To my brothers and sisters in Christ who are theologians, pastors, teachers, and Godly students of the Bible across America.
I thank God for you who are Godly theologians in America, who are Godly pastors and teachers, and who are devoted to the pure Word of God and a careful exegesis of the Word so that we can accurately understand it. I have learned so much from many of you through your incredible Bible commentaries, books, Youtube videos, podcasts, and sermons. I thank God for you and how you have helped me grow in Christ.
I have had many Godly mentors who have taught me so much about God’s Holy Character, how to grow intimately in knowledge and understanding, and how to live the Christian life in a way that honors God. I will forever be grateful for all your labors, and this includes some authors who have long since gone home to be with the Lord.
But . . . I have one, and only one issue on which I am compelled to confront you. It is with grave humility that I confront my mentors, great men and women of God whom I admire and respect with deep reverence.
You who are so dedicated to a careful reading and interpretation of the Word of God have violated your own rules of Biblical interpretation. You have assumed, even in your commentaries, that the earth is spherical, that it revolves on an axis, that it rotates around the sun, that the Universe is precisely how Copernicus described it, and that NASA and secular scientists have described it correctly.
The assumption you make in your sermons and commentaries that the earth is spherical and your adoption of the Copernican heliocentric model of the Universe is egregious error on your part, because your assumptions are not supported by a single verse in the Bible.
For the sake of non-theologians who may read this book, I want to share the generally accepted rules of Biblical interpretation.
1. Always interpret scripture in context.
2. Always interpret scripture with the full Word of God.
3. Always remember that scripture never contradicts scripture.
4. Never draw a conclusion based on an obscure passage.
5. Always interpret scripture literally, unless there is a crystal clear reason not to in scripture, such as a symbolic meaning supported elsewhere in scripture.
6. Always seek the meaning of the verse without personal extra-Biblical interpretation.
Dear theologians (and I can see your faces but shall not mention your names), where in scripture does it say the earth is a sphere? It does not. Where does it say in scripture that the earth revolves at 1,000 mph, or that it rotates around the sun at 66,600 mph? It does not, yet you continue to accept NASA’s anti-God rendition of creation.
From Genesis to Revelation
Nowhere in the Bible is there even a hint that the earth is a sphere and rotates around the sun, nor is there any verse which can claim to be symbolic of any heliocentric model. Not a single verse.
My dearest brothers and sisters in Christ, how did you get so far astray from the Word of God in your interpretation of God’s creation?
Where in scripture does it say our galaxy is traveling at the unique number of 66,600 mph? It does not, and why has that number not tipped you off that there was a problem? Where does it describe in scripture the planets? It does not. It only describes the earth, which is not a planet1Planet means wanderer in Greek. but fixed and stationary.
This book does not examine the scientific evidence on the claims of Copernicus or NASA. The scientific arguments are very complicated and quite lengthy involving volumes of books and evidence. I personally have studied the evidence, and I would not have written this book if the scientific evidence clearly demonstrated that Copernicus and NASA were correct and their theories consistent with the scriptures. Alas, such is not the case, and I am compelled to honor God by examining his revelation of creation in the Bible itself.
Brothers in Christ, theologians whom I deeply respect, you have violated your own careful rules of hermeneutics. Where is careful exegesis? Where is your passion to interpret the Word of God without a secular world view colored by an anti-God model of creation?
You have assumed that NASA’s view of the Universe (and the scientists who hate God) is true, yet you have no Biblical support for an anti-God perspective of the earth and the Universe. You have accepted a lie, contrary to the Word of God!
In this book I share all of the verses in the Bible that say anything about the earth and how it was created. There is not a single verse that supports Copernicus’ and NASA’s view of a spherical earth that rotates around the sun, nor a heliocentric model of the Universe.
I understand that doesn’t prove the earth is flat, and I’m not trying to prove the earth is flat. But it should wake you up to the possibility that the earth may not be what NASA says it is.
As you review the verses in Chapter 5, you will almost certainly be surprised to learn that you have assumed facts not in the Bible, or as I used to say in the courtroom, “facts not in evidence.”
