The Earth as Described by God

The Old Testament provides us with unusual information about the earth and the universe at a time when that information was not scientifically discernible.  The Old Testament provides us with some amazing insights that are accepted fact today, but they were compiled thousands of years before Galileo, Copernicus, and Isaac Newton were able to scientifically derive them.

We can read that the earth is round in Isaiah 40:22 where it says, “It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:

In Proverbs 8:27, “When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:

In Job 22:14, “Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven.”

All three of occurrences of the original Hebrew word (“Chuwg”) Strong’s Number: 02329 in the Bible are used as either circle, compass, or circuit and are shown in the above three verses.  They all refer to something which is a circle or round in shape.

Finally, Job 26:7, “He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.”  The earth indeed hangs on nothing in the vast vacuum of space! Only God could know this to be the case at the time of this writing…More proof that the Bible is the Holy Spirit inspired Word of God!

Remember also that God created this Universe: 

Genesis 1:1 “¶ “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Psalm 8:3, “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

Psalm 19:1, [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Psalm 97:6, “The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.”

Psalm 50:6, “And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God [is] judge himself. Selah.
John 1:1-3,  “¶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; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

 Hebrews 1:10 “And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:

And finally, Romans 1:20, “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:
POSTSCRIPT:  This world, this universe, this creation will be done away with come Judgment Day.
Hebrews 1:11, “They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.”

2 Peter 3:10-13, “¶ But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. [Seeing] then [that] all these things shall be dissolved, what manner [of persons] ought ye to be in [all] holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

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2 Comments on “The Earth as Described by God”

  1. sclark333 Says:

    In today’s atheistic climate of scientism verses like the ones you shared are a vital reminder of the priority and transcendence of God. As you so rightly indicated those scientifically accurate perspectives on the earth were written hundreds of years before the birth of Christ and more than 2,500 years before they were “discovered” by human scientists.

    Thank you for publishing this. I hope to see much more along these lines. I’m interested in science and mathematics and am deluged by the atheistic consensus of today. Every voice of faith in God and the veracity of His Word is a blessing.

    • Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. May God bless you and many others by these studies, which are solely intended to encourage and strengthen the faith of the saints and thereby glorify and honor our Lord Jesus Christ.

      I encourage all others to comment and question these studies so that further benefit to all might accrue.

      Thank you again.

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