Bible Correspondence Course

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Fascinating Facts in the Bible - these facts were written hundreds and even thousands of years before they were proven to be true.

 

The Bible states that the universe is expanding – Isaiah 42:5 This is what God the LORD says— the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it
Repeatedly, in the Bible, God declares that He stretches out the heavens. In the early 20th century, most scientists (including Einstein) believed the universe was static. In 1929, astronomer Edwin Hubble showed that distant galaxies were receding from the earth, and the further away they were, the faster they were moving. This discovery revolutionized the field of astronomy. Einstein admitted his mistake, and today most astronomers agree with what the Creator told us millenniums ago – the universe is expanding! Isaiah and those around him did not know this fact.

The Bible compares the number of stars with the number of grains of sand on the seashore - Genesis 22:17 I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, 
In recent years, scientists said that the estimated number of grains of sand are comparable to the estimated number of stars in the universe.
 
The Bible states that there are countless number of stars - Jeremiah 33:22 I will make the descendants of David my servant and the Levites who minister before me as countless as the stars in the sky and as measureless as the sand on the seashore
At a time when less than ten thousand stars were visible to the naked eye, God stated that the stars of heaven were innumerable. In the seventeenth century Galileo glimpsed the immensity of our universe with his new telescope. Today, astronomers estimate that there are ten thousand billion trillion stars!
 
The Bible  states that there are mountains under the sea - Jonah 2:5-6 the engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head. To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you, LORD my God, brought my life up from the pit.
The book of Jonah was written around 775 BC and yet it wasn’t until the last century that enormous mountain ranges and deep trenches were found under the oceans. No man could have known this fact until modern technology discovered these mountain ranges and again this proved the Bible to be accurate.
 
The Bible states that there are air currents – Ecclesiastes 1:6 the wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course.
Solomon described a "cycle" of air currents two thousand years before scientists discovered them.
 
The Bible tells us that God created the universe and everything in it -  Genesis 1:1-2 in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
The first thing God tells us is that He created everything in the universe. This was written around 1450 BC.: "In the beginning [time] God created [power] the heaven [space] and the earth [matter] … the Spirit of God moved [motion] upon the face of the waters." This is exactly as science describes the universe  - time, space, matter, power and motion.
 
The Bible, states that man was created from the dust of the ground -Genesis 2:7 Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Genesis 3:19 by the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return. Scientists have discovered that the human body is comprised of 28 base and trace elements. All of these elements are found in the earth (or dust of the ground), Again, the Bible is proven to be accurate although this was not known until modern technology was developed. Only God and His Son knew how man was made.
 
The Bible tells us that the shape of the earth is a circle – Isaiah 40:22a He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth . . .
The shape of the earth was mentioned in the Bible about 750 BC. 100 years later, the Greek philosopher Anaximander made the statement that he thought that the earth was shaped like a disc or sphere. A Greek astronomer 400 years later, calculated that the earth s spherical in shape. However, this fact was not generally accepted for another 1000 years
 
The Bible tells us about the importance of blood - Leviticus 17:11 For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar…
The importance of blood in our body has only been fully understood in recent years. Up until 120 years ago, sick people were "bled," and many died because of the practice. If you lose your blood, you lose your life. Leviticus, written 3000 years ago, declared that blood is the source of life
 
The Bible states that the universe had a beginning – Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Until the early 1900s, it was thought that the universe was eternal but now science has confirmed the Biblical view that the universe has a beginning.
 
The Bible states that the number of stars, though vast, are finite – Isaiah 40:26 Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
Although man is unable to calculate the exact number of stars, we now know their number is limited. God knew this all along because He and His Son created everything.
 
The Bible proves a revolving earth - Luke 17:34-35. 34 I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. 35 Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken, the other left.
Jesus said that when He returns. some would be in bed (night), while others would be working in the field or in the mill (day). In Biblical times, as today, people do not work in fields at night, and they did not mill at night either. This is a clear indication of a revolving earth, with day and night occurring simultaneously in different parts of the world. This was proven by Copernicus, around 1500 AD.
 
The stars are all different from each other – 1 Corinthians 15:41 The sun has one kind of splendour, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendour.
Centuries before the invention of the telescope, the Bible declared another fact which could not be seen by the naked eye. If you go out and look up at the stars without a telescope, most stars appear similar but they are actually very different from each other in size, colour, intensity, and distance from the Earth. Paul didn’t know that the stars are all quite different from each other but he was inspired to write this in his letter to the Corinthians. How wonderful that our Creator shared these facts with us in His Word.
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