Modern Claims
“In the Scriptures the flat earth is founded on an underlying sea; it is stationary; the heavens are like an upturned bowl or canopy above it; the circumference of this vault rests on pillars; the sun, moon and stars move within this firmament of special purpose to illumine man; there is a sea above the sky, ‘the waters which were above the heavens,’ and through the ‘windows of heaven’ the rain comes down….  This is the worldview of the Bible.”
Harry Emerson Fosdick, Modern Use of the Bible, 46-47