Is the Star of David a Godly Symbol?

Star of DavidIs the Star of David a Godly Symbol?

As Christians we believe by faith in Jesus Christ. We do not need symbols, signs or trinkets to remind us who Jesus Christ is because we have the Holy Spirit abiding IN US. The Star of David is part of the Jewish faith – a Christian should not be entertaining symbols from other faiths.

This Hexagram is a six-pointed star known as the Star of David. It is also known as “Magen David”, meaning ‘Shield of David’ in Hebrew.  Did King David ever use this star as a symbol, I think not.  Searching history as to the origin of the Star of David leaves us with very little to go by, however if we search the bible it becomes very clear what this star is and who it belongs too.

The Star of David (Hexagon) is not a God given symbol to the Jews. The Israelites chose this star symbol while worshiping ANOTHER god, under a totally different religion – Babylonianism.

Amos 5:26-27 (Amplified Bible)

26 [No] but [instead of bringing Me the appointed sacrifices] you carried about the tent of your king Sakkuth and Kaiwan [names for the gods of the planet Saturn], your images of your star-god which you made for yourselves [and you will do so again].

27 Therefore I will cause you to go into exile beyond Damascus, says the Lord, whose name is the God of hosts.

Acts 7:37-43 (Amplified Bible)

37It was this [very] Moses who said to the children of Israel, God will raise up for you a Prophet from among your brethren as He raised me up.

38This is he who in the assembly in the wilderness (desert) was the go-between for the Angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai and our forefathers, and he received living oracles (words that still live) to be handed down to us.

39[And yet] our forefathers determined not to be subject to him [refusing to listen to or obey him]; but thrusting him aside they rejected him, and in their hearts yearned for and turned back to Egypt.

40And they said to Aaron, Make us gods who shall [be our leaders and] go before us; as for this Moses who led us forth from the land of Egypt–we have no knowledge of what has happened to him.

41And they [even] made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice to the idol and made merry and exulted in the work of their [own] hands.

42But God turned [away from them] and delivered them up to worship and serve the host (stars) of heaven, as it is written in the book of the prophets: Did you [really] offer to Me slain beasts and sacrifices for forty years in the wilderness (desert), O house of Israel?

43[No!] You took up the tent (the portable temple) of Moloch and carried it [with you], and the star of the god Remphan, the images which you [yourselves] made that you might worship them; and I will remove you [carrying you away into exile] beyond Babylon

The origin of the Star of David is kind of vague. It was also used by Christians, Hindus, and Muslims at some point of time. It had never been mentioned in the Rabbinic literature till the middle ages. After the middle ages, a deeper spiritual meaning was associated with the star by Kabbalists.

The Magen David was first used as a Jewish symbol in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1354. Jews were given the right to have a flag by Emperor Charles IV. The Jews chose the double triangle star as their symbol. When the Emperor was welcomed to the city in the 1500s, they displayed the star on their banners. In the 1600s, Emperor Ferdinand II ruled over Prague and the city was attacked by Swedish forces. The Jews defended the city for the emperor, and as an appreciation they were given the right to adopt a coat of arms. This was an exceptional honor, as it was only bestowed upon the people from the noble families.  [Emphasis added] https://spiritualray.com/meaning-of-star-of-david

The Star of Saturn (Star of David – hexagram)

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Other religions that use the Star of David hexagram:

Islam’s Star of David hexagram:

The symbol is known in Arabic as , Najmat -al-Quds or the eight pointed star of Jerusalem

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Star of David in Mosque Pictures, Images and Photos

Hinduism and other Eastern Religions – Star of David hexagram:

Heart Chakra:- 

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Bindu:-

This mandala is called ‘Purely Blissful’. The Yogini in this mandala is the Queen of Queens, Rajarajeshvari, the Very Red One, her Transcendent Majesty Lalita Maheshvari Mahatripurasundari.

