World Science vs The Bible

Posted on April 8th 1989 at 11:00 AM Permalink

When the Bible and Science do not agree, I must and will accept the Bible as the truth.

II TImothy 3:16  All scripture is given by inspiration of God --- The Bible is "God-breathed" so ultimately it has nothing to do with the education level or science knowledge of the individual writers.

Science claims the earth/universe was created by a Big Bang.  The Bible says God.

Genesis 1:1  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Science says Evolution.  The Bible says God.

Genesis 1:25  And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

Science says the earth is spinning.  The Bible mentions no movement, with pillars and foundations, and that the earth has a particular "place" or location.

Psalm 93:1  The world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

Job 38:4  Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

I Samuel 2:8  He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and he hath set the world upon them.

Isaiah 13:13
Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

I Chronicles 16:30

Berean Study Bible  -- tremble before Him, all the earth. The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.

King James Bible  -- Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.

Science says the earth makes the days by rotating around the sun.  The Bible says the sun is moving to create our days.

Joshua 10:13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed

Psalm 113:3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord's name is to be praised.

Isaiah 38:8  So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down.

Matthew 5:45  For he maketh his sun to rise.

Science says the moon is a reflector and has no light.  The Bible says the moon has it's own light.

Genesis 1:16  And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

Mark 13:24  But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light

I Corinthians 15:41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.

Jeremiah 31:35
Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:

Science says the universe is expanding.  The Bible says the world is completed/finished.

Genesis 2:1-2  Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.  And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

This verse might be the most popular verse that fellow Christians quote to prove a spinning ball earth BUT Isaiah knew the difference between a circle and a ball:

Isaiah 40:22 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:

Isaiah 22:18  He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a BALL into a large country: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord's house.

Based on this verse from Isaiah 40:22, it would seem to be there's a solid firmament or dome over the earth.  And this firmament is mirrored on our side (that's what produces an outdoor rainbow -- indoor rainbows require a man-made mirror).

Paul said "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face" (1 Corinthians 13:12) -- we are not able to see through into Heaven, but I'm wondering if the "great cloud of witnesses" (Hebrews 12:1) in heaven can look down to us.

Isaiah 66:1 declares that the earth is God's footstool.  Having a dome over the earth, and God sitting on this dome would indeed make the earth His footstool.

Revelation 4:6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

Revelation 15:2  And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

The sea of glass mentioned in Revelation could very well be the top of the dome that covers the earth.

Picture a King's ring/seal being used to press into clay to seal an important letter.  Does it form a ball or a flat-surface with upraised edges?  (See image below)

Job 38:14

Berean Study Bible:  The earth takes shape like clay under a seal; its hills stand out like the folds of a garment.

King James Bible:  It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.

Here are verses that describes 3 different areas --- the 3rd area is not possible on a ball earth:

Exodus 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

Philippians 2:10  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

And how about the "bottomless pit" --- this can not be a reality on a Ball earth:
Revelation 9:1
   And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

Bible Quiz:

How many verses speak of a moving sun?  67.
How many verses speak of a moving earth?  0.

Where are the corners on a ball?

Revelation 7:1  And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.


The section below is for those who want to research the topic a bit further:

Library of Congress has a list of books concerning this topic.

From  Scientific American:  As schoolchildren, we learn that the earth is moving about our sun in a very nearly circular orbit. It covers this route at a speed of nearly 67,000 miles per hour. In addition, our solar system--Earth and all--whirls around the center of our galaxy at some 490,000 miles per hour. As we consider increasingly large size scales, the speeds involved become absolutely huge!

The galaxies in our neighborhood are also rushing at a speed of nearly 1,000 kilometers per second towards a structure called the Great Attractor, a region of space roughly 150 million light-years (one light year is about six trillion miles) away from us. This Great Attractor, having a mass 100 quadrillion times greater than our sun and span of 500 million light-years, is made of both the visible matter that we can see along with the so-called dark matter that we cannot see.

--- 1,000 mph spinning at the equator.
--- 67,000 mph spinning around the sun.
--- 490,000 mph spinning around the center of the galaxy.

--- 150 Million Light years across --- a mass 100 Quadrillion times more than the sun --- etc, etc, etc

WOW!!!  Here is my response:

I Timothy 6:20

Berean Study Bible:     O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid irreverent, empty chatter and the opposing arguments of so-called “knowledge,”

O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: