Is the Bible Anti-Science?

Is the Bible Anti-Science?

People who don’t believe in God often state science has demonstrated the Bible to be outdated. They claim modern discoveries have made laughable the truthfulness of the Bible. This claim ignores what the Bible is and what its purpose is. The Bible is not a text book on science. Its purpose is not to explain in technical terms the data of the natural world, but to explain God’s purpose and relation to people, to speak of spiritual things. The descriptions which the Bible gives about nature are neither scientific nor unscientific, but phrased by words which are non-technical and often general so everyone who reads Bible passages can follow the thought. This does not at all mean the statements are incorrect; it means they were written in the language of a non-technical observer for readers in general. Here are two verses as examples of observational science.

He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers.

Isaiah 40:22

He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing.

Job 25:7

The fact there is a God who created and designed an ordered universe prompted men like Newton to search for certain scientific laws to explain this order. So rather than science eroding the foundations of biblical authority, it must find its roots there.

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