101 Scientific Facts & Foreknowledge


            Psalm 19:1-3 – The heavens declare the glory of God; and the

            firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night

            unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where

            their voice is not heard.


            Jeremiah 10:12 – He has made the earth by His power, He has

            established the world by His wisdom, and has stretched out the

            heavens at His discretion.


            Romans 1:20 – For since the creation of the world His invisible

            attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are

            made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without



            Science means knowledge, and true science always agrees with the

            observable evidence. Scientific research continues to unfold the

            wonders and mysteries of our universe. Interestingly, there is one

            book that has anticipated many of these scientific facts. That book

            is the Bible.

            This booklet presents 101 scientific facts found in the Scriptures.

            Many of these facts were penned centuries before they were

            discovered. Scientific foreknowledge found only in the Bible offers

            one more piece to the collective proof that the Bible is truly the

            inspired Word of the Creator. How does this affect you? The last

            several pages provide the answer – you need to read them carefully.



      The earth free-floats in space (Job 26:7), affected only by gravity. While

      other sources declared the earth sat on the back of an elephant or turtle,

      or was held up by Atlas, the Bible alone states what we now know to be

      true – “He hangs the earth on nothing.”


      Creation is made of particles, indiscernible to our eyes (Hebrews 11:3).

      Not until the 19th century was it discovered that all visible matter

      consists of invisible elements.


      The Bible specifies the perfect dimensions for a stable water vessel

      (Genesis 6:15). Ship builders today are well aware that the ideal

      dimension for ship stability is a length six times that of the width. Keep

      in mind, God told Noah the ideal dimensions for the ark 4,500 years ago.


      When dealing with disease, clothes and body should be washed under running

      water (Leviticus 15:13). For centuries people naively washed in standing

      water. Today we recognize the need to wash away germs with fresh water.


      Sanitation industry birthed (Deuteronomy 23:12-13). Some 3,500 years ago

      God commanded His people to have a place outside the camp where they could

      relieve themselves. They were to each carry a shovel so that they could

      dig a hole (latrine) and cover their waste. Up until World War I, more

      soldiers died from disease than war because they did not isolate human



      The First Book Of Public Hygiene (Answers In Genesis)

      Modern medicine? (Answers In Genesis)


      Oceans contain springs (Job 38:16). The ocean is very deep. Almost all the

      ocean floor is in total darkness and the pressure there is enormous. It

      would have been impossible for Job to have explored the "springs of the

      sea." Until recently, it was thought that oceans were fed only by rivers

      and rain. Yet in the 1970s, with the help of deep diving research

      submarines that were constructed to withstand 6,000 pounds-per-square-inch

      pressure, oceanographers discovered springs on the ocean floors!


      There are mountains on the bottom of the ocean floor (Jonah 2:5-6). Only

      in the last century have we discovered that there are towering mountains

      and deep trenches in the depths of the sea.


      Joy and gladness understood (Acts 14:17). Evolution cannot explain

      emotions. Matter and energy do not feel. Scripture explains that God

      places gladness in our hearts (Psalm 4:7), and ultimate joy is found only

      in our Creator’s presence – “in Your presence is fullness of joy” (Psalm



      Blood is the source of life and health (Leviticus 17:11; 14). Up until 120

      years ago, sick people were “bled” and many died as a result (e.g. George

      Washington). Today we know that healthy blood is necessary to bring

      life-giving nutrients to every cell in the body. God declared that “the

      life of the flesh is in the blood” long before science understood its



      The Bible states that God created life according to kinds (Genesis 1:24).

      The fact that God distinguishes kinds, agrees with what scientists observe

      namely that there are horizontal genetic boundaries beyond which life

      cannot vary. Life produces after its own kind. Dogs produce dogs, cats

      produce cats, roses produce roses. Never have we witnessed one kind

      changing into another kind as evolution supposes. There are truly natural

      limits to biological change.


      Noble behavior understood (John 15:13; Romans 5:7-8). The Bible and

      history reveal that countless people have endangered or even sacrificed

      their lives for another. This reality is completely at odds with Darwin’s

      theory of the survival of the fittest.


      Chicken or egg dilemma solved (Genesis 1:20-22). Which came first, the

      chicken or the egg? This question has plagued philosophers for centuries.

      The Bible states that God created birds with the ability to reproduce

      after their kind. Therefore the chicken was created first with the ability

      to make eggs! Yet, evolution has no solution for this dilemma.


      Which came first, proteins or DNA (Revelation 4:11)? For evolutionists,

      the chicken or egg dilemma goes even deeper. Chickens consist of proteins.

