The Bible Teaches Science?


We’ve all heard the statement, the Bible isn’t a science book, but it teaches science.  We could insert any subject in place of science, and we would have a true statement. After hearing a recent sermon on Psalm 8, I remembered learning and teaching about Matthew Maury (1806-1873), the “pathfinder of the seas.”  He took seriously when he read about “paths of the sea” in Psalm 8:8 and “winds whirling continuously in his circuits” in Ecclesiastes 1:6. He figured he could find them if God said they were there. He dedicated his life to studying those sea and wind currents. He became known as the founder of modern oceanography. His studies and charting of the wind and sea currents transformed trans-Atlantic travel, reducing sailing times significantly, often times by weeks. Just as Maury used Psalm 8 and Ecclesiastes I, many Christian scientists were inspired by a particular verse to search deeper into what the Bible was teaching. Psalm 8 is inscribed on Matthew Maury’s tombstone – “whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.”  So we can say whole-heartedly that our Bible is indeed a science book.


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