There is a great diffrerence between the way the Bible describes the universe and the way science describes the universe. One has
to make a choice which one to follow.
The Scietific view of the universe
The scientific view of the universe is that of a large immovable sun and a small moving earth. It shows a spherical
earth with a north pole and a south pole. Scientists do not speak of a heaven. The universe began by a theoretical big bang.
The Bibilical view of the earth
The Bible shows the earth is the center of the universe. All planets and stars are smaller than the earth by far. The sun is smaller than the earth and it moves around the earth surface. The Bible shows a earth which is
flat and does not move (1 Chron 16:30, Psalms 93:1 and Psalms 96:10) . The Bible speak of a firmament around the earth (Genesis 1:6, Isaiah 13:13, Isaiah 24:18). The Bible speaks of a heaven. The Bible says the earth is supported by four pillars ( Isaiah 11:12,
Rev 7:1, Rev 20:8, Job 9:6, Psalms 75:3 and 1 Sam 2:8) and has an underworld occupied by demons. The Bible says that above the firmament are waters and there are flood gates which can be opened by God. The Bible says the moon and all the stars are inside the
firmament dome. The universe was created by God (Isaiah 44:24).
Infact the first verse of the Bible says,
in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1). This means there are only two major creations of God. The earth and the heavens. The stars and the sun are too small and are only to serve the earth. The Lord Jesus said at one time in the
stars shall fall on earth like figs from heaven (Matt 24:29, Mark 13:25 and Rev 6:13). The Bible says 67 times that the sun moves but not once does it say that the earth moves.
The scientific view of the earth makes make to feel they are insignificant in a vast universe. it makes them to feel that God is far away.
The Bible says we have three domains, the heaven, the earth and under the earth. Infact the Bible says that in the Name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of
things in heaven, of things on earth and things under the earth (Phil 2).
The scientific view of the earth came in the
14th century. The original view of the earth has been the Biblical one. see the diagram of ancient view of the universe. I shall be adding more notes on this subject.