Things were so much simpler when the Earth was flat

Great devotional from ChristianBlessings.


Since the beginnings of time, mankind has tried to understand, to find explanation. How did all this come to be? Why do things happen? Who or what is in control?

To answer these and similar questions, mankind looked at his environment and tried to find simple, logical explanations. He tried to discover those things that seemed to make sense based on what he could see.

One of the results of this approach was that the Earth was flat, like a plate. Earth was the very center of all that existed. While the Earth was like a plate, the heavens were like an inverted bowl, with the celestial bodies attached to the surface of the bowl. Up and down were absolutes. It all made sense, based on mankind’s observations.

Plants were not living things, but an extension of the earth. Supernatural forces controlled everything. Mankind began to fear and worship these…

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About Steven Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.

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