      The code for each protein is contained in the DNA/RNA system. However,

      proteins are required in order to manufacture DNA. So which came first:

      proteins or DNA? The ONLY explanation is that they were created together.


      Our bodies are made from the dust of the ground (Genesis 2:7; 3:19).

      Scientists have discovered that the human body is comprised of some 28

      base and trace elements – all of which are found in the earth.


      The First Law of Thermodynamics established (Genesis 2:1-2). The First Law

      states that the total quantity of energy and matter in the universe is a

      constant. One form of energy or matter may be converted into another, but

      the total quantity always remains the same. Therefore the creation is

      finished, exactly as God said way back in Genesis.


      Modern Scientific Discoveries Verify the Scriptures (Institute For

      Creation Research)


      The first three verses of Genesis accurately express all known aspects of

      the creation (Genesis 1:1-3). Science expresses the universe in terms of:

      time, space, matter, and energy. In Genesis chapter one we read: “In the

      beginning (time) God created the heavens (space) and the earth

      (matter)…Then God said, “Let there be light (energy).” No other creation

      account agrees with the observable evidence.


      The universe had a beginning (Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 1:10-12). Starting with

      the studies of Albert Einstein in the early 1900s and continuing today,

      science has confirmed the biblical view that the universe had a beginning.

      When the Bible was written most people believed the universe was eternal.

      Science has proven them wrong, but the Bible correct.


      Modern Scientific Discoveries Verify the Scriptures (Institute For

      Creation Research)


      The earth is a sphere (Isaiah 40:22). At a time when many thought the

      earth was flat, the Bible told us that the earth is spherical.


      Scripture assumes a revolving (spherical) earth (Luke 17:34-36). Jesus

      said that at His return some would be asleep at night while others would

      be working at day time activities in the field. This is a clear indication

      of a revolving earth, with day and night occurring simultaneously.


      Origin of the rainbow explained (Genesis 9:13-16). Prior to the Flood

      there was a different environment on the earth (Genesis 2:5-6). After the

      Flood, God set His rainbow “in the cloud” as a sign that He would never

      again judge the earth by water. Meteorologists now understand that a

      rainbow is formed when the sun shines through water droplets – which act

      as a prism – separating white light into its color spectrum.


      Light can be divided (Job 38:24). Sir Isaac Newton studied light and

      discovered that white light is made of seven colors, which can be “parted”

      and then recombined. Science confirmed this four centuries ago – God

      declared this four millennia ago!


      Ocean currents anticipated (Psalm 8:8). Three thousand years ago the Bible

      described the “paths of the seas.” In the 19th century Matthew Maury – the

      father of oceanography – after reading Psalm 8, researched and discovered

      ocean currents that follow specific paths through the seas! Utilizing

      Maury’s data, marine navigators have since reduced by many days the time

      required to traverse the seas.


      Modern Scientific Discoveries Verify the Scriptures (Institute For

      Creation Research)


      Sexual promiscuity is dangerous to your health (1 Corinthians 6:18; Romans

      1:27). The Bible warns that “he who commits sexual immorality sins against

      his own body,” and that those who commit homosexual sin would “receive in

      themselves” the penalty of their error. Much data now confirms that any

      sexual relationship outside of holy matrimony is unsafe.


      Sex Habits Linked to Early Death, Disability (Fox News)


      Reproduction explained (Genesis 1:27-28; 2:24; Mark 10:6-8). While

      evolution has no mechanism to explain how male and female reproductive

      organs evolved at the same time, the Bible says that from the beginning

      God made them male and female in order to propagate the human race and

      animal kinds.


      Incalculable number of stars (Jeremiah 33:22). At a time when less than

      5,000 stars were visible to the human eye, God stated that the stars of

      heaven were innumerable. Not until the 17th century did Galileo glimpse

      the immensity of our universe with his new telescope. Today, astronomers

      estimate that there are ten thousand billion trillion stars – that’s a 1

      followed by 25 zeros! Yet, as the Bible states, scientists admit this

      number may be woefully inadequate.


      The Stars of Heaven (Institute For Creation Research)


      The number of stars, though vast, are finite (Isaiah 40:26). Although man

      is unable to calculate the exact number of stars, we now know their number

      is finite. Of course God knew this all along – “He counts the number of

      the stars; He calls them all by name” (Psalm 147:4). What an awesome God!


      The Stars of Heaven (Institute For Creation Research)


      The Bible compares the number of stars with the number of grains of sand

      on the seashore (Genesis 22:17; Hebrews 11:12). Amazingly, gross estimates

      of the number of sand grains are comparable to the estimated number of

      stars in the universe.


