Please note that when the author says “Joshua” he is referring to “Jesus”, because Jesus’ real name, Yeshua, which is the English transliteration of Jesus’ actual Hebrew name, is most correctly translated in English to “Joshua”. I only state this so you can understand why the author uses the name “Joshua” instead of “Jesus”.
You might get a little confused, but the author also uses the name “Joshua” to refer to the Joshua from the book of Joshua in the Bible (the sixth book in the Bible, and the first book in the Bible that follows the Torah – the first 5 books of Moses).
So when reading Joshua in this article, please understand that “Joshua” aka Jesus Christ is the One who rose from the dead, not Joshua from the book of Joshua, which is referring to the Joshua son of Nun who succeeded Moses as leader of Israel (this is the Joshua from the Battle of Jericho where the walls fell down).
I have not edited this in any way and it is reposted exactly as it was in the original article, except for the section where I lined through some false info about Jesus (Joshua) moving the Sabbath when He rose from the dead, which simply isn’t true. I only preserved it to maintain integrity of an exact copy of the original article. (While this author is correct regarding the movement of the sun and stillness of the Earth, he has some misunderstandings regarding the Sabbath day.)
The 2 men that made the earth to spin!!
Matius Vitelleschi was general of the Society of Zeus and Minerva during the career of Galileo Galilei….The Society of Zeus and Minerva HATE the name Joshua with an unholy passion so the general made the earth to spin in order to discredit the miracle of Joshua commanding the sun to stand still.
The demoting of the earth to a mere spinning planet led to Druid Darwin’s MYTH of evolution . . . or microbes . . . to monkeys . . . to men etc., etc.
Sermons on the Book of Joshua became very rare after Galileo. Nowadays, most “preachers” are still embarrassed by the moving sun and consider it “unscientific.”
According to the Holy Bible, Joshua the son of Nun commanded the sun to stand still for ONE WHOLE day in order to defeat his enemies. This was considered very “unscientific” until Sputnik in 1957:
Then spake Joshua to JEHOVAH in the day when JEHOVAH 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 JEHOVAH hearkened unto the voice of a man: for JEHOVAH fought for Israel. (Joshua 10:12-14).
That was the Old Covenant
Joshua moving all the days ONE DAY forward. The New Covenat Joshua did
the very same thing. When Joshua rose from the dead, He moved the Sabbath
from Saturday to the First Day of the Jewish week to commemorate the day
of His Resurrection. This is why Christians now keep the Christian Sabbath on the First Day of the week.
False “science” denies that the earth is stationary
St. Paul warned the Christians about the deceptive theory of evolution. This false “science” is held by the majority of “scientists” in the world today.
They don’t dare get on an airplane if they pilot tells them he is going to allow for the rotation of the earth in navigating the plane.
Almost perfectly spherical (round) upright stationary earth as viewed from outer space.
View of the stationary earth from the moon.
The Holy Bible is a GEOCENTRIC Bible because it states that the Triune God created the stationary world on the 1st day and it was not until the 4th day that the sun and moon were created.
He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. (Job 26:7).
JEHOVAH reigneth, he is clothed with majesty;JEHOVAH is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished (stabilized), that it CANNOT BE MOVED. (Psalm 93:1).
Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved. (I Chronicles16:30).
JEHOVAH in the Old Covenant is called JOSHUA of Nazareth in the New Covenant.
WYSIWYG — What you see is what you get!!
The Biblical geocentric model of the universe is called WYSIWYG—what you see is what you get…True science is supposed to be based on observation. We see the array of stars wheeling around the earth approximately daily, and we motorize our telescopes to follow their steady motion. We see the sun rising and setting daily. We see the planets doing roughly the same thing, and we see the moon following them on a somewhat different schedule, all revolving around the earth as our eyes testify.
There is no justification at all from what we observe to arbitrarily assume the stars to be fixed and the earth rotating. The beauty of geocentricity is that what you see is what you get! It is a simple and readily understandable scenario for those who are willing to believe what their eyes tell them, and make the mental transition back to the instinctive reference frame of a stationary earth.
Encyclopedia Britannica offers NO PROOF for a rotating earth!!
Many people consider the Encyclopedia Britannica the FINAL AUTHORITY on all scientific matters. No publication is as anxious to see the earth moving as the Rockefeller owned Britannica. So we won’t be amiss if we consult this final authority on heliocentricity and see their PROOFS for the moving earth. Here is a quote from the New Encyclopedia Britannica:
Basic planetary data. The mean distance of Earth from the Sun is about 149,600,000 km (92,960,000 miles). The planet orbits the Sun at a speed of 29.8 km (18.5 miles) per second, making one complete revolution in 365.256 days. As it revolves around the Sun, Earth spins on its axis and rotates completely once every 23 hours 56 minutes 4 seconds. (New Encyclopedia Britannica, vol. 4, p. 320).
You can search all 29 volumes of this final authority but you will look in vain for any PROOF for this revolution of the earth around the sun and its spinning on its axis every 24 hours. It is simply stated as DOGMA and to doubt is to be damned to a spinning hell forever by the “scientific” community.
