Many of the ancients believed that the Earth was a flat disk or plane, sitting on the back of a giant turtle who floated in a giant pool of water.
Quite a fanciful story. It sounds like a fairy tale… But still quite a complex and detailed idea!
There’s another fanciful story, a complex and detailed theory, that starts with a lot of time, a lot of matter that came into existence from nothing, a violent event–best described to the lay-person–as an explosion in space, and the coalescing of that explosion into complex systems, structure, physics, and laws. Simply put, order out of chaos by random chance—a direct contradiction to the very laws of nature.
Job is often regarded as the oldest book in our Bible, yet many claim that the Bible is only a fairy tale, containing no real science. We read in Job 26 that God hangs the Earth upon nothing… Not a turtle… not a flat disk… But a globe with space all around it!
Long before it was shown that the Earth is a spherical mass in the vacuum of space, we could have predicted it—if only we had paid attention to the Biblical account.
A giant turtle? Chance design? Or a Creator who hung the Earth in space, and commanded the stars of heaven to shine.
I’m David Rives…
Truly, the heavens declare the glory of God