Originally posted by menace71
Your assuming nobody else saw this star but the bible does not state either way. We know absolutely that Magi from the East saw it and actually knew it's meaning beforehand. When they arrived at the capitol of the Jews which makes sense because they were looking for the King of the Jews this is usually were one might find Kings. What is not as clear is if t ...[text shortened]... den to use the stars in a way contrary to what they were taught and were not looking.
So if the magi knew before hand what this meant, why did god's own people not know it and not see it and many, many of them not start looking for the location of Jesus being born?
You see there is a clear picture here that the Bible is describing. This star or light was never mentioned at all by being seen by not even "one" of God's people who should have had the honor to see this first more then anyone on the planet, if this were in fact God's dealings.
But yet only these paganistic astrologers saw it and at first when the opportunity would have been the best and not getting Herod involved at all, would have been the time to make this star go and position itself over Jesus parents house in the beginning.
So either God didn't plan this very good as it actually put his own son's life in danger or he nothing to do with it.....