Map of the Square and Stationary Earth

Professor Orlando Ferguson and the Square and Stationary Earth Map

Professor Orlando Ferguson created an interesting map of the world in 1893 depicting a “Square and Stationary Earth”.

Ferguson, a resident of Hot Springs, South Dakota applied the subheading “Four Hundred Passages in the Bible that Condemn the Globe Theory, or the Flying Earth, and None Sustain It. This Map is the Bible Map of the World.

According to his obituary, Ferguson was born near Duquoin, Illinois on November 6, 1846 and spent his childhood and early years in the same vicinity. In 1872, he married Margaret Douglas and fathered six children. His family moved to Dakota in the early 1880s, first living at Canova and afterwards in Howard.

Ferguson spent several years in the grocery business before buying a site and building a Catholican Hotel. After the Hotel was ravaged by fire, he built the Siloam Springs and Sanitarium. Later, he would move to Wyoming and then San Diego, California.

After a bout of sickness Ferguson returned to Hot Springs before dying two years later in 1910 at the age of 64.

The Map disputes Globe Theory Science

Four angels are located at the four corners of the earth depicting the gatekeepers on the four sides, to the east, west, north and south (As per the Book of Chronicles 9:24).

To the right of the map, two beings are shown to be clinging to a globe with the text “These men are flying on the globe at the rate of 65,000 miles per hour around the Sun, and and 1,042 miles per hour around the center of the earth (in their minds). Think of that speed!

The footnotes include biblical scripture references to passages identified by Ferguson as being in conflict with “Globe theory”.

Scripture that Condemns the Globe Theory

And his hands were steady until the going down of the sun—Ex. 17: 12. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed.—Joshua 10: 12–13. The world also shall be stable that it not be moved.—Chron. 16: 30. To him that stretched out the earth, and made great lights (not worlds).—Ps. 136: 6–7. The sun shall be darkened in his going forth.—Isaiah 12: 10. The four corners of the Earth.—Isaiah 11: 12. The whole earth is at rest.—Isaiah 14: 7. The prophecy concerning the globe theory.—Isaiah: 29th chapter. Woe to the rebellious children, sayeth the Lord, that take counsel, but not of me.—Isaiah 30: 1. So the sun returned ten degrees.—Isaiah 38: 8–9. It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth.—Isaiah 40: 22. He that spreads forth the earth.—Isaiah 52: 5. That spreadeth abroad the earth by myself.—Isaiah 54: 24. My hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth.—Isaiah 58: 13. Thus sayeth the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the moon and stars for a light by night (not worlds).—Jer. 31: 35–36. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood.—Acts 2: 20.

Library of Congress Donation

Ferguson’s map was donated to the Library of Congress in 2011. Another copy of the map resides in the Fall River Pioneer Museum. Hot Springs, South Dakota.

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