He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.(Psalms 147:4) KJV
We’re on popular science turf (SciPop) when we start talking in scientific terms about the cosmos. This is where some sleight-of-hand has been deployed: SciPop wants you to believe that the stars are suns.
This idea dates back to Galileo who used it to explain why he couldn’t measure the parallax that he predicted would be caused by the Earth orbiting the sun.
The assumption of heliocentricity was made before any measurements of parallax were taken. The way that this affects geometry is summarized in the featured diagram. Assuming heliocentricity means that parallax distance measurements are based on a triangle which has a base 2 AU (astronomical units) wide.
There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.(1 Corinthians 15:40-41) KJV
Christians have been avoiding this for a long time. Time’s up. In the Biblical cosmology Earth is at the center. Parallax is the observed motion of the stars because the stars are moving. It’s empirical. It’s so simple that it’s kinda ridiculous. The SciPop cosmological model requires you to imagine that the Earth is moving, and then you have to imagine that the stars are distant suns.
The sun is a giant ball of fusing plasma which is so bright that we can’t look at it. The stars are minute specks that we can barely see. They’re obviously not the same thing. However, if you want to imagine that they’re the same thing then you can be an astronomer.
Sun star synonymy is intended to make it seem that the fulfillment of prophecy is impossible. That would be the prophecy about the stars falling to Earth during the tribulation. If the stars are distant suns and galaxies then it’s impossible for them to fall to the Earth, they would have no reason to. That’s the point of astronomy. It’s part of the SciPop narrative of godless existence which is designed to help you sleep at night and not worry about the judgement of God until you wake up in hell one day and it’s too late to do anything about it.
Sun star synonymy is so powerful that we consider it to be a major deity in the atheist pantheon.