Penned By: Kevin K O’Connor
Date Penned: July 22, 2017
Thought: To explore some thoughts as to the types of people who would believe such an outrageous lie
One of the great YouTube channels showing the absurdity of the idea of a flat earth is here; VoysovReason with its URL being; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf6V5DZJsjnJd3N2uEkpGIg
And, while I find myself tempted to ridicule the idea of ‘flat earth’, I find myself instead trying to find an honest reasoning as to who would believe such a lie and why this lie is even popular? After thinking upon these lines, the following scripture has come to mind; 2 Timothy 3:2-7 and Romans 1:22. These verses are as follows;
2Ti 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2Ti 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2Ti 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
2Ti 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
2Ti 3:6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
2Ti 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Rom_1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Now the reason I feel these scriptures have come to me. Those that can’t comprehend something so big as the earth to actually be round must also have a very hard time understanding anything they can’t wrap their brains around hence these are people who tend to try and turn Faith in God into a “Rightly dividing the Truth” of God. In other words, these (flat earthers) are like those religious experts in Jesus day who instead of worshipping their Lord & King, ended up crucifying Him in the name of “righty dividing the Truth” or so they thought they were experts at (knowing the truth).
Those that have refused to be broken by God’s Spirit instead become ‘religious’ experts of the truth (or so they think). Thus they become like those described in 2 Timothy 3:2-7 and Romans 1:22. People who have a ‘form of godliness’ but who deny the power thereof. That ‘power’ that they deny desires to break all those who claim Jesus as Lord for unless the arrogant self-will dies, that person will have NO Place in the Kingdom of Heaven. And, that ‘power’ is the Blessed Holy Spirit that desires to clothe each one that claims Jesus as Lord. The following is another scripture that I feel depicts such a one that has even fooled those allowing guests into the Wedding Feast of the Lamb but he/she wasn’t clothed with the beautiful garment of the Holy Spirit (as a result of being broken);
Mat 22:9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
Mat 22:10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
Mat 22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
Mat 22:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
Mat 22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
That breaking or yielding to the Holy Spirit is sooo important, that even the Apostles that walked and talked with our Lord & King needed to be yielded to Him (The Holy Spirit) thus had to wait for the filling of Him PRIOR to going into all the world to testify of Jesus as Lord. I feel it’s people that resist this yielding to God’s Spirit that are the ones who have become the religious experts of our day just as the Pharisees and Sadducees were in Jesus day. These are the ones that are so deadly that our Lord reminds us in 2 Timothy 3:6 ‘from such turn away’. These are the ones who think that by becoming experts in ‘rightly dividing the Word of Truth’ that they somehow become holy. These are the ones that our Lord tells us in Romans 1:22 ‘Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,’
These are the ones who I truly feel are people who become ‘flat earthers’ who can’t and won’s submit their will to the Precious Holy Spirit to allow their arrogant foul nature to be broken so that He may fill and thrill them to the fullest and open their hearts and their minds to what IS true and not what just ‘APPEARS to be true’. You can say that you’ve been yielded to Him all you want BUT, if you’re not bearing His fruit, your words are empty air. His fruit is more than head knowledge, it’s a heart relationship. 1Co 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the breaking that the Precious Holy Spirit performs upon those who claim Your Son as Lord & King, ever teach us to yield ourselves to Him that we may learn of You and grow into the image of Jesus, our King for it’s in His Glorious, Eternal, Precious Name we pray, Amen.
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