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In the Kali yantra:-

The goddess Kali is represented by the eight-petalled lotus, which stand for the eight elements : earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intellect and ego-sense.

Eight-Petalled Lotus hexagram

Om (AUM) and Hirm Hexegram:-

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Buddhism and their use of the Star of David hexagram:

HexagrOM symbol:- 

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Each Tibetan character represents one syllable in the mantra, and these six syllables are linked to the six modes of existence in the bhava-chakra (“Wheel of Life”). The Wheel of Life is divided into six segments: the upper half of the Wheel contains the higher realms of gods, antigods (jealous gods) and human beings. The lower half of the Wheel contains the lower realms of animals, hungry ghosts and hell beings. Each being is born into one of these realms of existence according to its karma, and books like the Tibetan Book of the Dead detail ways to ensure rebirth in the higher realms and avoid the lower ones. The syllables of the mantra of Avalokiteshvara are assigned to the realms so that each of the types of beings may be taught the way to liberation from the cycle of existence.  — www.dharmamemphis.com/images/hexom.gif

Cults and their use of the Star of David hexagram:

Mormons (Latter Day Saints):

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Occultism / Freemasonry / Knights Templars – Star of David hexagram:

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As Above, So Below:

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Roman Catholic / Pope – Star of David hexagram:

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and many, many, many, more.

See this article as well of supposed Christians using the hexagon as a supposed Christian symbol

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Deborah Ellish is the author of the above article. Discerning the World is an internet Christian Ministry based in Johannesburg South Africa. Tom Lessing and Deborah Ellish both own Discerning the World. For more information see the About this Website page below the comments section.

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Elmarie A
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Elmarie A

“As Christians we believe by faith in Jesus Christ. We do NOT need symbols, signs or trinkets to remind us who Jesus Christ is because we have the Holy Spirit abiding IN US.”

True words spoken Debs. Thank you for this article.

Andrew Williams
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Andrew Williams

I’m going to say that yes, the Star of David is a godly symbol, because it is a symbol of the Jewish people and the state of Israel, and both of these are signs of the existence and faithfulness of God.

Grant C
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Grant C

Deborah re: Andrew Williams

the Star of David is a godly symbol

We seem to misunderstand Andrew here. The way I read this, is that he is saying that it is a godly symbol, but not a Godly symbol as in the Almighty God of the Holy Bible. It is, however, a symbol of some or other false god/s.

The majority of the Jewish people are still under the Law and have not accepted the God of the Bible or His statues. The state of Israel is a largely secular state, not in any shape or form what God wants it to be. Yet. Therefore any symbol representing a state or religion which is unacceptable in form to God, cannot be an acceptable symbol to Biblical believers.

So, what Andrew says is relatively true, but only if appropriated to false gods. The Almighty God needs no symbols. To the contrary, God warns against symbols, idols, graven images and all those worldly things of man, which cannot be carried in your heart, but only rooted in dust.

Andrew Williams
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Andrew Williams

I find the tone of the comments rather insulting…

I meant to write Godly (with a capital G).

But assuming that the star of david is pagan in origin (which I’m not sure about), how come it’s OK for a pagan holiday like the winter solstice to be “Christianised” and celebrated as Jesus’ birthday (despite the fact that He was almost certainly born 2-3 months earlier), but it’s not OK for the Jewish people to adopt the star of david?

Grant, the majority of Jewish people do fully accept the God of the Bible. They reject Jesus, partly because the message of Jesus has been distorted by his followers for most of the last 2000 years. If you know anything about the history of Christian-Jewish relationships, you’ll know that it is a sorry story of persecution and bloodshed. To Jewish people, Jesus is the reason why their relatives were murdered. And to call Israel a secular state is a gross oversimplification. Have you read the country’s declaration of independence? I bet you haven’t, because if you had you’d know that it has numerous religious references.

