Earth

Part I, Part II, and Part III paragraphs 1 & 2

1 Timothy 6:20-21 KJV, “20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: 21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.” In other words, false science opposes the gospel, mocks the Bible, and mocks God. Do not be caught up in it.

Part I - Why Does The Shape Matter?

1. Christians are called apart from the world. He who loves the world is at enmity with God. James 4:4-5 KJV, “4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. 5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

 

2.a. What are some ways in which we show our friendship with the world? What are some of the ways that we cause grief to the Holy Ghost, that He longs for us while we play with the world?

 

2.b. When we engage in antichrist celebrations, are we not being friends with the worldly system? Christmas is one such celebration. Please see our treatises: Christmas Time and The Tradition of Christmas.

 

2.c. When we attend church, an antichrist organization, are we not being friends with the worldly system? Churches are not of God, they are of men and paganism. Please see our treatises: Ekklesia Versus Church, Parts I & II (emphasis is Part II) and Kings and Churches, Parts I & II.

 

2.d. When we hang onto lies that have been taught to us, refusing to study and learn the truth, are we not being friends with the worldly system? Believing that the Earth is a sphere that spins and revolves, when the Bible teaches that it is immovable, makes us kin and participants with sun and snake worshippers - pagans. Here are some Scriptures for you to consider. 1 Chronicles 16:30 KJV, “Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.” Psalm 93:1 KJV, “[Yahowah] reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; [Yahowah] is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

 

3. Hold on there. You are telling me that Christmas, my god’s birthday; churches, the organization that Christ started; and a sphere Earth, which revolves around the sun, something any sane person knows is true, somehow makes me a pagan and a friend of the world and an enemy of God. You must be insane, I have no further reason to listen to you.

 

4. When the Spirit of the living God dwells in you, one of the things He does is witness to your spirit and makes you meek, so that you are teachable in the ways of righteousness. What has welled up inside of you to make you resistant to Biblical teachings which are contrary to what the world teaches and that which the church businesses teach? Are you angry, or insulted, or has your pride reared its ugly head? What is the real blockage? Are you so sure you know so much that you are willing to gamble your eternal salvation on it?

 

5. If these things be as I say, and you are indeed offending God Almighty, how many more straws can you add to the camel’s back before he crumbles under the load?

 

6.a. One must consider the full counsel of God. I have often heard it said, “All I care about is Yahoshua;” or “As long as I’m saved, the rest doesn’t matter.” Is this that which the Bible teaches? Are the other thousands of words immaterial? Did the Holy Ghost pen those words so that you could be slothful and disinterested? Do you not offend Him, when you ignore Him and that which He has written for your edification? Romans 15:4 KJV, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

 

6.b. Can you discern good from evil, or are you just a babe? Hebrews 5:13-14 KJV, “13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

 

6.c. Does God command you to learn His word thoroughly, to be righteous and effective in your use of it? 2 Timothy 2:15 KJV, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” John 17:17 KJV, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

 

6.d. Does God warn you of the consequences of failing to progress and mature in your knowledge and worship of Him? You can forget that you have been purged of your sins and you can fall and not participate in this life of His divine nature. 2 Peter 1:2-10 KJV, “2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of [Yahoshua] our Lord, 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness (Strong’s G5360 philadelphian φιλαδελφιαν); and to brotherly kindness (Strong’s G5360 philadelphia φιλαδελφια) charity. 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord [Yahoshua the] Christ. 9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 10 Wherefore the rather, brethren (Strong’s G80 adelphoi αδελφοι), give diligence to make your calling and election (Strong’s G1589 eklogan εκλοην) sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:”.

 

7. In the remainder of this teaching are verses that describe the shape, size, and location of the earth, seas, sun, moon, stars, and heavens. (Some verses will be used in more than one sub-section).

 

 

II. PRIMORDIAL EARTH

 

 

Day 1 Begins

 

 

Genesis 1:1 KJV, “In the beginning God created the heaven (Strong’s H8064 shamayim שבןים) and the earth.” Shamayim is plural so heaven should be heavens. Some translations have done this.

 

Genesis 1:2 KJV, “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” The deep are waters, oceans, and seas. It is all the same thing.

 

Genesis 1:3 KJV, “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” Where did this light come from? It obviously did not come from the sun, moon, or stars. They have not been created yet. God Himself is our source of light. Revelation 21:23 KJV, “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.” Revelation 22:5 KJV, “And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.” He will be our source of light at the end of the Bible, there is no problem in believing He was the first source of light on our newly created Earth. Isaiah 60:19 KJV, “The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but [Yahowah] shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.” Isaiah 60:20 KJV, “Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for [Yahowah] shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.” 2 Corinthians 4:6 KJV, “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of [Yahoshua the] Christ.

