[Episode 36] For hundreds of years people have attacked the Bible for teaching a flat earth. But, is this true? Where would you even look to find out? What did Jesus think? We tackle this apologetics issue, take a breath of fresh… atmosphere, and consider the chemistry of spontaneous generation using play dough.
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“Flat Earth” Bible passages
Luke 17:34-36 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Isaiah 40:22a It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers;
Ac 13:47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.
Revelation 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
Proverbs 8:27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
Ecclesiastes 1:5-6 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.
Psalm 19:4b-6 In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
Ecclesiastes 1:6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.
Keep up with the most experienced flat-earther…
How can he not be since he likes the Institute for Creation Research? 😉
Colonel Jeffrey Williams, has been a commander of the International Space Station and back on the ground he’s a creation speaker and author. He’s got a beautiful facebook page and I highly recommend his book.
Modern educators teach impressionable preschoolers a flat earth!
I show my cohosts this PDF printable for indoctrinating little kids that not only the earth, but the sun, yarn, and oranges are circles. Shocking!!!
Lots more on the Bible and a flat earth
Dr. Jason Lisle did a great audio interview talking about the new phenomenon of believing in a flat earth on Youth Apologetics Training. The host, Michael Bohm, also interviewed JP Holding on the Bible and a flat earth.
Creation Ministries International is leading the charge of addressing the flat earth claims.
- They have a regularly updated, now super long, article Refuting Flat Earth.
- Is the ‘erets (earth) flat discusses lots of things including how the Hebrew didn’t have a word for “sphere”.
- Their Flat Earth Myth is also jam packed with info and great pictures including the royal orbs of Europe and a time lapse of a lunar eclipse showing the curved shadow of earth.
Where Did the Idea of a Flat Earth Originate? by Tim Chaffey (who works for Answers in Genesis) does a great job explaining the reason people are so determined to throw this nonsense at the Bible.
Is the Earth Flat? by Dr. Danny Faulkner at Answers in Genesis lists some of the ways people could tell the earth wasn’t flat long before space travel.
Creation Research Society Newsletter
It was cheaper to sign up for a CRS membership and then order tickets to attend their scientific conference than not to, so now I get even more creation mail each month! Most of the articles are deeper than kids need, but I’ve enjoyed most of them as a grown up. Not sure how much headway I’ll make through their journal, it’s written for scientists to talk to each other.
Carbon Molecules get in the way of Spontaneous Generation
A number of people have written on this problem, but I was impressed with the expertise and the hand-on example Dr. Ed Neeland gives in his article for the Ask John MacKay website.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9