Does Science Contradict Christianity?

MANY scientists and theologians have made the argument that Christianity is not at odds with the scientific world view. However, this claim is only partially correct. It is true that many portions of the Bible (for example, the Ten Commandments) do not make empirical claims and hence have no conflict with science, a field which concerns itself solely with those questions that are (at least in principle) of a testable nature. What’s more, in those sections of the Bible that do make empirical claims about the way things were or will be, if one is willing to apply a sufficiently metaphorical interpretation to the text then whenever science and Christianity appear to contradict each other we can simply loosen or relax the religious interpretation until the disagreement disappears. In other words, if religious writings are continuously reinterpreted so that they conform to our ever deepening scientific understanding of physical reality, then of course science and religion will remain mostly out of conflict.

As an illustration of Biblical interpretation adapting to science, consider Joshua 10:12-13, where the Bible says that the “sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.” Many early Christian writers took this passage, and others, as irrefutable proof that the earth is fixed in the heavens and that it is the sun that travels around the earth. For example, around the year 1600 AD, in response to the scientist Galileo’s support for the heliocentric view of the universe, Cardinal Bellarmine wrote:

“I say that, as you know, the Council (of Trent) prohibits expounding the Scriptures contrary to the common agreement of the holy Fathers. And if Your Reverence would read not only the Fathers but also the commentaries of modern writers on Genesis, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, and Josue, you would find that all agree in explaining literally that the sun is in the heavens and moves swiftly around the earth, and that the earth is far from the heavens and stands immobile in the center of the universe. Now consider whether the Church could encourage giving to Scripture a sense contrary to the holy Fathers and all the Latin and Greek commentators.”

Today, however, the astronomical evidence for the earth’s movement around the sun is so strong that there is almost no one who doubts it, even among those who take the Bible to be an inerrant revelation of God’s word. It appears that in this instance there has been a shift of biblical interpretation over time to fit the scientific evidence.

The preceding argument may give the impression that the Christianity and science are not or cannot be in conflict (either because they deal with different subjects, or because interpretation adapts to harmonize with science). It is undeniable, however, that a strictly literal and inflexible reading of the Bible deeply contradicts science, and it is simply not possible to reconcile these opposing points of view. Below I have outlined a few of the most extreme examples of direct disagreement.

1. Evolution Vs. Adam and Eve

Scientists, supported by enormous amounts of evidence (including transitions in the fossil record, DNA similarities between species, experimentally induced evolution in laboratories, observed evolution of bacteria, and empirically validated prediction based in theory) argue that all life on earth evolved from microorganisms. On the other hand, according to the biblical story in Genesis 1 and Genesis 2:

a. God created plants (on the third day) prior to creating the sun and the moon (on the fourth day).

b. God created birds (on the fifth day) prior to creating land dwelling mammals (on the sixth day).

c. God created the first man from “dust of the ground”.

d. God created the first woman after the first man from the first man’s rib.

Each of these statements, when read literally, contradicts the available physical evidence, and hence is inconsistent with the scientific viewpoint.

2. The Big Bang Vs. Let There Be Light

The big bang theory for the development of our universe is now accepted as truth by nearly every physicist, supported as it is by a great deal of evidence (including the cosmic background radiation, the observed velocities of galaxies, the distribution of elements throughout the galaxies, and the distribution of galaxies throughout space). According to the biblical story in Genesis 1, however:

a. God creates the earth before creating “the light”.

b. The original earth (or perhaps the whole universe since the language is ambiguous) is covered in water.

c. God created a “firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” In doing so, He “divided waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament”. Finally, “God called the firmament Heaven”.

d. The heavens, earth, and life were created in just six “days”.

A literal reading of these statements clearly contradicts the scientific evidence for how our earth and universe formed.

3. An Old Earth Vs. A New Earth

Through the use of radiometric dating, scientists have been able to estimate the age of the earth to be within a percent or two of 4.54 billion years. A literal interpretation Genesis, however, tells us something very different. The book provides details about many of the descendants of Adam (the first man), including some information about the ages at which these descendants had children and died. A number of biblical scholars have used this information (combined sometimes with information elsewhere in the Bible) to construct accounts of how old the earth must be, with estimates ranging from about 6,000 to 10,000 years, in dramatic contradiction with the scientific estimate.

