Is the Bible contradicting Scientific facts? – Creation vs Evolution – Theory Debate

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Creation and Evolution Theory Debate 2As Christians, we firmly believe that all the living organisms that we see on the land, sea, air and even the heavenly bodies are created by the one and only true God “The Father.”

One of God’s greatest creation is us humans. Through science, we have explained how parts of our body work, why our heart never stops beating, and so on. But explaining how all of these came together, that really is the scope of this article.

There are people, free thinkers, clustered in Atheists and Evolutionists. They believe that there’s no God. These people are more considerate using science and logic as their foundation for understanding. Common to these people are many scientists; one well-known evolutionist is Charles Darwin. He is the famous free thinker published the “Theory of Evolution” in 1859. Since then, the Creationist defenders and Evolutionist free thinkers had been in an ongoing unsettled debate.

Evolutionists are convinced that life originated from a single cell; based on actual facts, such as the age of Earth (4.5 billion years). They believe that with that span of time all living organisms evolved from an embryonic single-celled source.

On the other hand, Creationist defenders reject this viewpoint. They firmly believe the scriptures from the Holy Bible, and the Book of Genesis as the only reasonable source.

Does science agree with the scriptures written in the Bible?

Many scholars had already proven the scientific significance of the scriptures. We all know that the Bible is not a science book, just a few agree that the Bible is scientifically correct. Most of the statements from the bible are consistent with known scientific facts. Amazingly, the statements from the Bible that agrees with science were already written thousands of years ago, way ahead the discovery of many technical facts.

What Scientific facts can we find in the Bible?

Paleontology

A good example are the Dinosaurs. In the book of Job, two types of dinosaurs are defined, the first one is written in Job 40:15 and the other is written in Job 40:1.

The Behemoth – Job 40:15 – 24

He “eats grass like an ox.
He “moves his tail like a cedar.” – In Hebrew, this accurately delivers, “he hangs his tail like a cedar.
His “bones are like beams of bronze,
His “ribs like bars of iron.
He is the first of the ways of God.”
He lies under the lotus trees,”

The Leviathan – Job 41:1 tells about his characteristics Psalm 104:25,26 and Isaiah 27:1 these are only partial statements to point out its existence.

No one is so fierce that he would dare stir him up.
Who can open the doors of his face, with his terrible teeth all around?
His rows of scales are his pride, shut up tightly as with a seal; one is so near another that no air can come between them; they are joined one to another, they stick together and cannot be parted.

Isaiah 27:1 “Leviathan is a “reptile [a] that is in the sea.”

The translated word here is “reptile” that comes from the Hebrew word “Tanniyn”. A Tanniyn is a dragon that lived in early times, Leviathan is also considered as originating from dragons.

Astronomy

The Bible commonly mentions the great number of stars that can be seen in the heavens.

Genesis 22:17

“Blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies.”

Jeremiah 33:22

“As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea measured, so will I multiply the descendants of David My servant and the Levites who minister to Me.”

Today, scientists are still struggling to know the exact number of stars. There’s a total of approximately 3,000 stars that can be seen with the naked eyes. As science and technology advances, there had been new discoveries about the formation of the new stars and the dying of others.

There is a statement in the Bible that mentions the uniqueness of each stars.

1 Corinthians 15:41

“There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.” – NIV

As we gaze to the stars above with our naked eyes, or using a standard telescope, we find them mostly similar. But when the scientists studied them thoroughly, they found out that the stars had their own distinctiveness that can be determined by analyzing their light spectra. The people that lived in the first century A.D were most certainly not aware of these scientific facts.

The Bible tells about the precise movement of the universe.

Jeremiah 31:35,36

“He who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar— the Lord Almighty is his name:”

The Bible tells about the suspension of the Earth in space.

Job 26:7

“He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing” – NIV

Meteorology

The scientific facts about the air having weight were already proven 300 years ago.

The Bible tells about the circulation of the atmosphere.

