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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.