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The Calendar and Astronomy

In ancient times, celestial bodies such as the sun, moon, and stars were central figures of the zodiac. They were considered to be gods and goddesses, and based on the zodiac, the movements of the heavens became a means of divination.

Scripture informs us that humanity worshiped the creation more than the Creator. In the book of Kings, Josiah ordered that those who worshiped the sun, the moon, Mazzaloth, and all the host of heaven, be put to death.

Much can be learned about the significance of lights in the heavens from the Hebrew lunisolar calendar. The beginning of months is determined by the observation of the moon. The feasts of the Lord, including Passover, are based heavily on lunar timing. Days and years are calculated by the position of the sun, as well as the stars.

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Our present calendar does not directly line up with that used in biblical times. We use a solar calendar adopted by Pope Gregory in 1582 AD. Many of the months are named after pagan gods, the same gods acknowledged by astrologers in their use of the zodiac. Not only that, but our days of the week are named after astrological symbols, including the sun, moon, and Saturn.

Scripture informs us that the sun, moon, and stars were indeed created for signs, seasons, days, and years. Thousands of years have passed, but just as in the beginning, those very same heavenly bodies can still be relied upon for our calculation of time.

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With a unique combination of creation science and Biblical astronomy, David has built a solid case for our Creator and Savior, Jesus Christ–and the world is taking notice. Host of the weekly TV show "Creation in the 21st Century" on TBN, and author of the book "Wonders Without Number".

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