The following texts and sermons all deal with one subject matter: Geocentricity versus Heliocentricity. Since the modern world has found fault with Geocentricity, we built a repository/an armory, here, in order to present it as a Biblical option to Heliocentricity. Almost all entries are copied materials—giving credit to the authors where it was possible.
* Though we agree with their stance on Geocentricity, we do not endorse every contributor on every subject.
Opening Thought by Jeffrey Mardis...
BOTH Geocentricity and Heliocentricity have validity. Heliocentricity places the Sun at the center of our universe, which obviously showcases it as type of the Son of God. "But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings." (Malachi 4:2) Geocentricity places the Earth at the center. The question then comes in, which of these concepts holds true when taken in regards to the actual construct of the universe? I still cannot say with 100% accuracy, but I can say this:
"Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the LIGHT OF THE WORLD: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." John 8:12 (also see John 9:5)
"That was the true Light, which LIGHTETH EVERY MAN that cometh into the world." John 1:9
When speaking from a cosmological standpoint, there is only one "light" which "lighteth every man that cometh into the world", and that light IS "the light of the world," the Sun. Biblically speaking, from MAN'S standpoint, it is the SON (Sun) which gives and sustains all life. HE is the MOST IMPORTANT THING in the universe. The construct of "Heliocentricity" could be a typology of this truth.
HOWEVER, from God's standpoint, the Scriptures clearly place the EARTH at the center of the universe.
1.) Earth is the first planet created by God. (Genesis 1:1)
2.) Earth is the ONLY planet named by God (Genesis 1:10)
3.) Earth is the only planet created to be inhabited. (Isaiah 45:18; Psalm 115:16)
4.) The sun, moon and stars were created to benefit the Earth ONLY. (Genesis 1:14-18)
5.) The Earth is destined to become the Headquarters of God's Eternal Kingdom. (Daniel 2:44; Revelation 21:2-3, et. al.)
When the Creator looks at the universe, WE (planet Earth) are its center. God deals one-on-one with us, and us alone (Leviticus 20:26; Psalm 24:1). The construct of "Geocentricity" could be a typology of this truth. But regardless, if Geocentricity is true from a literal structural standpoint, it is ALREADY true from an "importance" standpoint.
[Click on any geocentric model picture, below, after choosing a topic (in blue), and it will bring up that book, article or video that was chosen on that subject...]
A Geocentricity Primer by Gerardus D. Bouw, Ph.D.
Geocentricity: A Fable for Educated Man? Gerardus D. Bouw, Ph.D.
The Basic Scientific Arguments for Geocentricity by Malcolm Bowden
Geocentricity: A Case Study in Bibliology by Dr. Thomas M. Strouse
Video... Geocentricity - The Orrery by Malcolm Bowden
Video... Geocentricity - The Unchanging Orbits of the Planets by Malcolm Bowden
Video... Geocentricity - The Earth is at the Center of the Universe by Malcolm Bowden
Gerard Bouw - Geocentricity Part I - Introduction/Testimony
Gerard Bouw - Geocentricity Part II
Gerard Bouw - Geocentricity Part III
Gerard Bouw - Geocentricity Part IV
Geocentricity Vs Heilocentricity by Dr. Peter S. Ruckman - Page 1
Geocentricity Vs Heilocentricity by Dr. Peter S. Ruckman - Page 2
Geocentricity Vs Heilocentricity by Dr. Peter S. Ruckman - Page 3
Geocenticity by David A. Sargent
* Though we agree with their stance on Geocentricity, we do not endorse every contributor on every subject...
Geocentricty Versus Heoliocentricity
Questions for Geocentrists, by Timothy Morton
I was first introduced to the Geocentric idea in the 1990s after receiving several unsolicited copies of the book "A Geocentricity Primer" by Gerandus D. Bouw. I did read the book and was unconvinced.
Recently, others have asked me about this, and my position has not changed. However, I am open to be convinced if those who promote geocentrism will Scripturally answer the following questions consistent with their approach to geocentricity.
