Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.(Colossians 2:8) KJV
The Bible describes a spherical earth at the center of a spherical cosmos. The center of earth is hell. Hell is expanding, it’s the cause of global warming. Flat earth is a load of dingo’s kidneys.
In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.(Genesis 7:11-12) KJV
- IF God saw the wickedness of man,
- AND decided to take action,
- THEN the fountains of the great deep were established either:
- as a hedge against this outcome or,
- they existed for an unrelated reason.
The existence of hell isn’t an example of God being mean. Hell is the default outcome for all matter and souls, however there is a freely available alternative: faith and life in Jesus Christ.
God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof. For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven; To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.(Job 28:23-25) KJV
If you want to believe that earth is flat no one’s going to stop you. However nothing in the Bible, either in the meaning of words or in the context of passages, requires you to believe that earth is flat and has an edge.
Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.(Proverbs 17:24) KJV
The proverb above has a familiar ring to it. How about this for comparison?
All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was… what he was doing.– Master Yoda
This isn’t talking about the edge of a flat earth, it’s talking about someone who lets his or her mind wander off into… the Star Trek universe of SciPop.