Isaiah 40:22 says, “God sits above the circle of the earth. The people below seem like grasshoppers to him! He spreads out the heavens like a curtain and makes his tent from them.” Scientists once thought the earth was flat. Had they read the great prophet Isaiah, they would have learned much earlier about the “circle of the earth.” In fact, they could have formed a progressive “Round Earth Society” based on the Bible’s teachings.
Jeremiah 33:22 says, “And as the stars of the sky cannot be counted and the sand on the seashore cannot be measured, so I will multiply the descendants of my servant David and the Levites who minister before me.” The scientists believed there were only 1100 stars long after Jeremiah knew there were a closer to a billion.
I suspect that many of those who see me as a backwards (or back woods) fundamentalist will be shocked to read the passages in this short column. That’s because, until now, most of them have been too narrow-minded to take the time to read the Bible.
As I close in on my eighth reading of the Bible I am now well aware that it is hardly an impediment to rational thought and human progress. Instead, it has served as a God-inspired miracle allowing men to boldly go where no scientist had gone before.