If the Reformation is true, the Copernican Principle is a hoax

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Today is the day of the year that Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the door of the Church in Wittenburg, Germany. October 31, 1517 was the date.  It is called “Reformation Day.”

The Reformation principle of “Sola Scriptura,” or the Bible alone, is contradicted by the Copernican Principle, or the idea that earth is not central in the universe. A logically necessary corollary of the Copernican Principle is the “Principle of Mediocrity,” which is stated as “there is nothing special about the earth.” This is a philosophical contradiction of the Bible. The word “earth” is found in the King James Bible 987 times, in 907 verses. The earth is the focus of the Bible, not some arbitrary point in space.  Unthinking acceptance of the Copernican Principle is so common in the modern world that nobody analyzes what it means. Any Reformed church member who suggests that the Copernican Principle is wrong is considered ignorant. Yet somehow, his church’s position is that the Reformation principle of Sola Scriptura is true, and the Reformation is not considered ignorant.

How can both be true? There are at least two ways of considering it. First, we note that science does not give us truth. That comes from Sola Scriptura. What science finds is not to be treated as final reality, but only a tentative model that can be used to help us dress and keep the earth, until we find a better model. The problem with the Copernican Principle is that people have been tricked into accepting it as final reality. The heliocentric model seems to word fairly well, and it is taught as absolute dogma in the public schools, just like evolution. That does not mean that there is not a better model that could be found if heliocentrism were not required dogma. Second, and most common, is the acceptance of both as true somehow, and ignoring the contradictions.
The strange phenomenon of the resurgence of the Flat Earth model is instructive. Some churchmen are saying that since the Bible treats the earth as flat, then it must really be flat. This, strangely, makes the same error as the Copernican Principle. It considers that science can give us final knowledge about reality. The Flat Earthers do not insist on the Bible as their source of truth, but insist that science proves the Flat Earth model. They do not make an argument from the Bible, because there is simply no way to make the argument from there. They are asserting a physical reality, and have no philosophical argument to offer. Unlike the philosophical centrality of the earth in the Bible, there is no philosophical flatness of the earth necessary in the Bible.
But the earth going around the sun could be wrong? Again, even that has to be considered tentative. It is hard to imagine, but there may be a more real understanding where the sun really does go around the earth, and the earth is at the center of the universe. Reality does not have to answer to man. The only test is if a model works better than another to help man dress and keep the earth. It cannot tell us the Bible is wrong.
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Why can no one find Bigfoot?

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Most of the miracles of Jesus in the Bible involve the casting out of devils. I observe that people dismiss the devils that Jesus casts out, as some kind of psychological phenomenon that primitive people like those of Jesus’ day attributed to personal beings, but were just impersonal forces coming from minds that were out of order.

Yet, I see that people today have no way of dealing with beings like the various manlike creatures that some see, and who interact with them, and even abduct them. The modern scientific mind does not know what to do with them, except dismiss them as creations of a disordered mind. They can dismiss them as long as they happen to someone else, but more and more people are personally experiencing these creatures. Some skeptical minds who experience the beings try to make them fit into the mold of Bigfoot, which they insist is only an unknown species of ape that is really good at hiding.

What happens when man goes into space? These creatures will no doubt go with him, even if they are only creations of the mind. Out there, they will be interpreted as alien spacemen. What messages will they give to the humans that experience them? Will they be the same messages that are given by channelers as coming from alien spacemen here on earth, namely that the Bible is false and the spacemen must be trusted? Will they lure those who follow them to their doom in deep space? How will humans know the difference?

A bit of irony

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The irony here is just breathtaking. James White is the most outspoken opponent of the idea that the King James Bible, or any other translation for that matter, can be trusted as final authority. He is an advocate of the idea of the nonexistent original autographs only as final authority, and each person has to determine what they said for himself, or even better, trust James White to tell him.

Percy Fawcett and his guides

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Lt. Col. Percival Fawcett was a famous explorer who is said to have been in contact with entities like Bashar,  channeled by Daryl Anka, who said they were the spirits of ancient natives, and promised to lead him to a fabulous lost city in the Amazon jungle. He was never seen again, and a hundred people died searching for him or his remains.
From The Guardian–
“According to previously hidden private papers, it appears that Fawcett had no intention of ever returning to Britain and, perhaps lured by a native she-god or spirit guide whose beautiful image haunts the family archive, he planned instead to set up a commune in the jungle, based on a bizarre cult.”

 

Terrorized by the dog god

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In this linked video, a man with a position of responsibility in his community recalls a visit by a strange being that changed his life, and not altogether for the best. He goes into great detail. For those who do not have the time to listen, in summary, when he is out driving his new muscle car, he is approached in a curve by a large, upright walking being with a dog’s head which appears to be interested in eating him, and almost gets in the car with him, even though he is moving at the time.