Ecclesiastes 1:6

“The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course.” – NIV

The principles of fluid dynamics.

Job 28:25

“When he established the force of the wind and measured out the waters,” – NIV

The scientific facts about the air having weight was already proven 300 years ago. The weight from the elements of water and air is needed to function the world’s hydrologic cycle efficiently that sustains life on Earth. If you are well versed in physics, please disregard our oversight using the terms of gravity, density and mass.

Biology

The value of blood

The words take from the Book of Leviticus tell about the importance of blood. The book of Leviticus is written prior to 1,400 BC.

Leviticus 17:11

“This is because the life of the body is in the blood. I have told you that you must pour the blood on the altar to purify yourselves. It is the blood that makes a person pure.” – ERV

Scientific facts tell us that our blood carries water and nourishment our cells. The blood upkeeps our body’s temperature and takes away the waste materials from our cells. The blood also carries oxygen from our lungs and distributes it throughout our body.

William Harvey discovered the importance of blood circulation. It is a key factor of the living organisms, particularly humans. This scientific fact was confirmed by the scriptures in the Bible, written 3,000 years ago.

The Bible tells us about biogenesis and the stability of all living organisms. Biogenesis is the theory that living organisms rise only from other living organisms.

Genesis 1:11,12

11: Then God said, “Let the earth grow grass, plants that make grain, and fruit trees. The fruit trees will make fruit with seeds in it. And each plant will make its own kind of seed. Let these plants grow on the earth.” And it happened.

12: “The earth grew grass and plants that made grain. And it grew trees that made fruit with seeds in it. Every plant made its own kind of seeds. And God saw that this was good.”

Genesis 1:21

“So God created the large sea animals.[a] He created all the many living things in the sea and every kind of bird that flies in the air. And God saw that this was good.”

Genesis 1:25

“So God made every kind of animal. He made the wild animals, the tame animals, and all the small crawling things. And God saw that this was good.”

As we read the passage from the Bible, it emphasizes the reproductive truth on how plants and animals reproduce. Today, Scientific facts tell us that the reproduction of living organism is programmed according to their genetic codes.

The Bible tells about the nature of flesh.

Genesis 2:7

“Then the Lord God took dust from the ground and made a man.[a] He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nose, and the man became a living thing.”

Genesis 3:19

“You will work hard for your food, until your face is covered with sweat. You will work hard until the day you die, and then you will become dust again.”

A person’s physical health is associated with its spiritual and mental health – that is a proven fact. The bible shows this to us in passages written in Genesis 2:7 and Genesis 3:19. The book of Genesis was written by the most intellectual king of his time “King Solomon” in 950 BC.

The Bible tells us about social moral correctness, a proven fact to make our life easier and happier.

Proverbs 14:30

“Peace of mind makes the body healthy, but jealousy is like a cancer.”

Proverbs 15:30

“A smile[a] makes people happy. Good news makes them feel better.”

Proverbs 16:24

“Kind words are like honey; they are easy to accept and good for your health.”

Proverbs 17:22

Happiness is good medicine, but sorrow is a disease.

Anthropology

Today researchers and scientists found out evidence that the early people inhabited caves. Remarkably, the Bible is in unison with today’s knowledge about the cavemen.

Job 30:5,6

5: “They are forced away from other people, who shout at them as if they were thieves.”

6: “They must live in the dry riverbeds, hillside caves, and holes in the ground.”

The passage from the Bible is not about the ape-men, it is about the descendants of the people that were dispersed from Babel. These are the people that were driven from the community by other tribes who are far more superior. After they left the community, they were scattered and their situation had gotten worse.

Today’s slum areas and people that are homeless are a good example of this.

Hydrology

The Bible tells us about the complete process of the Hydrologic cycle.

