How Does Science Confirm the Bible?. Brian Forbes FromNoahtoHercules.com. What is Science?. Historical definition (Webster 1913): Knowledge; knowledge of principles and causes; ascertained truth of facts. Modern definition (dictionary.com):
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Historical definition (Webster 1913):
Knowledge; knowledge of principles and causes; ascertained truth of facts.
Modern definition (dictionary.com):
Systematic knowledge of the physical world gained through observation and experimentation.
Practical definition (The Scientific Method):
Ask, hypothesis and prediction, testing, conclusion.
Science deals in causes and testing.
In science, we can know it if we can test it.
Hebrews 11:1 (NLT):
What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see.
Chapter 11 summary: Faith is a choice!
We believe because:
We believe even though:
We do not have every answer, but we have some good reasons to believe!
Nobody has ever physically sensed evidence that God does not exist.
Is This Scientific?
There is some blindness in both positions. It’s a choice not to believe!
Is it the better choice?
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Is it useful for anything else?
Luke 1:1-3 (NIV)
Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us … it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you…
John 6:32 (NIV)
Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written: 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.' "
Ps. 19:1 (NIV)
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Genesis 3:19 (NKJV)
For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.
Job 38:16 (NKJV)
Have you entered the springs of the sea?
Or have you walked in search of the depths?
The Bible is primarily a theological book. Theology expresses itself in morality. Morality is supported by history. If we find that the “science” or “observations” of the Bible are wrong, how can we accept the
mostly untestable, historical basis for our beliefs, which are often the foundation of the moral and theological claims?
(See again, Hebrews 11)
The Bible must be accurate in its science!
By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God's command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.
(Heb 11:3 NLT)
The wrath of God is being revealed [against those] who suppress the truth […] since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities […] have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. […] Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. […] They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. […] they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God…
Romans 1:18-29 (NIV)
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
Psalm 14:1 (NIV)
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.
He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
Can we confirms Scripture using science?
There are many examples that show that the universe could not be 14 byrs old, neither could the Earth be 4.6 byrs old.
I will only deal
The Moon is slowly moving away from us.
The distance to the Moon has accurately been recorded using lasers since 1969.
show that the maximum, and
very generous age that can be given for our Moon is 2.3 billion years.
The front side of the moon is beaten up with far more impressive impact craters and lava flows.
The Earth threw rocks at its neighbor.
The scientific scriptures are accurate!
The popular models of Astronomy have problems.
<- Evolution itself
These animals look and function the same, but they give birth differently.
Lamarck said that physical changes in the parents would be passed to the offspring.
Lamarckism has been falsified in science! Giraffes do not get longer necks reaching for higher branches any more than a child is born with his mother’s muscle tone. These animals were not “shaped” by their environment.
Mutations, natural selection, and time.
Mutations invoke pity.
Mutations are not conducive to sexual reproduction.
Mutations are harmful.
Mutations are the official mechanism for evolution, but evolutionists still speak as though traits are developed by environmental pressures. Lamarckism is still the emotional support for the theory.
How many steps would this transition take?
There are no intermediary forms.
The majority of the layers were laid down during the flood year.
Mass flooding created fine particles, and the moving water laid them down in flat, uniform layers.
Some layers formed before and after the flood.
Mud was bent while it was still soft.
There are no gopher holes, stream beds, or tree roots as you would expect over vast periods of time.The Layers
The earth is believed to be 4.6 billion years because of radiometric decay.
The RATE project by ICR challenges these assumptions quite effectively.
Science cannot be used to prove the Bible, but science can help to corroborate the Bible.
The Bible is scientifically accurate.
The Bible does not conform to the wild speculation of man, but that’s ok. We have chosen to accept, and they have chosen to reject revelation. Both sides require faith, and everyone has to make a choice.
We have good reason to trust the Bible, even if we cannot empirically test it.
Our faith is not blind.
As it was with Adam, God wants to be chosen!
This is an entirely different question, and the answer is an emphatic, “YES!”
It is the topic of my forthcoming book,
(What History Says
About Early Man)