"Stars Don't Talk-They Twinkle"

C.D. Plum
Parkersburg, W. Virginia

"Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the earth so high
Like a diamond in the sky."

So wrote tile Poet, many years ago, which thrilled me when I was a child. The stars may not have been so "little," but appeared so, held in place by the word of God in yonder blue. (Heb. 1:3).

"Revelation" declares the purpose of the sun," moon," and "stars." "The greater light (sun) to rule the day." "The lesser light moon to rule the night." "He made the stars also." (Gen. 1: 16). The great purpose of all these is: "The heavens declare the glory of God." (Ps. 19: 1). As long as we see this purpose in these "three," we are standing on accurate "revelation."

But when the acclaimed Jeane Dixon, the supposed "Seeress," pretends to foresee the future, and fortell the future by reading the heavenly planets of God's solar system, she denies the revelation God made about their purpose, and thereby becomes a false prophetess. Though this is a truth of God, many will be deceived by her so-called ability to answer questions about the future. She talks so much, and writes so much, and utters her guesses so frequently, that the law of average almost guarantees her to hit some events that may take place in the future. But when she hits some things that does not prove she is really a seeress whom the stars talked to, and "foretold" her future events. Far from it.

It is no surprise to Bible students that before Jeane Dixon's time they had "astrologers" the peer, or superior, of her, who were also studying the heavenly planets, especially the stars, that they might appear as "wise men" before the civil rulers of their day.

Let us note the star gazers of Isaiah's day. Note this Scripture: "Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee." (Isa. 47:13). God's humble Daniel and his friends were spoken of as: "being ten times better . . . than the astrologers. " (Dan. 1: 20). And again, The Wise men," the astrologers, the sooth savers, could not reveal secrets to the King. (Dan. 2: 27). They couldn't back then, they still can't. Forget the so-called seer or seeress, the prophet or prophetess. No good then, no good now in foretelling future events. The Astrologers failed to enlighten king Nebuchadnezzar (Dan. 4:7). The astrologers failed to enlighten Belshazzar. (Dan. 5:7). What more need I write? You can quit reading astrologer's corner in the daily paper. You'll have more time for gospel literature. Adieu!

April 5, 1973