Why the title?

"Pioneers take the arrows"

Oh, wait. I should be upbeat and taking arrows doesn't sound like an upbeat thing to say.

So, let me amend that statement.

It was courage and vision that led the pioneers to leave behind a comfortable, settled life and trek West to begin a new life in a new place. Many of those from the East that went West found a strength within themselves that they didn't see while they were in their old life. Instead of being one of those that just kind of went along with the others in the old life, they became leaders and visionaries in their new lives.

The sentiments of that last paragraph come from a favorite author, Louis L'Amour, in many of his books. So, I can't really say that it is an original thought from me. However, what he said is truthful.

Welcome to being a pioneer. Look ahead and ignore the "barking dogs" that give you negative opinions and comments. Louis L'Amour also spoke of the barking dogs.

In some of his stories, it was usually a father or older man telling a young boy how it was that when the Westward bound Conestoga wagons rolled through towns, the dogs came out to bark at them. His character then told the young listener that the barking didn't stop the wagons from going on to their destinations.

Following the advice of the Louis L'Amour characters, may we all forge ahead with our plans, after carefully considering all consequences and leave the "barkers" behind.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Astronomical Events Regarding the Messiah

This entry will not include a great deal of explanations by me of the material that I have been studying. Let me remind you of my blog entry of January 15, wherein I wrote of a preview of a future blog entry. The link to that entry is below.


In that entry, I provided a link to Rick Larson’s website about The Star of Bethlehem. At his website, much is explained as to what that star entailed, especially in there being nine different characteristics of that “star” and whether or not a star could perform in the night sky what that “star” was reported to have done.

I have now watched “The Star of Bethlehem” about 5 or 6 times. I usually watch videos, whether documentaries or religious ones, with the intent of looking for some statement of fact or reasoning for a theory that sticks out as being in error or without sufficient evidence to reasonably prove the theory.

So far, and I’m not finished with watching the video, I’ve not found anything that really sticks out as obviously false or fanciful. Since this video deals strongly with astronomical events in biblical times with the use of an astronomy software program called Starry Night, and that I’m not an astronomer, I may not be equipped with enough knowledge to prove or disprove the science.

However, I do know enough of the Bible and its references to signs and wonders and even to constellations and planetary bodies to know that there is some significant evidence that what statements that this video presents.

As for astronomical evidence, if there are any readers out there that are knowledgeable in astronomy, I really encourage you to purchase or rent this video and present your own ideas as to the video’s relevance and statements.

The Star of Bethlehem video presents, with the Starry Night software, the actions of the planet Jupiter, the star Regulas, and the moon and constellations to correspond with biblical prophecy and statements. However, it goes beyond just that correspondence.

The evidence in the video relates to both the beginning of Jesus’ life on earth and to his death with astronomical events. Those events include the “blood moon” referred to in prophecy prior to Jesus’ life and to which Peter was to later use to convince those in attendance at the Pentecost following the death of Jesus.

Rick Larson explains that the dragon in Revelation is not only Satan, as John in that book relates, but also the dragon is Herod in the flesh as waiting to devour the newborn baby King. Rick asked the question in the video that if anyone could explain the beast of the sea with the multiple horns and heads, to kindly e-mail him. I guess I ought to so that I could get an address to send Floyd Stanley’s book, “As a Lamb Slain” to help him with that explanation. At this late hour, my mind is a bit fuzzy, but the numbers of the horns and heads are in reference to the Herods and the Roman Emperors.

Before trying to explain all that, I really need to read Stanley’s book again so as to not make errors in his interpretations of the meanings of the writings of John in Revelation.

All I can say at this time is that the video is a powerful explanation as to events in the heavens that are foretold and coming true at the appropriate times during the life and death of Christ. So, until I can find some evidence or lack thereof to legitimately say that the video is untrue, I can only say that you might really find the video fascinating.


1 comment:

  1. Terry, I hope you can 'splain me something. In my Bible, it says the wise men came from the East. Also, it says there was a bright shining star in the East that proclaimed the birth of our Lord, Jesus. Now to the explanation, how did the wise men from the East follow a star in the East and arrive where God had pointed them?
    My only guess is that due to oral history as practiced in tohose times, a bit of misinformation got added in. We must remember, that during the time of Jesus' birth, maybe 2 percent of the people were literate.


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