Sagittarius the Conqueror – Revelation 6:2

The constellation Sagittarius as it appears to the naked eye. Wikipedia.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SagittariusCC.jpg

The constellation Sagittarius as it appears to the naked eye. Wikipedia.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SagittariusCC.jpg

The Greeks called him Cheiron, the Romans called him Mounted Bowman.

What lies behind the stories of the constellation Sagittarius?

Every story in mythology has a real background, but has been changed into something else over decades. Consider a fake dollar bill. A fake dollar bill implies that there must have been a real one, for how does one make copy if there is no such thing as a real dollar? That is just like mythology. In the Talon, we believe that every mythological story has a some significant background, and that it is our job to figure it out. Be warned, we are not promoting astrology, we are attempting to reexamine some of the constellation myths in light of biblical truth (see Acts 17).

Sagittarius is a well-known constellation, one of the twelve of the Zodiac. He is over a thousand years old, in the shape of a centaur drawing a bow. In mythology, he was born from a relationship between Zeus and Philyra. Zeus assumed the form of a stallion to hide from the jealousy of his wife, Rhea. That’s why Sagittarius is said to be half horse.

The Apostle Paul wrote many letters to different churches all over the Mediterranean . In the book of Acts, Paul also spoke to the Greeks using the language of their own cultural mythology about Zeus, who was their god. In those days, many poets who believed in mythology wrote poems about the gods to win over their favor. Paul proclaimed to them that the person of whom the Greek poets had written was not Zeus, but God Himself, as Christ. Some people believed it, some did not.

Some people believe that the constellation Sagittarius depicts Christ as a Conqueror.

Every story in mythology has a real background, but has been changed into something else over decades. Consider a fake dollar bill. A fake dollar bill implies that there must have been a real one, for how does one make copy if there is no such thing as a real dollar? That is just like mythology. In the Talon, we believe that every mythological story has a some significant background, and that it is our job to figure it out. Be warned, we are not promoting astrology, we are attempting to reexamine some of the constellation myths in light of biblical truth (see Acts 17).

Sagittarius is a well-known constellation, one of the twelve of the Zodiac. He is over a thousand years old, in the shape of a centaur drawing a bow. In mythology, he was born from a relationship between Zeus and Philyra. Zeus assumed the form of a stallion to hide from the jealousy of his wife, Rhea. That’s why Sagittarius is said to be half horse.

But think about this description found in Revelation 6:2

And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer.

A horse and a rider with a bow “conquering, and to conquer.”

The Apostle Paul wrote many letters to different churches all over the Mediterranean . In the book of Acts, Paul also spoke to the Greeks using the language of their own cultural mythology about Zeus, who was their god. In those days, many poets who believed in mythology wrote poems about the gods to win over their favor. Paul proclaimed to them that the person of whom the Greek poets had written was not Zeus, but God Himself “in whom we live and move and have our being.” Some people believed it, some did not.

Some people believe that the constellation Sagittarius depicts Christ as a Conqueror. Revelation describes Jesus returning as Conqueror on a white horse. I fully believe them. Christ is a conqueror, coming back one day to finally defeat death.