While the Bible is not a book of science, it is ALWAYS scientifically correct! There are several instances in the Bible where a statement is made that was thought to be scientifically wrong. However, as years passed and scientific knowledge grew, it became obvious that the Bible was correct. In fact it is ALWAYS correct in EVERY respect. The oldest book in the Bible is the book of Job. Job wrote in Job 26:7, “He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.” For so long, this verse was thought to be wrong because many believed that the earth sat upon something like an elephant’s back or the back of Atlas. We know better today.

Let’s consider Isaiah 40:22, “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.” So far from saying the earth is flat, the scriptures attest to the fact that the earth is round. We all know that Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain in 1492 to prove that the world was not flat. The Bible declared that truth around 700 BC.

Some have made a big deal out of the words of Isaiah 11:12, “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.” They point out that the earth does not have four corners and that to think so indicates one that believes the earth is flat. However, that expression is understood to describe the four directions of the map…NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST. It is an expression that is still used today, even by meteorologist who know the earth is not flat.

While there are some who try to use the bible to say that the earth is flat, they are misrepresenting the Word. We see clearly from God’s Word that the earth is round. I’m glad that science finally caught up to that truth! (252.10)