- Publisher: William B. Eerdmans (1973)
- ISBN-10: 0802815545
- ISBN-13: 978-0802815545
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,763,263 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Harmony of Science and Scripture Paperback – 1973
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This book was first written in 1936 (and was republished in 1973). Rimmer wrote in the Foreword, "The matter contained in this volume of apologetics has been delivered in lecture form before hundreds of audiences and student groups, totalling many thousands of auditors... The author has revised this material and has put it in this permanent form, that it might be available to libraries and schools that require this type of apologetics."
Here are some additional quotations from the book:
"We would unhesitatingly state that when men of science agree unanimously upon any correlated body of facts and do not change their conclusions or agreements concerning these facts for several thousand years, we will then be willing, if necessary, to discard the Bible and accept their conclusions instead!" (Pg. 13)
"How did Job know (Job 38:7) that at the dawn of creation the morning stars sang together... At one time it was futilely attempted to evade this question by suggesting that this was poetic imagination on the part of Job... (but) through the marvels of modern physics we have learned many things about the tonal value of light." (Pg. 127)
"At any rate it may easily be seen that a man would have no difficulty remaining alive for three days and three nights in an air chamber as extensive as (a whale's), containing 686 cubic feet of space." (Pg. 183)
"Parallel accounts in the records of other nations also prove that this account (i.e., Joshua making the sun stand still) is not a myth..." (Pg. 269)
Here is a list of the chapter titles: Modern Science & the First Fundamental, The Harmony of Science & the Scriptures, Ancient Wisdom, or Revelation?, Modern Science in an Ancient Book, Modern Science: Jonah & the Whale, Modern Science & the Ark of Noah, Modern Science & the Deluge, & Modern Science & the Long Day of Joshua.
(It give you goose bumps to read how modern day "non-believer" astronomers & scientists have discovered thru looking at the night skies that there is a day (plus a few hours) "MISSING" from the stars, & planets, & constellations in space, and how the Holy Bible explains what happened to it!)
Science answers what and how, while Religion answers who and why. As long as each discipline stays in it's realm everything's good. But a true believer in God CAN also be a scientist, or science teacher, just as a scientist CAN learn to believe in a Creator/ God. PLEASE READ THIS BOOK! IT'LL GIVE YOU GOOSE BUMPS! This should ALWAYS stay in print! I'd rate this book as 7 stars, if they went that far up, for perfection, but it only goes to 5 stars. So I give it 5 stars, for the best!