The geocentric Earth-centered universe belief has been experiencing a revival recently among some within Christianity. This article will examine the geocentric model of the universe, the heliocentric model, the helical model, and Scripture-related verses used in justifying the geocentric model to determine if Scripture actually supports the theory that the Earth does not move and is located at the center of the universe.
The geocentric model of the universe is a description of the cosmos where Earth is at the orbital center of all the universe’s celestial bodies. The geocentric model was formed in earlier civilizations from ancient Greece and throughout Rome, and, in spite of scientific evidences against the geocentric model; it has been experiencing a revival of sorts among some in Christian circles.
There are two main foundational reasons for the belief in geocentrism:
1. From the perspective of an Earth-bound observer, the Earth does not appear to move. The stars, the Sun, and planets appear to revolve around the Earth each day, making the Earth appear to be the center of the universe.
2. There are Scripture verses that proclaim that the Earth does not move.
A problem with determining Earth’s place in the universe is that we are trying to do so while being bound upon Earth, with the limited understanding of the universe that we have. Geocentrists fail to understand, or ignore the fact, that from the perception of being on Earth, we are like fish in a fishbowl. If a fish inside of a fishbowl had a mind, it would view its fishbowl as the center of the universe. Everything else it observed: its outer surroundings beyond its glass bowl, people coming and going, etc., would be viewed as revolving around its fishbowl. The fish would observe that its fishbowl does not move. Even if you placed the fishbowl in a commercial airplane, traveling smoothly at 500 mph (800 kph), the fish would observe that its fishbowl is stable and does not move, even though it is in a plane traveling at high rate of speed. From the fish’s relative perspective, its fishbowl appears to be the center of the universe, it apparently is not moving, and everything in its observable universe seems to be revolving around it.
There is no verse in all of Scripture that proclaims that the earth is the center of the universe. Geocentrism is deduced based on the following Scripture verses. (NOTE: Both the KJV and NKJV translations are shown when there are some slight English word translation differences):
1 CHRONICLES 16:30 (KJV):
The world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.
1 CHRONICLES 16:30 (NKJV):
The world also is firmly established; it shall not be moved.
Surely the world is established, so that it cannot be moved.
The world also is firmly established; it shall not be moved.
PSALM 104:5 (KJV):
Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
PSALM 104:5 (NKJV):
You who laid the foundations of the earth, so that it should not be moved forever.
A literal translation is understood by geocentrists in believing that the Earth does not move and THUS the entire universe revolves around the Earth. This literal interpretation and scientific application of it to the Earth, the Sun, the Solar System, and the universe is erroneous.
The context of what is the spoken of in these verses pertains to the Earth’s stability. The oceans move, the wind blows, and the Earth itself moves (tectonic plates) and it moves during earthquakes. Scripture declares that the Earth moves:
Let the earth be moved!
The Earth moves, but is stable and does not move on its surface; is stable in orbit and does not move out of orbit.
A proper way to scientifically apply, interpret, and understand Scripture’s declaration that “the earth does not move” in regards to the universe is thus:
1 CHRONICLES 16:30 (KJV):
The world also shall be stable [IN ORBIT], that it be not moved [OUT OF ORBIT].
1 CHRONICLES 16:30 (NKJV):
The world also is firmly established [IN ORBIT]; it shall not be moved [OUT OF ORBIT].
PSALM 93:1 (NKJV):
Surely the world is established [IN ORBIT], so that it cannot be moved [OUT OF ORBIT].
The world also is firmly established [IN ORBIT]; it shall not be moved [OUT OF ORBIT].
PSALM 104:5 (KJV):
Who laid the foundations of the earth [IN ORBIT], that it should not be removed [FROM ITS ORBIT] for ever.
PSALM 104:5 (NKJV):
You who laid the foundations of the earth [IN ORBIT], so that it should not be moved [FROM ITS ORBIT] forever.
Geocentrists believe that the Earth is fixed in space, not orbiting the Sun, not rotating, and not moving at all. Scripture disputes this claim.
He hangs the earth ON NOTHING.
The Earth, while hurling through space, is not fixed in space or locked into position at the center of the universe; it hangs on nothing.
God hangs the Earth on nothing. “Nothing” cannot prevent the earth from moving; only something can prevent the Earth from moving through space. The Earth does not rest on physical pillars and is hanging in the vacuum of empty space (nothing). Even if geocentrists claim that God supernaturally keeps the Earth from moving, that would not be “nothing,” that would be God, through the power of His Holy Spirit, using something to hold the Earth motionless in space. Scripture does not make the claim that the Earth is fixed in space, but simply states that it hangs on nothing.
