IS THE EARTH FLAT?


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IS THE EARTH FLAT?


Is the earth FLAT? Or is the earth a SPHERE? And WHY do I even ask these two questions? Now, I have known for several years about the controversial debate between “flat earthers”, the people who sincerely believe that the earth is FLAT and basically the rest of the world that believes the earth is a globe or a sphere. However, I never took the time to actually research the line of reasoning of WHY many very intelligent people believe that the earth is flat. I guess that I thought that the idea of the earth being flat did not make any sense to ME. So I avoided doing a sound Biblical Bible study on this subject. Whatever the reason of why I avoided this subject in the past, I am now faced with the question of how much do YOU, Mark, truly care about DECEPTION? In other words, I feel like the Holy Spirit is asking me if I CARE enough to write this study in God’s word concerning WHY I myself do not believe that the earth is flat even if only ONE person believes in the flat earth. 

So I ask the following questions to my readers who are “flat earthers”, that is to say, Christians who sincerely believe that the earth is NOT a SPHERE. “WHY is it that you must have physical PROOF to believe that the world is a sphere? Why are you like DOUBTING Thomas that would not believe that Jesus was resurrected until he SAW the nail holes with his OWN eyes? I mean HOW did you come to believe that the earth is flat in the first place?” Yes, I know and understand that when we look out at the horizon that the earth LOOKS as if it is flat. And I know that the Bible speaks of the ENDS of the earth and that the earth has FOUR CORNERS. “But does this kind of evidence OVERRIDE ALL the evidence that the earth is a SPHERE?”

Evidently, for some people, including some Christians, that kind of evidence does override all the OTHER sound Biblical evidence that the earth is a SPHERE. For you see, there are some Christians who have concluded to chose to try and explain away all of the evidence that the earth is a globe in order to convince themselves that the earth is flat. So something caused them to become BIAS in their belief. And I would like to know what caused you to become so convinced that the earth if flat.

Another thing that I want to know is WHY, as in, what PURPOSE does it serve you to believe in the flat earth versus the earth being a sphere? What ADVANTAGE does your belief in the flat earth versus the spherical earth bring to you “spiritually”? I guess the question that I am searching for is “How does believing in the flat earth help you to be a stronger Christian?” To say this another way, will ONLY believers in the FLAT earth inherit eternal life in the world to come? Does believing that the earth is a SPHERE cause a Christian to LOSE their salvation? I guess the question that I am really searching for is “What does it MATTER to a Christian if they believe one way or the other?” Does believing in the FLAT earth cause “flat earther Christians” to lose their salvation?

Now, most of my regular readers know that I no longer believe in the doctrine of the Trinity and several other “Orthodox Christian doctrines” that I was taught from church denominations. But here is the thing, with each one of those church doctrines that I found SOUND Biblical evidence to denounce and expose and being false teaching, I have ALSO found that believing the TRUTH makes my FAITH as a Christian better and BENEFICIAL in my Christian walk. For example, when I first saw in the Scriptures the SOUND Biblical evidence that Jesus could do NOTHING of himself. Then with all the other sound Biblical evidence in the Scriptures, I denounced the teaching of the doctrine of the Trinity as being Biblical. I saw in the Scriptures that it was Almighty God DWELLING IN him who actually did the works of healing and that SOUND Biblical poof INCREASED my own faith to believe that I could do the same works that people saw Jesus do THROUGH the eternal Spirit dwelling in him. So then, for me, there is an ADVANTAGE or a BENEFIT that comes from believing the TRUTH that Jesus is not Almighty God himself and that the Father dwelt in the Son of MAN, Jesus, to empower him to live without sin. Therefore, exposing the ERROR of interpretation is BENEFICIAL to other Christians as well. For you see, the more Christians there are who are DOING the same works of healing that Jesus did through the SAME Holy Spirit who dwells in us as Christians then the more POWERFUL our WITNESS will be to the world.

So again, I ask the question, “What advantage or what benefit is there to have practically the whole world think that you are crazy for believing in a flat earth?” Yes, I realize that many unsaved people in the world think that ALL Christians are crazy for even believing in a God that we cannot prove to THEM that exists. That is why believing in God who cannot be seen is called FAITH. But KNOWING from PHYSICAL evidence that PROVES God exists is NOT faith. And without faith, it is IMPOSSIBLE to PLEASE God. You see, our FAITH IN God’s word, the Holy Bible, is all we, as Christians, need to believe in the INVISIBLE one true God. So then, to us as Christians, there are many promises in God’s word that have a GREAT recompense of REWARD for enduring persecution and mocking to hold fast the confidence of our faith believing in the one true God and his Son, Jesus. BUT what benefit or reward is there for believing in the flat earth versus believing that the earth is a sphere? I, myself, do not see any reward promised in the Bible for believing in a flat earth. And personally, in my OWN OPINION, I sincerely believe that believing in the flat earth HURTS the true gospel of Jesus Christ. And IF the Illuminati are BEHIND the FLAT earth teaching then there is your MOTIVE for wanting to HURT the witness of Christians. Keep reading and you will see WHY I bring up this possibility of the elite men in power promoting the flat earth theory that is not proven.

Now, I want my readers to know that I do indeed believe in many “conspiracy theories”. I sincerely believe that the governments of the world are covering up the ufo phenomenon. To me, there are far too many people seeing SOMETHING that they cannot explain. Plus, there is a whole lot of sound Biblical evidence that what people are seeing are the angels, both the fallen angels and the good angels. Please read the study “WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT UFOS?”

I also believe in “fake news”. Propaganda has been used for a long time. So to me, it is not some far-fetched idea that it is impossible for the government or powerful men behind the government called the elite or the Illuminati to produce fake stories of DISINFORMATION to hide the truth that they have made a COVENANT with HELL as the Bible has prophesied. They argue that they are calming down the people who are seeing ufos because the people of the world cannot handle the truth on the escalating WAR between Lucifer and God. I also believe that it is not so far-fetched for these men in power to TAMPER with God’s word by planting professors in Bible colleges that teach Christians to be pastors of churches things that will HELP their agenda of controlling the world by a ONE world government. I believe that these college professors have TWISTED the word of God to deceive Christians that God HIMSELF has PROPHESIED there to be a ONE world government so that Christians will ACCEPT and NOT fight against a one-world government with what the Bible itself TRULY teaches. 

