"The Bible never teaches that the earth moves around the sun..."

Christianity, and fundamentalism within, has embraced, for the most part, a fallacious cosmology...Dr. Thomas Strouse is the Dean and Professor Emeritus at Emmanuel Baptist Theological Seminary (Newington, CT), a self-proclaimed fundamentalist Baptist seminary. He has written an article arguing that the earth is the center of the universe–he believes the sun rotates around the earth as do all other heavenly bodies. His concluding paragraph of his article is below:

The earth is preeminent in the Lord’s creation and not the sun. The Bible never teaches that the earth moves around the sun or that it is ever in the heavens to do so. Christianity, and fundamentalism within, has embraced, for the most part, a fallacious cosmology based on man’s reasoning rather than Bible exegesis. Rather than looking to the Scriptures which the Creator wrote for absolute cosmology, many receive the philosophy of men (Col. 2:8) and are severely benighted. Will Christianity follow the philosophical rationale of Copernicus or the Biblical revelation of Christ? Jeremiah of old stated the tension between man’s words and God’s when he said, “Yet a small number…shall know whose words shall stand, mine, or theirs” (Jer. 44:28).

You can read the full article here: The Geocentric Cosmology Of Genesis 1:1-19 (Adobe PDF, 11 pages, 110 KB)

You can find another article by Dr. Strouse, entitled “Biblical Geocentricity,” in the Summer 2004 edition of The Biblical Astronomer.

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