(I came up with these questions simply by looking at every occurrence of "sun," "moon," "stars," "earth," and "world" in the Bible. These are reasonable questions that need to be addressed if one is expected to believe geocentrism is taught by the Scriptures.)
The Bible mentions several times of the sun going "down," being "set," "rising," and coming "up." Are these terms to be treated as absolute?
If so, where does the sun go when it sets? What does it set to or on? Where does it rise from?
Is the sun setting or rising in all locations of the earth at the same time?
Do multiple observers in different locations of the earth view the sun setting (or rising) at the same moment?
Do any two observers see the sun in exactly the same position in the sky at the same moment?
Does an observer in Jerusalem see the sun set at the same moment as one in Egypt, Rome, or Spain?
If not, then the "sun rising" and "sun setting" must be RELATIVE to the observer.
Do you believe the earth is a globe or sphere surrounded by a rotating firmament containing the sun, moon, and heavens?
If so, then considering the whole earth do you believe the sun must be constantly and perpetually rising and setting at some area on the earth at all times as the sun passes around it?
If so, then you must agree that "sun rising" and "sun setting" are not absolute terms but are RELATIVE to the position of an observer.
How does the observable fact that at the north pole there is only ONE sunrise and ONE sunset per YEAR fit into your contentions?
The Bible says the sun waxes "hot" during the day and by implication cools or wanes in the evening (Exo 16:21, 1Sam 11:9, Neh 7:3).
Do you believe in the absolute sense the sun itself increases and decreases in temperature on a daily basis?
If so, how can the sun be waxed hot in one location when it is noon and be cool in another location where it is sunset or sunrise at the same moment?
If not, then the the term "waxed hot" is a RELATIVE term conditioned on the position of an observer on the earth in relation to the sun.
The Bible speaks of the sun rising "up," "above", "over" and "upon" the earth and men live "under the sun" (Gen 32:31, Ecc 1:3, etc.), however, both the geocentric and heliocentric models have the sun (and planets) beside the earth on a relatively even plane. How then is the sun said to be above the earth except as RELATIVE to the observer?
The Bible describes the sun as travelling a "circuit" from the "end" "unto the ends" of heaven (Psa 19:6). Does the sun travel to the furthest extent of heaven? To the very ends of it during its daily circuit?
Since one reason the sun and moon were created was to determine "days, and years" (Gen 1:14), during Joshua's "long day" the sun and moon stood still and "hasted not to go down about a whole day." How could this "day" be measured without the movement of the sun and moon?
Did time itself cease? Is this day a 24 hour period as in Gen 1 or just the daylight hours?
Do you believe that the moon generates its own light (Isa 13:10)?
If not, how do you reconcile the sun's light and path being called "his" and the moon's light being called "her light"?
What does it mean in Gen 1:16 where it says God made the moon a "light"?
Is the moon always a "light" (monthly dark moon, eclipse, etc.) If not, why?
Does the Bible state anywhere that the moon's light is a source other than itself ("her light" 4 times)?
Does the Bible state anywhere that the moon's light is actually reflected sun light?
How do you explain a "new moon" (1Sam 20:5, Col 2:16, etc.)
The sun and the moon are both said to "shine," (Rev 21:23) is there a difference in their light?
Joel 2:31 (also Act 2:20) states "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood," and Rev 6:12 says the "sun became black...and the moon became as blood." How can the sun be dark yet the moon still be seen even if blood (red)?
Nah 3:16 says, "Thou (Nineveh) hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven," Do you believe this to be literally and absolutely true?
Were the merchants greater in number than the stars of heaven or were they placed physically above the stars?
Likewise see Heb 11:12 where the seed of Abraham is said to have already "sprang...so many as the stars of the sky in multitude." Has there been as many born of Abraham (or even born of Adam) as there are stars in the heavens?
Is it possible this language is intended to reflect how many stars could be seen with the "naked eye" at the time it was written or spoken?
There are several more questions of this type that need addressed also, but this is enough for now.
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