      The Stars of Heaven (Institute For Creation Research)


      Rejecting the Creator results in moral depravity (Romans 1:20-32). The

      Bible warns that when mankind rejects the overwhelming evidence for a

      Creator, lawlessness will result. Since the theory of evolution has swept

      the globe, abortion, pornography, genocide, etc., have all risen sharply.



      The fact that God once flooded the earth (the Noahic Flood) would be

      denied (2 Peter 3:5-6). There is a mass of fossil evidence to prove this

      fact, yet it is flatly ignored by most of the scientific world because it

      was God’s judgment on man’s wickedness.


      Vast fossil deposits anticipated (Genesis 7). When plants and animals die

      they decompose rapidly. Yet billions of life forms around the globe have

      been preserved as fossils. Geologists now know that fossils only form if

      there is rapid deposition of life buried away from scavengers and

      bacteria. This agrees exactly with what the Bible says occurred during the

      global Flood.


      The continents were created as one large land mass (Genesis 1:9-10). Many

      geologists agree there is strong evidence that the earth was originally

      one super continent – just as the Bible said way back in Genesis.


      Continental drift inferred (Genesis 7:11). Today the study of the ocean

      floor indicates that the landmasses have been ripped apart. Scripture

      states that during the global Flood the “fountains of the great deep were

      broken up.” This cataclysmic event apparently resulted in the continental

      plates breaking and shifting.


      Ice Age inferred (Job 38:29-30). Prior to the global Flood the earth was

      apparently subtropical. However shortly after the Flood, the Bible

      mentions ice often – “By the breath of God ice is given, and the broad

      waters are frozen” (Job 37:10). Evidently the Ice Age occurred in the

      centuries following the Flood.


      Life begins at fertilization (Jeremiah 1:5). God declares that He knew us

      before we were born. The biblical penalty for murdering an unborn child

      was death (Exodus 21:22-23). Today, it is an irrefutable biological fact

      that the fertilized egg is truly an entire human being. Nothing will be

      added to the first cell except nutrition and oxygen.


      God fashions and knits us together in the womb (Job 10:8-12; 31:15).

      Science was ignorant concerning embryonic development until recently. Yet

      many centuries ago, the Bible accurately described God making us an

      intricate unity” in the womb.


      DNA anticipated (Psalm 139:13-16). During the 1950s, Watson and Crick

      discovered the genetic blueprint for life. Three thousand years ago the

      Bible seems to reference this written digital code in Psalm 139 – “Thine

      eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect [unformed]; and in Thy book

      all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as

      yet there was none of them.”


      God has created all mankind from one blood (Acts 17:26; Genesis 5). Today

      researchers have discovered that we have all descended from one gene pool.

      For example, a 1995 study of a section of Y chromosomes from 38 men from

      different ethnic groups around the world was consistent with the biblical

      teaching that we all come from one man (Adam)


      Origin of the major language groups explained (Genesis 11). After the

      rebellion at Babel, God scattered the people by confounding the one

      language into many languages. Evolution teaches that we all evolved from a

      common ancestor, yet offers no mechanism to explain the origin of the

      thousands of diverse languages in existence today.


      Origin of the different “races” explained (Genesis 11). As Noah’s

      descendants migrated around the world after Babel, each language group

      developed distinct features based on environment and genetic variation.

      Those with a genetic makeup suitable to their new environment survived to

      reproduce. Over time, certain traits (such as dark skin color for those

      closer to the equator) dominated. Genesis alone offers a reasonable answer

      to the origin of the races and languages.


      God has given us the leaves of the trees as medicine (Ezekiel 47:12;

      Revelation 22:2). Ancient cultures utilized many herbal remedies. Today,

      modern medicine has rediscovered what the Bible has said all along – there

      are healing compounds found in plants.


      Healthy dietary laws (Leviticus 11:9-12). Scripture states that we should

      avoid those sea creatures which do not have fins or scales. We now know

      that bottom-feeders (those with no scales or fins) tend to consume waste

      and are likely to carry disease.


      The Dietary Law (Pacific Heath Center)

      Bulletin Of The History Of Medicine (Johns Hopkins Institute)


      The Bible warns against eating birds of prey (Leviticus 11:13-19).

      Scientists now recognize that those birds which eat carrion (putrefying

      flesh), often spread disease.


      The Dietary Law (Pacific Heath Center)

      Bulletin Of The History Of Medicine (Johns Hopkins Institute)


      Avoid swine (Deuteronomy 14:8). Not so long ago, science learned that

      eating undercooked pork causes an infection of parasites called

      trichinosis. Now consider this: the Bible forbid the eating of swine more

      than 3,000 years before we learned how to cook pork safely.


