Comet Coming: Is One Prophesied to Hit the Earth?

“The Great Comet of 1996” Comet Hyakutake


The following news item was of interest:

“Comet 8P/Tuttle is approaching Earth for a 25 million mile close encounter on New Year’s Day. The green hue is a sign of cyanogen (a poisonous gas) and diatomic carbon (C2) in the comet’s atmosphere; both substances glow green when exposed to sunlight in the near-vacuum of space. This green color could intensify in the week ahead as the comet nears and brightens to a predicted magnitude of 5.7.”                                               – SpaceWeather Dec 27, 2007

Now, I do not believe that that Comet 8P/Tuttle will have a massive impact upon this planet, but the Bible indicates that something from the sky, most probably a comet, will.

Over 1900 years ago, notice what the Apostle John was inspired to write in the Book of Revelation 8:10-11:

Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.  The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter.

And while that does not have to be a comet, it certainly sounds like one.


In addition to looking like a star falling from the heavens looking like a torch, the comets appear with cyanogen.  Astronomers state hydrogen cyanide on comets may be their source of cyanogen gas.

Interestingly, the cyanogen gas mixes with water to form hydrogen cyanide, which has an almond odor and bitter taste, and reportedly causes death at concentrations over 5 parts per million.

And thus for Bible skeptics, the fact that before humans had any idea that comets could produce a poisonous bitter water, it is recorded in the Bible. This should be additional proof to those willing to see that the Bible has been inspired by God.

Perhaps those who realize it will then try to live by it.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

The Bible: Fact or Fiction? This is a booklet written by Douglas Winnail that answers if the Bible is just a collection of myths and legends or the inspired word of God.
Read the Bible Christians should read the Bible. This article gives some rationale for regular bible reading.
What is the Appropriate Form of Biblical Interpretation? Should the Bible be literally understood? What do the writings of the Bible, Origen, Herbert W. Armstrong, and Augustine show?
Bible and Historical Resources on the Internet Electronic bibles, Two Babylons, early Christian literature, photos, and even links to old Herbert W. Armstrong materials.
Is God’s Existence Logical? Some say it is not logical to believe in God. Is that true?
What is the Meaning of Life? Who does God say is happy? What is your ultimate destiny? Do you really know?

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