Gearing Up For Apollo?
The Flat Earth Controversy And One Man's Quest For Truth
© 2015 by Rob Skiba

This page contains some random thoughts, potentially related to the Flat Earth Controversy. If you are not familiar with that material, please watch the following videos first:

Architects of a Spherical World?

Additional viewing related to Part 1:


Arguments for Geocentricity:

Fair Education Foundation, Inc. on the Fixed Earth:

The Scriptural Basis For A Geocentric Cosmology:

(more to come I am sure)

Examining An Ancient Motive

Before I begin this blog, I must say it quite literally astounds me that Christians can't see why this Flat Earth Controversy is important to nail down. Why does this matter? Well, just off the top of my head:

1) Genesis is the foundation of ALL that we believe in the Bible to be true. If Genesis is wrong, then it ALL crumbles under a faulty foundation. Genesis says NOTHING - zip, zero, nadda - about the Earth being set in motion (orbit or rotation) around the sun. In fact, the sun doesn't even show up until AFTER the Earth is already in place with life ALREADY in existence. Genesis says the sun, moon and stars were placed INSIDE the SAME firmament within which that Earth was formed, not outside of it. Thus, we have a completely enclosed system, within which the sun, moon and stars move, NOT the Earth. You can Yoga-Jujitsu-Wrestle Mania twist and distort the text into pretzels all you want, but it won't change what it says.

2) IF what we are seeing concerning the Flat Enclosed Earth thesis is true, then we are all there is. We are center stage. We are the main attraction and there can be NO argument as to whether or not there is a Creator. None. His existence could not possibly become more blatantly obvious than in this model.

3) IF the Flat Enclosed Earth thesis is true, evolution goes out the window and the theory of Ancient Alien seeders is obliterated. In this regard, I believe we become painfully aware of the Great Deception... and will NOT be fooled by it.

4) IF the Flat Enclosed Earth thesis is true, then we can NOT EVER trust NASA or the government about ANYTHING and we will finally be forced to fully trust YHWH's Word as our sole source for truth and stop trying to bend and manipulate it to fit false paradigms.

5) If heliocentricity IS false, then Scripture IS true. If Scripture IS true, and can thus be taken literally, why should we not take it just as literal when it describes the earth as fixed, not moving, set on a foundation of pillars, carved as a "circle" with edge boarders inside something with four corners, enclosed under a dome?

Those are just the easy top 5 reasons for why this may be an extremely important subject. I don't make any claims to having the definitive answer to this controversy. Far from it. Rather, I have way more questions now than answers... which is why I continue to dig.

Romans 1:18 For God's wrath is being revealed from heaven against all the ungodliness and wickedness of those who in their wickedness suppress the truth.

1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: 21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.

This particular "quest for truth" however is very challenging as it literally requires that you search for truth in a sea of lies. To make matters worse, literally everything in this world as well as in the Church seems to be against you with this particular issue. In fact, never before in my life have I seen any subject stir up such intense emotions. Although I do find some of the responses I've been reading to be rather humorous if not entirely hypocritical and lame. For instance:

When I first brought the subject up on my Facebook page, numerous people responded with statements like, "What!?? Seriously dude? Haven't you ever looked out the window of an airplane? We've all seen the curve!" At first, I thought the same thing, so I tested it on my recent flight from Dallas to San Diego and found that, even at 37,000ft., the horizon is totally flat:

While looking out the window for nearly the entire flight and never seeing a curved horizon, I began to question what I have previously thought to be true concerning the countless others flights I've taken while traveling all over the world as a missionary and now a public speaker these past 11 years. I began to look through any photos and videos I could find, and never did I see a curved horizon. When I posted those findings, all of a sudden all the armchair expert critics began to explain, "Of course you didn't see the horizon at any altitude below 40,000ft. The horizon doesn't become noticeably curved until you get well above 50,000 to 60,000ft." Funny how the story changed.

