Is The Star of David a Satanic Symbol?

Recently I saw a meme being shared around which is meant to be a slam on the Star of David, a beloved symbol of Judaism as well as Messianic movements like Jews for Jesus and it is also the symbol on Israel's flag. The meme reads as follows: "This symbol was condemned in the Old Testament. This symbol was condemned in the New Testament. King David had nothing to do with this symbol. So why on earth are you standing by it?". On the sides is two prooftexts, which are Amos 5:26 and Acts 7:43. Let's see what these verses say.

Amos 5:26-But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which  ye made to yourselves.

Acts 7:43-Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

Here's the problem. The people who hold to these verses to prove the Star of David is an idol are only assuming that the star mentioned in both verses is specifically the Star of David, when that may not even be the case at all. The shape or color of the star is not mentioned. The Star of David is a six pointed star, formed by two triangles. One facing up and one facing down. The star in these verses are not described as having six points. Therefore proving that this is based on blind assumption.

According to tradition, the Star of David was a symbol used on David's shield. Hence why it is called the Star of David. There are also a few more things to consider. Numbers 24:17 says the following: "I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: There shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.". This is a messianic prophecy about Jesus Christ, symbolizing Him as a star.

Jesus himself also says in Revelation 22:16, "I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star".

We can also go back to when Jesus was born, when the Magi heard about the birth of Christ. Let's read Matthew 2:1-2. "Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judaea in the days of Herod the King, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, 'Where is He is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.'

Furthermore, God created stars to begin with, even when Satan can counterfeit the star, leading to false idols. But these verses show that Stars can mean biblical and godly things, such as Jesus himself.

This is something that really needs to be talked about with the rampant anti-semitism and anti-Israel rhetoric in today's society. As someone raised Jewish before becoming a believer, this is an issue close to my heart and I would come to Israel's defense any way I can. If you'd like to know why I think Israel should be supported, then that's a topic for another day. So if you agree with me and think I missed something, leave it in the comments below. Or if you have an opposite opinion, leave that in the comments as well, and I will be sure to craft a response to it. God bless, everyone!


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