The Bible or
Today’s Science? – You Choose!
Science defined: “the state of knowing
: knowledge as distinguished from ignorance or misunderstanding” – See
I Corinthians 3:19 and Isaiah 55:8-9.
Our Questions today will be:
I. How was the earth created?
A. Is the Bible a creditable
source of information?
II. Did humans evolve from
a one-celled ameba or did God create humans?
III. Which takes “blind faith”
– today’s science or believing the Bible?
I. How did the Earth come
A. Science says the
“Big Bang Theory” (widely accepted among the scientific world, however
not by all in the field):
(IF THESE WERE THE ONLY PROPHESIES
THEN THEY WOULD BE ENOUGH, HOWEVER THERE ARE MANY, MANY MORE THAT COULD
BE SHOWN TO SUPPORT THE BIBLE AND THE FACT THAT IT IS NOT THE WORK OF MEN).
“The Big Bang
Theory is the currently accepted theory of the creation of the universe.
It was cosmic explosion that occured approximately ten to twenty billion
years ago which caused the universe (which was incredibly compact, dense,
and hot) to expand. As the universe expanded, it cooled. However, for a
long period of time (geologically speaking) temperatures were too hot to
allow atomic nuclei to capture electrons. Photons made of light could travel
only short distances before meeting these free electrons. When the temperature
of the universe fell below 5000 kelvins (approximately 300 000 years after
the Big Bang) atoms began to form. The free electrons bonded with the atoms
allowing radiation to freely move through the universe. Thus, the universe
became transparent to light.
B. How we can know that God exists
and that the Bible is a credible source of information
The theory is based on
field equations, a type of mathematical equation, set forth in Albert Einstein's
theory of relativity. (1915) A Russian physicist named Alexander Friedmann,
Willem de Sitter from Holand, and Georges Lemaitre in Belgium solved these
equations forming the basis of the Big Bang Theory. The universe described
within Sitter's solutions to Einstein's field equations had no matter in
it. The model was not bad considering the average density of the universe
is actually quite low. This model, along with the other scientists' provided
an explanation as to what happened after the Big Bang; however, they did
not explain how the universe began. In the 1940's, George Garnow and a
team of his students began working on the solutions to the field equations
once again. They discovered that the universe was very hot at the time
of the Big Bang because elements heavier than hydrogen can only be formed
within these temperatures. Thus, they predicted that the radiation from
the Big Bang should still exist. Finally, in the 1960's, microwave background
radiation was discovered, adding further support to Garnow's theories.
In 1929, Edwin Hubble supported the theory with his discovery that light
from distant galaxies shifted towards the red end of the visible spectrum.
This essentially proved that galaxies were, in fact, drifting away from
each other gradually over time.” – Life Science Today; COPYRIGHT 1978;
Adams Publishing Co.
1. Prophesies (the length
of time between them being written and then being fulfilled in detail).
a. Micah 5:2 (BC 737)
fulfilled (737 years later) Matthew 2:1
b. Isaiah 53:3-12 (BC 685) fulfilled
(about 718 years later) [the following scriptures are just some of the
details outlined in Isaiah 53] Matthew 20:28, Matthew 27:12-14, and Matthew
c. Psalms 69:21 (around 600
BC) about 633 years later Matthew 27:34
d. Psalms 22:18 (around 600
BC) about 633 years later Matthew 27:35.
e. Zechariah 11:12 (BC 520)
about 555 years later Matthew 26:15.
f. Isaiah 9:1-2 (BC 685) about
715 years later Matthew 4:12-23.
A more detailed list of prophesies
and their fulfilments see: http://www.wordsoftruth.net/otprophesychrist.htm
The Dead Sea Scrolls were
found in the caves at Qumran, Israel, an ancient Essene community, now
in ruins. The scrolls were found in 1947 and more in 1950, in multiple
Qumran caves. To date there are approximately 35 scroll volumes of which
only 15 are published. The original scrolls were dated by scholars back
to 150 to 100 B.C., and consequently were thought to bear no correlation
to the early Christian Church and Jesus Christ. The Dead Sea Scrolls
prove the accuracy of the transmission of the Bible. In fact, in
these scrolls discovered at Qumran in 1947, we have Old Testament manuscripts
that date about a thousand years earlier (150 B.C.) than the other Old
Testament manuscripts then in our possession (which dated to A.D. 900).
The significant thing
is that when one compares the two sets of manuscripts, it is clear that
they are essentially the same, with very few changes.
The fact that manuscripts
separated by a thousand years are essentially the same indicates the incredible
accuracy of the Old Testament's manuscript transmission.
A full copy of the Book
of Isaiah was discovered at Qumran. Even though the two copies of
Isaiah discovered in Qumran Cave 1 near the Dead Sea in 1947 were a thousand
years earlier than the oldest dated manuscript previously known (A.D. 980),
they proved to be word for word identical with our standard Hebrew Bible
in more than 95 percent of the text.
