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.(Psalms 19:6) KJV
We observe the gravity of the sun causing light from stars to bend. It’s called gravitational lensing. This shows that light has properties of both waves and particles, but everything is energy when it comes right down to it.
Einstein reasoned that if gravity is inherent to matter and energy, and light is a form of energy, then light will be affected by gravity. It’s very simple stuff but Einstein buried his ideas in volumes of math that are only comprehensible to a minute set of elite intellectuals, so everyone thinks it’s much more complicated than it really is.
The hypothesis light will be affected by gravity was experimentally confirmed in 1919 by Sir Arthur Eddington. It’s been confirmed many times since then and there’s no reason to dispute the findings. Since Einstein made a prediction about gravitational lensing it’s taken as proof of the theory of relativity but what is it really? It’s circumstantial evidence. The cause of gravity isn’t known, and the premise used to explain it is false.
If, for instance, we’ve advanced the premise that gravity causes space to be curved, then when we find evidence of gravitational lensing we can consider it to be a confirmation of our premise. However, gravitational lensing isn’t proof that gravity causes space to curve, it’s proof that gravity causes light to bend. Space is irrelevant.
Fact: the observation that gravity bends light
- In popular science (SciPop) it’s proof that gravity bends space,
- In Matty’s Paradigm it’s proof that gravity bends light.
Gravitational lensing isn’t proof of relativity, it’s proof that gravity bends light. Relativity is a load of dingo’s kidneys. Fortunately it’s not necessary to refute or deny relativity or gravitational lensing. We use it to continue building the Biblical theory of gravity. We can plug it straight into our Biblical exposition.
- Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
- believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
- confess your sin.