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Thank you for your interest in our web distributed notes from our weekly bible studies. Some content had to be removed from these slides for copyright purposes, and thus the slides by themselves can be difficult to follow without the original animation sequences, and accompanying notes from the actual study, but we pray that you will still find them useful. You may send any questions to myself at and I will try and get answers back to you in a timely manner. You may re-use these slides in your own bible studies, both personal and public, and arrangements can be made for accompanying notes and original slide presentations once copyright issues have been resolved. May God bless your effort, and may you grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Pastor Jerry Eyers Quinn River Baptist Fellowship
Interesting Fact #1: The Earth originally had twelve 30 day months. This is even in the Bible: Genesis 7:11(600 th year, 2 nd month, 17 th day) Genesis 8:3(Waters took 150 days to recede) Genesis 8:4(601 st year, 7 th month, 17 th day) 150 days = (600 st year, 7 th month, 17 th day) - (600 th year, 2 nd month, 17 th day) 150 days = 5 months 30 days = 1 month Interesting Fact #2: All ancient calendars agree to this reckoning (12x30). (the Chaldean, Egyptian, Hebrew, Greek, Phoenician, Chinese, Mayan, Aztec, Incan, Hindu, Carthaginian, Etruscan, Teuton, Toltec, Indian, etc.) Interesting Fact #3: In 1404 B.C., the Egyptians suddenly change their calendar because they deem it to be inaccurate, and tie the change to a story of a battle between two of their gods (Osiris and the Phoenix) as the cause, which resulted in one the Phoenix being thrown down to the earth in a massive fireball far to the North. Interesting fact #4: At the same time, the natives in New Zealand, the American Indians, the Chinese, and the Japanese all adopt a similar legend, but they don’t change their calendars until a later event. Interesting fact #5: The Temple in Israel was to be built facing due East. But, when the foundations of the first temple (Solomon’s) is compared to the second temple (Zerubable’s), they find that the two foundations don’t line up. There is exactly 5.3 degree difference between the two foundations. Why?? Interesting fact #6: In 701 B.C., all calendars on the planet are changed. Even cultures that had no contact with each other all adopt a new calendar. Why?? What happened in 701 B.C.??
Jos 10:7 So Joshua ascended from Gilgal, he, and all the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valour. Jos 10:8 And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear them not: for I have delivered them into thine hand; there shall not a man of them stand before thee. Jos 10:9 Joshua therefore came unto them suddenly, and went up from Gilgal all night. Jos 10:10 And the LORD discomfited them before Israel, and slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them along the way that goeth up to Bethhoron, and smote them to Azekah, and unto Makkedah. Jos 10:11 And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron, that the LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword. Jos 10:12 Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. Jos 10:13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. Jos 10:14 And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel. Oh, come on. That can’t possible happen. The Earth can not stop rotating, then start again without everything flying off the planet due to the centripetal forces involved. Further, winds caused by the coriolis effect would have been over 1500 MPH, destroying everything. The oceans would have flown out of their beds at a rate of over 67,000 MPH, and isn’t Israel on the coast?? They would have been destroyed immediately!
Isa 38:1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live. Isa 38:2 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, Isa 38:3 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. Isa 38:4 Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying, Isa 38:5 Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years. Isa 38:6 And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria: and I will defend this city. Isa 38:7 And this shall be a sign unto thee from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he hath spoken; Isa 38:8 Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down. Oh, come on. That can’t possible happen. The Earth can not rotate backwards, that makes less sense than the Long Day of Joshua!! How can you have the sundial go backwards without total destruction on the planet? In Judges 8:13, Gideon camped near Penuel until nightfall, marched to Karkor, attacked the forces of the Midianites, defeated them, pursued them for 60 miles on foot to the East of Nobah, then returned to his original camp by Penuel, all before the sun rose up in the morning. How?? Jdg 5:18 Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death in the high places of the field. Jdg 5:19 The kings came and fought, then fought the kings of Canaan in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; they took no gain of money. Jdg 5:20 They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.
