A friend showed me a web site built by God and Bible haters which is "proving" that the Bible is wrong because they say the Bible promotes a geocentric earth, you know, where the earth stands still and everything moves around it, including the sun.
Bull crap, this is just more grabbing at straws trying to destroy Christianity and the Bible. When people start grabbing at straws, it is because they don't have anything else solid to hold onto.
First and most importantly, man has known for thousands of years, well before the birth of Jesus, that the earth is round and not flat.
The God haters started out with their best, which is Joshua 10:12-13
"Then spoke Joshua to the Lord in the day when the Lord gave the Amorites over to the men of Israel; and he said in the sight of Israel, "Sun, stand thou still at Gibeon, and thou Moon in the valley of Aijalon." And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the nation took vengeance on their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jashar? The sun stayed in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day."
This is where Gibeon was involved in a battle he was winning but the night was rapidly approaching in the darkness of which the tide of the battle could easily turn. Gibeon was running out of time, so God stopped the planet turning to prevent it from getting dark before Gibeon could win the battle.
Their great "evidence" here is simply a play on words and keep in mind that much of their "evidence" is poetic statements in the Bible. Today, WE KNOW CONCLUSIVELY that the earth rotates causing the sun and moon to only appear to be moving in or through the sky but we still say things like "the sun rises in the east", "the sun sets in the west", and "the sun moves through the sky".
This DOES NOT mean we believe the sun is doing the moving any more than it means the Bible is saying the sun does the moving. The Bible is just using the same terminologies or metaphors we humans use so we can understand the Bible. The God haters' great evidence the Bible is wrong is just a play on words.
You can bet that those same God haters regularly say things about the sun and the moon moving through the sky because such statements are considered commonly accepted statements with everyone understanding what you mean. Gee, what hypocrites but we are getting used to the liberal God hating pagans being hypocrites.
Then they point out a number of scriptures talking about the foundations of the earth as meaning the Bible is saying that the earth is in a fixed position. Anyone who knows geology knows that this and every planet has its own foundation upon which the rest of the planet is built and that does not mean that planet is fixed with everything else revolving around it. The foundation of earth is its core and the above crust. The land, oceans, and atmosphere are all built on that foundation. The inner core is earth's "corner stone".
Then the pagans go on to the shape of the earth, in which they actually defeat their own argument, especially when they quote Job 26: 7
"He stretches out the north over the void, and hangs the earth upon nothing." (their emphasis.)
Guess what, the earth is hung on nothing. It is orbiting the sun and is not hung on anything. The earth is held in place by a combination of the kinetic energy of earth and the sun's gravitational pull. The earth is not hung on anything and these God hating morons should know this. I told you they were grabbing at straws.
Then they quote things like where the Bible talks about "The extent of the earth", "as far as the east is from the west", "from one end of the earth to the other", and "the ends of the earth" (the latter a number of times).
Today, we have officially designated Europe and the Americas as being the West and Asia as being the East.
Does that mean we think the earth is flat?
No, those are just reference designations just like our ancestors used.
Today, we consider the ends of the earth to be the North and South poles.
Does that mean we think the earth is flat?
No, again, those are just reference designations for the earth's axis.
They try to use Job 38:13 to make it look like the Bible says earth is fixed in place.
"that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth, and the wicked be shaken out of it?"
That is all poetic. Do these idiots really think those people thought the earth has a skirt?
Remember that in Job 26:7 he said the earth is hung on nothing. What happened to liberal poetic license? Oh, the liberals can use it and God can't? God invented poetry, not the liberals.
Then the lying clowns talk about the shape of the earth. They reference a number of scriptures which speak about the circle of the earth with the liars trying to make this look like the Bible is saying the earth is a flat circle, which it doesn't.
I hate to be the one to tell this jerks this but the circle is the basic shape of a SPHERE, you know, the shape of the earth.
They should study a little geometry?
BTW, today, when we talk about the circle of the earth today, and we do, we usually mean the equator, which is a circle around the "middle of the earth", which also implies the earth has boundaries because it has a middle. We don't believe the earth is flat.