Gravity holds the Earth in place, in orbit around the Sun. Gravity consists of “nothing” and God hangs the Earth on nothing, but gravity.
A scientific interpretation of Job 26:7 should be understood as:
He hangs the earth [IN ORBIT] on nothing [BUT GRAVITY].
Galileo, the Italian astronomer, engineer, mathematician, and philosopher championed heliocentrism, and for doing so got himself into trouble by a Roman Catholic Inquisition in 1615, was forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest. Galileo understood that smaller objects would be ‘moved’ by the gravity fields of larger objects.
The heliocentric model of the universe is in line with observable science and the geocentric model is not. We know and observe that smaller objects are gravitationally attracted to larger objects and are ‘moved’ by them. In our own Solar System, we observe moons orbiting their larger planets. The smaller Earth revolves around the much larger Sun.
In 1971, on an Apollo 15 moon walk, astronaut David Scott demonstrated that a hammer and feather, with no atmosphere resistance to slow down the descent of the feather, were equally caught under the gravity of the moon and they dropped to its surface at the same rate of speed.
The heliocentric model of the universe applies scientific principles and known observable science to its model of the Sun-centered Solar System, while the geocentric model completely ignores science and applies misinterpreted Scripture verses as a basis for its view of the Earth-centered Solar System.
In 2012, DjSadhu, a self-described music producer, video artist, developer, and researcher produced a video of the Sun and the Solar System that he called the helical model, claiming that the Solar System operated like a vortex. In the video, he claims that the Sun is like a comet, dragging the planets in its wake, creating a spiraling vortex.
While this recent helical model properly indicates the movement of the Sun, as it does move in a spiral orbit around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, it ignores the observable science that our Solar System and other galaxies are disc-shaped. Another scientific problem with the helical model is that in spiraling vortexes, the rotation continually spirals down. If the planets were rotating in a spiraling vortex trailing the Sun, they would eventually spiral down and fall in line directly behind the Sun, in its wake.
The helical model would be a more scientifically accurate model if it showed the Sun in motion and the planets revolving around the Sun on the same plane, rotating around a moving Sun, towards the center and then away from the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.
‘The Principle’ is a 2014 film questioning the Copernican principle and advances the philosophy of geocentrism. The Copernican principle, named after Nicolaus Copernicas, states that the Earth is not in any special favored or central location in the universe.
‘The Principle’ movie makes a lot of bold unsubstantiated claims, such as, “Science has found evidence that Earth is the center of the universe.”
Science has found no such evidence. The Earth may very well be somewhere near the center of the observable universe. Stars can be observed in the night sky in every direction that we point our telescopes. This may indicate that the Milky Way Galaxy is near the center of the universe, but there is absolutely no direct scientific evidence to claim that the Earth is an unmoving planet located at the center of the universe or that the universe revolves around the Earth.
Modern-day geocentrists make the claim that the Earth is at the center of the universe and held in an unmoving dead-center position by all the universe’s celestial bodies that pull on it equally in all directions. The Moon’s gravity pulls on the Earth’s waters, shifting their position on the planet, causing tidal movement. Geocentrists claim that while the Earth’s waters move, the Earth itself does not. That claim is not scientifically plausible. The reason we see the Earth’s waters move, and not the Earth itself, is because liquid water is more flexible than the Earth’s land-masses and shifts accordingly due to the Moon’s gravitational pull exerted over them. If the Earth were at the center of the universe, in a perfect dead-center locked position and not affected by the gravitational pull of any celestial body, then the Earth’s waters would likewise not be affected by the Moon’s gravitational pull on them.
The entire premise of ‘The Principle’ is that either the geocentric (alleged biblical model) of the Earth and universe is correct, or the Big Bang Theory is correct. Either the Earth is at the center of the universe and we are significant, or the Earth is not at the center of the universe and we are insignificant.
If the Earth were hypothetically located at the edge or the outer portion of the observable universe, would mankind – made in God’s image, be insignificant? Is not God more significant than His creation? If being centrally located in the universe indicates significance, shouldn’t heaven, God’s dwelling place, be at the center of the universe and thus the universe should therefore revolve around Him in heaven?
