To suppose the Bible cannot be used as part of scientific literature is a great error. Nor is it correct to suppose that people we now call great scientists didn’t get inspired to search out something because of what they read in the Bible. The foundation of many sciences begins with the understanding that there is order in the universe.
Scientific explorations of outer space had a foundation in the knowledge of Bible statements regarding the sun, moon and stars. Even astrology and astronomy and astrophysics, archaeology and its various fields, and others are some of the sciences that were inspired by people who believed what they read in the Bible. Those interested in science and proving the Bible have an abundance of facts and data supporting the various aspects of God’s creation; and these lead to other understanding valuable in research. One example is Hugh Ross an astrophysicist of ReasonsToBelieve.org.
If science embraced the Bible as scientific literature, we would have greater knowledge of the laws of this earth. We are limited by what we believe. The Bible records Jesus and angels have gone into heaven without a spacesuit or spaceship. He healed the sick instantaneously and raised the dead. He restored sight and hearing; the lame walked and the dumb spoke. What kind of science was he telling us we have? “Be it unto you according to your faith.” This science is far superior to what we limit ourselves to.
What information were the ancients willing to accept that allowed them to build pyramids and Stonehenge and bridges that are a wonder to various sciences in our generation?
They must have remembered that God had man do mighty things like part the Red Sea and the Jordan River so people could walk across on dry ground. They might have remembered that time turned back on a sundial and the earth was not destroyed. Perhaps they remembered the plagues God sent on Pharaoh but kept His people and their cattle safe.
We should be willing to acknowledge that the Bible can be scientific literature. In Hebrew 11:3 God says, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” If people would believe every word of God, we would figure out things that would make us look like great scientists in the eyes of present day scientists.
We shouldn’t become awed by the word scientist; it is a relatively new word, being penned in 1833 by William Whewell. It wasn’t well accepted until the turn of the nineteenth century. Scientists are also just people who do a systematic study to acquire knowledge or who uses practices and traditions associated with schools of thought or philosophy. According to this Wikipedia definition, the Bible can be a scientific literature.
Those who rely on previous scientists instead of the Bible don’t come to understand science or the Bible. People expect that Adam and Eve could not have populated the earth because inbreeding would create disorders in the offspring. God blesses what He commands; and He commanded them to go forth and multiply. It wasn’t until well after the flood that God commanded not to marry near relatives. Once He commanded it, then it was the law that would manifest itself in truth.
The Bible is a magnificent book, worthy to be studied in depth for medical, heavenly, spiritual and natural laws and wisdom. Psalms 119:97-101 says, “O how love I Thy law! It is my meditation all the day. Thou through Thy commandments have made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers: for Thy testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep Thy precepts.” Surely, the Bible can be used as scientific literature.