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Re: Deductive Reasoning

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Posted by Joy/">Joy on April 12, 1999 04:35:29 UTC

For all you who have a hard time convincing these people regarding the truth of the Bible...here's something that shows God's awesome creation and shows that he is in control. Mr. Harold Hill, President of the Curtis Engine Company in Baltimore Maryland and a consultant in the space program, relates the following development. This recently happened to our astronauts and space scientists at Green Belt, Maryland. They were checking the position of the sun, moon, and planets and where they would be 100 years and 1000 years from now. They have to know this so we won't send a satellite up and have it bump into something later. They ran the computer measurements 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 either with 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, in the Bible it talks 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." 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. "The sun stood still and the moon stayed-and hasted not to go down about a whole day." 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 elasped time that was missing back in Joshua's day was 23 hours and 20 minutes, not a whole day. They read the passage again and there it was, "about a day." They were still in trouble. If you can't account for 40 minutes, 1000 years from now the 40 minutes 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 Bible and read these words in 2 Kings: Hezekiah, on his death-bed, was visited by the prophet Isaiah who told him that he was 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 2 Kings make the missing day in the universe. Isn't it amazing! God is Truth!!! References: Joshua 10:8 and 12, 13 2 Kings 20:9-11

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