4. A Dry Earth Vs. A Flooded Earth

According to Genesis 6-9 God caused it to rain for forty days and forty nights, so that “every living substance” that he has made will be destroyed “from off the face of the earth”. The flood supposedly was so great that water covered every mountain on the planet. Scientists have found no physical evidence to support the claim that there was a massive flood that wiped out nearly all life from the face of the earth, and which would have caused substantial geological changes to the planet. What’s more, archeologists are aware of a number of ancient civilizations that survived through this period when the great flood was supposed to have occurred.

The Bible also claims that the boat that Noah built to survive the flood contained two of “every wild animal according to its kind, all livestock according to their kinds, every creature that moves along the ground according to its kind and every bird according to its kind, everything with wings.” Today there are thousands of species of mammals, thousands of species of reptiles, and thousands of species of birds. Even if we assume for the sake of argument that there were only a thousand species in each of these groups in Noah’s day, the idea that he could have lived in a boat which contained at least two of each animal (in fact, he took seven of each “clean” animal ), is extremely hard to believe, especially considering that he had to store food for each, deal with their waste products, and prevent them from killing each other for the three hundred and seventy days of the journey, all in a time before electricity and refrigeration.

5. Laws Vs. Miracles

As far as scientists have been able to tell, the universe follows a set of immutable laws that are as true today as they were thousands of years ago. The Bible tells us, however, of a world where the physical laws that scientists repeatedly verify are every so often conspicuously violated by the will of God. The Bible tells of water being turned into wine, Jesus walking on water, the Nile becoming blood, Jonah living inside a fish for three days, Noah living to be 950 years old, demons being exorcised, and a few loaves and fishes feeding multitudes. Each of these events is incompatible with the laws of physics, as understood today by science.

The trouble with asking whether science and Christianity are inherently contradictory is that the answer depends on which definitions of “Christianity” and “contradiction” we care to employ. If the question is whether a literal reading of some passages of the Bible are at odds with Science, the answer is an unequivocal yes. On the other hand, there are of course many Christian beliefs that are related to issues (such as ethics) about which science has nothing to say. Finally, if we are willing to interpret the Bible as freely as we please, contradiction can be avoided. But then, of course, we are placed in the awkward position of choosing how literal each passage should be taken, leading to a multitude of possible biblical interpretations and little final consensus. Perhaps this partially explains why some Christian groups forbid condoms, while others don’t, some prohibit abortion, while others don’t, some forbid masturbation, while others don’t, and so on and so forth. Metaphorical interpretation can lead to enormous variety in beliefs.

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45 Responses to Does Science Contradict Christianity?

  1. I would like to present you information which is about to become a world sensation.As far as I`m concerned there is no connection until nowdays between Darwin`s theory and the version about the origin of the world in the Bible.According to the Bible the world has been created in six days,but according to the science this process has taken billions of years.If we exclude the difference in time and we pay attention to the SEQUENCE,we will see that there is no contradiction between both,but only the question-why in the Bible things happened so fast?There is an answer and it`s in the Bible itself.Moses described the creation from his own sight as an eyewitness.How could he have seen something happen before his existence?For forty days he has been at the mount Sinai where he got information about the past,present and future.The creation had been recreated to him there,he had seen how the already existing world had been made.The long process of evolution had been shown to him in the first six days and the SEVENTH day had been dedicated to human`s appearing.After that he had seen the difference between Adam`s origin and Eve`s one.Adam comes from the dirt in the process of evolution,but Eve comes from DNA material out his body,which marks another jump for the evolution or in other words-the missing section of the chain which science is looking for.The next Jump is coming…
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  2. As this article explains, the sequence of events in Genesis does indeed contradict science, and it does so repeatedly. Furthermore, even if every creature that had ever lived had fossilized, and we had access to all of those fossils, there would be no clear dividing line between humans and non-humans (since evolution is an extremely slow and graduated process). Our choice of which creature to call the first human would be arbitrary, and there would be no reason to assume that this first “human” should be male rather than female.

