This is a most unusual video from the brilliant and articulate leader of David Rives Ministries. It has a long title: The Lunar Eclipse — Testament to the Spherical Earth, Detriment to the Flat Earth.
It’s difficult to believe, but despite all the scriptural passages to the contrary, which we quoted in The Earth Is Flat!, the rev isn’t a flat-Earther! But as you might expect, he’s confused in other ways.
He quotes Aristotle, who correctly referred to the Earth’s shadow on the Moon as demonstrating that the Earth is a sphere. But he fails to mention that after Aristotle (who died in 322 BC), Eratosthenes accurately calculated the Earth’s circumference, and he died around 195 BC. The work of both men was widely known long before the New Testament was written.
Like the Old Testament, the New Testament is also a flat-Earth book. Somehow the rev fails to mention the numerous scriptural passages (which can be seen in our earlier post) stating quite clearly that the Earth is flat — including these in the New Testament:
Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; [That mountain must be on a flat earth.]
And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. [See previous comment.]
But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. [A sphere has no "ends."]
And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth. [No comment.]
For the benefit of his drooling fans, the rev says it’s not true that Columbus set out to disprove the flat Earth. He’s correct that neither Columbus nor anyone else in his time thought the world was flat, but it shouldn’t be necessary to make a point of it — except, perhaps, when addressing a creationist audience, whose knowledge of all things is zero.
While the rev ignores the bible’s numerous flat-Earth passages, he quote-mines the Isaiah reference to “the circle of the earth,” which is always spun incorrectly by creationists, who are desperate to find something accurate on the subject in the bible. That’s the best they’ve got, but alas for the rev and his creationist followers, as we explained in our earlier post, the correct translation of the word Isaiah used is “disk.”
He’s a sly one, that rev! But he’s a cutie, there’s no doubt about it. His boyish charm won’t save him, however. If he’s not a flat-Earther, then he’s not the bible-boy he pretends to be. Instead, he’s a hypocrite, who will dwell eternally in the Lake of Fire!
The video is a full two minutes long — and there’s no commercial at the end. You don’t want to miss this one, so go ahead and click on it. Afterwards, feel free to use the comments as an Intellectual Free Fire Zone.
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