivers and lakes or seeps into the ground to reappear as springs all eventually feeding into the seas.
The Paths Of The Seas: Psalms 8:8 About 1000 BC The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. Isaiah 43:16 746-680 BC Thus saith the Lord, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters; The Bible says that the oceans have circulating currents or 'paths‘. Dr. Matthew Maury (1806-1873), an officer in the United States Navy, is considered one of the founders of the science of oceanography. He wrote the first book on oceanography titled “The Physical Geography of the Sea and Its Meteorology”. After an accident partially disabled him ending his active duty with the Navy, he was appointed superintendent of the US Naval Observatory in Washington. He became known as "the pathfinder of the seas“, the father of modern navigation He was a “creationist” who believed in the absolute authority and accuracy of the Bible. One day while he was sick in bed, he asked his son to read the Bible to him. One of the verses his son read was Psalms 8:8. Believing that the Bible must be correct about these "paths", he set out to find them.
The Paths Of The Seas: Maury discovered that the oceans have many paths or currents, which were like rivers flowing through the sea. He studied old ships’ logs from which he compiled charts of ocean-wind and sea currents. To study the speed and direction of the ocean currents Maury set adrift weighted bottles. They floated just below the surface of the water and so were not affected by winds. Instructions sealed in each bottle directed anyone who found one of the bottles when it washed ashore to return it to Maury. From the locations and dates on which the bottles were found, Maury was able to develop his charts of the ocean currents—the ‘paths’ of the seas. As a result, Dr. Maury was the first in modern times to discover that the seas were circulating systems with interaction between wind and water which greatly aided the science of marine navigation reducing sailing times and incidents greatly. Psalm 8:8 also spoke of “the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.” All fishing boats make a good catch when in the currents or paths of the sea since this, as the Bible indicates, is where the fish swim. Visit: Modern Scientific Discoveries Verify the Scriptures (Institute For Creation Research)
Mountains Under The Seas: Job 38:16 1500 BC or earlier Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth? Jonah 2:5-6 840 or 586 BC The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.  I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O Lord my God. Psa 18:15 (NIV) The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare at your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of breath from your nostrils. Jonah, ~2,800 years ago, and David, who probably never saw an ocean even from the beach, spoke of the valleys and mountains of the sea thousands of years before scientists discovered them. Pre-1900 geologists thought the ocean floor was a smooth, sandy bottomed, saucer shape. Then in the early 1900s oceanographers found the sea had many deep valleys or canyons. The deepest canyons were called trenches. The greatest ocean depth has been sounded in the Challenger Deep of the Mariana's Trench, a distance of 35,798 feet below sea level. Mount Everest is 29,035 feet high. If Mt. Everest was dropped into it, it’s peak would be a mile below the water surface. There are also a multitude of rough underwater mountains and mountain ranges. The Atlantic Ocean contains an undersea range of mountains 10,000 miles long. Most of the Pacific islands are mountains formed by undersea volcanos which have reached heights the break through the surface of the sea. Visit: Numerical Simulations Of Precipitation Induced By Hot Mid-Ocean Ridges (ICR)
Springs Under The Seas: Hydrothermal vents Job 38:16 1500 BC or earlier Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth? There are springs rise up through the ocean floor The earliest secular references to these springs was by the Roman geographer Strabo, who lived from 63 BC to 21 AD. Until recently, however, scientists still thought that the oceans were fed only by rivers and rain. The first underwater spring discovered was probably in 1977. Scientists found hot springs at a depth of 2.5 km on the Galapagos Rift, a spreading tectonic ridge off the coast of Ecuador. Many other hot springs have been found at many sites along the mid-oceanic ridges. Hydrothermal vents are found in areas of the ocean floor that are spreading, such as at mid-ocean ridges, where tectonic plates are being pulled apart. Molten magma rises from deep inside the Earth, superheats the cold ocean water around the vent which then under high pressure rises through cracks in the earth’s crust into the sea. The average temperature of deep-ocean water is only 2°C (36°F). The water coming out of a hydrothermal vent can be tp to 350°C (662°F) and is rich in dissolved chemicals. As man “searches the depth”, many new, formerly unknown species of life have been found. Yet once again the Bible was slightly ahead of man’s discovery. Visit: Springs of the Ocean (ICR)
Your turn … The order of creation agrees with true science (Genesis 1). Plants need sunlight, water, and minerals in order to grow and to make their own energy and food. If complex plants do not get sunlight, and yet have water and minerals, they cannot produce chlorophyll. They will then die. Notice the general chronological order of the Genesis creation account. God created light first (Gen 1:3), He then created water (Gen 1:6), He then soil (Gen 1:9), and finally He created plant life (Gen 1:11). Visit: What is the order of events in the biblical Creation? (CristianAnswers.net)
Seeds - dying to live … Gen 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. Gen 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. The seed of a plant contains its life - inside the simple little seed is life itself. The simple seed is not really simple at all! A seed is a tiny factory of amazing complexity that no scientist can duplicate to build a synthetic seed. 1 Cor. 15:36-38 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:  And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:  But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. In these verses are two of the fundamental concepts in biology: Cells arise only from existing cells. A grain must die to produce more grain. The fallen seed is surrounded by supporting cells from the old body. These supporting cells “give their lives” to provide nourishment to the inner kernel. Once planted, this inner kernel germinates resulting in a mature plant which produces much grain.
The Dinosaurs: Genesis 1:23-27 About 1450-1410 BC  And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.  And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.  And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Job 40:15-24 About 1500 BC or earlier  Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.  Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.  He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.  His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.  He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.  Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.  He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.  The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.  Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.  He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares. Dinosaurs and humans existed at the same time
The Dinosaurs: Job 41:1-34  Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?  Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?  Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee?  Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever?  Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?  Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants?  Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears?  Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.  Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?  None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?  Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.  I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.  Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle?  Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.  His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.  One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.  They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.  By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.  Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.  Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.  His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.  In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.  The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.  His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.  When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves.  The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.  He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.  The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble.  Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.  Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.  He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment.  He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary.  Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.  He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.
The Dinosaurs and Men: Job 40:15 "Look at the behemoth, which I made along with you … Job 41:5 Wilt thou play with him [Leviathan] as with a bird? The verses in Genesis establish the fact that dinosaurs and man were created on the same day (the 6th day of creation). The book of Job describes two dinosaurs. One is described in starting at Gen 40:15. The other in Gen 41:1. 1½ chapters about dinosaurs is a lot—since most people do not even realize that they are mentioned in the Bible. The verses in Job describe living creatures that Job was familiar with. Of all the creatures we know have existed, a dinosaur best fits the descriptions given in Job 40 and 41. Sir Richard Owen coined the word dinosaur in 1842 after discovering large reptilian-like fossils. It means “terrible lizard,”
Behemoth: This ain’t no Hippo The Book of Job, written 4,000 years earlier, describes the behemoth as: the largest of all land creatures, plant eating (herbivore), had great strength in its hips & legs, powerful stomach muscles, a tail like a cedar tree, bones like bars of iron, lived among the trees, drank massive amounts of water, was not disturbed by a raging river, he appears impervious to attack his nose could pierce through snares This is an accurate description of sauropods – the largest known dinosaur family.
Leviathan: Sea Monsters… Genesis 1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. The Hebrew word translated here as whales is translated as: monsters (1), whale(s) (2), serpent(s) (3), dragon(s) (21). H8577 תּנּים/תּנּיןtannı̂yn/tannı̂ym 1) dragon, serpent, sea monster 1a) dragon or dinosaur 1b) sea or river monster 1c) serpent, venomous snake
Leviathan: Sea Monsters… Job 41:1 Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down? The Hebrew word translated here as leviathan is translated as: leviathan, (5) mourning, (1) H3882 לויתןlivyâthân 1) leviathan, sea monster, dragon 1a) large aquatic animal 1b) perhaps the extinct dinosaur, plesiosaurus, exact meaning unknown This creature would need glands to produce a chemical which would combust when exposed to air. Many such creatures have existed and still exist. The bombardier beetle does in fact have this ability. Nearly every major culture of the world has traditions about such dragons lending credibility to the possibility of their existence in the past.