The one proof they do offer is that the earth has a BULGE at the equator which they claim is caused by the earth spinning around for BILLIONS of years. Here is another quote from the final authority:
The centrifugal force of Earth’s rotation makes the planet bulge at the Equator. Because of this, Earth has the shape of an oblate spheroid, being flatter near the poles than near the Equator. Correspondingly, one degree of latitude is longer in high latitudes than it is in low ones. (Britannica vol. 4, p. 320).
Ordinary mortals cannot see this bulge however as it is visible only to the Druid editors of the Britannica articles.
The sun orbits the earth every 24 hours.
Earth orbiting sun.
According to the Book of Genesis, the sun was not created until the 4th day. The earth was created FIRST and is the center of the universe.
Hundreds of verses refer to the sun as RISING and SETTING every day while not ONE verse ever refers to the earth as MOVING:
The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose. (Ecclesiastes 1:5).
The mighty God, even JEHOVAH, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof (Psalm 50:1).
Heliocentric “astronomers” greatly exaggerate the size of the solar system and the universe. They make the universe so big that it cannot possibly orbit the earth in 24 hours.
Take the sun for example, the ancient Greeks said that the sun was only about 3,000,000 miles (4,828.032 km) from the earth. This was the number given by Ptolemy and the great Arab astronomer al-Battani. Even Copernicus in his book On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres. gives the number at about 3,000,000 miles. The rotating earth people stuck a 9 in front of the 3 and with this mathematical sleight of hand we have a sun whose distance from the earth is exaggerated 30 times!!
The seasons are caused by the annual motion of the sun around the earth!!
As well as orbiting the stationary earth every 24 hours, the sun also follows a spiral orbit from north to south each year. That is what gives us the 4 seasons.
The annual north-south motion of the sun gives us the 4 seasons.
The seasons are caused by the North-South motion of the revolving sun.
Equinoxes, solstices, and tropics are the result of the north-south motion of the sun, starting with the vernal or spring equinox on March 21, the official beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere.
On that day, the sun lies on the celestial equator. The word equinox refers to the fact that, on this day, the night is equal to the day: each is twelve hours long. The sun is directly above the equator, so its rays fall vertically down.
Through March, April, and May, the sun moves north. On June 22, it reaches its most northerly point, 23 1/2° above the equator. In the northern hemisphere that day is called the summer solstice. It is the longest day of the year and the official beginning of summer. The sun lies on the circle of the earth called the Tropic of Cancer.
On September 23, the sun, moving south, reaches the equator again. The day is again 12 hours long. That day is called the autumnal equinox and is the official beginning of autumn.
On December 22, the sun reaches its most southerly point. That day is called the winter solstice and is the official beginning of winter. The sun shines up from beneath the equator. At noon the sun is straight overhead at points on the earth’s Tropic of Capricorn, 23 1/2° south of the equator. At that time, it is the summer solstice in the southern hemisphere. The cycle again repeats itself and gives us our 4 seasons and the solar year.
The winter solstice occurs on June 22 in the southern hemisphere. 3 days later it is June 25 or “Christmas” day in the southern hemisphere. So merry Christmas to all down under!!!!
The moon orbits the earth every 24 hours and 50 minutes
The moon orbits the earth in about 24 hours and 50 minutes. This is called a lunar day. The resultant orbital lag between the sun and the moon causes the phases of the moon—and the TIDES…. It is the moon’s close proximity to us and the relatively strong gravitational effect it has on the earth that causes the OCEAN TIDES to follow the moon’s lunar schedule of 24 hours and 50 minutes per cycle.
In about one month, the sun and moon are again synchronized, and as a result, we have the new moon and the cycle repeats all over again.
The moon orbits the earth every 24 hours and 50 minutes.
24 hours, 50 minute earth orbiting moon.
Like the sun, the moon follows a north-south spiral, but unlike the sun, this movement takes ONE MONTH.
In a stationary earth, the moon HAS to orbit the earth about every 24 hours. Every night at full moon, everybody on earth can see the moon rise in the east and set in the west in a 12 hour period but they are told to attribute this motion to the moving of the earth. Here is a quote about the moon from the final authority, the Encyclopedia Britannica:
The Moon rotates about its own axis in 27.322 days, which is also the time that it takes to complete one orbit around the Earth. As a result, the Moon always presents nearly the same face to the Earth. Whereas the actual rate of rotation is uniform, the distance through which the Moon moves in its orbit from day to day varies somewhat. Accordingly, the face that the Moon turns to Earth is subject to a corresponding cyclical variation, the lunar globe oscillating slightly (as seen over time by a terrestrial observer) with a period nearly equal to that of revolution. The amount of this apparent oscillation, which is called libration, is commonly between 6 and 7 degrees.” (New Encyclopedia Britannica, vol. 17, p. 299).
The moon is composed of some highly reflective material that acts like a mirror. The best guess is frozen water or ice. Like the sun, the moon follows a north-south spiral, but unlike the sun, this movement takes ONE MONTH.
