THE BIBLE IS OLD - YET FOREVER NEW


". . . THE WORD OF GOD IS LIVING AND POWERFUL, AND SHARPER THAN ANY

TWO-EDGED SWORD, PIERCING EVEN TO THE DIVISION OF SOUL AND SPIRIT,

AND THE JOINTS AND MARROW, AND IS A DISCERNER OF THE THOUGHTS AND

INTENTS OF THE HEART.” Hebrews 4:12 (NKJV) 

Recently I read an advice article in a local newspaper concerning homosexuality. The writer stated "we know more about homosexuality than was known when the Bible was written. Having read and respected the advice of this writer for many years I could only respond with, "Pardon me?". I immediately decided it was time to do some research and see just how out dated the Bible really is. The above list could be tripled or quadrupled. But these are sufficient for my intent and purposes at this time. 

The most profound statement ever pinned is in the very first sentence of the Holy Bible, “IN THE BEGINNING GOD”. This answers the age-old question of where it all came from in only 4 words. The details are then found in the remainder of chapters one and two. 

SCIENTIFIC FACT #1 - The Word of God, the Holy Bible, has always been far ahead of science. It was once believed the earth was held in place by a turtle or an elephant or by Atlas!! The Bible informed us millennia ago, in Job 26:7 “. . . He hangs the earth on nothing”. (NKJV) 

SCIENTIFIC FACT #2 - It took man via many trials and error to learn the perfect dimension for a vessel to be stable in water. God gave Noah the ideal dimensions 4,500 years ago. Genesis 6:15. The ideal dimensions were the length six times its width. 

SCIENTIFIC FACT #3 - Up until WW-I more soldiers died from disease than war because they did not isolate human waste. Some 3,500 years ago God commanded His people to have a place outside the camp where they could relieve themselves. They were each to carry a shovel so they could dig a hole (latrine) and cover their waste. Deut 23:12-13. Ugh! Can you imagine the 40-year journey from Egypt to the Promised Land without sanitation? 

SCIENTIFIC FACT #4 - Until recently it was thought that the oceans were fed only by rivers flowing into them. In the 1970's with deep diving research submarines built to withstand 6,000 pounds-per-square inch, oceanographers discovered springs on the ocean floor. The Holy Bible told us this millennia ago! “Have you entered the springs of the sea?. . . “ Job 38:16 (NKJV)  

SCIENTIFIC FACT #5 - Before Columbus discovered America, it was thought that the earth was flat.  But all along the Holy Bible has told us that the earth is a sphere. “It is He Who sits above the circle of the earth . . . “ Isaiah 40:22 (NKJV) 

SCIENTIFIC FACT #6 - Sir Isaac Newton studied light and discovered that white light is made up of 7 colors, which can be separated and recombined. Science confirmed this centuries ago. The Holy Bible revealed this truth 4 millennia ago!! “By what way is light diffused? . . . “ Job 38:24 (NKJV) NOTE: DIFFUSED literally means SEPARATED).  

SCIENTIFIC FACT #7 – Matthew Fontaine Maury, a famed seaman of the U.S. Navy, lived from 1806 to 1873. Maury was a Christian and loved reading his Bible. Due to an accident he was hospitalized for a while. One day reading his Bible Maury was captivated by the verse that read, “. . . And the fish of the sea that pass through the paths of the sea.” Psalms 8:8 (NKJV). Matthew Maury’s faith in the Bible was constant. He reasoned that if the Bible said there were PATHS OF THE SEA, then he would find them! When he was released from the hospital, Maury studied thousands of ship’s logs and charts. Maury’s uniform system of recording oceanographic data was adopted by navies and merchant marines around the world and was used to develop charts for all the major trade routes. His system drastically reduced the length of ocean voyages, all because of one verse in the Holy Bible that caught one man’s attention. 