      The Dietary Law (Pacific Heath Center)

      Relationship between pork consumption and cirrhosis. (NCBI)

      Bulletin Of The History Of Medicine (Johns Hopkins Institute)


      Radical environmentalism foreseen (Romans 1:25). Two thousand years ago,

      God’s Word stated that many would worship and serve creation rather than

      the Creator. Today, nature is revered as “Mother” and naturalism is



      Black holes and dark matter anticipated (Matthew 25:30; Jude 1:13; Isaiah

      50:3). Cosmologists now speculate that over 98% of the known universe is

      comprised of dark matter, with dark energy and black holes. A black hole’s

      gravitational field is so strong that nothing, not even light, escapes.

      Beyond the expanding universe there is no measured radiation and therefore

      only outer darkness exists. These theories paint a seemingly accurate

      description of what the Bible calls “outer darkness” or “the blackness of

      darkness forever.”


      The Second Law of Thermodynamics (Entropy) explained (Psalm 102:25-26).

      This law states that everything in the universe is running down,

      deteriorating, constantly becoming less and less orderly. Entropy

      (disorder) entered when mankind rebelled against God – resulting in the

      curse (Genesis 3:17; Romans 8:20-22). Historically most people believed

      the universe was unchangeable. Yet modern science verifies that the

      universe is “grow(ing) old like a garment” (Hebrews 1:11). Evolution

      directly contradicts this law.


      Modern Scientific Discoveries Verify the Scriptures (Institute For

      Creation Research)


      Cain’s wife discovered (Genesis 5:4). Skeptics point out that Cain had no

      one to marry – therefore the Bible must be false. However, the Bible

      states plainly that Adam and Eve had other sons and daughters. Cain

      married his sister.


      Incest laws established (Leviticus 18:6). To marry near of kin in the

      ancient world was common. Yet, beginning about 1500 B.C., God forbid this

      practice. The reason is simple – the genetic mutations (resulting from the

      curse) had a cumulative effect. Though Cain could safely marry his sister

      because the genetic pool was still relatively pure at that time, by Moses’

      day the genetic errors had swelled. Today, geneticists confirm that the

      risk of passing on a genetic abnormality to your child is much greater if

      you marry a close relative because relatives are more likely to carry the

      same defective gene. If they procreate, their offspring are more apt to

      have this defect expressed.


      Genetic mixing of different seeds forbidden (Leviticus 19:19; Deuteronomy

      22:9). The Bible warns against mixing seeds – as this will result in an

      inferior or dangerous crop. There is now growing evidence that unnatural,

      genetically engineered crops may be harmful.


      Hydrological cycle described (Ecclesiastes 1:7; Jeremiah 10:13; Amos 9:6).

      Four thousand years ago the Bible declared that God “draws up drops of

      water, which distill as rain from the mist, which the clouds drop down and

      pour abundantly on man” (Job 36:27-28). The ancients observed mighty

      rivers flowing into the ocean, but they could not conceive why the sea

      level never rose. Though they observed rainfall, they had only quaint

      theories as to its origin. Meteorologists now understand that the

      hydrological cycle consists of evaporation, atmospheric transportation,

      distillation, and precipitation.


      The sun goes in a circuit (Psalm 19:6). Some scientists scoffed at this

      verse thinking that it taught geocentricity – the theory that the sun

      revolves around the earth. They insisted the sun was stationary. However,

      we now know that the sun is traveling through space at approximately

      600,000 miles per hour. It is literally moving through space in a huge

      circuit – just as the Bible stated 3,000 years ago!


      Circumcision on the eighth day is ideal (Genesis 17:12; Leviticus 12:3;

      Luke 1:59). Medical science has discovered that the blood clotting

      chemical prothrombin peaks in a newborn on the eighth day. This is

      therefore the safest day to circumcise a baby. How did Moses know?!


      Biblical Accuracy and Circumcision on the 8th Day (Apologetics Press)


      God has given us just the right amount of water to sustain life (Isaiah

      40:12). We now recognize that if there was significantly more or less

      water, the earth would not support life as we know it.



      The earth was designed for biological life (Isaiah 45:18). Scientists have

      discovered that the most fundamental characteristics of our earth and

      cosmos are so finely tuned that if just one of them were even slightly

      different, life as we know it couldn't exist. This is called the Anthropic

      Principle and it agrees with the Bible which states that God formed the

      earth to be inhabited.


