This video series deals with the question of God’s existence. In this specific video, I go over 12 different ways the Bible has known about more recent scientific discoveries.
Here are the links to the older videos in this series:
Part 2 (The Bible’s Prophetic Accuracy): http://preachingmusician.com/?p=51
Part 3 (The Bible’s Preservation and Influence): http://preachingmusician.com/?p=65
Hello, and thank you for watching. In this series of videos, I’m going to be dealing with two very important questions. The first question I’m going to tackle is “How do we know who God is”, or “How do we know that God exists?” I’ve debated probably hundreds of people on this issue. I’ve heard many Christians and Atheists alike say that God’s existence cannot be proven or disprove. Some Christians will tell you they know God exists only because of the work He has done in their life. That’s enough proof for me because I’ve seen God pull off miracle after miracle for me, but they are hard to relate to someone who isn’t a close friend. Atheists, on the other hand will tell you that because there is no physical proof of God’s existence, He doesn’t exist. They will tell you that the theory of evolution has much better scientific support than natural design, and that anyone who would believe in a Creator is relying on blind faith based on feelings they can’t prove scientifically.
An easy argument for why God exists is what many Atheists like to label as irreducible complexity. I would argue that our world and universe is just too beautiful and complex for it to have been formed by chance. Even an Atheists would call someone crazy if they said that cars were formed from scrap metal, yet the same people call others crazy if they claim a person who is much more complex has a Creator, and that we all have a divine purpose. Simple logic will tell you that it’s much more scientifically possible for a car to have evolved from cosmic dust than a brain. Even after the billions of dollars and countless hours put into research, there has never been an observation of evolution across a specie. They’ve been able to genetically alter animals, but the result has always been degeneration, not evolution. All they have been able to observe is animals producing after their kind. This only proves what the Bible teaches in Genesis chapter 1. Yet, in the face of overwhelming opposing evidence, they still claim that you don’t believe in science if you don’t believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution. This proves that in reality, the modern-day scientific community is a political community. If anyone dares to question Darwin based on factual scientific data, they are shunned by their superiors and banned from the mainstream. This political agenda has been so successful that our public schools are full of textbooks that can be easily proven wrong with all the factual information we have.
So where is this proof of God’s existence that has been ignored by so many? I could easily argue that it’s in nature itself, but I think that a much more effective way to prove that God exists is by proving that the Bible is the Word of God. If the Bible is God’s Word, not only can we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God is real, but we can also know who God is, why He created us, and what our purpose is on this Earth.
The first reason I believe that the Bible is the word of God is because of its scientific foreknowledge. No other book has been ahead of science like the Bible. There is simply no explanation for this aside from the inspiration of God. So let’s get to the facts:
Scientists have long taught that there were no springs in the ocean. However, the Bible has always said that during the flood, “all the fountains of the great deep broken up.” (Genesis 7:11) In fact, it wasn’t until 1945 that underwater volcanoes were discovered in the ocean.
When it comes to our lifespan, the Bible said that the maximum lifespan would be 120 years (Genesis 6:3), and that the average lifespan would be about 70 (Psalms 90:10). This has proven to be true dispite all the attempts with science to prolong our lives. If evolution were true, our lifespan certainly would have increased over time.
The Bible speaks about causing a deep sleep or what’s modernly referred to as anesthesia. This was done to Adam before God performed surgery on him to create Eve from his rib. (Genesis 2:21)This wasn’t thought to be possible until it was developed by William Morton in 1846.
For centuries, doctors believed that blood could be drained from a patient to get rid of a disease. This is in fact how George Washington died. If they had believed the Bible when it says, “The life of the flesh is in the blood”, many lives could have been spared. (Leviticus 17:11)
In Leviticus 15, God layed out for Israel laws of hygiene to keep them clean from germs. They had to bathe, wash their clothes, and wash their hands in running water(v11). It wasn’t until 1890 that Louis Pasteur produced his Germ Theory of Disease in which he documented his discovery that rinsing your hands was effective in fighting the spread of germs. Again, if they had followed the principles laid out in the Bible, countless lives could have been spared.
The Bible also gives us an explanation for why we can see light from stars that predate its possible existence. According to NASA, we can see stars 15 billion light years away with the Hubble telescope(http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/ask_astro/answers/980329a.html). This means that there is light coming from stars well over 15 billion years old. According to our atheist friends, the universe itself isn’t more than 14 billion years old, so we have a problem. The Bible however explains this very simply. God created the light and the stars in motion. (Genesis 1)
Scientists believed for a long time that there were about 6000 stars. The Bible on the other hand taught that the stars are innumerable. It wasn’t until Galileo came around in the 17th century with his telescope that we discovered that there are a lot more.
Also, the Bible knew about the circular shape of the Earth long before Columbus sailed the ocean blue. In Isaiah 40:22, it says “It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:”.
Not only does the Bible give the shape, but it also tells us that it hangs on nothing. In Job 26:7, it says, “He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.”
And since we’re on the subject of outer space, God also claimed in the book of Job that He binds Pleiades and looses Orion’s belt. (Job 38:31) Remarkably, astronomers now are able to determine that the stars are moving together in Pleiades and apart in Orion’s belt.
Also, the Bible claims in many places that God stretches out the heavens. (Ezekiel 1:22, Isiah 40:22, 42:5, 44:24, 45:12, 48:13, 51:13, Jeremiah 10:12, 51:15, Job 9:8, 26:7, 37:18, Psalms 18:9, 104:2, 144:5, II Samuel 22:10, Zechariah 12:1) Scientists discovered that the universe is expanding only recently by studying the red shift of galaxies.
Also Jet Stream wasn’t discovered in America until 1933 by Wiley Post who the first to fly around the world solo. Flying around the world wasn’t necessary to know about the patterns in the wind because Ecclesiastes 1:6 had already declared this discovery.
These are just 12 examples of many more facts that the Bible has given that science later discovered.
That’s enough for this video. Next time I’ll be talking about the how the prophecies in the Bible can only prove that it is in fact the Word of God. Thanks for watching.