That’s a question someone asked me a while ago and I created an apologia around it. Wanted to share it with you guys, maybe you can use, too. Also glad to hear your thoughts, critiques and ideas on it.
So the question is why god hasn’t used any kind of clear scientific language to proof the Bible is his word, like the mention of atoms, gravity etc. This would eradicate any doubt if this book is from god or not.
Here is my answer.
Since god is a highly relational being, he always meets people where they are at, instead of confronting them with things that are too far beyond their capacity. These people had no concept of atoms and it would probably alienate god from the people if he started talking about it. It would also have no impact on the lives of these people at all. They could not use that knowledge for anything. Today we can put it into use, back then it would have been a useless idea and people would ask themselves what this is all about.
If you compare it to a father and his little child, you start off simple and as the child gets older, you move to the complex. Like in maths, for example. You don’t see children coming to first grade to solve differential equations, rather you increase the complexity step by step as they proceed through school.
Yet, I consider this a legitimate question and you would expect to find scientific proof in the Bible. HOWEVER, the Bible is not written for people in our timeframe only. It is written for the first humans as well as the last humans. That means that it has to be written in a way that both, first humans and technologically advanced humans, are able to read. This can only be achieved through figurative language: just the kind the bible happen to use. The goal is not to provide a scientifically accurate statement (as this would exclude first humans), but to show it to the technologically advanced humans and hear them say: Wow, I guess you could say it that way.
Here is an example:
A German secular cosmology website says about the big bang: "Concerning the condition of the universe after the big bang: "There are no atoms or atomic nucleuses, yet. Everything is electromagnetic radiation, which means the Bible is not necessarily wrong when it says “Let there be light”.
Another example would be the creation account of the earth in its different steps that fit the scientific evidence perfectly. Dr. Hugh Ross has a Youtube video on that, which you should check out if you want to dive into it. Defenitely worth it.
Appreciate your thoughts on it.