Does the bible reveal the location of the geographic center of the earth's surface? Yes, and as you may have guessed that location is Israel. Not the borders of modern day Israel, but the Genesis 15 borders of Israel.
In Genesis 15:18-21 God promised Abram (later Abraham) his descendants would one day posses a large piece of land: "In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt (the Nile) unto the great river, the river Euphrates:The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites."
This area would go from the Nile River of Egypt, which is about 4,258 miles long, to the Euphrates River (about 1,740 miles long), with the southern border being a line connecting and crossing the southern most points of these two rivers, to the north being the area of the Hittite empire (modern day Turkey), and west to the Mediterranean Sea.
The map below is a conservative representation of this area as all of Turkey would be a better representation to show the entire stretch of the Hittite empire.
As you can see in the map above, the blue lines are an illustration of the borders of the Genesis 15:18-21 Israel. Modern day Israel is represented by the red area, which would put Jerusalem about center of the land promised to the rightful descendants of Abraham. The numbered areas seen on the map will be discussed later.
The land covenant was re-affirmed with Isaac, the rightful heir of Abraham in Genesis 26:2-5, and then with Issac's son Jacob/Israel in Genesis 28:13-15, which also extended the promise to his children.
The Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel), along with their descendants were promised this large piece of land (The Genesis 15 borders of Israel), but the Patriarchs never fully possessed the entire land mass before they died. A day in the future Israel will take possession of the Genesis 15 land given to them and after the resurrection, may dwell together with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the fullness of the promised land --From border-to- border.
Is The Area Within The Genesis 15 Borders of Israel The Geographic Center of The Earth?
Yes! Here are the scriptural references:
"to seize spoil and carry off plunder, to turn your hand against the waste places that are now inhabited, and the people who were gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell at the center of the earth... “Therefore, son of man, prophesy, and say to Gog, Thus says the Lord GOD: On that day when my people Israel are dwelling securely, will you not know it? You will come from your place out of the uttermost parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great host, a mighty army. You will come up against my people Israel, like a cloud covering the land. In the latter days I will bring you against my land, that the nations may know me, when through you, O Gog, I vindicate my holiness before their eyes." Ezekiel 38:12,14-16 ESV
"Thus saith the Lord GOD; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her." Ezekiel 5:5 KJV
"In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, a blessing in the midst (middle/center) of the earth." Isaiah 19:24 JPS Tanakh
Science Has Also Confirmed The Geographic Center of The Earth's Surface Is Within The Genesis 15 Borders of Israel
1. Physicist Andrew J. Woods declared the literal geographic center of the earth to be near the Turkish capital Ankara, which is located within the Genesis 15 borders of Israel. Click Here
2. Google Maps marked Çorum, Turkey as the literal geographic center of the earth, which is also located within the Genesis 15 borders of Israel. Click Here & Click Here
The two locations above are about 149 miles apart.
3. In 1864, astronomer Charles Smyth determined the literal geographic center of the earth was at the Great Pyramid of Giza. Click Here
Think of all the biblical activity that has happened and will happen in this region of the world and it testifies to the importance of the area in the plan of God and humanity. This is the hub of civilization, the launching point of the Gospel, near to the landing of the ark, the tower of Babel, and the future location of the throne of the Messiah, and the battle of Armageddon. No other area on earth has so much history, activity, or prophetic significance as this area. It makes sense that this area is the literal geographic center of the world.
Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from scripture quotations are from The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
I was listening to a podcast with a prominent flat-earth guru as the guest and the discussion was about flat-earth cosmology. At one point in the podcast, the discussion went to a supposed second Sun which the flat-earth guru called Rahu. He claimed that Rahu was an ancient explanation for eclipses. He states further that Rahu is also known as the black Sun and is part of Vedic astronomy. Vedic astronomy? Seriously?
Vedict astronomy is part of the Hindu and Buddhist religions. In other words, it’s PAGAN! So, why are so many believers getting into this Flat-Earth Cult that is nothing more than a mix of pagan beliefs? In fact, Rahu is even worshipped as a god in India and has a dedicated temple.
I remember hearing many videos and reading articles from flat-earthers that claim there is a dark planet that is the cause of an eclipse. Wow! Sounds very familiar with Vedict astronomy and now we have the confirmation that it’s pagan right from the mouth of a flat-earth guru himself.
“God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars.” Genesis 1:16 WEB
In regards to our earth, God did not make two Suns, he made one Sun. So, all of these flat-earthers who are claiming there are multiple Suns involved with the earth, you really need to get back to the scriptures instead of believing pagan teachings.