Grant C
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Grant C

Andrew

I find the tone of the comments rather insulting…

I don’t know exactly who you are referring to. Simply because I don’t agree with your views does not mean I am being insulting, but rather speaking in order to correct / assist in understanding.

how come it’s OK for a pagan holiday like the winter solstice to be “Christianised” and celebrated as Jesus’ birthday

It is NOT OK, in the sense you indicate.

Grant, the majority of Jewish people do fully accept the God of the Bible.

Only the Messianic Jews and the Orthodox, who are certainly not in the majority!

Have you read the country’s declaration of independence?

That has nothing to do with what the populace believes. It is a geo-political document, not a religious one. Numerous religious references does also not equate to making it a non-secular declaration, rather a democratic declaration with acceptance shown toward multiple faiths.

The use of capital letters would not alter the validity of your statement.

Your argument is unfounded and based on opinion rather than fact.

Amanda
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Amanda

Andrew Williams

They reject Jesus, partly because the message of Jesus has been distorted by his followers for most of the last 2000 years.

What then is the “message of Jesus”? Could you point to some present day theologians who teach the true “message of Jesus”?

Andrew Williams
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Andrew Williams

Amanda,

What I meant is by the “message of Jesus” is that the messiah has come, bringing redemption and restoration. The distortion is that this message has been taken to imply the end of the Jewish people, religiously and also literally.

I can recommend two excellent books that deal with this. The first is “The Distortion” by John and Patrice Fisher – it was written as a response to the Mel Gibson film “The Passion of the Christ” but is of much wider interest – it’s a relatively short book containing much wisdom. The second is a larger theological work called “Postmissionary Messianic Judaism” by Mark Kinzer.

I may quote a short extract from the latter book if I have a moment.

[There’s another book due out on August 31 called “Yeshua in Context” by Derek Leman. I know the author and I think it’s going to be excellent].

Please don’t take what I’ve just said as writing off all other theologians. The issue is that most of them are gentiles and their views on how the message of Jesus relates to the Jewish people have been coloured by their background.

Andrew Williams
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Andrew Williams

Here’s a quotation which, in my view, accurately summarises the real issues concerning Jewish faith in Jesus.

Postmissionary Messianic Judaism, Mark Kinzer, page 224:

As seen in chapters 2, 3 and 4, the message of Yeshua came to the first generation of Jewish hearers as a proclamation of how the God of Israel had acted and was acting in Yeshua for the redemption of Israel and the world. It told of how Israel’s covenant had been renewed and confirmed in the Messiah, and how the way was now also open for Gentiles to share in Israel’s eschatological riches without becoming Jews. As seen in chapter 5, the message about Yeshua that came to Jews in the second century was radically different. It spoke of how Israel’s covenant and way of life had been annulled in the Messiah, and it claimed that Jewish identity and practice were of no value or even prohibited. Any Jew who was loyal to the covenant would conclude that such a message could not possibly come from the God of Israel. To reject such a purported Messiah would be an act of fidelity to God rather than infidelity! Paul van Buren states this point clearly:

“…What the Jewish people were taught by their rabbis to deny was a church which taught that Israel’s covenant with God had been suspended. The church was asking Israel to agree that its faithfulness to Torah had no longer any meaning, because God’s faithfulness to his people had come to an end. For Israel to have accepted such a church would have been a betrayal of the covenant and a denial of the faithfulness of God!” (Paul M van Buren, A Theology of the Jewish-Christian Reality, vol 2, A Christian Theology of the People Israel).

(Like many Jewish believers in Jesus, Kinzer uses the Hebrew “Yeshua” rather than “Jesus”).

If that sounds interesting, why not read the whole book?

Kinzer’s point is what I was trying to make previously – a key factor in the Jewish rejection of Jesus is the conflict between the corrupted gospel message preached by the church and the Jewish desire to remain faithful to their covenantal calling.

