Below is an excerpt from The Sphere of Influence by Edward Hendrie.
In Romans 10:9-11:10 God explains how he uses his living word to give spiritual life to his elect. God’s creation, revealed in his word, is every bit part of his gospel. The word gospel literally means God spell (God’s word). God has made the point in the Holy Bible that every word of God is essential. “And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” (Luke 4:4) That brings us to an important point that preachers today overlook. God has revealed his invisible spiritual truths through the creation of the world. Man is without excuse. What may be known of God is manifest in God’s creation.
[T]hat which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse. (Romans 1:19-20)
The biblical account of creation is critical because it is through God’s creation that he reveals his glory and handiwork. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” (Psalms 19:1)
God called the firmament, Heaven. Genesis 1:8. The heavens declare the glory of God. The firmament contains the stars and shows God’s glory and handiwork. Psalm 19:1. Part and parcel of God’s glory and handiwork is that the stars travel in a fixed formation around the North Star (Polaris). That is because God ordained the moon and the stars to rule the night. Psalms 136:9. The stars were placed in the firmament by God for “signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.” Genesis 1:14. Indeed, “He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.” (Psalms 147:4)
That fixed path of travel, where the stars circle the North Star, as can be seen everywhere in the northern latitudes, proves that the earth cannot be a rotating globe. That is because if the earth were a rotating globe then the only place where the stars could be seen to travel in a circular path around the North Star would be at the North Pole. Everywhere else on a supposed spinning globe below the North Pole would require that the stars travel in a westerly direction because the earth is supposed to be spinning in an easterly direction.
Since under the heliocentric model the earth is supposed to be spinning in an easterly direction, a viewer who is looking at the North Star would necessarily see all of the other stars traveling in a westerly direction across the sky. There is no possible way that the stars could be seen by an observer on earth traveling in a circular path around the North Star because that would require the stars to both travel in an easterly direction and a westerly direction as they circle the North Star. But when looking at time-lapse photographs of the stars circling the North Star, we see stars traveling in a circular path around the North Star, with some stars moving in a westerly direction while at the same time other stars are traveling in an easterly direction. Such an occurrence in an impossibility under the heliocentric model.
A picture is worth a thousand words. A time-lapse picture is worth a million words. Below is an 11.5-hour time-lapse photograph taken on the night of January 2-3, 2010, from Tradate, Italy, which is at 45.7̊ North Latitude, more than 3,000 miles south of the North Pole, and approximately equidistant between the North Pole and the Equator. The picture proves that it is the stars moving over the earth, and not the earth that is spinning. The fact that the stars under the North Star are traveling in an easterly direction while at the same time the stars above the North Star are traveling in a westerly direction proves that the earth cannot be spinning.
If the earth were spinning, a person looking at the North star from 45.7̊ North Latitude would see all of the stars traveling in an arc across the sky in a westerly direction. If the earth were a spinning globe, the stars could not travel in opposite directions, as we can see is happening in the time-lapse photograph. The picture below impeaches the heliocentric myth. If one is standing anywhere not on the axis of a globe, stars cannot appear to travel across the sky in one direction and other stars appear to move in the opposite direction if the star movement is based upon the fact that the earth is supposed to be spinning on an axis in one direction. It is impossible. The time-lapse picture below proves that the heliocentric model is an elaborate deception.
Please note that, while the stars appear to completely circle the North Star, in fact, each star is only traveling in an arc that is approximately 180̊. The time-lapse makes it appear that the stars are going in a complete circle around the North Star. But it only appears that way because there are so many stars. No single star has traveled more than 180̊ during the 11.5-hour time-lapse period.
If the earth were a sphere spinning eastward, the heliocentric model would require a time-lapse picture of the North Star to be in a fixed position in the sky in perfect synchronization with the spin of the earth. That is because the North Star is fixed above the North Pole, which is supposed to be the axis of the earth’s spin. Thus, the heliocentric model requires that at all latitudes south of the North Pole the North Star would remain fixed in position over every location on the allegedly spinning earth. That means that the North Star would appear to the camera not to be moving. That is in fact what we see in time-lapse pictures. So-far-so-good for the heliocentric model.
The fly in the ointment for the heliocentric model is that if the earth were in fact spinning, the other stars in a time-lapse picture taken south of the North Pole would create star trail arcs that would appear to be moving across the sky only in a direction opposite the spin of the earth. But that is not what we see. Instead, in actual time-lapse pictures of the North Star, the other stars leave circular star trails around the stationary North Star. That means that some of the stars are traveling in the same direction as the supposed spin of the earth. That is impossible under the heliocentric model. If the earth were spinning, there would be no way for any stars to leave star trails going in the same direction as the spin of the earth. The diagram below illustrates what the star trails in a time-lapse picture taken by a camera south of the North Pole pointed at the North Star should look like if the earth were a spinning globe.
The ubiquitous time-lapse photographs taken south of the North Pole showing star trails circling the North Star are proof that the earth is not spinning underneath the stars but rather that those stars are circling the North Star over a stationary earth.
Every scientific experiment ever conducted has confirmed what the above time-lapse picture shows, that the earth is stationary and the stars move over the earth. George Airy in 1871 conducted the most notable experiment that proved that the stars move over a stationary earth. Airy’s experiment is popularly known in the scientific community as “Airy’s failure” because his experiment proved that the earth does not move, which was the opposite of the expected outcome. George Airy’s experiment determined with scientific certainty that in fact, it was the ether carrying the stars that was moving over the earth and that the earth was stationary. Dr. Neville Thomas Jones, Ph.D., explains that “George Airy proved that the world was stationary and the stars are moving.”
Airy’s failure was followed in 1887 by the precise and irrefutable experiment conducted by physicist Albert A. Michelson (1852 – 1931) and chemist E. W. Morley (1838 – 1923). The Michelson/Morley experiment, using an interferometer, which measured light rays, established that the earth is stationary. That experiment so shook the scientific community (imbued with heliocentricity) that it was forced to change the laws of physics to explain it away. The new laws of physics were nurtured within the umbra of the theory of relativity. The rise of Albert Einstein and his theory of relativity are explained in detail in this author’s book, The Greatest Lie on Earth (Expanded Edition).