So I have been researching the Six-pointed star of David and tried to find an artifact that points to that having origin in Molech worship. What I have discovered is that there is no artifact pointing to that star form being associated with Israel in the time of Solomon's rebellion against YHVH. There are verses in Amos and in Acts that refer to a star being used in that worship;
"No, but now you will bear Sikkut as your king and Kiyun, your images, the star of your god, which you made for yourselves.."
No, you carried the tent of Molekh and the star of your god Reifan, the idols you made so that you could worship them. Therefore, I will send you into exile beyond Bavel.’ Acts 7:43
Now, the Acts verse quotes the Amos verse in which a star is used in demon worship but neither word for "star" actually points to any particular shape of said star. A quick Google search for "ancient artifacts with star" will show you PLENTY of artifacts with a five-pointed star going all the way back to Ancient Rome. Could it be that a five-pointed star could have been the Star of Molech? The problem with either of these arguments is there is no scriptural or archaeological evidence for either.
I have read more commentaries against this symbol and for this symbol and the conclusion I have come to is that there is no evidence that this sign is associated with ANY pagan god. However, this symbol also has no evidence pointing TO this symbol being anything but that a symbol. This symbol is so hotly contested by both Jewish people and Believers in Yeshua seeking to shed any semblance or paganism in their lives, that one can no longer judge anymore what is the truth in this manner.
While I do not find Rabbis as authoritative as the Bible, I also cannot trust many of the people advocating its pagan origin and that really bothers me. I would like to refer these people back to my blog post about Slandering the Devil. A lie about a liar is still a lie. Lies do not promote your agenda, they hurt your integrity. That is ALL they do.
Faith in Yeshua does not negate a need for academic integrity. You cannot manufacture evidence so that you can appear to be right. The only truth in this world is the Holy Bible. Interpretations of the Bible are merely opinions and once these opinions become established as truth, you have what is called "doctrine." Both Jews and Christians have gone insane with adding their own doctrines to the Bible and placing their opinions on the level of authority equal to Scripture. NOPE. Your interpretation of the Bible shows me that you have a relationship and a point of view different from all others. You have a unique perspective that you use to worship and form a relationship with our King and that is yours alone. By applying the laws of Torah to your life, you are ridding yourself of sin and by using your own creativity, you can form a bond with your Creator that is yours alone.
When people enter the Messianic/ Hebrew Roots movement, they have made the decision to wash the doctrine of men from their understand and their own personal interpretation of the Bible. Unfortunately, what many bring into the movement is a desire for understanding in order to promote themselves as leaders and to place others under subjection. They have essentially repackaged the doctrines of men and wrapped it in Hebrew paper and handed it to you as if it is something new.
What brought you out of the religions of man to begin with? You started thinking and reasoning for yourself. With the Holy Spirit as guide and Comforter, you began looking at Scripture, not as allegory, but as substance, history, and instruction. The Bible IS doctrine and it is the ONLY doctrine.
Going back to the original subject of the six-pointed star, if I read for myself in the Scripture about the use of a star in the worship of Molech, I do not come to the conclusion that the six-pointed star is anywhere in Israel at the time. I do run a cross reference with a particular verse:
"I will most certainly bless you; and I will most certainly increase your descendants to as many as there are STARS in the sky or grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants will possess the cities of their enemies...." Genesis 22:17.
The modern day nation of Israel by its very existence, has fulfilled this prophecy given to Abraham. The descendants (to include those grafted in by faith) of Abraham are now looking to a patch of Middle-Eastern soil called Israel for the first time in two millenia and its banner bears a star on it. Symbols are symbols and bear various meanings to various people, but when I look at the flag of Israel, I am reminded of the covenant given in which the stars are used to illustrate the glory and faithfulness of YHVH.
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