(The idea that the earth is not spinning, but that the solar system is revolving around the earth, as established by God from the beginning.)
In Genesis 1:1 we read: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” It was the Spirit of God that has been moving ever since that day, not the earth. In fact, the Bible speaks consistently that God is always the one moving to redeem the whole world, but the world is not, by its own merits, “seeking after God” (Rom. 3:11).
In Genesis 1:14 we read: “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth.”
Notice here the sun, moon and heavenly bodies were created for the earth, not the earth for them!
1 Chron. 16 :30 “Fear before Him all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.”
Psalm 93:1-2 “The Lord reigneth, He is clothed in majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith He hath girded Himself: the world also is established, that it cannot be moved. Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.”
The Bible is so emphatic that the sun moves around the earth, (and not the earth around the sun), that Joshua 10:12-14 states that the sun was stopped for the space of about a whole day! (See Hab. 3:11) This is confirmed by anthropologists’ and archeologists’ study of ancient people groups’ myths and legends on every continent that acknowledge their observation of the sky. If the sun merely APPEARS to move and God instead stopped the revolving of the earth so that the sun merely appeared to stand still, THE OCEANS OF THE WORLD WOULD HAVE KEPT MOVING AND COMPLETELY OVER WASHED THE PLANET CLEAN.
On another occasion, King Hezekiah (Isaiah 38:8) was given a sign of God’s promise by God moving the sun BACKWARDS the equivalent of 40 minutes! [This is also confirmed by ancient reports on every continent of correspondent day and night sky movements].
Zech. 1:11 “And they answered the Angel of the Lord that stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth, and behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest.”
Jesus’ glorious resurrection was promised in Malachi 4:2 where God promised: “But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings;” If the sun is not moving, then neither did Jesus arise from the dead, and you are “of all men most miserable” (1 Cor. 15:19).
The origin of Heliocentrism, (the idea of the earth spinning and traveling around the Sun) was Satan in the Garden of Eden placing doubt in her mind by asking Eve “Yea, hath God said?”
Heliocentrism usurps geocentricity, just as evolution usurps the biblical creation by claiming its data as its own.
The debate was, and still is, over the Bible. The Bible says that the earth does not move, but secularists, “Christian Education” and “Christian Science” espousing a theistic evolution, says it does. In the last century, when Christians were defending the Bible against the then, newly- emergent Darwinianism, they frequently were required to also answer for geocentricity; for even the heathen saw the geocentric character of the Bible that Christians, even then, choose to ignore.
One of the most articulate and succinct opponents of the Bible in those days was Augustus De Morgan. De Morgan recognized geocentricity as the Christian communities’ Achille’s heel. In his BUDGET OF PARADOXE, he simply asked how Christians could claim the Bible to be inerrant when the Bible taught geocentricity and they did not! He wrote: “The question of the earth’s motion was the single point in which orthodoxy came into real contact with science. Many students of physics were suspected of magic, many of atheism: but stupid as the mistake may have been, it was bona fide,(in or with good faith), the magic or the atheism, not the physics, which was assailed. In the astronomical case, it was the very doctrine, as doctrine, independently of consequences, which was the corpus delicti (the body of the offense): and this because it contradicted the Bible. And so it did; for the stability of the earth is as clearly assumed from one end of the Old Testament to the other, the solidity of iron. Those who take the Bible to be totidem verbis (dictated by the Truth of God) can refuse to believe it; and they make strange reasons. They [religious relativists] undertake, a priori, (make it their first priority) to settle Divine intentions. [Religious relativists, i.e. neo-evangelicals say] The Holy Spirit did not mean to teach natural philosophy: this they know before hand; or else they infer it from finding out [the humanist teaching] that the earth does move, and the Bible says it does not. Of course, ignorance apart, [if one really is a true Biblicist] every word is truth, or the writer did not mean truth, [what late Dr. Francis Schaffer called “true truth!”] But this puts the whole book on its trial: for we can never find out what the writer meant, unless we otherwise find out what is true. Those who like may, of course, declare for an inspiration over which they [religious relativists] are to be viceroys; but common sense will either accept the verbal meaning or deny verbal inspiration [of the Bible].”
