In the book of Acts, we are told of a group of people in Thessalonica, known as the Bereans. They “received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Likewise, we are to search for truth within the Bible, and are told to “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good,” as presented in 1 Thessalonians 5:21. This includes reviewing all opinions regarding this “Rev. 12 Sign” event, and comparing it to the scriptures.
I am still quite adamant, that there will be no “rapture of the church” on Sept. 23, 2017.
Matthew 24:36- “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father ONLY.” [authors emphasis]
These were Yeshua’s (Jesus’s) words. Not mine. If HE did not know the day… I’m very sure that WE cannot possibly know either. He will come like a “thief in the night,” at a time that we “know not.”
Folks, if this was not truth… YHWH (God) would be a liar.
2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” This means we can be sure that His word is infallible.
Although my opinions do not necessarily line up 100% with Astonomer, Danny Faulkner, PhD; I do agree there is much hype surrounding this celestial event, and too many believers are clinging to the hope of this being the “time of the Rapture.”
When we are not whisked away on Sept. 23, 2017; it will effectively cause “men’s hearts to grow” further “cold.” It will give an open platform to the scoffer’s that say, “Where is the promise of His coming?” (see: Matthew 24:12, 2 Peter 3:4)
We must be “sober minded,” and entertain opinions that disagree with the current “Rev. 12 Sign” analysis. We would be foolish not to listen to both schools of thought. Is that how you would want evidence presented in a court-of-law? One sided?
I encourage you to watch this interview. Mr. Faulkner offered an exemplary argument, that opposes current understanding of the Sun, Moon and Star positions of Sept. 23, 2017. I challenge you to view this video, with an objective mind.