Monday, March 09, 2015

Time change

Yesterday in the U.S. we experienced what we call a "time change" -- actually "time" stayed the same while we ran our clocks up an hour. From what I could find online, the first experiment with "Daylight Savings Time" occurred in Germany in 1916. It was first tried in the U.S. in 1918. Its appears that both cases were related to World War I and to conserve on the use (and cost) of artificial lighting. According to, a few U.S. cities continued to use it after it was repealed up to the time it was re-instituted in 1942.

Yesterday at church we talked about a true time change, when God changed time for the battle at Gibeon.*
Joshua 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.
This incident is a severe stumblingblock to moderns who have exalted science over scripture. It seems to be no cause for concern among those who believe God is greater than the universe He created.

* Another time change is recorded in Isaiah 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.

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