Solar and lunar “declinations”
The earth is NOT TILTED 23.45°degrees….It is UPRIGHT as God created man to walk UPRIGHT. The tilted earth probably came from Galileo as he looked through the telescope and saw that some of the planets were tilted in their orbits around the sun. A tilted EARTH could be an explanation for the seasons, he reasoned, as people were still apt to ask difficult questions about the reason for the seasons!!
Yearly spiral pathway of the sun as it circles the earth daily.
pathway of the moon as it circles the earth daily.
The moon follows the sun’s spiral orbit but instead of taking 1 YEAR it takes 1 MONTH to complete its north-south spiral. The moon and sun are not perfectly synchronized in their respective daily and north-south motion so that is why we do not get solar eclipses at every new moon and lunar eclipses at every full moon.
The phases of the moon
Everybody who looks up at the moon can see that it presents a different shape or face throughout the month. These different faces are called PHASES OF THE MOON. Since Galileo and Kepler, here is the way the “scientific” community explains the different phases:
In this typical heliocentric diagram of the phases of the moon the sunlight is coming from a stationary sun and the moon takes a MONTH to orbit the earth.
Typical heliocentric view says moonlight is reflected sunlight.
According to the Bible, the moon has its own light and it is not a big reflecting mirror:
For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. (Isaiah 13:10).
This is a typical heliocentric explanation of the phases of the moon. Notice that the sun is STATIONARY so the earth MUST do the turning.
In this scenario, the moon is moving very, very slowing around the earth taking ONE MONTH to complete a revolution.
The moon is supposed to move at a speed of about 2,000 mph or about 13 degrees to an observer on earth.
At new moon, the moon will be in front of the sun for about 3 days. At full moon, the earth will be between the sun and moon for about 3 days also.
How eclipses of the moon are caused
When the moon moves between the sun and the earth it casts a shadow or umbra on the earth, blocking or partially blocking our view of the sun. This is called a solar eclipse.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks the light of the sun from reaching the earth.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the earth blocks the light from reaching the moon.
Notice how the “scientific” community describes a solar eclipse exactly as they describe a new moon phase of the moon.
Real solar eclipses are very rare and last at the most 10 minutes but with the moon traveling SLOWLY in front of the sun we should get a big solar eclipse every new moon.
When the earth moves between the sun and the moon, it casts a shadow on the face of the moon, blocking or partially blocking our view of the moon. This is called a lunar eclipse.
According to the heliocentric theory, a lunar eclipse works exactly as the phases of the full moon.
The earth is 4 times larger than the moon so with the slow moving moon we should get a lunar eclipse every full moon and it should last at least a couple of days!!
The great celestial cover up
In the heliocentric system it is IMPOSSIBLE to have phases of the moon without having a major solar and lunar eclipse at least twice every month.
Here is a table of approximate moonrise and moonset times for the east coast of the U.S. at latitude 45 degrees and using daylight savings time. You will notice that the moon has about the same 12 hour period of earth orbit as the sun. Try looking up every night and checking it for yourself.
|New moon||06:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|Young crescent||09:00 AM||09:00 PM|
|First quarter||12:00 PM||12:00 AM|
|Waxing gibbous||03:00 PM||03:00 AM|
|Full moon||06:00 PM||06:00 AM|
|Waning gibbous||09:00 PM||09:00 AM|
|Last quarter||12:00 AM||12:00 PM|
|Old crescent||03:00 AM||03:00 PM|
The Foucault Pendulum
Many “astronomers” cite the Foucault pendulum experiment that was carried out in Paris in 1851 as PROOF that the earth turns. It’s a pity that the NASA space program has not provided them with more recent proof. Here is a quote from a 36-year veteran of the space program with a Ph.D., in astronomy from the University of Michigan:
Proof of Earth’s turning, or rotation, didn’t come until 1851, more than two millennia after Heraclides (researchers didn’t have much government funding back then, so progress was slow). The proof came from a big French swinger: a heavy metal ball suspended from the ceiling above the floor of the Pantheon (a church) in Paris on a 200-foot wire. The ball is called a Foucault pendulum, after the French physicist who came up with the plan. If you kept an eye on the pendulum as it swung back and forth all day, you could see that the direction taken by the swinging ball across the floor gradually changed, as though the floor was turning underneath it. (Maran, Astronomy for Dummies, p. 42).
The Foucault Pendulum remains the only “proof” for a rotating earth.
By 1851, despite Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler no proof existed of the rotation of the earth.
The Jesuits were getting DESPERATE because without a rotating earth the theory of evolution falls flat on its face.
At that time a Jesuit named Leon Foucault “invented” a contrivance that supposedly PROVED the rotation of the earth.
The Foucault pendulum was just another Jesuit hoax like the Piltdown man.
|Galileo unmasked at last!!||Life and Times of Tycho Brahe|
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Original article written by Niall Kilkenny, © 2007 & 2011 from Reformation.org