The Flat Earth – Debunked

I really haven’t wanted to post anything on the flat earth theory, as quite frankly I struggle treating it in a way that won’t offend believers (“a brother offended is harder to win than a strong castle”).  However, over the last few years I have seen a lot of genuine people caught up in the idea that the earth is flat and I believe it is time to post something about it.

Having an big interest in science all my life, I have found it quite shocking that the flat earth idea has gained traction in 2017.  However, I realise not everyone understands science to any degree of significance and many of the articles/videos talking about the flat earth argument may sound scientific, when they really aren’t.  In fact, my feeling is that this is simply a theory invented and propagated by people who know better, as a large prank to make genuine people look stupid (like many of the fake news sites out there).  Especially when you consider the Flat Earth Society was a hoax organisation established by humanists in the mid 1970s as an attempt to make the church look stupid by claiming Christians used to believe in a flat earth.  Sadly this worked very well and to this day most people are convinced Christopher Columbus discovered the world was round, and that he proved the church and the bible wrong were wrong. Yet in reality, the church and pretty much everyone on the planet through history has believed in a round earth, give or take a few people here and there. For more on this, follow the link: What did the Church really teach on a flat earth?.

But I digress.  Here are a number of videos showing why the earth cannot be flat.  Many of these things you can test yourself.  Please watch with an open mind if you are a flat earth believer, and if you disagree with the science, get a science text book and check it out.  If you are still unconvinced, try the experiments.

for more:
Prove the earth is round with a stick:

top ten reasons we know the earth is round:

How the Coriolis Effect causes a bullet to go further when you shoot east:

10 Easy Ways You Can Tell The Earth Is Round

What is a Seventh-Day Adventist? Facts and Fables

When my wife told her mother that I was a Seventh-Day Adventist, she said “they the ones that don’t do blood transfusions! That is very dangerous”, or something to that effect.  Apparently she was not alone in this view, as it is one of the most common misrepresentations of Adventist belief (we have no objection to blood transfusions!).  In this video, Doug Bachelor takes us through the unique SDA doctrines, and a few of the common myths.  If you have no idea what a SDA is, or have the idea that it is a cult, this is well worth a watch.

 

Mark Turner – True Forgiveness 

Mark named this must watch sermon slightly differently,  but to me this was the crux of this sermon: how to forgive as God forgives.  This is a question I have personally struggled with, but Mark gives a description of what true forgiveness is, and shows from the bible how most of us have a slightly skewed version of forgiveness.  Every Christian needs to clearly understand this.