Your Curmudgeon has been hard at work with the Alliance of Advanced Apologetics Research for Geological Harmony (AAARGH). Using the best available information — scripture! — we herewith present our findings.
Knowing that all human science (falsely so called — 1 Timothy 6:20) that is contrary to scripture must be false (see All Scientific Dating Methods Are Wrong) we realize that not only is the earth young, but it is also flat. Those who claim that they follow the path of holiness by being young-earth creationists are deceiving themselves if they do not also proclaim the scriptural truth of the flat earth.
All creationists who are not also flat-earthers are hereby declared to be hypocrites and blasphemers. Verily, they are heretics and shall dwell eternally in the Lake of Fire!
Most of the scripture passages we quote here speak for themselves. For those that require some commentary, our words are shown in red. First we present passages using the word “earth.” We have skipped several which are mere duplicates, but we recognize that repetitions emphasize the truth of those words. We have also omitted passages that are ambiguous, such as “the face of the earth,” because although such passages are entirely consistent with flatness, we realize that the surface of a sphere also has a face.
As further evidence of our scholarly integrity, because a mention of the “beginning” or the “end” of the earth may not be a geographical expression, we haven’t used such passages unless their meaning is unmistakable. But there can be no confusion regarding mention of the earth’s “edges” or “ends” or “pillars” or “corners” or “borders.” Those terms are incompatible with a spherical shape.
Also, we’ve left out certain passages that some claim are not flat-earth descriptions. For example, Isaiah 40:22 says: “It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth.” That passage is often misunderstood. The phrase “circle of the earth” actually refers to a disk. There is a Hebrew word for “ball” which was used elsewhere in Isaiah, so although the author had both words at his disposal, he didn’t use “ball” in his “circle of the earth” passage. Yes, we know that a disk has no corners, but things may have changed since the Flood, so we’ll ignore that detail.
Also, note that these passages are not only from the Old Testament, but also the New, notwithstanding that man’s science (so called) asserted that the earth was a sphere and Eratosthenes calculated its circumference centuries before the New Testament was written. The Truth never changes!
And so, dear reader, we issue the Curmudgeon’s Challenge to all creationists: Proclaim yourselves! What is the shape of the earth? If you don’t believe it’s flat, you are destined for the Lake of Fire!
Herewith is our irrefutable data, with bold font added for emphasis:
And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. [The ladder must be on a fixed, flat surface.]
The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;
And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other;
His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: [The unicorn reference is a bonus.]
1 Samuel 2:8
for the pillars of the earth are the LORD’s, and he hath set the world upon them.
1 Samuel 2:10
The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge the ends of the earth;
Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble. [A reference to the usually unmovable earth, but it must be flat to sit on pillars.]
He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth.
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?
God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.
He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
Thou hast set all the borders of the earth:
Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever. [Another reference to the unmovable earth, also flat to sit on foundations.]
And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly: [The earth must be flat for all to see that ensign.]
And the slain of the LORD shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth:
Daniel 4:11 (repeated in Daniel 4:20)
The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth: [The tree must be on a flat earth to be visible to the end of the earth.]
And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. [The earth must be flat to be all dark at one time.]
Note: The Luke passage is ambiguous. It could refer to blocking the sun from the the entire daylight face of the earth, but what happened after the ninth hour? Was “all the earth” then in daylight, or only the sunward half?
Two other gospels address the same event. They agree about the timing, but they’re all slightly different about the physical extent of the phenomenon. Luke, quoted above, says: “darkness over all the earth.” Here are the other passages:
Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.
And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth,
Now for passages using the word “world”:
All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD:
the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved. [Not a flat-earth passage, but nevertheless interesting.]
Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: [See previous comment.]
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.
There’s nothing more to be said. The earth is flat, and that’s that.
See also: The Earth Does Not Move!
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