Many YECs (Young Earth Creationists) take he Bible to be the ultimate science book, as in they use the Bible as a science book, which is where they get a lot of their main science beliefs. for example, they believe the Earth & Universe are roughly 6,000-10,000 years old based on the LITERAL reading of the Bible, using just the English language (generally. Some also use the Hebrew language, but we’ll talk about that later). This is where they really miss stuff. YECs, in my opinion, miss the point of the Bible. It isn’t meant to be a science book at all! it’s meant to show the history/relationship between God and Man, and it also is the Book of Salvation, as Old Earth Creationists like to call it. As an OEC, Old Earth Creationist, I believe God has given 2 revelations:
- The Book of Salvation – or the Holy Bible, which should be used as a model and a manual for how we should live our life in Jesus Christ.
- The “book” of Nature – basically Nature. This is what Modern Science/Scientists ARE STUDYING! They look at the results and base their interpretations on those act. (Honestly, athiest scientists are biased sometimes by leaving God out of the interpretation, and they make mistakes too… we are all human, nobody is perfect)
Ever recall that time David wrote a psalm about praising God for red blood cells, or the moon to keep the earth’s tides from going awol? I don’t! even Jesus didn’t reveal much science knowledge when He was here on Earth! In the Bible times, God used what they know to teach them. Like “days”, in Genesis. They didn’t understand billions of years, they may have understood a very long period of time, but not to the extent we do today. The modern calendar wasn’t perfected till after Jesus, and before that it was a bit different so every thing was changed. so they couldn’t have had years like we do. secondly, Jesus said the mustard seed is the smallest seed.
- Mark 4:31 “It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth”
This indicates Jesus was using Knowledge of that time to explain things. The smallest seeds are produced by certain orchids, if i recall correctly. so the Bible does not seem to be the most scientifically accurate. It does, however, give science stuff; like when it says “the Earth hangeth upon nothing” or something like that…that’s true!
So, the Bible isn’t the Science book some Christians make it out to be. It does indeed provide some answers, but as a general Science book…not really. Besides, if it was, it would be 10x or more the size it is now! With all the discoveries up till now and the future too! that would be a huge book! Another point i’d like to point out and this may just be my opinion, but if you look at ancient civilizations like the ancient egyptians, ancient Israelites, etc; they aren’t really science centered or anything like that, yes there was some probably, but generally, people were more concerned about religion and gods/goddessses. So, God probably didn’t use science to bring people to Christ as much as He does today. Unlike today where many people WANT or NEED scientific proof of God, which is what Old Earth Creationism aims to do, is use science and the Bible to show they are compatible and aren’t at war with each other! I just think God gave us science to discover His glorious creation and how beautiful it is, especially space, my goodness the Nebulas are absolutely beautiful, better looking than I am XD. Anyways, I hope this has helped you all, have great day or night or week or weekend…oh you get the point 😀