Leviathan: This ain’t no Crock… The Book of Job, written 4,000 years earlier, describes the leviathan as: a sea monster a beast that cannot be caught, tamed, or led about, fearless and proud not fit for human consumption not able to be wrestled into submission a fearsome appearance - noisy – has an awful roar impenetrable, tightly bound, air tight, armored scales for a hide powerful jaws, full of fearsome teeth its blazing breath scorches everything in sight - spits fiery flames like lightning flashes - smoke spews from its nose like steam has eyes that glow huge strong neck - a stout body - powerful legs weakest parts of its body are harder than iron, weapons of bronze or iron are as useless as straw or rotten wood. rocks thrown from a sling cause it no harm swords, spears, and arrows will not harm it striking it with a stick is like slapping it with straw. as it moves through the mud its sharp and spiny hide tears the ground apart. can dive deep below the waters surface the sea churns like boiling oil as it passes leaving a wake of white foam. This is an accurate description of one of several species of dinosaur families – some would say the legendary ‘dragon’.
The Dinosaurs: Where’d they go and Why? According to evolution, occasionally we should witness a new kind springing into existence. This has never been observed. Jeremiah 12:4 How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? the beasts are consumed, and the birds; because they said, He shall not see our last end. Hosea 4:3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away. Animal and plant extinction. Romans 8:20-22 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,  Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.  For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. Why did dinosaurs disappear? Science can only speculate. The answer may be in Job 40:19 He [Behemouth]ranks first among the works of God, yet his Maker can approach him with his sword. God caused this, the largest of all the creatures He had made to become extinct.
The Dinosaurs: Where’d they go and Why? John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. -- including dinosaurs. Why did the dinosaur disappear? This is something that has modern science mystified, but then Scripture says, . . . He that made him can make his sword approach to him. [Job 40:19] God caused the largest of all the creatures He had made to become extinct. Psa 104:24-32 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. 25 So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. 26 There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein. 27 These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season. 28 That thou givest them they gather: thou openestthine hand, they are filled with good. 29 Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust. 30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth. 31 The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works. 32 He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.
The Dinosaurs: Reference / Opinion links Visit: The Great Dinosaur Mystery (CristianAnswers.net)How Do The Dinosaurs Fit In? (ICR)Did Dinosaurs Survive The Flood? (ICR)Dragons in Paradise (ICR) Leviathan (ICR)Extinction (ICR) Dinosaurs And The Bible (ICR)Dinosaur Mania and Our Children (ICR) How did bad things come about? (CristianAnswers.net)Chicxulub and the Demise of the Dinosaurs (ICR)
You old fossil – get with the times… The Bible says that God once flooded the earth (the Noahic Flood) and that the fact of the flood would be denied. 2 Peter 3:5-6 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:  Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: There is a mass of fossil evidence to prove the fact of the flood, yet it is flatly ignored by most of the scientific world. Scripture describes the perfect condition for forming vast fossil deposits. (Genesis 7). When plants and animals die they decompose rapidly. Yet billions of life forms around the globe have been preserved as fossils. Geologists now know that fossils only form if there is rapid deposition of life buried away from scavengers and bacteria. This agrees exactly with what the Bible says occurred during the global Flood. About 85% of the rock surface around the world is made up of sedimentary rock, indicating that at some time in the past, the world was covered by water. All of it is full of sea / water fossils…ever see a fish climb a mountain ??? Visit: The Origin of Coal (ICR)
I’ll have water with lot’s of ICE … Job 38:29-30 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?  The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen. Prior to the global Flood the earth was apparently subtropical. Shortly after the Flood, the Bible mentions ice often – Job 37:9-10  Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.  By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened. Evidently the Ice Age occurred in the centuries following the Flood. Visit: Recent Rapid Uplift of Today's Mountains (ICR)Continental Drift, Plate Tectonics, and the Bible (ICR)The Ice Age and the Genesis Flood (ICR) frost, 3 Gen 31:40, Job 37:10, Jer 36:30 ice, 3 Job 6:16, Job 38:29, Psa 147:17 crystal, 1 Eze 1:22
Noah's Ark: Boat building 101 Many cultures have flood legends similar to the account in the Bible, but their ark descriptions were never sea worthy. The Babylonian Gilgamesh Flood legend described an ark that was shaped like a cube - horribly for unstable – it roll in the water constantly tossed about. 4,500+ years ago God gave Noah the dimensions of the 1.5 million ft3ark he was to build. Genesis 6:15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. . South Korean naval designers studied the God given dimensions and found that the boat was virtually impossible to capsize! Their modeling and analysis found that the ark could survive waves higher than 30 meters (98+ feet)! (A typical tsunami is only 10 meters (~33 feet) high). In 1609 at Hoorn in Holland, a ship was built after the ratio pattern (30:5:3) God gave Noah. It revolutionized ship-building. By 1900 every large ship on the high seas was inclined towards the proportions of the ark (verified by "Lloyd's Register of Shipping" in the World Almanac ). Ship builders today are well aware that the ideal dimension for ship stability is a length six times that of the width. Visit: The Ark’s perfect dimensions (Answers In Genesis)Safety investigation of Noah’s Ark in a seaway (Answers In Genesis)Noah’s Flood and the Gilgamesh Epic (Answers In Genesis)
Just a piece of Pi or the whole thing ? 1 Kings 7:23 And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other: it was round all about, and his height was five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about. Many skeptics point to this verse as prrof the Bible contains errors since it say the circumference to diameter ratio is 3.0. It should be 3.14… In the original Hebrew text, the word for circumference contains an extra marginal character which is added at the end of the word. No one knew why the extra character was there as it was unnecessary to the text. But, Hebrew letters also represent numbers. When the extra character is taken into account, the Biblical ratio of the circumference to the diameter yields the value of Pi, correct to 4 decimal places! A more in-depth article by Chuck Missler can be found at http://ldolphin.org/pi/].
You did that on Purpose !!! The Anthropic Principal states that the whole universe is especially suited, designed for the survival and well-being of mankind. Isaiah 45:18 746-680 BC For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else. Science began to discover this in the 20th century and is continuing to prove with every scientific advance yet today. "Slight variations in physical laws such as gravity or electromagnetism would make life impossible... The necessity to produce life lies at the center of the universe's whole machinery and design." John Wheeler, Princeton University professor of physics (Reader's Digest, September 1986) Evolutionist Stephen Hawking acknowledges : "the universe and the laws of physics seem to have been specifically designed for us. If any of the 40 qualities had more than slightly different values, life as we know it could not exist: Either atoms would not be stable, or they wouldn't combine into molecules, or the stars wouldn't form the heavier elements, or the universe would collapse before life could develop, and so on ..." (Austin American Statesman, October 19, 1997
In the dark … Scientists are stuck in Gen 1:2 Scientists get a little nervous when they realize that their discoveries lead tem back to Genesis chapter one: "Most cosmologists agree that the Genesis account of creation, in imagining an initial void, may be uncannily close to the truth." (Time, December 1976) "The universe suddenly exploded into being ... The big bang bears an uncanny resemblance to the Genesis command." Jim Holt, Wall Street Journal science writer "New scientific revelations about supernovas, black holes, quarks, and the big bang even suggest to some scientists that there is a 'grand design' in the universe. (U.S.News & World Report, March 31, 1997) What a shock! The Bible said it 4,500 years ago….
What luck – probably … The chance that higher life forms might have emerged by way of evolution or random chance is comparable to the chance that a tornado sweeping through a junkyard might assemble a Boeing 747 from the materials therein. "The likelihood of the formation of life from inanimate matter is one out of 1040,000… It is big enough to bury Darwin and the whole theory of evolution. There was no primeval soup, neither on this planet nor on any other, and if the beginnings of life were not random, they must therefore have been products of purposeful intelligence." Sir Fred Hoyle, professor of astronomy, Cambridge University. 1040,000 is a 1 with 40,000 zeroes behind it. Science estimates that there are 1080 ATOMS in the entire known Universe. (That’s a 1 with 80 zeroes behind it) Keep in mind that with exponents you don’t multiple and divide them, you add or subtract them. If I remove 1080 from 1040,000, I get 1039,920 left to deal with…
Dirty old Man … The Bible describes the chemical nature of flesh. Our bodies are made from the dust of the ground (Genesis 2:7; 3:19). Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you shall return. Scientists have discovered that the human body is comprised of some 28 base and trace elements – all of which are found in the earth. Researchers at NASA's Ames Research Center confirmed that every element in man can be found in the soil, prompting one of the scientists to say: "...the Biblical scenario for the creation of life turns out to be not far off the mark". Visit: The elements of the periodic table sorted by their presence in human body. (Lenntech)The Bible is a Textbook of Science (ICR)
Total the value of the elements in our bodies and the value of the average person's skin, we arrive at a net worth of $4.50! 65% Oxygen in all liquids and tissues, bones, proteins 18% Carbon everywhere 10% Hydrogen in all liquids and tissues, bones, proteins 3% Nitrogen in all liquids and tissues, proteins 1.5% Calcium lungs, kidney, liver, thyroid, brain, muscles, heart, bones 1% Phosphorous urine, bones 0.35% Potassium enzymes 0.25% Sulfur proteins 0.15% Sodium in all liquids and tissues (in terms of salt) 0.15% Chlorine in body liquid 0.05% Magnesium enzymes 0.0004% Iron enzymes 0.00004% Iodine It was also discovered that our bodies contain trace quantities of cobalt, copper, zinc, selenium. molybdenum, lithium, aluminum, silicon, vanadium, arsenic, bromine, strontium, lead, fluorine, silicon, and manganese. All of the above amounts to less than one dollar! The average person has 14-18 ft2, (variables being height, weight, and breast size). Based on the selling price of cowhide, (~ $0.25/ft2, the value of an average person's skin is about $3.50.
