Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Science Confirms the Bible: Additional Evidence (Part 2)

(Continued from previous post...)

A popular verse used by atheists to show "error" in the Bible is the story of Joshua commanding the sun to stand still. The Bible says that for about the space of another day the sun remained stationary and Israel was able to win the battle they were fighting.


Firstly there is the issue of the language of Joshua commanding the sun to "stand still." We know now that the sun does not revolve around the earth, but that the earth revolves around the sun. Atheism says "Aha! You poor Christians! The Bible says that the earth is the center of the universe-not the sun! The Bible is wrong!" Actually, if you listen to the news on the radio in the early morning, often the announcer will say that the sun rose at such and such a time. It is written from the human perspective and is perfectly allowable language.


Secondly, there is the issue of the Biblical account of a long day. How can that be? Ancient civilizations everywhere have their own accounts of an extraordinarily long day.


The last thing I want to talk about is Noah's Flood. The global flood is another phenomenon in scripture that is confirmed by accounts from ancient civilizations everywhere. In the Biblical story, only eight people were saved from world wide destruction. Those eight people were then commanded to repopulate the earth. If those eight people were the ancestors of the entire world's population, then it makes complete sense that every civilization would have their own account (accurate or not) of a global flood.


I'm going to post a link for a video explaining the Hydroplate Theory. This theory follows the Biblical account of the flood of Noah's day. The Hydroplate theory provides for us an alternate (and, I believe, correct) explanation for many things including the fossil record, the "ice age", the formation of mountains, the loss of the original firmament dividing the "waters above" from the "waters beneath", the break up of Pangea, the parallel mountain ranges of the world, the ocean trenches and mountains, the legendary tales of entire civilizations lost to the ocean (Atlantis?), etc...

Enjoy and God bless!


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