The scientific discrepancies are well documented. Even more apparent are the numerous Scripture passages that denounce astrology for its erroneous prophecies and its false worship of the creation rather than the Creator.
The underlying philosophy of astrology declares that one’s destiny can be found in the stars. In contrast, Christianity teaches that events of life are determined by a combination of God’s sovereign will and man’s personal moral choices. Astrology, on the other hand, attempts to destroy man’s accountability to God.
Horoscope devotees may think they can fall back on blaming the stars for their actions. But the Bible teaches that someday all mankind will stand before God to be judged. Humans are responsible for their conduct, and the Lord will not take into consideration the excuse that certain stars and planets were in the wrong conjunction.
Christians are to trust the holy Spirit to guide their lives, knowing that “the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,” in Psalm 37:23. The guesswork prediction of astrology should hold no interest for believers who follow “a more sure world of prophecy,” according to 2 Peter 1:19. God in his mercy has veiled the future from man’s eyes, except those events detailed in eschatological biblical references.
If it were possible to know the events of tomorrow in detail, most people would not place their confidence in God’s wisdom to look lovingly after our future. Satan, who according to Isaiah 14:14 wanted equality with the Lord, still desires to be man’s substitute god. Astrology is a tool the devil uses to entice man to replace trust in God with dependence upon the whimsical uncertainties of the horoscope.
Anything you put in God’s place is a sin. Anything you make equal to or better than God is a sin.
Astrology is a false religion. Astronomy is a science.
God is God. God is in control. The stars do not make anything happen outside of the natural God made laws of physics.
God shouldn’t care if we peer into outer space. However, if we start being like Stephen Hawking and start making speculation based on flawed math, we might be getting into spreading false testimony about God’s creation. Looking at the stars isn’t the sin. Lying about them is. Plus, there’s a dopey tradition called ‘horoscopes’ that get into makong false prophecies.
Why these things are called divination is beyond me. Telling lies has nothing to do with divinity.
Deuteronomy 18:10 Let there not be found among you anyone who immolates his son or daughter in the fire nor a fortune-teller, soothsayer, charmer, diviner Jeremiah 29:8 thus says the lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let yourselves be deceived by the prophets and diviners who are among you do not listen to those among you who dream dreams. Astrology is considered a type of fortune telling.
Astrology is essentially polytheistic. In the lower Mesopotamian Valley where it likely began, a different god was believed to rule over each section of the heavens. Every celestial movement and phenomenon, such as the rising and setting of the sun, the equinoxes and solstices, moon phases, eclipses, and meteors, were said to be the doings of these gods. These cosmic movements were therefore regularly noted, elaborate charts and tables of their occurrences were made, and from these, human affairs and terrestrial events were predicted. All matters, both public and private, were believed to be controlled by these gods of the heavens. As a consequence, political or military decisions were not made until the astrologers were called to read and interpret the omens and give their advice. In this way the priestly class grew to have great power and influence over the lives of the people. They claimed supernatural power, insight, and great wisdom. No great temple was erected among the Babylonians that was not equipped with its own celestial observatory.
There is evidence to show that astrology was closely allied with the worship of Molech, a god who was sometimes depicted with a bull’s head. The bull was worshiped by the Babylonians, Canaanites, Egyptians, and others as a symbol of their deities—Marduk, Molech, Baal, and so forth.
The apostate ten-tribe kingdom of Israel was denounced for joining this astrology cult, for “they kept leaving all the commandments of Jehovah their God and proceeded to make for themselves molten statues, two calves, and to make a sacred pole, and they began to bow down to all the army of the heavens and to serve Baal; and they continued to make their sons and their daughters pass through the fire and to practice divination and to look for omens.”—2Ki 17:16, 17.
In the two-tribe kingdom to the south wicked King Ahaz and his grandson Manasseh both took the lead in worshiping the star gods and in fiendishly offering up their children to be burned alive as sacrifices. (2Ki 16:3, 4; 21:3, 6; 2Ch 28:3, 4; 33:3, 6)
No just God would accept these human sacrifices, especially not in the name of other false gods. In God’s eyes divination is comparable to the sin of rebellion. (1Sa 15:23)
See also Malachi 3:5 and Deuteronomy 18:10.
If god thinks astrology is a sin, perhaps he thinks people are trying to peep in on him while he is in the shower
no where has it said from god that astrology is a sin it was brought on by the churches and men but ya your putting your faith into somthing else saying this is you and telling prophecys and the future but astrologys prophecys are bull crap really you have to take it like a grain of salt but on the stuff like your personality and rising sun and stuff it did touch off a bit on what im like
because “He” does not want you to have information, why do you think “He” told Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of KNOWLEDGE! think about it
I don’t think it’s a sin. If the story of the gospel is true then Jesus was visited by 3 astrologers. They recognized the star as a sign. If they were not astrologers then the star that night is just like an ordinary star. Yet they even say the star means a king is born. Herod would have executed them.
It is not sin if you predict and it is a sin if you are sure of . no one know what in the future except God , and we just have some science to make some predictions and probabilities and we are not sure of it .
so we aren’t capable to exceed the present and go to future by all our technology
I think it is a red line for human to think about.
astrology is fine in my religion ^^ ,if God made the universe why would he be mad if we used it to help us? why would it make God angry when we are just learning more about his creations?
No, astrology is not a sin … the divinations are:
pyromancy, necromancy and chartmancy (fortune – telling via charts) as these are mentioned in scripture … upon medititating, there are reasons …
Divination of the dead, may affect those who should have crossed over … possibly loved ones, and is influenced within evil … if someone tries to increase energy to “communicate” with spirit, one should follow scripture and test the spirits for the acceptance of the sacraments of JC before continueing as requested in scripture.
pyromancy – divination of flame – as this is some of our astral essence, related to the ethereal apect … our connection with Spirit God.
chartmancy as this relys upon evil influence for future events.
Our own zodiac is based upon astrology, along with some (not all) of our personality likes, dislikes and quirks. If one would check the palmist chart; there are connections to the planets within our own hands. Different planets affect our water pull upon earth, flesh, and spirit … and our solar plexus is a connection to universal energies.
People who believe in God consider astrology to be a sin – it’s a matter of conflict of interest. God believers don’t want other groups horning in on their turf.
it is trusting in something other than Gd
He doesn’t. The church does though, because if a person can get some answers from the stars, less money is flowing to the church. Outlaw the competition
..The preacher freaks do God is simply and imagination
Does he? God and astrology are real. Why would it bother God?
It’s putting your faith in something besides God.
Why are trees so glib?