Deuteronomy 18:9 “When you are come into the land which Yahweh your God gives you, you shall not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.”
So, why do believers want to adopt the belief of Hindus and Buddhist and contradict what Yahweh has already made clear in the Book of Genesis about the Sun and the Moon? People need to get back to the words of the true creator and stop following the teachings of pagans.
Is the Book of Enoch inspired? There are a growing number of people, especially among the Hebrew Roots community, who would say yes. However, is this truth or just another part of the end time delusion?
People, who advocate for the acceptance of the Book of Enoch as inspired text, typically make the following points:
1. There is one Enoch in the bible that was bad and another who was good and this book is from the good Enoch.
2. The Book of Enoch was once part of scripture but the Catholic Church removed it.
3. Yeshua (Jesus) quoted from the Book of Enoch.
4. The bible is incomplete without the Book of Enoch to explain certain events in more detail.
5. The Book of Enoch gives us needed detail about the true biblical cosmology (Study of the Universe).
Are all these points correct?
Absolutely not! All of these points are a complete lie and are blasphemes. Let us explain why:
1. There is one Enoch in the bible that was bad and another who was good and this book is from the good Enoch. FALSE
TRUTH: Yes, the bible does say there was an Enoch born from the lineage of Cain (Gen. 4:17), and another Enoch born from the lineage of Seth (Gen. 5:18). It was the Enoch born from the lineage of Seth that was credited for “walking with God.” What does this have to do with the Book of Enoch? It is impossible to make the claim that the Enoch of Genesis 5, wrote the Book of Enoch. First, the Book of Enoch is not one book, but is actually five books that were written at various times from 300 BC to 200 AD and by various authors. Second, there are no quotes in the TANAKH (Old Testament) from the Book of Enoch and the Book was rejected by the Jews, who would have accepted it if it was truly written by Enoch (7th from Adam).
2. The Book of Enoch was once part of scripture but the Catholic Church removed it. FALSE
TRUTH: This is completely false. The Book of Enoch was never accepted into the canon of scripture, with the exception of the small Orthodox Church in Ethiopia, which have over 81 books in their bible. Does this make them correct? There are many break-off churches today and in even in ancient times. Just because the Ethiopic Bible contains the Book of Enoch and 80 other books, this alone is not a solid validation of truth, because one church puts multiple books in their own bible. If this was the true test then that would give validity to all the Books of the Mormon bible, which we know is a cult.
Keep in mind that the Samaritans and the Essenes also broke off from the majority of Judaism and wrote their own books and created their own calendars that conflicted with mainstream Judaism. The Samaritans even built an alternate Temple that was later destroyed. Yet, Yeshua (Jesus) did not support the beliefs of the Samaritans or the Essenes. Yeshua (Jesus) continued to read from the Jewish Torah, worshipped in the Jewish Temple, followed the Jewish calendar and celebrated the Feast days as administered by the Jewish priests. Therefore, we must be careful what we adopt as truth and not follow error just because we think its “ancient truth.” You just might find yourself getting into “ancient error.”
The Catholic Church was not the only one that made decisions on the canon of scriptures.
A. The Masoretic Text (Old Testament) was formulated between 400 BC and 100 AD
B. The Septuagint Text (Old Testament) was formulated between 3rd and 2nd Century BC
All of these were decided by the Jewish people, long before the Catholic Church ever existed and NONE of these versions of the Hebrew scripture contained the Book of Enoch. During the Christian era, NO CHURCH, with the exception of the Ethiopian church, put the Book of Enoch in their bibles, but as we said this alone is not a true test of validity.
However, what we do have are multiple witnesses that stand against the validity of the Book of Enoch.
3. Yeshua (Jesus) quoted from the Book of Enoch. FALSE
TRUTH: This is another lie. We have seen the supposed quotes that the Book of Enoch advocates claim they found in the Gospels. All of these are very vague similarities to the Book of Enoch and take a lot of stretching and twisting of scripture to make them fit, or a whole lot of imagination to see any comparison to what Yeshua said in comparison to the content in the Book of Enoch.
4. The bible is incomplete without the Book of Enoch to explain certain events in more detail. FALSE
TRUTH: This is outright blasphemy to make a claim that God’s Word is an incomplete revelation and that the Book of Enoch must fill in the gaps that God failed to provide.
5. The Book of Enoch gives us needed detail about the true biblical cosmology (Study of the Universe). FALSE
TRUTH: The Book of Enoch describes a cosmology that is not supported by the scriptures (see our Flat-Earth is Not Biblical Page) and not supported by reality. Therefore, the Book of Enoch does not give us an inspired message or understanding of the true biblical cosmology.