Mouth to mouth ain’t enough… Genesis 2:7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Job 12:7-10 But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:  Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.  Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this?  In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. Scripture and the observable evidence agree, only God can give the breath of life. Life is more than matter and energy. Life cannot be explained by raw materials, time, and chance alone. Our eternal nature is spirit, heart, soul, mind introduced by the hand of God. Even though a perfectly intact body has air and energy reintroduced in an attempt to spark life into it, the body remains dead. Numbers 16:22 And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation? Zech. 12:1 The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. Personality is non-physical. The real you is spirit After a heart transplant the recipient does not receive the donor’s character. An amputee is not half the person he was before loosing his limbs. Visit: Breath And Spirit (ICR)
Adam And Eve: The Genesis account of creation asserts that all humans descended from the same parents, Adam and Eve. There is considerable debate in the scientific community over recent genetic studies which indicate that all men have a common father and all women have a common mother. The latter claim is sometimes called the Eve hypothesis. "Researchers suggest that virtually all modern men—99% of them, says one scientist—are closely related genetically and share genes with one male ancestor, dubbed 'Y-chromosome Adam.' We are finding that humans have very, very shallow genetic roots which go back very recently to one ancestor... That indicates that there was an origin in a specific location on the globe and then it spread out from there." (U.S. News & World Report, December 4, 1995)
One Blood: Acts 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; God has created all mankind from one blood (Genesis 5). Until recently, it was believed there was significant differences in the blood of various human races. Researchers have discovered that we have all descended from one gene pool. A 1995 study of a section of Y chromosomes of 38 men from different ethnic groups around the world found that we all come from one man (Adam) - consistent with the Bible. Statistical divisions of humanity based on different kinds of genetic data do not consistently group people into separate races. “…most human variation falls within, not between populations. About 85% of all genetic variation can, on average, be found within any local population, be they Swedes, Kikuyu, or Hmong. About 94% can be found within any continental population… In fact, there are no characteristics, no traits, not even one gene that turns up in all members of one so-called race yet is absent from others.”
One Blood: Acts 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; Disputing the belief that diseases like sickle cell anemia are race specific, the study said: Doctors were long taught that sickle cell anemia was a genetic disease of Negroes, a marker of their race. Yet sickle cell is found among peoples from central and western Africa, but not southern Africa. It is also carried by Turks, Yemenis, Indians, Greeks, and Sicilians. That's because sickle cell arose several thousand years ago as a mutation in one of the genes that codes for hemoglobin. The mutation soon spread to successive populations along the trade routes where malaria was common. It turns out that inheriting one sickle cell allele confers resistance to malaria and thus provides a selective advantage in malarial regions (inheriting sickle cell alleles from both parents causes sickle-cell disease). In other words, sickle cell … is a marker not of skin color or race but ancestry, or more precisely, having ancestors from where malaria was common. Visit: One Blood: The biblical answer to racism (ChristianAnswers.net) Where Did The Races Come From? (ICR)
The race is on … The origin of the “races” explained in Genesis 10-11. Noah’s descendants (and the animals) migrated around the world after leaving the ark settling in different locations having diverse environments. After Babel, when God divided the peoples again, using language as the divisor, each language group again spread out to even broader locations around the world and developed distinct features based on the environment, diet, and genetic variation in the pool of people in each location where they settled. Over time, certain traits dominated (such as stature or skin, hair, and eye color – e.g. darker for those living closer to the equator or lighter in the extreme northern and southern areas - in high or low altitudes, in drier or wetter locations, in stable or varying weather conditions). Those with a genetic makeup (and resulting characteristics) better suited to their new environment survived to reproduce more. Their offspring eventually were dominated by those inherited traits while over time the less useful traits and characteristics either did not survive or faded into the background of the population’s dominant genetic makeup. Genesis alone offers a reasonable answer to the origin of the races and languages. Visit: Where did the human races come from? (CristianAnswers.net)Evolution and Modern Racism (ICR)
Speaking of confusion … Origin of the major language groups explained (Genesis 11). After the rebellion at Babel, God scattered the people by confounding the one language into many languages. Evolution teaches that we all evolved from a common ancestor, yet offers no explanation for the origin of or the reason for the thousands of diverse languages in existence today. Visit: Language, Creation and the Inner Man (ICR) On the Origin of Language (ICR)
Not allot of choice – yet … Genesis 5:4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters: Skeptics point out that Cain had no one to marry – so the Bible must be false. The Bible states plainly that Adam and Eve had other sons and daughters. Cain married his sister. Visit: Where did Cain get his wife? (CristianAnswers.net)Cain's Wife: It Really Does Matter! (ICR) To marry near of kin in the ancient world was common. Yet, beginning about 1500 B.C., God forbid this practice. Leviticus 18:6 None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the Lord. The genetic mutations (resulting from the curse) had a cumulative effect over time. Cain could safely marry his sister because the genetic pool was still relatively pure in his day. Geneticists confirm that the risk of passing on a genetic abnormality to your child today is much greater if you marry a close relative because relatives are more likely to carry the same defective gene. If they procreate, their offspring are more apt to have this defect expressed. Visit: The Blind Gunman (ICR)
Beautiful … Genesis 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Genesis 2:9 And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Job 40:10 Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty. Eccles. 3:11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. Matthew 6:28-30 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:  And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Beauty surrounds us: radiant sunsets, majestic mountains, brightly colored flowers, glowing gems, soothing foliage, brilliantly adorned birds, etc. How and why we determine beauty is a mystery to the evolutionists. Scripture reveals that God creates beautiful things for our benefit and His glory. Visit: Beauty(oldpaths.com)
Aw(e)… The Bible says the animals are created "without understanding." Mankind is made in God's "image." As human beings, we are aware of our "being." God is "I AM," and we know that "we are." We have understanding that we exist. Birds and other creatures have instincts to create (nests, etc.). We have an innate ability to appreciate God's creation. What animal gazes with awe at a sunset, or at the magnificence of the Grand Canyon? What animal obtains joy from the sounds of music or takes the time to form itself into an orchestra to create and harmonize music? Man has the ability to uncover the hidden laws of electricity. We can utilize the law of aerodynamics to transport ourselves around the globe. We unearth the hidden treasures of gold, silver, diamonds, and oil and make use of them for our own benefit. We also have the God-given ability to appreciate the value of creation. Only humans have the unique capability to appreciate God for this incredible creation and to respond to His love. We are moral beings. What animal among the beasts sets up court systems and apportions justice to its fellow creatures?
What’s your dog’s best trick? Scripture, not evolution, explains animal instincts. (See Job 39) Psalm 32:9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee. Proverbs 30:24-28 There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise:  The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;  The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks;  The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;  The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces. Jeremiah 8:7 Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the Lord. God explains that He has endowed each creature with specific instinctive knowledge. A newly hatched spider weaves an intricate web without being taught. A recently emerged butterfly somehow knows to navigate a 2,500-mile migration route without a guide. A parrot can be taught to swear and blaspheme, but never feels conviction. Many animals steal, but they do not experience any guilt whatsoever. If man evolved, where did our conscience – our sense of right and wrong - come from? Visit: Instinct, Wise Behavior, Unlearned Knowledge And Abilities (oldpaths.com)
Oh, that’s not right … Romans 2:14-15 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:  Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) The Bible explains that man alone was created as a moral being in God’s image. God has impressed His moral law onto every human heart. Conmeans with / Sciencemeans knowledge. Each individual human being has a God-given knowledge of right and wrong. We instinctively know by our conscience that it is wrong to murder, lie, steal, etc. Conscience cannot be explained by evolutionary processes. Acts 17:30-31 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:  Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. Romans 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel. Down deep in our God given conscience, we know that all sin will be judged by the very one who gave us our conscience in the first place. He knows…and so do we…
Let’s sing Psalm 40:3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord. Evolution cannot explain the origin of music. God has given both man and angels the gift of music-making Genesis 4:21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. Ezekiel 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Singing is intended to express rejoicing in and worship of the Lord. Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Psalm 95:1-2 O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.  Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. Visit: Music—evidence of creation (Answers In Genesis)
A Noble.man John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Romans 5:7-8 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.  But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Both the Bible and human history reveal people who have endangered or even sacrificed their lives for another. This is completely at odds with Darwin’s theory of the survival of the fittest. Self sacrifice did not evolve.
