Science is about understanding the laws of nature. When properly translated and understood, the Bible contains a great deal of information about nature, and natural events that affect life on Earth. These parts of the Bible can be analyzed scientifically to see if they reflect an understanding of the laws of nature. For example, the Bible tells of miraculous catastrophic events that occurred in the past. If these catastrophic events can be shown to have occurred according to the laws of nature, then parts of the Bible can be studied scientifically and may give us a peek into the mind of God. What if the Bible is in part, a message to mankind that reveals God’s purpose and plans by communicating scientific information about important aspects of nature?
FACTS: Recently discovered impact craters provide physical evidence of cometary disasters in the Near East during Biblical times. The cultures of the ancient Near East were preoccupied with comets. To the ancient Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian and Assyrian cultures comets were both the warning signs and the causes of the disasters they suffered. The writings of these ancient peoples, contemporaries of the writers of the Old Testament of the Bible, tell how they lived in fear of comets and worshipped a group or “host” of cometary gods who brought terror from the sky. While these ancient writings include descriptions of cometary activity, they do not contain any significant scientific information about comets. On the other hand, the Bible does in fact contain significant scientific information about comets, and even testable information about God’s use of comets to express his wrath. After studying this topic, we cannot say that science and the Bible are mutually exclusive domains of study.
Examining scripture in light of modern advancements in archeology, history, linguistics, geology, and astronomy increases our understanding, and appreciation of the accurate and amazing scientific information in the Bible. We now have scientific evidence for the existence of the God of the Bible, and scientific insight about the events prophesied in the Bible for our future.