The Bible is not a science text-book. Nonetheless, whatever the Scriptures mention is always scientific. Notice these accurate Bible statements: "It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants are as grasshoppers" (Isa.40:22). This verse clearly shows that the earth is round, even though man did not "discover" this fact by himself centuries later after this was written. "He [God]...hangeth the earth upon nothing" (Job 26:7). The earth is held in orbit around the sun by the law of gravity. but it is not fastened to anything material. Notice the truth in this biblical statement: "through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen [the physical universe] were not made of things which do appear" (Heb 11:3). In plain language, this verse says that God created the physical, material, tangible, nonphysical essence--out of spirit or spirit essence.
Most scientists, steeped in evolution, are unable to admit the possibility of an intelligent, all powerful Designer of the universe. But they are forced to agree that, as the Bible says, the physical universe came into existence from that which does not appear (spirit). The British weekly news magazine The Economist offers scientific arguments that support the biblical account of creation: "According to modern physics, the universe began with a big bang, in which space and matter made a sudden explosive appearance--from literally nothing. There was a moment when all the material eventually used to create every star and galaxy could have been in the palm of an infinitely small hand" ( The Economist, April 12, 1980).
The more research that scientists perform, the more they are forced to admit that what the bible says is true. The Bible is true not only scientifically but historically. Again the Bible is not a history book, whatever is mentioned as history in the Bible is always true. For example, a few decades ago, skeptics doubted the very existence of ancient cities such as Nineveh and Sodom. But archeologists have uncovered abundant testimony to prove that those ancient cities actually existed, just as the Bible said thousands of years ago.
The Bible gives sound medical advice also, during the 19th century medical personnel would go directly from handling the dead in the dissecting room to conducting examinations in maternity ward, and they would not even wash their hands. Infection was thus transferred from the dead, and many others died. Even when the value of washing was demonstrated, many in the medical community resisted such hygienic measures. Doubtless unknown to them, they were rejecting the wisdom decreed that anyone touching a dead person became unclean and must wash himself and his garments.--Numbers 19:11-22.
The application of God's laws of sanitation finally stopped the Black Death, which was estimated to have taken the lives of one in four persons in the 14th century alone! Many historians feel it was the worst disaster ever recorded in human history. What finally turned the tide against this dreaded plague? The procedures came from Leviticus 13:46 "All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled: he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be."
Discerning historians credit the Bible for the dawning of a new era in effective disease control. "The laws against leprosy Leviticus 13 may be regarded as the first model of a sanitary legislation....As soon as the European nations saw that the application of Scriptural quarantine brought leprosy under control, they applied the same principle against the Black Death. The results were equally spectacular, and millions of lives were saved" (from None of These Diseases, by S.I. McMillen, M.D.). Astonishing? It shouldn't be. But for people who think that the Bible is a collection of mere religious traditions, myths and sentimentalities, exciting examples as these should prove particularly instructive. Not only in the realm of the "hereafter," but here and now, our willingness to do exactly as the Bible says can spell the difference between life and death.
For the Creator, the Supreme Mind of the universe, is the direct Author of the Holy Bible. And He tells us in his word, "To this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit and trembleth at my word" (Isa.66:2). We can do so with an ever growing faith and abounding confidence in him who gave us the Book of books.