Accurate Biblical Descriptions of Scientific Principles

 

Scientific Principle Biblical Reference
Cosmology/Astronomy
Time had a beginning 2 Timothy 1:9, Titus 1:2, 1 Corinthians 2:7
The universe had a beginning Genesis 1:1, 2:4, Isaiah 42:5, etc.
The universe was created from the invisible Hebrews 11:3
The dimensions of the universe were created Romans 8:38-39
The universe is expanding Job 9:8, Psalms 104:2, Isaiah 40:22, Isaiah 42:5, Isaiah 44:24, Isaiah 45:12, Isaiah 48:13, Isaiah 51:13, Jeremiah 10:12, Jeremiah 51:15, Zechariah 12:1
Creation of matter and energy has ended in the universe (refutes steady-state theory) Genesis 2:3-4
The universe is winding down and will "wear out" Psalms 102:25-27
Describes the correct order of creation Genesis 1
Number of stars exceeds a billion Genesis 22:17, Jeremiah 33:22
Every star is different 1 Corinthians 15:41
Pleiades and Orion as gravitationally bound star groups Job 38:31
Light is in motion Job 38:19-20
The earth is controlled by the heavens Job 38:33
Earth is a sphere Isaiah 40:22, Job 26:10
At any time, there is day and night on the Earth Luke 17:34-35
Earth is suspended in space Job 26:7
Earth Sciences
Formation of continents by tectonic activity described Psalms 104:6-9, Proverbs 3:19
Water cycle described Ecclesiastes 1:7; Isaiah 55:10, Job 36:27-28
Valleys exist on the bottom of the sea 2 Samuel 22:16
Vents exist on the bottom of the sea Job 38:16
Ocean currents in the sea Psalms 8:8
Air has weight Job 28:25
Winds blow in circular paths Ecclesiastes 1:6
Biology
The chemical nature of human life Genesis 2:7, 3:19
Life of creatures are in the blood Leviticus 17:11
The nature of infectious diseases Leviticus 13:46
Importance of sanitation to health Numbers 19, Deuteronomy 23:12-13, Leviticus 7-9

 

 
 

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