In chapter one, the author makes the point that the more we learn about God’s world, the better we can understand his word. He goes on to say that many Christians living prior to Copernicus (who discovered that the earth revolves around the sun) took Psalm 93:1 as a statement that proved that the earth was the center of the universe. Psalm 93:1 reads, “Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.” However, since Copernicus’ discovery, most Christians “read Psalm 93:1 not as a scientific description of the earth’s immovability but as a poetic promise of God’s provision for his creation…”
Interestingly, the author mentions that there are still a “few dinosaurs” (describing those who believe the earth is the center of the universe) that exist. I recently met a geocentrist and can personally vouch for the truthfulness of my former professor’s statement. My geocentrist friend even used Psalm 93:1 as his proof that he was correct. I was so surprised at what I was hearing that I did not know how to respond.
I also found it interesting that this same person was “King James only”. He pretty much thought I was an instrument of Satan sent to the church where I was a guest speaker to lead people astray.
Have you ever met a geocentrist?