1Ki 19:11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: 1Ki 19:12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. Amo 1:1 The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake. Zec 14:5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee. Joe 2:9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. Joe 2:10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: Isa 29:6 Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire. Psa 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psa 46:2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Psa 46:3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
In 1404 B.C., The Egyptians suddenly note an error in their calendar. It had been working fine until then. Something happened in 1404 B.C. to invalidate their calendar. At the same time in China, there is a legend about the long night, during which there was a planetary alignment on one side of the sun of four planets (which was normal), but during the night, Mercury changed sides, and joined the other four to form a five planet alignment unheard of before. The result was a changing of the solstice, which signaled that the gods were not happy with the current ruler, and it triggered a revolt, and brought an end to the current dynasty and brought in the Fang dynasty. This legend of the change in the winter solstice, and in the long day is also recorded in Greek legends, and in the Assyrian writings. In fact, during that time is when what became Assyria later was conquered by Joshua. In the State Archives of Assyria is the statement: “If in Adar (February 20 - March 20) the sun stands still in the middle of noontime: the land will experience siege (and) misery.” In 701 B.C., something happened again. In the bible it is recorded as turning the sun dial back 10 degrees. The Egyptians and the Romans add five days (365). Later that gets corrected to The Chaldeans add some feast days to the end of the year, the number of which to be determined each year by the priests, usually 3. This happened after the first temple was built, but before the second temple was built. If you were to tilt the Earth in order that someone standing at Israel would observe the progression of the sundial to go backwards by 10 degrees, that would have added 40 minutes to the orbit, and would have shifted the poles of the earth. The result would be the changing of due East by 5.3 Degrees, exactly as we can observe the foundations of the two temples to be off by. King Hezekiah changes the Jewish calendar by adding a 30 day month 7 times in a 19 year cycle. How bazar is that!? Well, the Rabbis claim that he got this formula from God through Isaiah. If you do the calculations, that gives you days per year, or a number that maps the current orbits of the planets to an accuracy of 1 day in every 5 trillion years. Sounds like our God, huh?
At this same time, the Romans shift their year end from March to December 25 (and later to January 1). Why? (Today, the winter solstice falls roughly on December 22) Other cultures had their year end in either October, or March. Why? And why was it shifted to January? The planets played a BIG part in lives of those living in ancient times. Why? Does how bright Jupiter shines tonight have anything to do with your life? Why is Mars called “The god of war?” We have the term in our language ‘the martial arts’ that derives from the name ‘Mars’. Why? The days of our week are the tutonic names for the planets: Sun’daeg, Moon’daeg, Tiewes’daeg (Mars), Odens-daeg (Mercury), Thors-daeg (Jupiter), Freyia-daeg (Venus), and Saturns-daeg. The months: Martius (March as we pronounce it, Mars), Aprilla (Venus), Maius (Mercury), Juno (Jupiter), and so on. The name for ‘Mars’ in the Old Testament was ‘Baal’. The name Baal appears 81 times in the bible, always with reference to ‘the high places’, or the places of worship on the top of the mountains. Despite the teachings of Evolution, people that came before us were no smarter or dumber than we are, they wouldn’t run out and worship something unless it had an effect on their lives. So why were people worship Baal, and naming the planet ‘the god of War’? We have evidences that all cultures on the planet, not just the ‘middle eastern’ cultures we are familiar with, worshiped Mars. Why? In Egypt, for several thousand years, their capital was located in Cairo, right next to the Giza plain. The word ‘Cairo’ in Egyptian is their name for Mars. In 750 B.C., only 49 years the 701 B.C. incident, Rome was founded by Romulus after the destruction of Volsinium. Romulus stated that it shouldn’t be rebuilt again, and founded Rome. But he founded it 15 miles up the Tiber river, not at the sea coast. Why? Scientists may have figured out why. In the time of Amos (the great earthquake), there were an estimated 200 foot tsunamis that struck Italy. The 9.0 earthquake that hit Japan last month produced 30 foot tsunamis. Scientists see evidences that ancient cities were rebuilt on their own ruins seven to eight times. Why?
