The logic for the evidence of Ancient Descriptions of Modern Scientific Discoveries is quite simple.

  1. In the last 500 years science has found truths about the history of our earth and universe that no human had known before this time.
  2. Genesis was written over 3000 years ago, thousands of years before science made these discoveries about our earth and universe.
  3. With an appropriate understanding of the Hebrew word yom and the point of view given in Genesis 1:2, the objective truths of science are in harmony with the Genesis accounts.
  4. The conclusion is straightforward – the description in Genesis chapter 1 must be from the Creator of the universe. Who else would have been able to correctly describe the sequence of events from billions of years ago?

Some Analogies May Be Helpful

To better grasp how profound this evidence is, it may be helpful to provide some analogies. 

For example, what would it be like if we found a disk on the far side of the moon and on this disk were some inscriptions that we could somehow decipher. And when we deciphered them then we read about the big bang and then a few highlights about the formation of the earth that turned out to be accurate. We would probably assume that the disc is from some alien civilization that had existed long before us and somehow were able to discover what our science has discovered in the last few hundred years. This would certainly affect our understanding of life in the universe and our place in it. What we have in the Bible is at least as profound as this. 

For another example, what would it be like if we discovered some ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs in an area of one of the pyramids that had not yet been explored. And in these hieroglyphs were accurate but brief descriptions of the big bang and a sequence of events that corresponded with the transformation of the earth over the last 4 billion years. It would have to make us wonder how the ancient Egyptians could have known this. Was their science that advanced to have already discovered these scientific truths? Or had one of their gods been truly supernatural and actually witnessed these events and then described them to the writer of these hieroglyphs? It would be perplexing at first, but there is no doubt that we would consider this a profound finding worthy of much more investigation and reflection. 

Sometimes the Bible May Be So Familiar in our Culture that We Can Miss Deep Truth

The analogies given above are described so that we might be able to see how profound this truth is concerning the Bible’s harmony with science. Historically, in many societies the Bible has been widely known and greatly respected. But in more recent times this has changed because of some widespread cultural assumptions about the Bible. People often assume that the Bible is not credible, especially when it comes to science. Or people may believe that science and the Bible are in conflict. 

And so, the story analogies given above might be more acceptable to many people than if we were to assert that the Bible has accurate descriptions about what happened billions of years ago. Some people may say, “The Bible? Really? I don’t believe it”. But finding scientific truths from an alien civilization or from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics may sound more plausible to many people. It may be that hearing so many things about the Bible so often has dulled our sensibilities to claims that are contrary to what we have already accepted. 

But the author of this website believes that if you take some moments to reflect on the evidence of Ancient Descriptions of Modern Scientific Discoveries, then you might be blessed with a deeper and more profound understanding about our Creator, our universe, and your life. It will be well worth your time.