Author Faculty (Discipline)

Theology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2020

Journal

Ministério

Volume Number

92

Issue Number

543

Page Numbers

14-17

ISSN

2236-7071

ANZSRC / FoR Code

220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)

Avondale Research Centre

Scripture, Spirituality and Society Research Centre

Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)

C1

Abstract

This article studies the supposed texts that teach that the earth is flat. After an examination of the biblical texts it the paper concludes that the Bible does not teach that the earth is flat or that it has a literal vault or dome or that there are pillars under the earth. The claims for a “flat earth” are made more on presupposition than responsible exegesis. Biblical truth must be grounded in the clear consistent teaching of Scripture that takes seriously the historical, literary, cultural and social context. A God-centred contextual reading of Scripture actually points to God’s indescribable power and sovereign control of the earth.

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Used by permission: Revista Ministério and Casa Publicadora Brasileira


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