The Center of the Universe

May 26th, 2017     

Spiritually speaking the Earth is the center of the Universe.

At the center of God’s attention I mean.

Some even argue, that the Earth is at the center of the physical Universe too (geocentric model, Ptolemy), but others say the sun is at the center of the Universe (heliocentric model, Copernicus).


– Niko Lang

So which is real, the Ptolemaic or Copernican system? Although it is not uncommon for people to say that Copernicus proved Ptolemy wrong, that is not true… one can use either picture as a model of the universe, for our observations of the heavens can be explained by assuming either the earth or the sun to be at rest.
– Physicist, Stephen Hawking

In other words, both models correctly explain the motions of the sun/moon/stars/planets, etc.

The struggle, so violent in the early days of science, between the views of Ptolemy and Copernicus would then be quite meaningless. Either coordinate system could be used with equal justification. The two sentences, ‘the sun is at rest and the earth moves,’ or ‘the sun moves and the earth is at rest,’ would simply mean two different conventions concerning two different coordinate systems.
– Physicist, Albert Einstein

Both coordinate systems work, and the question which one we should use becomes more of a philosophical one.

I can construct for you a spherically symmetrical universe with Earth at its center, and you cannot disprove it based on observations. You can only exclude it on philosophical grounds. In my view there is absolutely nothing wrong in that. What I want to bring into the open is the fact that we are using philosophical criteria in choosing our models. A lot of cosmology tries to hide that.
– Physicist, George F. R. Ellis

This is also known as the Copernican Principle, e.g. we’re either at the center of the Universe, or we’re in some remote meaningless location.

Bible

God clearly created the Earth first.

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
– Genesis 1:1

This is a strong indication of the geocentric model.

After this, on Day 4, God then creates the sun, the moon, and the stars.

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
– Genesis 1:16

In the heliocentric model this would mean that God then also started the rotation of the Earth (1,000 mph at the equator), and placed the Earth in an orbit around the sun (67,000 mph).

In addition, we are being told that the solar system moves through our galaxy (600,000 mph), and that the galaxy moves through the Universe (1.3 million mph). Note: these numbers vary.

So much for an immovable Earth.

Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.
– 1 Chronicles 16:30

Strong evidence for the geocentric model can be found in the book of Joshua, when Joshua orders the sun and the moon to stand still.

Then spake Joshua to the Lord in the day when the Lord 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 the Lord hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the Lord fought for Israel.
– Joshua 10:12-14

This event has been recorded worldwide.

For the sun to stand still, it must have been moving (not heliocentric in other words).

The Bible says that it is the sun that moves in a circuit (track).

Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
– Psalm 19:4-6

And of course, there are plenty of Bible verses about the sun doing the rising and the setting.

The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.
– Ecclesiastes 1:5

There are other examples of a stationary Earth with the sun doing the moving, but the above verses are probably the clearest.

The Bible makes a very strong case for the geocentric model.

Science

Science doesn’t like the geocentric model, and have opted for the heliocentric model where the Earth is tucked away in a small corner of the Universe instead. In this model we are (more or less) insignificant.

The two things modern cosmology have taught us are: one, that we are all more insignificant than we thought we were; and two, that the future is miserable. That should make you feel good!
– Theoretical Physicist and Cosmologist, Lawrence Krauss

It is no surprise that many tests have been conducted to prove that the Earth moves, but all of those tests have failed. That’s right, the smartest minds on this planet have been unable to prove that the Earth moves.

Thus, even now, three and a half centuries after Galileo… it is still remarkably difficult to say categorically whether the earth moves…
– Physicist, Julian B. Barbour

A famous example of this is the Michelson/Morley experiment.

In a nutshell. The Michelson/Morley experiment projects a light beam on a mirror which splits the light beam into two light beams – one continues to move in the same direction, and the other moves perpendicular. Both these light beams then bounce against two mirrors, after which the light beams are united again.

The expected result was for the light beams to be “out of phase”, but unfortunately (or fortunately) the result was that the light beams were still “in sync” with each other – indicating that there was no movement of the Earth.

The experiment caused a great stir, and has been repeated many times, but always with the same result.

The data [of Michelson‐Morley] were almost unbelievable… There was only one other possible conclusion to draw – that the Earth was at rest.
– Physicist, Bernard Jaffe

To this day, the debate rages on.

I have come to believe that the motion of the Earth cannot be detected by any optical experiment.
– Physicist, Albert Einstein

Science also teaches us that we are rotating at 1,000 mph around the equator, which is way faster than the speed of sound.

Shouldn’t we feel that?

Sure if the direction, and speed are constant, we won’t, but this is not the case. If the Earth is rotating, our direction would be changing constantly.

