For all you scientists out there and for all the
students who have a hard time convincing these people
regarding the truth of the's something
that shows God's awesome creation and shows 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 for us today happened recently to our
astronauts and space scientists at Green Belt,
Maryland. They were checking the position of the sun,
moon, and planets out in space where they would be
100 years and 1000 years from now. We have to know
this so we won't send a satellite, up and have it bump into
something later on its orbits. We have to lie 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 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, 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 back 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
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 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. Hezekiah, on his death-bed,
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? Our God is rubbing their noses in
His Truth! References: Joshua 10:8 and 12,13; 2 Kings