 

Genesis 1:4 KJV, “And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

 

Genesis 1:5 KJV, “And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” Now that light has come again, the morning, day one is over and day two begins.

 

 

Day 2 Begins

 

 

Genesis 1:6 KJV, “And God said, Let there be a firmament (Strong’s H7549 raqiya’ קיע) in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” What is this firmament? The simplest explanation is that it is a space created by God between the waters. The waters beneath this space are the oceans, referred to at times as seas or the deep. The waters above this space are too high up, we do not see them. I doubt seriously if man, any man, has ever detected the location or volume of this water above.

 

Genesis 1:7 KJV, “And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.” Here, we are distinctly told that the sea is beneath the sky and that there is another layer of water above the sky. The water above might be another ocean, but that seems unlikely. It has never been reported to us by our scientists, but then again they rarely ever tell us the truth about anything. It is more reasonable to assume that the water above is the sea of glass as told to us in Revelation 4:6 KJV, “And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.” However, other answers may present themselves as we comb the Scriptures.

 

Genesis 1:8 KJV, “And God called the firmament Heaven (Strong’s H8064 shamayim שבןים). And the evening and the morning were the second day.” Heaven was used in Genesis 1:1 and again here in verse 8. I do not believe that capitalizing heaven is the proper grammatical choice. This would mean that the abode of God is being spoken of. But thus far, since verse 1, the discussion and description of the creation events have been all about the earth. Heaven, as the abode of God, has not been mentioned. But heaven, as the atmosphere above the earth, has been and still is the subject at hand.

 

 

Day 3 Begins

 

 

Genesis 1:9 KJV, “And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.” Up to this point in time which is the third day in the history of the Earth, there was no dry land, instead there was only water.

 

Genesis 1:10 KJV, “And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

 

Genesis 1:11 KJV, “And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.” God was not content to let the dry land be barren, but on the same day He created plant life to live on the Earth.

 

Genesis 1:12 KJV, “And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

 

Genesis 1:13 KJV, “And the evening and the morning were the third day.” This of course, means that day three was over now that darkest came (evening) and light came again (morning).

 

 

Day 4 Begins

 

 

Genesis 1:14 KJV, “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven (Strong’s H8064 shamayim שבןים) to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:”. If I have correctly defined and placed the firmament in Genesis 1:6-8, then the lights in the firmament are between the waters. They are not in a make-believe outer space or the third heaven, they are much closer. This information is repeated in verse 17. Third heaven: 2 Corinthians 12:2 KJV, “I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven (Strong’s G3772 ouranos ουρανος).

 

Genesis 1:15 KJV, “And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven (Strong’s H8064 shamayim שבןים) to give light upon the earth: and it was so.” Here we are specifically told again that the lights - sun, moon, and stars - are in the firmament. The firmament we previously learned was between the waters below and the waters above. This verse specifically tells us that the sun, moon, and stars are not floating around in a make-believe outer space, instead they are in the second heaven above a flat earth.

 

Genesis 1:16 KJV, “And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.” The greater light is the sun. The lesser light is the moon. I have heard arguments that try to make the stars the lesser light. But the lesser light is singular, not plural.

 

Genesis 1:17 KJV, “And God set them in the firmament of the heaven (Strong’s H8064 shamayim שבןים) to give light upon the earth,”. Once again it is reiterated that the lights were placed between the waters, in the firmament.

 

Genesis 1:18 KJV, “And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

 

Genesis 1:19 KJV, “And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.” At the end of the fourth day, evening did not refer to the end of light, instead it referred to the second evening of the day which is when the sun left. This was followed by the sun coming again, which is morning. When the sun comes into view again, the fourth day ended and the fifth day began.

 

 

Day 5 Begins

 

 

Genesis 1:23 KJV, “And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.” At the end of the fifth day, evening did not refer to the end of light, instead it referred to the second evening of the day which is when the sun goes out of view (the second even of the day) to the west. This was followed by the sun coming back into view from the east, which is morning. At morning, the fifth day ended and the sixth day began.

 

 

Day 6 Begins

 

 

No discussion regarding the Earth, seas, sun, moon, and stars take place on day 6.

 

Genesis 2:1 KJV, “Thus the heavens (Strong’s H8064 shamayim שבןים) and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.” Host in this context means the sun, moon, and stars, cf Dt 4:19.