I love it ! Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. 1 John 4:7-12 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.  He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.  In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.  Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.  No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. Evolution cannot explain love. How and when and why did love develop? How does an animal know who or what to love? How does it know who or when to sacrifice itself and it’s comforts for the object of it’s love? God’s Word reveals that the very purpose of our existence is to know and love God and our fellow man. God is love, and we were created in His image to reflect His love. Visit: Is Man a "Higher" Animal? (ICR)
Don’t worry, Be happy… Medical science has come to understand that there is a strong relationship between a person's mental and physical health. The Bible revealed this to us with these statements (and others) written around 950 B.C.: "A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy is the rottenness of the bones" (Proverbs 14:30) "The light of the eyes rejoices the heart: and a good report makes the bones fat [healthy]" (Proverbs 15:30). "Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones" (Proverbs 16:24). "A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones" (Proverbs 17:22).
Don’t get emotional Psalm 36:8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. Evolution cannot explain pleasure – even the most complex chemicals do not experience bliss. 1 Tim. 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; Pleasure is a gift from God. Acts 14:17 Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness. Evolution cannot explain emotions or gratefulness or joy. Matter and energy do not feel any emotion, so where did it originate ??? Psalm 4:7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased. Psalm 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Show some emotion… A person’s mental attitude and spiritual health is strongly correlated with their physical health. The God revealed this to us through King Solomon about 3,000 years ago. Prov 12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. Prov 14:30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones. Prov 15:30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat. Prov 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. Prov 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Laughter reduces levels of certain stress hormones bringing balance to the immune system, which helps your body fight off disease. Intense sorrow or stress is harmful to your health. Prov 18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? Mark 14:34 … My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch. Researchers have studied individuals following a stressful incident who had no prior medical problems but who showed symptoms of stress cardiomyopathy including chest pain, difficulty breathing, low blood pressure, and even heart failure. Visit: The Physical Dangers of Stress (Fitness Article) Benefits of Laughter (Personal-Development.com)Humor and Laughter: Health Benefits and Online Sources (helpguide.org)
Chickens or eggs / Plants or seeds Gen 1:20-22 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.  And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.  And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. The Bible says God created mature birds with the ability to reproduce after their kind. The chicken was created first - with the ability to make eggs! Evolution has no solution for this dilemma. Gen 1:11-12 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. God created mature plants yielding fruit and seed “in itself”. It appeared with the ability to reproduce after their kind. How did the chicken know it needed eggs? How did the plants know about seeds? How did the eggs know to develop into birds and seeds into plants? How did the various creatures know what was necessary to reproduce their own kind? Visit: What Came First, the Chicken or the Egg? (ICR)The Egg/Chicken Conundrum (ICR)
Be sure you have some Protein… Rev. 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created Which came first, proteins or DNA? For evolutionists, the chicken or egg dilemma goes even deeper. Chickens consist of proteins. The code for each protein is contained in the DNA/RNA system. However, proteins are required in order to manufacture DNA. So which came first: proteins or DNA? The ONLY explanation is that they were created together. Visit: Things that are Made (ICR)Evolution Hopes You Don't Know Chemistry: The Problem with Chirality (ICR)Origin of Life: Critique of Early Stage Chemical Evolution Theories (ICR)The Origin of Life: Theories on the Origin of Biological Order (ICR)
Where’s the manual ??? Mark 10:6-8 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.  For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;  And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. Almost all forms of complex life have both male and female. One cannot reproduce without the other. The male needs the female to reproduce. The female needs the male to reproduce. How is it possible that a male and a female of each species each spontaneously and separately came into being, each having extremely complex but completely complementary reproductive systems? How did the species survive the ‘trial and error’ random process of evolution? If a male came into being before a female, how did the male species reproduce without females? If a female came into being before a male, how did the female species reproduce without males? If either sex was able to reproduce without the other, why would they have developed different, complex, but complimentary reproductive systems, each needing the other to reproduce? Random, trial and error evolution has no mechanism to explain how complimentary male and female reproductive organs evolved at the same time or how a species survived the process of evolving. Genesis 1:27-28 So God created man in his own image, … male and female created he them.  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, …. Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. The Bible says that from the beginning God made them male and female in order to propagate each species after is own unique kind.
DNA – planned on purpose Psalm 139:13-16 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.  I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.  My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.  Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. During the 1950s, Watson and Crick discovered the genetic blueprint for life. Three thousand years ago the Bible seems to reference this written digital code – “in Thy book all my members were written...” We are only beginning to probe the complexity of the DNA molecule, the eye, the brain, and all the intricate components of life. No human invention compares to the marvelous wonders of God’s creation. Visit: Mankind- The Pinnacle of God's Creation (ICR) Visit: Curiously Wrought (ICR)
The Seed of Life. Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. This verse reveals that the female possesses the "seed of life." This was not the common knowledge until a few centuries ago. It was widely believed that the male only possessed the "seed of life" and that the woman was nothing more than a glorified incubator Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. God declares that He knew and had a plan for us before we were born. The biblical penalty for murdering an unborn child was death. Ex 21:22-23 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.  And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, It is an irrefutable biological fact that the fertilized egg is truly an entire human being. Nothing more will be added to the very first cell except nutrition and oxygen. Job 10:8-12 Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet thou dost destroy me.  Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?  Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese?  Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews.  Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit. Job 31:15 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb? Visit: Is the unborn human less than human? (CristianAnswers.net)Cloning: Redefining When Life Begins Exposing Flaws in the Preembryo-Embryo Distinction (ICR) Does The Human Embryo Go Through Animal Stages? (ICR)
Stay focused Rejecting the Creator results in moral depravity (See: Romans 1:20-32). The Bible warns that when mankind rejects the overwhelming evidence for a Creator, lawlessness will result. Since the theory of evolution has swept the globe, abortion, pornography, genocide, etc., have all risen sharply. Sexual promiscuity is dangerous to your health. 1 Cor. 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. The Bible warns he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body and that those who commit homosexual sin would receive in themselves the penalty of their error. Much data confirms that any sexual relationship outside of holy matrimony is unsafe. Visit: Evolution and the American Abortion Mentality (ICR) Is Creation One of the Traditional Values? (ICR)Darwin's Influence on Ruthless Laissez Faire Capitalism (ICR) Would China Benefit from Christianity? (ICR) Sex Habits Linked to Early Death, Disability (Fox News)
Who’s your daddy ??? Gen 4:20-22 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.  And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.  And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah. Job 12:12 With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding. Our ancestors were not primitive. Archeologists have discovered our ancestors mined, had metallurgical factories, created air-conditioned buildings, designed musical instruments, studied the stars, built huge impressive structures we can’t replicate even today and much, much more. We also have archeological evidence, including cave paintings and other evidence, that some peoples did live primitively in caves. Cavemen were described in the Bible (Job 30:1 ) four thousand years ago. Job describes certain “vile men” who were driven from society to forage “among the bushes” for survival and who “live in the clefts of the valleys, (and) in caves of the earth and the rocks.” The “cavemen” were simply outcasts and vagabounds – not our primitive ancestors as evolutionists speculate. These were not ape-men, but unruly, godless, anti-social descendants of some of those who scattered from Babel and whose behavior caused them to live and act like animals… Visit: Ancient civilizations and modern man (Answers In Genesis)The mystery of ancient man (Answers In Genesis)Language, Creation and the Inner Man (ICR)
