In the words of our next President, ‘you betcha’! (with a wink)
As Scott notes,
Luther called Copernicus an “upstart astronomer” and referred to him as a “fool who wishes to reverse the entire science of astronomy; but sacred Scripture tells us that Joshua commanded the sun to stand still, and not the earth.”
Melanchthon said that “the eyes are witnesses that the heavens revolve in the space of twenty-four hours. But certain men, either from the love of novelty, or to make a display of ingenuity, have concluded the earth moves.” In support of what was obvious to him and clearly taught in Scripture he would quote such authoritative texts as Ecclesiastes 1:5 “The sun rises and the sun goes down, and hurries to the place where it rises.”
Jean Calvin is reported to have said: Who will venture to place the authority of Copernicus above that of the Holy Spirit?
A commentator pointed out this article, which states easily enough,
Somewhere along the line, scientific dogma became enshrined in theological dogma, and passages in the Bible were found to consecrate Ptolemy’s theory.
In the article, to speaks of Calvin’s geocentricity and attempts to correct the ancient view….