In the Bible:

Matt. 2: 1- 12, After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:

“‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.”

After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

. We read of the account of the wise men that came to see and present their gifts to Jesus. We also see where it calls them- they, their and them- so we know there were more than one. Its more likely they traveled in a caravan due to the expensive nature of their gifts alone.Not to mention they did travel at least 400 miles to worship the Christ child.

This story has been misrepresented many years to state there was three (3) wise men. At first we may think it isn’t a big thing to tell there were three (3) when the Scriptures don’t say that.

The problem is when something is told as fact, like this, people believe it and will actually argue over it because they don’t know the Bible. This will lead to many things that we can and will be wrong about in God’s Word.

One instance I was involved in was a preacher from Atlanta Georgia who was working interim in a church I was a member of.

His last Wednesday night with us he decided to do a question and answer session where when he got to he a question about the 3 wise men. I just stated, The Bible doesn’t say there were three of them.” He asked, “You sure about that?”

Later he asked me what their profession was, which I responded with I believe astronomers, and he asked, “You sure about that?”
Well after two times I had to respond and said, “Yes like the Bible not saying there were three!” I wasn’t the only person he was asking questions of or saying things to. So as he walked back to the podium, I assumed, to look at his notes, before proceeding.

He said, “You are right the Bible doesn’t say there were three but it names three.” I liked to fall out of my seat, not only did he not know but was going to add his own version of God’s Word. God didn’t allow me to say anything because it would have destroyed him in front of the entire congregation if I had asked, were their names Gold, Frankensense and Myrrh?

I have not known what the Bible said at times but never would I say it stated something that I didn’t know for a fact it did.

Rev. 22: 19, And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

God don’t like people messing with His Word! Read the Bible yourself and KNOW what it says rather than believe someone that “may” be wrong

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