  3. Gabie says:

    Everyone, the Bible doesn’t contradict science! Who are we to tell what God’s timing was? 1 day may possibly have been 6,000 years! Or more! And that humans were made from dust is essentally, humans were made from micro-organsims! I think we are looking way to deep into the Bible, as it is not ment to be used for scientific purposes.

  4. Todd says:

    Gabie, if God has this “special timing” that only he knows, why give Moses exact days that humans can relate to? Why even say a number(i.e. 6 days) if that number may not be the number in his “special timing” vocabulary? Science uses numbers to quantify information that our brain can process. Also, dust is not a micro-organism. If one wants to be purely subjective and interpret scripture to fit their own moral code, so be it. But to say that the Bible does not contradict science is incorrect.

  5. Lynnae says:

    Firstly, to believe that God used the means of death disease and bloodshed (aka evolutionary processes) to bring about his “very good” creation completely goes against scripture. Secondly, science, real and provable science, requires processes that can be tested, repeated and observed. The loose and highly unsupported theory of evolution boasts no such facts. It is just as much a faith based theory as is creation. All we have in the current day is what we can see, what we can test, and prove in a lab. All other evidences are interpreted with a bias. Everyone is biased and had a view they bring to their ideas and decisions. It is sad how science has been twisted around so that people blindly accept theories that are unscientifically provable. Even the statement “millions of years”, which is spoon fed to millions of people, cannot be proved by scientific means. It would be interesting to see what this world would be like if more people looked at information for what it is–separating fact from theory–and didnt just accept, as fact, what they read about someone elses, or a group of peoples, ideas..

  6. Phil says:

    Right on Lynnae, it is amazing how many people will endlessly dissect anything in the Bible, but will uncritically accept claims of “science” without the slightest question.
    Try watching the Ben Stein video “Expelled” and you will realize how badly our current “science” is distorted. The truth is: nothing you read or hear is anything more or less than somebody’s justification of their own bias.
    This is why Christians follow the Bible – it comes from a higher source – untainted by human bias and distotion.

  7. Janine says:

    How can you follow something that you cannot physically see?

  8. Scott says:

    I can’t see the wind either, but because of its affect on things around me I know it exists. God is the same way, you just just have to look.

  9. JimLaraby says:

    It always amazes me that people will overlook the obvious. Someone once described the Big Bang as “First there was nothing then it blew up.” How does “nothing” blow up? There are many cases in the Bible of miraculous events taking place. A miracle is the suspension of physical laws, since God created all such laws He certainly has the right to suspend them if He so desires. Also what better way to show us that He exists than to demonstrate His divine power I this manner? (And in case you are wondering…I graduated with high honers with a degree in Psychology so I am also familiar with the scientific method.)

  10. wang says:

    “This is why Christians follow the Bible – it comes from a higher source – untainted by human bias and distotion.”

    LOL! What? The Bible was written by humans. Look into the authorship of the Bible. There are so many things that are proven to be fake. Moses wasn’t real. Talking Snakes? Wtf! The Great Flood was not a global flood, and is literally impossible to fit all species of animals [two of each kind] on an Ark. It’s completely biased and distorted.

  11. alice says:

    how can you see what god does wind is something you can feel god is not. also new info is that in Jesus’ birth he is aid to be born on Christmas. but shepherds watch there flocks when it is lambing season. SPRING!!!. if i am correct Christmas is not in spring

  12. Bob says:

    It’s just silly to say that we don’t know science is right because it can’t be tested, verified, etc. Most of the science has been tested and proven. Take carbon 14 dating for example. It’s based on radioactive decay that we understand down to the sub-atomic level. It’s been measured, it has been demonstrated, it has been tested. We can take a piece of wood from a Revolutionary War musket and it dates accurately to the period. We can take a piece of wood from the pyramids and the dating age is accurate. So, to say we have only theories is just nuts.