I do not fault you, because we in America have been raised from birth with this constant barrage of the heliocentric model, and we have been taught since Kindergarten in books, with model globes of the earth in every classroom on the teacher’s desk at the front of the classroom visible to us every single day. Then there have been all the libraries with globes and all the T.V. shows and documentaries by NASA, with photos allegedly taken by NASA from outer space, and in movies and NASA documentaries that the earth is a sphere and that Copernicus was right when he first came up with this theory.
NASA astronauts have testified that we cannot go back to the moon, because NASA lost all the data about the entire trip, and it cannot be re-created. This data consisted of thousands of recorded tapes and computer data, filling shelves and shelves and entire rooms, and somehow it is all gone. Why do you think all this data mysteriously disappeared?
Other astronauts have testified that until we figure out how to get through the Van Allen Radiation Belt, we cannot travel into outer space. What? These are NASA astronauts saying we cannot get through the Allyn Belt. Believe me, that’s only the tip of the iceberg of the evidence and testimony that they have hidden from you and me that shakes the theories of anti-God scientists.
The heliocentric model of the Universe came not from God, not from His Word, but from a man named Nicholas Copernicus with a love-hate relationship with the Catholic Church, and there’s no indication that he was a Christian. It was during the year 1514 that Copernicus’ heliocentric theory of the Universe was first privately circulated and known as the “Commentariolus” (The Little Commentary), although it was not officially published until many years later.
Does Scientism Influence Your Theology?
Are you aware that scientism has infiltrated many Christians’ theology? I am shocked at how many good and sincere theologians, pastors, and teachers have made no distinction whatsoever between true science and scientism. Following is my definition of scientism, and my explanation of why it is so important that we as Christians make this critical distinction.
Scientism is pseudoscience turned into religion, and the only one who passionately has wanted to turn pseudoscience into religion is not God, but Satan. Scientism takes established facts and weaves secular theories into the big theme that anti-God scientists are promoting. Not only are these scientists promoting a view that there is no God of creation, it is a view the world promotes everywhere, including government agencies, politicians, Universities, multi-billion dollar non-profits, a labyrinthian association of political action committees, government contractors, and corporations around the world. Scientism is infused with anti-God beliefs that drive their worldview and their persistence in promoting a Copernican/Darwinian view of the Universe.
When we fall prey to secular views of the Universe and of creation that are fundamentally based on an anti-God perspective, we can easily begin to include those secular concepts of creation in our interpretation of the Bible, and we can do so sincerely, not realizing that we have gone off the reservation.
For example, a careful exegesis of some verses in a commentary can surprisingly include a statement that “God knows how he created the earth, and he knows it is spherical,” or words to that effect.
Hold your horses ladies and gentlemen! Someone who handles the Word of God so carefully and is faithful to hermeneutics and accurate interpretation suddenly makes a statement like that in his sermon or his commentary? How does that happen, because the verses he is analyzing say absolutely nothing about God creating a spherical earth, nor is there any verse in the entire Bible to support that statement.
It happens because the life-long belief automatically gets injected into the interpretation, and any other belief is considered conspiratorial or crazy. I still find it surprising that a devoted theologian would stray from objective Biblical interpretation and inject an assumption that Coperinicus or NASA is right about creation over the authority of the scriptures. But then again, they don’t think of it like that. They just assume NASA has been feeding us a narrative that is true.
Here is my only request to my favorite theologians and pastor/teachers who might pick this book up. Please set aside your assumptions that have worked their way into your Biblical commentaries and sermons. Set aside all the assumptions from NASA and secular scientists like Neil DeGrassi, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and let’s focus on the Word of God. I know, you’re saying you don’t take their advice, but it’s not them personally I’m really talking about—it’s their anti-God theories that have worked their way into your preaching.
Maybe they are all correct, but I’m not interested in a scientific argument between people who hate God and people who love God. I’m interested in what God says about his own creation. Aren’t you?
What does God say about creation, and how the Heavens and the earth were created? There’s no conspiracy theories here, only the pure Word of God.