Flat Earthers, I Love You, But COME ON

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I haven’t been at this blogging thing for all that long now. But having done it for about 9 months now, on and off, I’ve developed an appreciation for those of you who have been in it for the long haul – people who are passionate about what they believe, and who are passionate enough about it to spend the long hours writing, making audio and video presentations about what they believe to be true.

I Love The Passion You Have For Truth

I know there are a number of you out there, and I wouldn’t be so bold as to say I know what all of you believe on everything. I’ve come across some of you who are Buddhist, for instance. But for the most part, it seems that you are fellow bible believers who want to lift up the name of Jesus and help people to see the uniqueness of the Earth in the universe and in God’s plan of the ages.

I am writing this because I stumbled onto a web site this morning – The Arctic Beacon – where one of the authors there – Greg – was doing a podcast about the flat earth…

I tried to post a comment on his blog in response to what I was hearing, but “the cookie monster” was giving me fits – I tried with both Chrome and Safari, so I’m thinking the problem was on the other end. However, since I could not post my comment there, I will post it here, hoping he can see the article and hear my heart.

An “Open Comment” To Greg At Arctic Beacon

Here is the comment I was going to post over there, and I do hope the flat-earthers out there who read this will appreciate what I believe is an important point here. So, here is the comment I would have posted, if I had opportunity to do so…

Hi Greg;

I think you must know about my site because when I was checking Google Analytics this morning, I saw something about your web site in there. So I’m not sure how or where I might be linked in your stuff, but (I THINK) I’m flattered that you maybe mentioned me in your writing.

Thanks! I guess I’m FAMOUS now! A legend in my own mind!

Seriously, this blogging thing is HARD WORK. I commend you for what looks like something you’ve been faithful to for a while now, and for your efforts to promote truth in the world.

Though you probably realize I disagree with you about the earth being flat, I probably do agree with you on many other points. (Personally, for instance, I do lean toward the idea that 9/11 looks like an inside job. I may post that article again but I want to go over it again first.) I’m also quite concerned, as are a lot of Catholics, about the corruption within the Vatican and what seems to be some dancing with hell in high places.

The reason I wanted to touch base was just to say that I believe God is pleased with people who want to worship Him, who want to lift up His son Jesus, who want to uphold the integrity of the word of God.

Personally, I don’t think the facts support the earth being flat; I’ve listened to Eric Dubai many times, many hours, refuted so much of what he has said in private conversations with flat-earthers – who I love deeply, though we disagree with this “earth is flat” thing. I find his science is regrettable; but like most flat-earthers, his heart seems to be in the right place. And with the amount of misinformation out there these days, I can appreciate the skepticism. I just think he throws the twenty-five hundred year old round-earth baby out with the disinformation bathwater.

But I can appreciate believers who believe that based on how they (I think wrongly, but with a good heart) read the bible, because they love God and want to uphold our unique place in the universe, and want to give proper recognition of the authority of scripture.

I’m sure we could go back and forth on it. Maybe someday we can. But in the meantime, I have to say that I love what you’re doing – researching what you believe is true, proclaiming what you believe is true, and with what seems like a true spirit of humility. I’ve listened to a bit of your podcast you linked to above, and you seem to have a humble heart.

God is pleased with that.

Keep up the good work. Maybe we can do some guest-blogging back and forth sometime…..

God bless, brother.

In Christ,

“Cogny”

I’m Passionate About Truth Too

I wrote this partly because I don’t know any other way to get Greg to see it – couldn’t find an email at his site – but also, as I wrote the comment first to him, but then his site not allowing me to actually post the comment, I realized maybe it would be good to do it here, so that others could appreciate where some of us on the “spherical earth” side of this debate are coming from.

I don’t speak for everyone who believes the earth is round. That would be impossible. But as a Christian who holds firmly to the authority of scripture, but sees room for poetic language which speaks of the wonder and majesty of the heavens and the earth, I wanted to share my heart with you about all of this.

Not EVERYTHING Is A Conspiracy

I will just make this final statement here. I will probably come back to this in the future, but for now, I would like to say this.

I appreciate your desire to promote the truth of the scriptures about the earth being central to God’s plan of the ages – it speaks in Ephesians of how the church is an object lesson to the principalities and powers of what God’s plan was from eternity past. We are a demonstration to them of what God had planned before he made us OR them. (Eph. 3:6-10)

But at the same time, you have to realize that us “spherical earth Christians” (along with pretty much most people in the world who don’t know Jesus) think that your over-the-top suspicions about soooooo many people and motives for hiding this stuff destroys your credibility – ironically, with the very people you are trying to reach with your message of the uniqueness of the earth and it’s place in the universe and the story of the ages.

So, in all your looking at all these pictures and videos on YouTube about how we’ve been duped, and how the earth is flat, and how the sun mysteriously floats over top (though you never offer a plausible explanation as to how or why it does) try to be open to the other side of this. Let me assure you: the bible doesn’t fall down if your flat earth theory does.

The word of God is sure. It lives and remains forever. And god will not violate His word. We can all agree on that. But He is also not afraid to violate your understanding of His word if your understanding is wrong.

Once again, even though I disagree with you guys, I love your hearts. Just, please…. be open the possibility that the earth doesn’t have to be flat for God’s word to be sure. Because people are laughing at regrettable “science” that is actually hindering your message to people that they need Jesus.

Sincerely,

“Cogny”

The Cogntive Man

(Last updated 2016-04-23)
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