So I agree with “flat earthers” that SOME of the things that the MEDIA tells the people are indeed deliberate DECEPTION by the elite and men in power who control the media. And I understand that Satan has deceived the WHOLE world. But that does NOT mean that Satan is using NASA and ALL scientists to deceive Christians that the earth is a SPHERE. I personally do NOT believe that all the scientists are in league together for the sole purpose to deliberately DECEIVE the whole world that the earth is a SPHERE. Scientists make MISTAKES just like everyone else. So I personally do NOT believe everything that science teaches. I do NOT believe in the science falsely so-called theory of evolution. But just because science has made ERRORS in some areas I do not go to the EXTREME to say that you cannot TRUST anything that science teaches. And on the other side of the coin, only a FOOL would trust EVERYTHING that science teaches, especially when that science tries to DENY that there is a God who CREATED all things.

Here is the thing. In all my other sound Biblical Bible studies, I have found the TRUTH of the whole word of God to be somewhere in BETWEEN the two extreme controversial sides of the argument. I have also found that if you TRULY believe that the Bible is God’s word and that it is impossible for God to LIE then you do not really NEED any EXTRA Biblical PROOF for what you believe. In other words, IF the Bible is interpreted CORRECTLY then any sound evidence outside of the Bible will agree and support the TRUTH that is found in the Bible. So then, in this series of Bible studies on this subject of whether the earth is flat or whether the earth is a sphere I will use mostly SCRIPTURE to arrive at the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God. This is part 1 of a 5 part series.


IS THE EARTH FLAT? Part 1


“Flat earthers” argue that the flat earth has been believed since ancient times. My answer to that argument is yes, I agree that in ancient times been people believed and taught that the world was FLAT. And some of those people in ancient times used verses in the Bible such as God setting the world on PILLARS as their proof that the earth is flat. But the Bible ALSO teaches us that knowledge would INCREASE in the last days. And I believe this passage of Scripture means BOTH the scientific knowledge AND the TRUE understanding of the Scriptures will come into the UNITY of faith to speak and teach the same things.

Please read Daniel 12:4.


“But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.”


Travel has indeed increased exponentially in the past 100 years and so has KNOWLEDGE increased almost beyond comprehension in the field of technology and science. And knowledge has ALSO increased in the area of seeing many ERRORS of INTERPRETATION of the Scriptures used to teach church doctrines. So why is it so hard for some “flat earthers” to understand that KNOWLEDGE concerning the earth has indeed INCREASED from ancient times? THINKING men have known for hundreds of years that the earth is a sphere by simply observing the shadow of the sun

Now, you can make the choice to explain away all the scientific EVIDENCE that the earth is a sphere just like some Christians try and explain away SOUND Biblical teaching by taking one verse at a time and twisting the meaning of those verses. What I am saying is that ONE Scripture cannot be used to prove or disprove the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God. And in the same way, ONE scientific piece of evidence cannot be used to prove or disprove that the earth is a sphere or that the earth is flat. Therefore, we must use ALL the evidence found in the Scriptures. 

Again, any extra-Biblical evidence is only used to support what the WHOLE word of Almighty God teaches us about KNOWLEDGE INCREASING both in science and the Scriptures themselves. In other words, in ancient times, the KNOWLEDGE about the SHADOW of the sun was not studied and documented. But rather a man in more RECENT history named Eratosthenes of Cyrene happen to notice that on the same day or date every year the reflection of the whole sun could be seen in a well. And being a THINKING man he wondered WHY the sun is not seen every day down the well. To make a long story short, he concluded from all his experiments and mathematical calculation that the earth must be a SPHERE. Now IF he is proven wrong by the WHOLE word of God was he DELIBERATELY setting out to DECEIVE the whole world that the earth was a SPHERE and NOT flat like he was likely taught? To ME, the answer is NO! He was simply CURIOUS and he YEARNED to know why the shadow of the sun is DIFFERENT in one place than it is in another place on the same day at the same time. Now another man named George Washington Carver YEARNED to know EVERYTHING about the universe and God told him that he could not hold that much knowledge. So he said to God, then I want to know everything there is about this peanut. And God REVEALED to him many discovers about the peanut. Take some time and read his testimony. My point is that God gives us the DESIRES of our heart and Eratosthenes DESIRED and YEARNED to know about the earth. Here is a quote from Wikipedia about the many discoveries he made in his lifetime. The emphasis is mine.


"Eratosthenes of Cyrene was a Greek polymath: a mathematician, geographer, poet, astronomer, and music theorist. He was a man of learning, becoming the chief librarian at the Library of Alexandria. His work is comparable to what is now known as the study of geography, and he introduced some of the terminology still used today.[1]

He is best known for being the first person to calculate the circumference of the Earth, which he did by comparing angles of the mid-day Sun at two places, a known North-South distance apart.[2] His calculation was remarkably accurate. He was also the first to calculate the tilt of the Earth's axis, again with remarkable accuracy.[3] Additionally, he may have accurately calculated the distance from the Earth to the Sun and invented the leap day.[4] He created the first global projection of the world, incorporating parallels and meridians based on the available geographic knowledge of his era.

Eratosthenes was the founder of scientific chronology; he endeavored to revise the dates of the chief literary and political events from the conquest of Troy. Eratosthenes dated The Sack of Troy to 1183 BC. In number theory, he introduced the sieve of Eratosthenes, an efficient method of identifying prime numbers.

