Supernatural Facts of the Bible proving the Scriptures were God inspired
For ages, the difference between night and day was believed to be caused by the sun rotating around the earth. Today we know that the earth’s rotation on its axis is responsible for the sun’s rising and setting. But over 4000 years ago, it was written, “Have you given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn its place,………..The earth takes shape like clay under a seal:” (Job 38:12,14)
“The picture here is of a clay vessel being turned or rotated upon the potter’s wheel–an accurate analogy of the earth’s rotation.” (Ray Comfort)
Job 38:16 “Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea.” It wasn’t until 1977, that scientists discovered the first of many hydrothermal vents, or hot springs, on the deep ocean floor. These springs are in total darkness. No one but God could have known about them over 4000 years ago.
Job 38:35 “Can you send out lightning, that they may go, And say to you, Here we are?” This had to sound like a strange question to Job. But all electromagnetic radiation, from radio waves to x-rays, travels at the speed of light. This is why you can have instantaneous wireless communication with someone on the other side of the earth. The fact that light could be sent and then manifest itself in speech wasn’t discovered by science until 1864, (3,300 years later) when British scientist James Maxwell discovered that electricity and light waves are two forms of the same thing.
Three different places in the Bible tell us that the earth is wearing out. Isaiah 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, look at the earth beneath; the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment.’
Psalm 102:25-26, In the beginning, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the (celestial) heavens are the work of your hand. They will perish, but you remain; they will wear out like a garment.”
Hebrews 1:10-11 “They (earth and the celestial heavens) will perish, but you remain; they will wear out like a garment.”
This wearing out and running down is considered the Second Law of Thermodynamics. This scientific law states: that in all physical processes, every ordered system over time tends to become more disordered. Everything is running down and wearing out as energy is becoming less and less available for use. The fact that this is happening to our world and universe wasn’t discovered by science until recently, even though the Bible stated this in concise terms thousands of years ago.
Job 38:19 asks: “Where is the way where light dwells?” Until roughly the time of Newton, no one knew that there was a “way” where light “dwells” – that is, a direction where light comes from. Photons, the particles that carry and, for all practical purposes, are light, weren’t discovered until Einstein. In empty space, the speed of light is approximately 186,000 miles per hour.
Job 38:24, By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth? God asked Job a list of questions intended to show him how small Job really was in comparison with the universe around him. This particular question demands of Job how the light was parted (by day into night) and how that light makes the east wind blow.
Now we, today, can answer that question. Job could not. The light causes the east wind to blow because the dawn heats the air that has been cooled all night. As the air cooled, it had contracted until it basically reached an equilibrium. Then when dawn creeps towards the horizon it begins to heat the air nearby, and as this air is heated it expands, causing a higher pressure than the still-cool air of the night, which makes the east wind “blow”. It wasn’t until about five hundred years ago that the connection between light and wind was made.
Taken from: “Things You Probably Didn’t Learn in Church.”
This is the third in a weekly series of ‘Supernatural Facts of The Bible.’ To see previous posts go to Sharing Jesus at http://www.jerryblount.com