    If the bible were correct, man and dinosaurs would have existed at the same time. It’s not rocket science to understand that we have fossil records of dinosaurs and those fossils occur in sediment layers that are 60 milllion years away from human fossils.
    They can be dated and they do not occur at the same time. You can see layer after layer after layer of evolution in between the two. It’s impossible that they co-existed or were anywhere near in time.

    Not only does the bible have it all wrong, but instead of being contradicted by science, why doesn’t the bible predict at least a few things that science would uncover over these 2000 years? For example, the bible could have told us that the earth revolved around the sun. Or that one day it will be learned that time is not absolute. Or that one day a new heavy metal will be discovered that can be turned into the energy of the sun…
    Or that gold will one day bear the number 14. Anything.. Something…. Yet instead, it’s exactly the opposite. But then there are those that will believe anything based not on fact, but on faith.

  13. Trent says:

    Alice, it is common knowledge that Christmas does not take place near Jesus’ actual birthday… Christmas was originally a “pagan” holiday to worship the sun god. Wang, it seems like you assumed that fact based on little math or science. The ark was very large and housed at least two of every kind of animal. However, there are some questions that you can’t answer, regardless of religion, with evolution based science. If at the most it takes 100,000 years for C14 to decay to untracable amounts, then how can Carbon dating determine that Index Fossils in the Geologic Colum are any older than 100,000 years old? Why are we still finding C14 in dinosaur fossils from the Mesozoic Era, if the youngest dinosaur fossils are 65 million years old?

  14. lewis says:

    my 2 comlaints with the bible is that if god created man then why do we find simlar dna to areselfs and apes and that if god created the sun on the fourth day then how did the days pass so with that i am pretty sure science wins yaaaaaay and jesuses birthday was christmas but it was in spring but im not wrong and christmas is not in spring

  15. Mark says:

    You forget one very important thing. We are talking about God, a supreme being, a deity, all powerful, and creator. All human laws of physics, creation, time, etc of course will be contradicted. He is God. His laws of physics, creation, time, etc are beyond all that we know and could begin to comprehend. He gives us a few tidbits to chew on, but everything else is concocted by man and what man believes is the correct. Man will get things wrong as well as right. God will always get things right. If God cannot defy the human laws that we know then he is not really a god. Stop looking at it from a human perspective. Human ways are not God’s ways. Whether you believe in God or not, I think we all know the definition of a god. So knowing what a makes a god a god, can you not agree that if there is a god that he can create the rules any way he wants therefore explaining the contradictions.

  16. Viano Efeh says:

    It is foolishness to describe or explain what an artist created than ask the artist WHY or HOW s/he created what s/he created. Any sensible person will know that there is someone behind the physical things that scientists are trying to explain with theories (principles of making something clear). If man can have creative power, it came from someone unseen (God). The question is WHY explain what God has created and deny HIS existence? God is real even if He has been misrepresented by man. If one can relate with Him; He will give you the explanation you seek. If you want to know HOW to relate with him, then email me (

  17. kochahi says:

    this concept of gods started due to the fear of human beings towards the nature. there was no science to tell them how the world really is. so at first everything were gods for them. water, wind, sun, moon and etc were their gods. this was a nonsense later and they chose some main powerful gods and started worshiping. then some intelligent persons claimed it as one god who governs the world. they included their primary explorations and imaginary myths to so called holy texts which were created by them. now most of their myths are becoming lies and they try to make them truth-like by telling thousend of lies to cover the early lie. but, the wise will realize what the truth is. dharma religions are somewhat good with modern science, but, not the religions with the myth of god.

  18. George says:

    Awesome statement Mark. Humans dont have to know everything. That is left for God. Science has nothing to say about our soul or what happens when we die. This is what really matters and God explains this in the Bible. God main concern is not scientific proof of His existence. He has put this in our hearts already. The question is not how things came to pass but why we are here and what is our destiny when we leave this earth. The answer is in God’s word. The main point is that God exists, He loves us, He is all powerful, knowing, and everywhere. He is God who created EVERYTHING for His glory.
    If the THEORY of evolution were true then God does not exist and man has no purpose. Tragically Satan has fooled millions focusing on how old the earth is, dinosaurs, and other irrelevant issues instead of trying to find God who created them.

