Geocentric Model vs. Heliocentric Model Brings about Persecution

Galileo Persecution

I found it interesting while I was homeschooling my children one day, I found myself teaching about the Geocentric Model of the solar system which simply means that in Ancient Greece, the philosophers and scientists of that day believed that all the planets, stars, sun, and everything in outer space revolved around the earth. Interesting. That would be a rational conclusion from self-centered man. By default, we do believe that everything revolves around us. That is the whole root of idolatry.

In the Middle Ages, a philosophy developed that believed that man is the measure of all things. This philosophy is called ‘Humanism’. Of course that is what we would think, left to ourselves.

As far as the geocentric model theory, that was assumed as if it were a true, proven fact. It was accepted as common knowledge. This became evident when Galileo, who was credited with inventing the telescope (although he was the original inventor), discovered that the sun was in the center of the solar system. Everything revolved around the sun, not the earth, as was the accepted belief about the workings of the solar system. This discovery brought about persecution from the Catholic church for Galileo. It was not a pretty site. Here is a short blog on the persecution of Galileo:

Could it be that the concept of evolution, which is not a proven fact, will one day be realized that it is not true? Today, scientists are making new discoveries that violate the theory of evolution. The whole theory is based upon speculation. Take for instance, the geological column, which is a framework consisting of the rock layers which are supposed to indicate different time periods throughout History. It is just a guess work on History, and yet much of what we believe about the origins of the earth are based upon this theory. We take for granted that it is a fact, when it is only a theory. Many theories are based on this theory.

Here is a quote from Malcolm Muggeridge, “I myself am convinced that the theory of evolution, especially the extent to which it’s been applied, will be one of the great jokes in the history books of the future.
Posterity will marvel that so very flimsy and dubious an hypothesis could be accepted with the incredible credulity that it has.”

Malcolm was a man who came to Christ in the later part of his life. He seemed to express much wisdom here.


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