SCIENTIFIC FACT #8 – For decades many who favored abortion said life began at birth. The Bible says life begins at fertilization – “ Before I formed you in the womb I knew you . . . “ Jeremiah 1:5 (NKJV). The Biblical penalty for murdering an unborn child was death – “If men fight, and hurt a woman with child, so that she gives birth prematurely, yet no harm follows, he shall surely be punished accordingly as the woman’s husband imposed on him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. But if any harm follows, then you shall give life for life.”  Exodus 21:22-23 (NKJV) It is now an irrefutable biological fact that a fertilized egg is truly an entire human being – “Did not He who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same One fashion us in the womb?”  Job 31:15 (NKJV). Please see also Job 10:8-12. 

SCIENTIFIC FACT #9 – Most people my age, as well as many younger, are familiar with life on the farm. Farm life is the ideal setting for children to learn about the facts of life. There they see the roosters courting their hens, the bulls mating with the cows, the buck goats mating with their does and even learn about bees, their queens and the production of honey. Here life is at its best. Evolutionists propose that evolution of ours and other species took place over millions of years. Which came first, the chicken or the egg, is a question that has plagued philosophers for centuries. The Bible states that God created birds with the ability to reproduce after their kind. Genesis 1:20-22. Obviously, for evolution to even remotely work, there has to have been both male and female evolving at the same rate of speed, constantly until they could mate. Yet, today, with man’s best medicine and nutrition we only live 80 to 100 years! This stupidity boggles the mind.  

SCIENTIFIC FACT #10 – It is becoming more common and even considered acceptable by many for couples to live together for a while to see if “IT WILL WORK”. Still others have different sexual partners with great frequency. Sexual promiscuity is dangerous to one’s health. “Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.”  I Corinthians 6:18 (NKJV) Also: “Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.” Romans 1:27 (NKJV). These two scriptures make it abundantly clear that homosexuality is running head-on into God’s will and intention. To say that God creates people to have a choice opposite to His expressed will is speaking lies. 

These ten points, I believe, make it abundantly clear that God, as revealed in the Bible, is no slouch in the arena of scientific knowledge. The Holy Bible is not a book of science, but it’s science is irrefutable, having been infinitely ahead of science at its best. For the writer mentioned earlier, or anyone to say we know more now than the Bible ever did about homosexuality is speaking words without knowledge. “Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge?” Job 38:2 (NKJV). This Bible verse said that better than I ever could! 

For any religion or government entity to attempt to declare the gay life style (homosexuality) to be normal, they might as well declare that robbing of banks, thieves and robbers, those driving intoxicated, liars, tax cheaters, infinite item ad nausea are also normal life styles. “Do you not know  . . . neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, not thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.” I Corinthians 6:9-10 

Because Adam and Eve, in the Garden of Eden, chose to sin against God, that sin nature was passed on to all of humanity. Therefore no one anywhere, at any time is capable of living a life free of sin. To say that any sin, whether it be homosexuality, stealing, lying, cheating on ones taxes, etc.  is as natural as is breathing and sleeping is going against Jehovah God Himself. Were such a claim true, then Christ would not have had to have died on the cross for our sins. If any arbitrary actions one may make are all natural and cannot be changed, then there is no sin, and Christ died in vain. However, the above 10 items shows quite vividly how current and up to the moment the Word of God really is. It was pinned by 40 men over a period of about 1500 years. "Holy men of old spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit."  I Peter 1:21 (NKJV) It has consistently ran ahead of science, sometimes as much as centuries!! Of the 40 questions God set forth to Job, there are still about 5 of them that science has no idea what it is talking about. It is preposterous for anyone to say we know more now about homosexuality than was known when the Bible was written. God was more than justified when he destroyed the inhabitants of the earth in the days of Noah and  when he wiped out Sodom and Gomorrha in the days of Abraham. Sodom and Gomorrha had Lot and his family, but would not listen. 

God wants all to repent of their sins and come to Him. "And the Spirit and the bride say 'Come!'. And let him who hears say 'Come!'. and let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely". Revelation 22:17 (NKJV).

Just A Thought Across The Garden Gate by Parson Don.

                    

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Updated May 6, 2012

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