Symbols of Christianity
Christianity has always incorporated symbols - that is, visual representations and signs - into its practice, as valuable expressions of truth. The depiction of an important element of the faith, by means of an animal or color, for instance, can be powerful and encouraging. What words cannot say, sometimes symbols can. While Christians are known for being people of faith, the religion has produced some of the most beautiful art in history. Whether they be carved on first-century tombs or tattooed on twenty-first century bodies, symbols matter in the Christian religion.
Christians believe that God created human senses - sight, touch, taste, sound, and smell. Of course faith is of utmost importance in Christianity, but the physical abilities God gave people aren't unimportant. It is helpful to understand that the Christian worldview doesn't teach that immaterial and the material are in competition with each other or opposed to each other. in fact, faith experiences can be supported by a sensory experience such as when the Apostle Paul laid hands on people when he prayed for them (Acts 19:4-6).
Stars in the Bible
A star is a logical symbol to be used in Christianity. The Bible teaches that God is the creator of not only the earth, but also the "heavens." Genesis 1:1 says, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." In context, "heavens" doesn't refer to a place in the afterlife, but to various celestial bodies, such as moons, planets, comets, galaxies, and stars, like the sun.
According to the Bible, stars were placed in the sky by the direct hand of God (cf. Psalm 8:3) and God has given them all a name, "He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names" (Ps. 147:4). As beautiful aspects of God's creation, celestial bodies, like stars, encourage people to worship God, according to Psalm 148:3, which says, "Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars!"
Furthermore, God has used stars to communicate to people in the past, such as at the time of Christ's birth, as recorded in Matthew 2:2, when the visiting wisemen ask, "Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him."
What is the meaning of the 6-point star in Christianity?
The six-pointed star is the Creator's Star or Star of Creation. Its six points stand for the six days of creation, and are also represent the six attributes of God: power, wisdom, majesty, love, mercy and justice.
This star is the same as the Star of David, a symbol of Judaism modern-day Israel.
The six-pointed star is of ancient origin and is used in many other religions with a variety of meanings.
Related Bible Verses
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1, NIV).
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command. (Hebrews 11:3a, NIV).
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10, NKJV).See also: 4-point star, 5-point star, 8-point star (right), and 9-point star, and 12-point star. References
- "Symbols in Christian Art" by Walter E. Gast.
- "The Story of Our Symbols." Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sterling, Illinois.