A Letter to a Sincere, but Misinformed, American Christian Believer who Despises the Star of David

Here are a series of quotes from your article entitled ‘Creator’s Star?‘ coupled with my personal responses to your misunderstandings about the hexagram.


YOU: There is not one shred of Scripture which would present the hexagram as a symbol which is associated with the ‘Creator.’
ME: The Star of David (hexagram) is the one symbol and/or geometric shape that perfectly corresponds to the very first verse in the Bible.

In the Beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth.

– Genesis 1:1

Triangle Up- the Heavens
Triangle Down- the Earth
Both Triangles- God’s Creation (both Heaven and Earth)

Thus, the term ‘Creator’s Star’ originates from two separate ideas- the first one being the understanding that God CREATED both the Heavens and the Earth. So the only way to symbolize His two domains (along with His Dominion over both realms) with a single symbol is to combine the Earthly, downward-pointing triangle with the Heavenly upward-pointing triangle.
The second idea is simply the fact that the hexagram (like the pentagram, or septagram) resembles a star (or sun) with rays of light shooting out from the center due to interference from a hazy or semi-cloudy sky (twinkle, twinkle). So, in all honesty it could simply be called the Creator’s SYMBOL or SYMBOL of Creation, but since hexagrams are traditionally seen as ‘Stars’, the name stuck and has remained the common Christian designation for the Magen David. Keep in mind that this sacred and holy symbol was intended to honor and cherish the God of the Holy Bible (and NOT to honor and cherish the symbol). By the way, the Creator’s Star was always understood to be nothing more than another symbol (like a letter in the Alphabet) by which mere mortals may come closer in their knowledge and understanding of the one, true God (the Creator of both Heaven and Earth).

 

The Star of David (hexagram) is the perfect symbolic representation for the 6 (create) + 1 (rest) = 7 days of Creation as written in the Book of Genesis. For just as the six days of the week (or of Creation) are considered the same, the 7th day (the Sabbath) is revered by Biblical believers as sacred and holy. Indeed, one of the Ten Commandments demands that mankind ‘keep the Sabbath day holy’.

As it clearly states in Genesis, God created for six days straight and on the 7th day he rested. Keep in mind that, instead of creating anything new, God took the time to bless all of Creation, and then sanctified the 7th day making it holy. As the 7-part Star of David clearly shows, there are six external points (mini-triangles) which happen to be the exact same size and shape. In contrast, the often overlooked 7th part, the central hexagon, is radically different in both size and shape from the 6 outer points- symbolically displaying the crucial spiritual difference between the Sabbath day (7th day of primary importance, Holy) and the other 6 days of the week (1st thru 6th days of secondary importance, Profane).

YOU: There is no Biblical verse which even hints at it being somehow representative of the Trinity.
ME: It is indeed representative of Jesus Christ, the only Son of God who informs St. John at the very end of the Book of Revelation the exact names or titles that are most appropriate in describing Him:

 

I am the root and offspring of David. I am the Bright, Morning Star (Revelation 22:16)

Down Triangle =  ROOT..of David
Up Triangle = OFFSPRING of David
Both Triangles = the Bright Morning STAR
Keep in mind that older English Bibles used to read ‘the Root and Branch of David’. Now it seems foolish to deny that the ‘root and branch’ biblical phrase is not symbolically represented by the two triangles of the Star of David, especially since Jesus has traditionally been known as the Son of David. Without a doubt, the odds that Jesus Christ really is referring directly to the geometric Star of David with his more than obvious above/below metaphor is extremely high. The probability of it being mere coincidence is near impossibility.

YOU: Indeed, the idea of the hexagram enclosing two triangles to represent the Trinity is thoroughly illogical in itself — unless one is of the opinion there are two trinities.
ME: That’s right, there is two trinities (see diagram above). One is the Trinity of God (Father, Son, Holy Ghost). The other is the Trinity of Man (Mind, Body, Soul). Once again this standard Christian understanding of God and Man may be represented (almost PERFECTLY) with the combined triangles of the Star of David. When combined, the resulting hexagram’s top three points symbolize the the Father Son and Holy Spirit in Heaven above (with Jesus at the right hand of the Father), while the bottom three points signify the Minds, Bodies, and Souls of Mankind on Earth below.

Most interesting is the understanding that the earthly Triangle pointing-down (Man) also happens to be a mirror-IMAGE of the Heavenly Triangle pointing up (Triune God). This corresponds strongly to the passage in Genesis describing Man as an image of God, not quite the same as the reality of God, but similar. It clearly states- ‘God Created Man in His image, in the image of God He created them’ This should be listed as follows:

UP TRIANGLE: God
DOWN TRIANGLE: Image of God (Man)
BOTH TRIANGLES: Man of God (Faithful and Obedient Servant of the Biblical God, like David or Jesus)

 

YOU:  Perhaps the most vehement repudiation of the six pointed star (which features six straight lines, six triangles, and six points) is found in the book of Amos, where the LORD connects the star with the planetary god Saturn — whom the Greeks called Kronos, and the Persians called Kevan
ME: There is absolutely no reason to suppose that this passage refers to a geometric star figure with exactly 6 points. It could JUST AS EASILY have been a 7, or 5, or 8 pointed star. Nothing in the text points to the hexagram, nothing.

I do hope that, even though you are a sincere and fervent Christian believer, you may still entertain the possibility of being mistaken about this very important Biblical symbol of the Messiah Jesus Christ. God bless.

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