I would like to respond to Johnnie Poole's false remarks about those with "faith-based" religion ("Cartoon represented flat earth society, Aug. 23).
"Science" does adapt to new information and changes its text books every five to 10 years because new evidence does not always support their theory. The Bible has remained the same for some 3,000 years because it is truth, and truth does not change.
I might add,science does not change either; only the theories. The Bible does not teach that the earth is flat;Bible believers have always known that the earth was round because in the book of Isaiah, chapter 40, verse 22 it speaks of the "circle of the earth."
Many years ago, medical scientist believed different races had different blood. The Bible states in Acts 17: 26: "that God made of one blood all nations of men." At one time doctors drained blood from their patients, thinking it would help them;but the Bible says in Leviticus 17 11: "... the life of the flesh is in the blood."In Job 26: 7 the Bible speaks of gravity; the emptiness ofspace, and declares: "He hangeth the earth upon nothing."
I am 84 years old, and I can remember my science teacher talking in class one day about a man who believed all matter was made of atoms - and that she was beginning to believe he was right. In the Book of Hebrews 11: 3 God speaks of the atom: "so that the things that are seen were not made of things which do appear."
No, the Bible does not need to change or adapt in this changing world; it is theanchor we need in our lives.
Gilbert Ward, Evans