There is a great move of God going on in the world. Unfortunately, like a lot of things God does, it is very controversial and at odds with the ways of the world. In the same way that taking a stand against evolution will greatly affect your worldview and make a lot of people think you to be scientifically ignorant, this issue about Biblical cosmology also has far-reaching implications and will make a lot of people your enemies…
Just so you are aware, this is my own personal belief — not the belief of my church. I believe it is an important truth that more Christians should stand for, and yet too often it is ridiculed without investigation (this was what I did, too, at first). But if you are willing to search the Scriptures with an open heart, perhaps you will find, as I did, that I had been wrong for most of my life — the world is not a globe in a heliocentric universe; it is a self-contained system: a stationary, flat earth, with a firmament dome overtop, in which the sun, moon, and stars circuit overhead. Hell is below us, Heaven is above us. It is as simple as the Scriptures say.
We don’t need to reinterpret the Bible to match the so-called “scientific” ideas circulating around the world; God has had it right all along. The “scientific” ideas in opposition to the Bible are nothing more than pseudo-scientific fairytale-like imaginations (clouded in mathematical jargon) of people who are often very much anti-Christ; imaginations which the Church, unfortunately, has bought into and now adamantly defends. Real science — testable, repeatable experiments — actually support the Bible and its cosmology, to the disdain of those who would elevate their own earthly wisdom above the wisdom of God.
Friends, I realize I’m being rather blunt. I guess I’m just tired of keeping my mouth shut on something I find to be Biblically important. People are dying, and God’s truth is the only real truth that matters. And God can use — and has used — even truths like this to save souls for eternity. We’ve seen people come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior because of this truth — even people who were atheists; even people who believed that aliens seeded us here on this “planet” — /these/ people are coming to know the God of creation and submitting their lives to Him in humble, repentant faith. So this /is/ important.
I’m trying to be gracious in how I’m presenting this. I’m trying not to say anything in anger or in arrogance or just stir up a pot for no good reason. But I am also trying to be just a bit pointed because more people need to hear this truth. Truth is not something to hide under a basket and pretend it doesn’t exist. Truth is not something to be “hush hush” about. No, I’ll leave that to Communist China. I live in America, and I’m going to take advantage of my freedom of speech to proclaim God’s truth just as long as He continues to grace those of us in this country with the freedoms to do so.
So thank you for putting up with me offering what I believe to be the Biblical viewpoint. Again, this is my personal belief — not the belief of my church. I do hope eventually more and more of the folks at my church will take the time to look into these things, but for now, it’s mostly me, my parents, my fiancée, and my friend Darius (love you, man!). Feel free to ask me about these things in person also; I’m an open book.
May our good God give you grace & strength for each new day, wisdom to navigate this corrupted world, and great peace in knowing Him and His love & truth in greater ways. Amen.