Thanks Bobcat. Something to consider.
Jehovah's Witnesses... Who sent the Star of Bethlehem?
Thanks Bobcat. Something to consider.
Really interesting research, Bobcat. Thanks for contributing.
Thank you Roddy.
First of all, let me extend my apologies to all. I want to assure that I am not here to "plug" my videos and run lol. I have interacted in this forum before, and do not have a problem interacting with others and discussing the scriptures.
Secondly, I post these videos all over the internet, to name only a few (Facebook (in about ten groups), Instagram, Twitter, Pintrest, Flickr, This website, YouTube, Google+ and sometimes other video websites). Please understand, if I were to comment on all my posts on all these websites, I would have to quit my full time job and respond to all, this is why I try and limit where I comment.
I usually comment actively (most days, if not every day) on Facebook and within the Jehovah's Witnesses groups that I am involved in there.
However, to keep you all happy, I will try and comment after the New Year on this website to keep active. It is good to discuss the scriptures, and I for one am not shy in doing so, therefore my reason to apologise publically.For those who observe the Christmas holiday, have a good one, and will speak after the New Year.
On a last note, I will comment on the video here.
The scriptures define the Star being sent by God by way of guiding the Wise men. As you have seen from the video, the Watchtower associate this star to Satan, however the wise men from the bible associate this star to Jesus. It seems that Satan wants the same glory as the Lord Jesus.
In other bible versions, Satan is described as having the same title as the Lord Jesus...
Revelation 22:16 KJV
"I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."
Isaiah 14:12 NIV
"How you have fallen from heaven,
morning star, son of the dawn!
You have been cast down to the earth,
you who once laid low the nations!"
As you will all be aware, Satan tried to become like God in wanting to be like Him and sit on His throne, yet God abased him by casting him out of heaven.
The purpose of this video was to explain that God receives this glory. We can all throw our own opinions on the matter and our own understanding on the matter, but whatever is recorded in the Word of God is what stands, not our understandings outside scripture:
Proverbs 3:5 KJV
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding."
1 Corinthians 2:5 KJV
"That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God"
As we look throughout the bible, God uses objects in which He has power over to guide His own people, as well as bringing glory unto His name.
The bible gives a prophecy in the book of Numbers, which I believe first of all is speaking of David but as most prophecies described in scripture this could also have a double meaning...
Numbers 24:17 KJV
"I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
My point being is this, there is MORE evidence in the scriptures (not my own understanding) that point that the Star was controlled, used and came into existance for the Glory of God. There is nowhere in the entire word of God which explains this star was/is satanic. To say otherwise, is pointing your own understanding upon the situation recorded in Matthew 2.
The bible also explains this...
Psalm 19:1 KJV
"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork."
The heavens do declare the glory of God.
When the wise men came to Jesus, the glorified Him, worshipped Him, and praised Him. This is not an act of Satan is it? This is the act of someone bringing Glory to God.
Respectfully, the Bible is full of errors and contradictions; quoting scripture does not help.
It is good to discuss the scriptures"
Sorry friend I disagree. The scriptures are a collection of selected texts for the purpose of enforcing a religious culture on credulous individuals. Try thinking for yourself instead and consider the context in which the Bible was assembled in the fourth century. Deal with real world provable problems for which evidence exists not those magic Biblical events drawn form cultic propaganda.
Belief in the Bible will stunt anyone's development. Admittedly many prefer to remain stunted.
-@Half banana- said "Sorry friend I disagree. The scriptures are a collection of selected texts for the purpose of enforcing a religious culture on credulous individuals. Try thinking for yourself instead and consider the context in which the Bible was assembled in the fourth century. Deal with real world provable problems for which evidence exists not those magic Biblical events drawn form cultic propaganda.
Belief in the Bible will stunt anyone's development. Admittedly many prefer to remain stunted."
"Where there is Foo, there is Fire."
Foo Fighter - A bright light or a ball of fire perceived as a UFO.
It's up to you to decide whether a foo fighter is an agent of good or evil.