The Apostle Paul instructed us to stay away from fables (Titus 1:14), which is what the Book of Enoch is—Just a fable.
Visit our Debunking the Book of Enoch page (click here)
Here we are in 2016, 66 years from the July 1950 launch of the first rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla. and what do I find on the internet? People advocating a flat-earth. My first reaction was that this must be a joke, or somebody must be playing a cruel trick to see how many people they could get to believe this craziness. Then I find videos online and social media post from people that seriously believe they live on a flat-earth.
Wait!! We have to look into this now. These people are serious. What do they know that we don't know? So, our ministry looked into their claims. We studied videos, books, articles, searched the scriptures and many other resources to truly find out the facts. After a few months of study we finally came to the conclusion that this new flat-earth fad is more than just a fad. We feel we have strong evidence that the flat-earth fad is actually an end time delusion. We liken it to a cult, hence we labeled it the "Flat-Earth Cult".
Not only does it bring mockery to God's word, but the Flat-Earth Cult brings delusion to the mind of its believers and opens them up to many other false teachings. They will never see it, nor will they admit this, but damage is being done to their spiritual life. Eventually, they will falter to the point of loosing their salvation when their minds are transformed into the multitude of false teachings that follow this Flat-Earth Cult. They are blinded to this reality, but from the outside we can see their transformation occur. Talk to them about it and they become angry. Instead of point to the things of God, their only focus is promoting the Gospel of the Flat-Earth Cult. It's all they talk about, their social media sites are full of banners and meme's promoting there cultish beliefs. They are absorbed in it, or should we say they are being absorbed by it?
With all that said, we could not sit back and watch people wither away as the Flat-Earth Cult entangles them and squeezes the life out of them. Therefore, we felt we had to produce an entire page to refute the beliefs of the Flat-Earth Cult and also produce a book, all of which we have made free (unlike the Flat-Earth Cult that charges for their books).
Yes, it might sound strange that people in 2016 are getting caught up into this delusion, but its our job to uphold truth and rescue those who are caught up in lies.
Click here for the Flat-Earth Page
The Catholic Church claims their teachings are a continuation of the apostles and that their dogma is infallible. The key is to show Catholics that their church has violated its own teachings and therefore the church cannot claim infallibility. After all, how can you claim a particular teaching infallible and then a complete opposite teaching as a replacement doctrine and now claim that teaching to be infallible? “Is the Catholic Church, the ‘protector of truth’ and possessor of the fullness of faith as given by Christ?
Can a church ever fail and fall into error? Haven’t you read this in scripture? Just read the first three chapters of Revelations or Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians and Corinthians and you will see entire churches falling into error from the leadership down.
Catholic websites state:
1. The Catholic Church CANNOT CHANGE its doctrines
2. The Catholic Church is the deposit of faith comprised of revelation from Jesus and taught by the apostles.
3. The revealed truth taught by Jesus, the apostles, scripture and tradition CANNOT CHANGE.
The famous Cardinal Gibbons, writer of “Faith of Our Fathers” stated: “If only ONE INSTANCE could be given in which the church ceased to teach a doctrine of faith WHICH HAD PREVIOUSLY HELD, THAT SINGLE INSTANCE would be the death blow of her claim to infallibility.”
The Catholic Catechism claims it will ALWAYS REMAIN FAITHFUL to the teachings of the apostles.
Now we have a basis to judge infallibility based on standards set by the Catholic Church.
1. Revealed truth taught by Jesus, the apostles, scripture and tradition CANNOT CHANGE. (According to a major Catholic website)
2. If only ONE INSTANCE could be given in which the church ceased to teach a doctrine of faith WHICH HAD PREVIOUSLY HELD, THAT SINGLE INSTANCE would be the death blow of her claim to infallibility.” (According to Cardinal Gibbons)
3. The Catholic Church will ALWAYS REMAIN FAITHFUL to the teachings of the apostles
Has doctrines in the church changed? Has the church ALWAYS REMAINED FAITHFUL to the teachings of the apostles? Has the Catholic Church ceased to teach a doctrine of faith which it previously held as truth and even more so as infallible truth? If we can provide proof that the church failed this test then the foundation of infallibility is destroyed and the Catholic Church will become just another denomination or man-made institution with false doctrine and error.
Catholic Teaching on Salvation:
A. In the bull Unam Sanctam of 1302, Pope Boniface VIII wrote these words ex cathedral, so therefore infallible according to Catholic doctrine: “We [the Catholic Church] declare, we set forth, we define that submission to the Roman pontiff IS NECESSARY FOR SALVATION of any human creature.”
