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Christmas Eve Asteroid: Is This The Biblical Star of Bethlehem? Is it a Sign From Jesus?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 24, 2018

AN ASTEROID measuring 150ft across will dash across the heavens tomorrow night, mirroring the biblical Star of Bethlehem which announced the birth of baby Jesus Christ. But could this coincidence be a sign from God himself?

The asteroid, dubbed Asteroid 2018 XN5, will swing past the planet on the same night Christians believe the star announced the imminent birth of Jesus 2,018 years ago. Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California expect the space rock to flyby on a so-called Earth Close Approach tomorrow. At its closest, the asteroid will come within 706, 464.14 miles (1.13million km) of Earth at approximately 6.17pm GMT on Monday evening, December 24. And though the asteroid will not be visible to the unaided eye from the planet, is it more than just a coincidence it passes on the night of Christmas Eve?

The fabled Star of Bethlehem, or Christmas Star, appears in the nativity story penned in the Gospel of Matthew.

The star is believed to have led the Three Wise Men from the East to Jerusalem where they paid tribute to baby Jesus in his manger.

Matthew Chapter 2 reads: “And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was.

When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.

And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him.”

But what does this mean for Asteroid XN5? Is tomorrow’s flyby connected to the biblical story of Jesus Christ’s birth?

According to Dr Bob Thiel, an expert on biblical prophecy and scripture, the passage is more likely than not a coincidence.

But the biblical expert suggested there are other such celestial bodies described in the New Testament, which could be headed for Earth.

Dr Thiel told Express.co.uk: “In my view, Asteroid XN5 is simply a natural phenomenon.

But it would not surprise me if some feel that the timing is supernatural or that it could be related to the prophesied destruction of Wormwood described in the Book of Revelation.

“Wormwood could be an asteroid, though a comet seems more likely.

“But because of the timing of Asteroid XN5, it cannot be Wormwood.

That destruction cannot happen for at least seven years from now as it happens after the seventh seal of the scroll of Revelation 5 is opened, which is shown in Revelation 8:1.”

Dr Thiel added most biblical scholars, himself included, do not actually believe Jesus was born on the widely celebrate Christmas Day on December 25.

The Bible does not specify an exact date for Jesus’ birth, but some clues point towards the springtime.

The date of December 25 was adopted by early Christians from pagan traditions in a bid to ease the transition into the growing religion.

Dr Thiel said: “We would not think that the timing of Asteroid XN5 is a message from God related to Christmas.”

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በ ቤተልሔም ክርስቲያን በጎቻቸውን ሲጠብቁ የነበሩትን መነኩሴ፡ በቢላ ወጋቸው ሙስሊሙ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 17, 2018

በጌታችን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ትውልድ ቦታ በቤተልሔም የልደት ቤ/ክርስቲያንን ለመጎብኘት የመጡትን ሴት ክርስቲያኖች ከሙስሊሞች ለመከላከል ወደ ገዳማቸው አስገብተው በሩን ሲዘጉባቸው ነበር አባ ፋዲ ሻሉፋ በቢላ የተወጉት። ቢደሙም፡ አወጋጉ በጣም የከፋ ባለመሆኑ አገልግሎታቸውን ወዲያው ለመቀጠል በቅተዋል።

ክርስቶስ በተወለደባት ቤተልሔም ክርስቲያኖች ቀስበቀስ እያለቁ ነው።

[የዮሐንስ ወንጌል ምዕራፍ ፲፥፲፡ ፲፩]

ሌባው ሊሰርቅና ሊያርድ ሊያጠፋም እንጂ ስለ ሌላ አይመጣም፤ እኔ ሕይወት እንዲሆንላቸው እንዲበዛላቸውም መጣሁ።

መልካም እረኛ እኔ ነኝ። መልካም እረኛ ነፍሱን ስለ በጎቹ ያኖራል።”

ክርስቲያን ወንድሞች እና እህቶች፡ ጦርነት ላይ ነን!

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If Jesus Christ Were Born Today These Countries Would Crucify Baby Jesus

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 29, 2014

The Nativity of Christ

[Luke 2:4 – 11]

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

Though sparsely populated in Jesus’ day, Bethlehem now has a population of 22,000, with Christians constituting 18% of the population. In the early 1900s, it was 90% Christian. In 1990, Christians were still in the majority, representing 60% of Bethlehem’s population, but the Christian population dropped down to 40% by 2000.

Today Bethlehem is controlled by the Palestinian Authority. During the first several hundred years of rule by Muslims, Christians eventually became a minority in the Holy Land. Christians in Bethlehem have been suffering from human rights abuses and economic hardships for years.

It could be described as a modern day exodus: Christians are leaving Palestinian Arab-controlled areas like Bethlehem in great numbers. If the needs of the remaining Christians in the West Bank and Gaza — Gaza only has maybe a thousand, two thousand Christians – is not addressed in 10 or 15 or at most 20 years, there won’t be any Christians in the cradle of Christianity.

The threat of persecution, including beatings and forced marriages between Christian women and Muslim men, are some of the reasons Christians have left.

EthioJesusThe Ethio-Jewish Baby Jesus would be crucified was He born today in the following places:

  1. Bethlehem (PA)
  2. Mosul (Iraq)
  3. Mecca (Saudi Arabia)
  4. Mogadishu (Somalia)
  5. Khartoum (Sudan)
  6. Kano (Nigeria)
  7. Cairo (Egypt)
  8. Istanbul (Turkey)
  9. Tehran (Iran)
  10. Kuala Lampur (Malaysia)

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