Evolution-minded Big Bang theorists propose that the universe is one large cosmic accident and we are all insignificant beings created from leftover stardust. Geocentrists claim that Earth is God’s creation located at the center of the universe and we are significant. It is not an either/or proposition choice between these two theories; there are other possibilities. The Copernican model of the Solar System does not negate God, nor does it declare the Big Bang Theory to be true.
There are three classifications of galaxies: elliptical, spiral, and irregular. In all the known galaxies, stars are observed revolving around their galaxy core centers – presumably with planets revolving around those stars and moons revolving around those planets. Geocentrists would have us believe that of all the billions of galaxies in the universe (current estimate 100-200 billion), the laws of physics work differently in the Milky Way. Planet Earth, according to geocentrists, bound by nothing (Job 26:7), is not only the center of the Milk Way Galaxy, where the Sun and the planets of the Solar System revolve around it, but Earth is also the center of the entire universe which also revolves around it.
The heavens declare the glory of God.
One does not need to close their eyes to observable science and believe in geocentrism in order to know that we are significant. We are created in the image of God and that is what makes us significant (Genesis 1:26). The universe is God’s creation and declares the glory of God; the universe does not declare the significance of man.
The Global Warming Hoax and the Fake Science Behind Climate Change
Climate change, formerly called global warming, is a fraud and a hoax. A revealing new science paper published in the science journal “Nature Geoscience” has just fully exposed the climate change hoax. The paper, a confession authored by climate change alarmists Myles R. Allen, Richard J. Millar, and others, reveals that global warming climate models are flat wrong, having been biased and crafted towards “worst case” warming predictions that were designed to alarm and scare the general public.
The paper, entitled, “Emission budgets and pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5 °C,” concludes that the global warming scenarios long touted by people such as Al Gore, the liberal media, and other climate “scientists” were based on faulty, fraudulently programmed software models that don’t stand up to actual measured temperatures in the real world. Carbon dioxide emissions don’t produce the global warming effects that have been wildly overstated by climate change alarmists.
Even if it were true, a slight or even a drastic warming of the planet would probably be a good thing. Many places on Earth are uninhabitable due of the frigid temperatures. A tropical Antarctica would be a great thing for the world. And if the polar ice caps melted, the sea levels wouldn’t rise substantially and put us all underwater.
Antarctica was once a tropical continent, before the biblical global flood of Noah, in a time when the Earth’s temperatures were regulated throughout the globe. Scripture-science scholars know this, because of the Scripture account of the global flood and the discoveries of the many dinosaur bones that are found in Antarctica. But God-denying scientists are not always reasonable, so some of them believe in Arctic dinosaurs that once lived in frigid ice cold temperatures…
After the global flood of Noah, the global regulated tropical weather upon the Earth did change, and seasons were instituted – Genesis 8:22. When climate change propagandists repeatedly show glaciers breaking apart and falling into the sea, that’s not global warming, it’s seasonal warming called, “spring and summer.”
HERE IS WHAT THE CLIMATE CHANGE / GLOBAL WARMING “SCIENTISTS” AND POLITICIANS AREN’T TELLING US…
Man-made carbon emissions do not remain heat-trapping greenhouse gases caught in the Earth’s atmosphere. Here is why man-made carbon emissions will NEVER change the climate of the planet:
Our Earth’s climate is stable because of its ecosystem – the stable, symbiotic, balanced relationship between plants and animals and the strong, stable, durable, adaptable (not fragile), self-cleaning, self-regulating atmosphere of the Earth. The more carbon we humans produce, the more the plants around the world breathe in the carbon and churn out oxygen. The global warming / climate change scientists are not telling the public this.
The climate change alarmists are being dishonest when they say humans are emitting “heat-trapping greenhouse gases.” That would be a true statement if Earth did not have a symbiotic relationship with plant life upon it to take in the carbon emissions and churn out clean filtered oxygenated air in its place.
The Earth’s skies constantly cleanse themselves of air pollution, which dissipates and comes down in rain, so the air remains clean and breathable. Carbon emissions are NOT air pollution, but are a natural gas, even though the EPA in 2009 ruled that CO2 is an air pollutant. The Earth’s atmosphere is stable, strong, and self-cleansing. It is by the means of a symbiotic relationship between oxygen-breathing animals and carbon-breathing plants through which the Earth cleanses and regulates its atmosphere.