      The universe is expanding (Job 9:8; Isaiah 42:5; Jeremiah 51:15; Zechariah

      12:1). Repeatedly God declares that He stretches out the heavens. During

      the early 20th century, most scientists (including Einstein) believed the

      universe was static. Others believed it should have collapsed due to

      gravity. Then in 1929, astronomer Edwin Hubble showed that distant

      galaxies were receding from the earth, and the further away they were, the

      faster they were moving. This discovery revolutionized the field of

      astronomy. Eisntein admitted his mistake, and today most astronomers agree

      with what the Creator told us millennia ago – the universe is expanding!


      Law of Biogenesis explained (Genesis 1). Scientists observe that life only

      comes from existing life. This law has never been violated under

      observation or experimentation (as evolution imagines). Therefore life,

      God’s life, created all life.


      Animal and plant extinction explained (Jeremiah 12:4; Hosea 4:3).

      According to evolution, occasionally we should witness a new kind

      springing into existence. Yet, this has never been observed. On the

      contrary, as Scripture explains, since the curse on all creation, we

      observe death and extinction (Romans 8:20-22).


      Light travels in a path (Job 38:19). Light is said to have a “way”

      [Hebrew: derek, literally a traveled path or road]. Until the 17th century

      it was believed that light was transmitted instantaneously. We now know

      that light is a form of energy that travels at ~186,000 miles per second

      in a straight line. Indeed, there is a “way” of light.


      Air has weight (Job 28:25). It was once thought that air was weightless.

      Yet 4,000 years ago Job declared that God established “a weight for the

      wind.” In recent years, meteorologists have calculated that the average

      thunderstorm holds thousands of tons of rain. To carry this load, air must

      have mass.


      Jet stream anticipated (Ecclesiates 1:6). At a time when it was thought

      that winds blew straight, the Bible declares “The wind goes toward the

      south, and turns around to the north; The wind whirls about continually,

      and comes again on its circuit.” King Solomon wrote this 3,000 years ago.

      Now consider this: it was not until World War II that airmen discovered

      the jet stream circuit.


      Medical quarantine instituted (Leviticus 13:45-46; Numbers 5:1-4). Long

      before man understood the principles of quarantine, God commanded the

      Israelites to isolate those with a contagious disease until cured.


      The First Book Of Public Hygiene (Answers In Genesis)

      Modern medicine? (Answers In Genesis)


      Each star is unique (1 Corinthians 15:41). Centuries before the advent of

      the telescope, the Bible declared what only God and the angels knew – each

      star varies in size and intensity!


      The Stars of Heaven (Institute For Creation Research)


      The Bible says that light can be sent, and then manifest itself in speech

      (Job 38:35). We now know that radio waves and light waves are two forms of

      the same thing – electromagnetic waves. Therefore, radio waves are a form

      of light. Today, using radio transmitters, we can send “lightnings” which

      indeed speak when they arrive.


      Laughter promotes physical healing (Proverbs 17:22). Recent studies

      confirm what King Solomon was inspired to write 3,000 years ago, “A merry

      heart does good, like medicine.” For instance, laughter reduces levels of

      certain stress hormones. This brings balance to the immune system, which

      helps your body fight off disease.


      Benefits of Laughter (Personal-Development.com)

      Humor and Laughter: Health Benefits and Online Sources (helpguide.org)


      Intense sorrow or stress is harmful to your health (Proverbs 18:14; Mark

      14:34). Researchers have studied individuals with no prior medical

      problems who showed symptoms of stress cardiomyopathy including chest

      pain, difficulty breathing, low blood pressure, and even heart failure –

      following a stressful incident.


      The Physical Dangers of Stress (Fitness Article)


      Microorganisms anticipated (Exodus 22:31). The Bible warns “Whatever dies

      naturally or is torn by beasts he shall not eat, to defile himself with

      it: I am the LORD” (Leviticus 22:8). Today we understand that a decaying

      carcass is full of disease causing germs.


      The Bible cautions against consuming fat (Leviticus 7:23). Only in recent

      decades has the medical community determined that fat clogs arteries and

      contributes to heart disease.


      Do not consume blood (Leviticus 17:12). A common ritual in many religions

      in the ancient world was to drink blood. However, the Creator repeatedly

      told His people to abstain from blood (Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 3:17; Acts

      15:20; 21:25). Of course, modern science reveals that consuming raw blood

      is dangerous.


