September 29, 2017

The truth be known, those false teachers who taught about September 23rd, misused the Word of God

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JD: Last week’s program we explained why John’s vision in Revelation chapter 12 could not be possibly fulfilled by today’s alignment of the sun, the moon, and the stars and the constellation Virgo. Maybe you could give just a quick reminder to our listeners of what we were talking about.

DJ: Revelation 12:1 says, this now a great sign appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun with the moon under her feet and on her head a garland of 12 stars. And then it goes on to talk about a child that this woman gave birth to and then there are another sign appeared in heaven, and we know that this is Satan depicted as a fiery red dragon.

The one thing I needed to point out, I've looked into this from an astronomy prospective even though some have said this is only happening one time in history. Actually, according to one astronomer that I read in the past 1,000 years and this is as far back as he went, he said this same event has happened at least 4 times already and that would be the years 1827, 1483, 1293, and 1056. And I don’t expect people to remember those dates but it is important to say that people are trying to capitalize on what they say is a unique one time historical event, and that simply is not true.

JD: David, we know that these kinds of theories pop up all the time and it’s just a matter of days or weeks before the next one is going to come along. How can our listeners be better prepared to think about these things Biblically?

DJ: First of all I would say this, even going back a number of years ago when I wrote the book The Harbinger Fact or Fiction and response to the Harbinger I noted this before I ever got into the book and that is where I cited the passage and proverbs and I’ll paraphrase it, the first one to present his case seems right until his neighbor comes to examine him. So, besides being careful to use a literal grammatical historical hermeneutic and comparing scripture with scripture.

I would also go to trusted Bible teachers as well and see if there are any responses to these kinds of things. And what I think our listeners will find are there are good solid trust worthy Bible teachers who are using this method of interpretation and using a combination of scripture, theology, and logic to deal with these. And in some cases for example in this case would be astronomy bringing even science to bear to see if people are actually using all of these things correctly to understand the word of God in both its contextual sense in the scriptures as well its historical context.

David James with his Biblical approach to understanding prophetic events.

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