Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
( Romans 1:21 )
The earth is at the center of the observable universe. This is an empirical observation. Heliocentricity is not observed, it is theoretical. Oddly enough, people today simply cannot grasp this concept.
There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
( Proverbs 20:15 )
The assumption of heliocentricity – Galileo’s bluff – affects the calculated distance to stellar objects. The heliocentric distance is greater because it is derived from a triangle with a base which is 2AU wide.
And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fled from the Philistines. But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the LORD wrought a great victory.
( 2 Samuel 23:11-12 )
We have been defending the Geocentrospheric model in the Twitter community since December 25th, 2015. It has not been refuted. There is a simple reason why: It is Biblically accurate.
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 )
Astronomy has grown around this assumption: stars are suns. It is false. Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Einstein, and others stole the modern mind and gave us an understanding of the cosmos which is not real.
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
( Matthew 2:1-2 )
Can we deduce a mechanism by which God can blacken the inner surface of the firmament and make available a vast quantity of crystalline material from which to make the stars?
And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
( Revelation 21:19-20 )
We don’t hammer square pegs into round holes to get the pieces of Matty’s Paradigm to fall into place. It is deduced, not induced. This is another nail to hammer into the lid on the coffin of Flat Earth.