Andrew
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Andrew

Deborah, yes, I have read and continue to read and study the Bible. My interest is learning how faith would have been understood and practiced in Biblical times, which was definitely a lot different to today. We often fail to realise the Jewish nature of the whole Bible, and how this has been lost over the years.

PJamas
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PJamas

Andrew

Dude. I’ve been reading this blog for like donkeys of years and seen your comments. Let met say: When are you going to stop looking for all the philosophical stuff and find salvation in Jesus Christ?

Grant C
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Grant C

PJamas

Seems Andrew still believes this to be true:

the majority of Jewish people do fully accept the God of the Bible

Seems Andrew believes this is relevant to salvation today:

My interest is learning how faith would have been understood and practiced in Biblical times, which was definitely a lot different to today.

Seems Andrew thinks we are uninformed:

We often fail to realise the Jewish nature of the whole Bible

Seems Andrew is of the opinion that the Gospel of Jesus is corrupt:

the Jewish rejection of Jesus is the conflict between the corrupted gospel message preached by the church and the Jewish desire to remain faithful to their covenantal calling.

PJamas said:

When are you going to stop looking for all the philosophical stuff and find salvation in Jesus Christ?

I don’t think Andrew would be interested at this point, seeing that he says the Gospel which could save him “is corrupt”.

Andrew is an ardent arnaecholonogiripolanist. Sorry:)

Andrew
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Andrew

I don’t appreciate the criticisms, which are untrue and twist my words. I believe and trust in Jesus alone for forgiveness of my sins and salvation.

To Grant, to answer your comments:

1. Jewish people accepting the God of the Bible. We could argue over this forever so I won’t bother with this one.

2. Biblical faith relevant to salvation today. Surely we need to understand the faith “once delivered to the saints”? What’s wrong with that?

3. Jewish nature of the Bible. It’s a fact that few people really appreciate this, and I’m not saying I do fully. To illustrate this, let me ask everyone a question – why did the first disciples follow Jesus when He called them? I’ll explain more when I have some answers.

4. Corrupt gospel. No, I said the “gospel preached by the church is corrupt”. Huge difference. The context of my statement was how the gospel relates to Jewish people. A gospel that says Jesus abolished the Law (which He specifically said He had not come to do) is a corrupt one, and yes, this is what many parts of the church preach. If you’re Jewish this matters big time.

Grant C
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Grant C

Andrew

1. You can dismiss the argument regarding the percentages of the Jewish people who are secular, orthodox Jews or Christians, it certainly is not relevant to the points you are trying to push forward. However, recent census results pertaining to the religious stance of Jews from all over the world are the only realistic figures we or you could have. Again, you did not read what I said before on this matter and again you are relying on some unofficial opinion, rather than facts.

2. Who do you think the saints are who are being referred to in the book of Jude? Do you think that the faith spoken of was limited to the Christians at the time? Which type of faith then applies to Christianity today, if not the same as for Christians back then? When did God change His mind?

3. Jewish nature of the Bible. I repeat: Do you think you are dealing with uninformed people who can’t read? Why then are you commenting here?

4. By saying that the Gospel preached by the church is corrupt is equal to saying that the Gospel of Jesus is corrupt. No difference. The Apostles preached that Gospel and they were the first members of the church. Within the church is where the Gospel lives, nowhere else. The church is not the physical church you may see as the church, the church is the body of believers in Jesus Christ.

5. The Gospel does NOT say that Jesus abolished the Law, but that He completed (confirmed) the Law.
Mat 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them”.
There is only ONE CHURCH which is a whole. Any church that preaches that Jesus came to abolish the Law IS NOT A CHRISTIAN CHURCH, but a church of another Jesus and a false spirit.

6. A Jew, or anyone else, who will not accept the unaltered Gospel of Jesus, will not be saved. There is NO distinction. This is not criticism, this is the Truth. We are not twisting your words, you are twisting the Truth.

