Thornborough Henge

Last year, relatives and I visited Thornborough Henge in North Yorkshire. This is a collection of three large, circular hollows surrounded by high earthen walls, linked by a 'curus', or wide trackway, itself flanked by ditches. Why our bronze age ancestors would invest so much time and energy into constructing so huge and mysterious a place, one cannot tell. The three circular henges are not in a  straight line, forming something of a ‘dog leg’. One theory is that they imitate the stars of Orion’s Belt, which is probably referred to in Job 38:31.

Ancient man had an awareness of the Creator, recalling his descent from Noah and his three sons. Yet memories of the true God were compromised and poisoned by the idols his dark heart created. Although I think true monotheism existed among more ancient peoples than we might now consider, I suspect that the ancient Britons who built Thornborough Henge were more inclined to worship Orion’s three stars than the very God who made them. Romans 1:25 states:

Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 

We moderns are scarcely any wiser.