Updated: Nov 13, 2022
You may have heard it said, “The Bible is not meant to be taken literally.” But I tell you today that those who say the Bible is not to be taken literal outside of the times that it talks about dreams, parables, and visions, are supporting a dangerous narrative. It is a slippery slope that leads to the Bible being nothing more than a book of fairy tales and moral guidelines.
This post sets the foundations for topics that I go over, including but not limited to, flat earth, young-earth, giants, giant trees, creation, and why the world is lying to the public. Without first understanding, the implications for choosing to interpret the Bible in an allegorical sense, you or those you seek to enlighten, may never see the error of their ways.
How Does the Bible Define Itself?
First, we must cover what the Bible says about itself, then the problems that arise from viewing the Bible through figurative lenses, and finally I will list several YouTube videos that I believe will expand on what was covered today.
The Bible is the inspired word of Elohim or YHWH (as it is written in Hebrew), this is evident by the following verses.
“All Scripture is breathed out by Elohim and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for setting straight, for instruction in righteousness,” (2 Timothy 3:16)
All of scripture is the word of YHWH, no words written in the Bible came from man alone.
“for prophecy never came by the desire of man, but men of Elohim spoke, being moved by the Set-apart Spirit.” (2 Peter 1:21)
The prophets who wrote the Bible did not write based on their perspective as many liberal theologians and preachers teach but wrote as the Set-Apart Spirit instructed them, thus making the Bible the written word of YHWH. This is further solidified by
“And we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from Elohim, in order to know what Elohim has favorably given us, which we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Set-apart Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual matters with spiritual matters. ” (1 Corinthians 2:12-13)
The Bible's Take on Cosmology
he Bible's Take on Cosmology Now that we understand that the Bible is the word of YHWH, we’ll look at flat earth and see what the Bible says. This will only be a survey of the topic as I plan on expanding on it in a later post. It may seem that we are on a flying ball hurtling through space, but NASA lies, and the Bible says otherwise.
We’re all taught that the sun was here before the earth and that it helped the earth form, that the universe is ever-expanding, and that the earth revolves around the sun, this is contradictory to what the Bible teaches. On the third day, YHWH creates dry land and calls it Earth,
“And Elohim said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it came to be so. And Elohim called the dry land ‘earth,’ and the collection of the waters He called ‘seas.’ And Elohim saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:9-10).
On the fourth day, He creates the sun, moon, and stars, placing them inside the firmament,
“And Elohim said, “Let lights come to be in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and appointed times, and for days and years, and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth.” And it came to be so. And Elohim made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night, and the stars. And Elohim set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,” (Genesis 1: 14-17)
YHWH just said He made the Earth on day three and the sun on day four, mental gymnastics not required to understand that. At the end of the week when He finishes creation YHWH had this to say,
“Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their array.” (Genesis 2:1)
I guess someone should tell the Elohim that He left creation on autopilot and that it's still creating galaxies, planets, and stars. Brothers and sisters, He said it was finished and rested on day seven,
“And in the seventh day Elohim completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made. And Elohim blessed the seventh day and set it apart, because on it He rested from all His work which Elohim in creating had made.”(Genesis 2:2-3)
Many people believe that we are on a spinning ball, not according to the Bible,
“Tremble before Him, all the earth. The world also is firmly established, immovable.” (1 Chronicles 16:30)
The earth is not revolving around the sun or flying through space, it is established, being fixed on a foundation,
“He established the earth on its foundations, So that it would not totter forever,” (Psalm 104:5)
As for the shape of the earth, it is described as such,
“It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in,” (Isaiah 40:22)
“When He prepared the heavens, I was there, When He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep,” (Proverbs 8:27)
A circle is not a ball, a circle is two dimensional while a ball is three dimensional, and remember ALL of scripture is the inspired word of YHWH, I think the creator knows the shape of His creation and who revolves around who.
Do You Believe the Bible or Man?
There will be those that refute this is what the Bible teaches, however, I have found their interpretations to be full of mental gymnastics, usually a sign of incorrectly explaining scripture. But, let's look at what happens when we take the word of YHWH to be nothing more than metaphorical. If the creation account is a fairy tale of what actually happened, then how can people of faith claim that YHWH created us and that we didn’t evolve from monkeys? If Adam and Eve didn’t really exist, then man didn’t fall ushering in sin and if he didn’t then we don’t need a savor. Where does it stop? Is Moses real? The plagues set on Egypt or the parting of the Red Sea? Were the first ten commandments written with YHWH’s finger? Was Yeshua the son of YHWH? Did Yeshua rise from the grave? Did YHWH flood the whole earth? Keep tugging on this string, this view of the Bible, and by the end, it’s just a story passed down through the generations; No different than ancient mythologies. As always don’t believe a word I say, research this yourself, pray about it and keep an open mind. May the Holy Spirit guide you.
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