The Role of Synonymy

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

Synonymy has primary and secondary roles. The primary is to make it seem as if the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy is impossible. In which case, if the Bible is the inerrant word of an omnipotent God, it’s a fraud.

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April 7

Galileo’s Bluff

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) KJV

The Earth is at the center of the observable universe. It’s an empirical observation. Heliocentricity isn’t observed, it’s theoretical. Oddly enough, people today simply can’t grasp this concept.

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April 6

A Multitude of Rubies

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

(Proverbs 20:5) KJV

The assumption of heliocentricity, Galileo’s bluff, affects the calculated distance to stellar objects. The heliocentric distance is greater because it’s derived from a triangle with a base which is 2AU wide.

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