Incidentally, since commercial airlines rarely (if ever) go above 40,000ft., those curvature apparent altitudes are above what 99.9% of us will ever get to witness for ourselves. So we are left trusting the government, military and NASA in that regard. Unless of course, you get a weather balloon and do a test for yourself - without the use of a camera fitted with a fish-eye lens. And even then, at altitudes of 75,000 to 100,000ft., we still see flat horizons:

Note also, that even at altitudes above 100,000ft., the horizon is always at eye-level. This is simply not possible on a ball:

Others said, "Dude. If you've ever been to the beach, you've seen the curvature of the earth!" So, I went to the beach at Malibu, and took pictures. Not one revealed any sign of a curvature. Not at sea level, nor from the top of the mountains, with a field of view spanning more than 50 miles across:

Then all the armchair critics said, "Of course you couldn't seen the curvature idiot. The distance you were looking at is not far enough for the curvature to be seen." Funny how I suddenly became the idiot when their story changed.

Then Christians started posting Isaiah 40:22 like maniacs to nearly every post or comment I made. I then went to great lengths to show how Isaiah clearly knew the difference between a ball/sphere/globe and a "circle." He used the word for ball in Isaiah 22:18 and chose an entirely different word in Isaiah 40:22 when describing the earth:

This all went largely ignored by most. So much so, that people are still posting Isaiah 40:22 in defense of the globe. SMH. It must be nice to dismiss facts when they conflict with your preconceived ideas. Convenient, but not a convincing way to argue - never mind win - a debate.

Then, a guy snaps a shot of the Chicago skyline from 60 miles away and it is simply dismissed as a mirage?? Have you ever seen a mirage so perfect? So straight? So defined as this:

A friend of mine then takes a math problem to a college professor and asks how far below the curvature of the earth should a 40ft. tall object be at nearly 20 miles away. The professor does the math on the chalkboard and confirms that it absolutely should not be seen. In fact, it should be well below the horizon - like nearly 200ft below it. My friend then tells him that it's not. The mathematician asks him what he means, and my friend says, "We've all seen it. The Anacapa Arch." The professor is left scratching his head, staring at his own handwriting, knowing that is impossible... according to the math. Yet, there it is:

Do ships appear to disappear hull first below the horizon as they go out to sea? Yep. But why do they never appear to lean away from you as they do? Rather the top always maintains the exact same vertical perspective as when it was closer. This should not be. Not for ships nor anything else at a distance. If we are on a ball, then the further the distant object is away from us - whether ship or city - the perspective should change, indicating angles of things that would have to be leaning away from us. In other words, the base of what we see should be wider than the top. But it's not. Everything retains the same vertical perspective, no matter how far away it is from us.

Many put enormous trust in the government, military and NASA and thus claim we have photographic "proof" the earth is a globe. But then you discover, even by NASA's own admission, that the so-called "pics of Earth from space" are really just (lame) composite artwork:

Over and over again, an argument would be presented, then refuted through practical observation. So naturally, the inevitable ad hominems began to flow and things have since become quite nasty for nearly everyone who has chosen to engage in this discussion. This is quite unfortunate.

Are there some legitimate arguments in favor of the globe? Certainly. But I've been finding that most of the usual arguments presented do have plausible alternative answers. However, whenever those alternatives are presented or the usual arguments are completely defeated by practical experimentation, yielding verifiable results, I'm amazed at how few are willing to accept the evidence. I guess it's just so much easier to simply ignore and dismiss that which disagrees with our preconceived ideas than to accept the possibility that we may have been deceived about a great many things.

I honestly don't know if this is all some grand conspiracy or not, but I think it certainly is worth looking into to find out. I will say this: If it is not a grand conspiracy, the Luciferian elite, NASA and the governments of the world sure didn't help matters much. As you will soon see, the various activities of said agencies left a lot of suspicious bread crumbs lying around to lead one into the conclusion that things certainly could be very different from what we've all been taught. Add this to the fact that even the famed Illuminati Card Game has something to say about the subjects being covered here and the mystery becomes that much more intriguing.

