Mark Sargent made a comment about 40-43 minutes in that we are to think that the world is a globe so the people don’t seek for an escape.
I disagree with him on this point for two reasons. Firstly, there are no creators but a Creator, whose name is Yahweh, God. Secondly, God told His people of the nature of the earth in the Bible. Here are just a couple of verses:
1 Chronicles 16:30: “He has fixed the earth firm, immovable.”
Psalm 93:1: “Thou hast fixed the earth immovable and firm …”
Psalm 96:10: “He has fixed the earth firm, immovable …”
Psalm 104:5: “Thou didst fix the earth on its foundation so that it never can be shaken.”
Isaiah 45:18: “…who made the earth and fashioned it, and himself fixed it fast…”
The most striking feature of the Old Testament world is the “firmament,” a solid dome which separates “the waters from the waters” (Gen. 1:6). The Hebrew word translated in the Latin Vulgate as firmamentum is raqia’ whose verb form means “to spread, stamp or beat out.” The material beaten out is not directly specified, but both biblical and extrabiblical evidence suggests that it is metal. A verb form of raqia’ is used in both of these passages: “And gold leaf was hammered out…” (Ex. 39:3); and “beaten silver is brought from Tarshish” (Jer. l0:9). There are indeed figurative uses of this term. A firmament is part of the first vision of Ezekiel (1:22,26), and the editors of the evangelical Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament cite this as evidence that the Hebrews did not believe in a literal sky-dome. It is clear, however, that Ezekiel’s throne chariot is the cosmos in miniature, and the use of raqia’ most likely refers to a solid canopy (it shines “like crystal”) than to a limited space.
Now, these verses, and others, plainly tell us that the earth is fixed, it doesn’t move AND that there is a firmament above the earth one one below (that divides the waters from the waters). If what Mark said is true, God would not have given indications that there is a firmament!
The concealment came because of evil or just plane ignorant men – not what the Creator did.
Another point to consider is, that God gave us intelligence, the ability to observe and use logic. A case in point is that “water seeks its own level,” which means that it would be impossible to live on a globe. That is why the ancients believed in the flat earth. Of course, they didn’t know about how the dome looks like or even if there was one – with the eception of the ancient Israelites and those who became Christian; we were told that there is a firmament. We were also told about the earth.
Mark makes his claim that “they” meaning the “creators or Creator,” (he uses both words), hid it from us because of the way the Antarctic is with its high ice walls and being cold there. This is silly to say that, the reason why is, that this is exactly what you need in order to have a flat earth that contains water. Water, as we all know, is needed for life. We also know that to make a globe for earth or even anything remotely resembling a ball, would be impossible because water seeks its own level. A flat earth with oceans on it would run off the edge UNLESS it was surrounded by land to contain it.
In any swimming pool you have, the boarder around it rises higher to contain the water. In lakes and rivers you have the land, which is higher, to contain it. So, with the ocean you’ll need a land mass that rises up that completely surrounds it in order to keep the water in. and, this is exactly what we have – the Antarctic ice wall! You can Google this and see that the Antarctic is surrounded by an ice wall that rises 100 – 200 feet high above sea level. In short earth has to be like a swimming pool that has a ledge higher than the water level.
With the Antarctic being far from the sun, it is also cold there. So, this is a natural thing to expect – ice and snow on the land. With the shape of the flat earth, you have this huge wall all the way around the Antarctic, which forms the edge of the earth. Therefore, no one falls off, no ships fall off, and sailing around the world is completely safe (as far as sailing off the earth is concerned). Therefore, it does not mean that God is hidding anything. It was man who came along and consealed the truth. But for anyone looking for the truth it’s in the Bible. And, there is no other religious book that has this information.
Contary to what Mark Sargent said, God knows that when the people know the true shape of the earth, it will bring His people closer to him. After all, what do you think would more likely make someone believe in God:
1 That Heaven is 50 tillion miles away; and from what point from the globe earth would that 50 tillions miles be? And, how much of an area would it be? What galaxy would it be in?
2 OR that Heaven is 3,000 miles right above your head – and that means EVERYBODY’S head!
Which of the two would you think that makes God personal; that He would have a personal interest in what you do? Would it be the 50 tillion miles or the 3,000 miles? The answer is obvious – the 3,000 miles which is up for everyone on a flat earth.
What would make people believe God that we are special to Him – when it’s just us on this flat earth or if there were a million other planets that has people on it? There is an old saying and it goes like this:
“There is no other place like this place, which is near this place, so this must be the place!”
After you know that the earth is not only flat, but there are no other planets out there, and that we are literally right under God’s feet, means that we can take the word of the Bible for the truth.
NASA and the astronomers contradicts everything the Bible says. It is THEM that want to turn us into a one world godless system and to do this is to make us think that we are one of 100 billion other planets out there, and it was us that evovled; and if there is a god, we are just one of billions of other planets with life on it. But with one earth out there, with God and the angles above, would make us read the rest of the Bible to see what else God wants us to do.