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The Missing Day - Biblical Proof and Space Scientist Computers
Private Email | DECEMBER 11, 2004 | SISTER RITA OF THE BENEDICTINES

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.

Blessings.

Allen ODonnell

----- 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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: bible; hezekiah; isaiah; joshua; missingday; oldtestament; references; ssdd

1 posted on 12/12/2004 8:46:24 PM PST by CHARLITE
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To: CHARLITE

I was actually looking for this jsut the other day. Thanks.


2 posted on 12/12/2004 8:50:55 PM PST by MacDorcha
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To: CHARLITE

Hilarious!


3 posted on 12/12/2004 8:53:20 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: CHARLITE
The elapsed time that was missing back in Joshua's day was 23 hours and 20 minutes .

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.

4 posted on 12/12/2004 8:55:45 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (All I ask from livin' is to have no chains on me. All I ask from dyin' is to go naturally.)
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To: CHARLITE

http://www.curtisengine.com/AboutUs/harold_hill.cfm

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.


5 posted on 12/12/2004 8:56:27 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: CHARLITE

BTTT


6 posted on 12/12/2004 8:57:09 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: CHARLITE

http://www.snopes.com/religion/lostday.htm


7 posted on 12/12/2004 8:58:02 PM PST by guitar Josh
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To: CHARLITE

It's an urban legend, sorry.

http://www.snopes.com/religion/lostday.htm


8 posted on 12/12/2004 8:58:17 PM PST by SedVictaCatoni (<><)
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To: CHARLITE
http://www.snopes.com/religion/lostday.htm

Status:   False.

9 posted on 12/12/2004 8:58:19 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: everyone
If anyone is interested in science confirming Biblical miracles read Immanuel Velikovsky's 'Worlds in Collision.' It's an astonishing book that only now the scientific community is beginning to embrace.
10 posted on 12/12/2004 8:58:21 PM PST by Zuropaman (Worlds in Collision)
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To: CHARLITE

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.


11 posted on 12/12/2004 8:59:56 PM PST by Iam1ru1-2
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To: CHARLITE
I'm a Christian, and I believe the Bible is the word of God. However...

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.

12 posted on 12/12/2004 9:02:13 PM PST by Jotmo ("Voon", said the mattress.)
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To: CHARLITE; PatrickHenry; KevinDavis; RadioAstronomer

Ridiculous, preposterous and a few more multi syllabic words.


13 posted on 12/12/2004 9:04:12 PM PST by farmfriend ( In Essentials, Unity...In Non-Essentials, Liberty...In All Things, Charity.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
There's only one problem with this. The rotation of the Earth...one day...is exactly 23 hours, 59 minutes and 56 seconds.

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.

14 posted on 12/12/2004 9:05:59 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: farmfriend

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!


15 posted on 12/12/2004 9:08:27 PM PST by LauraleeBraswell (Support our troops.........)
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To: Zuropaman

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...


16 posted on 12/12/2004 9:09:55 PM PST by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Still teaching... or a reasonable facsimile thereof...)
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To: LauraleeBraswell

LOL, would pinging a few more people count?


17 posted on 12/12/2004 9:10:15 PM PST by farmfriend ( In Essentials, Unity...In Non-Essentials, Liberty...In All Things, Charity.)
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To: FreedomCalls
That depends on what you consider "one day."

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.

18 posted on 12/12/2004 9:11:17 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (All I ask from livin' is to have no chains on me. All I ask from dyin' is to go naturally.)
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To: Jotmo
You're right. This one came in from a normally believable, reliable source. I'll be more careful next time. Sorry, folks!

Char

19 posted on 12/12/2004 9:11:58 PM PST by CHARLITE
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To: Jotmo
"This kind of thing just makes Christians look silly. Please don't spread it around any more."

I agree with you. As much as I would like to be able to quote one of these stories as fact, I know them to be "urban legends."

I do know one thing to be true, although I can't "prove" it.
I know that one day, "every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord."
20 posted on 12/12/2004 9:13:24 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: CHARLITE

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.


21 posted on 12/12/2004 9:15:10 PM PST by Jotmo ("Voon", said the mattress.)
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To: Sola Veritas

Now there's something I can agree on. Can I hear an "Amen"?!!


22 posted on 12/12/2004 9:16:49 PM PST by Jotmo ("Voon", said the mattress.)
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To: CHARLITE
Didn't Professor Harold Hill originally sell musical instruments?
23 posted on 12/12/2004 9:17:05 PM PST by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch is der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
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.

