In his letter to Peter Carr::(His nephew)
"Read the Bible as you would Livy or Tacitus. For example, in the book of Joshua we are told the sun stood still for several hours. Were we to read that fact in Livy or Tacitus we should class it with their showers of blood, speaking of their statues, beasts, etc. But it is said that the writer of that book was inspired. Examine, therefore, candidly, what evidence there is of his having been inspired. The pretension is entitled to your inquiry, because millions believe it. On the other hand, you are astronomer enough to know how contrary it is to the law of nature" (Works, Vol. ii., p. 217).
I refer you to an article written in the "Evening World 10-10-69, of Spencer Indiana.
Harold Hill, president of Curtis Engine Company in Baltimore MD, and a consultant in the space program related the following development:
"I think one of the most amazing things that GOD has for us Today, happened recently to our astronauts and space scientist at Green Belt MD. They were checking the position of the Sun ,Moon,and planets out in space where they would be 100 years, and 1000 years from now. We have to know this so we don't send a satellite up and have it bump into something later on in its orbits. We have to lay out the orgin in terms of the life of he satellite, and where the planets will be so that the while thing will not bog down. They ran the computer measurement back and forth over the centuries and it came to a halt.
The computer stopped and it put up a red signal, which meant, that there was something wrong either in the info fed into it, or with the results as compared to the standards. they called in the service department to check it out and they said "Its perfect". The IBM head of operations said, "Whats wrong?" The scientists said "Well we have found there is a day missing in space in the elapsed time". They scratched their heads, and pulled their hairs.
"There was no answer".
One religious fellow on the team said "You know, one time I was in Sunday School, and they talked about the Sun standing still". They didn't believe him, but they didn't have any other answer, so they said " Show us." So he got a Bible and went back to the 10th chapter of Joshua where they found a pretty ridiculous statement for anybody who has common sense. There they found the Lord saying to Joshua, "Fear them not: I have delivered them into thy hand: There shall not a man of them stand before thee." Joshua was concerned because he was surrounded by the enemy, and if darkness fell, they would overpower them. So Joshua asked the Lord to make the Sun stand still. That's right "The Sun stood still, and the Moon stayed.....and hastened not to go down about a whole day."
l The spacemen said, "There is the missing day". Well, they checked the computers going back into the time it was written, and found it was close, but not close enough. The time
time that was missing back in Joshua's time was 23 hours, and 20 minutes, not a whole day. The bible said "About a whole day". They were missing 40 minutes. They were still in trouble. The religious man remembered that in one place also in the Bible, it said " the Sun went BACKWARDS!". The scientists said "You are out of your mind!." But they took out the Bible once again, and read in II Kings 20, that king Hezekiah on his deathbed, that he was visited by the prophet Isaiah, who said he was not going to die. Hezekiah wanted proof from Isaiah. Isaiah said "do you want the sun to go ahead 10 degrees?". "Hezekiah said to go ahead is nothing, but let the shadows return backward 10 degrees". Isaiah spoke to the Lord, and the Lord brought the shadows back 10 degrees, which amounted to 40 minutes.
When the space schientists entered this in, the computers ran perfect, with no alarms at all. The full missing day was found in the Bible.
The verbatim article was submitted by George M Gilles who's testimony appeared in the Evening World newspaper 10-10-1969.
Many "Free Thinkers" followed John Remsberg ideas (Remsberg was called a Perfect Atheist). Jefferson's letter to his nephew reminded me of this article I had read many years ago, and once again, those without faith, bring out the truth in the Bible as attested to by this article of 10-10-69 in the Indiana Newspaper, as attested to by George M Gilles, a Member of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship. Scientific proof of the truth in the Bible. AMEN