Skeptics of the Bible’s validity should be interested to note how it was involved in the history of ocean navigation. Thousands of years before scientists knew anything about ocean currents, a scripture was penned in the Psalms which stated, “… whatsoever passes through the paths of the seas” (Psalm 8:8).
Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873), known today as “the father of navigation,” made the discovery in 1860 that the ocean was a circulating system. He recorded in his journals that he first came upon this theory while reading the scriptures. He went on to draw accurate maps of ocean currents which are still used today.
Taking into account that the Bible is a historically, geographically, and scientifically accurate book – as opposed to some storybook – should lead every rational thinker to make an intelligent decision about the message that the book conveys.