There is so much compelling evidence for faith in the God of the Bible. One type of evidence is that of amazing scientific insight in the Bible. The Bible consists of scientific foreknowledge reflecting natural facts and healthy practices before scientific discovery. Therefore, the Bible truly was either guided by God or written by very intelligent people, who in this case believed in God and thought that they received these facts from God. If the Bible is the production of ancient superstitious minds of men, who spoke of nature and their own medical practices, then this would mean that the Bible would most likely err from proven science. Yet, there are no errors.
Consider this compelling evidence for the God of the Bible. This is an old evidence to those who know Christian evidences, but it is just as powerful now as ever and worth reviewing. Here are some scientific facts first appearing in the Bible before being discovered scientific study more than 2000-3500 years later:
*Blood is essential to the life of the flesh of man and animals (Lev. 17:11-14, Gen. 9:4-6).
*Life only comes from life, and one genus only comes after its own genus. This is Louis Pasteur’s Law of Biogenesis (Gen. 1:11, 12, 21, 24, cf. 30:30-43).
*Infections are described for diagnosis (Lev. 13:24-25).
*The Bible gives instructions for recognizing and using clean water (Lev. 11:33-36).
*Infectious wounds are to be washed with clean water (Lev. 15:13).
*Contagious clothing should be washed, altered and, or burned to prevent spread of disease (Lev. 13:34, 13:46-59).
*People should avoid the uncleanness of dead bodies and be clean by washing with water containing antiseptic, antibacterial soap described in recipe of ashes from cedar, hyssop, and scarlet (Num. 19).
*Quarantining helps stop the spread of certain diseases (Lev. 13:45-46; Numbers 5:1-4).
*Growths in houses should be cleansed with prescribed soap, and if it remains, then remove portions of the house to prevent the spread of diseases (Lev. 14:39-41, 49-53).
*Biblical “leprosy” is distinguished for diagnosis preventing the spread of disease such as smallpox (Lev. 13).
*The ideal time for surgery of an infant boy is on 8th day after his birth (Lev. 12:3).
*The human body may be opened for surgery (Gen. 2:21).
*The Earth is a sphere (Prov. 8:27, Isa. 40:22, Job 26:10).
*The Earth hangs upon nothing (Job 26:7).
*The Universe is in the state of entropy and wearing out according the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics (Psa. 102:25-26, Isa. 51:6, Heb. 1:10-11)
*The stars are too numerous to be numbered (Jer. 33:22).
*The states of constellations, Pleiades and Orion, differ in nature despite casual observation (Job 38:31).
*The Sun has an orbit of its own (Psalm 19:4-6).
*The ideal ratio for a seaworthy barge is 30x5x3 (Gen. 6:15)
*There are currents in the sea as was discovered by Matthew Fontaine Maury when he heard Psalm 8 read (Psa. 8:8). There are springs releasing in the seas (Job 38:16).
*Lightning has a natural path and the cause of thunder (Job 38:25, Jer. 10:13, 51:16).
*Wind has weight and a regular course (Job 28:25, Eccl. 1:6).
*Water moves through the Water Cycle (Eccl. 1:7, Job 36:27-28, Amos 9:6).
One or two facts may be interesting and just a coincidence, but the number of facts predating the times of recognized discovery is no coincidence and is certainly amazing. How could the writers of the Bible continue to know such things about the world without advanced technology to observe such? God is the answer, and He is who they claim to be their source. There are no other ancient books claiming God’s guidance that can present such foreknowledge to scientific discovery.