The Gospel in the Stars

Scripture: Psalm 19:1-6
Preached at: Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church
Date: December 8, 1985
The heavens declare the glory of God, says the Psalmist. There exists in the writings of virtually all civilized nations a description of the major stars in the heavens ¬something which might be called the “constellations of the zodiac” or the “signs of the zodiac,” of which there are twelve. If you go back in time to Rome, or beyond that to Greece, or before that to Egypt, or to Persia, or Assyria, or Babylonia—regardless of how far back you go, there is a remarkable phenomenon: All nations had the same twelve signs, representing the same twelve things, placed in the same order. Archaeologists, historians and antiquarians have searched the dustiest libraries, uncovered the oldest tablets, ciphered the most difficult hieroglyphics, and have failed to discover how it is that in nations all over the world the same signs exist. Dr. Kennedy explains that the real meaning of the Zodiac was to reveal God’s plan of salvation in Christ. Meanwhile, he also denounces using horoscopes. The stars point to the Creator.