The Flat earth
By Sami Zaatari
As we all know the earth is not flat, it is round shaped, spherical to more precise, yet when one reads the Bible one will see it teaches and has the miss-conception that the earth is indeed flat.
This becomes clear when one reads Matthew chapter 3 verse 8-9 which reads:
8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
This occurs during satans attempt of tempting Jesus, notice the verse says that satan took Jesus to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the earth. This mind-set shows the author believed the earth was flat, because the author believed that going to a very high point on earth, such as a mountain, you will be able to see all the kingdoms of the earth, basically go to a very high point, and you will see all of earth! We all know this is not possible nor true, even space-craft that goes into space which is even above the earth are not able to view the entire planet at once! So how about going to a high building or mountain?
The author assumed the earth was flat, a square, which is the only way one could actually go to a very high surface and view the entire ground surface, only if the entire surface was flat!
In light of this it is clear that the NT is in error regarding the earth's shape and viewing the earth's surface, it shows the mind-set of ignorant people who were still living in ignorance of the flat earth theory, obviously this ignorance is not from God since he created the earth and would know its shape and its features! The author who wrote this was not inspired, if he was he would not be so ignorant to make such a blatant error!
And Allah Knows Best!