We would be thrown off this planet so fast…


4Kphoto.net

The same is true when traveling around the sun in an eclipse.

We can’t feel our motion through space, nor has any physical experiment ever proved that the Earth actually is in motion.
– Historian, Lincoln Barnett

The Earth is not moving.

But science will never accept that.

Axis of Evil

Several satellites (COBE, WMAP, and Planck) have measured the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation in the Universe.


– WMAP

Scientists thought that the hot/cold distribution of the radiation would prove the “afterglow” of the Big Bang, but this didn’t happen.

One of the most surprising findings is that the fluctuations in the cosmic microwave radiation temperatures at large angular scales do not match those predicted by the standard [Big Bang] model.
– The European Space Agency, Planck Probe, 2013

After removing all the noise from the data, and further analysis (by Max Tegmark), a different pattern emerged.


Max Tegmark

The image clearly shows that there is a pattern to the hot/cold spots, and that they were in fact aligned with our own solar system (like a flywheel), suggesting that the Earth is at a very special place.

The axis you see in the image is called “the axis of evil”. Mainly because it destroys all the existing ideas about cosmology. According to the data, there was no Big Bang. This is huge, and is also the reason you’ve never heard of it.

Scientists have also observed that there are concentric shells in the Universe. Every 250 million light years, there is another gathering of galaxies, etc. This also puts us in (or very near to) the center of the Universe.


SDSS, and Bible Science Forum

Maybe we’re not dead-center in the Universe, but we certainly seem to be the center of mass around which everything revolves.

Conclusion

Again, whether we’re in the center of the Universe or not, remains a philosophical question.

From a Biblical point of view, we’re in the center, no doubt about it.

Scientists however (especially atheists) have an agenda of their own, and it’s certainly not the first time that data that doesn’t fit within the “accepted” models (Big Bang, evolution, etc) is swept under the carpet.

Such a condition would imply that we occupy a unique position in the universe, analogous, in a sense, to the ancient conception of a central Earth. This hypothesis cannot be disproved, but it is unwelcome and would only be accepted as a last resort in order to save the phenomena. Therefore we disregard this possibility… the unwelcome position of a favored location must be avoided at all costs… such a favored position is intolerable. Therefore, in order to restore homogeneity, and to escape the horror of a unique position… must be compensated by spatial curvature. There seems to be no other escape.
– Edwin Hubble – (The Observational Approach to Cosmology, 1937, pp. 50, 51,58-59)

Is it really that hard to understand that God has put us in the center (in many different ways), and that the Universe actually revolves around us?


– Star trails

We are significant.

And loved…

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No Evolution

May 22nd, 2017     

Check out this video about why evolution is a fairy tale.

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The Lord is my Shepherd

May 20th, 2017     

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

– Psalm 23 (NKJV)

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The End Times

May 19th, 2017     

And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

– Daniel 12:1-3

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Are There Hidden Codes in the Bible?

May 18th, 2017     

Check out this article about hidden codes in the Bible (the first five books mainly).

The TORH/YHWH example above is quite convincing.

People have found even more codes, but personally I stop at the example above.

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The Beatitudes

May 16th, 2017     

And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

– Matthew 5:1-12 (NKJV)

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Angels Can Take Any Form They Want

May 15th, 2017     

Angels are spirit beings, so when they need to talk to us, they can choose the shape which is right for the job.

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.
– Hebrews 13:2 (NKJV)

Unfortunately this can also be used for evil deeds. For example, it is satan himself who will impersonate Jesus.

Satan will take the field and personate Christ. He will misrepresent, misapply, and pervert everything he possibly can.
– Ellen White, Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, p. 411

And satan’s angels will also impersonate lost family and friends.

It is not difficult for the evil angels to represent both saints and sinners who have died, and make these representations visible to human eyes. These manifestations will be more frequent, and developments of a more startling character will appear as we near the close of time.
– Ellen White, Evangelism, p. 604

In the last days the deception will be off the charts.

Let’s stay awake. 😉

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The Three Heavens (and the Firmament)

May 15th, 2017     

Check out this YouTube video about the three heavens, and the firmament.

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Why Follow Jesus?

May 15th, 2017     

The reason sheep follow the shepherd is because they trust Him.

They have learned from past experience that the shepherd will lead them to fresh green pastures.

Jesus, who is our Shepherd, can be fully trusted.

Will you follow Jesus today?

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Jesus Christ is Come in the Flesh

May 14th, 2017     

Who can you trust?

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
– 1 John 4:1-3

Some things can only be said by the Holy Spirit.

Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
– 1 Corinthians 12:3

Testing the spirits is vital.

Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
– 1 John 4:15 (NKJV)

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