Be ye KIND to one another… Gen 1:11-12 "Then God said, 'Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth;' and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself accordingly to its kind. And God saw that it was good." Gen 1:21 "So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good." Gen 1:25 "And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good." Scripture describes biogenesis (the development of living organisms from other living organisms) and the stability of each kind of living organism. Reproductive systems are programmed by their generic codes. The phrase "according to its kind" occurs repeatedly, stressing the reproductive integrity of each kind of animal and plant. Scientists only observe that life only comes from existing life. This law has never been violated under observation or experimentation (as evolution imagines). Therefore life, God’s life, created all life. God distinguished kinds, which agrees with what scientists observe – namely that there are horizontal genetic boundaries beyond which life cannot vary. Life produces after its own kind. Dogs produce dogs, cats produce cats, roses produce roses. Never have we witnessed one kind changing into another kind as evolution supposes. There are natural limits to biological change. “ …how could a division of the organic world into discrete entities be justified by an evolutionary theory that proclaimed ceaseless change as the fundamental fact of nature?" Stephen J. Gould, Professor of Geology and Paleontology, Harvard University. Visit: Chemical Evolution: Spontaneous generation; Stanley Miller Experiment (ChristianAnswers.net)Evolution is Biologically Impossible (ICR)The Myth Of Chemical Evolution (ICR)Virgil's Aeneid, by Chance Alone? (ICR)The Origin of Life: Theories on the Origin of Biological Order (ICR)Things You May Not Know About Evolution (ICR)Creation - Evolution (ICR)Evolution and the Bible (ICR)The Fossil Record: Intermediate Links (ChristianAnswers.net)Archaeopteryx A Feathered Reptile? (ChristianAnswers.net)The Ape-Man: Missing Link (ChristianAnswers.net)Biological Evolution Darwin's Finches (ChristianAnswers.net)
It’s in my Blood … Lev 17:11 about 1450-1410 BC For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. Lev 17:14 about 1450-1410 BC For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off. Up until 120 years ago, sick people were "bled" - the withdrawal of considerable amounts of blood from a patient. It was a common medical practice performed by doctors in an attempt to cure or prevent illnesses and almost every disease from antiquity up to the late 19th century. Many ‘patients’ died because of the practice. 3,000 years ago Leviticus declared that blood is the source of life - lose too much blood, you lose your life… George Washington died from this very treatment. In 1616, William Harvey discovered that blood circulation is the key factor in physical life—confirming what the Bible revealed 3,000 years earlier. In 1830 AD, Dr. Marshall Hall came out in strong opposition to this practice. Visit: Life in the Blood (ICR)
It’s in my Blood … Lev 17:14 For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof …. Doctors give a "blood test" is because blood carries an incredible amount of information. Blood is far more complex and has far more to do with life than science ever imagined. The blood carries: water and nourishment to every cell, maintains the body’s temperature, removes the waste material of the body’s cells, carries oxygen from the lungs throughout the body. About 55 percent of blood is composed of plasma. Plasma consists predominantly of water and salts. The kidneys carefully maintain the salt concentration in plasma because small changes in its concentration will cause cells in the body to function improperly. In extreme conditions this can result in death. The rest is made of three major types of cells: red blood cells (also known as erythrocytes), white blood cells (leukocytes), and platelets (thrombocytes). Antibodies in blood neutralize or help destroy infectious organisms. Each antibody is designed to target one specific disease causing, invading organism. There is no better way to describe the function of blood in relation to the human body than as God to said 3,500 years ago, "The life of the flesh is in the blood.“
Blood Clotting in Infants: Genesis 17:12 Written about 1450-1410 BC And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. Leviticus 12:3 And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. Luke 1:59 And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father. God said circumcision of newborn males was to be performed on the 8th after birth. We now know that vitamin K is responsible for the production of prothrombin by the liver. On the 5th through the 7th days of the newborn male's life that vitamin K begins to be produced (the vitamin is normally produced by bacterial action in the intestinal tract). Only on day eight that the percentage of prothrombin climbs above 100% of normal! If vitamin K is deficient, there will be a prothrombin deficiency and hemorrhaging may occur, since both vitamin K and prothrombin are necessary for proper blood clotting. The only day in the entire life of the newborn that the blood clotting element prothrombin is that high is day eight. Medical science has also discovered that this is when the human body's immune system is at its peak. The best day for surgical procedure like circumcision is therefore day eight. How did Moses know?! Visit: Biblical Accuracy and Circumcision on the 8th Day (Apologetics Press)
The Egyptian doctors vs. Moses The most complete information about the medicine and pharmacy of ancient Egypt is contained in the famous Papyrus Ebers, a disorganized collection of more than 800 concoctions and magical spells to alleviate suffering. The papyrus dates back to about 1552 B. C. and was discovered by Georg Ebers in 1872-3. Some of the Egyptian ‘cures’ include: To prevent the immoderate crying of children a mixture of the seeds of the plant Sheben with some fly-dirt is recommended. Shebenmay have been the Poppy from which heroin is derived. To prevent the hair turning grey anoint the scalp with the blood of a black calf which has been boiled in oil or with the fat of a rattlesnake. When hair falls out, apply a mixture of six fats, namely those of the horse, the hippopotamus, the crocodile, the cat, the snake, and the ibex. To strengthen hair anoint the scalp with the tooth of a donkey crushed in honey. … The animal drugs used in Egyptian ‘cures’ included lizards' blood, swine's teeth, putrid meat, stinking fat, moisture from pigs' ears, milk, goose grease, asses' hoofs, animal fats from various sources, excreta of various animals, including human beings, donkeys, antelopes, dogs, cats, and even flies. “The grave of several small children revealed that they had eaten skinned mice just prior to their deaths. The Egyptians believed that the life-giving Nile created mice because these animals emerged from cracks in the mud after the Nile receded each year.” Acts 7:22 And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds. Yet Egyptian scientific ignorance is absent in the first five books of the Bible, written by Moses approximately 1491-1451 B.C. In fact the Torah not only reveals advanced principles and knowledge about hygiene, quarantine and sanitation far superior to that possessed by the Egyptians and other ancient societies of that day, but far exceeded medical standards practiced as recently as 100 years ago.
Sanitary Practices in The 19th Century Medical knowledge was abysmal right up to the beginning of the 20th century. Until this century, medical science do not fully understand that most diseases are caused by infection of microscopic organisms. The medical value of sterilization, sanitation, and quarantines were virtually unknown. In the 1840s, puerperal or childbirth fever, a bacterial infection of the female genital tract after childbirth, was taking the lives of up to 30% of women who gave birth in hospitals. Women who gave birth at home remained relatively unaffected. Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis (1818-65), a Hungarian obstetrician educated at the universities of Pest and Vienna was an assistant professor on the maternity ward of the Vienna General Hospital. He observed that women examined by student doctors who had not washed their hands after leaving the autopsy room had very high death rates. When a colleague received a scalpel cut and died of infection, Semmelweis concluded that puerperal fever was septic and contagious and that he and the medical students carried "cadaverous particles" on their hands. He ordered students to wash their hands with chlorinated lime before examining patients; as a result, the maternal death rate was reduced from 12% to 1% in 2 years.
Sanitary Practices in The 19th Century Some doctors were offended at Semmelweis’ suggestion that they should wash their hands. It was beneath their social status as gentlemen to believe that their hands could be unclean. The existence of germs was unknown until around A.D. 1890 when Louis Pasteur demonstrated in his Germ Theory of Diseasethat most infectious diseases were caused by microorganisms originating from outside the body. Pasteur was not the first to propose germ theory but he developed it and conducted experiments that clearly indicated it was correct Hemanaged to convince most of the European medical community that it was true. This new understanding of germs and their means of transmission led to improved sanitary standards that resulted in an enormous drop in the mortality rate. These core principles of sanitation were being practiced by the Israelites thousands of years earlier.
Sanitary Practices in Moses’ Time (See Numbers 19, Leviticus 11 and 15, Deuteronomy 23:12). This is the law, when a man dieth in a tent: all that come into the tent, and all that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days. And every open vessel, which hath no covering bound upon it, is unclean. And whosoever toucheth one that is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days. Num 19:14-16 Israelites were instructed to wash themselves and their clothes in running water if they had a bodily discharge, if they came in contact with another person's discharge, or if they had touched a dead human or animal carcass. They were also instructed to wash any uncovered vessels that were in the vicinity of a dead body, and if a dead carcass touched a vessel it was to be destroyed.
Sanitary Practices in Moses’ Time Whatsoever shall touch the flesh thereof shall be holy: and when there is sprinkled of the blood thereof upon any garment, thou shalt wash that whereon it was sprinkled in the holy place. But the earthen vessel wherein it is sodden shall be broken: and if it be sodden in a brasen pot, it shall be both scoured, and rinsed in water. Lev 6:27-28 The is a commandment to discard used pottery that may be contaminated with bacteria while metal pots should be disinfected by scouring and rinsing in water. "And when he that has an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself even days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean" Lev 15:13 Until recent years, doctors washed their hands in a bowl of water, leaving invisible germs on their hands. However, the Bible says specifically to wash hands under "running water." Items recovered during war were also to be purified through either fire or running water.