 

 

III. THE EARTH TODAY

 

 

1. Flat. 

 

1.a. God created the heavens and the Earth.

Genesis 1:1 KJV, “In the beginning God created the heaven (Strong’s H8064 shamayim שבןים) and the earth.” The word heaven is actually plural and should have been heavens, meaning that there is more than one. Some translations do say heavens.

 

Genesis 1:10 KJV, “And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

 

Genesis 2:1 KJV, “Thus the heavens (Strong’s H8064 shamayim שבןים) and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.” Host in this context means the sun, moon, and stars, cf Dt 4:19. Also, please note that the King James translators used the plural of heaven this time, rather than following their previous judgment call in Genesis 1:1 using the singular heaven. Not all translations have this inconsistency.

 

Genesis 2:4 KJV, “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that [Yahowah] God made the earth and the heavens,”.

 

Psalm 102:25 KJV, “Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens (Strong’s H8064 shamayim שבןים) are the work of thy hands.” Psalm 102:26 KJV, “They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:”. This description of God making the heavens with his hands would appear to be a metaphor. Even though we have evidence in Scripture that God most likely has hands, can we assume that He actually used them to make the Heavens. It seems more probable that He made the Heavens by merely speaking it and it came into being. Although, we are really quite ignorant as to how He actually does certain things. Psalm 33:9 KJV, “For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.” This being said, it begs the question: Is “laying the foundation of the earth” a metaphor as well? In particular I mean the use of the word foundation. If foundation is being used metaphorically, then the opposite must be true. The opposite would be that the Earth has no foundation as we understand foundation. We can grasp the meaning of the foundation of a building. But can we grasp the meaning of the foundation of the Earth? Yes, we can. If the Earth is unmovable, and it was built upon a foundation provided by God, then we can picture it. However, if the Earth was created as a ball spinning in open space, then we cannot envision a foundation. In this case, the word foundation would have to be a metaphor. Personally, I do not believe foundation is being used as a metaphor at all. I believe it accurately describes how God made the Earth. If foundation were a metaphor then why is foundation used so prolifically in the Bible? Would not the literary genius of the Holy Spirit have expressed this concept in multiple ways? I believe He was consistent with the idea of a foundation, because He wanted us to be instructed that with a foundation is how He built the Earth.

 

Proverbs chapter eight has some interesting things to say about the making of Earth. In Proverbs 8:22-31 wisdom is given a voice and personality and instructs men to learn the value of wisdom. This method of using wisdom to tell its story is a personification of wisdom. Proverbs 8:22 KJV, “[Yahowah] possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.” Proverbs 8:23 KJV, “I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.” Proverbs 8:24 KJV, “When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.” Proverbs 8:25 KJV, “Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:” Proverbs 8:26 KJV, “While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.” In verses 22-26 wisdom is speaking of a time in which the Earth did not exist at all. Then the remaining verses speak of the Earth as it is being created. Proverbs 8:27 KJV, “When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:”. Proverbs 8:28 KJV, “When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:”. Proverbs 8:29 KJV, “When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:”. Proverbs 8:30 KJV, “Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;”. Proverbs 8:31 KJV, “Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

 

Isaiah 11:12 KJV, “And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.” We have two choices here. The four corners of the earth is either an idiom or it is an actual description of the foundation of the Earth. If it were an actual description then we must have a round flat Earth incased within a square foundation with four corners. Although this square foundation has merit, it is outside the boundaries of the round Earth and therefore the dispersed of Judah, nor anyone, would venture there so that they could subsequently be gathered from there. It is reasonable to consider that the four corners of the Earth is an idiom that means every inch of the Earth, no matter how remote and no matter how far from Judah. The four corners of the Earth is an idiomatic usage in this verse that means the entire round flat Earth; even though I believe the Biblical evidence supports a round flat Earth placed within a square foundation.

 

Isaiah 40:12 KJV, “Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?” What does this verse tell us about God’s creation? It tells us that it is finite. Everything is carefully measured and counted by God. We do not live in an infinite universe that is forever expanding and growing and that does not answer to Almighty God. We do not live in an evolutionary universe that answers only to random processes that are undefinable. We were created by a God of order, Who has ordered everything, the hairs on your head are numbered, the cells in your body are numbered, the atoms in each cell are itemized.

 

Isaiah 42:5 KJV, “Thus saith God [Yahowah], he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:”. Isaiah 44:24 KJV, "Thus saith [Yahowah], thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am [Yahowah] that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself.” Does one spread forth a ball? And the heavens above this Earth, does one stretch out the sky around a ball?