He was a figure of influence in many fields. According to an entry[5] in the Suda (a 10th-century encyclopedia), his critics scorned him, calling him Beta (the second letter of the Greek alphabet) because he always came in second in all his endeavors.[6] Nonetheless, his devotees nicknamed him Pentathlos after the Olympians who were well-rounded competitors, for he had proven himself to be knowledgeable in every area of learning. Eratosthenes YEARNED to understand the complexities of the entire world.[7]"


God is no respecter of persons. He GIVES us the DESIRES of our hearts. And I believe that God GAVE Eratosthenes the DESIRE to understand WHY the sun could NOT be seen down that well every day and He FULFILLED that yearning to understand just like God did with George Washington Carver. This first link accredits Mr. Carver for some 300 discoveries and inventions about the PEANUT. And this second link gives his CHRISTIAN TESTIMONY giving the glory to God. Here is a quote from his Christian testimony asking God for UNDERSTANDING. The emphasis is mine.


"Years ago I went into my laboratory and said, 'Dear Mr. Creator, please tell me what the universe was made for?'

The Great Creator answered, 'You want to know too much for that little mind of yours. Ask for something more your size, little man.'

Then I asked, 'Please, Mr. Creator, tell me what man was made for.'

Again the Great Creator replied, 'You are still asking too much. Cut down on the extent and improve the intent.'

So then I asked, 'Please, Mr. Creator, will you tell me why the peanut was made?'

'That's better, but even then it's infinite. What do you want to know about the peanut?'

'Mr. Creator, can I make milk out of the peanut?'

'What kind of milk do you want? Good Jersey milk or just plain boarding house milk?'

'Good Jersey milk.'

And then the Great Creator TAUGHT me to take the peanut apart and put it together again. And out of the process have come forth all these products!"


I did not find any information as to whether or not Erastothenes was a Christian but even some atheists TALK to God. So who is to say that God did not teach Erastothenes about the earth being a SPHERE?

Now, “flat earthers”  have come up with their computer models to show that the shadow of the sun does not PROVE that the earth is a sphere. But at the same time, the shadow of the sun does NOT DISPROVE that the earth is a SPHERE. The shadow of the earth neither proves the flat earth nor the spherical earth. But I believe that the Bible ITSELF proves that the earth is a SPHERE. And if you look closely at how they perform their experiments to try and prove the earth is flat you will see that they CHANGE the way and even the direction their SPOTLIGHT sun from one experiment to the next. Look how Rob Skiba does his experiment to get his spotlight sun that shines straight down in one experiment to show the time zones and then he CHANGES the direction of his spotlight sun in order to get it to shine UNDER the clouds. Notice that he covered the BOTTOM half of his spotlight sun in that experiment using a flashlight. If you have ever looked at a flashlight it has a CONCAVE MIRROR to focus a round beam of light. If you prevent the bottom half of the mirror in the flashlight from reflecting the light then the top half of the mirror will force the beam DOWN at an angel which then bounces off of his shiny light-colored flat table to then shine on the underside of another flat shiny surface to try and prove that a flat earth spotlight sun can shine under the clouds when the sun is LOW in the sky. But then that would mean that the flat earth spotlight sun would have to RISE up and DOWN in order to be LOW in the sky. And that would mean a LOWER sun in the morning and in the evening would cause the HEAT of the sun to make the morning and the evening WARMER and the MIDDLE of the day COOLER because the sun would be HIGHER in the sky.

Is that what happens on our REAL GENUINE SPHERICAL earth? Is it always COOLER at noonday than it is in the morning and the evening when we see the sun reflecting off the clouds? THINK for yourself dear children of God. Do the experiments of the flat earth really prove the earth is flat when the results of those experiments ALSO work on our real genuine SPHERICAL earth? Can you not see that those experiments are rigged and manipulated to make them work? Please do not shut me down yet. If you TRULY want to know what the Bible ITSELF teaches us then I implore you to read all five parts of this in-depth study in God's word. Right now in this introduction, I am giving you a few things to THINK about as you read the SCRIPTURE in a moment. I have one more scientific FACT for you to closely consider now that you know that some of Rob Skiba's experiments are very QUESTIONABLE, at least to ME.

Also, please consider how thinking men have observed the STARS and they have tracked their movements. They have made charts mapping all the constellations. So then, did those thinking men do all that work of those scientific experiments starting hundreds of years ago long before there ever was an elite group of men called the Illuminati just to DECEIVE people? Or did they do all that work to simply satisfy their OWN curiosity about the world they live in? 

Use your common sense. Did YOU do all your research on the “flat” earth to deliberately DECEIVE people that the earth is flat? NO! Of course not! You sincerely believe that some verses in the Bible are teaching that the earth is flat so you want Christians to NOT be deceived by science that teaches the SPHERICAL earth. So then, why do you sincerely believe that NASA and ALL the scientists of the world have studied all that they have studied for the sole purpose of DECEIVING you to believe that the earth is a SPHERE? I mean what do they have to gain by doing all that work just to DECEIVE you?

All I am trying to do is to get you to THINK for YOURSELF. A person cannot think rationally or logically when they are in a state of “paranoia” where they sincerely believe that every THINKING person in the world is set on DECEIVING them.

I want all my readers to CLOSELY consider the following questions? WHAT is the DECEPTION? Is the teaching that the earth is SPHERE” the deceptions? OR is it the teaching that the earth is FLAT that is the deception” I want my readers to examine the FACTS real close so you can see which is the TRUE deception and WHO it is that to founded this deception. Please closely consider what God led me to find while doing my OWN research on whether the earth is flat or whether the earth is a sphere. Here is a quote from another website called Art Sign Works Incorporated. I want to read the quote first and then I want you to click on the LINK and go to that website and look at the LOGO emblem SEAL of the UNITED NATIONS.


“On the right is shown a design for a carved wall plaque of the emblem/seal/crest for the United Nations (UN).”


Did you see that? It is the SAME picture of the FLAT earth that “flat earthers” use in their model of the flat earth. WHY would the UNITED NATIONS use this image of the FLAT earth as their SEAL, logo, and emblem? Now please read a quote from another website called Queens Museum and you will see WHY the United Nations uses the FLAT earth model as their SEAL. Again, please read the quote first and then click on the LINK and go to that website and view ANOTHER picture used by the UNITED NATIONS and you will see WHO is BEHIND the United Nations.


