OH SCIENCE! WHAT IS YOUR CALIBER? Science on its infinite odyssey from Neolithic Age to Nuclear Age has made tremendous achievements in various walks of its expeditions. Man has been trying to conquer cosmos. Gazing at the stars while lying in one’s back yard, to decipher the secrets of the universe, has been a continuous search for man. Man believed in science more than the word of God. We know that science is born from nature. There is a branch called Botany because there are plants and trees. There is a branch called Zoology because of the presence of animals; Astronomy because of the celestial bodies and many more branches because of their presence in nature. Nature is of course the base of science. So, how did this nature come into existence? How did the universe emerge? According to Science, in 1989, the scientists of NASA, have sent ‘Cosmic Back Ground Explorer’ satellite and found that 1300 crores years ago a big explosion took place which resulted in the formation of universe. It is assumed that our universe was in a tightly compressed state, which means in high density. This cosmic matter exploded because of which the expansion started. This explosion broke up the super dense ball and cast its fragments at thousands of kilometers. It is from these speeding fragments of matter, that our Galaxies are formed. This primordial explosion is the Hall mark of the Big Bang Theory. If these are assumptions of man relating to the origin of universe, let us analyze what Bible stated long ago regarding the birth of universe. Hebrews 11:3 – By faith we understand that the worlds (Galaxies) were framed by the word of God, so that things that are seen were made of things which are invisible. If latest science assumes that the universe is formed by a big bang, then it may not be a strange idea to a Bible philosopher, because he is already mindful of these, two thousand years ago as stated in the Bible. A bang is nothing but an explosion, which is ultimately a big sound. Bible says that the entire universe is the out come of God’s word, which is nothing but sound. A word is always in a form of sound. Therefore, it is very lucid that Bible is the pioneer to this theory. Without any exploration, a Bible scholar could simply be aware of this creation merely by faith. God in the beginning made the universe as huge mass or cosmic matter which was without any form or shape, latter blown by His word into various worlds or galaxies. The photographs taken from Voyager in 1989 and the Hubble Telescope, has strengthen man’s resolution. These experiments are the collaborative efforts of many nations. Our scientists have launched certain satellites like Aryabhatta. Aryabhatta was one of the early scientists who lived in Patna. He propounded the theory in A.D 499 that stars do not move and they appear to move because of the revolution of the earth. This theory was tenable till 17th century. If the astronomers have cared to look into the Bible they would have got their answers. But they neglected Bible, the book of great knowledge. The letter to Jude in the 13th verse mentions “wandering stars” which should make today’s astronomical community bend its head in shame. Edmund Hailey was the first astronomer in the world who traced the movement of stars. He concentrated on one single star. This star comes very close to earth once every 76 years and goes back and the scientific community ever since named it as Hailey’s comet. When the epoch-maker Jesus Christ was born, we see a star showing the place of birth to the wise men of East. This also tells that stars move. In B.C 1800, it is written about them in Job 38:32- “Can you bring out the Mazzaroth (constellations) in its season? This has been written in the Bible long before we had Hubble’s telescope. Isn’t Bible the greatest book of knowledge? Just because it is so, the moment the printer was invented it became the first
book to be printed. The only way one can understand the universe better is through Bible. What all the scientists were able to find till now in universe is only 10% and the remaining is still a mystery to them. They called that unknown matter as Dark Matter. The facts about this dark matter, is written in the Bible. So, Bible is no ordinary book. It is in fact a great book of knowledge given to us by God. 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God.” Long before people have known science and its discoveries, we find many great things already written in the Bible. Let us examine some of them1. In 1648 A.D, Sir Isaac Newton declared that the earth is hanging in the void. We see in the Bible, in the book of Job 26:7, which was written in 1800 B.C., that “God hangs the Earth on nothing.” So, long before Newton could discover, about 3448 years before this fact was written in the Bible. It is very sorry to know that man still believed a man but not God and His word. There are many more like this which we would examine. 2. In 1543 A.D., Nicholas Copernicus declared that earth revolved round the sun because of which we have different seasons. People thought that it remained stationary till then. We again see in Job 9:6 that “God shakes the earth out of its place.” And Psalms 74:17 says, “God has set all the borders of the earth; God has made summer and winter.” So, before Copernicus could find out this fact, it was written in the Bible in 1800 B.C. 3. In 1610 A.D., after Galileo invented Telescope, he discovered that Moon is not a selfluminous body and it takes light from sun to shine. This fact about the moon was written in the bible in 1800 B.C. in the same book of Job 25:5- “The moon does not shine.” Isaiah 13:10 says, “And the moon will not cause its light to shine.” 4. Recently the scientists found that the stars are of different types like Blue stars, Dark stars, Magnetrons, Crab Nebulas, Supernovas, Neutron stars and so on. In 56 A.D. in 1 Corinthians 15:41 we see-“There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.” The Bible has declared long ago that each star differed with the other one. 5. In 1905, Thomas Graham found that the wind spread in all directions. The Bible said about it in B.C. 935 in the book of Ecclesiastes 1:6- “The wind goes toward the south, and turns around to the north; the wind whirls about continually, and comes again on its circuit.” 6. In 1662 A.D. Robert Boil said that wind has weight. The Bible said about it in 1800 B.C. through the book of Job 28:25- “To establish weight for the wind.” 7. In 1522 A.D. Ferdinand Maagilon said that the earth is round in shape. Till then it was believed that it was flat. - Job 37:12 & Isaiah 40:22 say, “It is He who sits above the circle of the earth.” 8. In 1970 A.D. Mill tin, Kovitch(Yugoslavia) and in 1990 Jacques Lascar(America) found that seasons were formed because of the changes in temperature in the moon. The Bible said about it in 800 B.C. in the book of Psalms 104:19-“God appointed the moon for seasons.” 9. On 16-10-1996 and 25-4-1998, the Eenadu Newspaper gave an article on ‘vapor in space’. The NASA and ESA discovered the fact about the presence of water beyond the stars with the help of Hubble telescope. In B.C. 800, in the book of Psalms 148:4 we read- “Praise Him you heavens of heavens, and you waters above the heavens.” 10. In 1978 the scientists told that the earth’s core is very hot. In Job 28:5 we see the same thing. “As for the earth, from it comes bread, but underneath it is turned up as by fire.” 11. On 10-10-1999, the Eenadu newspaper gave an article on “Competition for Hotels in space.” The NASA, ESA and other organizations are competing with one another to set up star hotels in space. A German organization called Dremler Creflor, with American collaboration, has taken up a project to construct a star hotel 450 km above the sea level. But in B.C. 842, in Obadiah 1:4 it is written that- Though you ascend as high as the eagle, and though you set your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down,” says the Lord.
