In Christianity, Wormwood is an angel or star mentioned in the Bible’s Book of Revelation. According to scripture, it will cause a third of all water to become bitter and many people to die from drinking them.
The name has become synonymous with bitterness and disaster, often referring to anything that causes great suffering. It is believed that Wormwood may represent a great calamity, either from God or from Satan.
Christianity holds that it is not to be taken literally as a star, but rather symbolically as an agent of destruction having been sent by God. As such, Wormwood remains one of the most enduring symbols of divine judgment in Christianity. Its presence is seen as both a warning and a sign of the end times. Christianity teaches that it should be taken as a solemn reminder of the power and justice of God, and that all must do their best to be prepared for His judgment.
For Christians, Wormwood is a reminder that there will come a time when they must face the consequences of their actions, whether good or bad, and that God will judge them accordingly.
Its presence should cause them to strive for righteousness, as they await the Day of Wrath. Christianity also teaches that all people can still be saved if they repent and turn away from their sins before it is too late. In this way, Wormwood serves both as a warning and a reminder to Christians of the coming judgment.
New Testament is in the Book of Revelation: “The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.” (Rev 8:10–11)