Biblical Cosmology – Why it Matters

A.True Ott, Phd

This short paper will lay out the primary reasons why I personally subscribe to the cosmology described in the KJV of the Holy Bible as being accurate and correct.  It will also explain why the “modern” science-backed theory of Heliocentrism, or the sun being the center of an uncreated evolution, should be strongly rejected by professed Christians as being what it is: a spiritually damning heresy.

  1. I believe the Holy Bible to be the inerrant, infallible, and literal Word of God which will stand forever as TRUTH. (Isaiah 40:8)  As such, it should be taken literally when it is speaking of historical events, and should only be classified as being a form of “poetic metaphor” when the context of the text is not meant to be historic in nature.  This is what honest bible hermeneutics focuses on.
  2. I believe that ignoring or rationalizing away certain scriptures as being “scientifically proven wrong” is a spiritually damaging falsehood inspired by the Adversary to deceive and erode or hide TRUTH.   A half-truth, is still a potentially damning lie. Thus Paul declared that ALL SCRIPTURE is important, to teach humanity all TRUTH, not just SOME scripture.  (2 Timothy 3:16)
  3. I believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah. I believe that He came to earth to save mankind by and through two things only: Grace and Truth.  Grace and Truth are thus equally important to focus on.  (John 1:14,17)
  4. I believe that the Adversary of TRUTH uses lies in order to appeal to the vain, carnal nature of man in order to make man think that he is superior to the Creator, and knows more than Him in all ways.  The TRUTH is not a part of Satan in any way, shape, or form.  (John 8:44)
  5. I believe that the Adversary of TRUTH has been lying about the true Creator and His CREATION since the beginning of time.  (Revelation 12:9, Genesis 3:13)
  6. I believe that Jesus Christ is the literal physical embodiment of TRUTH.   Thus, if one actually loves Jesus, one must of necessity love TRUTH, and detest any and all LIES – even if the LIE is widely believed by the majority of humanity.  (John 14:6)
  7. I believe that the only way to fully honor and truly WORSHIP Jesus and the Father is 100% in TRUTH – God will not abide a lie – especially concerning His Created World – which He loved so much that He gave His Son to redeem it.  (John 4:23-24)
  8. I believe the TRUTH that God Created the Heavens and the Earth in the exact steps and methodology accurately, literally, and historically described in Genesis 1:1-14.
  9. I believe that the world began first as a “sea” and that the “dry land” appeared later.    All Creation started with the Spirit of God moving on primordial water. (Genesis 1:2, 9)  If Christ was Creator, then He would perform miracles with water consistently.
  10.   I believe that all water on earth formed a perfectly level plane starting from the 3rd day of Creation down to the present day, and virtually all “dry land” is elevated above this original SEA LEVEL.   This basic TRUTH is self-evident and easily observable.   Water simply cannot and will not adhere to a spherical object.
  11. I believe that there is a literal structure of some sort called in Hebrew “Raqya” and in English, “Firmament” which is positioned over the seas and dry land as a form of protective barrier.  This is what is also called Heaven, and is where God’s literal throne is located.  Furthermore, this structure separates the “waters above, from the waters below.”  I believe the waters above the firmament is what gives the sky its blue-water colorations.  (Genesis 1:6-8)
  12. I believe that God created the sun and the moon in the 4th day of Creation, and put them in motion over and around His newly created “circle of the earth” in order to delineate days, months, and years.   I believe the account of Joshua 10:12 is a literally accurate, historical event where the sun stood still and produced a very long day.  (Genesis 1:14)
  13. I believe that because the Genesis Creation scriptures are literally true, the Earth and everything on it is unique and special.  The earth is not some insignificant speck of dust in an infinitely large, ever expanding multiverse.  The Creator of the World is not some benevolent alien living on a far-away planet called Kolob.  Rather, He is an infinitely caring Father who took on flesh and lived among us.  He is intimately aware of our daily challenges and foibles, and wants nothing more than to forge meaningful, personal relationships with each of us.
  14. I believe that we are living in perilous times, and the time is short for Christ’s return, this time coming in judgement.  He will judge mankind on how they have personally accepted and trusted, core, foundational, biblical TRUTH.   (John 16:13,  17:17-19)
  15. I believe that it was foretold that in end times, Jesus would permit his adversary to bring a STRONG DELUSION, so widely believed and so pernicious that even the “very elect” could be lost if they didn’t hold fast to all TRUTH.   I firmly believe that heliocentrism is indeed that lying STRONG DELUSION from the Adversary.  (II Thess. 2:9-13) I believe that this massively believed, “science-based” heliocentric delusion will separate the sheep from the goats, and the wheat from the tares at Christ’s return.  (Matthew 7:21-23)
  16. I believe that Jesus turned water into wine, walked on water, and calmed the waves and the wind because He created all things from WATER in the very beginning. (Genesis 1:2)  He is the literal living water, and the spiritual water He gives will cause those who are One with Him, to never thirst again. (John 4:10-14)
  17. I believe that by understanding the Paleo-Hebrew word “beguiled” and the Greek word for “deceive” one can determine and fully expose  the damning delusion and bring it into the light of TRUTH.  In GEN. 3:13, Eve said the serpent “BEGUILED” her.  The Greek word for deceive is Planeo – the root of the word Planet.  But understand this:

The Hebrew word for beguile is: [H5377 / H5375] נָשָׂא = NASA

I highly doubt this is just “coincidence.”