 

Isaiah 45:12 KJV, “I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.” Host, in this instance, means the sun, moon, and stars. (Deuteronomy 4:19 KJV, “And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which [Yahowah] thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.”)

 

Isaiah 51:13 KJV, “And forgettest [Yahowah] thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?

 

Zechariah 12:1 KJV, "The burden of the word of [Yahowah] for Israel, saith [Yahowah], which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit (Strong's H7307 ruwach) of man within him.

 

Acts 4:24 KJV, “And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:”.

 

Hebrews 1:2 KJV, “Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds (Strong’s G165 aion αιων);”. This is a controversial verse. Worlds is obviously a mistranslation, there is only one world and that is Earth. But the lexicons support that this is a singular, not a plural as the KJ translators have made it. Aion can also be translated as age, or ages, or eternity.

 

Hebrews 1:10 KJV, “And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:”.

 

1.b. The Earth has a foundation.

 

1 Samuel 2:8 KJV, “He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are [Yahowah’s], and he hath set the world upon them.” Since the Earth is set on pillars, how can it move? Simple answer, it does not move.

 

Job 26:7 KJV, “He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing (Strong’s H1099 belemah בלי).” The Earth might be made on pillars, but what do the pillars stand on? Apparently, the pillars stand on nothing. God hangs the Earth on nothing, but His word, that it should be (exist).

 

Job 38:4 KJV, “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.” The Earth is described as having foundations.

 

Job 38:5 KJV, “Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?” The Earth has a predetermined size. It was not a product of random forces of a make believe universe.

 

Job 38:6 KJV, “Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;”. What are the foundations, or the pillars, and where is the corner stone? Foundations, pillars, and corner stones do not at all appear to be speaking of something built as a ball floating in space. It sounds more like a fixed and permanent structure, such as when a man might build a large building.

 

Psalm 24:1 KJV, “A Psalm of David. The earth is [Yahowah’s], and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” Psalm 24:2 KJV, “For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.” These two verses give a further description of the foundations of the Earth. As Genesis chapter one outlined, the Earth was first made by God as formless and empty and the Holy Spirit was hovering over the waters. It was a water world. Out of this water world, God brought forth dry land.

 

Psalms 75:3 KJV, “The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.” Once again, a reference to pillars or columns, such as that of a structure built upright, not round.

 

Psalm 78:69 KJV, “And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which he hath established for ever.” God speaks in this verse about the third Heaven. And He affirms that the Earth was established for ever. This is not an Earth that is going to be destroyed by make-believe asteroids or comets, because it has been established forever.

 

Isaiah 11:12 KJV, “And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.” We have two choices here. The four corners of the earth is either an idiom or it is an actual description of the foundation of the Earth. If it were an actual description then we must have a round flat Earth incased within a square foundation with four corners. Although this square foundation has merit, it is outside the boundaries of the round Earth and therefore the dispersed of Judah, nor anyone, would venture there so that they could subsequently be gathered from there. It is reasonable to consider that the four corners of the Earth is an idiom that means every inch of the Earth, no matter how remote and no matter how far from Judah. The four corners of the Earth is an idiomatic usage in this verse that means the entire round flat Earth; even though I believe the Biblical evidence supports a round flat Earth placed within a square foundation.

 

Isaiah 48:13 KJV, “Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.

 

Isaiah 51:13 KJV, “And forgettest [Yahowah] thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?

 

Zechariah 12:1 KJV, "The burden of the word of [Yahowah] for Israel, saith [Yahowah], which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit (Strong's H7307 ruwach) of man within him.

 

Hebrews 1:10 KJV, “And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:”.

 

1.c. The Earth does not move.

 

Joshua 10:12 KJV, “Then spake Joshua to [Yahowah] in the day when [Yahowah] delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.” Joshua prayed that the sun would stand still, not that the Earth would stop rotating.

 

Joshua 10:13 KJV, “And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.” It was not the Earth that stopped moving, because the Earth does not move. It was the sun and the moon that stopped moving.

 

1 Samuel 2:8 KJV, “He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are [Yahowah’s], and he hath set the world upon them.” Since the Earth is set on pillars, how can it move? Simple answer, it does not move.

 

1 Chronicles 16:30 KJV, “Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.” Once again, we see an Earth that is not movable.

