The Supernatural Facts of the Bible, proving the scriptures are God inspired
Job 26:7 “He hangs the earth upon nothing” At a time when it was believed that the earth sat on a large animal or a giant (1500 B.C.), the Bible spoke of the earth’s free float in space. Science didn’t discover that the earth hangs on nothing until 1650.
Isaiah 40:22 “He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth”. Isaiah was written about 700 B.C. It was almost 3000 years later, At a time when the world believed that the earth was flat, Columbus read in the Bible that the earth is round. He then set out to sail around the earth to India and on the way accidentally discovered America.
Hebrews 11:3 “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.” Only in recent years, 2000 years later, has science discovered that everything we see is composed of the invisible atom.
Job 22:12 speaks of how high the stars and heaven is, and yet God is there. Isaiah 55:9 compares the vastness of the heavens to the vastness of the thoughts of God. Jeremiah 33:22 tells that the stars are too numerous for man to count or comprehend and 1 Corinthians 15:41 tells us that each star is different. There are only a little over one thousand stars that were visible to the naked eye and they all appeared the same. Astronomers now know that there are more than fifty billion galaxies with each galaxy containing more than two hundred million stars. It is very difficult for the human mind to comprehend that stars extend out from our solar system for millions of trillions of miles in every direction. Only with the invention of the modern Astronomical telescopes, the Hubble telescope (1990), the voyager space exploration program beginning September 1977 has man come to believe that space is infinite.
Psalm 8:8 “all that swim the paths of the seas.” Matthew Maury (1806-1873), considered the father of oceanography, read in the Bible that there are paths in the seas. He took God at his word and went looking for these paths and discovered the warm and cold continental currents. His book on oceanography is a textbook that is still used in university today.
Isaiah 40:22 tells us that God “stretched out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.” The earth’s atmosphere acts as a tent protecting life on earth by absorbing ultraviolet solar radiation, warming the surface through heat retention, and reducing temperature extremes between day and night. It disperses the light from the sun. It provides us with air to breath. It is in fact, what makes our earth inhabitable.
God created the atmosphere with precisely the right components and gasses needed to sustain life on earth. The air we breathe contains approximately 21% oxygen. If that ratio were even slightly higher, say 25%, then our atmosphere would be highly flammable. If it were 15% or less, then we simply wouldn’t be able to breathe.
Ecclesiastes 1:6 “The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes ever returning on its course.” Solomon described the circular wind patterns, (the jet streams), that determine the weather around the world more than 2500 years before man discovered them.
Taken from: “Things You Probably Didn’t Learn in Church”