Flat Earth and Other Such Discussions!
Yesterday I was on a Facebook Post that was basically discussing how no early Rabbi’s believed in the flat earth theory and how silly some Believers today are for believing that the earth is flat. Yes some people really do believe the earth is flat with a dome over it.
While thinking about this over night and after seeing much debate and discussion on this topic I came to a conclusion in my own mind – SO WHAT?
So what if some Believers believe in a flat earth. It is not a heretical thought. It is a personal opinion! We all have them.
Then I went to Scripture.
2 Timothy 2:20
20 In a large house there are dishes and pots not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay. That is, some are meant for honorable use and some for dishonorable. 21 If a person keeps himself free of defilement by the latter, he will be a vessel set aside for honorable use by the master of the house and ready for every kind of good work. 22 So, flee the passions of youth; and, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart, pursue righteousness, faithfulness, love and peace. 23 But stay away from stupid and ignorant controversies — you know that they lead to fights, 24 and a slave of the Lord shouldn’t fight. On the contrary, he should be kind to everyone, a good teacher, and not resentful when mistreated. 25 Also he should be gentle as he corrects his opponents. For God may perhaps grant them the opportunity to turn from their sins, acquire full knowledge of the truth, 26 come to their senses and escape the trap of the Adversary, after having been captured alive by him to do his will.
Now in context this is about Paul reminding people to stay in their own lane and to proclaim the Good News. Nevermind the secondary issues and stay on the right course.
Same Chapter – 16 But keep away from godless babbling, for those who engage in it will only become more ungodly, 17 and their teaching will eat away at people like gangrene. Hymenaeus and Philetus are among these;
19 Nevertheless, God’s firm foundation stands, stamped with these words:
“The Lord knows his own,”
“Let everyone who claims he belongs to the Lord
stand apart from wrongdoing.”
Just a reminder for me as well as everyone else – does it really matter if some think the earth is flat or not? It is a secondary issue and If I may say there are more pressing issues in the Body of Yeshua than this argument.