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.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Four Corners of the Earth

"deb said...[Ray said] 'give me the verse where the Bible says the earth is a flat circular disc," etc., and I will address each one.' I don't think that there is a specific verse that states the earth is flat. But I decided to do an internet search to discover what verses might be used to claim that the earth is not a sphere. 1. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH. Isaiah 11:12 (KJV). And 2., after these things I saw four angels standing on FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. Revelation 7:1"(KJV)

"The four corners of the earth" is simply a reference to the four cardinal directions: north, south, east, and west. One shoe company advertisement said “We are searching the four corners of the earth for the best deals!”

One travel agent said, "From the Grand Canyon to the Matterhorn, the world’s most iconic vistas are part of the travel canon for good reason...They get us thinking about the four corners of the earth as well as humankind’s minor place in the scheme of things.” And modern map-makers create square paper maps that show the earth as having four corners.

Does this mean that the shoe company, travel site and map makers believe that the earth is square? Of course not. If you said that they did, it would make me suspicious that you (for some strange reason) wanted to make each of them look foolish.

And that’s the motive when it comes to those who twist Bible verses. They want to discredit God's Word because they don't want to be held morally responsible for their actions.

The Cambridge Idioms Dictionary explains the popular idiom "go to the ends of the earth" as "to do everything possible in order to achieve something." Then they give an example: "Some journalists would go to the ends of the earth to get a story."

And some atheists will go to the ends of the earth to try and justify their own sinful actions. Don't believe their lies. Instead, direct your faith towards the Bible. The stakes are too high for you to mess up this issue.