|This is really interesting. The Missing Day For all you 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 awesome
creation and shows 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 for us today happened
recently to our astronauts and space scientists at Green Belt, Maryland.
They were checking the position of the sun, moon, and planets out in space
where they would be 100 years and 1000 years from now. We have to know this
so we won't send a satellite, up 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
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 either with 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 elapsed 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 back 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
hasted 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 deathbed, 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 2 Kings 20:9-11