Psalm 135:7

“He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain; He brings the wind out of His treasuries

Jeremiah 10:13

“When He utters His voice, There is a multitude of waters in the heavens: “And He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain, He brings the wind out of His treasuries.”[a]

Through these verses you can learn about Earth’s actual hydrologic cycle. The Bible passages also tells us about the worldwide evaporation process, the atmospheric circulation and transformation in the air, precipitation and electrical discharges.

Job 36:27-29

27: “For He draws up drops of water, Which distill as rain from the mist,”

28: “Which the clouds drop down And pour abundantly on man.”

29: “Indeed, can anyone understand the spreading of clouds, The thunder from His canopy?”

The passages above hold an outstanding scientific comprehension. Through water vapor, the tiny liquid enters the clouds, then eventually becomes droplets of water. The droplets of water merge with each other, forming larger amounts of droplets. The larger droplets overcome the updraft that serves as a string in the air. Then, the rain will eventually happen.

The re-circulation of water.

Ecclesiastes 1:7

“All the rivers run into the sea, Yet the sea is not full; To the place from which the rivers come, There they return again.”

Isaiah 55:10

“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater,”

The Bible talks about the astounding quantity of water that can be seized as an abridgment in the clouds.

Job 26:8

“He binds up the water in His thick clouds, Yet the clouds are not broken under it.”

Job 37:11

“Also with moisture He saturates the thick clouds; He scatters His bright clouds.”

The Bible was written before 1,400 BC. Yet, the Bible has an amazing detail about the hydrothermal vents.

Genesis 7:11

“In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.”

Job 38:16

“Have you entered the springs of the sea? Or have you walked in search of the depths?”

Having read the passages from above, we can think of the “fountains of the great deep” that were opened by God, and pressurized water resulted in flooding.

Today’s scientific facts tells us about the discovery of large underwater springs. According to researchers and scientist, today’s Earth has much thicker clouds, compared to its early era. The thickness of the clouds could create a canopy that would generate the greenhouse effect. The effect of such an event will let whole world experience a pleasant climate.

Geology

The Bible tells us about the Earth’s crust.

Jeremiah 31:37

“If heaven above can be measured, And the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel For all that they have done, says the Lord.”

Despite several attempts of humans to measure the size of the universe and drill deep through the earth’s crust to explore the core, they always ended up unsuccessful.

The Bible tells about the shape of the planet earth centuries before humans discovered its actual shape. Before, people believed that Earth was flat.

Isaiah 40:22

“It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.”

The translated world from the original Hebrew scriptures is “Chuwg” meaning “circle.” It can also be translated as “compass” – this may depend on the context or “circuit.” The Hebrew “Chuwg” specifies a bit spherical, arched or rounded. It is not associated with something that is square or flat.

The book of Isaiah was written between 740 and 680 BC. The statements from the Bible are 300 years older than Aristotle suggested that the shape of the earth is spherical.

According to the historians, there had been a conflict between the church pope and Galileo. Galileo was summoned to the Vatican because he published “The two principal system world.” The Pope instructed Galileo to relinquish his findings.

During that time, theologians of the Roman Catholic Church upheld the teachings about the Earth being the Center of the universe.

History tells us the power struggle between the Church and Scholars or free thinkers. The result were casualties in both biblical and scientific knowledge. It is an effect that we still experience nowadays.

The statements from the bible agrees with science as we won’t find any passage in the bible that tells that the Earth is Flat.

Physics

The Bible puts forward the occurrence of nuclear processes that are now associated with today’s nuclear weapons. How these scientific principles or processes erupted in 67Ad is still a mystery.

II Peter 3:10

“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.”

The passages in the bible tells exactly how a nuclear strike would look like. However, these passages typically speak of to the end of time.

Creation Vs. Evolution: The two viewpoints simplified

Creation and Evolution Theory Debate 3Numerous scientists claimed that the living organisms like animals, humans and plants started from a series of evolution process that happened over billion years ago. This viewpoint is defended by free thinkers such as skeptics, humanists, atheists and agnostics.

The faith defenders or Creationists solely believe the references from the scriptures written in the Bible. Particularly, the Book of Genesis where God created the entire universe in just six days.