Why the Outhouse in out there… Deut. 23:12-13 Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad:  And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee: Some 3,500 years ago God commanded His people to have a place outside the camp where they could relieve themselves. They were to each carry a shovel so that they could dig a hole (latrine) and cover their waste. Israelites were to bury their human waste outside of camp and to burn the waste of their animals. Up until World War I, more soldiers died from disease than war because they did not isolate human waste. Visit: The First Book Of Public Hygiene (Answers In Genesis)Modern medicine? (Answers In Genesis)
The Minoan Civilization The Minoan Civilization was a peaceful trade civilization which arose on the island of Crete, and lasted from approximately 2700 to 1450 BC. It is widely considered to be the foundation of European civilization. (Note: There is archeological evidence of human sacrifice and canabilism.) The Minoan Palace of Knossos on the isle of Crete featured four separate drainage systems that emptied into the great sewers constructed of stone. Terra cotta pipe was laid beneath the palace floor, hidden from view. … It provided water for fountains and faucets of marble, gold and silver that jetted hot and cold running water. Located in the palace latrine was the world's first flushing "water closet" or toilet, with a wooden seat and a small reservoir of water. The existence of the device was lost for thousands of years amid the rubble of flood and decay. These discoveries were made in the Palace of Knossos which was built gradually between 1700 and 1400 BC. If the Minoan’s had the ability to build a palace with Frescoes and a Throne Room and Aqueducts that brought fresh water from springs about 10 km away, they should be able to fashion a toilet (a seat over drain flushed by pouring water from a jug). The History of Plumbing - Roman and English Legacy http://www.theplumber.com/eng.html
Pompeii, Pompeii, the ruined and partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples was destroyed, and completely buried, during a long catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days in AD 79. Excavations reveal a large forum in the center of the city, including public baths, a small theater, a large theater, temples, grand villas and 33 bakeries… Water closets were in vogue in Pompeii, and archaeologists have found ancient closets in the back of one palace, including a cistern to flush water to the different seats. Near the palace kitchen they also found an arched recess approximately three feet deep. Although the actual wood had long disappeared, archaeologists say they could still see outlines of hinges for the privy seats. While these snapshots of Roman life in the 1st century show a method of disposing of waste ,it also depicted an abysmal lack of any form of separation of food and waste. The kitchen's brick oven sat 4 feet from the privy. To the efficient Romans who had no inkling of germs, the proximity allowed the easy disposal of both scraps and excrete. The History of Plumbing - Pompeii & Herculaneum. http://www.theplumber.com/pom.html The Israelites, who did not live in palaces or towns, but in tents in the desert still had a better system in which their excrement was kept far away from their food.
The Romans While it is true that bathing was very important to the Romans and that they built numerous public bathhouses in the cities and towns throughout the empire which operated like community centers, there is another aspect to these famous baths.. At first, the Roman baths opened only during the daylight hours, which allowed for the emptying and refilling of the water at night – at least once a day. This helped matters somewhat, in that hundreds would use the same pools of stagnant, germ-ridden, unfiltered, fetid water. The dawn of scientific discovery would not be for hundreds more years. Even the best and brightest of the ancient Romans knew nothing about bacteria and the true causes of disease. The History of Plumbing - Roman and English Legacy. http://www.theplumber.com/eng.html
Leprosy and Plague: The laws against leprosy in Leviticus 13 are regarded as the first model of sanitary legislation and quarantine And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean. All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be. [Leviticus 13:45-46]. Leprosy and Plague is characterized by disfiguring skin sores, nerve damage, and progressive debilitation. Few diseases have provoked more stigma than leprosy, unique in its ability to generate fear. When the Bible speaks of “leprosy”, it is unknown whether it is referring to what we understand as leprosy (Hansen’s disease) which, left untreated, has debilitating and well known symptoms usually characterized by disfigured limbs, of which Scripture says nothing. It is quite possible that Biblical leprosy may have included Hansen’s disease.
Leprosy and Plague: Leprosy in Scripture seems to cover a wider range of infectious diseases (also called plague in Scripture). Diagnosing it could get quite complicated [See Leviticus 13 and 14]. The general rule was to quarantine the individual suspected of having contracted leprosy -sometimes for just seven days. Careful observation was then made to see if the plague was healed and if it was, the person was declared clean after a ceremony involving two birds and a further seven days of living outside the camp. Infected garments were to be burned if the disease had spread after seven days, otherwise they could be washed twice. True leprosy was incurable before the advent of modern drugs and moderen medical thinking is that it is not all that infectious. Leprosy research scientists still do not completely understand how leprosy spreads, although people who live within the same household as a person with untreated leprosy have an eight-fold increased risk of developing leprosy. Visit: The First Book Of Public Hygiene (Answers In Genesis)Modern medicine? (Answers In Genesis)
Leprosy and Plague: Leviticus 13 and 14 mention the ‘marks’ of leprosy on walls and on garments and the priests were instructed to burn the garments of leprosy victims! Leviticus 13:52 He shall therefore burn that garment, whether warp or woof, in woollen or in linen, or any thing of skin, wherein the plague is: for it is a fretting leprosy; it shall be burnt in the fire. Many thought this was a quite silly example of overkill… M. leprae is a hardy organism and can survive outside the body for up to 45 days. Both nasal secretions and skin from untreated MBcases of leprosy are capable of shedding M. leprae to the environment,which may be deposited on either or both the nasal and skinepithelia of contacts with the potential for initiating infection. This is why there are very strict commands in the Bible about how to deal with leprosy and other infectious diseases. During the devastating Black Death of the 14th century, patients who were sick or dead were kept in the same rooms as the rest of the family. People often wondered why the disease was affecting so many people at one time. They attributed these epidemics to ‘bad air’ or ‘evil spirits.’ Careful and earlier attention to the medical commands of God as revealed in Leviticus would have saved untold millions of lives.
Buddy, have a drink … Lev 11:33-36 And every earthen vessel, whereinto any of them falleth, whatsoever is in it shall be unclean; and ye shall break it.  Of all meat which may be eaten, that on which such water cometh shall be unclean: and all drink that may be drunk in every such vessel shall be unclean.  And every thing whereupon any part of their carcasefalleth shall be unclean; whether it be oven, or ranges for pots, they shall be broken down: for they are unclean, and shall be unclean unto you.  Nevertheless a fountain or pit, wherein there is plenty of water, shall be clean: but that which toucheth their carcase shall be unclean. God forbade drinking from vessels or stagnant water that had been contaminated by coming into contact with a dead animal. It is only in the last 100 years that medical science has learned that contaminated water can cause typhoid and cholera. Visit: The First Book Of Public Hygiene (Answers In Genesis)Modern medicine? (Answers In Genesis)
Don’t be a Pest Pest control Leviticus 25:1-24 Today farmers are plagued with insects. God gave a sure-fire remedy to control pests centuries ago. Moses commanded Israel to set aside one year in seven when no crops were raised. Insects winter in the stalks of last year’s harvest, hatch in the spring, and are perpetuated by laying eggs in the new crop. If the crop is denied one year in seven, the pests have nothing to subsist upon, and are thereby controlled.
Soil conservation Lev 23:22 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the Lord your God. God instructed farmers to leave the gleanings when reaping their fields, and not to reap the corners (sides) of their fields. This served several purposes: Vital soil minerals would be maintained. The hedge row would limit wind erosion. The poor could eat the gleanings. Note that the poor were not simply given a handout. They had to be willing to reap what was left in the field for their benefit. Today, approximately four billion metric tons of soil are lost from U.S. crop lands each year. Much of this soil depletion could be avoided if God’s commands were followed.
Rub a little veggie on it … God has given us the leaves of the trees as medicine. Ezekiel 47:12 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine. Rev. 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Ancient cultures utilized many herbal remedies. Modern medicine has rediscovered what the Bible has said all along – there are healing compounds found in plants. Luke 10:34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. Jesus told of a Samaritan man, who when he came upon a wounded traveler, he bandaged him – pouring upon his wounds olive oil and wine. Wine contains ethyl alcohol and traces of methyl alcoholand olive oil is a disinfectant, a skin moisturizer, protector, and soothing lotion. Both are good disinfectants. During the Middle Ages up until the early 20th century millions died because they did not know to treat, disinfect, and protect open wounds.
