Biblical Forecasts of Scientific Discoveries – By Dr. Hugh Ross, Astronomer, Canada

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Biblical Forecasts of Scientific Discoveries

By Dr. Hugh Ross, Astronomer

Canada

January 1, 1976

Source:

http://www.reasons.org

http://www.reasons.org/articles/biblical-forecasts-of-scientific-discoveries

REASONS TO BELIEVE

Not only is the Bible filled with the fundamentals of science, but it is as much as 3,000 years ahead of its time. The Bible’s statements in most cases directly contradicted the science of the day in which they were made. When modern scientific knowledge approaches reality, the divine accuracy of the scriptures is substantiated. For example:

Biblical Statement Science Then Science Now
Earth is a sphere (Is. 40:22). Earth’s a flat disk. Earth is a sphere
Number of stars exceeds a billion (Jer. 33:22). Number of stars totals 1,100 Number of stars exceeds a billion
Every star is different (1 Cor 15:41). All stars are the same. Every star is different.
Light is in motion (Job 38:19-20). Light is fixed in place. Light is in motion.
Air has weight (Job 28:25). Air is weightless. Air has weight.
Winds blow in cyclones (Eccl. 1:6). Winds blow straight. Winds blow in cyclones.
Blood is a source of life and healing (Lev. 17:11). Sick people must bled. Blood is a source of life and healing.

For centuries the conjectures of science also were at odds with Genesis 1 concerning the origin and development of Earth and of life on Earth. However, science has progressed beyond these conjectures and now agrees with Genesis 1 in the initial conditions of Earth, the description of subsequent events, and in the order of these events. The probability that Moses, writing more than 3,400 years ago, would have guessed all these details is less than one in trillions. Below is a partial list of other fundamentals of science explained in the Bible:

  • conservation of mass and energy (Eccl. 1:9; Eccl. 3:14-15).
  • water cycle (Eccl. 1:7; Is. 55:10).
  • gravity (Job 26:7; Job 38:31-33).
  • Pleiades and Orion as gravitationally bound star groups (Job 38:31). NOTE: All other star groups visible to the naked eye are unbound, with the possible exception of the Hyades.
  • effect of emotions on physical health (Prov. 16:24; Prov. 17:22).
  • control of contagious diseases (Lev. 13:4546).
  • importance of sanitation to health (Lev.; Num. 19: Deut. 23:12-13). control of cancer and heart disease (Lev. 7-19).

In the crucible of scientific investigation, the Bible has proven invariably to be correct. No other book, ancient or modem, can make this claim; but then, no other book has been written (through men) by God.

Copyright 1976, Reasons To Believe

Subjects: Creation Passages, General Apologetics , Two Books

Dr. Hugh Ross

Reasons to Believe emerged from my passion to research, develop, and proclaim the most powerful new reasons to believe in Christ as Creator, Lord, and Savior and to use those new reasons to reach people for Christ. Read more about Dr. Hugh Ross. 

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John 1:1-14 – Nene tsiniyought tsi Sʼhongwawenniyoh, oni tsi ongwe ok oni tsinihorighhonde ne Jesus Christue ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Mohawk Native American (USA & Canada)

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NATIVE AMERICANS MET ORTHODOXY

The Bible in Kanien’kéha – Mohawk

John 1:1-14

Nene tsiniyought tsi Sʼhongwawenniyoh, oni tsi ongwe ok oni tsinihorighhonde ne Jesus Christue

