“The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever …” – Deuteronomy 29:29
The Scripture (every jot and tittle of it) is incontrovertible just as it is infallible. Its account should be believed and taken hook, line and sinker. Just only some few years ago medical science was able to tell us life is in the blood. Moses told us that long, long ago: “… for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof …” - Leviticus 17: 14. It is only in this computer age we are being told that one day or so could not be accounted for in the life of our world, a fact (or secret) Joshua and Hezekiah were privy to many centuries ago as you can see in Joshua 10: 12 and Isaiah 38: 8.
It is now that science noticed that our earth rotates, a fact Job knew thousands of years ago (see Job 38: 12-14 where verse 13 refers to the axis and 14 says: ‘it is turned as clay to the seal’ which is the figure of the potter’s wheel). It is great finding today to discover that the earth is just rotating out there in space. Job knew that long ago: “He stretched out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing” (Job 26: 7). Meteorologists may have discovered the water circle today but Solomon knew that long ago: “The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits. All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again” (Ecclesiastics 1: 6, 7).
What news it was to discover that the atmosphere ‘weighs about fourteen pounds per square inch at sea level’. In Job 28: 25 God showed long ago that the air could be measured: “To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure”. Who cannot see the hydrologic cycle in Job 36: 27-29 which literarily reads: “For he draweth up the drops of water, they distil as rain from the vapour (mist) thereof, which the clouds (skies) pour down and drop upon man abundantly. Yea, can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, the thunderings of His pavilion?”
Science has today agreed with Jeremiah 33: 22 that, “THE HOST OF HEAVEN CANNOT BE NUMBERED” when it told us that there are well over 100 billion stars in our own galaxy, and even just as there could probably be billions of galaxies out there in space. Today, science says that the material universe we can behold and all matter in it is made up of little, invisible things called atoms which in turn are made up of smaller particles and that these smaller particles are made up of yet smaller particles which cannot be seen even by electron microscopes but can only be guessed. Whatever difficulty they may have will disappear if they know as we know that: “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear”. THINGS WHICH ARE SEEN WERE NOT MADE OF THINGS WHICH DO APPEAR!
Science has agreed with what the Bible said about man being “fearfully and wonderful made” (Psalm 139.4) when it revealed for instance that the body consists of various chemicals – iron, sugar, salt, carbon, iodine, phosphorus, lime, calcium, and others – about 98 ¢ worth. The body has 263 bones; 600 muscles, 970 miles of blood vessels; 400 caps on the tongue for taste; 20,000 hairs in the ears to tune in to all sounds; 40lb. jaw pressure; 10, 000, 000 nerves and branches; 3, 500 sweat tubes to each sq. inch of skin or 40 miles long; 20, 000, 000 mouths that suck food as it goes through the intestines; 600, 000, 000 air cells to the lungs that inhale 2, 400 gallons of air daily; and a telephone system that relates to the brain instantly any known sound, taste, sight, touch, or smell. The heart beats 4, 200 times an hour and pumps 12 tons of blood daily (Finis Dake). David knew more than that thousands of years ago, and he knew too that it is only God that could have done that and, so, did not only acknowledged Him as the Maker but gave all honour and worship to Him.
This writer joins McGrath and others to offer scientists another clue from God’s own Word: The great heaps and piles of fossil strata could only have been laid down by the violent combination of water and whirlwind of Noah’s flood; the sea-beds found twisted and turned into mountain tops could only have happened by some vast upheaval turning the sea-beds into mountains and the mountains into sea-floor; the many remains of quick frozen ancient animals in ALASKA and SIBERIA, some dashed into pieces and others piled helter-skelter on top of each other in layers with the very TROPICAL PLANTS still in their mouths that they were chewing when tidal waves and instant ice storms overwhelmed them “can only be explained by a vast flood combined with the tilting of the earth’s axis to alter the seasons”.
Today, many see the planets representing a jig-saw puzzle that could possibly be fitted together! Right as they may be they need know that everything began in the Scriptures. What many know is that God confused the tongues of men when He scattered them after their Babel affront, but most do not know that about the same time or a little after that God also divided the united (physical) earth into continents thereby separating men from men even further. This is what I mean: “And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided...” (Genesis 10: 25). So that we don’t miss the point, many years after, 1Chronicles 1: 19 repeated that: “And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided…”
Time and space would fail us to represent the thousand and one ways science (true science) has echoed the truth and veracity of Bible; and that, of course, is the only purpose of science, true science.
Indeed, enduring findings of science can only exclaim with David: “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; …” (Psalm 8:3). Yes, true science at the end of the day would readily concur, again, with David: “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night shows knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them has he set a tabernacle for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices as a strong man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof” (Psalm 19: 1-6).
Igho writes from Warri.
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