Dietary Guidelines By the 1980s, all the health organizations of the United States had adopted low-fat, high fiber dietary guidelines. This was the culmination of numerous scientific studies that had demonstrated that diets high in vegetables, fruits, and grains reduced the risk of heart disease, cancer, and many other diseases. It appears man has finally caught up to the dietary guide given by God to the Israelites some 3,500 years ago! Visit: The Dietary Law (Pacific Heath Center)Relationship between pork consumption and cirrhosis. (NCBI)Bulletin Of The History Of Medicine (Johns Hopkins Institute)
Something’s fishy… Leviticus 11:9-12 These you may eat, whatever is in the water: all that have fins and scales, those in the water, in the seas or in the rivers, you may eat. But whatever is in the seas and in the rivers that does not have fins and scales among all the teeming life of the water, and among all the living creatures that are in the water, they are detestable things to you, and they shall be abhorrent to you; you may not eat of their flesh, and their carcasses you shall detest. Whatever in the water does not have fins and scales is abhorrent to you. Scripture states that we should avoid those sea creatures which do not have fins or scales. We now know that bottom-feeders tend to consume waste and are likely to carry disease.
Pray – not prey !!! Leviticus 11:13-19 And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray,  And the vulture, and the kite after his kind;  Every raven after his kind;  And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind,  And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,  And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle,  And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. Scientists now recognize that those birds which eat carrion (putrefying flesh), often spread disease.
You are what you eat, you swine !!! Deut. 14:8 And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase. Not so long ago, science learned that eating undercooked pork causes an infection of parasites called trichinosis. The Bible forbid the eating of swine more than 3,000 years before we learned how to cook pork safely.
Rare !! Leviticus 17:12 Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood. A common ritual in many religions in the ancient world was to drink blood. The Creator repeatedly told His people to abstain from blood. Genesis 9:4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. Leviticus 3:17 It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood. Acts 15:20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. Acts 21:25 As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication. Modern science reveals that consuming raw blood is dangerous.
Fat, so ???!! Leviticus 7:22-24 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,  Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat.  And the fat of the beast that dieth of itself, and the fat of that which is torn with beasts, may be used in any other use: but ye shall in no wise eat of it. Saturated fats come from animals. Only in recent decades has the medical community determined that consuming fat clogs arteries and contributes to heart disease. The American Heart Association says: "The major kinds of fat in the foods we eat are saturated, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, and trans fatty acids. Saturated fats, trans fats and dietary cholesterol raise blood cholesterol. A high level of cholesterol in the blood is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, which leads to heart attack. “ The University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center stated: "The fourth most common cause of cancer among men may be related to saturated fat consumption." In Leviticus 7:22-24 we are told, "And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, You shall eat no manner of fat, or ox, or of sheep, or of goat.“
Road Kill Exo22:31 And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs. Lev 22:8 That which dieth of itself, or is torn with beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself therewith: I am the Lord. Today we understand that a decaying carcass is full of disease causing germs. Thousands of years before modern science identified bacteria, God made provision for Israel by banning the eating of meat that may be spoiled or contaminated by bacteria.
Tree huggers: veggie haters in drag… Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. Two thousand years ago, God’s Word stated that many would worship and serve creation rather than the Creator. Today, nature is revered as “Mother” and naturalism is enshrined. Save the trees, talk to your plants, but never, never eat them… Visit: Earth Day, Environmentalism, and the Bible (ICR)The Bible, Creation, and Ecology (ICR)The Hyper-Environmentalists (ICR)
Genetically engineered food ?? Lev 19:19 Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee. Deut. 22:9 Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds: lest the fruit of thy seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy vineyard, be defiled. The Bible warns against mixing seeds – as this will result in an inferior or dangerous crop. There is growing evidence that unnatural, genetically engineered crops may actually be harmful.
Where is Gore when you need him ? Rev. 11:18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. The Bible anticipated environmental devastation of the planet by man. Though evolution imagines that things should be getting better, the Bible foresaw what is really occurring today: pollution, destruction and corrupt dominion. Visit: Creation and the Environment (ICR)The Bible, Creation, and Ecology (ICR)
The Little Bang – Nuclear Weapons "But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat." (2 Peter 3:10-12) Joel 2:30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. It is impossible for people in the 1st century and earlier to have known anything about the Atom Bomb. Ernest Rutherford (who received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1908) first split the atom in 1917.
The Little Bang – Nuclear Weapons The Apostle Peter certainly did describe it well – and he was not alone… "Now this will be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the peoples who have gone to war against Jerusalem; their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongue will rot in their mouth." Zech 14:12 And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the whole moon became as blood; Rev 6:12 This describes the phenomena that results from massive amounts of dust and debris being blown into the atmosphere. And the atmosphere was pushed apart like a scroll when it is rolled together Rev 6:14 In a nuclear explosion the atmosphere rolls back on itself. It's this tremendous rush of air back into the vacuum caused by the blast field that causes much of the destruction of a nuclear explosion. Whether all this is the result of a single event to a series of event closely following each other is irrelevant – they will happen – they are horrible – and the Bible writers could not have described the effects today’s technology so accurately and so completely, almost 3,000 years ago, without God given knowledge.
The Little Bang – Nuclear Weapons While Peter, John, and Zechariah did not use terms like "nuclear weapons, ICBM's, or fractional orbital bombs“, they did use descriptions of the after effects of nuclear blasts using terms they knew and were familiar with to describe what they saw... the atmosphere parting like a scroll (Rev 6:14) the elements melting with fervent heat (2 Peter 3:10-12) the earth and the heavens “dissolved” by fire (2 Peter 3:10-12) great earthquakes (Rev 6:12) men’s flesh will rotting on their feet where they stand (Zech 14:12) their eyes rotting in their sockets (Zechariah 14:12) their tongues rotting in their mouths. (Zechariah 14:12) the poisoning of the waters (Revelation 8:11), the severe reduction in visibility (Revelation 8:12), hail and fire, a great mountain burning with fire a great star... burning like a torch the death of much of the earth's vegetation (Revelation 8:7), malignant sores on men (Revelation 16:2), the end of ocean life (Revelation 16:3), and the inability of the atmosphere to block out harmful ultraviolet rays resulting in severe burns (Revelation 16:8) all expected results of nuclear war and/or massive eruptions and/or global earthquakes...
Who’s gonna clean up this mess… Ezek 38:12-15 written over 2,500 years ago "And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land… And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search. And the passengers that pass through the land, when any sees a man's bones, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog." Before nuclear warfare, this portion of the Bible would have made no sense to the reader. even the weapons left by the enemy will have to be burned. (Ezek 39:9) it will take full time, specially trained personnel 7 months to bury the dead v.14 The Scriptures match the US Army field manuals exactly concerning the method of burial. When even a bone is found by searchers, a special marker is to be placed near the bone until the buriers have buried it. Seems to be a clear reference to radioactive contamination after the nuclear war.
Tanks allot !!! Joel 2:1-10 This vision (which seems to entail flame-throwing tank warfare) was given to Joel approximately 2,800 years ago. The prophet uses the only thing he has seen in battle in his day - horse-drawn chariots - to describe what he has seen. But think of modern warfare. Horse chariots can’t do what Joel describes: fire goes before them (v.3); they burn what is behind them (v.3); they destroy everything in their path (v.3); they move at the speed of a horse (30-40 mph, v.4); their rumbling sounds like the noise of many chariots and the roar of a fire (v.5); they climb over walls (v.7) they don't break ranks (v.7); the sword can't stop them (v.8); they climb into houses (v.9); and they make the earth quake (v.10)
2,000 year long labor and delivery Isaiah 66:7-8 (700. B.C.) Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.  Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. In 1912 the League of Nations gave Great Britain the mandate (political authority) over Palestine. On May 14, 1948, Britain withdrew her mandate, and the nation of Israel was "born in a day." No sooner had Israel been born and her children, spread all of the earth in 2,000 years of diaspora (dispersion) began to return to the mother land. There are more than 25 Bible prophecies concerning Israel, Palestine, and the land that have been literally fulfilled. Probability estimations conclude that the chances of these being randomly fulfilled are less than one chance in 33 million.
