Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.(Psalms 139:16) NKJV
When we (that’s me and the Holy spirit) tell people that we believe that the sun orbits the Earth, few people make it past their incredulity. Of those who do, most respond by saying that the sun’s mass makes this impossible.
The thing is, in a Geocentrospheric system the sun’s mass is smaller than the Earth’s by a factor of 9.87E-12 (Matty’s constant). You see, the days have been fashioned for us.
A tiny fraction of people will make it to the observation that, if the cosmos is orbiting the Earth every day then, planetary bodies past the orbit of Neptune will be traveling faster than the speed of light.
We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.– Matty’s Razor
We have to admit that this used to bother us. We didn’t know the answer to this, at first. However, we knew that there had to BE an answer, because everything else that we’ve deduced fits together flawlessly. We knew that God’s wisdom was sufficient for this situation, we just didn’t know how. The thing that helped us to see past the cloud of unknowing was our belief that the broad narrative of scripture establishes the fundamental truth of what we’ve deduced so far. It makes sense. It’s logical.
Sure enough, after much fervent prayer, the understanding was revealed to us: gravitational time dilation solves the problem. The answer to the question “are we breaking the speed limit?” is NO, we aren’t. Planetary bodies past the orbit of Neptune aren’t traveling faster than the speed of light because times goes faster the further away from the center of the Earth that you are. We have to divide the apparent speed by the time dilation factor which is proportional to a body’s distance from the center of the Earth.
You see, we can’t just pull verses out of their scriptural context and make a doctrine out of them. However, by knowing the purpose of creation and how this unifies all of the events described in the Bible, we can account for all physical evidence and empirical observations in a way that fits the broad narrative of scripture.
We chose the image today by Googling “foundations of the earth.” One of our images was in the first page of image search results. This is for real folks.