10 November 2019 /Flat Earth
I posted the following comment in the comment section to the above video:
Ray Comfort gives the following advice: "If you’re a Christian and you believe that the earth is flat, please keep it to yourself, even if you have Bible verses that you think prove it." Why would Ray Comfort want Christians to keep quiet about God’s creation of a flat earth as described in the Bible? Comfort explains that "because in many people's minds you'll be perceived to be intellectually on the level of someone who thinks the moon is made of cheese. If they know you're a Christian insisting that the earth is flat won't exactly help your credibility."
Ray Comfort is concerned about how the unsaved world perceives Christians and the gospel. He seems to have little regard for the truth. Ray Comfort seems not to understand that the gospel is foolishness to the natural man. The gospel must be spiritually discerned. "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." 1 Corinthians 2:14. Comfort admonishes Christians to keep quiet about the biblical depiction of the flat earth because he believes that salvation is a free-will choice of the intellect. But the Bible makes it clear that salvation is completely the choice of God who must give his elect spiritual rebirth. John 1:12-13; 3:3-8. The spiritual truth of the gospel must be spiritually discerned. The gospel is foolishness to the unsaved world. God is both creator and savior. Man must know what God created in order to fully understand the gospel.
The word gospel literally means God spell (God's word). God has made the point in the Holy Bible that every word of God is essential. "And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God." (Luke 4:4) That brings us to an important point that preachers today overlook. God has revealed his invisible spiritual truths through the creation of the world. Man is without excuse. What may be known of God is manifest in God’s creation.
"[T]hat which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse." (Romans 1:19-20)
The biblical account of creation is critical because it is through God’s creation that he reveals his glory and handiwork. "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork." (Psalms 19:1)