      The Bible describes dinosaurs (Job 40:15-24). In 1842, Sir Richard Owen

      coined the word dinosaur, meaning “terrible lizard,” after discovering

      large reptilian-like fossils. However in the Book of Job, written 4,000

      years earlier, God describes the behemoth as: the largest of all land

      creatures, plant eating (herbivore), with great strength in its hips and

      legs, powerful stomach muscles, a tail like a cedar tree, and bones like

      bars of iron. This is an accurate description of sauropods – the largest

      known dinosaur family.


      Pleasure explained (Psalm 36:8). Evolution cannot explain pleasure – even

      the most complex chemicals do not experience bliss. However, the Bible

      states that God “gives us richly all things to enjoy” (1 Timothy 6:17).

      Pleasure is a gift from God.


      Life is more than matter and energy (Genesis 2:7; Job 12:7-10). We know

      that if a creature is denied air it dies. Even though its body may be

      perfectly intact, and air and energy are reintroduced to spark life, the

      body remains dead. Scripture agrees with the observable evidence when it

      states that only God can give the breath of life. Life cannot be explained

      by raw materials, time, and chance alone – as evolutionists would lead us

      to believe.



      Origin of music explained (Psalm 40:3). Evolution cannot explain the

      origin of music. The Bible says that every good gift comes from God (James

      1:17). This includes joyful melodies. God has given both man and angels

      the gift of music-making (Genesis 4:21; Ezekiel 28:13). Singing is

      intended to express rejoicing in and worship of the Lord (Job 38:7; Psalm



      Our ancestors were not primitive (Genesis 4:20-22; Job 8:8-10; 12:12).

      Archeologists have discovered that our ancestors mined, had metallurgical

      factories, created air-conditioned buildings, designed musical

      instruments, studied the stars, and much more. This evidence directly

      contradicts the theory of evolution, but agrees completely with God’s



      Cavemen described in the Bible (Job 30:1-8). Four thousand years ago, Job

      describes certain “vile men” who were driven from society to forage “among

      the bushes” for survival and who “live in the clefts of the valleys, (and)

      in caves of the earth and the rocks.” Therefore “cavemen” were simply

      outcasts and vagabounds – not our primitive ancestors as evolutionists



      Environmental devastation of the planet foreseen (Revelation 11:18).

      Though evolution imagines that things should be getting better, the Bible

      foresaw what is really occurring today: pollution, destruction and corrupt



      The seed of a plant contains its life (Genesis 1:11; 29). As stated in the

      Book of Genesis, we now recognize that inside the humble seed is life

      itself. Within the seed is a tiny factory of amazing complexity. No

      scientist can build a synthetic seed and no seed is simple!


      A seed must die to produce new life (1 Corinthians 15:36-38). Jesus said,

      unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone;

      but if it dies, it produces much grain.” (John 12:24). In this verse is

      remarkable confirmation of two of the fundamental concepts in biology: 1)

      Cells arise only from existing cells. 2) A grain must die to produce more

      grain. The fallen seed is surrounded by supporting cells from the old

      body. These supporting cells “give their lives” to provide nourishment to

      the inner kernel. Once planted, this inner kernel germinates resulting in

      much grain.


      The order of creation agrees with true science (Genesis 1). Plants require

      sunlight, water, and minerals in order to survive. In the first chapter of

      Genesis we read that God created light first (v.3), then water (v. 6),

      then soil (v. 9), and then He created plant life (v. 11).


      God created “lights” in the heavens “for signs and seasons, and for days

      and years” (Genesis 1:14-16). We now know that a year is the time required

      for the earth to travel once around the sun. The seasons are caused by the

      changing position of the earth in relation to the sun. The moon’s phases

      follow one another in clock-like precision – constituting the lunar

      calendar Evolution teaches that the cosmos evolved by random chance, yet

      the Bible agrees with the observable evidence.


      The Bible speaks of “heaven and the highest heavens” (Deuteronomy 10:14).

      Long before the Hubble Space Telescope, Scripture spoke of the “heaven of

      heavens” and the “third heaven” (1 Kings 8:27; 2 Corinthians 12:2). We now

      know that the heavens consist of our immediate atmosphere and the vast

      reaches of outer space – as well as God’s wonderful abode.


      Olive oil and wine useful on wounds (Luke 10:34). Jesus told of a

      Samaritan man, who when he came upon a wounded traveler, he bandaged him –

      pouring upon his wounds olive oil and wine. Today we know that wine

      contains ethyl alcohol and traces of methyl alcohol. Both are good

      disinfectants. Olive oil is also a good disinfectant, as well as a skin

      moisturizer, protector, and soothing lotion. This is common knowledge to

      us today. However, did you know that during the Middle Ages and right up

      till the early 20th century, millions died because they did not know to

      treat and protect open wounds?


