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Nathan Roberts of FlatEarthDoctrine posted this video titled ‘University KNOWS earth is FLAT!!!’
Without any proof whatsoever about the beliefs of the founders and leaders of Brenau University, flat earth zealot Nathan Roberts proclaims that they know that the earth is flat.
Nathan Roberts says that the arch points to the firmament.
Genesis 1:8 clearly gives us the definition of the word “firmament” = “heaven“. “And God called the firmament Heaven.”
A glass dome would not be called heaven.
The Hebrew word for heaven is 8064 shamayim: The sky in which the clouds move, and where the celestial bodies revolve.
The Hebrew word for firmament is raqiya` from 7554; properly, an expanse, i.e. the firmament or (apparently) visible arch of the sky:—firmament.
They point to the root word raqa, but it is simply describing something that is spread out, an expanse.
The Scriptures (ISR98) is a better translation than the King James, and it uses the word ‘expanse’ instead of ‘firmament’.
And Elohim said, “Let an expanse come to be in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” And Elohim made the expanse, and separated the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse. And it came to be so. And Elohim called the expanse ‘heavens.’ And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, the second day.
When the earth was formed there was no atmosphere, no protection. So the heavens were created, the protecting atmosphere was stretched out, which provides an expansive area for the clouds and the birds of the air.
Nathan Roberts says that the pillars point to the pillars under the flat earth.
First, let’s apply logic. When constructing a large structure, a foundation is created and then the pillars are mounted on top of the foundation, to support something above them.
Does it make any sense to place pillars under the flat earth, since the pillars would not be mounted on top of a foundation, but rather would sit in open space? No.
The word ‘pillars‘ in 1 Samuel 2:8 is referring to leaders of the earth, not physical pillars that support the flat earth. If someone says that a person is a ‘pillar in the community’, it means that they’re a leader.
1 Samuel 2:8 “He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S, and he hath set the world upon them.”
The first part of 1 Samuel 2:8 tells you that the latter part is not talking about the creation/design of the earth.
Rather it is talking about the leaders of the earth, the pillars, who Elohim controls to uphold civil order in the world.
The previous verse is talking about raising people up in status, and making them rich leaders.
“The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.” 1 Samuel 2:7
The next few verses are talking about the saints being preserve from the wicked, and the adversaries of the lord being broken to pieces.
Job 9:6 “Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.”
The same Hebrew word, 5982 ammuwd, is used in verses which point to a pillar of fire, a pillar of the cloud, and the pillars of heaven; so there is no proof that there are actual pillars underneath of a flat earth.
If the earth is shaken out of her place, would the leaders of the earth not tremble?
Job 26:7 “He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.”
That doesn’t prove that the earth is flat or a globe. It just means that it’s held in place.
Psalm 75:3 “The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.”
It’s talking about people, the inhabitants, the righteous; who will be preserved, though the earth is laid waste. Once again, pillars is pointing to leaders.
Revelation 3:12 “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.”
This verse is saying that the overcomers will be made leaders, pillars, in heaven.
Jeremiah 1:18 says the Jeremiah is a pillar/leader, “For, behold, I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land.”
Galatians 2:9 shows that leaders are symbolized as pillars, “And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.”
1 Timothy 3:15 says that the church of Elohim is a pillar, “But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.”