Skeptics continually reinterpret the Bible so they can claim inaccuracies, thus undermining the infallibility of God’s truth.
But in spite of these issues which are in the vast minority, there is a preponderance of viable evidence towards truth being disclosed by God long before it was finally thought of by man.
Evagelista Torricelli discovered that air had weight around 1640 AD, and used his expertise as a physicist and mathematician to invent the barometer. This revelation led to the initial designs for the airplane, however a verse in Job proves God was there first thousands of years before Torricelli:
Job 28:25-When He imparted weight to the wind and meted out the waters by measure.
It took mankind thousands of years to finally figure out what God plainly stated in Job.
Around 1725 Count Luigi Marsigli first shared a geo-physics theory of the sea bottom after some local fisherman reported a “bottomless abyss”. American inventor and philosopher Benjamin Franklin added more to the theory in the mid-18th century which laid the groundwork for the modern theory on PlateTectonics.
The prophet Samuel disclosed the basics to Plate Tectonics long before Marsigli and Franklin in 2 Samuel 22:16:\
The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare at the rebuke of the Lord, at the blast of breath from His nostrils.
The Italian genius Galileo wrote about the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined gravitational forces from the Moon, Sun, and the rotation of the Earth in 1632, however once again any Bible reader could tell you the gospel writer Luke was the first when he wrote in Luke 21:25:
There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the Earth nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.
The phenomenon of the rainbow is caused by the reflection of light and water which results in a multicolored arc across the sky. The classic Greek scholar Aristotle gave a scientific explanation for the spectrum of light around 300 BC that led to the works of Descartes in 1637 concerning the rainbow. Yet, once again, thousands of years earlier God gave His take on the rainbow in Genesis 9: 12-13:
This is the sign of the covenant that I make between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between Me and the Earth.
During the Renaissance period Italian physician Gerolamo Fracastoro first postulated about infectious diseases and many knowledgeable scientists followed Fracastoro’s ideas through-out the ages. The practice of isolating an infected person and isolating the actual contaminating bacteria led to cures being developed by Jonas Salk and Louis Pasteur.
God demonstrated once again He was far ahead of the curve by giving these instructions to Moses in Leviticus 13:14 thousands of years before:
He shall remain unclean all the days during which he has the infection; he is unclean. He shall live alone; his dwelling shall be outside the camp.
The mystery to the speed of light and time was half unlocked by Albert Einstein through the most famous equation in scientific history being E=MC2. Einstein’s theory of relativity unlocks half the puzzle to time and the speed of light.
However the apostle Peter adds so much more by the following revelation in 2 Peter 3:8:
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.
As with other puzzles of the Bible that were later validated by scientific discovery, the rest of this equation will be left for future thinkers to uncover.
The periodic table can be perplexing not only to those in college or lower educational venues of learning, but to scientists as well. The relationships between the properties of the elements are clearly shown in numerous combinations of precious metals. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmitri_Mendeleev
Bible readers know that precious metals were “in relationship” long before the Russian chemistry professor Dmitri Mendeleev published the concept in his book of the periodic table in 1869.
Genesis 2:12- And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
The Bible is full of proof that is is much more than a collection of lucky guess work.