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New NwopapIsdn

I agree the Star of David/Saturn should not be considerered a symbol of God … I would go a step further. The common ‘cross with a circle around it’ in taken from the Zodiac cross and should be regarded as non christian. Also, all the pictures of Jesus with a Halo/sun behind his head should be tossed out cause they make him out to be a solar deity. It also doesn’t help that he was born on the 25 … aka the winter solstice when the sun appears to stop moving for three days … christmas trees are round to symbolize the sun and green all year to sybolize eternal rebirth of the sun… you know what lent means ??? comes from the saxen word lencten …. which means to lengthen just as the days get longer …… so through all that out don’t get me started on easter …..

Mack
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Mack

Great Post, I Totally agree! Symbols are something dangerous and many of them come from Kabbalah, Gnosticism, Freemasonry, etc… They are used in occultism, sorcery, hypnotism, Magic and true Christians must not identify themselves with this sort of evil marks. Many religious denominations that claim to be “Christians” have already being marked by this symbols and as we approach to the end of time we will see it more and more. The true Gospel is spiritual, by Grace through faith in Jesus and has nothing to do with symbols. According to (Acts 7:37-43) and (Amos 5:26-27) the star is a symbol of Moloch and Rempham.

Arthur
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Arthur

Symbols are only dangerous if you give them power. The star of david is a jewish symbol . The triangle facing down points to hell. The one facing up points to heaven. You only give something power over you if you believe it. Only supersticious people are scared of symbols.

Dani
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Dani

Symbols aren’t evil, nor are they good. The shape of the symbol manifests a sort of aura associated with it’s shape. Whether it be protection, health, relaxation, etc. Because it’s power is not aligned with good or bad, it’s power can be used for good or bad intentions.
Symbols are often repeated on many beliefs because they are not associated with an exact deity. Such as the cross, not just used in Christianity, but in ancient Celtic beliefs, it is a symbol of their goddess, Brid. The cross is also used as a protective symbol; it has an aura corresponding to protective energy, along with the Hexagram, Ankh, Udjat, and the Triple Knot. The cross with a circle through it is not originally known as the ‘Zodiac cross’, but it is the Celtic cross. The Talisman of Saturn, channels the energy of the planet Saturn; used by ancient priests, rabbis, and mystics.
Symbols are also repeated because, according to the Principle of Mentalism, every religion’s deity, including but not limited to: God, Dao, Great Spirit, Goddess, Prime Vibration, the quantum physics theory of cosmic consciousnesses, the Source, ect. They are a part of an aspect, an archetype of a non-gender, non-pantheistic form of divine. Whatever one wishes to call their deity is not wrong; everyone is correct in their belief. Every religion is basically the same; they have a set of morals, one or more deity, something that happens after they die, ect.
That’s my point of view, if you don’t agree, go ahead and state your opinions. I ask (and I am making no accusations) please refrain from any sort of insult, especially of the grammatical sort.

Kate Akele
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Kate Akele

Yay for Deborah and the others! John Chick had some comic books that confirm the point the ‘THE STAR OD DAVID’ isn’t of God. *Grin*

Mack
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Mack

Dani wrote:

Symbols aren’t evil, nor are they good. The shape of the symbol manifests a sort of aura associated with it’s shape. Whether it be protection, health, relaxation, etc. Because it’s power is not aligned with good or bad, it’s power can be used for good or bad intentions.
Symbols are often repeated on many beliefs because they are not associated with an exact deity. Such as the cross, not just used in Christianity, but in ancient Celtic beliefs, it is a symbol of their goddess, Brid. The cross is also used as a protective symbol; it has an aura corresponding to protective energy, along with the Hexagram, Ankh, Udjat, and the Triple Knot. The cross with a circle through it is not originally known as the ‘Zodiac cross’, but it is the Celtic cross. The Talisman of Saturn, channels the energy of the planet Saturn; used by ancient priests, rabbis, and mystics.
Symbols are also repeated because, according to the Principle of Mentalism, every religion’s deity, including but not limited to: God, Dao, Great Spirit, Goddess, Prime Vibration, the quantum physics theory of cosmic consciousnesses, the Source, ect. They are a part of an aspect, an archetype of a non-gender, non-pantheistic form of divine. Whatever one wishes to call their deity is not wrong; everyone is correct in their belief. Every religion is basically the same; they have a set of morals, one or more deity, something that happens after they die, ect.
That’s my point of view, if you don’t agree, go ahead and state your opinions. I ask (and I am making no accusations) please refrain from any sort of insult, especially of the grammatical sort.