Then they try to make the Bible using such phrases as "the edge of the earth" to prove that the Bible says the earth is flat.
First, how many times have you heard our astronauts refer to the outer limits of earth's atmosphere as being the edge of the earth?
I have heard it a number of times and fully understood what they meant. Maybe these morons need someone to tell them what those astronauts meant because they did not mean the earth is flat. BTW, just in case these geniuses don't know it, a sphere or ball has one continuous outer edge. You know, it kind of stops somewhere.
Then we also know that every continent has its edges and continents were and still are regularly referred to as the earth. After all, we "plow the earth" , the continents, not the oceans. Again, these liberal pagan God haters are grabbing at straws by playing on words. Any sane, rational, non biased person can understand these things.
They say that the Bible referring to the "four corners" of the earth as meaning the Bible is saying the earth is flat but we still regularly speak about the four corners of the earth.
Does that mean we think the earth is flat?
Then, when they decided to talk about the sky, the idiots said this:
"There is far less confusion when it comes to the heavens. The sky covers the earth like a tent and we live under it. The is no mention of an atmosphere in the Bible, nor of the preferential scattering of blue light by nitrogen molecules (nor any mention of nitrogen nor of molecules). The sky protects us and keeps us safe not by filtering out ionizing radiation but by its sheer strength. The sky of the Bible is solid -- a firmament."
God told us in the earlier texts that there were secrets of God that He didn't tell us about at that time. You have to understand something these morons clearly don't understand. At the time of Genesis, man's most advanced technology was the iron chariot and potter's wheel. They knew nothing about molecules, atoms, most of the basic chemical elements like nitrogen, and such. If God had started talking in 21st Century terms, they wouldn't have understood a thing.
Cars? Planes? Space? Spaceships? Nuclear weapons? Guns? Lasers?
If you had started talking about those basic things in our lives today, just two hundred years ago, they would have burned you at the stake for witchcraft.
Forget about molecules and atoms!!! The average person of the time had to understand what God was talking about.
To the people at the time the scriptures were written, all light was caused by fire and light is often referred to in the Bible as fire but, today, we create light with things like electricity and chemicals. God had to put things in their language and not 21st Century language for those people to be able to understand anything he was talking about AND for us (the sane ones) to be able to understand today. NO ONE SPOKE ENGLISH 3,600 years ago! God was not trying to give us all a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, or molecular biology, He was trying to give us a driver's manual for a better life. God was trying to teach us how to have better, healthier, happier, more productive, and safer lives, which we still don't know how to do. Just look at the mess we have made of everything by relying on the wisdom of man or the world instead of the wisdom of God.
Then the idiots try to discuss what the Bible says about the stars by quoting verses like these:
"How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! You said in your heart, 'I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far north;"
The idiots clearly don't even understand this verse because it is using poetic license to describe the fall of Satan, and not stars falling out of space onto earth. They don't even understand the scriptures and are trying to disprove the scriptures they don't understand.
Maybe they should learn something about what they are trying to teach before they try to teach it?
It is a fact, which the God haters hate, that Christianity created the greatest culture in the history of man, far greater than any culture every created by any other religion, especially atheism (i.e. Soviet Union and Communist China), with far greater freedom, liberties, or anything else. Their stupid obsessive hatred for God, the Bible, Christians, and Jews is why they have destroyed the Western culture at their own expense. The idiots have shot themselves and us in both feet, both hands, and the head because of their insane and irrational hatred for God.
Does that sound intelligent to you?
They are grabbing at straws to disprove the Bible so they can finish destroying the Western culture so they can drag us back into a brutal barbaric past, which will quickly kill them and you.
This just shows how desperate and irrational the God haters are. But, hey, we have gotten used to the liberals lying to prove what they want us to believe.
When was the last time they were honest about anything?
BTW, if you truly understand science, ancient languages, and history, you realize that God did hide a lot of very advanced science in the Bible we are still discovering but you can't expect these idiotic, God hating morons to understand such things and God won't show the pagans those things because they are seeking the wisdom of the world and not the wisdom of God. God only shares His wisdom with those who are seeking His wisdom. The scriptures make that very clear.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.