The People’s United Nations (pUN) is an event and exhibition by Mexican artist Pedro Reyes. The event takes place on November 23-24, 2013, and the exhibition runs from November 9, 2013-March 30, 2014. Pedro Reyes: The People’s United Nations (pUN) is a playful homage to the United Nations, inspired by the fact that the global body’s General Assembly met from 1946-1950 in the building that later became the Queens Museum...This experimental gathering will test Reyes’ hypothesis that, since diplomacy has not yet solved the world’s problems, conflict-resolution techniques proven in other fields should be tried instead...Welcome to the People’s United Nations (pUN), an exhibition and performance by Pedro Reyes!...pUN is made up of over 150 citizen-delegates from the 195 member and observer states of the (real) United Nations. They’re with us today to use popular theater and other techniques to grapple with real-world problems from a personal, playful perspective.”


Now click on the LINK and go to that website and view the PICTURE used by the UNITED NATIONS (pUN). Did you see the all-seeing EYE in the HAND that is behind the UNITED NATIONS? Most Christians know and understand that the image of the all-seeing eye is the logo and emblem of the Illuminati. So anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear can clearly see that it is the ILLUMINATI that is behind the DECEPTION of the FLAT earth and NOT some so-called deception of the earth being a SPHERE as the flat earthers CLAIM. Again, the Bible itself does NOT prophesy of the ONE world government that will be controlled by the antichrist. Yes, in the world yet to come, Jesus will rule over ALL the kingdoms, PLURAL, as the King of kings but there are no prophecies of a ONE-world government that will come to power in this PRESENT world that will be ruled by the man of sin, the son of perdition that is also called the antichrist. But that subject is for another study that I have bits and pieces of scattered in some of my studies that I still need to put together in a SPECIFIC study on this subject in the near future. For now, please keep in mind the flat earth model being the EMBLEM of the UNITED NATIONS as you continue this series of studies covering the SOUND BIBLICAL evidence. Also, keep in mind the scientific evidence and simply do your OWN experiments.

One test that you can do yourself is to buy a good camera and take time-lapse pictures or long exposures pictures of the STARS at night. And then observe the circular movement of the stars. Or you can simply watch this video where THINKING people have already done this experiment for you. The video on YouTube is called WHY THE FLAT EARTH FAILED. The video is only 8 minutes and 23 seconds. Stop being a DOUBTING Thomas and TRUST other people to at least listen to the LOGIC in why we believe that the earth is a SPHERE. Please take a few minutes right now and watch this short video all the way through and sincerely THINK for yourself. Simple LOGIC is a gift from God.

Now, ask yourself why would God make the moon, the sun, and the planets to be round SPHERES and ONLY make the earth to be flat? Simply trust your own eyes and you can see that the moon is ROUND, the sun is round, and the planets you can see with telescope are round as well. You can observe that the SHADOW of the earth on the moon is CURVED. You can observe how the curved shadow moves on the moon. Now, the model of the round disc-shaped flat earth would not cast shadows that move on the moon in both directions. The same is true of the shadows in the lunar eclipses.

A dear brother in our Lord Jesus Christ wrote to me asking me why the earth could not be flat with a dome and FOUR CORNERS sticking out past the dome edges. Here are his exact words.


Could it be possible in Isaiah 40:22 it means the vault or firmament that sits on a flat earth with four corners that extend outside the vault?”


And here is Isaiah 40:22.


“It is he that sits upon the CIRCLE of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in:”


Now, there is nothing in this particular passage of Scripture about the earth having FOUR CORNERS. The reason he asked me the question above is that I wrote back to him answering a previous email from him explaining why I, myself, cannot possibly believe in a flat earth. I simply used the same arguments from the SCRIPTURES that “flat earthers” use to try and prove that the earth is flat and showed him OTHER meanings or interpretations of those verses. For example, “flat earthers” use Isaiah 11:12 which says that the earth has FOUR CORNERS and they argue that the spherical earth does NOT have ANY CORNERS. So, therefore, they conclude that the earth MUST be FLAT. And then they made a model showing that only THEIR CIRCULAR disc-shaped FLAT earth can have FOUR CORNERS. 


Please read Isaiah 11:12.


“And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.” 


So I said to my dear brother in the Lord, THINK about this question. “HOW a FLAT CIRCULAR disc-shaped earth can have FOUR CORNERS while I SPHERICAL earth can NOT have FOUR CORNERS”? I mean a flat SQUARE can have four corners but the Bible also says that God sits upon the CIRCLE of the earth. And a CIRCLE does not have ANY CORNERS just the same as the SPHERICAL earth does not have LITERAL corners. Now you can understand why my brother in the Lord asked me this question. Let me repeat his question first and then I will give you my answer to his question.


Could it be possible in Isaiah 40:22 it means the vault or firmament that sits on a flat earth with four corners that extend outside the vault?”


The answer to this question is an absolute NO! And that is just one of the reasons. Neither a flat circle or a sphere as LITERAL corners. Another reason that I say no to the flat earth theory is that the SHADOW on the moon is CURVED. So picture the flat earth model of a round flat disc with four corners sticking out past a dome that is supposedly covering the flat earth. The SHADOW of the earth would be a SQUARE with this kind of flat earth model and thus the shadow on the moon would NOT be CURVED. For you see, the straight edge of a square flat plain does not cast a shadow of a curved line. Again, you can try to EXPLAIN AWAY all the evidence that is being used by science to claim that NASA and all scientists are in league together to DELIBERATELY deceive you that the earth is a SPHERE. But what would be their MOTIVE? Will you LOSE your salvation for believing that the earth is a SPHERE?

The truth of the matter is that “flat earthers” have taken these verses OUT of their CONTEXT and they have INCORRECTLY interpreted them as God DESCRIBING the shape of the earth. Well, IF SO BE that the interpretation of those verses as being God describing the SHAPE of the earth was the INTENDED purpose of God saying these words then God contradicted himself. In other words, if so be, that God INTENDED his words to be understood as a DESCRIPTION of the SHAPE of the earth then God CONTRADICTED himself because neither a flat CIRCLE nor a SPHERE has LITERAL CORNERS. So then, the four corners of the earth MUST mean something other than four LITERAL CORNERS.

