Scientists down through time have often erred in matters of science. But not the Holy Bible - which has been shown to be scientifically accurate. While the Bible is not primarily a science text, many scientific matters are mentioned in passing; and when mentioned - they later are shown to be accurate!
|Only between one thousand and twelve hundred stars in the whole universe.||Trillions upon trillions of stars; they cannot be counted by man!||Jeremiah 33:22a "As the host of heaven cannot be numbered..."|
|The Earth is flat.||The Earth is round.||Isaiah 40:22a "It is he that sits upon the circle of the earth..."|
|Light does not move, it is just there.||Light moves - and has physical properties; "light waves" or photons.||Job 38:19a "Where is the way where light dwells? ..."|
|The Steady State Theory, the stars are just out there.||Each star is unique, and two of the star constellations have gravitational binding.||Job 38:31 "Can you bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?"|
|Bad blood should be bled out, to make a person well.||Blood is vital to life, sometimes a transfusion is needed to add blood.||Leviticus 17:11a "For the life of the flesh is in the blood:..."|
|Air has no weight, it is just there.||Oxygen, nitrogen, carbon-dioxide have respective atomic weights that can be measured.||Job 28:25a "To make the weight for the winds..."|
|Winds blow straight across the Earth.||Air currents move in large circular patterns.||Ecclesiastes 1:6b "... and the wind returns again according to his circuits."|
|The Earth is carried on someone's back.||The Earth floats free in space.||Job 26:7b "... and hangs the earth upon nothing."|
|People just get sick; hand washing is not important.||Many diseases spread by contact; wash your hands in running water.||Leviticus 15:13b "... and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in running water..."|
|The stars are all similar to each other.||Each and every star is actually unique.||I Corinthians 15:41b "...for one star differs from another star in glory."|
|Something from nothing for no reason - "The Big Bang" model - poof, look a universe!||Every action has an equal and opposite reaction; that is real science. Cause and effect; input is needed to make output.||Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."|
While the Greek scientist Claudius Ptolemy (c. 150 A.D.) was smart he also mistakenly taught that the rest of the universe revolves around the Earth. Wrong. But you see, scientists then believed that for over one thousand years. The scientists taught that the universe revolves around the Earth; and they convinced other educated men too, like their contemporary European church-state leaders. (The Bible does not teach that at all.) It was actually the consensus of scientists who were wrong and the scientists later convinced others to also stand against Copernicus and Galileo, around 1600 A.D. Galileo showed that - for over one thousand years - that belief by scientists was wrong.
Galileo is not an example of religion vs. science, but rather the "Galileo episode" is an example of the consensus of scientists being wrong, and they had convinced others as well - who then believed wrongly.
Religion can be good when it brings us closer to the truth.
Science too can be good when it brings us closer to the truth.
Scientists though, being human, are sometimes wrong, like the scientists were in Galileo's day. Remember, it was the scientists who were wrong, and they had convinced others that the rest of the universe (sic) revolves around the Earth.
Remember that scientists used to co-mingle astrology with astronomy. And scientists used to co-mingle alchemy with chemistry, fooling many. So while the scientists are often wrong about science down through time, the Bible though remains consistent, and accurate. Today evolutionists co-mingle their beliefs with that of scientists, even though real science shows that evolution cannot possibly be true. But the Bible has told us the truth about our origins all along. Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."
The evolutionary scientists are wrong about science once again; and the Bible will be shown to be still accurate and true.
REFERENCES - For More Information
"Hidden Treasures in the Biblical Text" by Chuck Missler, c. 2000. Published by Koinonia House, 120 pages. ISBN 1-57821-127-1
"Scientific Facts in the Bible" by Ray Comfort, c.2001. Published by Bridge-Logos Publishers, 95 pages. ISBN 0-88270-879-1
"The Vanishing Proofs
of Evolution" by Thomas F. Heinze. Published by Chick Publications,
94 pages. ISBN 0-758905-70-X