I already put this in the “popular media” section, but thought it fit more “Sacred Scripture”
I’m reading The Earth is not Moving by Marshall Hall. Has anybody read this book?
He lays out Biblical, mathematical and scientific arguments for why the Earth really isn’t moving.
I’m only really interested in this subject because the Bible being God’s Book of Truth seems to state the Earth’s immobility pretty clearly…
“yea, the world stands firm, never to be moved.”
1 Chronicles 16:30
“Yea, the world is established; it shall never be moved.”
Genesis 1:1-19—The Earth was created on the first day, the sun not until the fourth. What would the earth revolve around?
“He stretches out the north over the void, and hangs the earth upon nothing.”
Job 26: 7
“Who hast founded the earth upon its own bases: it shall not be moved for ever and ever.”
Psalm 103:5 (Psalm 104:5 in King James Version)
"The sun riseth and goeth down and returneth to his place: and there rising again, maketh his round by the south, and turneth again to the north”
Ecclesiastes 1:5, 6
“…Sun, stand thou still…and the sun stood still…” (notice he didn’t tell the earth to stand still, but the sun)
Any thoughts? I’m wondering what any Popes have said or if there’s an official teaching.