On The Lie of Heliocentrism

“There is talk of a new astrologer who wants to prove that the earth moves and goes around instead of the sky, the sun, the moon, just as if somebody were moving in a carriage or ship might hold that he was sitting still and at rest while the earth and the trees walked and moved. But that is how things are nowadays: when a man wishes to be clever he must needs invent something special, and the way he does it must needs be the best! The fool wants to turn the whole art of astronomy upside-down. However, as Holy Scripture tells us, so did Joshua bid the sun to stand still and not the earth.”
[Martin Luther – In response to the publication of the brief Commentariolus, which appeared a decade before De Revolutionibus. This comes from Luther’s Tablebook “Tischreden”, or record of dinner-table conversations]

4 Comments on “On The Lie of Heliocentrism

  1. Do you believe that the Earth is motionless and that the sun revolves around it?

    • Yes I do, that is exactly what the Word of God teaches and it is true in reality for all to observe.

      And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.
      (Joshua 10:13)

      Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.
      (1st Chronicles 16:30)

      The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.
      (Psalm 93:1 )

      Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.
      (Psalm 96:10)

      Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
      (Psalm 104:5)

      The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.
      (Ecclesiastes 1:5)

      Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down.
      (Isaiah 38:8)

      For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
      (Isaiah 45:18)

  2. I know that many men from the past believed that the Earth was the center of our solar system and that everything revolved around it, but it is that also your position?

    • I do not believe in a ‘solar system’, that is altogether a part of the false religion of scientism, but of course the sun, moon and stars revolve around the earth, which is fixed and immovable just as God says in His Word and just as we observe with our own eyes.

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