Randy White | June 30, 2023

In the realm of biblical interpretation, we often encounter perplexing paradoxes, ones that require keen scrutiny and in-depth comprehension. One such enigma lies in the relationship between Romans 10:18 and Psalm 19:1-4, a pair of verses that have triggered extensive debates. This article aims to explore the possibility that these verses refer specifically to a divine message encrypted in the stars rather than a generic portrayal of God’s glory.

Romans 10:18 is part of an argument presented by Paul that asserts the Gospel’s reach – its message has permeated “into all the earth.” Intriguingly, Paul quotes Psalm 19:4 in making this argument, a Psalm centered on the celestial bodies declaring God’s majesty. An in-depth study of this Psalm suggests that the stars carry a unique message – a fact known to all the world. But what is this mysterious celestial message?

Given Paul’s use of Psalm 19:4 as evidence that Israel has been exposed to the Gospel, it’s fair to infer that the stars’ message might indeed concern the Messiah, the Kingdom, and the restoration of all things. But to decipher the full breadth of this message, one would have to delve into historical texts, such as E.W. Bullinger’s “The Witness of the Stars,” a book that profoundly explores this topic.

The proposal that the celestial bodies – the sun, moon, and stars – convey specifics of the Messianic age (i.e., the Kingdom Gospel) faces resistance from many Christian traditions. These traditions favor a general interpretation of Psalm 19, thus diluting the Psalm’s significance by rendering it non-specific. But such a generalized interpretation is incompatible with Romans 10:18, where Paul uses the Psalm to make a pointed argument that Israel cannot plead ignorance of the Gospel.

Christianity needs to grapple with this reality: Psalm 19 cannot be a general declaration of God’s glory and, at the same time, serve as a specific indication that Israel cannot feign ignorance of the Gospel.

This paradox leads us to consider the stars from a different angle, particularly the Zodiac. This assertion might shock many, but it is not without historical precedence or evidence. In fact, it could be argued that God is the original author of the Zodiac, with its current form being a distorted version of a divine message. It is a startling possibility that the Zodiac might be a visual representation of God’s redemptive work for humanity through Israel and her coming Kingdom.

While this hypothesis may initially sound unorthodox, it merely reinstates the significance of celestial bodies in theological discourse, a concept already present in our scriptures. This perspective serves as a reminder that the Divine is not constrained by our earthly interpretations. The truth may indeed be written in the stars, as Romans 10:18 and Psalm 19:1-4 suggest.