• Since the book of nature and the book of revelation bear the impress of the same master mind, they cannot but speak in harmony. By different methods, and in different languages, they witness to the same great truths. Science is ever discovering new wonders; but she brings from her research nothing that, rightly understood, conflicts with divine revelation. The book of nature and the written word shed light upon each other. They make us acquainted with God by teaching us something of the laws through which He works. 

Inferences erroneously drawn from facts observed in nature have, however, led to supposed conflict between science and revelation; and in the effort to restore harmony, interpretations of Scripture have been adopted that undermine and destroy the force of the word of God. Geology has been thought to contradict the literal interpretation of the Mosaic record of the creation. Millions of years, it is claimed, were required for the evolution of the earth from chaos; and in order to accommodate the Bible to this supposed revelation of science, the days of creation are assumed to have been vast, indefinite periods, covering thousands or even millions of years. 

Such a conclusion is wholly uncalled for. The Bible record is in harmony with itself and with the teaching of nature. Of the first day employed in the work of creation is given the record, “The evening and the morning were the first day.” Genesis 1:5. And the same in substance is said of each of the first six days of creation week. Each of these periods Inspiration declares to have been a day consisting of evening and morning, like every other day since that time. In regard to the work of creation itself the divine testimony is, “He spake, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.” Psalm 33:9. With Him who could thus call into existence unnumbered worlds, how long a time would be required for the evolution of the earth from chaos? In order to account for His works, must we do violence to His word? 

It is true that remains found in the earth testify to the existence of men, animals, and plants much larger than any now known. These are regarded as proving the existence of vegetable and animal life prior to the time of the Mosaic record. But concerning these things Bible history furnishes ample explanation. Before the Flood the development of vegetable and animal life was immeasurably superior to that which has since been known. At the Flood the surface of the earth was broken up, marked changes took place, and in the re-formation of the earth's crust were preserved many evidences of the life previously existing. The vast forests buried in the earth at the time of the Flood, and since changed to coal, form the extensive coal fields, and yield the supplies of oil that minister to our comfort and convenience today. These things, as they are brought to light, are so many witnesses mutely testifying to the truth of the word of God.
  • But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. 
Isaiah 64:8
  • Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. 
Luke 10:2
  • Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 
1 Corinthians 10:31
  • The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him. 
Exodus 15:2
  • Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. 
Proverbs 16:3
  • Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 
Philippians 4:11
  • Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. 
Zechariah 4:6
  • Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. 
James 5:8
  • Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. 
Revelation 2:10
  • I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. 
Psalms 18:3
  • For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. 
Isaiah 65:17
  • And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 
Colossians 3:23
  • A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 
Ezekiel 36:26
  • Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. 
Psalms 55:17
  • Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. 
Psalms 46:10
  • Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 
Psalms 37:4
  • But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. 
Isaiah 40:31
  • And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. 
Genesis 2:3
  • The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. 
Psalms 34:15
  • My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;  Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 
James 1:2-3
  • In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 
1 Thessalonians 5:18
  • Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. 
Psalms 23:6
  • Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 
2 Corinthians 5:17
  • For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. 
Romans 15:4
  • Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. 
Hebrews 4:16
  • Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 
Colossians 3:16
  • Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. 
Jeremiah 6:16
  • O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever. 
Psalms 136:26
  • For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light. 
Psalms 36:9
  • When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. 
Proverbs 3:24
  • A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter. 
Proverbs 11:13
  • Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God. 
Psalms 50:23
  • But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. 
Luke 6:35
  • The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 
2 Peter 3:9
  • Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 
Luke 12:32
  • He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. 
Proverbs 19:17
  • Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 
Matthew 11:28
  • Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. 
Psalms 31:24
  • If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.  But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 
James 1:5-6
  • The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.  Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. 
Psalms 37:23-24
  • Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 
Matthew 11:28
  • But godliness with contentment is great gain. 
1 Timothy 6:6
  • And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 
2 Corinthians 12:9
  • Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 
Ephesians 6:16
  • The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. 
Psalms 34:7
  • For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
  • Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 
Psalms 107:8
  • But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;  That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 
Matthew 5:44-45
  • O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. 
1 Chronicles 16:34
  • Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; 
Ecclesiastes 12:1
  • The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. 
Proverbs 18:10
  • Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD. 
Psalms 138:5
  • But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 
Galatians 5:22-23
  • But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 
Isaiah 53:5
  • I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. 
John 14:18
  • And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD. 
Psalms 27:6
  • Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 
Philippians 4:6-7
  • For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 
Hebrews 4:12
  • Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. 
Matthew 7:13-14
  • For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 
Romans 8:18
  • Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. 
Proverbs 4:23
  • And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; 
2 Samuel 22:2
  • For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee. 
Isaiah 54:10
  • Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 
Proverbs 3:5-6
  • Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;  That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. 
Ephesians 6:2-3
  • And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. 
Psalms 9:10
  • The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. 
Zephaniah 3:17
  • And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 
John 8:32
  • Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.  And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. 
Psalms 37:5-6