12. In 1879, William Wundt and William James said that how much ever a person tries; he can not know what is in the mind of the other person. It is only possible through introspection. In 56 A.D., in 1 Corinthians 2:11 we see- For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Bible told it long before that nobody knows the thoughts of a man but himself. 13. In 1903, Wilbert Orville Wright brothers invented an aero plane and in the year 1936 Folk Ulfker invented the helicopter. In 740 B.C, in the book of Isaiah 60:8 we see- “Who are these who fly like a cloud, and like doves to their roosts?” The Bible predicted long before that, men would like birds in sky. 14. On 12-8-1988, the Eenadu newspaper gave an article on “Experiment on the origin of life”. They found that there are substances in the lowest parts of the earth which contain proteins, which are the building blocks of life. The Bible said it in 800 B.C in the book of Psalms 139:15- My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.” The Bible foretold that the material needed for the construction of our body was taken from the deepest parts of the earth. 15. Today petroleum is known to be the most productive commodity in the international market. The Bible said about its location in the book of Deuteronomy 33:19- For they shall partake of the treasures hidden in the sand. Deuteronomy 32:13- He made him draw honey from the rock and oil from the flinty rock. In Latin ‘Petra’ means rock and ‘oleum’ means oil. We find people extracting petroleum from the flinty rocks which are present in the deepest parts of the earth in the deserts. 16. On 28-4-2002, the Eenadu newspaper gave an article about the fighting skills of Robots. Professor Noel Sharki of England, from the Sheffidd University got trained in the martial arts, and is trying to make Super Robots which can fight in the war without getting damaged by the nuclear weapons. In B.C. 835, the bible wrote about them in Joel 2:7-9- They run like mighty men, they climb the wall like men of war; Every one marches in formation, and they do not break ranks. They do not push one another; every one marches in his own column. Though they lunge between the weapons, they are not cut down.” 17. On 7-10-1970, the Andhra Jyothi newspaper and on 9-6-1998 the Eenadu newspaper have printed columns about ‘World’s destruction’. The European scientists Abel and Allanak have said about the sudden destruction of world by the explosions. The radiations lead the world to destruction. This has been said in 65 A.D in 2 Peter 3:10- “The heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.” 18. Recently it has been found that the earth takes 23 hours 56 seconds to rotate around itself and moves at a speed of 1,11,600 km per hour around the sun. This was written in the Bible before 1000 B.C. in the book of Psalms 147:15-God sends out His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly. The earth which was made by His word also runs by His word. 19. Genetics, the modern science has claimed that with the help of Human Genome Project, it would increase the man’s life to 1200 years. We challenged them that it is impossible to raise the life to 1200 years because it is written in the Bible in Genesis 6:3 that God’s Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years. When God has locked it, can man open it? Job 14:5 and Job 12:14 say, “Since his days are determined, the number of his months is with You; You have appointed his limits, so that he cannot pass.” God has set a limit and how much ever man tries he cannot extend it. Man will definitely die one day and has a life even after death. Look at a seed or a caterpillar and learn about the life after death. When a caterpillar can change into a butterfly, there is no doubt about our transformation into another form after our death.
Isn’t it wonderful to know the above facts? Man has wasted many years in finding these things which have been written in the Bible for him by God. He also wasted crores of rupees experimenting on different things to find out these truths that are already there in the Bible. These facts were written many thousands of years before man could find them. But man was ignorant about it. He considered Bible a religious book and avoided it. He couldn’t understand that Christianity is not a religion and Christ not the Savior of one religion. If only man could acknowledge the fact that this is the only way and the Christ is the only Savior, he could inherit the eternal life. It is better for him to come out from the bondages of religion and wealth and realize the truth that Jesus is the only way to salvation.
Job 9:10 says, “He does great things past finding out, yes, wonders without number.” Isaiah 40:28 says, “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.” 1 Samuel 2:3 says, “Talk no more so very proudly; let no arrogance come from your mouth, for the Lord is the God of knowledge; and by Him actions are weighed.” If you switch on the fan it runs but you cannot see the power which is moving it. In the same way the earth revolves round the sun in 365 days covering a distance of 98,000 crore kilometers. It doesn’t delay even in a second. What is that great power which is moving the earth so perfectly? Did you ever think about that Super Natural Power who is at work? Not just the earth every celestial body is moved by His power. And it is even more wonderful to know that the galaxies are moving to make earth a suitable place for man to live. The One who is so considered about man and his existence is none other than the Almighty God. If a scientist wants to experiment on anything, he should seek permission from the Bible because it is God who created everything. Bible revealed many facts much before man could find them. If you want to know more facts pertaining to science, log on to www.bibleverdict.org.