Here’s the claim: On September 23rd a unique astronomical alignment of the Sun, Moon, constellation Virgo, constellation Leo, and planets Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, and Venus is going to fulfill this passage from the book of Revelation: And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. – Revelation 12:1-2 A number of self-appointed bigwigs and “experts” have tried to debunk this Revelation 12 Sign. They’ve resorted to bullying tactics and misinformation, which has caused division and real hurt in the Body of Christ. Yet their attempts haven’t been successful and here is why: 1. The author of Revelation 12:1-2 describes an actual celestial event. He doesn’t use similes. He doesn’t call it a parable. He describes the Sun, Moon, and stars, which are real objects in space. There is nothing in the text that states the description is not to be taken literally. I find it telling that most of the debunkers this time around are actually Christians. And not only that, but Christians who claim to be trusting in the truth of God’s Word and who would otherwise say they use a literal hermeneutic. Rather, it seems to me that they’re being extraordinarily assumptive and changing and twisting what the Bible plainly and unmistakably says. That can’t be good. Why don’t they go all the way and say Jesus’ return is just figurative, too? 2. The puzzle pieces are unmistakable. There is no guesswork involved. The text mentions the Sun and Moon by name, the constellation Virgo is the only constellation in the ecliptic that represents a woman, and the only stars directly above Virgo’s head are the stars in Leo. On top of that, Jupiter is the only object in the sky that can remain in Virgo’s womb for the exact length of a human pregnancy and it just so happens to universally represent the chief male deity. These facts were just as true 2,000 years ago as they are today and if you think I’m blowing smoke then head on over to handy-dandy Google and see for yourself. Stop listening to me, Joel Richardson, Ron Matsen, Dr. Danny Faulkner, and whomever else and study this for yourself. Download some free astronomy software and crack open your Bible and see if these things be true (Acts 17:11).