 

Job 9:6 KJV, “Which shaketh (Strong’s H7264 ragaz רגז) the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.” Here we are shown that the belief of the men talking to Job were in agreement that the Earth stood on pillars and did not move. However, God had the power to shake the Earth, but He does not shake it out of its set place, nor does it rotate on an axis, nor does it revolve around the sun. The word shaketh here is referring to an earthquake.

Psalm 93:1 KJV “[Yahowah] reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; [Yahowah] is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.” The Earth is not spinning in space, it does not move.

 

Psalms 96:10 KJV, “Say among the heathen that [Yahowah] reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.” The Earth shall not be moved, it does not spin in space.

 

Isaiah 13:13 KJV, “Therefore I will shake (Strong’s H7264 ragaz רגז) the heavens, and the earth shall remove (Strong’s H7493 raash רעש) out of her place, in the wrath of [Yahowah] of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.” When it says the heavens will shake, the Hebrew word ragaz means to quake but also it can mean to enrage. I can only imagine what it will be like to see the stars and most probably even the sun and moon to quake and rage. I am sure it will be quit frightening to say the least. When it says that the Earth shall remove out of her place, the Hebrew word raash means to shake as in an earthquake.

 

Isaiah 24:18 KJV, “And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake (Strong’s H7493 raash רעש).” I am waiting to learn from the Scriptures the meaning of the windows from on high are open. We have a possible explanation in Genesis 7:11 below. The Hebrew word raash means to shake as in an earthquake.

 

1.d. The Earth is not a ball.

 

Deuteronomy 4:32 KJV, “For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it?” One does not go from side to side on a ball or sphere.

 

Job 28:24 KJV, “For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;”. A ball Earth has no end to look to, one just goes round and round.

 

Psalm 65:5 KJV, “By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:”. The ends or boundaries of the Earth. Does this sound like a ball to you?

 

Psalm 103:12 KJV, “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.” If the Earth is a ball, how far is the east from the west? As one continues to circle the ball east turns into west and vice verse. If the Earth is flat, there can be an extreme east and an extreme west.

 

Psalm 104:30 KJV, “Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.” The face of the Earth is mentioned, not the head (ball) of the Earth. How can a face go around a ball for 360 degrees?

 

Isaiah 11:12 KJV, “And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.” We have two choices here. The four corners of the Earth is either an idiom or it is an actual description of the foundation of the Earth. If it were an actual description then we must have a round flat Earth incased within a square foundation with four corners. Although this square foundation has merit, it is outside the boundaries of the round Earth and therefore the dispersed of Judah, nor anyone, would venture there so that they could subsequently be gathered from there. It is reasonable to consider that the four corners of the Earth is an idiom that means every inch of the Earth, no matter how remote and no matter how far from Judah. The four corners of the Earth is an idiomatic usage in this verse that means the entire round flat Earth; even though I believe the Biblical evidence supports a round flat Earth placed within a square foundation.

 

Isaiah 40:22 KJV, “It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:”. Two things are very important in this verse. First, he that sitteth upon the circle of the Earth is describing a round Earth, not a ball Earth. A ball is three dimensional, a circle is two dimensional. Second, the heavens are likened to a curtain and a tent to dwell in. The heavens above us protect our home on which we live, indeed they do pose limits upon us as well, but most important is that the heavens are our tent, the shield covering our home.

 

Isaiah 40:28 KJV, “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, [Yahowah], the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.” Once again we are shown here that the Earth has ends, a ball has no end instead it goes round and round in any direction.

 

Isaiah 52:10 KJV, “[Yahowah] hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.” If the Earth has ends, then it cannot be a ball.

 

Luke 4:5 KJV, “And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.” If the Earth were a ball, then how can one see all the kingdoms of the Earth at the same time? How does one see around a ball Earth? Simple answer, one does not. Now of course, one also cannot see the entire length and breadth of the Earth either since our eyes cannot see that far. So, I am going to make some reasonable assumptions here. The devil, being a spirit, and Christ having the ability to see with spiritual eyes could easily see the entire distance of a flat Earth. However, the devil can only be in one place at a time, and he showed to Christ all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. This means, if the Earth was a ball (and it is not, it is flat), then the devil would have had to move around this ball in order to view all of the kingdoms. But the verse does not describe movement, they were in one spot, an high mountain, and from there they saw all the kingdoms.

 

Revelation 7:1 KJV, “And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

 

Revelation 20:8 KJV, “And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

 

1.e. The flat Earth is round, like a pie or pizza or cake is normally round.

