Bible Miracles: Sun is Revolving
rotates around its axis at 1600km/hr, which causes day and night on Earth. Then it revolves around the Sun
at 107,000km/hr which is responsible for our 12 months year and different seasons on Earth. The Sun is also not stationary but is in motion
with a speed of 800,000 km/hr in the direction of the bright star
Vega in the constellation of Lyra along with all the solar system
including planet earth
and our moon
. It takes our Sun approximately 225 million years to make the trip around our Galaxy
. This is sometimes called the galactic year. Since the Sun formed, about 20 Galactic years have passed; we have been around the Galaxy 20 times. This knowledge is very recent, and only 100 years back scientists believed that the Earth revolved around a stationary sun
But Bible almost around three thousand years ago told us in Psalm chapter 19 verse 4 that the Sun is not stationary.
Psalm 19:4-6: Their line is gone out through all the EEarth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the Sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. KJV
This motion about which Bible is talking is not the apparent motion of Sun causing day and night, as we perceive from Earth, but in its wordings, it contains all the meanings for the coming generations. That is for the previous human generations this verse was giving a sense as per their time, and for us again, the verse has the capacity that it gives new meaning as per our modern understanding of science. This is what should be a characteristic of a divine revelation
that it should be universal, valid for all ages.
For many years critics mocked at this verse, claiming that it explained the doctrine of geocentricity i.e the Sun revolves around the Earth. Scientists at that time thought the Sun was stationary. However, it has been discovered in recent years that the Sun is, in fact, moving through space as I mentioned above and it is traveling through the heavens and has a circuit just as the Bible says. Its circuit is so large that it would take approximately 225 million years to complete one orbit.