Jehovah's witness, Who put the Star of Bethlehem up?
AMEN Believer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- troll to trollLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Why did the Magi avoid Herod and return a different way?
Did the Magi actually tell Herod anything except when the star appeared?
Why did Herod have to go to the learned men of Jerusalem to find out where the Messiah was to be born by bible prophecy?
Why did the Magi give gifts and worship rather than have Herod's henchmen with them or kill Jesus themselves?
Insight in Scripture falls apart with critical examination and is demonic trash spewed forth for those that have no love for our Lord and Savior. The Watch Tower continues to find secular and religious backing from sources that have tried to undermine Christianity from the birth of Jesus.
In Aramaic 'magi' correctly and succinctly translates to wise men and 'east' should be understood as 'east of the Jordan'.
East of the Jordan was where the first born of Israel Rubin settled along with half of Manasseh and his brother Gad. These leaders and teachers where not polluted by the political and religious fiascos of Jerusalem. How the temple and leadership was subverted and fought is recorded, in part, in Maccabees.
- Lori TLv 51 decade ago
Wow! AMEN Believer...I second that.
Why in the world would anyone ascribe to satan the placement of the star that led the shepherds to Jesus where they worshiped Him, while that same star seen by the wise men did not get them to Bethlehem?
You are assuming that satan knew Jesus was the Christ if you give satan the credit for trying to destroy the Savior with the star and the wise men. Satan is not omnipresent, omniscient, or omnipotent and you cannot find in scripture anything to support that he did know who or where the Christ child was. However, you will find scripture where the star appeared a second time and did guide them to the child, Jesus, where they DID worship him, but NOT in Bethlehem for they had Mary & Joseph had taken Jesus to be circumcised in the temple at Jerusalem when he was 8 days old (Luke 2:21). Then they returned to Nazareth (Luke 2:39).
The wise men had no intention of harming Jesus as they heeded the dream they had in which God warned them of Harod's plan and instructed them not to return to him.
If satan had known who Jesus was, he would not have used Herod to destroy all males under two in order to assure that he did kill the Christ.
- Big Guy 360Lv 61 decade ago
In the Book of Job, Chapter 9, Job credits God with creation of the stars and constellations:
9 He is the Maker of the Bear [Ursa Major] and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.
And in Job Chapter 38, God makes much the same point. He, not man, is sovereign over the creation, particularly the constellations:
31 "Can you bind the beautiful Pleiades? Can you loose the cords of Orion? 32 Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons...
Many other Biblical writers in many other passages state that God arranged the stars. For example, says the Book of Isaiah in Chapter 40:
26 Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
Not one of them is missing, meaning that every star is exactly as he wanted it to be.
Psalm 19:1 ...The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. 3 There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. 4 Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world...
Many other passages through out the Bible tell us of God glory and his stars. God made the star of Bethlehem and controled it. Satan and I repeat has absolutely no control what's so ever over any star, only God and he has not given that to Satan.
The Jehovah's Witnesses, in an attempt to further confuse the greatest Christmas story make a feeble attempt to destroy a very religious moment with their evil intent. Herod was evil, not the Magi nor the star, Just the King and the Jehovah's Witnesses that partake in this debauchery. They should know better, they know that all stars are under the direct control of God and it was fortold of this star. But they blantly disregard the Bible to project their doctrinal errors upon others with this twisted evil concept of theirs. None of it is biblical, none of their BS is from the Bible but from the god of this world whom they believe has more power then Jesus.
- 1 decade ago
The star that the astrologers saw did not guide them directly to Jesus in Bethlehem. Rather, they were led to Jerusalem where they came in touch with King Herod, who wanted to kill Jesus. And he would have done so if God had not stepped in and warned the astrologers not to tell Herod where Jesus was. (Matthew 2:1-9)
In view of all the troubles caused by their visit, it is reasonable to conclude that the star that they saw and the message about “the one born king of the Jews” came from God’s enemy, Satan the Devil, who wanted to do away with Jesus.—Matthew 2:1,Â 2.Source(s): New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures www.watchtower.org
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- 1 decade ago
The star was put in place to lead the wise men or magi to where Jesus was living. King Herod who wanted Jesus dead, had asked the magi to find Jesus and then return to him with his location. This would have been of Satan's design to do this. Here is an excerpt of an article that discusses this further:
The apostle Matthew tells us that after Jesus had been born in Bethlehem “in the days of Herod the king,” astrologers from eastern parts came to Jerusalem, saying that they saw his star when they were in the east. Herod’s fears and suspicions were immediately aroused, and he determined from the chief priests and scribes that the Christ was to be born in Bethlehem. Then he called in the astrologers and ascertained from them the time of the star’s appearing.—Mt 2:1-7.
We note that this was sometime after Jesus’ birth, for he was now not in the manger but with his parents in a house. (Mt 2:11; compare Lu 2:4-7.) After the astrologers failed to return to Herod with news of the young child’s whereabouts, the king ordered the slaughter of all the children two years of age and under throughout Bethlehem and its districts. Jesus, in the meantime, was taken to Egypt by his parents because of God’s warning. (Mt 2:12-18) The death of Herod could hardly have taken place before 1Â B.C.E., for, in that case, Jesus (born about October 1,Â 2Â B.C.E.) would have been less than three months old.
On the other hand, it would not be necessary for Jesus to be two years old when the killing of the children occurred; he could even have been less than a year old, for Herod calculated from the time that the star appeared to the astrologers while they were in the east. (Mt 2:1, 2, 7-9) This may well have been a period of some months, for if the astrologers came from the age-old center of astrology, Babylon or Mesopotamia, as is likely the case, it was a very long journey. It had taken the Israelites at least four months to make the trip when they were repatriated from Babylon in 537Â B.C.E. Herod evidently concluded that by killing all babies up to two years of age he would be sure to get this one who was born “king of the Jews.” (Mt 2:2) That Herod died not long after these things took place is indicated by the fact that Jesus apparently did not stay in Egypt very long.—Mt 2:19-21.Source(s): Insight on the Scriptures, Watchtower
- Swarm of LocustsLv 41 decade ago
Ah! Just as I suspected! You do understand that what a star fully is was unknown back then. sometimes to the point of worship. What was probably simply a light in the sky, which in the eyes of these men would be a star, could have been nothing more than satan masquerading. Fully knowing the response he would receive. The scriptures do say that satan is capable of transforming himself into an angel of light.
- Strong but fairLv 41 decade ago
This star phenomenon that guided the astrologers was not from God. The astrologers were tools of Herod, who was determined to murder the newborn babe; so he asked the astrologers to report back to him. How was Jesus saved from the murder plot? God intervened and gave the astrologers divine warning not to return to Herod. (Matt. 2:12) The star was of demon origin, it being a light used by the Devil to guide astrologers in his scheme to locate Jesus for destruction by Herod.
- BelieverLv 71 decade ago
I don't know how one can jump to the conclusion that the Star was of Satan. It heralded the coming of our Savior. Many other scriptures reference this sign.
Read God's Word but don't add to the scriptures by reading something into it that isn't there........
- Anonymous1 decade ago
God has elves that did it.