If man could build carbon-producing machines on planet Mars, then on that lifeless planet, the carbon gases produced would act as a heat-trapping gas, because there are no oxygen-producing plants on Mars to take in the carbon gases and churn out oxygenated air. The carbon atmosphere of Venus is such a place where carbon is trapped and the planet is extremely hot because of the trapped carbon gas. The scenario of trapped CO2 gas causing substantial global warming on Earth will not happen, unless man makes a concerted effort to eradicate all plant life from the planet.
THE EARTH’S ORIBIT IS AS STABLE AS ITS CLIMATE…
When we see a man using a jackhammer in the street, or when a group of people jump up and down on the surface of the planet, isn’t it possible that such activities could knock the Earth out of its orbit and send us spiraling into the Sun, or hurling us out of orbit into deep space? Of course it is not possible, because Earth’s orbit around the Sun is very stable.
As absurd as it is to believe that man’s activities upon the Earth could alter its orbit around the Sun, it is likewise just as absurd to believe that man can alter the climate of the planet through routine carbon emissions.
Hypocrite Al Gore, who emits more than 10x the amount of carbon as the average American family through his private jet and air-conditioned mansion lifestyle, was 100% wrong in his predictions about climate change in “An Inconvenient Truth.” There is no reason to believe anything else Al Gore has to say in his follow-up film, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” or believe any of the other the climate change alarmist minions still pushing the lie that the Earth is warming up due to man-made carbon emissions.
Scientific paper refers to the “Creator” three times
A peer-reviewed scientific paper three times made reference to the “Creator” before the politically correct gruppenfuhrers who run the scientific establishment freaked out and killed it dead.
The title of the paper is, or was, “Biomechanical Characteristics of Hand Coordination in Grasping Activities of Daily Living.” The Chinese scientists who produced this paper were so struck by the complexity of the human hand and its virtually infinite dexterity that they could not help but see in it evidence of the handiwork of a creator with a capital “C.”
For instance, they say “the “biomechancial characteristic of tendinous connective architecture between muscles and articulations is the proper design by the Creator to perform a multitude of daily tasks in a comfortable way.” Oops.
Then again, they say that that the “complex structure” of the human hand “should indicate the mystery of the Creator’s invention.” Double oops.
And in the paper’s conclusion, they compound their error. “Our study can improve the understanding of the human hand and confirm that the mechanical architecture is the proper design by the Creator for dexterous performance of numerous functions.” Triple oops and yikes.
The last thing they point out is that if man wants to design robotic hands that work, they’d best imitate the design of the master Creator. “Moreover, functional explanations for the mechanical architecture of the muscular-articular connection of the human hand can also aid in developing multifunctional robotic hands by designing them with similar basic architecture.” Quadruple yikes.
Now to clear-thinking folks whose minds have not been brainwashed by evolutionary propaganda this is obvious. The complexity of everything in the universe, from the tiniest subatomic particle to the furthest galaxy, proclaims loudly and unmistakably that all of it is the work of a powerful, intelligent and design-oriented Creator.
As the Scriptures say, “What can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made” (Romans 1:19-20).
Well, the PC police who see no Creator, hear no Creator, and speak no Creator were not about to allow this gross breach of Darwinian orthodoxy to go unpunished. The yowls and howls of unrighteous indignation resounded across the land of benighted evolutionists with such speed and force that the paper was pulled so fast it’d give you a nosebleed.
These researchers are not yahoos, mind you. Three are from Huazhong University in China and one is from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. Their work was published in a peer-reviewed journal called “Plos One.”
But the Blackout Brigade struck with a vengeance, and everybody scrambled to make the most abject apologies possible. The paper’s authors meekly began talking about “translation errors” and the journal’s editors, properly horrified, apologized all over themselves and immediately pledged to retract the paper with extreme prejudice: “We apologize for the errors and oversight leading to the publication of this paper.” So much for free thinking and following the evidence wherever it leads.
In so doing, the editors simply illustrated another passage of Scripture, which refers to the “ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth” (Romans 1:18).
When my kids were just little tiny people, we used to play hide and seek in our house. One of their favorite hiding places was an oak laundry hamper which was just the right size for a little person looking to hide from the big bad ogre who was prowling through the house looking for prey.
I, of course, would pretend I had no idea where they were until I accidentally discovered them in their hiding place. Once they were discovered, of course, they would try to open the hamper so they could emerge from the darkness into the light of day. I would sometimes playfully and momentarily push down on the lid so they couldn’t escape. They would squeal with delight and would soon be released from captivity.