  19. Chad says:

    I don’t believe the Bible is something divine in of itself.. I think there’s the ‘word of God’ himself, such as the 613 commandments, and then there’s text that was created by man, but *for* God. I believe in the Judaic “God”. I’m not entirely sure on what I think about who the “messiah” is, but I feel like I’d rather just believe in Jesus, be wrong, and nothing bad would happen other than being blissfully ignorant. Soo, even if Jesus isn’t the Messiah, it’s not like the ‘Jewish’ God would punish me for it.
    Now, Christians went a hundred years or so without a “Bible” in the first place. It was taught through things similar to news clippings and word of mouth. A bunch of men decided on what would be what’s called the New Testament. There were gospels that weren’t even put in the bible. SO, because what we call the Bible *was* created by man, we shouldn’t always take things literally or point out self contradictions and think “well there’s no god”. I think man did what was best to write down what they think Jesus said or what they thought john or paul said or whoever. It’s not divine. god himself is divine. That and things like “7 days 7 nights”. A day and a night is 12 hours only on the planet Earth… Who knows what God calls a day or a night… He could have a whole nother planet out there full of intelligent species lightyears away that worship him in some way. I think we look too much on what man writes down in a book, and then judge it by what man wrote… Instead we treat something materialistic as something to be divine. We treat the bible as “A god before god himself” almost.. kinda.
    But either way we’ve got scientific theories that contradict each other as well, there are things about the rest of the universe we don’t understand despite the human species’ high intelligence. It seems as if if physics can contradict itself outside of the Earth, which it can(or so I’ve heard?? o.O), then there must be something divine controlling it..(I think)

  20. lucky says:

    human wisdom is too shallow to know the ways of the almighty God. He choses the weak things of this world to confound the mighty and the foolish things of this world to confound the wise,and take the wise in their own craftiness

  21. Andrew says:

    If religions are supposed to be good for people, why do so many wars get started because of them?

  22. Luna says:

    That would be because different societies created different religions, so they value and frown upon different things. It’s not God that starts the wars, but humans.

  23. mike says:

    And you would think that if this was the word of god… why all the different religions? Would a supreme god give different versions of his word to different people, at different times so they can fight about who is right and who is wrong? Seems to me their would be one interpretation…if it’s the actual words from god.

  24. Dawn Wessel says:

    Read literally and chronologically the Bible is a confused mess of contradictions but if read the way I present it at, it begins to make sense.

  25. For centuries the Vatican’s stance has been, “The demand for unlimited freedom in science is unreasonable and unjust, because it leads to license and rebellion ..To submit one’s understanding to a doctrine supposed to be Divine and guaranteed to be infallible is undoubtedly more consistent than to accept prevailing postulates of science… When a clearly defined dogma contradicts a scientific assertion, the latter has to be revised.” ~Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. 13, 598-607, passim, read the works of Dr. Andrew D. White, The Warfare between Science and Theology, for a detailed analysis of the hypocrisy of the Church, and Dr. John W. Draper’s Conflict between Science and Religion.

  26. brainman says:

    As far as knowledge is concerned there is nothing really true,it is a mere creation of the intellect,an illusion that helps us to materialize the truth.The more we know,the more there are questions to answer and these debates could continue infinitely. It is simple man was created as a spirit,we don’t actually know there is a God,because He is a spirit,our senses can’t catch that but with our spirits we “know”. The truth wasn’t made to be accessed by the mind,but to be revealed through the spirit,by God himself.How do I know these things? I just believed it.what should you do? Just agree with me,this will cause God himself to come live in(your body) and reveal them to you.

  27. Navneet says:

    God and science can co-exist by accommodating each other – if what is not possible to be proved scientifically is considered to be in God’s domain, in the future when science is able to evaluate and prove/disprove, it’s not correct to say that that God has been disproved but just that human beings have advanced – a matter which the true God will appreciate. God never wanted man to stop learning…. let’s not equate God to provable matter…. give some space to your inner feelings and peace. Christian God or that matter any God in other religion is all loving and all caring force. Let’s respect it!