 

Job 26:10 KJV, “He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.” This is a very informative verse. The waters of the Earth are surrounded by a boundary and that boundary is a circle. It is not round as a ball or sphere is round, this is a flat Earth that is round or circular in shape. In the last couple of hundred years several marine explorers have sailed completely around the ring of this boundary. It is an ice ring, with walls up to two miles high. These mariners were attempting to sail around what they thought was a continent named Antarctica. But Antarctica turned out to be a ring of ice completely surrounding the Earth. One of these mariners were Admiral Richard E. Byrd, an American.

 

Psalm 135:7 KJV, “He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.” What are the ends of the Earth? Is this a metaphor? It would seem to me that we could metaphor the Scriptures to pieces, thereby eliminating anything we do not like and that is not in agreement with that which the world teaches, until there is no truth at all left in God’s word. When a metaphor is demanded then we can consider it. What are God’s treasuries in which he stores the wind? It is something beyond man’s understanding without another Scripture to explain it. So, it would be reasonable to consider this to be a metaphor. But let’s face it, I haven’t a clue what vapors are that ascend from the ends of the earth. But since the Bible says it, I believe it. And the ends of the Earth do not exist on a ball. But the ends of the Earth certainly can be found on a round flat Earth - it would be the circumference.

 

Isaiah 40:22 KJV, “It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:”. Two things are very important in this verse. First, he that sitteth upon the circle of the Earth is describing a round Earth, not a ball Earth. A ball is three dimensional, a circle is two dimensional. Second, the heavens are likened to a curtain and a tent to dwell in. The heavens above us protect our home on which we live, indeed they do pose limits upon us as well, but most important is that the heavens are our tent, the shield covering our home.

 

Revelation 7:1 KJV, “And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

 

Revelation 20:8 KJV, “And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

 

1.f. What is the breadth or width of the Earth?

 

Job 38:18 KJV, “Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.” The Earth has a breadth or a width, not a circumference around a ball.

 

Isaiah 40:28 KJV, “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, [Yahowah], the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.” Once again we are shown here that the Earth has ends, a ball has no end instead it goes round and round in any direction.

 

1.g. How deep (from the surface downward) is the Earth? We do not know.

 

Job 28:5 KJV, “As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.” How far is under the Earth? Is it a few feet, hundreds of feet, miles, or all the way to the underside with no more Earth beneath the nether most boundary. Russia drilled the Kola Superdeep Borehole on their Kola Peninsula. They started in 1970 and quit in 1994. The temperature at the bottom of this 7 ½ mile deep hole reached 356 degrees Fahrenheit making it too difficult to continue the project. One can only assume that if they went deeper the heat would become even greater, until it gets so hot there is fire - assuming there is enough oxygen to make a fire burn at that depth. So, it appears that the men in Job were aware of something long before a hole of this magnitude was ever drilled. Consider the volcano eruptions that occur around the world and throughout history. How deep do these lava flows come from? Is it more than 7.5 miles?

 

2. The Seas

 

Genesis 1:9 KJV, “And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.” Up to this point in time which is the third day in the history of the Earth, there was no dry land, instead there was only water.

 

Genesis 1:10 KJV, “And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

 

Genesis 1:20 KJV, “And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open (Strong’s H6440 paniym פנים) firmament of heaven (Strong’s H8064 shamayim שבןים).

 

Genesis 1:22 KJV, “And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.” Here is an interesting verse. Fowl fly in the air above the earth, however, the air above is considered to be part of the earth.

 

The “windows of heaven” are mentioned three times in the King James Bible. This appears to be only an expression, rather than a description of actual windows in the firmament above us. The expression probably only means that rain was poured out from the sky in Genesis 7:11 and 8:2: Genesis 7:11 KJV, "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.” Genesis 8:2 KJV, “The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;”. In Malachi 3:10 a blessings was poured out from above upon us, meaning from God in the third Heaven: Malachi 3:10 KJV, “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith [Yahowah] of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” The windows from on high are mentioned in Isaiah 24:18. But nothing is said in that verse that would indicate that water in coming through the open windows. Isaiah 24:18 KJV, “And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake (Strong’s H7493 raash רעש).” In fact, in this verse we are not given any explanation as to why the windows from on high are open and what the significance of them being open is.

 

Psalm 24:1 KJV, “A Psalm of David. The earth is [Yahowah’s], and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” Psalm 24:2 KJV, “For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.” These two verses give a further description of the foundations of the Earth. As Genesis chapter one outlined, the Earth was first made by God as formless and empty and the Holy Spirit was hovering over the waters. It was a water world. Out of this water world, God brought forth dry land.