Taken from” The Earth” publication.
Hatfield Cottage, Gwendoline Road, Leicester, England.
Sept. 3rd, 1903
Dear Brother Aldridge,
I have to thank you for you letter, received on Sunday last, August 30th.
I do not deny that you have in the south a centre around which the southern stars revolve. If some Zetetic deny this is is because they have not yet seen the evidence for it. But as you know that the southern constellations revolve around a so-called “pole,” so we know that water everywhere is level, and the earth (or land, see Gen. I. 10) therefore a plane. If the earth were a globe, according to popular belief, the surface of all canals, rivers, and seas, would be convex.
It is as inconsistent of the globularist to deny that water is level as it would be of me to deny your evidence about the southern stars. Both are evidently facts, and no fact should be contradicted. The fact that water is level is utterly inconsistent with globular theory, but the motions of the heavenly bodies have, speaking generally, nothing to do with the shape of the surface of the earth. But you and I are both Christians, and we ought alike to respect the Word of the Creator. No part of the Bible can be more undoubtedly the Word of God than the Ten Commandments which God spake on Mount Sinai. In the Second Commandment “God said” that:
Heaven is “above,”
The earth “beneath,”
And the water “under the earth.”
Can you reconcile this with the whirling globe theory? Where is heaven on such a hypothesis? Shall we as Christians accept the teaching of God’s Word respecting his own Creation, or shall we accept the “hypothesis” of “science” falsely so-called?
We Zetetics hold to the plane-earth doctrine because it throws so much light on Scripture statements, and strengthens our faith generally in God’s Word: but I have publicly debated the question here on the basis of “science” along, and I have never yet met a man who could give me one irrefutable proof of the earth’s globularity, or its supposed awful motions. We know that all infidels stand on the side of the astronomers, because modern theoretical astronomy subverts Bible teaching. Where, then, should all Christians be found? Let us stand together on the side of God’s Word. You in the south could help us in the north; and we in the north may be able to help you in the south.
You say, “the sun moves apparently from east to west.” Why not believe the evidence of your senses, that is, that the sun does move? The Bible says the sun moves; and the same good book says that the earth is established so that “it cannot be moved.” Can you give me a proof that the earth moves as astronomers affirm? I would like to see such a proof.
There maybe, and I think there are, some difficulties still remaining on the Zetetic side; but one thing is certain, our teaching does not tend to subvert faith in the divine inspiration of the Bible.
I shall be glad to see your further photos. Please mark which way the stars revolve – your camera being of course pointed to the south.
With kindest regards, believe me, yours faithfully,
Note: This old flat earth post titled: Facts Should Not Contradict Each Other reminds us of today with the Coronavirus. Just think of the regulations that have been set down for us to follow.
Here are some contradictions:
You have to stay 2 meters apart. But you can’t take a drive to a park to walk.
You can walk your dog in town. But you can’t take your dog for a drive to a park and walk it.
You can not visit your friends while you stay outside their home. But it’s OK to chat on the street if you keep your distance.
You are only allowed one exercise a day, such as walking. But you can go out later and walk to the shop.
It’s OK to be in a food store as long as you keep your distance. But other shops have to be closed (as if you can’t keep your distance there).
The government encourages you to work at home, which usually involves using a computer and/or stationary. However, computer shops are closed so you can’t have any repairs done; the shops that sell stationary goods are closed, as they, too, are considered non-essential. So, how can people do their work and help the economy?
You can buy food for yourself and for your dog. But you can’t go to a pet shop to buy dog food.
You are to limit your time outdoors to protect your health. But you can’t go outside for fresh air and sunlight which is good for your health.
You are told to stand 2 metres apart to protect you from the virus. But it’s OK if you stand downwind from someone.
Someone will tell you off if you stand too close to another person. But it’s OK if the cashier is close to you.
You are told to wash your hands – presumably to protect you from the virus. But you face is exposed to the “virus” all the time.
I hope you see the many contradictions we have to live with. Yet, there are many people who accept both as being OK. Here is what God has to say about that: A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. James 1:8
In short, we have unstable people who are leading our respective nations.