The Earth, the Sun and the Wisdom of Solomon

The third instance where the Holy Scriptures plainly teach geocentricity The_Remarkable_Wisdom_of_Solomonis to be found in the Book of Ecclesiastes, written by king Solomon, the wisest man that ever lived on earth (except the Lord Jesus Christ during His First Coming). Let us take a look at Ecclesiastes 1:5-7:

The Sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose. The wind goeth toward the sound, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits. All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.

If we look at verses 6 and 7, describing the wind patterns and the movement of water respectively, no self-respecting scientist even attempts to try to deny these scientific truths. Why is it then that Bible-believers are supposed to assume that verse 5 should be taken figuratively, and not literally? The reason is simple. The official religious view concerning astronomy, namely heliocentricity, the majority if not all of us have been taught in public schools.