B. The Council of Florence solemnly declared in 1442 that outside the Catholic Church THERE IS NO SALVATION, neither for heretics nor schismatics, even if they should live holy lives or shed their blood in the name of Christ.
C. Pope Leo X at the Fifth Lateran Council (1516), confirmed Pope Boniface and the Council of Florence, but also added: “that disobedience to the pope is punishable with death.” In addition I can add to this list about 10 other popes that confirmed this infallible doctrine.
However, what did Jesus and the apostles teach that the Catholic Church was required to teach and protect?
1. John 14:6 WEB – “Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me.”
2. Acts 4:12 WEB – “There is salvation in none other, for neither is there any other name under heaven, that is given among men, by which we must be saved!"
3. 2 Timothy 3:15 WEB – “From infancy, you have known the holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus.”
We can see the scriptural teaching on salvation is far from the Catholic teaching, which means the Catholic Church changed the revealed truth and teachings of Jesus and the apostles. Therefore, the Catholic Church cannot be considered infallible.
Catholic Teaching on Islam:
Previous Catholic teaching on Islam included the following –
1. Pope Eugene IV, Council of Basel, Session 19, Sept. 7, 1434 calls Muslims “abominable sect of Muhammad”
2. Pope Callixtus III, 1455: “I vow to… exalt the true Faith, and to extirpate the diabolical sect of the reprobate and faithless Muhammad [Islam] in the East”
3. Pope Clement V, Council of Vienne, “forbids expressly the public invocation of the sacrilegious name of Muhammad.”
Current Catholic Teaching on Islam:
Catholic Catechism, 841, THE CHURCHES RELATIONSHIP WITH MUSLIMS, states that both Christians and Muslim worship the same God. According to the church Muslims are saved within Islam [even when they deny Jesus as the Son of God} and are not required to be in the Catholic Church. This goes against every past Catholic teaching (even past “infallible” teachings), which proves again, according to Catholics own test of infallibility, that the Catholic Church is NOT INFALIABLE.
Vatican II 1965– “The Church has also a high regard for the Muslims. They worship God, who is one, living and subsistent, merciful and almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth.”
John Paul II - “The deep roots of faith in God in whom also your Muslim fellow citizens believe, in order to draw from this the principle of a collaboration with a view to the progress of man… free profession of the faith peculiar to each one.”
How can the Catholic church claim Islam is the same belief as Christianity when Islam denies Jesus is the Messiah? According to 1 John 2:22, "Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the Antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son." Therefore, the Catholic Church has departed from the true faith and teachings of the scriptures, which puts the Catholic Church in scriptural error and even in error to their previous teachings. The Catholic Church CAN NO LONGER CLAIM IT IS INFALLIABLE.
If the Catholic Church is NOT INFALLIABLE then that means every Catholic teaching contrary to sacred scripture is a FALSE DOCTRINE . We can make this article much longer with even more contrary teachings found in the Catholic Church, which would prove over and over again that Catholic teachings once considered "infallible" is now no longer "infallible" and replaced with opposite teachings. Sorry, but the Catholic Church cannot have it both ways. The Catholic Church cannot claim infallibility in one century and today correct that infallible teaching with an opposing view and claim the new teaching is infallible. Real truth cannot change, which is why God's inspired word has passed the test of time and is the only sure foundation for faith.
"All that is written in the holy writings (Sacred Scriptures) comes from the Spirit of God. The holy writings are good for these things: to teach people, to show them when they are wrong, to make them see what is right, to teach them to do what is right. In this way a person who belongs to God has all he needs. He is ready for every kind of good work." (2 Timothy 3:16-17 World English Bible)
First we want to let our Catholic friends know that we love you!! We are reaching out to you, because we care about you and it's our duty to correct and warn people of error when we see it. Now, if the concept of infallible teaching is false [which we proved by Catholic standards, statements and contrary Catholic teachings], then this means the teachings of the Catholic Church are open to challenge and correction. This means that there is not a "divine protection" of the so called "infallible doctrine and traditions" of the church. Many Catholic teachings are flawed, man-made, and contrary to the true infallible teaching (the Holy Scriptures) that are inspired by God.
Taking this in consideration we encourage you to look at our future teachings on the Catholic Church and test the teachings of the church against the word of God. If the teachings of the Catholic Church fail the test (by not matching what God says in his scriptures), then you MUST throw away that false doctrine taught by the Catholic Church. Remember that your eternal destiny depends on knowing the real truth, living in truth and following God. We cannot put our trust and eternal destiny on false promises and flawed teachings of men.
Pray and ask no other but the Father and his Holy Spirit to guide you in all truth and revelation of his truth.
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