If you don't know about this card game, click here to get up to speed on it. For a game that was developed in the late 20th century (entering the market in July 1982), it has predicted things in the early 21st century with astounding accuracy, leading many to believe that it may actually be a game someone is playing out in real life.

I suggest we keep this "card being played" idea in mind when it comes to all of the impending doom and gloom concepts of a so-called asteroid/meteor strike in the possibly near future (e.g. this coming September, 2015):

Dr. Carol Rosin kept talking about the "formula" needed to build "space-based weapons" over and over again. Consider carefully what Dr. Rosin said because we've even had presidents hint at the idea of how an "alien invasion" would be the perfect catalyst which would "unify all of mankind"...

Could all of these ideas of an ever expanding Universe, complete with trillions of galaxies, each containing trillions of stars, with countless planets, potentially capable of sustaining intelligent lifeforms... all be part of a deception designed to get us to establish the creation of specific types of "space-based weapons" designed to wage war against a very specific, coming "extra-terrestrial" Being - such as the One Who will soon "invade" this world on a white horse?

Revelation 19:19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.

It seems to me that this is what it has always been about. Satan has been at war with the One coming on that horse ever since the first prophecy of the Bible (Genesis 3:15) made a promise that Eve's seed would eventually crush his head. But in order to wage war with a spiritual being, such as the Son of YHWH, certain things have to be set in place. Thus a Great Deception has to be put in motion in order to get the people of the world geared up and ready, willing and able to at least think they'll have a fighting chance against such a perceived enemy, Who is in fact, not the enemy but rather the Savior of all who will trust in Him. We're talking about a SEED War here. And the only human who has ever made such an overt attempt in recorded history was Nimrod, the "mighty hunter" of Genesis, who, much later, would become known by many other names, including the "Apollyon" of Revelation 9:11 - Satan's final tool in his war against the Creator and His Creation.

Thinking about the above scenarios helps to clear the muddy waters concerning the Flat Earth Controversy - at least it does for me anyway. It's solves the big questions of "WHY? If we really are on a flat earth, why the deception? What is the motive to lie to us about all of this?" To me, the motivation is quite clear:

1) First get people to doubt YHWH's Word by destroying the very foundation of our Bible: Genesis - specifically the Creation account.

2) Set up a new paradigm, where God is out and "science" is in. Evolution removes YHWH from the equation.

3) When evolution finally runs its course and becomes utterly bankrupt, introduce the idea of "Intelligent Design" but deny the True Designer His due credit and place it rather on "Ancient Aliens."

4) Promote the Ancient Alien theme as much as possible in all forms of media by perpetuating the concept of Earth as a tiny "blue marble" orbiting an average sun in an average galaxy among trillions of other galaxies in an ever expanding Universe. With so much "potential for life to exist" in such a vast expanse, the idea of alien scientists being our creators seems a lot more plausible over time and heavy indoctrination.

5) The stage is set for our "alien creators" to return and bestow upon us their "miracles, signs and wonders" in order to convince us all the more that all religions are false. We then put our trust in them. Finally, when Christ does return, we are all convinced that He is the enemy and our united world gathers together to make war with Him.

Is that what has been happening? I don't know. But I am considering the possibilities. So, at this point, I'm just going to embrace the madness, put on my tin-foil hat and engage in some wild conspiracy speculation here. Because I truly believe the "global elite" followers of Satan are in fact gearing up for the return of Apollo/Osiris/Nimrod. The ideas I'm going to put forth herein are simply being presented for your consideration. I am just looking at the bread crumbs and trying to piece a story together. Take it or leave it, but if you are willing to put your tin-foil hat on to, let's go hopping down some interesting bunny trails...

