Originally posted by strato
reply to post by Phenomium
You mean the book about talking snakes and witches? I thought that was a kids book. Grow up already. Santa doesn't exist. The earth isn't flat by the
way. Your god should have known that. Or was it just a random guy who wrote it?
First off, a history lesson. Never in the bible anywhere does it mention the "flat earth" theory. That was an Ancient Grecian belief that lasted on
through history up to the days of Columbus and by the 14th century the concept amongst the educated, was dead.
True there are debates where the word "circle" was used to describe the earth, but for one, looking from above in heaven where it was described....it
would look like a circle. Not to mention the English bible was transliterated from Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek and the word "circle" was a translation
of the word "Chuwg", which is Strong's Number: 02329, Transliterated Word: Chuwg, Definition: circle, circuit, compass. So it could have very well
meant compass or N,S,E,W (which the bible refers o quite a bit describing the four corners of the earth which are "Pillars" or landmarks, if you
will.....not actual corners as if a square.)
The bible uses all sorts of "symbols and mental images" to describe his words because humans think in images and not words. Also, those who are not of
GOD, would not understand this imagery because it is designed by GOD for those who have discernment.Those who don't...........will take the word
circle from a transliterated word and call it gospel...not considering that there are 2 other possibilities for the translation and will not consider
that people of those days were simpletons and did not have many of the words that we do today to describe what they knew or saw in those times. I am
sure in Revelations 13 1-13 where it says:
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and
upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
that this was quite literally a pictorial description meant to be decoded by those GOD entrusted with discernment, and not an actual hydra with 7
heads, 10 horns, crowns on his horns and curse words on his forehead. Back on point.....
Did you know that the very word "SPHERE" wasn't first used until the Ancient Greek days? Ancient Greek word for sphere, or 3 dimensional circle was
Sphaira. Ancient Grecian days were from the 8th century BC to 600AD and the Old Testament Bible was written from 1400 BC-400 BC.....so as you can see
the old Testament to which the "circle"in question was referred to was from the Books of Job 22:14, (Where even the KJV Bible describes it as a
''Circuit"...not a circle) and Proverbs 8:27 (where it is described in the KJV as a "Compass", ...not a circle),
Here in Isaiah 40:22,
it IS described as a circle but being described to simpletons from heaven when the word sphere didn't even exist as a word in the lexicon.
I might mention it also describes "the expansion of the universe which science has just recently discovered".
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:
I had better hurry, got to go to the store....but as for Santa, I don't believe in him and he isn't in the Bible either.
He's more than likely attributed to SATAN which is an anagram for his name...he likes red, he is said to come down chimney's where there is fire and
he distracts from the true meaning of Christmas...which is the birth of our saviour Jesus Christ.
As for the snakes and witches........again, imagery to make a point. Snakes are feared and are sly and crafty and can strike out of nowhere before you
can even see what hit you.....it is simply a description of Satan's character as he seduced eve.
Oh and about witches in the bible? Most of everything you said before, I considered to be hyperbole. Although witches and witchcraft are spoken of in
the bible and we are to stay away from it as Christians.....maybe you're right on this one, I mean we all know that witches aren't real and are mere
fantasy,....if only people today could go back and tell the people of he olden times how much we have progressed, they would then know that witches
never existed then or now.
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