Your point of view is very common around people who believe anything, practice Cabala, Occultism or any other sort of New Age Gnosticism. It is just not-biblical and against the God of the Bible. Every religion including modern Christianity is perverted and polluted with all sorts of Gnosticism and spiritual prostitution. There is only one God and the rest is idolatry. The antichrist religious system of this demonic world is all perverted and confused. IT IS CALL BABYLON THE HARLOT (Rev 17)

Sacred Heart
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Sacred Heart

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Lawrence
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Lawrence

Interesting comments …. the ‘Star of David’ that never was until Solomon built the temple his father provided for. The cherubims on the ark threw a reflection of His light (no lamps etc in the H of H) to form this sign. Then Solomon adopted the gods of his heathen wives and started worshiping Satan thus when the priests of Baal entered the Holy of Holies, Yahweh (or His Hebrew equivalent) departed, leaving the priests to reproduce this symbol by drawing on the floor so they could pretend that He was still present and the god of the Israelites.

The Rothschild family flag reflects this with a different background but still claims ownership over Israel from WW I due to their investment in the local railroad etc by placing their family crest – ‘the star of David’ on a blue background.

So, my guess is that it was His symbol but, since Solomon, no longer. Just like the cross which is a pagan symbol since ancient Egyptian times, it is used by Satan.

Maybe the ark did reflect His light in a similar pattern during the temporary abodes of the ark during King David’s reign?

But then again, I am one of those strange Christians that doesn’t keep Easter unless it coincides with Passover, definitely not Lent or Christmas; that knows that Jesus could only have been born during the Feast of Tabernacles at the end of Sept/early Oct and will return upon this feast. Does it matter? or does only the Holy Spirit matter?

Carm
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Carm

The hexagram is considered one of the most powerful symbols in the occult. That’s where the term Hex comes from “it is hexed…”, or “to put a hex on someone”… ’cause the little devil worshippers draw a hexagram on the floor and then stand in the middle of the hexagram and then summon demons that they then proceed to order to go pester someone. I have often wondered if the Afrikaans term for witch “Heks” comes from the hexagram they use. Dr Cathy Burns goes into lots of detail about the hexagram…

Right now a hexagram is associated with Isreal, but I think that is fitting: it represents her spiritual harlotry… I wonder if the manorah will be restored as a symbol for the nation of Isreal in the millenium? Just a thought though.

Jason Corning
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Jason Corning

There are Stars of David on dozens and dozens of Protestant American Churches found throughout this country. I guarantee many of them are ‘born-again’ Christian Right fundamentalist congregation that somebody as deaf, dumb, and blind as you are, would fit in and enjoy. I suspect that when you went hunting for ikons of the Star of David, you DELIBERATELY ignored the many examples seen on Protestant Churches both here and in Great Britain. Like a child you posted your likes and dislikes symbolically labeling your dislikes with the dreaded, ‘evil’ Star of David, and then deceitful left out the FACTS about certain Protestant Churches hoping no intellectual or scholar on the subject would ever notice. Well, let the games begin, because I noticed and now I will be on you like a Bumble bee on cherry blossoms. I can smell a Nazi from a century away, as in your future great-grandchildren’s violent and hateful uprising against the dark-skinned, Asian/African Christian leader of the World around 2113 AD. TO BE CONTINUED…