"Science Proves the Bible True (3):
Do you send the lightning bolts on their way? Do they report to you, ‘Here we are’? (Job 38:35)
The Bible predicted modern telecommunications. Does that sound incredible to you? If so, consider the opening Scripture. Fifteen hundred years before Christ, in the book of Job, God said light could be sent, and manifest itself in speech. And along those same lines, did you know that all electromagnetic radiation - from radio waves to X-rays - travels at the speed of light (about 186,000 miles per second)? That’s what gives us instant wireless communication with someone on the other side of the world! The fact that light can be sent and translated into speech wasn’t discovered by science until 1864 (3,300 years later) when British scientist James Clerk Maxwell suggested that electricity and light waves were two forms of the same thing (see Modern Century Illustrated Encyclopedia).
Samuel Morse, who invented the first telegraph and forever changed the world of communication, was a Bible-believing Christian. A few years before he died, he said: “The nearer I approach the end of my pilgrimage, the clearer is the evidence of the divine origin of the Bible. The grandeur and sublimity of God’s remedy for fallen man are more appreciated, and the future is illuminated with hope and joy.”
In life you will meet “doubting Thomases”, and God loves them as well. In fact, Jesus made a special appearance after His resurrection just to resolve Thomas’s doubts! And He still does that today! So, get acquainted with your Bible, then let every sincere, questioning heart know that science proves the Bible true.
Read Job 38 (entire chapter)
The Lord Speaks - (1) Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said: (2) “Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge? (3) Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. (4) “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. (5) Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? (6) On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone – (7) while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy? (8) “Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb, (9) when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness, (10) when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place, (11) when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt’? (12) “Have you ever given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn its place, (13) that it might take the earth by the edges and shake the wicked out of it? (14) The earth takes shape like clay under a seal; its features stand out like those of a garment. (15) The wicked are denied their light, and their upraised arm is broken. (16) “Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep? (17) Have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness? (18) Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth? Tell me, if you know all this. (19) “What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside? (20) Can you take them to their places? Do you know the paths to their dwellings? (21) Surely you know, for you were already born! You have lived so many years! (22) “Have you entered the storehouses of the snow or seen the storehouses of the hail, (23) which I reserve for times of trouble, for days of war and battle? (24) What is the way to the place where the lightning is dispersed, or the place where the east winds are scattered over the earth? (25) Who cuts a channel for the torrents of rain, and a path for the thunderstorm, (26) to water a land where no one lives, an uninhabited desert, (27) to satisfy a desolate wasteland and make it sprout with grass? (28) Does the rain have a father? Who fathers the drops of dew? (29) From whose womb comes the ice? Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens (30) when the waters become hard as stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen? (31) “Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades? Can you loosen Orion’s belt? (32) Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons or lead out the Bear with its cubs? (33) Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you set up God’s dominion over the earth? (34) “Can you raise your voice to the clouds and cover yourself with a flood of water? (35) Do you send the lightning bolts on their way? Do they report to you, ‘Here we are’? (36) Who gives the ibis wisdom or gives the rooster understanding? (37) Who has the wisdom to count the clouds? Who can tip over the water jars of the heavens (38) when the dust becomes hard and the clods of earth stick together? (39) “Do you hunt the prey for the lioness and satisfy the hunger of the lions (40) when they crouch in their dens or lie in wait in a thicket? (41) Who provides food for the raven when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?