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Scientific facts in the Bible:

1. Information in the blood.

We all know that just by taking a blood sample, a doctor can evaluate the health issues and conditions of a person. And the discovery of healing through blood transfusions was a game changer. A blood transfusion replenishes lost blood. But long before science discovered about this biological truth, the Bible has already spoken of it.

For 3000 years bloodletting (originated in ancient Egypt) was a popular way doctors treated most sicknesses. From cutting to lychees…the problem was too much blood. Imagine having a common cold and the doctor gets the knife out! Many people died from this horrible treatment method. George Washington, the first President of the United States happen to be one of them.

But according to the Bible, it teaches us that “life is in the blood.” The problem is that science didn’t teach us that until the late 19th century. Now we know blood is vital for life and the blood tells us so much about our health and what is going on in our body. Instead of bloodletting we now do blood transfusions.

"For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul." Leviticus 17:11

2. The Bible and Oceanography.

2,800 years ago, Matthew Maury, the father of oceanography, noticed the Bible verse Psalm 8:8 describing the paths of the seas. And so he vowed to find those paths that God said in His Word. He then discovered the warm and cold continental currents. His book on oceanography is still used in universities.

And here is another fascinating fact. It wasn’t till the 1970’s that we stopped believing the ocean was only fed by rivers and rain. We finally had strong enough submarines to discover that there were springs on the ocean floor. I’m pretty sure Job didn’t have a submarine….but he did have a divine revelation!

"The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas." Psalm 8:8

But it doesn’t stop there! Apparently, when the prophet Jonah was in the depths of the ocean he saw mountains. It’s been only in modern times that we have discovered seamounts (mountains under the ocean.)

"The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head. I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O Lord my God." Jonah 2:5-6

3. Light waves and radio waves.

Long before science discovered that light can be sent and manifest itself in speech in 1864, the Bible had already revealed it. It was the time when God asked Job a very strange question back in 1500 BC saying, "Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go and say unto thee, Here we are?" Job 38:35

4. Ship Dimensions.

In 1993, a South Korean Research Center conducted a scientific study comparing 12 hulls of different shapes to the 1.5 million cubic foot ark Noah built. They discovered that no modern design can outperform Noah’s ark.

"And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits." Genesis 6:15

5. The First Law of Thermodynamics.

Nothing is evolving and everything is finished just as the Bible says.

"Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them." Genesis 2:1

6. The Bible and Good Hygiene.

It wasn’t until the mid-1800’s when a study by Ignaz Semmelweis and Oliver Wendell Holmes was established that hospital-acquired diseases were transmitted via the hands of health care workers. They saw this in the maternity ward when many women were dying because doctors would not wash their hands between examining women and delivering babies.

But God knew the importance of hygiene and even mentions “running water.” Knowing it would wash away the bacteria or other harmful pathogens.

In our modern times washing our hands in water is a normal occurrence because we understand that there is a mircorbial world. But in the days of Moses…only God, Creator of All would know that.

"And when he that hath an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean." Leviticus 15:13

7. The Bible and getting medicine from plants

God states in His Word that He has given us trees and leaves for medicine.

“And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.” Ezekial 47:12

Praise the Lord Jesus Christ!

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SkeetSkeet · 100+, F
Many times, people who have strayed away from living for Christ, say that they think they have lost their salvation. When asked what makes them say this, they reply that they got involved in some sort of sin, like adultery or drug use. When asked how will they get their salvation back, they reply by saying they need to stop being unfaithful to their spouse or stop using drugs. The question is... Did they get saved the first time by faith or good works? Nearly everyone says they got saved by faith and acknowledge that good works does not save them. If they got saved by faith the first time, then why would their works be good enough to save them the second, third, or fourth times? It doesn't. If the Apostle Paul said he was the chief of sinners, how many times a day did he lose his salvation and get it back (Romans 7:14-25; 1 Timothy 1:15-17)? See this ridiculous concept, that we could somehow earn our own way to heaven? This should convict us, that whenever we sin as believers, it does not mean that we are going to hell because of it.

The danger of the belief that one can lose their salvation every time they sin, is that the believer has no assurance of salvation and no trust in God, who is the One who keeps us saved, according to God's promises. They will always be wondering if they are in right standing with God, if they are not living a perfectly holy life. Jesus knows we cannot live a perfect life, as He did, and He doesn't expect us to. Jesus paid for our sins once and for all. He doesn't have to die on the cross, every time we sin. Once was enough! The power of Jesus' blood, and His work of atonement for our sins, that He accomplished on the cross, is not so weak or watered down that it has to be repeated, in order to keep us saved. Many fear that if they have not repented of any sin they committed, and then suddenly die, they would end up in hell. Where is faith in that? Jesus doesn't want us living in fear. The given Holy Spirit upon receiving Christ as Savior, is not a Spirit of fear, but security for the believer. We should be convicted to examine ourselves when we are caught up in sinful life styles, and we will not want to repeat our sins, but if we truly believe Jesus saved our soul, we will have no doubt about where we will be, when we take our last breath on earth (1 John 5:13).

