Bulletin Article -- Sunday, August 15, 2021
Every branch of science proves God created the universe. Science by definition is "knowledge." There are many branches of science. It doesn't matter which branch we examine (logic, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geography, geology, archaeology, meteorology, oceanography, botany, zoology, paleontology, zoology, pathology, etc.), they all will point in the direction of the Creator.
Archaeology has been an invaluable tool in understanding the biblical account of history. Archaeology is in the news once again, adding validity to an event recorded by the prophets, Amos and Zechariah.
Around 740 B.C., the prophet Amos recorded, "The words of Amos, who was among the sheepbreeders of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake" (1:1).
With references to the prophet Zechariah in Ezra and Nehemiah, and his work with another prophet, Haggai, we can pinpoint his writings in the fall of 520 B.C. Zechariah said, "Then you shall flee through My mountain valley, For the mountain valley shall reach to Azal. Yes, you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake In the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Thus the Lord my God will come, And all the saints with You" (14:5).
Even though this earthquake was uncovered in other parts of Israel, it was only two weeks ago archaeologists found significant evidence of the quake in the city of Jerusalem itself. Authorities said the earthquake "was probably one of the strongest and most damaging earthquakes in ancient times." It was one for the books since Zechariah said the people of Judah were still talking about it 200 years after the event.
Amos wrote as if everyone would know what earthquake he was talking about without further explanation; "...in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake" (emphasis added).
There are no contradictions between the Bible and any of the sciences. As long as scientists stay true to the laws of science, and do not deviate from them, whatever they discover will only enhance our knowledge of the universe and its connection with the Creator and the Book He gave us.
“By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deep in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast” (Psalm 33:6–9). —Chris