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Skip to comments.The Missing Day - Biblical Proof and Space Scientist Computers
Posted on 12/12/2004 8:46:24 PM PST by CHARLITE
Sr. Rita of the Benedictines sent this to us...it is quite amazing! Please pass it along.
----- Original Message ----Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2004 8:12 AM - Subject: Fw: THE MISSING DAY ...mind boggling.
THE MISSING DAY
For all the scientists out there, and for all the students who have a hard time convincing these people regarding the truth of the Bible, here's something that shows God's awesome creation, and 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 done for us today happened recently to our astronauts and space scientists at GreenBelt, Maryland. They were checking out where the positions of the sun, moon, and planets would be 100 years and 1,000 years from now. We have to know this so we won't send up a satellite and have it bump into something later on in its orbits. We have to lay 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 with either 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 lapsed 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 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 lasted not to go down about a whole day!' (Joshua 10:12-13) 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 that told of the following story: 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?
References: Joshua 10:8 and 12,13 and 2 Kings 20:9-11.
I was actually looking for this jsut the other day. Thanks.
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!
There's only one problem with this. The rotation of the Earth...one day...is exactly 23 hours, 59 minutes and 56 seconds.
Not 24 hours.
Harold Hill was President of Curtis Engine until 1973. Harold passed away in 1986.
Curtis Engine & Equipment, Inc. does not substantiate or continue Harold's personal research. Unfortunately, we have no information concerning the "Missing Day" nor do we have any connections at NASA who would be able to corroborate Harold's claims.
It's an urban legend, sorry.
The more atheists dig into science to disprove the existence of God and make the Bible into a hoax, they only succeed in proving there is a God who knows the beginning from the end and everything in between, and that modern science only confirms that the Word Of God is true.
"If you seek me with your whole heart, you will find Me." --GOD
P.S. Even if that search is to disprove the truth as scientists see it.
This story is full of so many holes, it's truly sad. It's a myth, and an old one at that. No computer would find such a thing because they work on data we have accumulated and put into them. So unless you believe that someone was recording astronomical data to input into computers several thousand years ago...Well, you get the picture.
This kind of thing just makes Christians look silly. Please don't spread it around any more.
Sorry to be so blunt, but there it is.
Ridiculous, preposterous and a few more multi syllabic words.
That depends on what you consider "one day." Is it when the rotates around relative to the sun or to the stars? A solar day is 4 minutes longer than a sidereal day. A sidereal day is 23 hours, 56 minutes, and 4.091 seconds.
The last part of this story was left out
Send this to 5 friends and you will marry your crush
Send this to 10 friends and you will win the lotto
send this to 0 friends and you will die!
Velikovsky is the worst kind of psuedo-science. The idea that the major planets of the solar system were the product of astronomical collisions is not only fanciful, but also unsupported. Continuing planetary observation is accumulating evidence upon evidence that the planets just did not form that way...
LOL, would pinging a few more people count?
The day that I consider a "day" is the day that is used to calculate our calendars. The one that requires a leap day every 4 years to keep things on the beam.
Now if you want to have a really interesting discussion...how long was a "day" back in the Book of Genesis?
I have to go to bed. So feel free to discuss among yourselves.
No problem. I've fallen for my share of bogus stories as well. I just hate having to tall people that a really cool story isn't true.
Now there's something I can agree on. Can I hear an "Amen"?!!
The calendar with a leap year every four years is the Julian calendar and is only used in the Eastern Orthodox Church. We use the Gregorian calendar and have since 1753.
JPL has a 4,000,000,000 year back computation of the solar system. There were no day's missing. This seems like the usual Creationist nonsense trying to sneak into scientific classrooms.
Perhaps fitting that he was something of a con man too ;)
Yes, yes. The validity of this story has already been addressed and acknowledged. We can all stop the pile on now.
Here is a subject you like.
I think this proves the God started Daylight Savings Time.
Or is it that song "Eight Days A Week"
You're talking about the guy who claimed Jupiter ejected a comet, right?
I'm sorry but this "letter" is just plain silly. Assuming that the biblical story of the missing day is 100% true, a computer would just plot the celestial positions oblivious to "missing time" and there would be an difference between what the computer had plotted and what had really happened. The computer would not be able to display that difference as an error because it would be unaware that any difference existed. Computers only perform mathmatical calculations that are programmed into them. The only way that the computer could pick up an error of this kind, is if it was programmed into the calculation through known celestial positions prior to and after the "missing day". Since we have no accurate celestial data prior to the last couple of centuries it would be impossible to catch an error like this. This story looks to be an urban legend written to inspire faith in Christianity. I don't believe that faith in God should need the assistance of a false story, after all to call a story an urban legend is just another way of saying that it is a lie.
Nothing personal Charlite
The scientific community now, and always has, found Velikovsky to be laughable and worthless.
I'm not invested at all in whether this story is true, so I'm not arguing for or against. But it appears snoops debunk job boils down to their opinion, no solid counter evidence or reasoning.
I read it through pretty fast and it looked good. Then I read it carefully analyzing their reasoning. What I came away with was they don't want to believe the story, so any point they can't get conclusive, physical documentation, photographs or video tape, or an eyewitness and exact timing, they ain't gonna.
And there was some flaws in their analysis, too.
This is not to mean the story is true, but that snoops is no final authority. I used to check them out on a number of times, but begin to find them 'way overextending themselves debunking many stories, some added up to nothing more than a different opinion of evidence whose interpretation could go equally their way or the original way they were debunking.
That actually happens a lot. There are some Snopes conclusions that are actually wrong.
The most nonsensical leap of faith I've ever heard of comes from the 'scientific' Big Banger theorists that claim an explosion or inexplicable force, apparently caused by absolutely nothing, originated and set into motion a boundless and perfectly harmonious universe. Jules Verne tipping on LSD couldn't even dream this nonsense up, though Timothy Leary might have believed it.
Exactly what Big Bang Scientists have claimed the universe is "perfectly harmonious?"
I seriously doubt you have the ability to even enter a discussion of the "boundless" issue (that is, the expanding universe is an expansion of space-time itself, so there isn't some border where you step "out" of the universe) so I won't even try.
And you can literally listen to the cosmic background radiation left over from the Big Bang. It's actual, real-world evidence.
Looks like a quite conclusive, thorough, complete debunking to me. Did you read the entire text at Snopes?
Remember it's the responsibility of the person making a claim to conclusively prove it's true.
Frankly, I'm surprised that anyone that would not burst out laughing at this lost day story, or would put the slightest credence in it, would have the mental capacity to actually operate a computer.
And as mentioned...let's face it; an Urban Legend is, in fact, a lie.
And it's really amazing just how often so-called "Christians" are lying on FR. This story, the "Darwin Deathbed rejection of Evolution", the claim that "There are no transitional fossils" etc.....
I'm glad you wrote that because now Christians aren't the only ones looking silly. You wouldn't expect a computer to tell you if there was a missing day or flash a red light if it got calculated positions were different from the real ones, because it wouldn't know the real position unless you knew already and entered it in.
Oh, I get it now. They claim the universe is not perfectly harmonious. That explains it all then. hehehe
Yeah, and if you listen to sea shells you can hear the ocean. Thanks be to God I don't listen to you Big Bangers.
I think this story probably arose back in the 1960s-1970s "computers can do anything" days, sort of like those countless movies and TV shows where a computer went nuts, started blinking its lights really fast, and began shooting lightning bolts at people.
The Big Bang appears in the Bible at Gen. 1:3.
This hoax is at least 25 years old.
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