Jehovah's Witnesses... Who sent the Star of Bethlehem?

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    Jehovah's Witnesses... who sent the Star of Bethlehem?

    The Watchtower teach their followers that the Star of Bethlehem was sent by non other than Satan... however as we take a look at the scriptures by comparing spiritual things with spiritual we begin to see that the Star of Bethlehem was not sent by Satan, but used for the Glory of God.

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    The Star of Bethlehem

  • smiddy3

    How in the world would a star in the sky lead you anywhere ? It could lead you to a million places on earth .

    This is one of the most ridiculous scriptures in the Bible .

    I challenge any of you to go out on a cloudless night and pick a star and imagine it moves somewhere and see if that identifies a particular specific place on earth .

    If you can do that tell me what lotto numbers I can expect next Saturday night .

  • cofty

    JWA — I left a message for you here...

  • Finkelstein

    Answer = no one , it was probably a comet like this one.

    Yes they had comets in ancient times and when they were observed they were perceived as bad omens.

  • Listener

    Did Satan have the power to move stars in any direction he wanted in the first century but doesn't do it today?

  • jhine

    l haven't watched the video yet , it's a bit long , so why does the WT say that Satan sent the star ? There must be a reason that fits their theology .


  • waton

    The only star that is always pointing to one direction on the northern hemisphere where the Talking Snake, to jesus" story is said to have happened, is: Polaris. Now we have geostationary satellites too.

    Just goes to show you the feeble mindedness of bible writers. not a stellar performance.

  • stillin

    Jhine, I think the idea that the star was from Satan was because it led astrologers, not formal worshippers of Jehovah, to Jesus and it almost got him found by Herod (?) when he questioned the astrologers about Jesus' whereabouts.

    Interesting, though, that these men from far away were attuned to this arrival,of Messiah and the Jewish nation, whose entire existence was based on The Divine Plan, was oblivious to any of it. Well, those shepherds were made aware, but as a nation the Jews were kept out of the loop.

  • The Fall Guy
    The Fall Guy

    @ JW ANSWERS - here are some questions about the gospel of Matthew chapter 2 which you may like to address in light of your version of "truth": (Clue - the answers are in the verses)

    1) Matthew 2:1 NKJV - "Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the King, behold, wise men came from the east to Jerusalem."

    Question: Where was Jesus born, but to where & whom did the sat-nav "star" first lead the magi, aka "the wise men"?

    2) Matthew 2:3 NKJV - "When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him."

    Question: Why would all Jerusalem be troubled? Deuteronomy 18:10-12 NKJV - “There shall not be found among you anyone who....interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or a spiritist...For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD."

    3) Matthew 2:7 - "Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared."

    Question: Why did Herod secretly call the wise men? (see Deuteronomy 18:10-12)

    4) Matthew 2:9,11,13 - "...the star...came and stood over where the young Child was...And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child....“Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt,...for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.”

    Question: Did the "wise men" ever see a baby in a manger?

    So, by your reasoning, God took a group of men who were an abomination, and used a "star" to lead them straight to a man whose purpose was to kill the young Jesus - God's own son? Couldn't God just have led them directly to Bethlehem, and saved a mass slaughter of kids under 2 years of age being carried out?

    Scripturally, that "star" resulted in three "birthday presents" being handed over - followed by enormous misery, terror, and grief - and your beliefs say that God caused it!

  • WTWizard

    In fact, no one sent that star. It is the same star you probably see at night this time of year, provided there are no clouds and/or chemtrails around. On a dark clear night, you can see Orion. Note the three stars lined up in the middle. That is the Belt of Orion. To the east of that is Sirius. Orion is in the middle of Taurus/Gemini. Sirius is in Cancer. Those stars line up on Christmas Eve, so Sirius would point to where the Sun will rise on Christmas morning.

    Three wise men=the three stars that make up the Belt of Orion. Star of Bethlehem=Sirius. The perfect light=the sun. The real Christ is none other than the sun.

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