      Man is “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). We are only

      beginning to probe the complexity of the DNA molecule, the eye, the brain,

      and all the intricate components of life. No human invention compares to

      the marvelous wonders of God’s creation.


      Beauty understood (Genesis 1:31; 2:9; Job 40:10; Ecclesiastes 3:11;

      Matthew 6:28-30). Beauty surrounds us: radiant sunsets, majestic

      mountains, brightly colored flowers, glowing gems, soothing foliage,

      brilliantly adorned birds, etc. Beauty is a mystery to the evolutionist.

      However, Scripture reveals that God creates beautiful things for our

      benefit and His glory.


      Strong and weak nuclear force explained (Colossians 1:17; Hebrews 1:3).

      Physicists do not understand what binds the atom’s nucleus together. Yet,

      the Bible states that “all things consist” – or are held together by the

      Creator – Jesus Christ.


      Atomic fission anticipated (2 Peter 3:10-12). Scripture states that “the

      elements will melt with fervent heat” when the earth and the heavens are

      dissolved” by fire. Today we understand that if the elements of the atom

      are loosed, there would be an enormous release of heat and energy



      The Pleiades and Orion star clusters described (Job 38:31). The Pleiades

      star cluster is gravitationally bound, while the Orion star cluster is

      loose and disintegrating because the gravity of the cluster is not enough

      to bind the group together. 4,000 years ago God asked Job, "Can you bind

      the cluster of the Pleiades, or loose the belt of Orion?" Yet, it is only

      recently that we realized that the Pleiades is gravitationally bound, but

      Orion's stars are flying apart.


      Safe drinking water (Leviticus 11:33-36). God forbade drinking from

      vessels or stagnant water that had been contaminated by coming into

      contact with a dead animal. It is only in the last 100 years that medical

      science has learned that contaminated water can cause typhoid and cholera.


      The First Book Of Public Hygiene (Answers In Genesis)

      Modern medicine? (Answers In Genesis)


      Pest control (Leviticus 25:1-24). Farmers are plagued today with insects.

      Yet God gave a sure-fire remedy to control pests centuries ago. Moses

      commanded Israel to set aside one year in seven when no crops were raised.

      Insects winter in the stalks of last year’s harvest, hatch in the spring,

      and are perpetuated by laying eggs in the new crop. If the crop is denied

      one year in seven, the pests have nothing to subsist upon, and are thereby



      Soil conservation (Leviticus 23:22). Not only was the land to lay fallow

      every seventh year, but God also instructed farmers to leave the gleanings

      when reaping their fields, and not to reap the corners (sides) of their

      fields. This served several purposes: 1) Vital soil minerals would be

      maintained. 2) The hedge row would limit wind erosion. 3) The poor could

      eat the gleanings. Today, approximately four billion metric tons of soil

      are lost from U.S. crop lands each year. Much of this soil depletion could

      be avoided if God’s commands were followed.


      Animal instincts understood (Job 39; Proverbs 30:24-28; Jeremiah 8:7). A

      newly hatched spider weaves an intricate web without being taught. A

      recently emerged butterfly somehow knows to navigate a 2,500-mile

      migration route without a guide. God explains that He has endowed each

      creature with specific knowledge. Scripture, not evolution, explains

      animal instincts.


      Animals do not have a conscience (Psalm 32:9). A parrot can be taught to

      swear and blaspheme, yet never feel conviction. Many animals steal, but

      they do not experience guilt. If man evolved from animals, where did our

      conscience come from? The Bible explains that man alone was created as a

      moral being in God’s image.


      Pseudo-science anticipated (1 Timothy 6:20). The theory of evolution

      contradicts the observable evidence. The Bible warned us in advance that

      there would be those who would profess: “profane and idle babblings and

      contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge (science).” True

      science agrees with the Creator’s Word.


      Science confirms the Bible (Colossians 2:3). These insights place the

      Bible far above every manmade theory and all other so-called inspired

      books. In contrast, the Koran states that the sun sets in a muddy pond

      (Surah 18:86). The Hadith contains many myths. The Book of Mormon declares

      that Native Americans descended from Jews – which has been disproven by

      DNA research. The Eastern writings also contradict true science.


      Human conscience understood (Romans 2:14-15). The Bible reveals that God

      has impressed His moral law onto every human heart. Con means with and

      science means knowledge. We know it is wrong to murder, lie, steal, etc.

      Only the Bible explains that each human has a God-given knowledge of right

      and wrong.


