By Nathan Jones
Is there any science in the Bible? Or, is the Bible scientifically illiterate, misleading people into thinking the Earth is flat?
An academic who once held that the Bible was just not worth reading by any intelligent person was Dr. Jobe Martin, former dentist, professor and Evolutionist. Having clearly seen God's eternal power and divine nature from what has been made (Rom. 1:20), Dr. Martin came to faith in Jesus Christ and a trust in the biblical account of the six days of Creation. He and his wife Jenna Dee have since formed Biblical Discipleship Ministries based in Rockwall, Texas to teach on campuses, classrooms and churches that we can trust the Bible's account of the Creation and Jesus as Savior.
What would you say is the greatest argument for the Bible's account of Creation?
I think the greatest argument for Special Creation is the Bible.
What does it say? If we call ourselves a Christian, we should look at the Bible and just take it for what it teaches about the Creation. Now, praise God, there's other evidences that come in, and there are huge weaknesses with the Evolution side of thing, though we are never taught what those things are.
Some think that we can't go to the Bible to find anything that is scientific, but the Bible is in part a science book. When it deals with things that have to deal with science, it is not exhaustive in that it doesn't tell us everything, but what it does tell us is true.
For instance, the Bible tells us that God made the heavens and the Earth and He did so within a six day week. Well, that is science. What do the Evolutionist say? Their science says it was billion of years. How can they say if we talk about days that's not science, but if they talk about billions of years that then is science? There's a contradiction there.
The Bible is full of revelations that science discovered later on. For example, some people would say that anybody who believes in a Special Creation in six days probably also believes in a flat Earth. They always call us "Flat Earth People." But, the Bible teaches that the Earth is a circle in Isaiah 40:22a, "He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth."
Then there is the hydraulic system is in the Bible. I mean, there is one scientific system after another that is revealed in the Bible.
Another that comes to my mind is what Paul says over in Romans 8:21, that all of creation is in bondage to decay. He wrote that in the First Century. It wasn't until what the Nineteenth Century that science discovered the Second Law of Thermo Dynamics which says the same thing. Paul said all kinds of things that we think today he shouldn't have known.
In 1 Corinthians 15:39, Paul says there are these different kinds of flesh. "All flesh is not the same: Men have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another." They just discovered in my lifetime that at the cytoplasmic level of the cell there are basic different kinds of flesh. Two-thousand years ago God's apostle under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit said there are different kinds of flesh.
And so, the Bible is thousands of years ahead of modern scientific discoveries.
The Evolution of a Creationist Book by Dr. Jobe Martin:
Creation Proclaims Video by Dr. Jobe Martin:
God of Wonders Video by Eternal Productions: