Okay, magically I stumbled upon this thing and it is so freaking out of control ridiculous. The Flat Earth movement. There is apparently an entire uprising of Christians that believe the earth is flat despite all that we have learned through Astronomy and the last few decades of space exploration. According to these Christians, who get their beliefs from KJV of the bible, NASA and all of its current technology has been lying to us all. The moon landing, all the photos of the solar system and earth, are all one big fat hoax. This is nuts. Our perception of the curvature of the earth is apparently just an allusion.
So what is it, as a Christian, that I am missing? On what bases does this new movement of the Flat Earth Society get their ideas?
I don’t know all of the answers, because I am not going to dig that deep into this ridiculous concept, but here is what I found. The first chapter of Genesis describes the creation of the earth and the heavens and firmament. But what is the firmament? If you read the first chapter of Genesis in the NKJ version bible, the following image is a breakdown of how old Hebrews perceived the world and the stars above. What can I say, with their limited technology they did their best.
With this idea in mind, we actually live in a globe that tricks the eye into seeing something round. One of the other scriptures I found was in the book of Revelations. According to this verse there are 4 angles standing at the 4 corners of the earth. According to the Flat Earth movement there can’t be 4 corners to something if that something is round. A ball has no corners. As I understand it, these Christians believe that anyone who falls for NASA’s lies is going to hell. If you believe the bible, it needs to be the full bible. All or nothing. Don’t get me wrong, I am a KJV only type of dude, but how is it that in today’s modern age we find ourselves with a movement like this still alive? I believe the bible to be truth, but there is a certain point when we have common sense and can know the practical world application in which the bible was written. They did their best with what they had. The end.