Please be sure to read and watch everything in Part 1 before continuing with this part of the series. The main thing I want you to get out of Part 1: Architects of a Spherical World? is how much the occult, Freemasonry and specifically the worship of and/or other associations with Apollo always seem to pop up where the subject of the globe is concerned. Furthermore, if Copernicus, Galileo, Newton and company were wrong and geocentricity proves to be correct, then the Bible can be taken absolutely in a literal fashion when we read Scriptures stating that it is the sun that is moving (not the Earth) such as depicted more than 60 times in the Bible:

As I attempted to show in my "mega-blog" called The Flat Earth Controversy, in the section titled, "The Bible and the Still Flat Earth," the Scriptures also clearly state that the Earth is something that was inscribed in a circular shape with edges into something with four corners, which is fixed, not moving, set on a firm foundation of pillars and under a metallic-like dome, as seen in the following Scriptures (and others):

Job 9:6 Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.

Job 9:8 Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.

Job 22:14 (HCSB) Clouds veil Him so that He cannot see, as He walks on the circle of the sky.

Job 26:10 He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.

Job 28:24 For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;

Job 37:3 He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth.

Job 37:18 Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?

Job 38:
1 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Job 38:13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

1 Samuel 2:8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and he hath set the world upon them.

2 Samuel 22:16 And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of the Lord, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.

1 Chronicles 16:30 Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved. 

Psalm 18:15 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

Psalm 93:1 The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

Psalm 96:
9 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.
10 Say among the heathen that the Lord reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.
11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.

Psalm 102:25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.

Psalm 104:
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.
7 At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.
8 They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.
Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

Proverbs 8:27 (ESV) When He established the heavens, I was there, When He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep.

Proverbs 8 (KJV):
27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:
29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

Isaiah 11:12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

Isaiah 40:22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:

Isaiah 43:6 I'll say to the north, 'Give them up'! and to the south, 'Don't keep them back!' Bring my sons from far away and my daughters from the ends of the earth

Daniel 4:
10 Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great.
11 The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth{not possible on a globe}:

Matthew 4:
8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world
{not possible on a globe}, and the glory of them;
9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

Matthew 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

John 17:24
Father, I desire that they also, whom thou hast given me, may be with me where I am, to behold my glory which thou hast given me in thy love for me before the foundation of the world.

Revelation 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him{not possible on a globe}, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

Revelation 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

Revelation 20:8 He will go out to deceive Gog and Magog, the nations at the four corners of the earth, and gather them for war. They are as numerous as the sands of the seashore.

None of the above works with any ideas of a spinning, orbiting globe! At least not without imposing some serious preconceived ideas upon the text. In other words, there is no way a child, unhindered by globular indoctrination, could possibly envision a spinning ball as a result of reading any of the above. Rather, this is the sort of imagery that comes to mind from the above texts, as illustrated by Logos Bible Software:

With this in mind, I've been trying to piece together a timeline of events, which led us from a belief in the above to a belief in a spinning globe, orbiting around the sun. While doing so, I found that there really does appear to be a chronology of sorts, leading to not only that conclusion but also what appears to be a gearing up for the return of Apollo. In Part 1 in this series, I started with the ancient Greeks from about 500 BC. But I should have gone further back. Rebellion against the Word of YHWH started in the Garden of Eden. From there it progressed to the days of Noah. Then, after the Flood, a man came on the scene whose name literally means, "we shall rebel." I'm talking about Nimrod. For more on him, please watch the following two video presentations (if you haven't already), the content of which was derived from material in my book, Babylon Rising: And The First Shall Be Last.

(Yes, I know. The opening sequence in the above videos
seems quite ironic now given the subject of this blog series)

As best I can tell from my research, Nimrod was born in 1908 AM (year since Creation). I have illustrated this in my 350 Post-Flood Years of Noah's Life and The Nimrod - Abraham Timeline charts:

Apollo's mythos traces back through various sun gods in multiple cultures, all leading back to the "man of many names" known in the Bible as Nimrod. His goal, according to the Scriptures was as follows...

Genesis 11:4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

Now think about this. Shem, Ham and Japheth were alive for nearly 100 years prior to the Flood. That means, they would have seen quite a lot of things leading up to and during that cataclysmic judgment. What was the world like before the Flood? What could be seen in the sky above? What did it look like when "the windows of heaven" opened? We've all just imagined storm clouds and rain. But that's not what it says. It says something literally "opened" up in the sky above them. What if that were actually true? What if, the following depiction is what our world looks like?