      Love explained (Matthew 22:37-40; 1 John 4:7-12). Evolution cannot explain

      love. Yet, God’s Word reveals that the very purpose of our existence is to

      know and love God and our fellow man. God is love, and we were created in

      His image to reflect His love.


      The real you is spirit (Numbers 16:22; Zechariah 12:1). Personality is

      non-physical. For example, after a heart transplant the recipient does not

      receive the donor’s character. An amputee is not half the person he was

      before loosing his limbs. Our eternal nature is spirit, heart, soul, mind.

      The Bible tells us that “man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord

      looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7).


      The cause of suffering revealed (Genesis 3; Isaiah 24:5-6). The earth is

      subject to misery, which appears at odds with our wonderfully designed

      universe. However, the Bible, not evolution, explains the origin of

      suffering. When mankind rebelled against God, the curse resulted –

      introducing affliction, pain and death into the world.


      Death explained (Romans 6:23). All eventually die. The Bible alone

      explains why we die – “The soul who sins shall die” (Ezekiel 18:20). Sin

      is transgression of God’s Law. To see if you will die, please review God’s

      Ten Commandments (Exodus 20). Have you ever lied? (White lies and fibs

      count.) Ever stolen? (Cheating on a test or taxes is stealing.) Jesus said

      that “whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed

      adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:28). Have you ever looked with

      lust? Then you’re an adulterer at heart. Have you ever hated someone or

      called someone a fool? If so, the Bible says you are guilty of murder

      (Matthew 5:21-22; 1 John 3:15). Have you ever used your Creator’s name

      (Lord, God, Jesus, or Christ) in vain? This is called blasphemy – and God

      hates it. If you have broken these commandments at any time, then by your

      own admission, you are a blasphemer, a murderer, an adulterer, a thief,

      and a liar at heart. And we have only looked at five of the Ten

      Commandments. This is why we die.


      Justice understood (Acts 17:30-31). Our God-given conscience reveals that

      all sin will be judged. Down deep we know that He who created the eyes

      sees every secret sin (Romans 2:16). He who formed our mind remembers our

      past offense as if it just occurred. God has declared that the penalty for

      sin is death. Physical death comes first, then the second death – which is

      eternal separation from God in the lake of fire (Revelation 21:8). God

      cannot lie. Every sin will be judged. His justice demands it. But God is

      also rich in mercy to all who call upon His name. He has made a way for

      justice to be served and mercy to be shown.


      Eternal life revealed (John 3:16). Scientists search in vain for the cure

      for aging and death. Yet, the good news is that God, who is the source of

      all life, has made a way to freely forgive us so that we may live forever

      with Him in heaven. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that

      while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). “For God so

      loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes

      in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). God

      desires a loving, eternal relationship with each person – free from sin,

      fear, and pain. Therefore, He sent His Son to die as our substitute on the

      cross. “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in

      Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). Jesus never sinned, therefore He

      alone qualified to pay the penalty for our sins on the cross. He died in

      our place. He then rose from the grave defeating death. All who turn from

      their sins and trust Him will be saved. To repent and place your trust in

      Jesus Christ, make Psalm 51 your prayer. Then read your Bible daily,

      obeying what you read. God will never let you down.


      The solution to suffering (Revelation 21). Neither evolution nor religion

      offers a solution to suffering. But God offers heaven as a gift to all who

      trust in His Son. In heaven, “God will wipe away every tear from their

      eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be

      no more pain, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4).

      The Bible is inspired by the Creator. Therefore it is no surprise that

      life’s ultimate questions are answered within its pages. The Bible reveals

      the purpose of our existence. Scripture alone explains where our

      conscience came from. And no other source explains the root cause of

      death. Seeing that all die, wouldn’t it be wise to search for the remedy

      in the only book that proves it was inspired by God? The Bible offers the

      only remedy for sin, suffering, and death. God’s Word presents the only

      perfect, sinless Savior – one who died for our sins and rose from the

      dead. Jesus is the Creator (John 1; Colossians 1). He said “I and My

      Father are one” (John 10:30). He said, “I am the way, the truth, and the

      life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). And He

      promises His followers: “I give them eternal life, and they shall never

      perish” (John 10:28). Your eternal destiny will be determined by your

      choice. There is only one provision for sin. Jesus died in your place.

      Only by faith in Christ’s finished work will you be saved. This is God’s

      free gift offered to all. Please do not let pride, religion, opinions, or

      love for sin separate you from God. No sin is worth an eternity in hell.

      Please heed Jesus’ words – “Repent, and believe in the gospel” (Mark

      1:15). If you do, you will live in heaven with our awesome Creator



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