The Revival of the Flat Earth

May 3rd, 2016     

Flat Earth. Really?!? 🙂

One year ago nobody was talking about this, and now they’re many websites and YouTube channels devoted to the Flat Earth model.

In my opinion the Flat Earth information is being released according to somebody’s agenda.

I believe it’s no coincidence that the “Flat Earth” card is played now, so close to the end.


– From the Illuminati card game (1981)

What’s going on?

Before we start

I have seen many heated arguments about the revival of the Flat Earth, so lets all keep an open mind, and just look at what is being presented by those behind it.

Whether you like it or not, the Flat Earth concept is here to stay, so you might as well hear about it from me. 😉

Also remember that satan wishes to divide us, so we need to remain vigilante, and keep our eyes on the big picture.

Flat Earth

The Flat Earth model should look familiar to the globe model, e.g. the same continents, etc.

Note however that instead of Antarctica as a continent, “Antarctica” is now a giant “ice wall” surrounding the Flat Earth.

And a good thing too, otherwise we would fall off.

Dome

The Flat Earth model has a dome (firmament) over it, and the sun, moon, and the stars are all inside the dome. Try and see the sun, moon, and stars as “lights” rather than physical bodies you can land on, etc.

Check out this YouTube video for a rough idea of how that works:

The moon is not pictured, but it follows a similar path to that of the sun.

It’s a bit like a snow globe…

Curvature

The curvature of the Earth is what will decide which model is the correct one.

Here is an example of being able to see things that should not be visible if we’re on a globe (taken in New Zealand).

Here is another example. The picture below of Chicago was taken from Michagan, about 60 miles away. The buildings should not be visible to this extent.

Recently people have started using lasers (taken at sea level, over a certain distance). This is something you can do yourself as well.

The expected drop-off (when on a globe) can be calculated using the following formula:

Drop-Off (in inches) = 8 (in inches) x Distance (in miles) ^ 2

So for a distance of 4 miles, the drop-off will be “8 x 4^2 = 8 * 16 = 128 inches = 10.6 feet”.

Note that that does not allow for observer height. For calculations on that, please check out this curvature calculator.

An observer at sea level should then not be able to see the laser at sea level, but experiments have shown that they can see it.

These kind of curvature experiments can’t be covered up with a lie. You either see the object, or you don’t.

The only explanation science has offered is that of refraction, atmospheric lensing, looming, and mirages, etc.

Horizon

We’ve all been taught that ships “sink” once they reach the horizon.

But the YouTube video below shows that when the ship starts to sink below the horizon, it can be seen again by zooming into it with a powerful camera. That should not be possible, e.g. once a ship sinks below the horizon, that should be it – no matter how powerful the zoom function of a camera is.

It’s also intesting that more and more pictures of the horizon, at various altitudes, show a flat horizon.

Bible

Some people say that the Bible is a “flat Earth book”. I would disagree. The Bible is about salvation, and not about the flat Earth. There’s only Genesis, and a handful of verses that speak directly about creation. Nevertheless, many verses have been used to “prove” the flat Earth.

Fear before him, all the Earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.
– Chronicles 16:30

The Bible says that the Earth shall not be moved. Well, there goes the spinning globe theory!

According to the globe model the Earth is spinning at 1,000 mph, we’re moving around the sun at 67,000 mph, and our solar system moves around the galaxy at 490,000 mph. It’s amazing our atmosphere hasn’t been blown of the planet completely with all of that going on.

However, it’s important to realize that there are not just two models, e.g. a spinning globe, and a stationary flat Earth. There are also in-betweens, e.g. a stationary globe, etc.

The “not moving” verse does not mean the Earth is flat.

In Hebrew there are different words which can be used to describe the Earth, e.g. ball, circle, and sphere.

Isaiah knew these words quite well.

Here he uses the word “ball” (which is more like a toy):

He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a large country: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord’s house.
– Isaiah 22:18

But when he describes the Earth he uses the word “circle”:

It 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

I don’t think Isaiah was necessarily describing the shape of the Earth. It feels more like a metaphor.

Keep in mind that even a globe looked at from space (where God’s throne is?) will appear as a circle. A circle to me implies “roundness”, and not necessarily “flatness”. Even a flat Earth has depth to it, and is not technically a circle either.

The verse below says “and every eye shall see him”. How’s that even possible on a globe?

Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
– Revelation 1:7

Maybe “the coming with clouds” takes place over a period of time. Then everybody would have the chance to see Jesus coming.

Daniel, in vision, saw a tree that reached to heaven, which was also visible to the ends of the Earth.

The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth.
– Daniel 4:11

Note that this was in vision where things are often symbolic, e.g John the apostle saw a “woman on a scarlet beast”. These things are clearly symbolic.

Even on a flat Earth it would be impossible for everybody to see the tree, in the same way that not everybody is able to see Mt Everest. Simply too far away.

Also, when it says “the sight thereof to the end of all the earth”, it is good to remember that in the Bible the Earth refers to dry land. So the “end of all the earth” does not refer to the edges of a flat Earth, it simply refers to the edges of all dry land.

And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
– Genesis 1:10

The devil showed Jesus all the kingdoms of the world on a high mountain. Can that be done on a globe?

Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; and saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
– Matthew 4:8-10

Even on a high mountain it would not be possible to see all the kingdoms of the world on a flat Earth. Again, there are limitations as to how far we can see.

I think satan would have shown the kingdoms in the vicinity of that mountain. He would have said something like: “There’s Egypt, and there’s Babylon. Bow down before me and they’re yours”. Either way, Jesus clearly wanted to have nothing to do with them.

