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.