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New Research Suggests Christmas Story Of Visit By Wise Men Was ‘Historically True’
Breitbart ^ | 12-25-2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.

Posted on 12/25/2017 10:17:56 AM PST by blam

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To: imardmd1

Yeah I got all that already....

What you don’t want to accept ‘rationally’ is that you don’t know what the star was any more than I do! I can accept a more “rational” mechanistic view but you cannot accept that perhaps God did a more tactical supernatural work. You deny that God has any tactical intervening power other than what he may have set “strategically” or “providentially” in motion from the time of creation.

You will not address what the star “means” and what it meant to these gentile “magi”, astrologers, magicians, wisemen that so motivated them to check out what was going on when Jerusalem and Israel were blind to the times. I think the shock of gentile VIP Magi types showing up to worship a newborn jewish king while Herod reigned by treachery and murder got many talking and got the Satanic king plotting. It would appear Satan of old was also blindsided!

I remember reading of Hezekiah for whom God reversed the shadow of the sundial 10 degrees and of the Babylonian ambassadors sent to investigate the “great sign in the land”(how they suspected that Israel was the origin of it was another question). I remember reading of Joshua and how God lengthened the day and the sun and moon held place until Israel had won its battle. If God can tactically interfere in this it no great feat of God to create a supernatural beacon which guided rejoicing gentile Magi to worship a jewish young child, who is the living God in flesh?

61 posted on 12/31/2017 7:24:31 AM PST by mdmathis6 (Men and Devils can't out-"alinsksy" God! He knows where "all the bodies are buried!")
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Using straw-man arguments is kind of frowned on here. I'm not going to defend myself against your claims that you know what goes on in my mind, when you do not. Think on the final stanza of "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College" by Thomas Gray:

"To each his suff'rings: all are men,
Condemn'd alike to groan,
The tender for another's pain;
Th' unfeeling for his own.
Yet ah! why should they know their fate?
Since sorrow never comes too late,
And happiness too swiftly flies.
Thought would destroy their paradise.
No more; where ignorance is bliss,
'Tis folly to be wise."

62 posted on 12/31/2017 12:11:02 PM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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