Leviticus 15:13, “And when he that hath an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in RUNNING WATER.” God said to wash the infected flesh in RUNNING WATER. Science didn’t discover that until two men named Pasteur and Koch in the late 1800s. Doctors were washing their hands in a bowl of water and spreading the germs like wild fire. It wasn’t until the invention of the microscope and the science of bacteriology that doctors started washing under RUNNING WATER. Leviticus was written around 1490 B.C. SCIENCE WAS ABOUT 3000 YEARS BEHIND! Isn’t it embarrassing how science always lags about 2000 years behind that Amazing Book!
Job 38:19, “Where is THE WAY where light dwelleth?” How come Job didn’t say where is THE PLACE where light dwelleth? Because light is always moving. How did Job know something in 1500 B.C. that science didn’t find out until Einstein? How can the men who wrote that Amazing Book, with their limited scientific knowledge – BE SO FAR AHEAD OF SCIENCE?
Ecclesiastes 1:6, “The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again ACCORDING TO HIS CIRCUITS.” How did the writer of Ecclesiastes know the wind traveled within circuits? How did he know something that the aerologists and meteorologists are just now discovering? THINK ABOUT IT! How can these men, with their limited knowledge thousands of years ago, be so far ahead of science?
Genesis 2:7, “And the Lord God formed man of the DUST OF THE GROUND, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul.” Surely, you don’t take Genesis 2:7 seriously? Do you? November 1982, Reader’s Digest had an article titled How Life on Earth Began. It stated that according to scientists at NASA’s Ames Research Center the ingredients needed to form a human being can be found IN CLAY. The article said, “The Biblical scenario for the creation of life turns out to be NOT FAR OFF THE MARK.”(Reader’s Digest, November, 1982 p.116) No, it’s “not far off the mark” – it’s right on it! Scientists have laughed at the possibility of Genesis having any scientific credibility whatsoever – and yet, the more we learn, the more we find it to be SCIENTIFICALLY CORRECT!
Psalm 8:8, “. . . whatsoever passeth through the PATHS OF THE SEAS.” After reading Psalm 8:8, Matthew Maury, a U.S. Naval officer, set out to locate these curious “paths in the seas.” He discovered the oceans have paths which flow through them. He became known as the “pathfinder of the seas”. How did David (the writer of Psalms) know, over 2,000 years ago, there were “paths in the seas”? David probably never even saw an ocean! HOW DID HE KNOW?
Ecclesiastes 1:7, “All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.” How did the writer of Ecclesiastes know the water cycle of condensation and evaporation? The sun evaporates water from the ocean, water vapor rises and becomes clouds. This water in the clouds falls back to the earth as rain, collects in rivers, and makes its way back to the ocean. This wasn’t known until Galileo in 1630! How did the writer of Ecclesiastes know this in 1000 B.C.? 2500 YEARS AHEAD OF SCIENCE!
Luke 17:30, “Even thus shall it be IN THE DAY when the son of man is revealed. (vs 31) IN THAT DAY . . . (vs 34) I tell you, IN THAT NIGHT . . . ” Nobody in Luke’s day thought it could be day and night at the same time! They thought the earth was flat! Luke was written around 65 A.D. How did Luke know something that the scientists didn’t know until the 16th century?
Isaiah 40:22, “It is he that sitteth upon the CIRCLE OF THE EARTH.” How did Isaiah know in 700 B.C. the earth is round? The scientists of Isaiah’s day thought the earth was flat. They didn’t discover the earth is round until the early 1500s when Magellan sailed around the world. How did Isaiah know something over 2000 years ahead of science?
Job 26:7, “. . . and hangeth the earth upon NOTHING.” During the time of Job, it was believed a god named Atlas held the earth on his shoulders! Nobody believed the earth “hangeth upon NOTHING!” Job is the oldest book in the Bible! Written over 3500 years ago! How did Job know something that was IMPOSSIBLE to know during his day?
Proverbs 6:6-8, “Go to the ant. . . gathereth her food in the harvest.” Life’s Nature Library “The Insects” (p.163) commenting on Proverbs 6 reads, “One of the entomological puzzles of the last century concerned this observation by Solomon. There was no evidence that ants actually harvested grain. In 1871, however, a British naturalist showed that Solomon had been right after all. . .” How did Solomon know that in 1000 B.C.? How did Solomon CLEARLY, detail a scientific FACT, that was IMPOSSIBLE for him to know in 1000 B.C.?
Proverbs 17:22, “A merry heart doeth good like a MEDICINE.” An article in The Birmingham News, titled Laughter: Prescription for Health, said, the LATEST medical evidence reveals that, “At some point during laughter, your body issues A PRESCRIPTION from the pharmacy in your brain.” How did the writer of Proverbs know that – 3000 YEARS AHEAD OF MEDICAL SCIENCE?
Leviticus 17:11, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood.” That’s the most accurate, scientific statement ever written about the blood!
- It is the blood that carries on all the life processes of the body.
- It is the blood that causes growth, builds new cells, grows bone and flesh, stores fat, makes hair and nails.
- It is the blood that feeds and supports all the organs of the body. If the blood supply be cut off from an arm, that arm will immediately begin to die and rot.
- It is the blood that repairs the body. It is the blood that clots wounds, that grows new flesh, new skin and even new nerves.
- It is the blood that fights disease. When they give you a vaccine against a disease, they give you a shot into your blood stream.
For thousands of years, doctors treated people by a practice called “bleeding.” They thought illnesses could be cured by removing blood. In 1799, less than 200 years ago, George Washington was literally bled to death. They bled poor George four times, the last time they took over a quart of his blood! They didn’t know, but they were literally draining away his life by removing his blood. It wasn’t until the early 1900’s that a man named Dr. Lister discovered that the blood provides the bodies immune system – THE LIFE OF THE FLESH IS IN THE BLOOD!
A prophecy in Ezekiel 26:1-6 reads, “. . . the word of the LORD came unto me, saying. . . Behold, I am against thee, O Tyrus, and will cause many nations to come up against thee. . . And they shall destroy the walls of Tyrus, and break down her towers: I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock. It shall be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD. . . ”
Three years later, Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon surrounded Tyrus. But before he came, the people of Tyre escaped to an island, a half-mile offshore. After thirteen years of siege, the Babylonians “broke down her walls” and “broke down her towers”, destroying the city on the mainland. By that time, the escaped people had re-built the city of Tyre on the island. And because Nebuchadnezzar had no navy, the city on the island remained untouched. Even though Nebuchadnezzar, destroyed the city, he didn’t fulfill Ezekiel’s prophecy. But 250 years later, Alexander the Great took the rubble Nebuchadnezzar’s destruction left, and they “scraped her dust”, the wood, rock and stubble from the destroyed city, and they built a causeway, like “the top of a rock”. They marched on the rubble-causeway, into the island and destroyed it. And if you travel to site of old Tyre today – you’ll see fisherman “spreading their nets” to dry on what was Tyre! Exactly, as Ezekiel prophesied around 586 B.C.! Over 2500 years before it happened!
Source: STGJ Coptic Church Newsletter