The 5 percent of variation
consisted chiefly of obvious slips of the pen and variations in spelling."
From manuscript discoveries
like the Dead Sea Scrolls, Christians have undeniable evidence that today's
Old Testament Scripture, for all practical purposes, is exactly the same
as it was when originally inspired by God and recorded in the Bible.
Combine this with the
massive amount of manuscript evidence we have for the New Testament, and
it is clear that the Christian Bible is a trustworthy and reliable book.
The Dead Sea Scrolls
prove that the copyists of biblical manuscripts took great care in going
about their work. These works are on display in Washington D.C. at
the Library of Congress. Seeing that Isaiah was found in the scrolls
and certified to be a copy before Christ was born, I have used several
examples of prophesy from Isaiah above.
3. The Bible and Science
a. Science states that
there are five fundamentals of science
Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning
God created the heaven and the earth.”
Time (Beginning), Force (God), Action
(Created), Space (the Heavens), and Matter (the Earth).
4. We have scientific
foreknowledge in the scriptures:
C. The Bible’s account of the creation
of the universe.
a. Oceanography Fresh
water springs in the ocean found in 1976 by the US Geological Survey Job
38:16 "Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked
in the search of the depth?"
b. In 1876 the Challenger Expedition
found recessed (Channels) in the Ocean II Samuel 22:16 "And the channels
of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, At the
rebuking of the Lord, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils."
c. In 1690 Pierre Perrault and
Edme Mariotte found water cycles that formed the rain from large bodies
of water. THE BIBLE TELLS US THIS IS WHY THE SEA IS NOT FULL WITH ALL OF
THE RIVERS THAT FLOW INTO IT.
d. MEDICINE The life of the
flesh is in the blood was not found until the late 1800’s. Leviticus 17:11-14
Ecclesiastes 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."
Ecclesiastes 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."
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."
e. In 1935 Prof. H. Dam realized
that babies blood clot abilities (VIT. K) is best on the 8th day after
birth. Genesis 17:12 "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."
f. Scientist found in the 1900’s
that it takes a mans 23 chromosomes and the females 23 chromosomes to produce
a child. Genesis 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."
g. ASTRONOMY The Earth
is round was found by Christopher Columbus 1492 Isaiah 40:22 "It is
he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof
are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and
spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in."
1. Genesis chapters 1-2, Exodus
20:11, and Psalms 121:2
2. Psalms 118:24 “This is
the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
3. Hebrews 11:3 “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.”
4. Psalms 115:15-16 “Ye are
blessed of the Lord which made heaven and earth. The heaven, even
the heavens, are the Lord's: but the earth hath he given to the children
5. Psalms 146:5-6 “Happy
is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord
his God: 6. Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein
is: which keepeth truth for ever.”
6. Proverbs 3:19-20 “The
Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established
the heavens. By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds
drop down the dew.”
7. Isaiah 42:5 “Thus saith
God the Lord, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that
spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth
breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:”
8. We serve the living God,
the only God of creation, and all other God’s (including those men that
man has set above as higher beings) will be cast down Jeremiah 10:10-15.
II. Where Humans created
or did we evolve?
A. Darwinism (a big
fairy tale – SEE
CHART TITLED DARWIN) < Click on the link to see!
1. The Darwin theory
is that man evolved from a one-celled ameba through what is known as “genetic
mutations”. To further explain his “theory” he denotes the survival
of the fittest thought. This thought is that the weak die and the
stronger go on and continue to exist. The big question is what will
humans evolve into? For more on this theory see: http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/origin.html
B. God’s creation of mankind
1. We are made in the
image of God Genesis 1:26 “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.”
III. Which takes “blind
faith” – believing science or believing in God?
A. How does science
form a “theory”? (SEE
CHART 1) < Click on the link to see!
1. Has science followed
it’s own pattern form forming theories in either the evolution of man and
what Darwin says or the “Big Bang Theory”.
B. Science says we came from apes
CHARTS 2-3). <Click on the link to see!
1. How do apes still
exist if we evolved from apes?
C. Science says we did not co-exist
with Dinosaurs (SEE
CHARTS 4-5). <Click on the link to see!
2. Do you visit your uncle Lou
at the Pittsburgh Zoo?
1. How does Science
explain human and Dinosaur footprints together?
2. God says we co-existed Job
3. Why isn’t the word “dinosaur”
in the Bible? (SEE
CHART 6)< Click on the link to see!
Would a true thinking person have
a harder time believing in God, of which there is so much more proof of
His existence then that of the “Big Bang Theory” (II Cor. 5:7)? Or,
should we all just build a tree house and grab some bananas?
Psalms 53:1 "The
fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have
done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good."
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