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.

24 posted on 12/12/2004 9:18:35 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: CHARLITE

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.


25 posted on 12/12/2004 9:19:17 PM PST by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch is der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: Doctor Stochastic
Didn't Professor Harold Hill originally sell musical instruments?

Perhaps fitting that he was something of a con man too ;)

26 posted on 12/12/2004 9:19:39 PM PST by general_re ("What's plausible to you is unimportant." - D'man)
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To: general_re
Some for the Glories of This World; and some
Sigh for the Prophet's Paradise to come;
Ah, take the Cash, and let the Credit go
Nor heed the rumble of a distant Drum!

27 posted on 12/12/2004 9:27:03 PM PST by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch is der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: Doctor Stochastic

Yes, yes. The validity of this story has already been addressed and acknowledged. We can all stop the pile on now.


29 posted on 12/12/2004 9:28:57 PM PST by Jotmo ("Voon", said the mattress.)
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To: Jotmo

Amen


30 posted on 12/12/2004 9:34:23 PM PST by loboinok (GUN CONTROL IS HITTING WHAT YOU AIM AT.)
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To: AnnaZ

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"

?


31 posted on 12/12/2004 9:40:07 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Zuropaman

You're talking about the guy who claimed Jupiter ejected a comet, right?


32 posted on 12/12/2004 9:45:38 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (More than two lawyers in any Country constitutes a terrorist organization. )
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To: CHARLITE

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


33 posted on 12/12/2004 9:48:20 PM PST by DCBurgess58 (We have a French knife in our back)
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To: Zuropaman
It's an astonishing book that only now the scientific community is beginning to embrace.

The scientific community now, and always has, found Velikovsky to be laughable and worthless.

34 posted on 12/12/2004 9:59:34 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: SedVictaCatoni; guitar Josh; FreedomCalls
Guys, did you read all of what snoops said about the story?

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.

35 posted on 12/12/2004 9:59:35 PM PST by William Terrell (Individuals can exist without government but government can't exist without individuals.)
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To: William Terrell
But it appears snoops debunk job boils down to their opinion, no solid counter evidence or reasoning.

That actually happens a lot. There are some Snopes conclusions that are actually wrong.

37 posted on 12/12/2004 10:03:26 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Doctor Stochastic
"This seems like the usual Creationist nonsense...."

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.

38 posted on 12/12/2004 10:05:26 PM PST by TheCrusader ("the frenzy of the Mohammedans has devastated the Churches of God" - Pope Urban II, 1097 A.D.)
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To: TheCrusader

Ummmm.....

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.


39 posted on 12/12/2004 10:10:45 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: William Terrell
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.

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.....

40 posted on 12/12/2004 10:16:22 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: Doctor Stochastic
JPL has a 4,000,000,000 year back computation of the solar system. There were no day's missing.

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.

41 posted on 12/12/2004 10:17:18 PM PST by A.J.Armitage (http://calvinist-libertarians.blogspot.com/)
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To: Strategerist
"Exactly what Big Bang Scientists have claimed the universe is "perfectly harmonious?"

Oh, I get it now. They claim the universe is not perfectly harmonious. That explains it all then. hehehe

42 posted on 12/12/2004 10:18:55 PM PST by TheCrusader ("the frenzy of the Mohammedans has devastated the Churches of God" - Pope Urban II, 1097 A.D.)
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To: Strategerist
"And you can literally listen to the cosmic background radiation left over from the Big Bang. It's actual, real-world evidence"

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.

43 posted on 12/12/2004 10:21:24 PM PST by TheCrusader ("the frenzy of the Mohammedans has devastated the Churches of God" - Pope Urban II, 1097 A.D.)
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To: William Terrell
Yes, I read through the Snopes article. Their explanation that it is utterly impossible for a computer analysis, or any other process, to "look backwards" and examine whether or not time had elapsed is convincing. It is clear that not merely is there no evidence that this story is true, there cannot be any.

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.

44 posted on 12/12/2004 10:21:40 PM PST by SedVictaCatoni (<><)
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To: CHARLITE

bump


45 posted on 12/12/2004 10:27:00 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Truth, Justice and the Texan Way)
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To: TheCrusader

The Big Bang appears in the Bible at Gen. 1:3.


46 posted on 12/12/2004 10:27:13 PM PST by SedVictaCatoni (<><)
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To: CHARLITE

This hoax is at least 25 years old.


47 posted on 12/12/2004 10:38:49 PM PST by RBroadfoot
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