1Tsidyodaghsawen ne LogosLogos, tsinidewawennoten yaweght ayairon-owenna, oríwa. keaghne, etho Yehovahne yekayendaghkwe ne Logos, ok oni Logos ne naah ne Yehovah.Yehovah, ne Rawenniyoh. 2Ne ne Sagat tsidyodaghsawen enskatne Yehovahne yekayendaghkwe. 3Yorighwagwegon ne rodeweyenòkden, ok tsi nikon ne kaghson yagh oghnahhoten teyodon ne ne yagh raonha te hayàdare. 4Raonhage yewèdaghkwe ne adonhèta ok oni ne adonhèta naah ne raodighswatheta nʼongwe. 5Aghson tsidyokaras watyoghswathet ok yaghten yeyoyenda-on. 6Rayadatogen ne Yehovah ronha-on ne ne John ronwayatskwe. 7Ne wahhoni warawe tsi rodogense, ne ne aontahharighwatròri tsi watyoughswathet, ne ne aontyescnhak agwegon nʼongwe raonha raoriwa aonteyakeweghdaghkonhek. 8Yagh raonha te keaghne ne etho kaghswathetsera, ok ne ne rowanha-on nʼahaderightyatrory kaghswathetseroten. 9Ne naah ne togenske kaghsathetsera, ne ne watyakoghswatheta agwegon ne ongwe ne ne oghwhenjage yakoghwa eston. 10Oghwhenjage yéresgwe, yorighwagwegon ne naah rodeweyenòkden, ok nʼongwe yàghten howayenderhèon. 11Eghwarawe tsi Rawenniyoh, ok ne sʼhakowenniyoh yaghten honwarighwatsteristha. 12Ok tsinihadi rotiwarighwatsteristha, rononha sʼhakogwenyon tserawi nene enhonàdon ne Yehovah sʼhakoyea-ongonwa, ne ne rononha agwagh nè teyakaweghdaghkon ne raoghseanakon: 13Ok tsironwanadewedon yaghten né kanegwenghsage, yaghoni tsi yawèron nʼOwatoti, yaghoni tsi-ireghre nʼongwe, ok deaghnon ne Yehovah tsjnihenigonroten. 14Ok ne Logos owàron waondon ok oni tsi yakwenderon wahhanàdayen (ok ne wakwatkaghtho ne raogloria,Raogloria, ne raowesepghtsera tsini hakowànen ne Niyoh. ne ne gloria tsi niyought ne raonha-on ne rodewedon ne Ronihha) ranànon ne graciaGracia, ne kendénron, tsiniyought yaweght tsishongwariwawàse ne Niyoh. ok oni ne togensketsera.

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The Bible in Kanien’kéha – Mohawk

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Bible languages and translations

Le Seigneur distribue Sa grâce à ceux qui s’imposent les fatigues d’un pèlerinage – Saint Jean Maximovitch (+1966) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* French

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FRANCE OF MY HEART

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Saint Jean Maximovitch (+1966)

“Dans Sa bonté, le Seigneur distribue Sa grâce à ceux qui s’imposent les fatigues d’un pèlerinage: le pèlerinage ne rapproche pas Celui Qui est partout, mais les efforts des pèlerins rendent ceux-ci dignes de Sa manifestation, non par eux-mêmes mais parce qu’Il les accepte dans Sa miséricorde.”

Saint Jean (Maximovitch), Archevêque de Shangaï, Bruxelles et San Francisco.

Sara Hillis, Canada: My journey from witchcraft to Orthodoxy

http://conversionstoorthodoxy.wordpress.com

CONVERSIONS TO ORTHODOXY

My Journey From Witchcraft To Orthodoxy

Sara Hillis, Canada

“The Illumined Heart” podcasts from Ancient Faith Radio with host Kevin Allen, featuring Sara Hillis, a musician and English literature scholar who became a witch priestess before encountering Christ and finding the Orthodox Church! Sara is now a parishioner of All Saints of North America Orthodox Church in Hamilton, Ontario.

Part 1 (May 30, 2008) | Part 2 (June 6, 2008)

Source:

http://www.orthodoxtoronto.ca/journey

http://www.orthodoxtoronto.ca/journey

ORTHODOX TORONTO

Ο Άγιος Ιάκωβος Τσαλίκης της Εύβοιας (+1991), ο Άγιος Δαυΐδ της Εύβοιας (+1589) και η άθεη κοπέλλα από τον Καναδά

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FAITHBOOK – ORTHODOXY

Ο Άγιος Ιάκωβος Τσαλίκης της Εύβοιας (+1991),

ο Άγιος Δαυΐδ της Εύβοιας (+1589) και

η άθεη κοπέλλα από τον Καναδά

«Ἡ κοπέλλα ἀπ᾽ τόν Καναδᾶ, φυσικός μάλιστα, δέν ἦταν πιστή κοπέλλα, ἦταν μᾶλλον ἄθεη. Πῆγαν νά τόν δοῦν καί τούς λέει ὁ π. Ἰάκωβος Τσαλίκης (+1991):