Nevertheless, Theistic evolution theorists claimed that the two viewpoints don’t inevitably oppose.

But can the evolution theory really be synchronized with the passages in the Bible?

The Bible’s accuracy on explaining how a certain phenomenon works and how life flourished from dominating the land, see and air is subtle. The Bible teaches about prophecies that had been fulfilled, the resurrection of Jesus and miracles that happened thousands of years ago.

These are the points on why evolution theory could never complement with the scriptures written in the Bible:

1. Theory of Evolution tells that the whole universe came from natural process. The Bible tells that God “The Father” created all, and it is specified how God got involved on every creation process.

2.  The Evolution theory tells us that all current living organisms originated from a few or one unusual life form(s). The scriptures in the Bible tells about the living organism that are created by God and then they reproduced. They started to thrive living on the four corners of the Earth with their kind.

3. Evolution Theory tells that the first living organism was formed from non-living matter by chance. The Bible tells us that life comes from God “The Father.

4. Evolution Theory tells that the universe took billions of years to change on its current state. The Bible has detailed references on how God organized the universe in just six days.

5. Theory of Evolution describes man as an advanced and highly capable animal. The Bible explained in detailed that the man is in the image of God, the men are exceptional from animals, men are above the animals by a huge gap.

6. Theory of Evolution tells about the evolution of man from different animals. The Bible tells us that the man is from dust of the ground formed by God, and He gave it life.

7. Evolution Theory describes the evolution of woman came from previously living animals. The Bible statements tells us that the woman was formed by God from the side of a man.

8. The Evolutionists believe in the continuous progress of new life forms, these hypotheses could hardly pinpoint the first man and woman. The Bible undoubtedly recognizes Adam and Eve, who don’t have earthly ancestors. In the Bible passages, they are considered as the first man and woman on Earth.

9. The Bible describes the children of the first man and woman capable of speech, they can understand and obey instructions, have reasoning and logical skills, having the sense of right and wrong, know about the sense of guilt, and capable of having emotional feelings.

If we will agree with the arguments coming from the Evolution Theory, the qualities mentioned from the Bible should have bit by bit developed from the era of so-called cave men.

The Bible states that the first man and women were fully advanced, similar to the people today.

10. Evolution Theory describes the man as an exclusively material, similar to the animals from which he got his evolution. This will imply that men and animals don’t have life after death. The Bible teaches that the man will be granted everlasting life.

11. The Theory of Evolution states that death occurs necessarily, towards the man’s development. The scriptures in the Bible tell us that the first man and woman will not experience death. But because of the sins that they committed, they were vanished from the garden of Eden and cursed with death.

12. Evolutionists imply that the new types of living organisms are still evolving. The Bible teaches us that the creation of the entire universe was stopped after 6 days.

13. Theory of Evolution tells that the man is the high-point of evolution, they are uncertain if it will keep on evolving. The passages from the Bible says that the man has fallen from his previously dignified state.

14. Evolutionists believe that life is just a series of chances by nature and there is no real purpose in life. The Bible teaches us that God created man to purposefully serve Him, worship Him and accept His blessings.

15. Evolution Theory infers that humans are greatest being that existed. As a superior being, man follows his own perception to decide what is right and wrong. The Bible tells us about the submission of man towards the will of God. So the man can effectively determine by himself what is right from wrong.

16. Evolutionists believe that man will keep on evolving. Man will develop new ways on how he will solve his problems. The Bible on the other hand teaches that the man is lacking when it comes to solving his own problems. Man needs the guidance from God, look for the true church which is the body of Christ, obtain God’s compassion, and follow God’s will to obtain his blessings and achieve eternal salvation.

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Things you didn’t know about the Creation and Evolution Theory Debate

Point A. Darwin’s theory lets our curiosity out and it helps us read passages from Bible better. The authority of the Bible is not dependent on our intellectual capacity to harmonize the scriptures with the current scientific discoveries. We should not disappoint ourselves because, we can’t harmonize science with the Bible. In fact, we should blame ourselves for doing so.

