NASA and the Bible

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For all the scientists out there, and for all the students who have a hard time convincing these people regarding the truth of the Bible, here’s something that shows God’s awesome creation, and that He is still in control.

Did you know that the space program is busy proving that what has been called “myth” in the Bible is true? Mr. Harold Hill, President of the Curtis Engine Company in Baltimore, Maryland, and a consultant in the space program, relates the following development :

“I think one of the most amazing things that God has done for us today happened recently to our astronauts and space scientists at GreenBelt, Maryland. They were checking out where the positions of the sun, moon, and planets would be 100 years and 1,000 years from now. We have to know this so we won’t send up a satellite and have it bump into something later on in its orbits. We have to lay out the orbits in terms of the life of the satellite and where the planets will be so the whole thing will not bog down.”

They ran the computer measurement back and forth over the centuries, and it came to a halt. The computer stopped and put up a red signal, which meant that there was something wrong with either the information fed into it or with the results as compared to the standards.

They called in the service department to check it out, and they said, “What’s wrong?’ Well, they found there is a day missing in space in elapsed time. They scratched their heads and tore their hair.

There was no answer.

Finally a Christian man on the team said, “You know, one time I was in Sunday School, and they talked about the sun standing still”.

While they didn’t believe him, they didn’t have an answer either, so they said, ‘Show us.’

He got a Bible and went to the book of Joshua where they found a pretty ridiculous statement for any one with ‘common sense.’ There they found the Lord saying to Joshua, “Fear them not, I have delivered them into thy hand; there shall not a man of them stand before thee.” Joshua was concerned because he was surrounded by the enemy, and if darkness fell, they would overpower them. So Joshua asked the Lord to make the sun stand still! That’s right…‘The sun stood still and the moon stayed and lasted not to go down about a whole day!’ (Joshua 10:12-13)

The astronauts and scientists said, ‘There is the missing day!’ They checked the computers going back into the time it was written and found it was close but not close enough. The elapsed time that was missing back in Joshua’s day was 23 hours and 20 minutes… not a whole day.

“They read the Bible, and there it was ‘about (approximately) a day.’ These little words in the Bible are important, but they were still in trouble because if you cannot account for 40 minutes, you’ll still be in trouble 1,000 years from now. Forty minutes had to be found because it can be multiplied many times over in orbits.

“As the Christian employee thought about it, he remembered somewhere in the Bible where it said the sun went BACKWARDS. The scientists told him he was out of his mind, but they got out the Book and read these words in 2 Kings that told of the following story:

Hezekiah, on his deathbed, was visited by the prophet Isaiah who told him that he was not going to die. Hezekiah asked for a sign as proof. Isaiah said ‘Do you want the sun to go ahead 10 degrees?’ Hezekiah said, ‘It is nothing for the sun to go ahead 10 degrees, but let the shadow return backward 10 degrees.’ Isaiah spoke to the Lord, and the Lord brought the shadow ten degrees BACKWARD!

“Ten degrees is exactly 40 minutes!
Twenty-three hours and 20 minutes in Joshua, plus 40 minutes in Second Kings make the missing day in the universe!”
Isn’t it amazing?
References: Joshua 10:8 and 12, 13 and 2 Kings 20:9-11.

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.

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8 Comments

  1. dyllis said,

    July 23, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    I believe their story…. the Bible is true.

  2. Jsavage said,

    April 28, 2009 at 12:47 am

    Doesn’t the sun always stand still.. I mean in order for us to lose a day wouldn’t the earth have to be the body that doesn’t move?

    Also, because of physics it doesn’t matter where the planets the sun were in history – as long as we know their current trajectory we can figure out where they will be at any point in the future.

    Nice try though!

  3. A Bernoulli said,

    April 15, 2009 at 5:03 am

    Don’t you all know this chain letter is a hoax? Just google “nasa and the bible”

  4. Mike the Seeker said,

    March 22, 2009 at 9:18 am

    The NASA story does not sound like what a computer would be asked to do, since the PLANETS are too far away to affect satellites. It is terribly WRONG for people to send out messages, using the NASA event which DID NOT HAPPEN, as “proof” of the occurence of an even less likely event ( a planet spinning at 1000 miles an hour REVERSED its spin for 40 minutes, without cataclysmic damage). Since the NASA story is a lie, it should not, cannot, be proof of anyting. The Bible says God loves us, Jesus is the Messiah, and the Earth reversed its spin. A lie as “proof” of the rotational reversal, tends to reinforce the doubts about the IMPORTANT stuff. Bible haters will say that EITHER the Christians KNOW the NASA story is a lie, and will lie about everything (including the existence of a loving God), OR they will say that Christians forwarded a lie, believing it to be true, because Christians will believe anything, and therefore are easily fooled by the preachers who take their money and sell them “pie in the sky”.

  5. ROb Kelley said,

    February 6, 2009 at 6:12 am

    http://www.reasons.org/resources/apologetics/joshualongday.shtml

    sorry, just a hoax!
    INrobertCHRIST

  6. maria rona said,

    April 25, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    hmmm … i think i have to read this over and over again … so to make sure
    it’s really digested to the bottom of my heart! …. i think this reading should be given to all those who feel in-doubt of God’s existence and those who have a less faith….

  7. sweet chai said,

    April 25, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    wow..goose bumps…lets face it..

    He is coming very near..signs can tell

    We most of the time are very busy with so many things in life and had forgotten Him.

    Lets give Him a minute of our time.

    Wake up folks

  8. Dimensio said,

    March 20, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    http://www.snopes.com/religion/lostday.htm


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