Revelation 6: 13-14 -Answering Maharishi Dayananda Saraswati

How can stars of heaven 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.

"And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth he untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places." (6:13, 14.)

C. It is because, St. John the Divine was an ignorant man that he talked such nonsense. The stars are planets and spheres, how can they all fall on our earth, and why will the solar attraction let them shift hither and thither out of their orbits? Did he think that the heaven was like a mat (that it could be rolled).*It is formless thing hence it can neither be rolled nor gathered together. This shows that John and the like were all savages what could they know about these things?


Answer: For the interpretation of the symbolic language in the prophetical books, please read the article Introduction to the Revelation and Figurative Language of Prophetical Writings.

Maharishi missed on the prophetical language in most of the questions in revelation due to which I have to repeat and remind the same thing in almost all answers in Revelation.

In the article, Introduction to the Revelation and Figurative Language of the Prophetical Writings, I have already pointed out that even as per the same book Revelation, stars have been clearly interpreted as angels. The evidence that I have produced in that article suffices here also. 

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