Bible verses warning about astrology
Do You base your life on horoscopes?
Astrology is s sin! The Bible, God’s Word, has much to say about the spiritual influences upon our life.
And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars—all the heavenly array—do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven (Deuteronomy 4:19).
… and contrary to my command has worshiped other gods, bowing down to them or to the sun or the moon or the stars of the sky (Deuteronomy 17:3).
All the counsel you have received has only worn you out! Let your astrologers come forward, those stargazers who make predictions month by month, let them save you from what is coming upon you. Surely they are like stubble; the fire will burn them up. They cannot even save themselves from the power of the flame. Here are no coals to warm anyone; here is no fire to sit by. That is all they can do for you—these you have labored with and trafficked with since childhood. Each of them goes on in his error; there is not one that can save you (Isaiah 47:13-15).
Hear what the LORD says to you, O house of Israel.This is what the LORD says: “Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the sky, though the nations are terrified by them” (Jeremiah 10:1-2).
In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom (Daniel 1:20).
What is Astrology
Astrology is the occult pseudos-science which teaches that there is an lnfluence of the heavely bodies (sun, Moon, planets, stars, upon human affairs. It is a form of divination, forbidden in the Scriptures, based upon the assumption that the positions of the sun, moon, stars, and planets affect the fortunes of individuals and their daily circumstances of life, as well as the events of history.
Astrology is an ancient practice which had its origin in Babylonia where the priests who worshipped the heavenly bodies as emblematic of their gods observed how that the sun, moon, and the 5 visible planets passed through 12 groups of stars (constellations). Noting the apparent relationship between their movements and such things as the yearly seasons, the rains, plant and crop growth, and the storms, they also associated the heavenly bodies with the affairs of daily life and the events of history. As a result there arose a complex system of astronomical calculations intended to show this supposed influence of the stars and planets upon man and his environment.
What Does the Bible Say About Astrology
But what does the Bible really say about astrology? Genesis 1:14. This doesn’t really require any scholarly approach to the Bible through linguistics or any other means; it only requires a little common sense. The verse is obviously referring to the practical use of the sun and moon as signs of night and day and of seasons, not of the mystical use for the purpose of ascertaining ones fortune and future. Astrology was often closely connected to the pagan gods, and the fact that God forbade such use makes this quite clear.
Purpose of stars
Psalm 19: 1-4 The heavens declare the glory of God; The skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; Night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, Their words to the ends of the world.
And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth.” (Gen 1:14-15).
Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. (Isaiah 40:26).
Astrology is of the Devil and is practiced by occultists in secret societies, as well as by the general public. Astrology is not the same as astronomy, which is simply the study of the universe. Astrology is the worship of the stars, i.e., seeking spiritual wisdom and guidance from the universe, as if it were a life’s force in itself (which it is not). God is a Person, Whom is the only Being Whom we ought to worship (Exodus 20:1-2; Isaiah 42:8). Astrology is idolatry!
Astrology has completely destroyed some people’s lives! Many people have invested their life’s savings into a particular financial investment based upon what some astrologer said. I’m not kidding! I actually heard a nut on TV advising people to invest their money based upon the alignment of the planets and constellations.
Is is shocking to knew how many people base their entire lives upon what is written in the daily horoscope column of a newspaper. It is never right to do wrong in order to get a chance to do right. King Saul sought guidance from the witch of Endor in the Old Testament and God punished him for it.
The Islamic Muslims pray five times daily corresponding with the cycles of the moon. This is why the “moon” is cherished and worshipped by the Muslims, being symbolized often in their religion by the crescent moon. It is the symbol of the moon god which Islam’s founded, Muhammad, worshipped back in 800 A.D.. Islam is a false religion rooted in astrology.
by: Traci Morin
Ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Touch of God Healing Ministries (a healing and deliverance ministry located in Dallas, Texas). If you live in the Dallas area, come to Set Free Bible Study and start your journey of healing!
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