Stars are distant suns and galaxies
There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.(1 Corinthians 15:40-41) KJV
Since the time of Galileo the words star and sun have been used as synonyms. Synonymy is one of the ruling atheist deities. It’s how popular science (SciPop) gets you to believe that the Earth is insignificant.
- Assumption of heliocentricity,
- the effect this has on stellar parallax,
- the arbitrary designation of stars as suns and galaxies.
The idea that the stars are distant suns and galaxies is part of Galileo’s bluff. Any text book on astronomy or the solar system is probably going to define the sun as a star. Here’s an example:
The Sun is a yellow dwarf star, a hot ball of glowing gases at the heart of our solar system.– Sun, SciPop definition (NASA)
This is a problem, because according to the Bible the sun has one nature, and there’s only one of them, while the stars have a different nature, and they’re all different. Who are you going to believe?
- There’s only one sun. It’s not a star. Stars are not suns, they are unknown luminous matter (ULM) which is predominantly crystalline firmament material (CFM). In general stars reflect light, they don’t emit it. You can only prove that stars are suns, or that the sun is a star, if you assume it first. It’s circular reasoning.
Now, most people instinctively react by saying something like, “why would a tiny earth orbit a massive sun?” Here we find that the trail that leads us through how the mass of the sun is calculated starts by assuming heliocentricity. This is what it looks like.
How massive would the Sun have to be in order to..– The logic used to calculate the mass of the sun.
.. hold the Earth (of known mass)*
.. in orbit (of known radius and duration)?
We spend a lot of time working through the issues of heliocentric vs. Geocentrospheric in the devotional for April.