So then, what do these two passages of Scripture TRULY mean in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God? The CONTEXT of the passage of Scripture in Isaiah chapter 40 is talking about making false idols and God is simply saying that HE is the one who sits on the CIRCLE of the earth and that HE is the one who created the heavens. And the passage of Scripture in Isaiah chapter 11 is talking about the second coming of Jesus and the gathering of God’s people from the FOUR CORNERS of the earth. BOTH passages of Scripture can be viewed as figures of speech. But Isaiah 40:22 can ALSO be interpreted as being LITERAL as well and not contradict any other verse of Scripture IF the other Scriptures are interpreted CORRECTLY. So I myself see that Isaiah 40:22 has a DUAL meaning, both literal and as a figure of speech.

Let me explain what I mean by figures of speech. To me, the FOUR CORNERS of the earth refer to the four CARDINAL directions of north, south, east, and west. And some may argue and say that this is my OWN opinion. And that is what I am talking about trying to explain all the sound BIBLICAL evidence away so you can cling to EXTRA-Biblical evidence like pictures that could very well be optical illusions. Sorry, but I cannot accept extra-Biblical evidence OVER the SOUND Biblical evidence. When something is just my OPINION then I always try to let my readers KNOW upfront when something is just my opinion. I always give Scripture to show WHY I believe what I believe. And I believe that the four corners of the earth are the four cardinal directions of north, south, east, and west. And here are just some of the Scriptures that have led me to believe this sound Biblical truth. Please consider the GATHERING of the elect at the second coming of Jesus being gathered together by the angels from one END of heaven to the other.



Matthew 24:31.


“And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the FOUR winds, from one END of heaven to the OTHER.”


Now, let us be like the good Berean Christians and search the word of God for ourselves and COMPARE Scripture with Scripture to learn what the Bible ITSELF means by the FOUR winds and from one END of heaven to the other end of heaven. In other words, “Is the Bible DESCRIBING the earth and heaven as having ENDS?” Or is the Bible simply using figures of speech to refer to the FOUR CARDINAL directions of north, south, east, and west? Let the Bible speak for itself.


Please read Mark 13:27.


“And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the FOUR winds, from the UNTTERMOST part of the earth to the UTTERMOST part of heaven.”


So then, the END of heaven is the same as the UTTERMOST part of heaven. And thus the END of the earth would also be the UTTERMOST part of the earth. And both the end of heaven and the end of the earth are called the FOUR winds which equate to being the FOUR CORNERS of the earth. But some “flat earthers” may say that the word “uttermost” still sounds like God is describing the heaven and the earth as having an END or some kind of BOUNDARY. Again, let us not be DECEIVED by INTERPRETATIONS of men. Let us allow the Bible to interpret ITSELF by comparing Scripture with Scripture.


Let us now read Matthew 12:42.


“The queen of the SOUTH shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the UTTERMOST parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.”


So then, the Bible itself equates the cardinal direction of SOUTH as being ONE of the directions of the UTTERMOST parts of the earth or the ENDS of the earth. And logically, the other three directions of the FOUR winds or the FOUR CORNERS of the earth are the north, the east, and the west.


Please read 1 Chronicles 9:24.  


“In FOUR QUARTERS were the porters, toward the east, west, north, and south.”  


In other words, they place watchers on each of the four sides of the house of God. There were porters on the NORTH side called the north QUARTER. There were porters in the WEST quarter. There were porters on the NORTH quarter. And there were porters on the SOUTH quarter. Each of the FOUR QUARTERS is facing toward one of the FOUR cardinal DIRECTIONS of north, south, east and west. So again, the saints or the REDEEMED will be GATHERED from the FOUR WINDS which literally means from all of the four cardinal directions of north, south, east, and west.


Please read Psalm 107:1-3.


“O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endures forever. 

2.  Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from the hand of the enemy; 

3.  And GATHERED THEM of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.”


So then, ALL the verses of Scripture that are INTERPRETED to be DESCRIPTIONS of the SHAPE of the earth as being FLAT must be laid aside as NOT being any kind of PROOF that the earth is FLAT. In other words, the END of the earth does NOT literally mean an EDGE of a flat earth. The UTTERMOST parts of the earth do NOT literally mean the extreme border of the earth. And the four CORNERS does NOT literally mean that the earth is a flat square just because the Bible says that the earth has four CORNERS. All of these terms are figures of speech except for the CIRCLE of the earth and when God set a COMPASS on the face of the depth or the face of the abyss.


Proverbs 8:27.


“When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a COMPASS upon the face of the depth:” 


Isa 40:22  


“It is he that sits upon the CIRCLE of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in:” 


We will learn the TRUE meaning of these two verses in part 2 of this five-part series of studies to learn if the shape of the earth is a FLAT CIRCLE setting on PILLARS or if the shape of the earth is a SPHERE. For now, I want to continue with the SOUND Biblical evidence showing that the FOUR CORNERS of the earth are indeed referring to the four cardinal directions of north, south, east, and west.

Also, I would like to point out that when searching for sound biblical truth it is good to understand that the translators of the Bible are NOT infallible. Most Christians are aware that, at times, the translators have made some errors in translating the Bible. And if you understand this fact then you will see that the English word earth was translated from Hebrew and Greek words that have OTHER meanings such as DIRT, LAND, and COUNTRY. Here is one example where two different Hebrew words are correctly translated as LAND but both Hebrew words could also have been translated as EARTH.


Please read Ezekiel 7:2.


“Also, you son of man, thus says the Lord GOD unto the LAND of Israel (Strong’s #H127 “adamah” which means land, soil, ground, country, and EARTH but the translators have correctly translated this Hebrew word as the LAND of Israel); An end, the end has come upon the FOUR CORNERS of the LAND.”


The second Hebrew word that is translated as the FOUR CORNERS of the LAND is Strongs #H776 “erets” which means the earth as a whole and the earth as PART of the earth. It also means LAND, country, and world. And this second Hebrew word is the SAME Hebrew word that is translated as the FORN CORNERS of the EARTH in Isaiah 11:12 which we already read. Here is what E-Sword says about both Hebrew words.