What makes us think that we have the power or right, to tell the Holy Spirit to leave, after Christ purchased us with His blood? (Ecclesiastes 8:8; John 10:26-29; Acts 20:27-28; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Ephesians 1:5-14)

People that are confused by this understanding of security in Christ, in many cases, have not really trusted Christ as their Savior, as their focus is based on having to keep the law, in order to keep their salvation. What a miserable way to live. Once they understand that their salvation and eternal security is NOT based on their performance, but on God's promise to keep us saved, it is amazing to see the change that God makes in their life because of their newfound assurance of salvation and knowledge that they know they have eternal life (1 John 5:13). Praise be to God! Salvation is given freely and each believer is forever spiritually stamped and sealed by the Holy Spirit and God's grace (UN-earned favor from God). If grace depended on our cooperation, it would no longer be grace. Jesus said, "Come as you are. I will in no way, turn you away."

"For by grace are ye saved, through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast!" Ephesians 2:8–9

Boast of what? That he saved himself! We are born with a sinful nature. We cannot forgive our own sins. Only Jesus who is sinless, can do that. That is why God the Father appointed and approved Jesus as the only one worthy enough to be called Savior of the world.

We do not change God. God and His Word, transforms us, by His Holy Spirit, upon inviting Jesus, our only Mediator [1 Timothy 2:5] between God and man, into our hearts and lives, to be our Savior. Only then, will the Holy Spirit dwell in us, according to God's promises in His Living Word.

Our sins were paid for by Jesus' death on the cross. By accepting his payment and believing in Him, we can be forgiven; we don't have to earn our way into heaven...which is a good thing, because we can't do it. We don't have to do one thing to earn God's love or favor. He already loves us. Scripture tells us that Christ is the only way to God the Father, because without the forgiveness that comes through Jesus', there's simply no way for us to be able to stand before a Holy God. Jesus, the perfect and sinless Son of God, was the only one qualified to offer Himself as payment for our sins.
[quote]1. Information in the blood.[/quote]

This is not information found in the Bible. All it describes is the recognition that living things need their blood to live.
There's no no description whatsoever of the sorts of things science can glean from a studying a blood sample.
Your quote describes blood magic sacrifice, not that knowledge about health can be gained by examining the blood.

[quote]2. The Bible and Oceanography.

People have been traveling the oceans for a very long time. I'm not sure why it should be considered divinely inspired knowledge to describe ocean currents.

And is Jonah talking about underwater mountains or is he talking about the roots of the terrestrial mountains being at the bottom of the sea?

[quote]3. Light waves and radio waves.[/quote]

lol aw hell no! Come on. God is just telling Job how great he is and how dumb job is for questioning him. Unless you think god was using radios to communicate than this is nothing but poetic language because the ancient Hebrews damn sure didn't read this scripture and start making walkie talkies.

[quote]5. The First Law of Thermodynamics.[/quote]

I think you mean the second law because that's the one that describes entropy which is erroneously deployed to deny evolution. It fails because the earth is not a closed system. Denying evolution is a glaring flaw of the Bible, not a scientific truth ahead of its time.
The first law says that energy cannot be created or destroyed.

[quote]6. The Bible and Good Hygiene.

People have washed things in water for ages. A shame god didn't mention soap because that would have actually made a much bigger difference.
People can know what works without knowing why it works. It seems like an unnecessary leap to attribute it to divine knowledge.

[quote]7. The Bible and getting medicine from plants[/quote]

lol come on.
Using plants as medicine is NOT something that has been recently discovered or was unknown before the Bible.
All cultures across the planet separated by time and geography from the Hebrews have used plants as medicine.
Honestly this might be the weakest point here. There is absolutely no reason to consider herbal medicine as knowledge only revealed by a god.

Here's the problem i have with taking Bible passages and forcing meaning into them based on our modern understanding of science.
The fact is that all this amazing, divine knowledge was [i]unknown[/i] to the people to whom it was apparently revealed. It was not actionable, it gave them nothing. They could do nothing with this revelation until science actually figured out how this stuff worked and allowed humans to make use of it.
That just smacks of a post hoc attribution of insight where there was none.

Anyway, that's my two cents.
What about all the life unseen by the naked eye? The bacteria that are both beneficial and lethal. Such knowledge isn’t needed?
* writes this comment in blood*
SkeetSkeet · 100+, F
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iamonfire696 · 36-40, F
I didn’t read any of this just so you know 😬

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