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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Star of Bethlehem Scientifically Confirms Biblical Events


Dr. Grant J. Mathews, a professor of theoretical astrophysics and cosmology at the University of Notre Dame and the director of the school’s Center for Astrophysics, believes the astronomical event that led the Magi to the manger where Jesus lay is quite real. The only dispute Mathews has with the Star of Bethlehem is that it may have not been a real star, since people of that time period would have perceived a star to be a bad omen.

“It’s probably not a ‘star’ somehow hovering over a manger and pointing a beam of light as we traditionally view it. Any new star or comet in the sky was usually taken as a harbinger of disaster at that time,” Mathews said. “It was most likely an unusual planetary alignment.”


Matthew 2:1-9 "Stars of  Bethelehem " The Birth of the Messiah

If the planets were to align in that era, Mathews believes it was the “occurrence of the Sun, Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn in Aries, with Venus in the next-door constellation Pisces along with Mercury and Mars on the other side in the next constellation Taurus.” The ancient astronomer Ptolemy is said to corroborate this theory since the constellation Aries is associated with ancient Israel.

Michael Molnar published his own ideas on this theory in The Star of Bethlehem, and in a recent interview with Christianity Today he offered an exact date for when it occurred.

“I was amazed to find April 17, 6 B.C., was exactly when Jupiter was ‘in the East,’ a morning star,” Molnar said. “So I knew I had an answer to the Star of Bethlehem.”

This would mean that when the Bible speaks of the “the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was” would have referred to the planet Jupiter coming to rest in Aries.

“The other planets and the Sun and Moon being there would have strengthened this and held great significance to the Magi,” Matthews said. “That is why they would have arrived in Herod’s court to ask, ‘Where is new born ruler of Judea?'”

Out of all of Jesus miracles, Mathews said that such a planetary alignment is truly unique since it will not occur again for the next half a million years. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

THE WISDOM ABOUT SALT AND LIGHT


Why Jesus mention about THE SALT and LIGHT in Matthew 5:13-14

"Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. 
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. "

can a SALT be a LIGHT?

Here the wisdom!!!

UNITED States President Barack Obama on Wednesday lauded Filipina engineer Aisa Mijeno, who invented lamps powered by saline solution, during a forum for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit 2015 in Manila.

After delivering a speech, Obama led a forum during the Apec CEO Summit on Wednesday. Obama addressed questions to Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, a giant e-commerce firm, and Mijeno, an engineer and Greenpeace member who founded SALT Philippines.

The project provides lighting to areas without electricity with the creation of lamps that run on saline solution. The same solution is also used to charge mobile phones, Mijeno said during the forum.

A SALt lamp is an LED lamp powered by the galvanic reaction of an anode with saline water. The anode must be replaced every six months or so and the saline water daily. Sea water works. The SALt lamp was invented and is marketed by Aisa Mijeno, a Filipino inventor and entrepreneur.