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The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. (Psa 19:1-6)
Many people teach a doctrine that the Gospel of Christ is found in the constellations of the Zodiac. They typically refer to a few passages of scriptures to bring forth this teaching. One person writes:
The twelve major constellations of the Zodiac are referred to in the bible as the “Mazzaroth.” The word Zodiac comes from the Greek word Zoe, which means life, and Dia, which means through or pathway. Zodiac literally means: “the path to life.” According to many Christian scholars, God depicted his story and his promise of salvation within the stars with the Gospel written in symbolic pictorial language manifesting the path to eternal life.
However this is not true. The word Mazzaroth is found in Job 38:32a which reads, “Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season?” Most likely the word Mazzaroth does refer to what we call the Zodiac, but this is not certain.
4216. mazzarah, maz-zaw-raw’; appar. from H5144 in the sense of distinction; some noted constellation (only in the plur.), perh. collect. the zodiac:–Mazzoroth. Comp. H4208.
The word zodiac does not mean the path of life, but rather circle of animals.
1350–1400; Middle English zodiaque < Latin zodiacus < Greek zoidiakòs ( kýklos ) signal (circle), equivalent to zoidi ( on ) animal sign ( zô ( ion ) animal + -idion diminutive suffix) + -akos -ac
Word Origin & History: Zodiac
late 14c., from O.Fr. zodiaque , from L. zodiacus “zodiac,” from Gk. zodiakos (kyklos) “zodiac (circle),” lit. “circle of little animals,” from zodiaion , dim. of zoion “animal” (see zoo).
Moreover, the zodiac signs do not even appear above the Arctic Circle (66 degrees latitude) which means that there is no ‘Gospel in the Stars’ for many Eskimos, Siberians, Greenlanders, and Scandinavians. (CRI – Christian Research Institute)
In an article by Alova entitled, “An Astrological Dilemma: Polar Latitudes” it states, “Everywhere in polar latitudes, there are dates and times when sections of the zodiac never rise or set.” (© 2009, published in ISAR International Astrologer, Sagittarius 2009, p. 27-33
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As you can see, the Gospel in the Stars theory is a lie from hell to trick one into astrology.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork.
Here we see that the heavens declare the glory of God. Notice the word declare.
2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge.
Day and night are used here. Not just night. So again, this is not referring to the constellations of the Zodiac alone.
3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
This means that everywhere, including above the Arctic Circle at latitude 66.6̊ north and below the Antarctic Circle latitude 66.6̊ south, their voice is heard. What did they declare? The glory of God. What is the topic? The stars.
4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
If this were only referring to night time and the constellations of the Zodiac versus just stars, then the use of day and the sun would not be used. However, if one recognized that these scriptures are speaking of the stars, then everything makes sense since the sun is a star.
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
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