Are we there yet, Daddy ??? Jesus warned that the sign to look for was the repossession of Jerusalem by the Jews. In 1967, after 2,000 years, the “beginning of sorrows” was initiated leading to the culmination of all the signs of the times and the endtime events. As God closes out this age in preparing and leading to the arrival of Jesus Christ there will be: the gospel will be preached in all the world. false prophets who will deceive many; lawlessness (forsaking of the Ten Commandments). earthquakes in various places; signs from heaven (in the sun, moon, and stars); persecution against Christians in all nations hatred of those who stand up for righteousness; men's hearts will fail them for fear of the future; men will be selfish, materialistic, arrogant, proud. false Christs; wars and rumors of wars; false Bible teachers will have many followers, men will be money-hungry, men will scoff and say that there was no such thing as the flood of Noah and that these "signs" have always been around. their motivation for hating the truth will be their lust, rebellion, and pride The Scriptures tell us, however, that their understanding of God is erroneous. They don't understand that God's time frame is not the same as ours. They think that God's continued silence means that He doesn't exist or doesn’t see their sins. The truth is that God is merely holding back His wrath, waiting for them to repent and escape the damnation of hell. (These are combined from Matthew 24;Mark 13; Luke 21; 1 Timothy 4; and 2 Timothy 3). will slander the Christian faith nation rising against nations; famines; disease (pestilence); homosexuality will increase; blasphemy; cold-heartedness; intemperance; brutality; rebellious youths; ungodliness; pleasure-seeking; much hypocrisy.
The Russians are coming,the Russians are coming … A number of books of the Bible speak of future events. Ezekiel 38 (written approximately 600 B.C.) prophecies that in these times ("the latter days," v.16), Russia (referred to as the "Prince of Rosh“ will combine with Iran, Libya (in Hebrew called "Put"), communistic Ethiopia (in Hebrew called "Cush"), and several other militant Muslim nations to attack Israel (vv.5-8). This invasion which occurs while Israel is dwelling in peace (v.11), will be turned back by God. Strangely, the militant nations bordering Israel are not listed. However, the missing nations are referred to in Psalm 83, which may be a prophetic indication of their destruction in a prior war shortly before the was described in Ezekiel 38-39. The Bible gives the Russian reasoning for and the direction of the attack (vv. 10-15) It will be to take spoil from Israel who will at the time be one of the richest nations on the earth. (Check the national and personal debt of the USA and the EU…)
I told you so … Genesis 16:12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. God said this about Ishmael (the progenitor of the Arabs race; see Time, April 4, 1988) Now almost 4,000 years later, who could deny that this prophecy is being fulfilled in the Middle East? The Arabs and the Jews are "brethren" having Abraham as their common ancestor. The whole Middle East conflict is caused by their dwelling together.
I’ll be back … In the Book of Daniel the Bible prophesized the coming of the one and only Jewish Messiah prior to the temple's demise. The Old Testament prophets declared He would: be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2) to a virgin (Isaiah 7:14), be betrayed for thirty pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12-13), die by crucifixion (Psalm 22), and be buried in a rich man's tomb (Isaiah 53:9). There was only one person who fits all of the messianic prophecies of the Old Testament (over 100 in all) who lived before A.D. 70; Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of Mary The Son of God…
A perfect score, no misses … Zech. 9:4 Behold, the Lord will cast her out, and he will smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire. Ezekiel 26:12 And they shall make a spoil of thy riches, and make a prey of thy merchandise: and they shall break down thy walls, and destroy thy pleasant houses: and they shall lay thy stones and thy timber and thy dust in the midst of the water. The Scriptures predicted the - rise and fall of great empires like Greece and Rome (Daniel 2:39-40), and - foretold the destruction of cities like Tyre and Sidon (Isaiah: 23). Tyre'sdemise is recorded by ancient historians, who tell how Alexander the Great lay siege to the city for seven months. King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had failed in a 13-year attempt to capture the seacoast city and completely destroy its inhabitants. During Alexander’s siege in 573 B.C., much of the population of Tyre moved to its new island home approximately half a mile from the land city. Here it remained surrounded by walls as high as 150 feet until judgment fell in 332 B.C., with the arrival of Alexander the Great.
A perfect score, no misses … In the 7-month siege, Alexander fulfilled the remainder of the prophecies concerning the city at sea by completely destroying Tyre, killing 8,000 of its inhabitants and selling 30,000 of its population into slavery. To reach the island, he scraped up the dust and rubble of the land city of Tyre, just like the Bible predicted and cast them into the sea, building a 200-foot-wide causeway out to the island.
A perfect score, no misses … Alexander's death and the murder of his two sons were foretold in the Scripture. Another startling prophecy was Jesus' detailed prediction of Jerusalem's destruction, and the further spreading of the Jewish diaspora throughout the world, which is recorded in Luke 21. In A.D. 70 the Temple in Jerusalem destroyed by Titus, the future emperor of Rome, Matthew 24:1-2 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.  And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. In ~ A.D. 130, the entire city of Jerusalem was destroyed by Rome. Millions of the inhabitants were killed. The city was leveled. The remaining Jews were deported and forbidden by Rome to live in their God given homeland.
What is truth?Me-They, Here-There, Now-Then We define "here" as being where we are. Everything and everyone else is "they“ and everywhere else is “there” Each of us thinks in a way that place us at the center of the universe. Define "now" for me; when is it now? You can't- - The split second that you try to pinpoint "now," it’s already in the “past”, it has become "then.“ You may be thinking that there are still some things that we can still be sure of The sun still rises, the sky is still blue, and "up" is still "up." But, not true !! The sun never rises. The earth turns, giving us the illusion that the sun is rising, although it remains still (it seems to be still, but it is actually moving through the universe). The sky isn't blue. It has no color. “Up" is not really up. In fact, if everyone on the earth pointed to where we thought was "up," we would all point in different directions. Remember that the earth is round. When someone at the North Pole points up they are pointing down to someone at the South Pole.
Me-They, Here-There, Now-Then So many things that we think are absolutes are not. History has shown us that even what science defines as truth today may be laughed at in one hundred years. The Bible doesn't attempt to defend its inspiration. Genesis simply opens with the words "God said." It repeats these words 9 times in Genesis 1. The phrase "The Lord spoke" is used 560 times in the first 5books of the Bible and at least 3,800 times in the whole of the New Testament. Isaiah claims at least 40 times that his message came directly from God; Ezekiel make the same claim 60 times and Jeremiah, 100 times. Most people are not aware that the Bible was written over a period of 1,600 years by more than 40 authors who wrote on 3 different continents in 3 different languages. Most of the writers never met each other and Most never saw the writings of the others. They spoke on hundreds of controversial subjects and yet the words they penned all agree and are in harmony with all the other’s writings.
Suffer … The cause of suffering revealed (Genesis 3; Isaiah 24:5-6). The earth is subject to misery, which appears at odds with our wonderfully designed universe. The Bible, not evolution, explains the origin of suffering. When mankind rebelled against God, the curse resulted – introducing affliction, pain and death into the world. The solution to suffering – Jesus coming again!! Creating heaven on earth. (Revelation 21). Neither evolution nor religion offers a solution to suffering. But God offers heaven as a gift to all who trust in His Son. In heaven, “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4).
Die … Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. If we live long enough we all eventually die. “The soul who sins shall die” (Ezekiel 18:20). Sin is transgression of God’s Law. It is knowing to do right but not doing it… Have you ever lied? (White lies and fibs count.) Then you are a lier. Ever stolen? (Cheating on a test or taxes is stealing.) Then you are a thief. Jesus said that “whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:28). Have you ever looked with lust? Then you’re an adulterer at heart. Have you ever hated someone or called someone a fool? If so, the Bible says you are guilty of murder (Matthew 5:21-22; 1 John 3:15). Have you ever used your Creator’s name (Lord, God, Jesus, or Christ) in vain? This is called blasphemy – and God hates it. If you have broken these commandments at any time, then by your own admission, you are a blasphemer, a murderer, an adulterer, a thief, and a liar at heart. And we have only looked at five of the Ten Commandments. (please review God’s 10 Commandments (Exodus 20).) This is why we die.
I wanna live … John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Scientists search in vain for the cure for aging and death. The good news is that God, who is the source of all life, has made a way to freely forgive us so that we may live forever with Him in heaven. Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. God desires a loving, eternal relationship with each person – free from sin, fear, and pain. He sent His Son to die as our substitute on the cross. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Jesus alone qualified to pay the penalty for our sins on the cross. He died in our place. He then rose from the grave defeating death. All who turn from their sins and trust Him will be saved. To repent and place your trust in Jesus Christ, make Psalm 51 your prayer. Then read your Bible daily, obeying what you read. God will never let you down.
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