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There is not one statement nor verse in the bible saying the planet earth is the

center of the universe. None. The planet earth being described as the center of
the universe was promoted by the Alexandrian astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy
in the 2nd century AD. In Ptolemy's system, the earth is at the center of spheres
having stars and such attached to them that rotate around the earth. Ptolemy based
his system on earlier work from Aristotle, while Aristotle built on theories from
Eudoxus and Callippus. Later on in the 16th century, Copernicus suggested a helio-
centric or sun centered universe. Newton later described Ptolemy's prior work in
astronomy as doing science, and called Ptolemy a scientist, but also claimed that
Ptolemy had committed fraud in the data he took. Regardless, Ptolemy's work
remained a reference text for astronomy, promoting a geocentric universe for the
next 1400 years after he died. Neither Ptolemy nor Copernicus were right, nor were
Aristotle, Eudoxus, or Callippus before them. Both Ptolomy and Copernicus were
astronomers or "science of the day", both were wrong. As the earth is not the
center of the universe, and neither is the sun. Thus, science promoted incorrect
theories for centuries where blame for those theories being wrong is then often
times placed on the bible. Yet the scriptures never said it. In fact, in Job, God
told Job that Elihu was wrong about the "solid glass sky dome", and said that they
didn't understand from the "foundations of the earth", as described in Genesis,
the solar system's formation. Clearly God knew science was wrong long before
science knew it. Consider that the world was never called flat but compared to a
circular thing. Isaiah 40:22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth,
and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens
as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in. We read in Job 26:10.
He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.
If you are overlooking the ocean, the horizon appears as a circle. This circle on
the horizon was described in that verse. Now look at Job 26:7. He stretcheth out
the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. Ask yourself
who on Earth could have spoken about someone hanging the earth on nothing unless
he had the perspective of outer space? The round earth is further supported by
Jesus in Luke 17:31/34. In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his
stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the
field, let him likewise not return back. I tell you, in that night there shall be
two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. This
would seem to indicate the phenomena of day on one side of the globe while
darkness abides on the other. The Earth doesn't move, according to the Bible. We
read in Psalm 104:5. Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be
removed for ever. And in Ecclesiastes 1:5. The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth
down, and hasteth to his place where he arose. God had in fact already accurately
described many present scientific facts many centuries before Ptolemy or
Copernicus, and thousands of years before present day science.