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EVIDENCE FOR INSPIRATION

A cynical scientist long ago sneered at the Bible as "a collection of rude imaginings of Syria," as "the worn-out old bottle of Judaism into which the generous new wine of science is being poured." The cynical savant is now dead, but the Bible is still alive, for as the Book of Books, it is alive (Heb. 4:15). The old wines of science grow sour in their cellars, and its new vintages have their day, but the Bible shows no signs of senility. Its youth is eternal. When contemporary men of science and their theories are forgotten, the Bible will remain what it has been for mankind for two thousand years, the one universal book of wisdom, of truth, of sublimity, and of consolation."-James Douglass

There are many lines of evidence used to prove the inspiration of the Bible. A very convincing one is the scientific foreknowledge the writers of the Bible show. These men knew things about science that were not discovered until hundreds-sometimes thousands-of years later. Consider a few: 

* Long ago the Bible said that the Earth is round: "it is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth" (Isaiah 40:22).

* Long ago the Bible said that the Earth  is suspended upon nothing: "He stretched out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing." (Job 26: 7)  Men  once thought the  earth was  supported  by gigantic elephants, turtles,  or some  such things.

* Lone ago the Bible said that light can be divided: "By what way is (lie light parted)" (Job 38:24), We  divide light into di rent colors by  a prism.

* Long  ago the Bible said that the seas are all in one bed: "Let the waters  Under the heaven be gathered unto one place. . . and God cal led... the gathering together of the waters...seas" (Gen, 1:9- 10).  All earth's great  oceans  are connected together,  and  are actually  one great  Sea. Tile Bible indicated  this before  men discovered it by sailing  around  the earth.

'All scripture is given  by inspiration of God" -2 Timothy  3:16.   'For all flesh  is as grass, and  all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth,  and the flower thereof  falleth  away. But the word of the Lord endureth  for ever...' -1 pet 1:24,25