If you have been told that the case is closed when it comes to this subject, that it’s been proven the earth is not the center of the universe, then someone told you wrong. The case is not closed. Yes, it is generally accepted that the earth is not the center of the universe, that our place in it is random. But then, it is also generally accepted that the universe is about 14.5 billion years old, and that isn’t true.
In fact, today’s scientists are wrong about dozens of things. And if they have proved themselves liars and propagandists when it comes to evolution and the age of the earth, then why should I believe them about anything else? Why should I begin to side with the very community that openly mocks even the idea of God?
I am going to look at this today in the same way I did in my post Why I Don’t Believe Humans Have Been to the Moon. I’m going to dig into the Bible. I find that there is quite a lot of evidence there to support a Geocentric universe.
The Sun is Moving, Not Earth.
Consider this passage from the book of Joshua:
Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.
And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.
And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel.
(For anyone interested, it is found in Jasher 88:63-65.)
There is absolutely no way to interpret this other than that the sun and moon were moving and stopped. This verse is in the narrative. It doesn’t say something like “Joshua saw the sun standing still…” or something like that; it actually says that the sun stood still. No room for questions. Either you believe it, or you don’t.
The sun and moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of thine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear.
Again, what explanation can you give to reconcile this passage to the heliocentric worldview? The sun and moon stop? Did the earth stop too? Because if it did, imagine the chaos of the sudden jolt as a massive ball spinning at 1,039 mph at the equator suddenly quits in its rotation? And if it didn’t, then the synchronicity of the orbits of everything around the earth would be completely destroyed.
There are dozens of other verses I could bring up, but let’s move on. The Bible has many passages clearly stating that the earth does not move. Here are a couple of them.
[The LORD] laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
The word “foundations” in this verse is the Hebrew word mâkôn, meaning: a fixture, a basis, a dwelling place, a habitation. These things do not move. They are firm, stable. The word “laid”, yâsad, means: to set or found, to ordain, to establish to appoint. One gets the picture of constructing a building, finding a place for it and laying the foundation. One does not get the idea of a speck in the middle of mostly-vacant space.
Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.
The word “established” here is the word kûn, meaning: to be erect, to stand perpendicular, to be fixed or firm. That word “abideth”, ‛âmad, means to stand. So it is very clearly saying here that God fixed the earth and it stands. He did not boost it into an orbit in space. It is immovable. Either you believe it or you don’t.
Job 38:4-6 (The Almighty speaking:)
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
God made the heavens for the earth.
So what other things indicate to us that the earth is the center of the universe? Well, did you ever notice how the skies, or heavens, are compared to a “tent” or “curtain” that God has stretched out over the earth? Read these verses:
- Psalms 104:2
Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
- Isaiah 40:22
It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
Another thought is found in Genesis 1:14-17.
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:
And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
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.
And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
When God made all the heavenly lights, He made them for a very specific reason…to give light to the earth. The earth was the entire focus as He created all these things. He did not make the earth for the universe, He made the universe for the earth so to speak.
Which brings me to my final point….
God Made the Earth Before the Sun.
This is another huge reason to ask yourself if the earth could be the center of the universe. Come, let me reason with you: if God had made the earth to orbit around the sun, wouldn’t he have made the sun first?
Doesn’t it stand to reason that a builder make the foundation first? So why weren’t the sun, moon, or stars created until day four? Maybe because the earth was actually the center of the universe, and they were set by Him in the firmament to give light upon the earth. Everything revolves around earth. Because the earth was the most important part. Formed for man, to be inhabited, to be ruled by the creatures God made in His image.
The very simple and rational concept of building the foundation first offers a very convincing argument that the earth is, in fact, the center of the universe. Just like it seems to be.
So today I have argued from scripture that the earth is the middle, the center that everything else revolves around. These are the facts I have used to support my argument:
- The sun and moon move, not earth.
- God fixed the earth, erected it, that it should not be removed for ever.
- God stretches out the heaven like a “tent” for the earth to dwell in.
- God made the sun, moon, and stars to give light to the earth.
- God made the earth before the sun; he built it as the foundation, then “decorated” it by filling it with beautiful things and surrounding it with the lights in the sky.
So next time someone says that everything doesn’t revolve around you, you can just smile because, in a way, it kind of does ☺.
What are your thoughts? Do you believe the earth to be the center of the universe? If not, what is your reaction to the verses and ideas that I have presented? Let’s discuss it below!