If this is indeed the way our world is constructed, then something really did open up, letting in vast amounts of water. Noah and his sons would have seen this happen. Now, imagine the stories they would tell their children and grandchildren. Then take this idea to the story of Nimrod. Imagine this rebellious child asking his dad Cush about grandpa Ham and great grandpa Noah. I'm sure Ham must have told the story a time or two of how he had seen the sky literally opening up like windows and how massive amounts of water then came crashing down from the heavens as the "fountains of the deep" were also being broken up. I mean, what a sight that must have been! I'm sure the stories were often told. I mean, this is epic story-telling at its best! This is why we have some form of the Flood story in virtually every culture in the world. So, now rebellious Nimrod imagines he will get God back for what He did to their ancestors. The ancient Hebrew book of Jasher gives us a lot more detail regarding the real agenda of Nimrod and his tower. He sought to "reach into heaven" because he imagined he and his troops could actually assault God and His angels and take over.

And the building of the tower was unto them a transgression and a sin, and they began to build it, and whilst they were building against the Lord God of heaven, they imagined in their hearts to war against him and to ascend into heaven.

And all these people and all the families divided themselves in three parts; the first said We will ascend into heaven and fight against him; the second said, We will ascend to heaven and place our own gods there and serve them; and the third part said, We will ascend to heaven and smite him with bows and spears; and God knew all their works and all their evil thoughts, and he saw the city and the tower which they were building.

- Jasher 9:25-26 [emphasis mine]

Nimrod got the idea to build a tower to go up into Heaven. I have often said in my prior teachings on the subject that it was not about height. Now, even though they did build it in a valley, the logic behind a tower still must now be addressed. Why were they building upward? Could it be that they really were trying to access a "window" into Heaven? With this in mind, consider again Mark Sargent's video, Flat Earth Clues Part 8 - Creative Force:

Nimrod tried to assault Heaven by going up. Nimrod's long-time worshippers have many stories about his return and are even to this day attempting to raise him back to our realm from his current domain in the Underworld. Why? Because he was the only man who has ever made a serious attempt at waging physical warfare against GOD. And while killing God would not be possible, at least in theory, Nimrod's plan to "reach into heaven" was actually possible. Imagine the implications of that!

Genesis 11:6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

As I was thinking along these lines, I found the following heading on the NASA website regarding the history of the Apollo project, which naturally caught my attention:


President Kennedy unveiled the commitment to execute Project Apollo on 25 May 1961 in a speech on "Urgent National Needs," billed as a second State of the Union message. He told Congress that the U.S. faced extraordinary challenges and needed to respond extraordinarily. In announcing the lunar landing commitment he said:

If we are to win the battle that is going on around the world between freedom and tyranny, if we are to win the battle for men's minds, the dramatic achievements in space which occurred in recent weeks should have made clear to us all, as did the Sputnik in 1957, the impact of this adventure on the minds of men everywhere who are attempting to make a determination of which road they should take. . . . We go into space because whatever mankind must undertake, free men must fully share.

Then he added: "I believe this Nation should commitment itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish."


Let the bold words I emphasized above really sink in. It was all designed to be an expensive mind trip! But why? Well, consider Satan's motives. Then consider Nimrod's motives. Could we be seeing yet another manifestation of the following words from King Solomon?

Ecclesiastes 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

This is where my journey of discovery into the (potential) motives behind all of this began to become very intriguing. In Part 3 in this series, we will look at a timeline of events beginning with the earliest attempts to reach Antarctica, leading up to the creation of NASA and the space program.

Staying on the quest for truth...

- Rob Skiba

COMING UP NEXT: Part 3 - A Time of Change... And The Death of God

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Arguments for Geocentricity:

Fair Education Foundation, Inc. on the Fixed Earth:

The Scriptural Basis For A Geocentric Cosmology:

(more to come I am sure)