Part 5 – Supernatural Facts in the Bible

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Supernatural Facts of the Bible proving the Scriptures were God inspired

In Genesis, God said that male babies should be circumcised when they are eight days old. Genesis 17:12 “For the generations to come every male among you who is eight days old must be circumcised,”  Medical science has now discovered that this is the day that the coagulating factor in the blood, called prothrombin, is the highest. It reaches its peak on the eighth day, then drops. Medical science has also discovered that this is when the human body’s immune system is at its peak.

 Today we are told that eating fat is bad for our hearts and can lead to prostate cancer. God said not to eat fat thousands of years ago Leviticus 7:22-23 ‘The Lord said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites: ‘Do not eat any of the fat of cattle, sheep or goats.” God also instructed the Israelites not to eat pork; we know that pork has to be thoroughly cooked because it can carry parasites. God gave his people many dietary instructions. Although we can see the reasons for them today, God’s people at the time, had to trust him for a reason.

 Leviticus 13:46 “As long as they have the disease they remain unclean. They must live alone; they must live outside the camp.”  God gave the Israelite’s laws concerning quarantine 3500 years ago. Modern man did not instigate laws of quarantine until the seventeenth century. Millions of lives could have been saved during the black plague alone if people had listened to God’s command concerning quarantine.

The Bible is proven accurate though it’s prophecy that has already been fulfilled. And by the archaeology finds that have documented its accuracy. Nearly one-quarter of the Bible is made up of prophecy.

There are approximately 2500 predictions in the Bible. About 2000 of these predictions have already been fulfilled. Many down to minor details. More are being fulfilled as we watch the approach of the end times. The remaining prophecies will be fulfilled during and after the tribulation.

None of the books from the world’s counterfeit religions have even dared to make such prophecies as the Bible contains, for who but God, knows the future.

Archaeology has continued to prove the Bible true. Historical scholars claimed there was no proof that King Herod, Pontius Pilate, Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar,  Hezekiah, Darius, and King David ever existed. But archaeological discoveries in recent years have proved they and many more biblical characters did exist. Archaeology has never proved the Bible false, rather it has substantiated the scriptures.  Archaeologists continue to find cities and places mentioned in the Bible, such as in 2004 when they discovered the Siloam Pool where Jesus healed the blind man. And in September of 2015, the biblical city of Sodom was discovered. Excavations show that the city came to a sudden fiery end, just as portrayed in the Bible. In fact, all archaeology finds have agreed with the historical biblical accounts as recorded in the Bible. There has not been a single artifact or discovery made that would disprove what is written in The Word of God.

 An honest look at the scriptures can leave no doubt, but that the writings were God inspired.

Taken from: “Things You Probably Didn’t Learn in Church” and “Noah and the Great Flood”

This is the fifth in a weekly series, ‘Supernatural Facts in The Bible’  To see previous posts go to Sharing Jesus at http://www.jerryblount.com

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Part 4 – Supernatural Facts of The Bible

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Supernatural Facts of the Bible proving the Scriptures were God inspired

The Ark’s design was thousands of years ahead of its time. (Genesis 6:14-16) The Ark was to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. It was to have three decks with a combined area of 101,250 square feet, and a capacity of over one and a half million cubic feet. It was a vessel of over 43,000 tons, and nearly equal in size to the Titanic.

 In 1609 a Holland company built a ship after the pattern of the Ark. It revolutionized the shipbuilding industry. Today most ships are still built to similar proportions. There is no way that Noah would have had the knowledge to build the Ark, without the divine instructions from God. The vessel that Noah built was very different and much larger than boats of that era. The boats of Noah’s time were small flat-bottomed boats powered by oars or a combination of oars and a fixed sail.

 In comparison, the Ark that Noah built would be much closer in design and size to the Titanic, than to the boats of his time.  Continue reading

Part 3 – Supernatural Facts in The Bible

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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

Part 2 – Supernatural Facts in The Bible

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Supernatural Facts of the Bible proving the scriptures were God inspired

 Isaiah 55:10;the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth.”  Isaiah spoke of the cycle of water 2500 years before man was aware of it. We are told that precipitation watered the earth.

 Ecclesiastes 1:7; “All the rivers run into the sea. Yet the sea is not full; To the place from which the rivers come, There they return again.”  The Mississippi alone dumps approximately 518 billion gallons of water into the gulf of Mexico. The Bible explains that the waters run to the oceans and then through evaporation and precipitation returned to where it started.

 Job 36:27-28 “He draws up the drops of water which distill as rain to the streams; the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind.” The Bible tells us how moisture is drawn up through evaporation and then falls as rain upon the earth. 

 Amos 9:6 “he calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land.”  The world’s scientific minds did not understand that there was a continuous cycle of water or how it operated until the seventeenth century.

 Job 28:24-26 “For He looks to the ends of the earth, And sees under the whole heavens, To establish a weight for the wind, And apportion the waters by measure. When He made a law for the rain, And a path for the thunderbolt,”  Meteorologists have found that the relative weights of the wind and water greatly determine the weather patterns. Job spoke of this 3000 years ago, a fact that scientists have only determined in the last century. The fact that so much water covers the earth means that the effects of the sun and moon’s gravity are perfectly balanced.

 Psalm 19:6 “it’s (the sun) going forth is from the end of the heavens, And its circuit unto the ends of it; And there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.” (ASV) Man has always thought that the sun was stationary. However, it has been discovered in recent years that the sun is in fact moving through space at approximately 600,000 miles per hour. It is traveling through the heavens and has a “circuit” just as the Bible says. Its circuit is so large it would take approximately 200 million years to complete one orbit.

Taken from: “Things You Probably Didn’t Learn in Church”

This is the second in a weekly series of ‘Supernatural Facts in The Bible.’  To read past postings, go to: Sharing Jesus at http://www.jerryblount.com

 

Supernatural Facts in The Bible

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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”

 

The Bible

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The Bible contains thousands of prophecies concerning events that were fulfilled hundreds and thousands of years later, proving its divine source, for only God can predict the future. In Isaiah, God said He has made know the future to us:

    “I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come…… What I have said, that I will bring about; what I have planned, that I will do.” (Isaiah 46:10-11).

 Why would God make known the future to us?  Why would He make so many predictions about the future of the world? First, because He wants us to know, beyond all doubt, that He is God and there is no other. Secondly, He wants us to be prepared for what is to come.  

It is a difficult matter for the critic to deny prophecy once it has been fulfilled, for prophecy fulfilled becomes part of history for all to see.

Archaeologists continue to find cities and places mentioned in the Bible, such as in 2004 when they discovered the Siloam Pool where Jesus healed the blind man. In fact, all archaeology finds have agreed with the historical biblical accounts as recorded in the Bible. There has not been a single artifact or discovery made that would disprove what is written in The Word of God.

Dr. J.O. Kinnaman declared, “Of the hundreds of thousands of artifacts found by archaeologists, not one has ever been discovered that contradicts or denies one word, phrase, clause, or sentence of the Bible, but always confirms and verifies the facts of the Biblical record.”

The supposedly great books of other religions—including the Vedas of the Hindus; the Zend Avesta of Zoroastrians, the Confucian texts, the Tripitaka of Buddhism, the Koran of Islam, and the Book of Mormon—–do not have any prophecy fulfillment or archaeological finds to support them.

Taken from the book: “Things You Probably Didn’t Learn in Church”