Flat Or Spherical Introduction
Flat, or Spherical? This is the title of our new book and it refers to the question, whether the earth and sea together are flat—or spherical?
“This is the question.” It may seem late, in this boastful 20th century, to ask such a question. But it is not too late to seek the truth; not too late to correct error; and not too late to mend our ways, let us beware of wilfully putting off the search for truth until it is ” too late ” for us to find it.
We are living in an age when men and women dare to enquire after truth; and long-established beliefs are being subject to searching criticism. The belief that we are living on a globe, rushing through space, is not as ancient as some may suppose; in fact, it is a comparatively modern belief!
It was simply put forth as a theory, and it remains a theory still. It is only since the times of Copernicus and Newton, who lived in the 16th and 17th centuries respectively, that this belief has been received by astronomers and unthinking persons, mostly confined to Europe.
But the fable of the Whirling, sea-earth-globe theory was not invented or conceived originally by either of these men.
In our first chapter we shall proceed to show its true origin. The truth should be the first aim of the Christian; and more especially the truth of the Holy Bible; and it is the Christian’s duty to examine into and uphold the Divine Cosmogony revealed to Moses by the Creator, and recorded by Moses and all the inspired servants of God.
But furthermore, this subject which we are now placing before our readers, is of great importance, and deep interest, not only to the Christian, but to every man and woman capable of reasoning, whatever their nationality. The greater part of the human family are more or less moved with a desire to know the true order of Creation, the general structure of the world, its formation, and the divine object for which it was originally created.
Our intention, therefore, is to present to our readers good and substantial -reasons, based upon natural Facts, that the Bible is inspired from Genesis to Revelation, and we trust this knowledge will bring’ many to a true understanding of God, His wonderful Creation, and His plan of salvation. We see that God’s own account of His Creation, as given in His Inspired Word, is correct. We are led to believe that this Word is reliable, not only in its teaching regarding the Creation and order of the earth, sea, and universe, but also in its setting forth life and the hope of Recreation i n and through Jesus the Christ. But faith in God and in His Christ has been nullified by the promulgation of false “science”; and thousands of men, and women possessed of high mental capacities have been led to cast away the Bible because it does not agree with the theories of modern science. They have been trained to regard “science” as infallible, and consequently they believe that the Bible is fallible! And as long as a false and Scripture contradicting science is palmed upon the world, no better state of things can be hoped for. It is important therefore to calmly look into these matters with unbiased minds, for ” If the foundations be destroyed what can the righteous do? ” Psalm XI 3
We would remind our readers that Truth is undivided, and that all truth is closely connected.
Scriptural Cosmogony will bear investigation. It is found by those who do investigate, to be in harmony with the evidences of one’s senses—and also true to the facts of Nature. The same cannot be said of the whirling globe theory, because it is in direct contradiction to our senses, as well as to the sense of Holy Writ. It will not. stand investigation, therefore its supporters are very shy of controversy. They expect us to “believe ” that the earth and sea together comprise a flying globe (which they speak of as a solid “orb,” supposed by astronomers to have been ” originally shot off the sun in a soft plastic mass, which, as the temperature decreased, gradually solidified,”) yet not one single fact or proof can they produce for this far-fetched idea, and in spite of the fact that the whirling globe theory was (even according to the open confessions of its founders) set forth to the world in the first instance as a mere “supposition,” it is now presented as unquestionable truth. But, nevertheless, it is only a counterfeit of truth after all!
We are actually told the earth is a heavenly body, and it is called a ” planet.” But we ask, why is the earth said to be a star? And we also ask for proofs of its globularity and motions; but we ask in vain !
We ask ” science “-makers most kindly to try,
To give us some proof, not up in the sky;
But practical proof, that none can deny.
Of facts based on Reason these “professors” seem shy.
But, why? Tell us, why?
E. A . M . Blount