I would think they had it backwards because a steam engine is built so that is should be moved.
My question is how, once one accepted that the ‘proper’ scriptural interpretation was that the Earth did not move, would one disabuse himself of that notion?
Obviously the majority of the Christian world changed their mind on the issue over the centuries. What was the mechanism of change?
Precisely, the earth’s foundation was built so that it SHOULD BE MOVED. And yet it’s movement is fixed, according to the laws God created to govern its motion.