In a rare ecclesiastical event, Global Vision Bible Church is set to host a spirited debate on the age-old question of whether the Earth is flat or round.
The debate, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2, at 6 pm CST, will feature two esteemed pastors, each fervently defending their views and invoking biblical support.
Pastor Greg Locke of Global Vision Bible Church, a proponent of the belief that the Bible aligns with a spherical Earth, will face off against Pastor Dean Odle, Founder and Senior Pastor of Fire & Grace Church of Opelika, Alabama, who passionately argues for a flat Earth perspective. Both pastors have actively engaged their respective congregations, building anticipation for the event through their social media platforms.
The debate raises questions about the potential division within Christian communities. Some cite Titus 3:9, urging caution against divisive debates, while others point to 1 Corinthians 1:10, advocating for unity of mind and purpose.
Despite the fervor surrounding this debate, leaders on both sides stress the importance of maintaining a spirit of unity and Christian fellowship. Recognizing the potential for discord, they emphasize the need to respect differing opinions and seek common ground as believers.
Passions are indeed running high among the congregations, but the prevailing sentiment is a shared commitment to seeking truth. Both sides are united in prayer, hoping that, ultimately, the debate will bring glory to Jesus Christ.
As Global Vision Bible Church prepares for this unprecedented event, there is an overarching call for Christians to uphold a spirit of love and respect, keeping Jesus at the center of the discussion, irrespective of the outcome.
Stay tuned for the coverage of this extraordinary debate as the Christian community comes together in the pursuit of truth and the exaltation of Jesus Christ.
James Lasher is Staff Writer for Charisma Media.