How will the stars fall?
Those sentences which are colored in orange are from Maharishi Dayananda Saraswati book Satyarth Prakash (The Light of Truth) and those which are colored in black are Jerry Thomas’s response.
"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall nor give her light, and the stars shall fall, the heavens shall be shaken." (24:29.)C. Well done Jesus! With aid of which science did you know about the falling of the stars from heaven? Had Christ read a little (of science), he would have certainly known that all these stars are spheres like our earth, and, therefore, could not fall. All this shows that he was the son of a carpenter, must have years worked as a carpenter sawing, peeling or cutting wood or joining together different pieces of wood. When it entered his head that he could also pass for a prophet in that savage country, he began to preach.
He uttered a few good thoughts but many bad ones. The natives of that country (i.e., his countrymen) were mostly savages and consequently believed in him. Had Europe been as enlightened and civilized then as it is at the present day, he could not have all passed for a prophet. It is one of the shortcomings of the Europeans that though they are not enlightened do some extent, yet through expediency or contumacy they do not renounce this hollow religion and instead incline towards and embrace the absolutely true religion of the Vedas.
Answer: As always, it is very evident that the Maharishi had absolutely no clue about the teaching of the Holy Bible or the different usages of language.
Maharishi could have at least posed and asked for himself “is there are any other meanings of star in the Holy Bible?” He would have surely benefited from such critical thinking which eluded him for his entire life.
The word ‘stars’ have been many times referred to someone who holds a position of power or privilege beginning from the book of Genesis until the book of Revelation.
(a) Stars referred for human beings:
Genesis 37: 9-10 “Then he dreamed still another dream and told it to his brothers, and said, "Look, I have dreamed another dream. And this time, the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars bowed down to me.” So he told [it] to his father and his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, "What [is] this dream that you have dreamed? Shall your mother and I and your brothers indeed come to bow down to the earth before you?"
Revelation 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches.
(b) Stars refereeing to angels.
Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Let us now look at the Holy Bible to understand this very particular passage of the stars fallen from heaven.
Revelation 12:3-9 “And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. His tail drew a third of the STARS OF HEAVEN AND THREW THEM TO THEM EARTH. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days. And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; HE WAS CAST TO THE EARTH AND HIS ANGELS WERE CAST OUT WITH HIM.
It is exactly this scenario that LORD Jesus Christ was refereeing to the end times. The Holy Bible itself makes it very clear that those stars refer to angels.
It was Maharishi who had to study the science of interpretation.