Star of the King
The Christian’s Guide to Learning the Identity of the Star of Bethlehem
A Real Star or Something Else?
by Jeffrey W. Mardis
The Star of Bethlehem had never appeared in the sky before the birth of Christ and after the visit of the eastern wise men, the star once again disappeared. Why? Was this incident simply part of a natural astronomical event, like supernovae or planetary conjunctions, or was it something more?
Star of the King takes the study of the Star of Bethlehem deeper into the Bible than ever before. This book is not simply a superficial study of the immediate text of the Star, but follows the pertinent scriptural words, verses and clues to their most doctrinally-sound conclusion. YOU WILL READ AND LEARN ABOUT:
• You will see how the scriptural evidence alone, points away from popular astronomical and planetary theories, and to the root of the Star’s true source.
• You will learn about how the popular Christian “Jupiter Theory”, while intriguing, ultimately falls flat when stood alongside full scriptural scrutiny.
• No scientific jargon like “planetary conjunctions”, “retrograde motion” or “astronomical occutations” are used to verify or explain-away the Star.
• You will learn how science can sometimes be misleading when used in an attempt to explain the Bible, and how such false conclusions regarding the Star of Bethlehem, are merely due to ignorance or denial of the scripture’s clear teachings.
• No Hebrew or Greek words are proposed to help explain the “true meaning of the text”. Simply reading the Bible, and believing the Bible, will easily provide all the answers.
• You will discover how the scriptures outline three distinct influences which affect the operation of the so-called “laws of nature”, and how these laws are not coincidental or accidental, but processes put in motion by God Himself.
• You will read about the history of signs, wonders and miracles – how, when and why the Lord uses such things – and how such things contrast with the laws of nature.
• You will uncover the secret link between the Christmas accounts of Matthew and Luke, which helps blow open the door to discovering the Star’s true identity.
• You will delve deeper into the Bible to learn more about this secret link, and how these details connect the actions and methods of God at the birth of the nation of Israel, to the actions and methods of God at the birth of Christ.
• You will learn about how certain aspects in history, for centuries, have echoed this link, helping substantiate what the scriptures have pointed towards all along.
• You will read about angels, fallen angels, the Angel of the Lord, the prince of the power of the air, Euroclydon, witchcraft, Bible symbology, mysterious appearances of God, and the legacy of the wise men. All this and more will be covered on your journey to learning the true identity of the Star of Bethlehem.
• Contains an abundance of study material, but can easily be read in one or two sittings.
• Over 40 images, maps, diagrams and illustrations
• Detailed 11-page index for easy topical research and reference.
Trusting the King James Bible for answers, instead of science or astronomy, this easy-to- read book will strengthen your faith ion God’s Word and forever change your thinking on history’s greatest Star.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
God of Nature
1. Natural or Supernatural?
2. The Ordinances of Nature
3. The Supernatural Manipulation of Nature
4. Satan and Nature
God of Wonders
1. The Voice of God and the First Miracles
2. A Brief History of Signs and Wonders
3. Beyond the Reaches of Science
Star of Wonder
1. The Star Appears
2. The Time Gap
3. The Heralding Angel
A Star of a Different Color
1. Stars and the Book of Revelation
2. Stars and the Book of Job
3. Stars and Heavenly Hosts
4. Counting Stars
5. Counting Stars
6. Shining Stars
7. The Secret Names of Stars
8. Stars For Sale
9. A Brief History of Fallen Stars
The Angel of the Lord
1. An Appearance of Angels
2. The Angel that Speaks With God’s Voice
3. Angel of the Elements
The Star Identified
1. The Angel That Paul Served
2. A Light Brighter Than the Sun
3. The Transfiguration
4. The First and Last Star
5. Mysterious Appearance of God
6. Twelve Reasons to Believe
7. The Certainty of the Words
8. Legacy of the Wise Men