  28. Daniel Eyre says:

    The fact is that every science contradicts the bible.

    * Psychology invalidates the beliefs in Sin, Demons, and Witches.
    * Chemistry has long established that there are not four fundamental elements.
    * Archeology has discovered the library of Ashurbanipal containing the tablets with earlier creation myths from which those in Bereshit/Genesis (whose first two chapters are actually different creation myths) are clearly derived from.
    * Mathematics provides the pi ratio
    * Zoology, taxonomy and Veterinary science shows that; rabbits don’t chew cud, bats are not birds and whales are not fish.
    * Astronomy, a branch of classical physics, determined that the world is not a flat disc sitting underneath a firmament within witch are also all the heavenly bodies (orbiting the earth). The now defunct science of exploration also confirmed that the world is a spheroid and also revealed to Christian Europe many bands never mentioned in the bible (and where people had never held any concept of “god”).
    * Physiology and Medicine confirm that the male gender is not missing any rib.

    The list could continue. The fact is that the scientific method and religion are inherently incompatible and religion has only served to stifle scientific progress. Science has delivered to mankind everything religion promised to deliver but failed.

  29. Rajat Lama says:

    We can’t see the wind either, but we can feel it and I know it exist..God is the same way we have to look…

  30. nyiko says:

    All is useless let me drink and eat and forget my sorrows..all will die is what I know but why I don’t know?

  31. ken says:

    I think god or gods are all pratical jokers. first of all why do we fart ie; a funny sound or a nasty smell ither way pretty weird. adam and eve were supposedly jewish so where did all the other colors come from? I don’t think we lived with dinosoars whoever does has watched to much of the flintstones in cartoon land. quite a bit of biblical information comes from sumarian beliefs not jewish and deffinatlely not greek

  32. Ebi says:

    God’s ways are not our ways nor His thoughts our thoughts…..

  33. Jim says:

    I believe that evolution is true and the big bang really happened several billion years ago. Also I doubt that many of the stories of the Bible are literally true. However, that does not in any way prove that there is no God.

  34. kunle williams says:

    the Earth was created on the third day, so the first three days of creation could not have been Earth days as there was no Earth. Secondly, the first creatures to dominate the Earth were birds which are descendants of dinosaurs

  35. Joe says:

    I know your god, just replace the term god with magic, same thing no need for explanation, just that you have been brainwashed to give reverence to the term of “god”.

  36. petr says:

    any way people are free to make their own point on questioning the AGE OF MAN, AGE OF THE EARTH, UNIVERSAL FORMATION, MIRACLES and all that but i think science are actually missing something here if they think MEN were on EVOLUTION that is from APE to MAN my question is where did APE come from or how did they come to be. i know science tries to give explanation to so many event and happenings which makes them unreal at times, kudos to them anyway because they really work all day long to come up with such and more infos and i think they should be able to tell how the domes got to separate by now,how did the stars come to be, what about the sun itself what about the heavenly bodies all kinds.

  37. Adam says:

    As it turns out science is not so scientific as everyone thought and never was. The laws were built on the ASSUMPTION of the Copernican principle, which states, the earth is in no special or favored location. That has now been utterly falsified. We now know a statistically significant portion of spiral galaxies rotate one direction above our equator than those below. The ‘axis of evil’ shows the universe has direction. north south east west and God forbid, center. I think ‘science’ is in a transistion phase. The third Copernican revolution. For all the highminded boasting science is known for it turns out that in reality they merely assumed miracles were impossible. Now science and Christianity can finally shake hands. they may as well since they are in the same corner.

  38. its so funny how some scientist talk at times. ever since i was born, i have never heard a scientist making something out of nothing but each day, i hear them making noise all over as if they are all knowing. scientist only discover and everything they create is something made out of a discovery.
    the question is; has any scientist ever proven the origin of air or blood or even life?
    they talk about life coming out of matter or whatever but have they ever thought about the origin of matter?
    they make noise like they have tested, they researched, they have carbon dated and the lot but my question again is do they do all this out of nothing about nothing?
    it means that there was always something before the scientist could take a step, that something existed before them and that something has an origin.
    if they claim everything formed from matter or space then let them prove the origin of that matter or space.
    you see, its all about the Almighty God, the only answer to all questions. i dare all scientist to seek God like science and compare the weight.