H127

אֲדָמָה

'ădâmâh

ad-aw-maw'

From H119; soil (from its general redness): - country, earth, ground, husband [-man] (-ry), land.


H776

אֶרֶץ

'erets

eh'-rets

From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land): -    X common, country, earth, field, ground, land, X nations, way, + wilderness, world.


Now, when we look at a map of Israel we can clearly see that the SHAPE of the land of Israel is NOT a SQUARE having FOUR CORNERS. So God is NOT describing the SHAPE of Israel in Ezekiel 7:2 but rather God is referring to the FOUR cardinal directions of the north, the south, the east, and the west to mean the WHOLE land of Israel from the east to the west and from the north to the south. And the same is true with the FOUR CORNERS of the EARTH in Isaiah 11:12. The earth does NOT literally have four CORNERS like a square. It is a figure of speech referring to the WHOLE land and the WHOLE earth and it also means the four cardinal directions of the north, the south, the east, and the west.

Now, could the FLAT earth have four CARDINAL directions of north, south, east and west just the same as the SPHERICAL earth? To ME, the answer is an absolute NO! For you see, the flat earth model states that the north is in the CENTER of the circle of the earth. And they illustrate how you can use a COMPASS to circumnavigate the flat earth model going west and end back at the same spot without ever going east. But my question is WHERE is SOUTH on the FLAT earth model. The cardinal direction of the south can NOT be UNDER the disc-shaped earth because then there would only THREE corners of the earth. But on the REAL GENUINE SPHERICAL earth, there are FOUR cardinal directions. So then, on the FLAT earth model south must be in ALL DIRECTIONS from the CENTER of the flat-disc earth. Now at first, that may sound like a sound logical answer because on the spherical earth sound is indeed in ALL directions from the north POLE. However, on the FLAT earth model, a real genuine SPHERICAL earth magnetic COMPASS will NOT work on the forth cardinal direction going SOUTH. You see dear children of God. The pointer needle on a compass is a small magnet. and the earth itself is a magnet. And the POLES on two magnets either ATTRACT each other or they REPEL each other. So as you travel in the NORTHERN hemisphere the red pointer end of the magnetized needle of the compass points to the north POLE. But as you travel south past the equator then the OTHER END of the magnetized needle is attracted to the SOUTH POLE. So on the FLAT earth model, the red pointer marked north on the compass needle would no longer point to the CENTER of the flat earth. You can argue that the enter PERIMETER of the flat earth is a magnet that has only ONE POLE that is OPPOSITE of the NORTH POLE but WHERE does such a magnet exist in the REAL world?

Also, in the real world of the SPHERICAL earth, the SECTION of each longitude starts at zero width at the NORTH POLE and gradually grows wider going south till the equator and then grows narrow until it reaches zero width at the SOUTH POLE. So a ship traveling in the north to south direction using a COMPASS only will have to make course adjustment with the rudder of the ship to COMPENSATE for the CURVATURE of the earth. Picture yourself driving a car down a STRAIGHT highway. You could LOCK the steering wheel and the car would travel straight down the road. BUT if the road has a slight CURVE then you would go OFF COURSE and you would not reach your destination. You would have to unlock the steering wheel and make slight adjustments to stay on COURSE. And likewise, the ship set to go perfectly straight would sail right by the island that it was sailing toward on the real genuine SPHERICAL earth. There are not only a lot of scientific natural laws of physics problems with the flat earth model there are ALSO many SCRIPTURAL problems as well.

So again, ALL the verses used by “flat earthers” have PROBLEMS in how they are INTERPRETED. And all the verses of Scripture that have references to the ENDS of the earth, the UTTERMOST parts of the earth, the PILLARS of the earth, the FOUNDATION of the earth, and the FOUR CORNERS of the earth do NOT prove that the earth is FLAT. Nor does one single verse of Scripture used ALONE and by itself that the earth is a sphere in and of themselves being alone. But collectively, to ME, there is no doubt that they do prove that the earth is a SPHERE when you closely consider all the verses TOGETHER.


Please consider Psalm 103:12.


As FAR as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” 


Now, the distance between the east and the west on the SPHERICAL earth is INFINITY. For you see, as long as you travel in the SAME direction you will never reach the opposite direction. BUT as soon as you turn around and bring your sins to God’s remembrance then you are instantly going in the opposite direction. However, on the FLAT earth, the distance between the east and the west ends of the earth in NOT that far at all. So why would God use this analogy of God removing our sins as FAR as the east is from the west? God promises that the sins that he has forgiven us to never remember against us. So stand steadfast in your faith traveling west trusting that God has truly FORGIVEN and removed your sins as FAR as the east is from the west. Do NOT turn around back to the east by REMINDING God that you sinned through any UNBELIEF or DOUBT that God has truly removed your sin as FAR as the east is from the west.

Now, some “flat earthers” may argue and say “Mark, you do not understand how the flat earth model works. You see Mark, north is at the CENTER of the flat earth. So you see Mark, the distance between east and west is ALSO INFINITY.”

And to that argument, I say that I have seen the video of the flat earth model of the little ship circumnavigating the globe going west and ending back at the starting point without ever going east because NORTH is at the CENTER of the flat earth CIRCLE. But again, there is a PROBLEM with that model of the flat earth with north being at the CENTER. Where is SOUTH? Is south UNDER the earth? Opposite of north is SOUTH and if north is in the CENTER then WHERE is SOUTH? Which DIRECTION is SOUTH? And do not try and argue that the south is in EVERY direction from the CENTER. That logic does not work with the maps of the earth as shown on the flat earth model.

Another problem that I see with many “flat earthers” is their using verses of Scriptures being taken OUT of the CONTEXT. As I have said many times, any verse when taken out of its context may SEEM to say or be wrongly interpreted to say something that it is not truly saying. And ALL false doctrines use verses that are taken OUT of their CONTEXT. So I implore all my “flat earth” readers to closely consider this next verse that is used by many “flat earthers” to try and prove that the earth is FLAT.


Please read Daniel 4:11.


