JD: Interesting report coming out of a heavenly event on December 21st. That’s when Saturn and Jupiter will align and become a very bright light. An amazing event, a double planet light I think they call it. It is an amazing event that’s going to happen on the 21st.
DD: Actually Jimmy Jupiter and Saturn are very close together all through December. Maybe the closest on the 21st but for several weeks there is that show in the sky.
JD: Is this what happened at the birth of Christ? The star of Bethlehem, is this what it was?
DD: Well you know Jimmy there are several ideas about what the star was that led the wisemen. Some have suggested that it was a comet in the night sky. Some have said maybe it was an exploding star something we call a supernova. Then this latest suggestion that it was a gathering of planets which does become unusual in the sky. However Jimmy I would say that each one of these natural explanations falls short of this story in the book of Matthew. For example when the planets come close together there are still multiple lights the wiseman were following a single light in the sky, a single star. I think also from Matthew if you read carefully the wisemen were the only ones who saw this light. When they arrived in Jerusalem Herod asked them the time they saw this. If it had been a comet or a gathering of planets it would have been in the news, everyone would have saw it.
So more and more it looks like this star of Bethlehem was a very special light and maybe a third reason for its uniqueness. After the wisemen are in Jerusalem it says that the star leads them to Bethlehem and stands over the house where the Lord is. Well all of these natural objects, planets, comets, supernovas they all move across the sky from east to west however, from Jerusalem to Bethlehem is from north to south, a very unusual movement. From all of that Jimmy I would conclude that the star of Bethlehem was a supernatural light and beyond our explanation.
JD: Dr. Don DeYoung and his explanation of the star of Bethlehem.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
As Don said the star of Bethlehem was a very special star used by God to lead the wisemen to the new born son of God, Jesus Christ. He was a fulfillment of Bible prophecy.