What the Bible Says About Astrology Here is some information that may add some insights about what the Bible truly says about Astrology. ** note** An element of Astrology uses the positions of the stars to predict the future which falls under the category of "fortune telling" Stars were created are for "signs" "And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:"- Genesis 1:14 Stars were NOT created for "signs" and the use is condemned!! Deuteronomy 18:10-1210There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. 11Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 12For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. Don't sacrifice your children in the fires on your alters> and don't let your people practice divination or look for omens or use spells or charms. and don't let them consult the spirits of the dead. The Lord your God hates people who these disgusting things. Be completely faithful to the Lord (18.10-13) He practiced divination and magic and consulted fortune-tellers and mediums. He sinned greatly against the Lord and stirred up his anger. 2 Kings 21.6 and 2 Chronicles 33.6. Disaster will come upon you, and none of your magician stop it... Keep all your magic spells. and charms you have used them since you were-young....... You are powerless in spite of the advice you get. Let your astrologers come forward and save you those people who study the stars, who man out the zones of the heavens and tell you month to month what is going to happen to you..... They will not even be able to save themselves... those astrologers, you consulted all your life.(47.10-15) JeremiahDo not listen to your prophets or anyone who claims he can predict the future, either by dreams or by calling up the spirits of the dead or by magic (27.9)I the Lord, the God of Israel, warn you not to let yourselves he deceived by the prophets who live among you or by any others who claim they can predict the future (29.8). Leviticus 19:26 "Ye shall not eat anything with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times. IS THERE A CONTRADICTION? THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE, THE WORD "SIGNS" DID NOT SIGNIFY OR ENCOURAGE ASTROLOGY BUT ACTUALLY REFERRED TO SEASONAL CHANGES OR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSE SINCE GOD IS THE AUTHOR OF CREATION. ITS SOMETIMES USED TO REPRESENT A COVENANT AS IN THE FOLLOWING BUT NEVER FOR PREDICTING THE FUTURE: Genesis 9:12-13, God put a special sign in the sky. And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. ASTROLOGY MAY BE EVIDENT IN THE BIBLE BUT THE USE OF IT IS CONDEMNED. SO WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF STARS THEN? HERE IS THE ANSWER 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). Who is this that appears like the dawn, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, majestic as the stars in procession? (Song of Solomon 6:10). The purpose of the stars are to signify Gods magnificence in creation and to provide light, so what about the following? Luke 21:25-27 25″There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 27At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." This verse is not encouraging the use of astrology but alluding to the actual conditions and physical "signs" in the rapture/tribulation/Jesus second coming in the future and the evidence for this is in the following: Revelation6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. (There is even no point of using astrology for this because even Jesus says that only the Father knows the time and day and that he will come like "a thief in the night") SO WHAT ELSE DOES THE BIBLE SAY? IT SAYS THAT MAN IS CONTROLLED BY GOD NOT THINGS SUCH AS STARS AND THAT WE SHOULD ONLY TRUST IN GOD!! Lord I know that no one is the master of his own destiny; no person has control over his own life. Jeremiah 10.23. "God sends both happiness and trouble; you never know what is going to happen next " Ecc 7.14. I'm not saying that astrology can't predict the future because, it is based on the trends from the emotional affects of planetary and star alignment. I'm just saying that using them to predict the future is forbidden because when someone relies on stars, God becomes obsolete from the picture. We now become dependent on stars instead of seeking God first. Some may justify that since God created them, it should be OK to interpret them. But remember, God also created spiritual beings that became demons but its not OK to contact of channel them. Just because they exists does not give us the privileged to make use of it especially when the Bible instructs us otherwise. Furthermore psychics were also present such as in ACTS 16: 16-19 when Paul removed the "divine spirit" from the slave girl. Just because the ability and accessibility to use these tools are there does not give us the right to use them, according to the Bible. Even though the Bible may contain verses regarding stars, their movements, constellations, or acknowledge that astrologers were present, NOT once does it say that its OK to go beyond that as to interpret them as an instrument and predict the future such as Astrology. We are to seek, trust , and put our faith in God and Him only.

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