Modern man credits Copernicus as the champion who changed the world to think that the earth is spinning in orbit around the sun. Copernicanism is the cornerstone of humanism.
Copernicanism, in its day, was a greater denial of the Bible than was Darwinism 300 years later.
(Copernicus’ system was not strictly heliocentric, meaning the sun the very center of the universe, but was heliostatic, the center of the universe somewhere else in space, still the favorite position of the twenty -first century).
There was no distinguishing data in Copernicus’ time, and there is no distinguishing data in our time. That which distinguishes is the Bible, and the Bible distinguishes for geocentricity.
Copernicus’ greatest and most appealing argument was (and still is) the argument of authority by education. “Bow the knee” to education and parrot the cosmological principal of centrism.
Copernicus, in his writings, like present day correctors of the KJV 1611, claims he is right because he is so smart that he must be right!
Copernicus taught “a smaller body revolves around a larger one, so ought the earth to revolve around the sun.” This argument is still used against geocentricity. These “Jannes and Jambres” (2 Tim. 3:8) may be refuted from Paul’s words: “That in the last days” shall come “highminded” men “denying the power thereof” who “resist the truth.” Paul ends that chapter (2 Tim. 3) by admonishing Timothy and all to believe scripture, not men. If God “set” the large sun (Gen. 1:17) in motion around a smaller earth, and all the stars of heaven, then who is to say God did not?
Heliocentricism is a matter of faith and preference. Geocentricity and Copernicanism is not a scientific debate; it is a religious debate. It was and still is a matter of religion.
The Bible is vilified and scorned as a pre-scientific ridiculous collection of spurious myths. We must surely be at the end of the age. For today, God’s own people [Christendom and Creation Research Scientists and Societies, “Christian Schools and Universities,” etc.] espouse heliocentrism, scorn geocentricity, and promote perverted imitations of the Bible, instead of the inspired and preserved KJB of 1611.
Geocentricity is correct because the Bible teaches it, and it is correct because, by God’s goodness, theory and observations support it. We are told the sun just appears to be moving, but in actuality the sun is stationary in space at the center of our solar system. The public school (fool) system tells us the sun appears to move because the earth is spinning from West to East, thus causing the sun to only appear to travel East to West. However, if this were true, inertia would cause the clouds by necessity to move from East to West also. The clouds and vapors from the ground would be losing particles to the air like smoke trailing from the exhaust of a jet airplane. Smoke never precedes an airplane, so how can the trailing clouds of the earth supercede the speed of the ground beneath it? But the clouds do not move so. In fact, the clouds here in Michigan, move primarily just the opposite of the earth’s West to East movement! How can the earth be spinning one way and the clouds travel the opposite direction from which the earth is suppose to spin?! Occasionally, we even get a “Nor-Easter” wind, because the earth is not spinning!
It is also interesting to note that the moon does not spin in space. From earth no one has ever looked up and saw the backside of the moon. Why isn’t the moon also spinning on its axis, especially if it evolved from the earth in the cosmic evolution of the big bang? So, once again, we see that the earth also could quite easily not be spinning as supposed.
Either the earth is moving with respect to the stars or the stars are moving with respect to the earth. This realization occasionally forces scientists (especially astronomers and physicists) to admit that there is no observation requiring the earth to move. It is a hoary specter to science today, that the earth may be very, very special. This thought, though it fits the data, is not permitted in the state-financed Cathedrals of Academia.
- “If the Lord be God follow Him. If Baal, then follow Him” 1 Kings 18:21
- “Ye can not serve God and mammon.” Matt. 6:24
- Jesus said, “If ye love me keep my commandments” John 14:15
- “If they speak not according to this word it is because there is no light in them.” Isaiah 8:20
Someone says, “So what’s the big deal? God says the sun and stars move, evolutionists say the earth moves. It’s all a matter of perspective. Everything is relative, there are no absolutes.” Are you absolutely sure? No, my friend, the God of the Bible is an absolute personal God, and He has spoken absolutely, in the King James 1611 Bible!
What will you do with Jesus, which is called the Christ?