Well, three NASA scientists may have found the answers. Donald W. Patten, Ronald R. Hatch, and Loren C. Steinhauer worked for NASA writing the software that calculates the planetary orbits. NASA uses this software to determine the best time for launch of satellites, and the timing and thrust vectors used to navigate space probes to their destinations. Ronald R. Hatch worked at the applied physics laboratory on the Navy Navigational Satellite System as a Senior Engineer, worked for the Space Division at Boeing, and as Software Supervisor for Magnavox Research Laboratories in designing and building the Global Positioning Satellite system (GPS). Loren C. Steinhauer taught orbital mechanics at Harvard, at MIT, and worked as an advanced mathematician at the Mathematical Sciences Northwest Institute. These guys know their stuff. They built the software used by NASA for all their planetary projections, which takes into account orbital resonance, gravitational interactions, solar winds, and on and on. They got the idea that since they now had something that worked to accurately predict the motion of the planets going forward, what would happen if they ran the clock backwards? They discovered some very interesting things. One of the first things they discovered was that in 701 B.C., Mars and the Earth almost collide. Today, Mars has an orbit of 687 Earth days to Earth’s 365. At the time of the near collision in 701 B.C., energy was transferred between the two planets in the form of gravitation influences and magnetic influences, that resulted in the shift of the orbits of both planets. These influences would have caused crustal tides on Earth of almost 200 feet. Taking this information into consideration, they continued running their model backwards. They found that prior to that, back through history (seven times, in fact) Mars and the Earth have a near pass-by. Not as close as the 701 B.C., but close enough to cause major earthquakes, crustal tides, etc. and each pass-by would have been preceded and followed by meteors and bolides and would have caused major weather disruptions on Earth.
Jos 10:10 And the LORD discomfited them before Israel, and slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them along the way that goeth up to Bethhoron, and smote them to Azekah, and unto Makkedah. Jos 10:11 And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron, that the LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword. Jos 10:12 Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. Jos 10:13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. These near pass-by’s would have occurred on March 21/22, or October 25 every 54 or 108 years. Each time, Earth would gain a little and the would shift some, and Mars would lose a little and its tilt would shift some. Eventually, they changed from the original orbit of a 2:1 resonance (Earth’s 360 to Mars 720) to where they are today (Earth , and Mars 687). March 21 is known to astronomers by tradition as the ‘first point in Aires’ (Aires was the Greek name for Mars). Today, Mars has nothing to do with the constellation of Aires. When one of the pass-by’s occurred, Mars would rise from the horizon 50 times larger in size than the moon. It’s arrival would have been preceded by meteors and bolides. A bolide is a meteor that explodes before it strikes the ground. One went off in Tunguska, Siberia, Russia on Jude 30, It leveled over 2000 square kilometers of forest. That’s 1,243 square miles of forest. The blast radius was 35 miles to a side. Within that area, not a tree was left standing.
Interesting theory, but don’t let HOW God may have accomplished the miracles take away FROM the miracles. Just because God may have used the planet Mars to accomplish His will doesn’t mean He didn’t do it (remember, we still have the Long day to deal with). Also, a near pass-by of Mars would not explain why only Israel’s enemies got hit, and not any of the Israelites. Also, have you ever tried to hit a moving target at 100 yards with a gun? Try a rider on horseback, with a meteor, using only the gravitation and solar winds, and firing your bullet at the time of creation! Now that’s marksmanship!! Is there evidence that this near pass-by of Mars ever occurred? Actually, there is. Let’s talk about some history: Galileo discovered the 4 moons of Jupiter and Saturn’s rings Sir William Hershel discovered Uranus he discovered the 2 moons of Uranus he discovered 2 more moons of Saturn Laverrier discovered Neptune and 1 moon around Neptune (fairly recently) Asaph Hall, using a brand new telescope at the US Naval Observatory discovered 2 moons of Mars. The astronomical world went into shock. They all knew about Mars, but nobody had found any moons. The reason is because the are almost black (no reflectivity) and they are rather small. He named them Phobos and Deimos (fear and panic). Phobos is almost completely black, it is 1/100 th the width of our moon, (only 8 miles in diameter) and rotates in 7 hours 39 minutes (faster than Mars rotates) and thus appears to rise in the West and set in the East. Deimos is almost synchronous with Mars and rotates in 24 Hours 37 Minutes (almost appears to not move). This was all discovered in 1877.
