What Was the "Christmas Star"?
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Everyone could see the convergence, not just the Magi. They were from the east, most likely modern day Iran. They knew of the writings by the prophet Daniel which gave the timeline of Messiahs birth and of the prophet Balaam who mentioned a 'star coming out of Jacob' they were looking for the signs and seasons which was written also in Genesis 1 vs 14. God can communicate with us through the sun moon and stars..
The Bible is quite incredible! We are living in very perilous times right now. Thank God we as Bible believers know of the time.. fig tree prophecy, Israel became a nation in 1948..Jesus said starting matthew 24.. that not a generation shall pass that will see the Son of Man coming (rapture). Generation psalms 90:10, 80 to 90 years. Sorry. Lol. I'm getting off topic. I just get excited about this stuff!
As much as I know it was an astronomical phenomena of 3 planets which merged at the same point at 1 specifically given moment plus their reflection of the sunlight produced the "miracle". This phenomena marked the place which happened to be at the manger in Bethlehem. So, the time of merging marked the place.
Ancient wise people were excellent an accurate astronomers.
We, by the use if logic know that the planets kept on moving & the "Star of Bethlehem" disappeared like lunar & solar eclipses are temporary, not permanent.
If God can lead the Jews thru the desert with pillars of fire and smoke then leading the magi with an actual moving star is perfectly reasonable.
That is absolutely true, Dave! I believe that God can do anything that seems scientifically impossible.
The author is obviously hell bent on denying
Jesus, Emmanuel, God with us.
So be it unto you when you're trying desperately to find your way out of that black hole that you'll be in and are already in. Your
pseudo science has blinded you. Your science is your only hope.
You're wrong about the Shroud. It is authentic - the burial Shroud of Jesus. https://www.shroud.com/
This article is very disappointing. Where "science" and the Bible disagree. The Bible is right and everyone else is wrong.
Religion is based upon faith and belief in the Divine and (hopefully) living by a moral code. Science is based upon hypotheses and the quest for proof of the physical and (hopefully) living by ethical scientific practices. Both have always had and always will have their own values, strengths and weaknesses, good seeds and bad apples, flaws and biases. It is called being "human."
Just like the overall world population statistics, there are more religious scientists (including medical and mental health research scientists and practitioners) than there are atheist scientists -- in spite of the continued myth/hypothesis/wives' tale that that the two can't coincide. It is like saying you can't have an id and an ego or are either always good or always evil. Humans miraculously are a very versatile, variable, and adaptable species with the ability to separate their profession/work from their private/family lives as well as to live by their personal and religious moral and ethical values/code/beliefs and able to apply them to how they act in both their work and personal lives.
Miracles happen in science and faith. Who cares about anything but love which is found in everything and everything.