EWTN Catholic Q&A
Isn't Gods word just this simple. Just my 2 cents...
Question from charles on 08-22-2013:

Creation is from God, and revealed by God. In the beginning God created heaven, and earth. The heaven is the realm of the pure spiritual creatures that God created, and not space. The earth is not a planet revolving in a solar system; but the unique and immoveable place that God formed and placed man. God did not create other worlds. Just earth. God did not create or make a universe having billions of galaxies, containing billions of suns with billions of solar systems having planets: or multi-verse universes. God did make two great lights; the greater light to rule the day; and the lesser light to rule the night; and the stars. For which the stars extend to the heights of the firmament under the Heaven. God made only one greater light that we call the sun, and only one lesser light that we call the moon. And God set them in the firmament: And all of the lights he made shine only on the earth. God did allow and made a firmament, or the whole space between the earth and the Heaven: For which the Heaven is the realm of the pure spiritual creatures that God created and made. Satan and all the spiritual creatures that rejected God no longer have Heaven: And therefore have set themselves subject to death and eternal punishment. God created and made Adam and the woman perfect. Adam enjoyed all things of God to be perfect. Adam and the whole earth did not evolve or revolve. Adam and the whole earth were not subject to decay or death: Rather given perfection and everlasting life. Gods revelation of creation was not subject to wait for man and modern science to tell him how things are. But man and modern science is subject to Gods revelation to determine what they will tell us. Jesus says: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. Jesus also tells us that Satan the devil that old serpent was a murderer from the beginning, and he stood not in the truth; because truth is not in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof. I beleive our Lord with all my mind and soul and pray to the Holy Spirit to do his will. Thanks and God Bless Mother Angelica and EWTN...

Answer by Richard Geraghty on 11-01-2013:

Dear Charles,

There is no need to place opposition between the truth that God made the earth a special place for men and the scientific truth that the sun is the center of our solar system with the earth revolving around it. Both statement are true. You are right in saying that God made Adam and Eve perfect. But when they sinned they became subject to death. But the world of nature did not sin. It was programed by God to begin, to exist for a while, and then pass away which the next generation started the process all over again. You are right in saying that modern science does not substitute for God's revelation. But why would you day that God's revelation makes it unnecessary to study the sciences dealing with the details of the world. The fact that some scientists abuse science by their atheistic or agnostic stands does not make science itself an enemy of revelation. And yes, revelation is easy to understand when you use the Church for your guide.Your interpretation of the Bible itself cannot be your guide because the Bible is not easy to interpret, as we can see from all the varieties of interpretation. So keep reading the Bible. That's good. What's not so good is to read it as if it contradicts science. The Church does not interpret it that way.

Dr. Geraghty