Treating the Bible as basis for scientific facts will complicate the real definition of what the Bible is telling us.

For example:

1. The teachings of Jesus that He is not God.
2. The creation of the universe in just 7 days.
3. The creation of man from dust.
4. The creation of woman, from one of the man’s ribs.
5. The fulfilled prophesies: “The Big four” that will stop the first world war, the recurrence of the true church in the far east, the prophecy of having a modern machinery for war (tanks) and air cavalry, and a lot more.

Point B. Hit that theory!

According to the National Academy of Sciences, a scientific theory is an all-inclusive detail of the characteristics of nature that is reinforced by an enormous body of evidence. Scientific theories are not just simply random speculations.

In an argument, we must properly use the word “theory.”

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” – Inigo Montoya’s cautioning in The Princess Bride.

Point C. Evolution cannot invalidate creation.

A celebrated theologian named “William Carrol” describes the doctrine of creation as:

“There are no details about cosmological processes, even biological changes of the matter. The creation doctrine defies metaphysical interpretation of creation. That is, of the dependence of the existence of all things upon God as cause.”

The doctrine of creation is not entirely about biological or cosmological modification. The point here is “why we all exists.”

Biblical proof does not put God “The Creator” out of work. God is powerful, he can do everything. Even if we look on the science perspective from Biological changes to the Evolution – God is there doing magnificent things that science cannot truly explain.

Point D. If you will accept Genesis 1 through the perspective of science, then you will accept that the sky that you are looking from ground is domed. Why? – Okay, let’s clear this out.

According to the passages from Genesis 1:6

“And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.”

The word “firmament” in Hebrew text is “raqia” means a solid dome.

If you interpreted Genesis 1:6 scientifically based on the description, you will get this picture. If you will attempt to stand on that argument, it isn’t convincing.

Point E. The big hint – The numbers and structure in the book of Genesis is not about science.

Did you ever wonder why God created the universe in seven days in the book of Genesis?

God created the entire universe in 6 days, then rested for a day. What about the 7th day? – Does it mean something significant? – The answer is yes, it signifies completeness.

The passages from the book of Genesis is not bad science. It is polemical against polytheistic creation stories. That is why it is so important that God created the moon, stars and the sun – written from Genesis 1:16 – other beliefs considered them heavenly.

Point F. The contradiction

The six-day creation story and the story of Adam and Eve will oppose each other if there are read as straightforward history.

According to Genesis 1-2:3, the first creation story was about how we (humans) were created after animals and plants. The second part of the creation story was, Adam is created before the appearance of plants and animals, then Eve is the last creation. (Genesis 2:4-3:24).

The early Christian and Jewish translators caught this flaw too; they didn’t panic. Because they eventually found out that there are several texts in the Bible that have profound meaning.

Point G. How did the Christian defenders respond to Charles Darwin’s theory?

The Evolution theory received an assorted response from Christians in the nineteenth century. Christians like Aubrey Moore an Anglican clergyman welcomed it as a gift to Theology.

under the disguise of a foe, [Darwinism] did the work of a friend.” – Aubrey Moore

Point H. Do you believe that Charles Darwin is not an atheist?

By the time Charles Darwin lost his Christianity, he becomes an agnostic.

Point I. Acceptance, choices, and dilemma

Believing the evolutionist theory doesn’t mean you need to become an atheist. However, the Bible says that if a person loses his faith with God’s teachings, then he will experience the anger of God.

To sum that up, Christians and all other religions believe in deity. The one thing that truly matters now is your choice, whether you seek the true religion that is solely written in the Bible and serve the only true God “The Father”, or you choose to be more of a free thinker.

As free thinkers, we all know that science and the knowledge of men have limitations, as there are several circumstances that science cannot explain.

If you have other thoughts about this topic, let us know by commenting below.

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