Flat Earth: What The Bible Actually Says
Here’s is an excerpt from the book Flat Earth: What The Bible Actually Says, and this is Chapter 1.
How does God describe the creation of the earth? When you read all the verses and put the whole story together, it is nothing less than astonishing! This book will affirm the following statements directly from creation verses in the Old and New Testaments:
- God placed the earth and it hangs on nothing;
- The earth has a foundation;
- The earth never ever moves;
- The earth sits on pillars;
- The earth has four corners;
- The earth has a cornerstone;
- The earth has ends;
- The earth is a circle (and a circle is not a sphere);
- The firmament is a hardened substance;
- The firmament is above the earth;
- The sun and the moon are in the firmament;
- The earth’s atmosphere is contained within the firmament;
- God’s throne sits on the firmament;
- God created the earth, but the earth is not a planet; and
- The sun rises and hurries back to its place, not the earth.
What you do with these verses is going to be up to you. I do not tell you what you must believe, but if you are a genuine Christian (as opposed to the vast majority of people who claim they are Christians but do not actually follow the teachings of Christ and do not actually know the Bible, and apparently have not been saved by faith in Jesus Christ), you are either going to have to believe these verses, or make excuses as to why God did not mean what he wrote.
The creation verses in the Bible are clear and unambiguous, and there’s not one verse that even hints of a heliocentric system in which the earth rotates and revolves around the sun. In fact, that directly contradicts the Bible!
There’s an important concept that plays out here. In the law we have a concept called “cumulative evidence.” The idea is that if all you have is one or two pieces of evidence, trying to pull together enough proof to draw a conclusion may not be persuasive under the burden of proof required. But if you have a lot of pieces of evidence, the cumulative impact of all of the evidence may be more than persuasive to meet the burden of proof. Keep that in mind, because I have not pulled one or two verses out of the scriptures to strain to arrive at a conclusion.
On the contrary, there are dozens of verses that cumulatively and consistently state that the earth is exactly where God placed it, that the earth never moves, that it is set on pillars, that there are four corners, and that there is a hard firmament above the earth upon which sits the throne of God. At the same time, there are no verses in the entire Bible that support in any way the idea that the earth is spherical, that it revolves on an axis, that it rotates around the sun, or that the stars are billions of light years away from the earth.
The picture that God set for us as he described his awesome creation in Genesis is the image of a flat earth, not a globe. As you read through the Bible and all the verses on creation, you consistently are reminded the earth is flat. This is not an accident. God doesn’t make mistakes with language or in communicating to us. His description of flat earth was not mysterious and not bizarre like NASA’s. God new how to tell us about creation. So why aren’t we paying attention?
To believe the heliocentric model of the Universe over a flat earth, you would have to somehow be able to intellectually and spiritually take all these verses that God put in the Bible and either say they do not mean what they say, or you would have to perform some incredible intellectual gymnastics to come up with symbolic, allegorical, metaphorical, or poetic interpretations that deny their literal meaning. To this day, I have never heard a single theologian explain away these verses in support of a heliocentric model.
I have heard many good preachers endorse NASA’s view of the heliocentric world in their sermons, but they never address all the verses in the Bible that clearly oppose the heliocentric model and establish flat earth. It’s really quite amazing. Good men will preach how critically important it is to take the Word of God literally and not to inject world views that don’t fit into the Biblical narratives, and yet in the middle of their sermon they endorse NASA’s anti-God scientific view of the Universe. How does that happen?
It happens because preachers who are good men have believed the NASA view since they fell out of the crib, and it is such a deeply ingrained assumption, they don’t even realize how it has infected their theology like a virus. It’s like their mind is hard wired with a heliocentric architecture.
In Chapter 4 of Flat Earth: What The Bible Actually Says, Every Verse In The Bible on Creation I explain why the creation story is a critically important subject. It’s obviously important to God. The first revelation of God is in the story of the creation of Heaven and earth. God was pleased when he finished creating the earth. Do you want to be the one to tell God to his face that the earth is not at all like he described in the Bible?
Don’t underestimate the importance of this subject. What you believe about God’s creation is very important to God! I recommend you get it right. At least make sure you’re not joining Satan and his creation model that is intended to deny that God even exists. Can you imagine what an insult it would be to God if you passionately believed and defended a model created by Satan? May it never be!
I hope and pray this book will help you grow in your knowledge of God, and I hope that as a result you will live for him more than you ever have in these last days, regardless of what you believe about the earth. I don’t know about you, but I live on a flat earth!