The earth is round, not ﬂat. For centuries people widely believed that the earth was ﬂat, but they were wrong. Men like Pythagoras refused to compromise, and now, every photo taken from orbit proves Pythagoras right. Nature argues for a round earth. More importantly, the Bible says that the earth is round.
The Bible is the word of God, the creator (John 17:17). God laid the foundations of the earth (“Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding,” Job 38:4), and He said in His word that the earth is a circle (“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,” Isaiah 40:22). If you believe the Bible, the question is settled. If Pythagoras had never lived, and if NASA had never launched a camera into space, those who believe the Bible would know that the earth is round.
Nothing should cause one to compromise his conviction that the earth is round. It is right to speak up for the truth that God created the earth as a circle. Even if society championed the right of sincere, loving people to believe the earth is ﬂat, the Bible believer would stand his ground and oppose the ﬂat-earth error. Should the governments of the 50 states crumble one by one under the weight of compromise to ﬂat-earth advocates, and resolve that ﬂat-earth doctrine must be respected, upheld, championed, and even taught in schools, those who believe the Bible should continue to stand for the truth, and preach that the earth is round.
Names like “ﬂat-o-phobe” should not sway a believer from his position. Neither should believers in the Bible be silenced by the claim that ﬂat-earth people can’t help themselves, because they were born with the inability to see past the horizon. All of nature still argues for a round earth, but more importantly, God said it is round.
The above satire has led us to this question: Do you believe the Bible or do you not? Should the Bible be the ﬁnal authority on all questions that it addresses or should it not? Flat-earth advocates are silent, but advocates of “gay marriage” are not. Bible believers are ridiculed as homophobes, governments are crumbling under the weight of popular opinion, and are advocating gay marriage. One by one, even churches are abandoning the Bible in favor of popular opinion. Yet, the Bible still says that homosexuality is “vile passions,” “against nature,” “shameful,” and “error” (Romans 1:26-27). The Bible says that marriage is between a man and a woman (“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one ﬂesh,” Genesis 2:24; cp. Matthew 19:5; Mark 10:7; Ephesians 5:31). There is no room for compromise.
Adapted from David Weaks