  39. Yosua says:

    Oh people to compare us with animal is so so stupid…
    1.Animal only have dominion to several other animal ex:frog dominion flies,snake dominion frog and eagle dominion snakes.No animal have the dominion over ALL animals,and they do not have the disire to have dominion…while humans have dominions over all the earth(Genesis 1:28)”And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
    2.No animals no matter how smart they are knows what is good or bad (morals)
    3.Animal can not speak
    4.Animal do not have self reflect
    5.Animal is far(unmeasure) stupid compare to humans(it is even stupid to compare both creatures intellectual)

  40. R Bradford says:

    In the Bible it says that it is a sin to eat shell fish. It states that if you have an affair, you and the person you had an affair with should be stoned to death. It says that if you marry a woman that has been married before it is a sin because you would be marrying a whore. My point is that if you believe what the Bible says, you should believe all of it and live accordingly.

  41. Tom says:

    The bible is for those who do not wish to ask the hard questions, or hear the right answers.

  42. Eden Thomas says:

    Okay that was amazing – all those debates and talks……Guyys the thing is that you all haven’t understood what The Holy Bible is and how it interprets things..

    GEN 3:19 says “For thou art dust, and to dust shalt thou return”. When we analysis the composition of man’s body and of the dust of the earth, we find that the major constituents of the human body are also present in typical samples of dust on the surface of earth. The constituents which are present in both dust and human body are composed of Calcium, Carbon, Potassium, Iron, Magnesium, Nitrogen, Sodium, Phosphorus, Oxygen, Chlorine, Sulphur etc.

    JOB 26:7 reads “He hangeth the earth on nothing” . Job wrote this fact over 4500 years ago and yet this is the 21st century physics.

    LEVITICUS 17:11 reads “For the life of the flesh is in the blood” .Over the ages scientists argued about the ‘life of the flesh’ and suggested various organs in the human body carried this responsibility. Blood was never on their list. In 1628 Harvey proved that blood circulates from the heart to all parts of the body and thus is the ‘life of the flesh’. He was the first to discover what is a well know fact today and yet it was written thousand of years ago by Moses.

    ECCLESIASTES 1:6 says “The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits” . The science of hydrology is a modern subject and yet Solomon in the BCs wrote about some of its basics. The above verse describes three phenomena about wind namely –
    #It circulates between the equator and the two poles, dicovered by Hardley in the 17th century.
    #The whirling about indicates the Coriolis force discovered in the 19th century.
    #The wind has specific circuits, discovered only recently.

    ECCLESIASTES 1:7 speaks “All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place whence the rivers come, thither they return again” .The idea of the complete water cycle was not accepted until the 16th and17th centuries. Yet more than 3000 years before the discovery, the Scripture in Ecclesiastes indicated a Water Cycle.

    The amazing inscriptions do not end…..there are still lots more.. and more.. But isn’t this enough to give a glance at my living God.

  43. Prem Kumar says:

    Postulates of science/scripture can’t be considered as conflict or contradictory claims. Solid evidence such as if any scripture says ‘earth as center of universe’ or contradict with proven theory of science would invite discussion.

    For me, Scripture is final. No one can alter its words.

    God is superior to science or scientists. If science proves with solid evidence scripture words are wrong, ie manly (not godly) imagination, then the Scripture must be set aside. Or else it is from Supreme force from outside of Time domain.

  44. ken says:

    scripture is an assumption of how things came to pass we all know when you assume you make an ass of u and me . he he he

  45. Rick Hawksley says:

    My problem is that an unscientific spirit has overcome many in the church. While once Christians were leaders in science, now many who know better are undermining science at the expense of the very Creation we are commanded to care for. I hear Christians denying climate change is real, claiming the earth is 6,000 years old and ignoring the lies of a very unChristian president. It makes a mockery of our faith. “But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.”
    ‭‭James‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬. Many Christians these days have closed their minds to basic reason, their wisdom isn’t from above st all.

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