Scientifically Accurate

The following is excerpted from an article BJ Rudge wrote while working on his doctorate.

The Bible is not a textbook on science, but it is scientifically accurate.

Earth Is Round

When Columbus discovered the New World in 1492, the scientific community thought the earth was flat and that Columbus' ships would fall off the edge of the earth. But the Bible, written thousands of years earlier, states that the earth is round: "It is He that sitteth upon the circle of the earth ..." (Isaiah 40:22).

Hangs the Earth on Nothing

Ancient cultures could not conceive of a world suspended in space. The Greeks believed Atlas carried the earth on his shoulder. Some Indian cultures envisioned the earth on the back of three elephants which stood on a giant tortoise. They were not clear as to what supported Atlas or the tortoise, but 2,500 years ago Job said, "He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing" (Job 26:7).