Last Updated on Saturday, 27 October 2012 08:58 Posted by Clash Sunday, 28 October 2012 01:04
By Rob Cook
A popular misconception is that the Bible and science are at odds. The Bible is the 110–pound weakling, cowering in the corner, and science is the freakishly large MMA fighter waiting to destroy the credibility of the Bible with vicious blows of theory and evidence.
But science is all bark, no bite
The science freak may run around the cage making a scene, screaming equations and getting the crowd all riled up. Problem is, that’s all he’s got. Nothing more than a Chihuahua in pit bull clothing.
Public education lays out the theory of evolution like it’s factual. And it implies that the Bible’s on the ropes, ready to tap out.
Many dismiss the Bible, arguing that science disproves it, but that’s because they’ve never read it.
Once upon a time . . .
You might’ve heard the Bible described as nothing more than fairy tales and myths. Only fools believe what’s written in its pages.
“Experts” (and, yes, my voice is dripping with sarcasm) claim that the Bible is rooted in science fiction, not science fact.
Let me punch a few holes in their “theory.”
If you have a copy of the Bible lying around, let’s check out Leviticus. (Not a popular baby name now, let me tell you.)
Anyway, Leviticus is the third book of the Bible, so it’s way in the front. It was written in 1400 B.C. (when your parents were just kids).
Leviticus 17:11a says, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood.”
Blood is necessary for survival, just ask Dracula. If you don’t believe me, try living without it.
Sounds crazy right? Well, prior to 1616 A.D., if you were sick, doctors would probably have drained your blood to heal you. They thought that blood in your body is what made you sick. Their quick fix? Get rid of it.
You can probably guess the outcome even if you are not a doctor or a rocket scientist. DOA.
Then along comes William Harvey in 1616 (Google® him later), and he actually has a clue. He discovers that blood circulation is necessary for life. (Tell him what he won, Johnny.)
What gave it away? All the dead people without blood? I’d have figured that out after the thirtieth or fortieth dead dude, but I’m a slow learner.
Thus—drum roll please—William “the brain” Harvey confirmed what the Bible had revealed 3,000 years earlier.
So the next time you’re out skateboarding, and you attach your face to the pavement and see all that blood, think of the Bible as fact.
Robert Cook is the Pastor, Founder, and Executive Director of 252 Underground Youth Ministry.