Science Discovers Truths the Bible Revealed Long Ago: God is the Foundation for Science

By Mike Robinson

Science is a marvelous tool that requires God for its foundation.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1).

Men became scientific because they expected Law in Nature, and they expected Law in Nature because they believed in a Legislator. In most modern scientists this belief has died: it will be interesting to see how long their confidence in uniformity survives it (C.S. Lewis).

Numerous examples regarding the prescient knowledge of scientific discoveries can be found within the Bible. These scientific truths appear in scripture thousands of years before humanity had the capacity and tools to discover them. These discoveries point to the inspiration of the Bible by a supernatural source. Below I discuss a few of interesting examples.

Undoubtedly, the Bible is not a science textbook. However, when scripture discusses ideas that touch on science, it is accurate. Proper science doesn’t conflict with the Bible. Moreover, God, as the foundation, is necessary for scientific pursuits. [1]

Modern people take it for granted that health and life are in the blood that flows through their veins. Scripture observed, in the Old Testament as well as the New Testament, “life is in the blood” (Lev. 17:11).

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Present-day medical science has proven that blood is essential for life. Yet, in much of the past, in order to treat (mistreat) a variety of ailments, most cultures have ignored that life-giving truth even to the point of draining blood (blood-letting) from sickly people. What the Bible revealed many centuries ago—life is in the blood—medical science did not discover until it had the proper tools to discern such truths. Before modern times, blood-letting was applied and numerous people died from this practice. These avoidable deaths occurred since draining the blood from ailing people removed that which was necessary for life.

Gravity and The Earth

The book of Job revealed scientific truths unknown to humanity until recent times. Job declared that God “hangs the earth upon nothing” (Job 26:7). Today, all men know this is correct. Nonetheless, scripture revealed, thousands of years ago, the earth is hung in place by the power of unseen gravity.

Does Science Determine All Truth?

Two significant developments have already appeared—the hypothesis of a lawless sub-nature, and the surrender of the claim that science is true. We may be living nearer than we suppose to the end of the Scientific Age (C.S. Lewis).

Many claim that they only believe in modern science, that all truth is found in the discovering of evidence through the scientific method. This raises the question…


Science Discovers Truths the Bible Revealed Long Ago: God is the Foundation for Science