Let’s talk about some historical writings for a minute. Most of us may not be familiar with the name Jonathan Swift, but you will probably recognize his works, namely Gulliver’s Travels. Jonathan Swift was an Irish satirist. He wrote Gulliver’s Travels to poke fun at the political situation in London of his day. In Gulliver’s Travels, the third book, the voyage to laputta (the land of really tiny people), chapter 19, the astronomers of laputta are bragging that they are much more advanced than those of London, and Jonathan swift writes as follows: Jonathan Swift writes about the two moons of mars, and he gets the orbits pretty close. Now the problem… Jonathan Swift wrote this in 1726, 151 years before the two moons were discovered by Asaph Hall. How did he know?? One astronomer quipped that it was the best guess in the universe!! “They spend the greatest part of their lives in observing the celestial bodies, which they do by the assistance of glasses, far excelling ours in goodness. For, although their largest telescopes do not exceed three feet, they magnify much more than those of a hundred with us, and show the stars with greater clearness. This advantage has enabled them to extend their discoveries much further than our astronomers in Europe; for they have made a catalogue of ten thousand fixed stars, whereas the largest of ours do not contain above one third part of that number. They have likewise discovered two lesser stars, or satellites, which revolve about Mars; whereof the innermost is distant from the centre of the primary planet exactly three of his diameters, and the outermost, five; the former revolves in the space of ten hours, and the latter in twenty-one and a half; so that the squares of their periodical times are very near in the same proportion with the cubes of their distance from the centre of Mars; which evidently shows them to be governed by the same law of gravitation that influences the other heavenly bodies.”
Jonathan Swift was familiar with the astronomers of the day, but they didn’t know about the two moons of Mars. It has been theorized that Jonathan Swift used some old writings and drawings to embroider his fantasy not realizing that he was preserving what had to be an eye witness account of one of these near pass-by’s. In order for the two moons of Mars to be visible with the naked eye on Earth, Mars would have had to have passed by within 70,000 miles of Earth, a virtual collision in astronomical terms. According to the researchers, that could only have been the 701 B.C. incident. That pass-by in 701 B.C was so close that so much energy transferred it stabilized the orbits to what we have today. What about the long day, and the planetary alignment shift in China, and the change in the solstice?? In running the simulation backwards, NASA scientists encounter two more problems. The first is that they find a missing 23 hour and 20 minute period of time. They reach 1404 B.C., and suddenly their model encounters an error. Things don’t line up. Their model is suddenly off by 23 hours and 20 minutes. They already had to account for a 40 minute variance at the sun-dial incident, and when they add that, they find a complete missing day – 24 hours. This verified the 1960’s findings of Mr. Harold Hill, a researcher in the Baltimore Maryland Curtis Engine design plant, on contract from NASA to calculate orbital timings. He also discovered a missing 23 hours and 20 minutes. Andrew Bennett, of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) in Okanagan, CA has analyzed all current information available from NASA, ESA, and more, and has concluded that in order for the Long Day to have occurred, given what we can observe, and calculate, that God did not stop the orbit of the planet, but rather altered the orbit of the sun. The Earth, following the sun in its orbit through gravitational influences, was repositioned into the near pass-by orbit of Mars. This is the only explanation that allows for the shifting of the planetary alignment seen in China, and the long day.
The last thing that the NASA scientist discovered was that their model of the universe, and planetary orbits, gravitational models, etc. worked perfect until a certain time in history. At that point, something major and incongruous happened to the planetary orbits that they have no record of, and no way to determine what happened prior to that point. All they do know is that they can’t run their current system back any further, as the model falls apart. “We are limited somewhat in that many of our calculations unexpectedly terminate with certain Babylonian calendar events (4,500 years ago), but this has never given programmers any unexpected difficulties.” (Edward Mason, Chief, Office of Public Affairs, NASA, Goddard Flight Center) What point in time is that biblically? What happened in time that the bible records 4500 years ago? The flood of Noah.