Physics and Bible
are Similar
I. The Book God wrote will not contradict the
world God made, the limitations are in the
human ability to comprehend both.

I.  What is the Scientific Method?

{Courtesy of Wikipedia, a chart and a definition at https://en.
wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_method}














"The scientific method is an ongoing process, which usually
begins with observations about the natural world. Human
beings are naturally inquisitive, so they often come up with
questions about things they see or hear and often develop
ideas (hypotheses) about why things are the way they are. The
best hypotheses lead to predictions that can be tested in
various ways, including making further observations about
nature. In general, the strongest tests of hypotheses come from
carefully controlled and replicated experiments that gather
empirical data. Depending on how well the tests match the
predictions, the original hypothesis may require refinement,
alteration, expansion or even rejection. If a particular
hypothesis becomes very well supported a general theory may
be developed."

In the practical applications of Physics in
Engineering, today the scientific or engineering
method is a comparison of the predicted based
on mathematical equations against the testing
with data analysis.

II.  What are the rules of Understanding Bible,
finding the truth in the Bible, called
hermeneutics.

{Bernard Ramm and his famous books on hermeneutics are
used as the standard, and these rules are summarized online by
Calvary Chapel at http://www.calvarysbd.com/pdf/herm02.pdf.}

1.  Work from the fundamental postulate that
God exists, out of love desires to communicate
with His creatures, and the Bible is authoritative.  
{Here, there is an overlap with apologetics and
evidences.}
2.  The Bible interprets itself; Scripture best
explains Scripture.
{Let the Bible be its own commentary and the Bible’s
obscure passages are to be
interpreted in light of clear passages.}
3.   "Saving faith and the Holy Spirit are
necessary for us to
understand and properly interpret the
Scriptures."
4.   " Interpret personal experience in light of
Scripture and not Scripture
in light of personal experience."
5.  The Bible is a guidebook for living and not an
intellectual treatise.
6.  The priesthood of believers and soul
competency is also a working hypothesis to be
tested and found valid.
7.  In all intellectual honesty the testing of
personal experience and authorities is the
working process.

III.  Similarities of the rules.

{We will use the order of the scientific method as the rules of
hermeneutics are applied simultaneously in order to be
effective.}

science                                                                    Bible

1.  Observations                                    confidence from influences

2.  analysis of problem                             God communicates          

3.  hypothesis to be tested                 saving faith and Holy Spirit

4.  testable predictions                          scripture with scripture

5.  gather test data                   test experience against Bible

6.  refine, alter, and modify                       more Bible, more helps

7.  theories like Newtons laws                         Bible doctrines