Role Religion and Science

Religion and science have always played a role in each other, some of the scientific facts are listed in several books of the Bible that prove these facts way before we discovered them and documented them as a scientific facts. “The earth free-floats in space (Job 26:7), affected only by gravity. While other sources declared the earth sat on the back of an elephant or turtle, or was held up by Atlas, the Bible alone states what we now know to be true – “He hangs the earth on nothing.” (101 scientific facts 1). This proves Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity is true based on how the earth is held up by gravity and the gravitational pull around the sun keeps the time changing and flowing in a circular circumference. Isaac Newton’s theory is just one of many science discoveries found in the Bible.

Another one would be the atom which was first mentioned in the Bible in Hebrews. “Creation is made of particles, indiscernible to our eyes (Hebrews 11:3). Not until the 19th century was it discovered that all visible matter consists of invisible elements.” (101 scientific facts 1). JJ Thompson founded the atom and came up with the plum pudding model in 1897 but the Bible listed it centuries before the initial discovery of the atom and sub atomic particles. Another discovery that is listed in the Bible but found out in the past 150 years was the discovery of Blood and how it was essential to life itself and how it was key to be needed to sustain life itself. In Leviticus chapter 17 verse 14 it states that the” “for it is the life of all flesh. Its blood sustains its life. Therefore, I said to the children of Israel, ‘You shall not eat the blood of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood.

Whoever eats it shall be cut off.’ With this statement the Bible states that the Blood is essential to life itself but do not eat of the blood because then you would be considered a cannibal, and which is deemed unholy by the Bible. Another discovery found in the Bible was the Law of Thermodynamics, which was discovered in the Book of Genesis chapter 2 verses 1-2 which states “Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.” (New king James Version 1). The laws of Thermodynamics were founded by Rudolf Clausius and William Thomson in 1850 which they state that the total energy is conserved with the First Law of Thermodynamics and the and the second law of thermodynamics state heat does not spontaneously flow from a colder body to a hotter. With the Biblical verse stating that the creation was the First sign of Thermodynamics and that God rested on the 7th day after he created everything on the earth and the universe. The vast number of stars that were described in the Bible was first written in the book of Jeremiah chapter 33 verse 22 states “‘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.’?”(nkjv 1). and stated that there were too many to be seen by the human eye.

It wasn’t until Galileo first used the telescope in 1608 and discovered many stars at the time but and a few years later in 1610 was his greatest discovery when he discovered Jupiter and the four moons that orbit the great gas giant. There was another verse in the Bible, Psalm chapter 147 verse 4, that compares the number of stars to the grains of sand on a beach that there are too many too name but God himself knew exactly how many there were and the names of the stars individually. Another passage in the Bible states that the Flood had happened, and fossils and impressions left from the greatest disaster in human history.

The extinction of the dinosaurs was the biggest loss from the Flood and their fossils can be found all throughout the world and one of the reasons they are not here today is because of the flood itself. In Genesis 7 it states that the earth was covered in water for 40 days and 40 nights and only one man and his family survived so they could repopulate the earth after God had judged mankind for the sins that they had committed. Even though Noah had 2 of every animal on board of the ark, I believe that the dinosaurs were made extinct for a reason. Creationist will argue that this theory is correct based on what happens in the Bible and there is physical evidence showing that the fossils are remnants of a great Flood.

Another passage that states about the hydrological cycle or rain water is stated in the Book of Job chapter 36 verses 36-37, “Four thousand years ago the Bible declared that God “draws up drops of water, which distill as rain from the mist, which the clouds drop down and pour abundantly on man” The ancients observed mighty rivers flowing into the ocean, but they could not conceive why the sea level never rose. Though they observed rainfall, they had only quaint theories as to its origin. Meteorologists now understand that the hydrological cycle consists of evaporation, atmospheric transportation, distillation, and precipitation.” (101 scientific facts 1). The hydrological cycle was discovered by the ancient Greek, Bernard Palissy, who was credited for discovering the process of rain precipitation and how the rain is drawn up to the heavens by evaporation and how it rains again to renew the source of the rain. 

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