The Day the Sun Stood Still...-"And it came to pass"...
Here is an interesting bit of information I'm sure many of you, particularly you who believe in God, will find interesting. Keep in mind the dates in history this article involves.
The Missing Day
Subject: Bible Accounts for Missing Day!!
This concerns a missing day in time discovered and related by Harold Hill, President of Curtis Engine Company in Baltimore Maryland, and a consultant in sthe space program.
Mr. H. Hill stated that he thought one of the most amazing things God has for us today happened to our astronauts and space scientists at Green Belt, Maryland. They were trying to determine the position of the sun, moon, and planets 100 and 1000 years from now.
In order to do this they had to plot the orbits through past centuries. They ran the computer measurements back and forth over the centuries and suddenly it came to a halt. The computer signaled that there was
something wrong either in the information fed into it or with the results compared with the standards.
They called in the computer service department to check it out and found nothing technically wrong. The computer still came up with the same discrepancy.... a day was missing in space and elapsed time. The scientists were dumbfounded. There was no answer.
One of the team remembered a reference to the sun standing still in the Bible. Upon checking, they found in the book of Joshua a pretty "ridiculous" statement for anybody who has "common sense." According
to Scripture, Joshua was concerned because he was surrounded by the enemy and if darkness fell, they would overpower him; so Joshua asked the Lord to make the sun stand still: "So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day." (Joshua 10:13) There was the missing day!!!
They checked the computer going back to the time it was written and found it was close, but not
close enough. The elapsed time that was missing in Joshua's day was 23 hours and 20 minutes.... not a whole day. They again read the passage and there it said, "about (approximately) a whole day." This did not account for the other missing 40 minutes. The 40 minutes had to be found because in projecting space orbits, the error would
be multiplied over and over.
Again, the man remembered somewhere in the Bible that it said the sun went backwards. In II Kings, chapter 20, Hezekiah, on his death bed was visited by the prophet Isaiah who told him that he was not going to die. Hezekiah did not believe him and asked for a sign as proof.
Isaiah said, "...shall the shadow go forward ten degrees or go back ten degrees?" Hezekiah replied, "It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees; nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees." (II Kings 20:9-10) Ten degrees is exactly 20 minutes.
So, to bring the shadow back ten degrees then return the shadow back to it's original position through it's natural motion is 40 minutes!!
Twenty-three hours and twenty minutes for Joshua, plus forty minutes in II Kings makes the missing twenty four hours the scientists had to log in their log book as being the missing day in the universe!!
Spooky, ain't it? But beautiful! Ain't God wonderful!!