“Τώρα φεύγω, πάω στό χωριό, δέν ξέρω ἄν θά γυρίσω γρήγορα. Εὔχομαι, ὅμως, ὁ Ἅγιος Δαυΐδ τῆς Εὔβοιας (+1589), πού εἶναι ἐδῶ στό μοναστήρι μας νά σᾶς πληροφορήση ὅτι ὄντως ὑπάρχουν ἅγιοι, ἡ χάρις τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος. Ὑπάρχει ὁ Θεός, ὁ ὁποῖος νικᾶ τῆς φύσεως τούς νόμους”.

Πῆγε, λοιπόν, ὁ π. Ἰάκωβος στό ντουλάπι, ἐκεῖ πού φυλᾶνε τά λείψανα τοῦ Ἁγίου Δαυΐδ τῆς Εὔβοιας πῆρε ἕνα κομμάτι ἀπ᾽ τά λείψανα, ἀπ᾽ τή λειψανοθήκη, ἔκλεισε τό ντουλάπι κι ἔφυγε. Ὅταν ξεκίνησε νά φύγη, τότε, τό θυμιατό πού ἦταν μέσα στό ντουλάπι κλειστό μέ γυαλιά γύρω-γύρω ἄρχισε νά κινεῖται μόνο του καί νά θυμιάζη μπροστά στά μάτια τῆς μοναχῆς, τῆς κοπέλλας ἀπ᾽ τόν Καναδᾶ καί τοῦ π. Ἰακώβου. Αὐτό ἐξακολούθησε περίπου μισή ὥρα. Τότε ὁ π. Ἰάκωβος, μέ πολλή φυσικότητα, εἶπε:

“Κοίταξε, Μαρία, αὐτό τό θυμίασμα γιά σένα εἶναι. Γιά νά πιστέψης ὅτι ὁ Ἅγιος Δαυΐδ μπορεῖ νά ἐνεργῆ καί ὑπεράνω τῶν νόμων τῆς φύσεως”».

Orthodox Christianity: Canada

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Orthodox Christianity: Canada

An interview with Orthodox writer Bev Cooke, Canada

http://protestantsmetorthodoxy.wordpress.com

PROTESTANTS MET ORTHODOXY

An interview with Orthodox writer Bev Cooke, Canada

by Tudor Petcu

Source:

http://journeytoorthodoxy.com

http://ourneytoorthodoxy.com/2016/07/an-interview-with-orthodox-writer-bev-cooke/

JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

Tudor Petcu is a Romanian writer, graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Romania. He has published a number of articles related to philosophy and theology in different cultural and academic journals. His work focuses on the evolution of Orthodox spirituality in Western societies as well and he is going to publish a book of interviews with Westerners converted to Orthodoxy. In this article, he interviews Bev Cooke, a Canadian writer who converted to Orthodoxy.

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TP: Given the fact that you are one of the most well-known orthodox thinkers and writers in the West, I think it would be very good if you could introduce yourself and present the way by which you have discovered the Orthodoxy. Why have you chosen the conversion to Orthodoxy and how do you understand the Orthodox spirituality as a way of living?

Bev Cooke: Thank you very much for those kind words, but I’m really not as famous or as wise as you say! There are a lot of people who are much wiser, and I learn from them every day!

I was born and raised in Toronto Ontario, Canada and was baptized into the Anglican church. My father, the son of a Protestant minister, was a tolerant and gentle atheist who actually taught me a lot about Christian behaviour – he was one of the gentlest, kindest, most accepting and loving men I’ve ever known. My mother left the Anglican church when I was about five (I don’t know why, she never told me). So I grew up in a very secular household, but was always conscious of God and of needing His love, His mercy and his presence in my life.

In my teens, I hung around with a group of Catholic kids, attended mass and the youth group, and almost converted until a kind and wise priest advised me first to explore my own faith, and then decide if I should be Catholic. So I did, and the plan to convert ended up being put on hold for over twenty years and I ended up Orthodox, not Catholic. I was, for a long time, happy and fulfilled in Continue reading “An interview with Orthodox writer Bev Cooke, Canada”