Apologetics of the Day: The Bible and Flat Earth

Question.
Did the Bible teach that the earth is flat? What about people who opposed Christopher Columbus (1451-1506)?

Answer.
That’s a myth. The Bible never teaches that the earth is flat.
In fact, one of the best proponents of spherical earth is Venerable Bede (673-735) who was a theologian and an astronomer.
As for Columbus, the real issue was with the size of the earth, not the shape of the earth.
Columbus underestimated the size of the earth.
He was lucky to have stumbled upon a new continent before his food supplies ran out.

Reference
http://creation.com/flat-earth-myth (retrieved 20, March, 2016)

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Posted March 21, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Apologetic

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