Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Tortoise and the Hare

The Tortoise and the Hare

Have you ever read the fable of the Tortoise and the Hare. The Hare challenged the tortoise to a race and was so confident he would win he failed to take the Tortoise seriously. He is so arrogant and cocky he stops to eat and sleep for awhile. When he awakens he finds that the tortoise has crossed the finish line ahead of him. The situation is similar between science and the Bible. Some scientists are very arrogant and cocky. They deceive themselves into thinking they've won the race to find truth only to find the truth they discovered was already in the Bible.

They were so proud to discover that the earth was round. The flat earth myth could be put to rest once and for all. Copernicus stood up to the Catholic Church and found himself under house arrest for ten years. But, they were too late. The Bible has taught for thousands of years that the earth was round: Isaiah 40:22 – “He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth.”

The telescope was invented in the 17th century. Prominant scientists announced they had counted over 1,000 stars in the sky! Today scientists estimate there are 10 million billion billion stars in the sky. They believe that vast array of shining, revolving and rotating spheres all emerged from nothingness. Too late: Jeremiah 33:22 “As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured, so will I multiply the seed of David….” How can anyone believe that vast array of shining, revolving and rotating spheres all emerged from nothingness.

Scientists eventually discovered the great variety of the heavens. All of the stars were not the same. Some were big, some small, some bright and some dull. Too late again: 1 Cor. 15:41 “There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory.”

Scientists used to laugh at Christians over a verse found in Psalm 19. Verse 6 refers to the sun, "His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it…” Everyone knows the sun stands still. It has no revolution. They are no longer mocking that verse since they discovered our solar system is being dragged through the universe by the sun in an orbit going almost 72,000 miles/hour that would take 2 million centuries to complete.

How long did it take scientists to discover that our moon is not a luminous body, it doesn't produce its own light, it reflects light. In the race for that truth, the Bible wins again. "Job 25:5 “Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not…”Jesus declared, "Your word is truth" and science certainly does verify it!!

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