Have you heard about the brilliant comet that is to pass Earth toward the end of this year? They say it will be so bright in the sky, as bright as a full moon, that this is not only a once in a lifetime astronomical event, but a once in a civilization astronomical event.

What does it mean?

What do you mean Mr. Archbold, what does it mean? It means that a ball of ice and gas, warmed by the Sun, will reflect light toward earth. That’s what it means, nothing else.  We do not look to the sky for warnings or prognostication, we are modern, civilized.

I suppose I agree with that. But…

As Christians, we  do believe that God has used astronomical events in this way before, most notably the Star of Bethlehem.   God chose to use a celestial sign, most likely the alignment of planets according to one theory, to foretell and to announce the birth of His Son. So we must acknowledge that God can and has done this before.

So I suppose the question should more properly be phrased, “Would God use celestial signs again to announce, poke, or prod modern man?”

I think this is more…

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