Did the Christian church ever support the idea of a flat earth?  And what does the Bible say about a flat earth?  The myth that Christians believe, or once believed, in a flat earth, is commonly regarded as true. 

However the evidence from the Bible is compelling:

Job 26:7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

Isaiah 40:21, 22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth.  (The word "circle" is translated from a word meaning "ball" or "sphere".)

There are sixteen scriptures which refer to the fact that the universe is expanding, for example:

Isaiah 40:22 ...that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in.

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Who first invented the idea of a flat earth?  And who perpetuated this myth?  It wasn't Christians!  See this link.

What about Galileo?  He is commonly protrayed as trying to persuade a hostile church about the truth of the universe.  However, "It was not a simple conflict between science and religion, as usually portrayed. Rather it was a conflict between Copernican science and Aristotelian science which had become Church tradition."  For more on this conflict, see this link.



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