The Missing Day

From: Jay Willingham <>
Date: Tue Feb 03 2004 - 17:04:27 EST

Anyone have any comments on this?

The Missing Day

> This is one of the most interesting things I have
> heard in a while. Hope you think so too.
> 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, 'W! hat'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.
> Forward this to as many people who you believe would
> think this is equally as cool..
Received on Tue Feb 3 17:01:58 2004

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