But if I’d been a mean ogre, I could have kept them trapped in that dark place as long as I wanted. Now the parallel between that childhood game and what childish scientific authorities do in our day is almost exact. The truth about the Creator has been trapped in a dark, airless place. Every once in awhile true scientists tentatively push up on the cover to give the truth a chance to breathe. But instead they find the entire weight of all the Darwinian Inquisitors in the world sitting on the lid.
The Founders believed the fact of the Creator’s existence was so obvious and incontrovertible that it was “self-evident.” Maybe they knew what they were talking about. And maybe the scientific community doesn’t.
FLAT EARTH THEORY: IS THE EARTH FLAT? DOES THE EARTH REST ON PILLARS? IS THE EARTH SHAPED LIKE A CIRCULAR DISC?
It is the 21st century and there are still modern flat Earth societies proclaiming that the Earth is a flat disc-shaped planet. This article will address the flat earther’s claims and examine the Scripture verses that flat earthers use to justify their belief in declaring the Earth to be flat. This article will reveal the Scripture verses used by flat earthers’ are misinterpreted and then misapplied, and will declare the Flat Earth Theory to be false.
IS THE EARTH FLAT?
There is no Scripture verse that plainly states that the Earth is flat. There are verses that allegorically proclaim that the Earth has corners, edges, and that the Earth rests on pillars.
ISAIAH 11:12; REVELATION 7:1; REVELATION 20:8:
From the four corners of the earth; at the four corners of the earth; in the four corners of the earth…
WHAT ARE THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH?
The Earth is not a flat rectangle or square, so Scripture’s reference to the four corners of the Earth does not refer to literal corners. The central starting map location of Scripture is the nation of Israel. The four corners of the Earth are the compass points north, south, east, and west of Israel.
DOES THE EARTH REST ON PILLARS?
1 SAMUEL 2:8:
For the pillars of the earth belong to YHWH (the Lord) and He has set the world upon them.
He shakes the earth out of its place, and the pillars tremble.
‘Pillars,’ has more than one definition.
1. a tall vertical structure of stone, wood, or metal, used as support for a building, or as an ornament or monument.
2. something shaped like a pillar: “a pillar of smoke”
3. a person or thing regarded as reliably providing essential support for something: “he was a pillar of his local community”
When all the various definitions of ‘pillar’ are applied to the Scripture verses that declare that the Earth rests on pillars, it should not be concluded that Scripture proclaims that a flat Earth rests on physical pillar structures.
Scripture also refers to pillars as “pillars of smoke.”
And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
There are two applications of what Scripture refers to when saying that the Earth rests on pillars. The pillars belong to YHWH (the Lord), according to 1 Samuel 2:8, so the pillars are a reference to God providing essential support for the Earth.
Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.
The continents (and oceans) rest atop giant slab pillars called tectonic plates that make up the Earth’s outer crust. These plates float like rafts on the hot, semi-liquid mantle below the crust. Slow-moving currents deep inside Earth send the plates (and the land or ocean that rests on them) slowly moving across the surface of the planet.
Pillars the Earth rests on that are mentioned in Scripture are a reference to internal pillars within the Earth. When God formed the Earth during the 6-day creation week, He raised the land from the waters to let the dry land (continents) appear. Scripture is referring to pillars within the Earth (tectonic plates) that God used as a means to raise the continents from the waters. The Earth does rest on pillars; they are internal pillars called tectonic plates. They could have easily been called tectonic pillars.
IS THE EARTH SHAPED LIKE A CIRCULAR DISC?
It is He who sits above the circle of the earth…
When viewed from a high altitude, one can see the arc circle of the sphere of the Earth. The Earth is not declared to be a circular disc, according to Isaiah 40:22.
SATELLITE IMAGES OF THE EARTH
NASA and other space agencies have provided mankind with countless satellite images of a spherical rotating Earth. NASA is not a conspiracy agency supplying doctored Earth images and suppressing knowledge of a flat Earth, as flat earthers maintain. Astronomy hobbyists have sent their iPhones into the edge of space using weather balloons and have provided further video evidence that the Earth is spherical. Scripture does not proclaim the Earth to be a flat circular disc. Flat Earth believers are either ignorant in understanding the true meanings of the Scripture verses used to proclaim a flat Earth or they intentionally twist the figurative language of Scripture to maintain their false Flat Earth Theory.
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