“The tree grew and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth:”


You see, “flat earthers” argue that on the spherical earth no matter how HIGH a tree grows it can NEVER be seen from every place on the earth. And thus they conclude that this verse proves that the earth is FLAT because ONLY on the FLAT earth would this be possible. Now, while their logic may be sound their UNDERSTANDING of the Bible is definitely NOT sound. They have taken this verse out of its context because in their minds they think this verse helps prove the flat earth. In other words, I do not see any HONEST Christian reading this verse in its context and come to the conclusion that this verse is talking about the earth as being FLAT. And then they conclude that science must be wrong because this verse in Daniel says that a tree grew so great that it could be seen to the END of ALL the earth. 

Now, to ME, the mere FACT that many “flat earthers” even USE this verse, proves that they have ERRED in their interpretation of the Bible. First of all, they use this verse OUT of its CONTEXT to try and prove that the earth is FLAT. And anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear can easily see that this verse has nothing to do with God teaching us that the earth is flat.

What I mean by this is that even a small child can read the context and know that this passage of Scripture is NOT referring to a LITERAL tree that grew so high that the height of that tree reached the heavens so that this tree could be seen from every part of the earth, even to the END of ALL the earth. That would mean that even if you lived in a deep valley of the highest mountains then you could still see this tree. It would also mean that the tree would most likely have to be in the CENTER of the flat earth because if it were planted toward the outer rim of the flat earth the distance from the other side of the earth would likely be too great. Also, This monster of a tree would likely hit the DOME of the flat earth. Anyway, WHERE is the tree now? Did someone cut it down? No, of course not. This passage of Scripture is a VISION, a DREAM that was seen by King Nebuchadnezzar. Simply read verse 10, the verse right before this verse used to TRY and prove that the earth is flat.


Daniel 4:10,11.


“Thus were the visions of my head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great.

11. The tree grew and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth:”



Now, if you want to talk about WHO is DECEIVING who then simply use your OWN brain and THINK for yourself. Would YOU yourself use this verse in Daniel 4:11 to try and prove that the earth is flat KNOWING that this verse is speaking of a tree that was seen in a night vision or in a dream by Nebuchadnezzar? I mean, to ME, if you would do such a thing then I would have to say that you yourself have been so deceived that your eyes have been blinded to the word of God OR you are DELIBERATELY DECEIVING people. THINK about this for a moment. What IF some preachers are FAKE preachers or fake professors teaching sincere Christians to become pastors that Satan is using to DELIBERATELY DECEIVE people with this FLAT earth doctrine? What if those false preachers are deliberately deceiving people for FILTHY LUCRE like the Bible prophesied would happen.


Titus 1:10-13.


For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, especially they of the circumcision: 

11.  Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. (Or for the sake of MONEY they teach false doctrine) 

12.  One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. 

13.  This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;”


All it would take all that much corruption to pull this off. All that would be needed is for a few evil men with power and money to hire some puppets to teach Pastors in Bible colleges to preach and teach whatever the Illuminati dreams up. And then some UNKNOWING very sincere and honest Christians become DECEIVED by those paid false professors, teachers, and pastors to then PARROT that deception sincerely believing it to be the truth. Do you see how easy it would be to be duped to continue to spread what MAY have started as a DELIBERATE lie to cause DIVISION in the church? What if YOU have fallen into their snare and you are now spreading false teaching? All I am saying is that there are OTHER interpretations of ALL the verses that are used by those who try to prove that the earth is flat by using the Bible. Remember to keep in mind that the Illuminati is behind the United Nations that has the SAME picture of the FLAT earth model used by flat earthers as you continue to read the SCRIPTURAL evidence in this study. Now, to ME, all the sound Biblical Scriptural evidence clearly teaches that the earth is a SPHERE. So keep in mind that it is the Illuminati deceiving Christians that the earth is flat WHILE you read the sound Bible evidence that the earth is a SPHERE. 

Please understand that I agree with your line of reasoning that some people in the world use SCIENCE to try and prove that there is NO God. But what I do not understand is HOW is FAITH in the earth being a SPHERE could cause Christians to lose their faith in God. HOW is believing in the spherical earth causing people to believe that there is NO God? Could God not create the SPHERICAL earth just as easy as God could create the FLAT earth? Sorry, but I do not see the BENEFIT of believing in the flat earth just because you REFUSE to accept scientific and SOUND Biblical evidence that for most people prove that the earth is a globe or a sphere.

Now, rather than making this one long extremely in-depth study, I have chosen to do this study in parts. This study called “IS THE EARTH FLAT” will be part one.  I will call part two “IS THE EARTH A SPHERE CALLED THE GLOBE?” In part two, I will cover the two verses that I mentioned in part 1 of this study that I believe prove that God created the earth as a SPHERE or as a GLOBE! And I will call part three “WHAT ARE THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH?” In part three, I will cover the TRUE meaning of the PILLARS of the earth. I want to be sure to cover ALL the verses in the Bible that are used to TRY and prove that the earth is flat to show my readers who are TRULY seeking the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God that the earth is a sphere. So in part four of this series, called “IS THE EARTH SITTING ON A FOUNDATION?”, I will cover the verses that speak of the earth as having a FOUNDATION and show my readers that the foundation of the earth is NOT A LITERAL structural foundation that the earth sits on. Again, I can assure you the there are NO verses of Scripture in the entire Bible that prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that the earth is flat. So in part five of this series of studies, called “THE LIES OF NASA AND SCIENTIST!” I will cover the MISCELLANEOUS verses used by flat earthers to try and prove that the Bible teaches that the earth is flat. Please keep in mind that ALL the verses used to try and prove that the earth is flat MUST be INTERPRETED. And in doing just a CASUAL reading of those Scriptures used by flat earthers the Holy Spirit brought to my remembrance many verses of Scripture that CONTRADICT the interpretation of the flat earth. If you doubt this truth then I implore you to read all the studies that I have on this subject and closely examine the OTHER side of this controversy using ONLY the Bible itself.

