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Science and the Bible (3)

‘Can you send out lightnings, that they may go, and say to you, “Here we are!”?’
 Job 38:35 NKJV

The Bible predicted modern telecommunications. Does that sound incredible to you? If so, consider this verse: ‘Can you send out lightnings, that they may go, and say to you, “Here we are!”?’ Fifteen hundred years before Christ, in the book of Job, God said light could be sent, and manifest itself in speech. And along those same lines, did you know that all electromagnetic radiation—from radio waves to X-rays―travels at the speed of light (about 300,000 km per second)? That’s what gives us instant wireless communication with someone on the other side of the world. The fact that light can be sent and translated into speech wasn’t discovered by science until 1864—nearly 3,300 years later—when British scientist James Clerk Maxwell suggested that electricity and light waves were two forms of the same thing. Samuel Morse, who invented the first telegraph and forever changed the world of communication, was a Bible-believing Christian. A few years before he died, he said, ‘The nearer I approach the end of my pilgrimage, the clearer is the evidence of the divine origin of the Bible. The grandeur and sublimity of God’s remedy for fallen man are more appreciated, and the future is illuminated with hope and joy.’ In life you’ll meet ‘doubting Thomases’, and God loves them. In fact, Jesus made a special appearance after His resurrection just to resolve Thomas’s doubts. And He still does that today! So, get acquainted with your Bible, then let every sincere, questioning heart know that true science never disproves the Bible.

SoulFood: 1 Chr 7:20–9:44, Mark 3:1–19, Ps 119:25–32, Prov 20:25–27

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2021

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