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The argument that keeps coming up between me and some friends is That if the bible is scientifically accurate then why did It say that the sun revolved around the earth, instead of the earth revolving around the sun. In the scriptures it says God held the sun still, which would be that the sun would stop rotating in its spot, but the story tells how the sun didn't move from the sky, implying that the Earth was the one that was held still instead of the Sun. The effect either way its said was that the sun stayed up more hours than normal. But why does the Bible say that the sun held still as apposed to the earth?
- Dr. John Nay
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Years ago I was given some information on Geocentricity and asked my opinion. Geocentricity (Earth center of Universe) was a generally accepted view before the time of Nicolaus Copernicus, who put forth the idea of Heliocentrism, i.e. the Sun being the center of the Universe. The bottom line for today is that astronomers do not know the point that is the center of the Universe, as the Universe is in a continual state of flux.
As has happened with many issues in my life, I found this far more complex than it appeared on the surface. Keep in mind that all matter is in continual motion, which includes celestial bodies. Also keep in mind that science has not yet found a point in the Universe of non-motion from which to work relative (pun?) to the movement of matter. I did refute Geocentricity in my mind, as the Scriptures used in support of this idea (in my opinion) were misapplied.
The idea of Geocentricity has resurfaced in recent times. One of the most comprehensive works is by Dr. Boluw: Geocentricity, Gerardus D. Bouw. Ph.D., Association for Biblical Astronomy, Cleaveland, 1992. It's an interesting read.
Here are a couple of terse and pithy (don't you just love these words) articles on Joshua's Loooooong Day:
http://www.answersingenesis.org/creatio ... ongday.asp