19 January 2020 /Flat Earth
Carl Roberts explains the importance of God’s creation in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many pastors have come out against the biblical doctrine of the flat and stationary earth. They will use subtlety and sophistry to deceive their flocks. For example, Don Fortner, states that the gospel does not include God’s creation.
Don Fortner, In Christ (Romans 16:7), September 23, 2018, at 20:00,
Indeed, Fortner is on record saying that "something that takes your heart and your mind off of Jesus Christ and him crucified is of the devil; even if it’s true, it’s of the devil." Fortner has the following verse in mind. "For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified." (1 Corinthians 2:2) Carl Roberts explains the subtle deception of Fortner and his ilk by misapplying that passage:
Roberts explains how Fortner misinterprets the verse to mean that one should only know about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Fortner misinterprets that passage to mean that we are to eschew any discussion of a flat and stationary earth. But that is not what the passage states. It states that we are to know "Jesus Christ, and him crucified." There are two subjects separated by the conjunction, "and." The first thing that we are to know is Jesus Christ
Who is Jesus Christ? We find the answer throughout the entire Bible. Jesus Christ is the creator of all things. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him [the Word-Jesus Christ]; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men." (John 1:1-4) We read in Colossians 1:16 that "by him [Jesus Christ] were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him." We read that Jesus Christ is revealed through his 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) We read in the book of Genesis about Jesus Christ’s creation of a stationary and flat Earth. We read throughout the Bible the importance of God’s creation of a flat and stationary earth. E.g., 1 Chronicles 16:30; Psalms 19:1-6, 33:4-9; 93:1,104:1-5, 104:30, 136:6, 102:25; Isaiah 40:22, 44:24; Proverbs 8:27; Job 28:24, 38:4-13; Amos 9:6; Joshua 10:12-13; 2 Kings 20:9-11. Jesus Christ is both our creator and our savior. And he created a flat and stationary earth.
As I pointed out in a prior email about Psalms 33, the fact that Jesus Christ is the creator is part and parcel of the gospel. Jesus Christ created all things through his word. John 1:1-3, 14; Colossians 1:16. God, in his Bible, gives us an understanding of his salvation by explaining his creation of a flat and stationary earth. See Romans 1:18; Pslams 33:1-22; 136:1-26; Jeremiah 10:10-13.