The fear of a ‘Hell’ and the promise of a ‘Heaven’ control the behavior of a very large percentage of the Earth’s peoples.
at night? What they saw and heard is recorded in the Bible.
The people worshipped a triune, or three-way God – a God with three main aspects:
God – the yellow glowing orb in the sky – the source. Undescribable because no one can stand to look directly at it without being blinded.
The Sun of God – The light from ‘God’ that travels to Earth, and casts away the dark evil (devil). It’s vitamin D cures many illnesses
The Holy Spirit / Ghost – the Sun’s radiant heat; which can be felt, but not seen.
This became our ‘Trinity‘.
But people were begging for a ‘more personal God’, and religion aims to please.
The ‘Gates of Heaven’ were the lines that marked the furthest reaches of the Sun’s travels to the North and South of the equator.
It’s two gate pillars were The Tropic of Cancer, and the Tropic of Capricorn… otherwise known as ‘Jachin’ and ‘Boaz’, and The Pillars of Hercules.
Leo – when the lions, because of the heat, spent all their time near the watering holes – which made it very dangerous to go there.
Libra – the balance – when the days and nights were equal in length.
Aquarius – when the spring floods came.
Cancer – when the water backed off of the land … moving as a crab.
Taurus – when it was time to use the ox and plow the fields.
Aries – when the lambs came forth from the ewe.
Virgo – the maiden with a bundle of wheat – harvest time.
…and so on..
Those stars not in the main constellations were called ‘The Hosts of Heaven’, or ‘Angels’.
Meteorites / shooting stars were thought to be ‘fallen angels’ cast down from Heaven.
by harry mobley 6/13/2010