Christian Worldview Paper
The Old Testament of the Holy Bible gives many examples which provide modern man with guidelines for the use of scientific method. Millam (2008) explains that there is an underlying order in nature demonstrated by the patterns and regularities of God’s creations. These regularities can be seen in the forces of nature and are stable throughout space and time (Millam, 2008). The original classification of species, use of precise measurement, and even the first account of scientific research, are all included in the Old Testament of the Holy Scriptures. God gives scientists some clear frames of reference for seeking knowledge and truth in science.
Scientific Method in the Old Testament
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In Daniel 1:3, King Nebuchadnezzar ordered his chief official, Ashpenaz, “…to bring into the king’s service some of the Israelites from the royal family and the nobility” (NIV). Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah were brought to be trained for three years and enter into Nebuchadnezzar’s service. “The king assigned them a daily amount of food and wine from the king’s table” (Daniel 1:5, NIV). However, Daniel did not want to defile himself with the king’s food and wine, so he asked Ashpenaz for permission not to partake of the king’s “dainties”. Ashpenaz asked Daniel, “Why should he (the king) see you looking worse than the other young men your age?” (Daniel 1:10, NIV).
There was a guard whom Ashpenaz had appointed to oversee Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. Daniel implored of the guard, “Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.” (Daniel 1:12-13,