The Earth is not a planet


Many years ago someone asked me: Would you consider the Earth not rotating and fixed at the centre of the universe? So I did and thought right away, “Why not?” Intuitively, it seemed plausible then and still does today.

After all, this is what we experience day after day after day. We see the Sun, Moon, and stars rotating every twenty-four hours like clockwork. The Sun rises and sets daily. So does the Moon. The stars make complete circles every day in the nighttime sky. We sense it’s the heavenly bodies in motion. But not us. We feel at rest.

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Can we trust our senses? Or is the heavenly rotation an illusion?

Let’s get right to the point. We were taught from earliest memory that the Earth is rotating daily on its axis. None of us can recall a time when anyone thought otherwise. Anyone. It’s something everybody knows for sure. Everybody. Far from being offended by something so contrary, we wonder how everyone could be wrong. It’s not the possibility of a non-rotating Earth that offends us. It’s the possibilty of everyone being deceived.

That is the point. As created beings and those called into the household of faith, we need to come to terms with a great mass deception. Our Master Yahusha in the days of his flesh warned, “See to it that no one misleads you.” In his personal Revelation, after he was raised and lifted up, we read, “And the great dragon was thrown out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who leads all the world astray. He was thrown to the earth, and his messengers were thrown out with him.” We should be familiar with the concept of deception and its ever-present realty. Let’s not be deceived.

I once told a friend who was adamantly opposed to geocentricity that he knew it to be true in his heart. I’m convinced it’s true for every living being. It can’t be otherwise. As created beings, we know intrinsically the Earth is a very special place. We know it inwardly. We can deny this reality just as my friend did by saying, “I won’t go there.” But surely, as beings made in the image of our Creator, we know it to be true.

Let’s stay with the point. The Scriptures are perspecuitivley geocentric. By that I mean true in the plainest sense. Several verses say, “the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.” There’s nothing more plain than Joshua commanding the Sun and the Moon to stand still. “So the sun stood still and the moon stopped.” I’ll come back to the Bible’s earth-centredness. For now let’s say along with Paul, “But let Elohim/Alahim be true, and every man a liar, as it has been written, “That You should be declared right in Your words, and prevail in Your judging.””

Keep in mind that the world, the Earth and its occupants, is a created reality. It was made by an omnipotent being for a purpose – to make beings in His own image, and ultimately to give those beings eternal life in His Kingdom – something He has already accomplished according to the Scriptures. You can verify this for yourself if you haven’t already. “Ask and it shall be given to you, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you.” May it be so.

Here are three sources for your studies. The first is a fairly simple but still serious treatment of heliocentricty versus geocentricity. Please pay special attention to the pattern made by the motions of the Sun and planets around the Earth. The video is only nine minutes long and quite enjoyable.

The second source is a long and polished video dealing mainly with the science of geocentricity. You may find it tedious. But it’s the best video on the subject by far. I’ve watched it several times.

The third option is the best. Yes, we should be able to trust our senses. We were created with those sense-abilities. We can also trust our intellect if it’s guided by Biblical principles. I’ve read just about everything available on geocentricty in the last two decades, most of it very good. But I like best the fairly recent, The True Doctrine Of The Globe Earth – A Scriptural View Of The Universe, by David Nikao. You can buy a Kindle or printed version at Amazon, or you can receive a free download at Please “study to show thyself approved” by reading David’s book.

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