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How do these examples help illustrate the truth that the Bible's scientific knowledge testifies of its divine authorship?

  • Vague - Unclear; uncertain; general; doubtful
  • Self-acclaimed - Declared by one's own self
    • For centuries man was occupied with trying to count the number of stars. Each time a more powerful telescope was produced, the number of the stars increased. Not until recently were galaxies beyond our own discovered; with this knowledge man realized the impossibility of ever counting the number of stars. But Jeremiah wrote already 2,500 years ago that the stars of heaven cannot be numbered (Jeremiah 33:22).

      During the past ages, men had various ideas about the shape and foundation of the earth. The earth was generally believed to be flat and built upon a solid foundation. Later, man began to realize that the earth was round. Even later, man learned that the earth is in space which means that it rests upon nothing. However, the Bible previously testified of these facts. Isaiah proclaimed 2,700 years ago that the Lord "sitteth upon the circle (sphere) of the earth" (Isaiah 40:22). Approximately 3,500 years ago, Job testified that the Lord "hangeth the earth upon nothing" (Job 26:7).

      The Bible testified thousands of years ago of a water cycle, wind circuits, and the circuit of the sun in our galaxy. These also have only been recently discovered by man.

      How could the Bible testify of these scientific facts, thousands of years before people "discovered" them? How is this an evidence of the Bible's being God's infallible Word?

    10. The prophetical accuracy of the Bible - Biblical prophecies are not vague predictions as the "prophecies" of selfacclaimed "prophets." False prophets state vague predictions for which they later try to claim fulfillments. The prophecies of the Bible are different; they are very clear and plain. The Bible is full of prophecy. Think of the prophecies against Samaria, Jericho, Jerusalem, Moab, Ammon, and Babylon; think of the prophecies of Daniel and many more. Above all, think of the more than three hundred prophecies concerning the birth, life, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Every one of these prophecies has been fulfilled exactly. Why is the prophecy of the Bible so accurate? There is only one answer: the Bible is the Word of God.

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