The purpose of this article is to show how the Bible revealed scientific knowledge way before the scientific community discovered and studied it. I believe that this is strong evidence for the existence of a higher power.
If you read any of my previous articles on Biblical prophecy, you will see how I made the case that there had to be an intelligent being that functions and lives outside of the dimension of time that could see into the future and inspire the writers of the Bible to write with such detailed accuracy. Their prophecies about the coming Messiah were so descriptive and exact. And the fact that there were over 300 of them, proves that it was not a mistake or some made up idea after the fact. It could not have been Christians going back through the Old Testament “fishing” with desperation for some prophetic Scriptures trying to make Jesus fit into them. There are simply too many of them and they are all too perfect to have happened by chance.
Just like the Messianic prophecies prove there is a God, the amount of scientific information found in the Bible is astounding and I believe had to be given to the writers of the Bible by God! Take for example, the claim made in Genesis where God formed man from the dust of the ground.
Genesis 2:7–Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person.
This may sound crazy to most people but did you know that one of NASA’s research centers actually discovered that all of the molecules and elements found in the human body are also found in clay? Reader’s Digest did an article in 1982 titled “How Life Began” and the article even states, “The Biblical scenario for the creation of life turns out to be not for off the mark.”
The universe is governed by physical laws that can not be broken. Thank goodness these laws work every time or we could not rely on them to make bridges, fly airplanes, or function at all in our world. This proves that a designer or creator had to be behind the establishment of these laws or the universe would operate chaotically and fall apart. If the universe just happened on its own with no outside creator and no intelligence of its own, how did it create such a perfect system of laws that we are just now starting to understand by studying physics, chemistry, biology and other sciences? Not even the billions and billions of years explanation can explain how our universe came up with these laws on its own.
The Laws of Thermodynamics are one example of how our universe always follows the rules given to it by God. They are never broken, only obeyed at all times. The second law is called the Law of Entropy. To save you from the scientific definition of what this means just know that it basically means that everything breaks down and becomes disordered over time. Amazingly, the Bible told us about this law thousands of years ago, way before man ever knew about the Law of Entropy.
Isaiah 51:6–Look up to the skies above, and gaze down on the earth below. For the skies will disappear like smoke, and the earth will wear out like a piece of clothing.
Psalm 102:25–Long ago you laid the foundation of the earth and made the heavens with your hands. 26 They will perish, but you remain forever; they will wear out like old clothing. You will change them like a garment and discard them.
I read a good example that explained this by using a hot cup of coffee. Imagine this hot cup of coffee cools off in an insulated room. The total amount energy in the room remains the same. Energy can not be lost according to the first Law of Thermodynamics. It is transferred from one form to another and in this case, it is transferred in the form of heat. The heat from the coffee will leave the coffee and heat up the room slightly. When the coffee is room temperature, there is no more heat energy left in the coffee. The closed system, which is the insulated room and coffee, has experienced a “heat death.” The system is “dead” because no further work can be done since there is no more available energy. The second law says that the coffee will not get hot all by itself, because there is no available energy to be used.
Now use this same example with the universe and all the stars and galaxies. Stars are hot, just like the cup of coffee, and are cooling down. They emit all of their heat energy into space. The second law of thermodynamics requires that this available energy is constantly changing to unavailable energy. The entire universe is winding down like a wind-up clock. Someone had to give the universe available energy to begin with in order for it to be in its current state of entropy. Who or what could have produced energy in an available state in the first place? Only someone or something not bound by the second law of thermodynamics. Only the creator of the second law of thermodynamics could violate the second law of thermodynamics, and create energy in a state of availability in the first place.
Apply this same principle to the theory of evolution. Evolutionists claim that all organisms become more organized over time and more sophisticated which is a direct contradiction to the law we just read about. If complex organisms became more and more complex and organized over time, what can humans expect to be a million years in the future? Hmmmmm…
In our next article, we will continue our study of Biblical science and how it proves the existence of God.