This series of messages takes on the controversial topic of God's creation of His universe, looking in particular at the Bible's clear teaching of an earth centered, geocentric universe, vs. the Copernican model of a heliocentric (sun-centered) solar system - which we now see as a deception.
Part 4 continues from the third message in the series - where we look at the scriptures dealing with the created order to answer the question - is the Bible a Geocentric Book? There's really only one way to answer that question, and there's really no reason to seek any other answer...and the answer is POSITIVELY - that God's word teaches that the earth is a stationary, immovable sphere at the center of God's attention, AND His universe.
In this message we look in more detail at the event in Joshua chapter 10 where the Bible says the sun and moon both stood still in the midst of heaven, and show the serious problems with attempting to reconcile or harmonize the heliocentric position with scripture, which problems are even more greatly compounded at Genesis chapter 1.
Great Sermon! Ecclesiastes 1:5The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.
Does this prove geocentricity
Pastor Sam Adams (5/3/2016)
from Belleview, Florida
Not So - Take It Literally Thanks for the comment J. Elliot, but this account is not a dream as in Gen. 37 - and the context shows that it MUST be taken literally. There is a very serious danger in spiritualizing and allegorizing such passages, which is a heretical approach first popularized by heretics Origen and Eusebius and now adopted by modern preterists and liberals. Believe it!
J. Elliott (5/3/2016)
Another thought... Notice that in Genesis 37:5-10 a dream is interpreted in which the physical heavenly bodies (sun, moon, stars) are likened unto earthly authorities. Perhaps in Joshua 10 this is speaking of God subduing the powers of the enemy so that Joshua could prevail. Similarly, when the sun and moon are darkened many times in the Bible (speaking of past events) it has to do with nations' power being removed by God. I'm not necessarily agreeing or disagreeing with geocentricity, but I'm not convinced that the Bible teaches this as a literal cosmological truth rather than a metaphor for human authority in the earth. Just a thought. This was a good sermon, however.