Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Heavens Declare

By Analea Styles
Stars, sky, constellations, heavens
Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. And God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.” Genesis 1:14-16 (NASB) 
The Genius of Ancient Man teaches the Axiom that Satan is incapable of creating anything (Axioms section, page 100). He can only pervert that which God has already designed. In fact, it is his aim to distort anything and everything that God has planned and created. Therefore, when we see a great distortion, we can discern there must be a great truth worth distorting.

So it is with the stars. In chapter four, The Genius of Ancient Man presents a brief overview of Satan’s counterfeit of God’s work in the heavens (page 35). The stars have been used for horoscopes, astrology, false worship and telling the future, but these were not their intended purpose. They are a part of God’s creation and they declare His glory. The existences of such anti-God perversions involving the stars hints to us the existence of a pure and beautiful purpose for which God designed them. Here we would like to explore God’s purpose for the stars in more detail.