And just so i'm clear (apparently that's a huge issue around here): I don't believe the Bible claims the Earth is flat. Its just an expression.
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; and he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.”
How could Jesus see all the kingdoms of the world from a really high mountain, if the world isn't flat? If the Devil was showing Jesus a mystical vision
of all the kingdoms of the world (instead of showing them to him physically), why bother teleporting him to some faraway mountain first?
Bonus question: it's the Devil
we're talking about here; would he not at least have said, after teleporting Jesus to Mt. Everest or wherever, "By the way, it's a long walk home from here. HA-HA!" *poof!* and thus confronted Jesus with the much more impressive temptation of having to walk all the way back to Judea without saying any cusswords or committing any other "sin" along the way?Edit:
Oops, I didn't see that this thread was a zombie before posting.