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Star of Bethlehem

The Star of Bethlehem

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Director: Stephen Vidano,

Cast: Stephen Vidano, Rick Larson


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In the gospels, the Christian scriptures recount extraordinary events on a cosmic level at the time of Christ's birth - events that rivaled anything in written astronomical history. One event in particular involved the rise of the 'Star of Bethlehem,' a star heralding the arrival of the son of God. The hour-long documentary The Star of Bethlehem explores the


In the gospels, the Christian scriptures recount extraordinary events on a cosmic level at the time of Christ's birth - events that rivaled anything in written astronomical history. One event in particular involved the rise of the 'Star of Bethlehem,' a star heralding the arrival of the son of God. The hour-long documentary The Star of Bethlehem explores the historical data behind this miraculous event and the resonance of it through the centuries.

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Disc #1 -- The Star of Bethlehem
1. Introduction [7:18]
2. Kepler's Discovery [5:28]
3. The Stars and the Bible [6:08]
4. Messiah's Star [12:26]
5. The Starry Dance [17:48]
6. The Day of the Cross Part 1 [6:00]
7. The Day of the Cross Part 2 [8:15]
8. Credits [1:16]


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The Star of Bethlehem 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We saw Rick's presentation two years ago and bought a DVD last year. This year my husband and I are going to use them as Christmas gifts to our family and closest friends. Worth every cent. Absolutely fantastic video. Not something boring or done "cheaply".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is very educational, enlightening, an eye opener. I have passed this along and purchased copies for friends with children. After we watched this video the 15 year old in the family went on line to verify facts and to see if there was more available. These children come from a Christian home where they also study their Hebrew roots. The ages were 10-12-15 and all of them got the message.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gives historical, biblical and scientific information about what the star was. Very well researched yet entertaining and "watchable". This is amazing for many reasons. I like it because this information is not well known. Mr. Larson has put all of the pieces of the puzzle in-place. I've purchased more than 20 of the previous version and have given nearly all of them away. When I loan them out, I never seem to get them back because everyone wants to share the DVD with all their friends and relatives.
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ValLee1 More than 1 year ago
The Flawed Star of Rick Larson When it comes to these types of alluring videos, you always have a bit of truth mingled with many lies. This is how the deceiver grips the hearts of those who do not fully understand their Bibles from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21. This is why true Christians must diligently study to show themselves approved unto God. We are not commanded to know the things of this wretched culture; however, we are commanded to love God and study His Word, with an accurately translated version. Of course, the Holy Spirit tugs at true believers’ hearts when something sounds amiss when being taught, if they are walking hand in hand with their Savior. When it comes to this DVD, you must know that it was produced by an idolatrous, Catholic man—Stephen McEveety. You cannot expect truth to arise from a man who falsely worships the Mary of the Catholic Church and other satanic deities. God declares, idolaters are shut out of heaven; Revelation 21:8, 22:15, 1 Corinthians 6:9, etc. Please, also study 2 Corinthians chapter 6, verses 14f. When it comes to “The Star of Bethlehem” it is “His Star,” or the Star of Jesus Christ. (Matthew chapter 2, verses 1 and 2) Christ's bright and shinning star could go by no other regalia name; He being King of kings and LORD of lords.   It appeared when God created it and it shined for Christ’s preordained time. No one knows when God turned off its light. God is omnipotent (all powerful) and omniscient (all knowing) and omnipresent (everywhere present). The earth is simply His footstool; Acts 7:48-49.  The star’s appearance induced the wise men to recognize the Biblical prophecies of the arriving Messiah-King. It was the vehicle by which they could come and worship God the Son, the universe Creator; Colossians chapter 1.  It takes faith to believe the Word of God. Sinful man desires to make little of the miraculous or eliminate it altogether. The unregenerate will simply give a so-called logical explanation. Catholics fruitlessly attempt to explain away the miracles of Scripture or make fun of them. This exposes why the lies are presented within this video.  Another subject Rick Larson addresses is the date of the appearing of the wise men at the home of the new family. It is unbelievably ridiculous for him to speculate that they arrived on Joseph’s doorstep on December 25. No one knows the date. No star or group of stars can speak to us when it transpired, just as stars cannot speak to when an uncle last visited your home. Additionally, the stars cannot inform us of the number of days the magi remained in Israel. It is true, as stated in the video, that the time was sometime following the birth of Jesus Christ. The family was in a home, not in a stable, as recorded in Scripture. (Matthew 2:10) No one additionally knows for sure how many wise men presented themselves. It could have been a small or large number. They did create quite the stir, so it may have been a large company. They did bring three precious gifts for the precious child. Rick Larsen appears to know little regarding some textual specifics. He totally misinterpreted Revelation Chapter 12.  The arriving events of this chapter will involve Israel. The first verses expound on that which is not revealed elsewhere in Scripture regarding the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world through the Jewish nation.  The twelve stars referred to in 12:1, are the twelve tribes of Israel. Mary is not mentioned here, only the nation is the subject matter.  We observe satan futilely attempting to destroy Jesus Christ at this birth; 12:2-5.  Traversing further into this chapter, we read of Christ’s eternal glorification and Israel’s dreadful trials during the arriving, tribulation apocalypse. This includes satan maneuvering to destroy God’s chosen people, the Jews, with a flood. God will graciously have the earth drink the water in rescue. Satan’s hateful, murderous, destructive power plays are the subject matter. Satan is not King Herod as Rick Larsen teaches. Herod did not have a long tail that hit 1/3 of the heavenly stars, causing them to fall to the earth due to his anger with the birthing of the Savior. This was satan’s act of vile disrespect. Satan hates all that is morally right. He continually battles for control of everything. Men are his puppets to be used and thrown away. Of course, Herod was an instrument used of satan in an assassination plot of infanticide to eliminate God the Son.  Few churches today bring the holy story of Christ’s birth before the pulpit; whereby, all Scriptures are referenced regarding the nativity. This opens the door to grafted-in deception and the apostasy of the church. Unfortunately, many fellowships want to add a great deal of fantasy or mysticism to the event to belittle it or to add a New Age frame to it.  Catholics do not believe Israel is God’s chosen nation. They believe the Roman Church is God’s chosen. They will not acknowledge the Jews prominent place in the book of Revelation and elsewhere. Jesus Christ will rule from Jerusalem for a thousand years as her LORD and King. He will be Regent of all the earth; Zechariah chapters 12 and 14, Revelation chapter 20, etc. Rick Larson has received Catholic praise for uplifting the goddess, Mary. He is applauded for exalting Mary through the star Virgo—translated “virgin.” This is Mariology worship. This star, Mary, is illuminated by the sun according to Larson. This is the heresy of the Catholic Church.  Catholic  commentator—“secondly, when he (Rick Larson) identifies the time of the ‘woman clothed with the sun,’ he figures out that the Virgo constellation is illuminated by the sun and that it is the crescent moon that is under the the Virgin’s feet.”  It is all about Jesus Christ, not Mary, though we acknowledge Mary of the Scriptures was a godly woman.  She did marry Joseph and had other children as a human mother, not different from other godly women who have lived on the earth. Though, of course, she was God’s designated, virgin agent for the most blessed and miraculous birth in history. Mary did call Christ her “Savior,” being, she too needed to be redeemed as a lost sinner to receive eternal life in heaven. I conclude with reminding, Christians are to live by faith, not by astronomy or Mariology. I have explained the book of Revelation in my ebook, “Revelation the Explanation,” can be read at Barnes and Noble or cost free at my website: Val Lee’s Weblog.