Yep, I said it.
If you want to take science seriously, you must unilaterally reject all meteorologists.
They think the sun sets.
Don’t they know that the sun doesn’t actually set. The earth spins on its axis and it’s the rotation that makes the sun appear to set.
What? They know that? It’s just an expression?
Yes, I know that it’s ridiculous to reject meteorologists because they say the sun sets. They are using an expression.
Every few months there’s a scientific announcement that is hailed as the most significant discovery ever.
That’s when the anti-religion trolls come out in full force.
Each time, the trolls drag out the same arguments against the Bible. Yes, they have been refuted time and time again. But, I guess trolls like broken records.
One of those broken records is pointing out verses of Scripture that seemingly are very unscientific.
Here’s the usual playlist:
“But may those who love you rise like the sun in all its power!” (NLT)
Obviously, if you reject the Bible here, you reject meteorologists. We say the sun rises and the sun sets. It’s an expression. (This verse is also the last line of a song – how many songs do you know that are criticized for using expressions? Exactly.)
1 Chronicles 16:30
“Let all the earth tremble before him. The world stands firm and cannot be shaken.” (NLT)
Does this verse say that the world never has earthquakes? Nope. It’s also a line in a song that is recorded in the Scriptures that (when read in context) is talking about how great God is – specifically that He is in control of all things.
“In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundation of the earth and made the heavens with your hands.” (NLT)
Is the writer of Hebrews stating that planet earth is built on top of something? Nope. The writer is simply stating that God made the inner core of the earth – that’s what a foundation is – you know, the deepest part of something.
“Look! He comes with the clouds of heaven. And everyone will see him…” (NLT)
Trolls scoff: “See, the Bible says the earth is flat. How else could everyone see the same event happening in the sky?” First, this verse never states that the earth is flat – it simply says that every nation will see the event. How can this happen? I don’t know for sure, but the internet is a really good possibility.
These are so easily refuted that the trolls who espouse them are either terribly uninformed or they are incredibly intellectually dishonest.
Here’s the truth: the Bible isn’t a science textbook, but is scientifically accurate when it speaks. There are even several verses that hint at scientific discoveries that wouldn’t be realized for thousands of years – like the greenhouse effect, the fact that earth floats in space, and that the earth is a sphere (and that’s just three).
Don’t listen to the trolls. Listen to God.