Baffled Reading The Bible
I'm reading the bible. Really studying what is reads, and am baffled. The King James bible states that the earth has four corners (Ezekiel 7:2/Revelation 7:1). Where are they located?
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---Darwin on 8/28/05
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It was once stated, "It's not what's in the Bible I don't understand that bothers me, it's what I do understand." Based on a book I read some time ago, that was written by a scientist who is a Christian, they have measured four corners of the earth. Remember, the Bible is primarily a book dealing with spritual matters, but where is deals with areas, such as 4 corners of the earth, science has NEVER proven the Bible wrong. Don't let Satan sidetrack you with little things like that.
---WIVV on 3/22/08|
lee. you are questioning God and His Word. He moved Jesus to give the word to the angel to give to John to write. We should not question God on such unless you are an evolutionist. The sun dont have 2b there to make the day when God's presence gives life in itself to light the way.. He is the main source of light.
---jana on 9/13/06|
I believe the entire Bible is the Word of God. I don't understand all of it, but I take it by faith. 2Timothy 3:16 Hebrews 4:12 2Peter 1:21
---Ulrika on 10/2/05|
No one will agree as to what the Bible is trying to tell us in regard to everything. I always had problems with people demanding that we believe the world was created in 6 literal days howbeit the sun was not created until the 3rd day. A day is measured by the time it takes the earth to revolve around its axis one complete time - something that is slowing down as our days are really becoming longer over the centuries.
---lee on 10/2/05|
In reference to the four corners, yu must remember that there were a lot of superstitions in that day and a lot of people still believed that the earth was flat. The four corners refers to north, South, East, And West and was part of the venacular of the time so was used so that the people would understand that they were talking of he whole world. It would be the equivellent of us saying the whole wide world. We know that the world is not wide as in a flat surface but is round with a given circumference.
---Walter on 9/25/05|
Hebrews 4:12 2Peter 1:21
The Word of God is a spiritual book, therefore the Holy Spirit within us helps us to understand. Pastor's and teachers in our church, and Bible studies help us to understand and learn. You can also learn from blogs, however you need to be sure what is said can be backed up by scripture. There are allot of different denominations. It is confusing at times, even though I have been a Christian for a long time.
---Ulrika on 9/25/05|
So, although not literally accurate, it was TRUE
---alan8869_of_UK on 9/25/05|
But I think there is a point to learn from this ... (back on my soap-box)
For I think that at some points the Bible is being figurative, rather than word-for-word literally accurate.
For example it is not a problem to me when the Bible says Satan took Jesus to a high place and showed him all the nations upon earth. Not physically possible because of the limitation of horizons, so not literally accurate, but everyone knew and knows what is meant.
---alan8869_of_UK on 9/25/05|
Darwin ... I too am baffled. The phrase is still used today ... How can that be? But of everyone knows what it means, and that it does not mean the earth is a flat square.
Maybe when Ezekiel & Revelation were written, it was even then a figure of speech, or maybe they thought the world was flat & square.
---alan8869_of_UK on 9/25/05|
i'm in one; you're in one; the other readers are in one; and the moderator is in one= 4 corners...i jest.
---Eloy on 8/30/05|
First of all Darwin , Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you and guide you.
when you read his word, that is what he is for..... Corner means end.... matthew henry says...The end which all the foregoing Judgments had been working towards... etc..has come to an end I always took it as North, south, east and west as some have responded.but dont analize too much, let his word speak to you in a daily way. God bless you as you search.
---jan4876 on 8/30/05|
2 Timothy 2:15, study, and rightly divide. 2 key things from that passage. May I suggest starting in Romans. Understand there 2 2 main divisions in the bible, Prophecy (law)and Mystery (grace). One was given to Israel, and one was given to the Gentiles, Gal 2:7. Not enough space to go in depth, Don't give up.
---geraa7578 on 8/29/05|
At the time of the writing of Isaiah 11:12 and Revelation 7:1 the concept of a flat Earth was normative thinking, we now know better from imperial evidence. So the phrase should now be taken as a metaphorical reference of four directions.
---notlaw99 on 8/28/05|
So what is your question? While you ponder that let me ask you one.
Are you going to let what you don't understand hamper your relationship with Christ and maybe the Salvation of your soul?
You will never be able to understand the mind of God.
I'll guess you don't understand all the workings of an automobile but you still ride in one.
---Elder on 8/28/05|
OK daniel, maybe Darwin is his name-So what.
Till he says it, it's a fake name like mine OK.
I use the Name Pharisee for numerous reasons, none of which have anything to do with my docrinal positions.
---Z-Pharisee on 8/28/05|
Darwin: That's simply 'figure of speech' from when most thought the world flat; though God never said that! Perhaps they will each be 1/4 turn of the equator, we really don't know nor need to; which is why it's figurative and vague.
Pharisee: Why do you use that name? Are you such a legalist that you don't believe in Jesus? Well, "Darwin" happens to be a valid legal first name for many people and I don't believe he's using it in relation to any evolutionary beliefs as you seem to think.
---Daniel on 8/28/05|
I don't think Darwin means to be a wise guy here. Maybe that's his real name. there are people that were born with the name Darwin. I think he asked a valid question.
---Pete on 8/28/05|