Some argue that the Bible speaks of a dome (firmament).

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
– Genesis 1:6-8

That’s really unfortunate because firmament means “expanse of [something]”. Where the [something] is determined from the context, e.g. “firmament of heaven” meaning “sky”, or “outer space”, etc.

God clearly calls the firmament “Heaven” in verse 8, and we know that heaven means “sky, or atmosphere”.

Isn’t the sky strong though?

Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?
– Job 37:18

Most people don’t realize, but it’s actually Elihu saying this (one of Job’s “friends”), not God.

I think it’s just a metaphor, because God often refers to the heavens as being “beaten out”, or “stretched out”.

I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
– Isaiah 45:12

This is very much in line with the word firmament (Hebrew word raqia) meaning “beaten out”, or something “stretched out”, etc.

And yes, the sky is strong, because it carries the birds.

Some Bible versions have translated raqia as “dome”. This is not correct. It’s best to stick with the King James Bible when it comes down to things like this.

There’s plenty more verses, but I think you get the idea.

To sum it all up, the Bible does not outright say the Earth is flat, but some verses (especially the one about how “every eye shall see him”) can not (immediately) be explained on a globe.

Flat Earth Model

The globe model has only been in place for the last 500 years or so. Before that people simply assumed the Earth was flat.

Here is a popular Flat Earth model:


Logos Bible Software

However, just because there is such a model does not mean it’s correct.

Problems

Oh come on, NASA would never lie to us!!

Wouldn’t they?

This is where I struggle too. I mean is it really possible to deceive the whole world like this?

You see, if the Flat Earth model is correct, then we didn’t go to the Moon, we didn’t go to Mars, and the International Space Station is probably a joke too!

There are some serious problems with the Flat Earth model though that need to be resolved. For example, on a Flat Earth map you can fly from Auckland, New Zealand to Santiago, Argentina, but it will take significantly longer than if you follow the great circle route (most direct path on a globe).

Here’s the Flat Earth “straight line” route:

Here’s the globe “great circle” route:

The Flat Earth route is roughly 25,000 km (need at least one stopover to refuel), and the Globe Earth route is roughly 11,000 km (direct flight).

You can book a flight from Auckland to Santiago which will take approximately 11-12 hours. That’s not possible on a Flat Earth. Some people have suggested that this flight therefore simply doesn’t exist, but that’s not true. If you go to the Qantas website, you can see for yourselves.

You can even track these flights using FlightAware.

Thousands of people have been on these flights, and there are many pictures of Antarctica on Pinterest, as well as many videos of Antarctica on YouTube.

This is a major issue for the Flat Earth model.

Another big issue is the existence of 24-hour sunlight on Antarctica during summer. That’s simply not possible on a Flat Earth.

Yet here it is:

Conclusion

So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
– Revelation 12:9

It is true that satan has deceived the whole world, but this level of deception is just mind boggling.

Could satan really have hidden the evidence of God, by twisting the very nature of the world we live in?

In all honesty, I don’t know. Maybe some parts of the Flat Earth model are actually true.

But again, I do know that the revival of the Flat Earth is happening for a reason.

Don’t let it divide us.

Further research

Here are some more websites to research:

For:
The Biggest Lie Ever (Part 1)
The Biggest Lie Ever (Part 2)
Top Ten Flat Earth Proofs
Flat Earth Proof
The Helical Model
Flat Earth Images
Testing the Globe
Odd TV
It’s Hisstory
Henry Makow
Flat Earth Science and Bible
Atlantean Conspiracy
BS Detector
Flat Earth Map
Pythagoras and Eratosthenes
Flat Earth Compilation
Top 5 Reasons
7.5 Mile Laser Curvature Test Over a Frozen Lake
17 Mile Curvature (or lack thereof)
High Altitude Balloon (amazing footage)
Flat Earth Overview
Oil Platform Curvature Test
Best Flat Earth Proof
10 Flat Earth Proofs in 3 minutes
The Bible Does Say FLAT EARTH
World’s Last Chance
Dave Murphy (Reason Why)
Plane Footage at 38,000 feet
Compass Reading on Flight From Santiago to Sydney
Rogers Center / Lake Ontario

Against:
Flat Earth Debunked by Steven Anderson
Antarctica 24-Hour Day (Impossible on a Flat Earth)
Flat Earth Debunked
More Flat Earth Debunked
75 Bible Verses Debunked by Steven Anderson
Flat Earth Falsities
Five Reasons Why the Bible Does Not Teach a Flat Earth
Flat Earth Map Wrong
Antarctic Not Outer Perimeter
Flights and Maps
14 Ways the Flat Earth Theory is False
Chile to Australia (Metabunk)
Flat Earth Deception (From the Bible)
Solid Dome Debunked
Chicago Skyline Breakdown
Pilot Comments on Flat Earth Map
Pilot Comments on Planning Flight Routes
Refuting the Flat Earth
Flat Earth Model Flight Times
Sydney To Santiago Non-Stop Flight Cockpit Video
Building at Different Distances
An Easy Disproof of the Flat Earth Narrative
Proving the Earth is Not Flat – Part 1 – The Horizon
Proving the Earth is Not Flat – Part 2 – The Stars
Proving the Earth is Not Flat – Part 3 – The Moon
Proving the Earth is Not Flat – Part 4 – Easy Experiments
50+ Reasons the Earth is Not Flat
Earth is a Sphere. Few Proofs For the Flat Earth Society
Why the Official Flat Earth Model is Wrong and Why it Matters
Flat Earth Can’t Telescope

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