Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

"Mistakes" in the Bible

"Ray, In light of the following 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...' Are you willing to admit the Bible is in error, or does the earth in fact sit immobile and fixed in the sky?"

The above question is typical of the skeptic. He reads those verses and somehow comes up with the thought that the Bible is saying that the earth sits "immobile" and "fixed in the sky." No doubt this comes from a list of so-called contradictions and mistakes in the Bible, on some atheist site.

Skeptics love to twist Scripture just a little to make their point. They clutch at the weak straws of metaphors or figures of speech to try and prove that the Bible says that the sun revolves around the earth, etc.

So let’s look closely at what the above verses actually say:

"He has fixed the earth firm, immovable."
"Thou hast fixed the earth immovable ..."
"He has fixed the earth firm, immovable ..."

The Bible says that the earth is immovable. It cannot be moved. So now is your chance to prove your point. Run outside and move the earth. Perhaps you and your friends could jump on it, or find a rocky outcrop and push it together.

Maybe after that little experiment you will concede that the earth is immovable. So is Scripture. You can push, twist, pull, and jump on different verses, but the Word of God isn’t going to move. It is a rock. It cannot be broken (see John 10:35). It will judge you on the last Day (see John 12:48). You only twist it to your own destruction (see 2 Peter 3:16).