Before I end part one of this five-part series, I would like you to imagine a spherical dome with a ball suspended inside and a line is drawn around the spherical dome that represents the equator. Imagine all the stars on the outside of this spherical dome covering the earth. Imagine all the stars circling the spherical dome of the earth. Now, if so be the firmament of the earth is indeed SPHERICAL then you could see ALL the stars circling the earth. And on our real genuine spherical earth, we can indeed see all the visible stars in heaven. BUT we cannot see ALL the stars on the FLAT earth model. In THEORY, you can but in reality, you cannot. In other words, in theory, you could see the North Star from Australia on a flat earth. BUT in real life, you can NOT see the North Star from Australia.

Please watch these two very short two minute videos and notice that the stars rotate in the OPPOSITE direction in the southern hemiSPHERE than they do in the northern hemiSPHERE. This would be IMPOSSIBLE on the FLAT earth.

Here is a link to an 8 1/2-minute on YouTube showing the stars rotating from EACH of the two hemispheres of the earth. And as you can plainly see, there are DIFFERENT stars in each hemisphere. And the stars rotate in the OPPOSITE direction. And that would be IMPOSSIBLE if the earth was flat. Please take the time to prove to yourself that the earth is not flat.


“IS THE ABSOLUTE PROOF THE EARTH IS ROTATING?

 

Now again, on the flat earth model, the stars would ALWAYS rotate in the SAME direction no matter WHERE you are on the earth. So the rotation of the STARS rotating in OPPOSITE directions from one hemisphere to the next hemisphere proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that the earth is a SPHERE just like the Bible ITSELF teaches us when you CORRECTLY interpret the Scriptures.

Also, please consider closely that on our REAL GENUINE SPHERICAL earth that the Bible ACTUALLY teaches us, the NORTH star can NOT be seen when you cross into the southern hemiSPHERE. Here is a quote from a website called EARTH SKY that you can check out for yourself. The emphasis is mine.

 

As you travel northward, Polaris climbs higher in the sky. If you go as far north as the North Pole, you’ll see Polaris directly overhead.

As you travel south, Polaris DROPS closer to the northern horizon.

If you get as far as the equator, Polaris SINKS to the horizon.

South of the equator, Polaris DROPS OUT of the SKY.

 

And if you do not trust the information then you can do your own research. If you know someone who lives in the southern hemisphere that you trust then you can send them the information on the website where I got this quote and ask them if they can see the BIG DIPPER and the NORTH STAR. Or you can do the experiment yourself if you TRULY desire to know the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God that teaches us that the earth is a SPHERE that HANGS upon NOTHING and fly to Australia and see if you can see the NORTH star. You should be able to if so be the earth is flat.

So then, is NASA and SCIENCE the ones that are lying and DECEIVING Christians? OR is it the Illuminati, the hand behind the UNITED NATIONS pushing for a ONE world government that is NOT prophesied in the Bible. In other words, is the Illuminati responsible for reviving the ancient teaching of the FLAT earth in order to DECEIVE and DIVIDE Christians? Please visit these two websites so you can see with your own eyes that the EMBLEM and SEAL of the United Nations are the same image the “flat earthers” use. And after you have clicked on both links to see for yourself that the Illuminati is the hand behind the United Nations, then we will continue covering the rest of the verses used to try and prove that the earth is flat.

I want all my readers to CLOSELY consider the following questions? WHAT is the DECEPTION? Is the teaching that the earth is “SPHERE” the deceptions? OR is it the teaching that the earth is FLAT that is the deception? I want my readers to examine the FACTS real close so you can see which is the TRUE deception and WHO it is that founded this deception. Please closely consider what God led me to find while doing my OWN research on whether the earth is flat or whether the earth is a sphere. Here is a quote from another website called Art Sign Works Incorporated. I want to read the quote first and then I want you to click on the LINK and go to that website and look at the LOGO emblem SEAL of the UNITED NATIONS.

 

“On the right is shown a design for a carved wall plaque of the emblem/seal/crest for the United Nations (UN).”

 

Did you see that? It is the SAME picture of the FLAT earth that “flat earthers” use in their model of the flat earth. WHY would the UNITED NATIONS use this image of the FLAT earth as their SEAL, logo, and emblem? Now please read a quote from another website called Queens Museum and you will see WHY the United Nations uses the FLAT earth model as their SEAL. Again, please read the quote first and then click on the LINK and go to that website and view ANOTHER picture used by the UNITED NATIONS and you will see WHO is BEHIND the United Nations.

 

The People’s United Nations (pUN) is an event and exhibition by Mexican artist Pedro Reyes. The event takes place on November 23-24, 2013, and the exhibition runs from November 9, 2013-March 30, 2014. Pedro Reyes: The People’s United Nations (pUN) is a playful homage to the United Nations, inspired by the fact that the global body’s General Assembly met from 1946-1950 in the building that later became the Queens Museum...This experimental gathering will test Reyes’ hypothesis that, since diplomacy has not yet solved the world’s problems, conflict-resolution techniques proven in other fields should be tried instead...Welcome to the People’s United Nations (pUN)an exhibition and performance by Pedro Reyes!...pUN is made up of over 150 citizen-delegates from the 195 member and observer states of the (real) United Nations. They’re with us today to use popular theater and other techniques to grapple with real-world problems from a personal, playful perspective.”

 

Now please click on the LINK and go to that website and view the PICTURE used by the UNITED NATIONS (pUN). Did you see the all-seeing EYE in the HAND that is behind the UNITED NATIONS? Most Christians know and understand that the image of the all-seeing eye is the logo and emblem of the Illuminati. So anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear can clearly see that it is the ILLUMINATI that is behind the DECEPTION of the FLAT earth and NOT some so-called deception of the earth being a SPHERE as the flat earthers CLAIM.

Please consider reading all the studies I have written on this subject on whether or not the BIBLE teaches us that the earth is FLAT or whether the earth is SPHERICAL in shape. Please click on the following link to find a list of links to all the studies showing the ERRORS of INTERPRETATION made by “flat earther” Christians to try and prove the earth is flat. >>>DOES THE BIBLE TEACH THE EARTH IS FLAT?<<<

To continue with part 2 to read the Scriptures that PROVE the earth is a SPHERE, please click on the link called IS THE EARTH A SPHERE CALLED THE GLOBE?

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the truth of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.


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