How come some people believe in astrology and signs? Isn't that blasphemous?
I don't believe in astrology or chinese zodiac animals or superstition. I'm wonder if there are Christians who believe in signs like mars, or whatever. Because isn't that a form of divination? It's basically a belief that your destiny is written in the stars, and that leaves out Jesus. Just want to be sure from Christians that it is against the word. I'm just saying that's what I believe.
it's blasphomy so is tarot cards.
Hi, according to what you said, wouldn't the cross pendant be a superstitious belief as well?
You aren't superstitious, but you believe that there's a God who gets mad if you make idiotic predictions about people's futures based on planetary positions? That's kind of funny.
As a Christian, I'm against astrology because it is "fortune-telling" which is forbidden in the New Testament unless you're getting your information from God. Also, in astrology, the stars and planets are considered "gods" (like Mars, the god of war), which is blasphemy.
Hmm...well as a Pagan and someone who has studied astrology for years, I don't think it's blasphemy. It has some rich symbolism even in Christianity, and is worth looking into.
I don't particularly agree with sitting around all the time trying to predict your future, however. I don't think it's written in stone, and astrology and similar forms of divinations can be a bit debilitating if used too much.
Out of curiosity; Were the Three Wisemen blasphemous?
It seems to me, that if Yahweh set the stars on their courses and gave them a slight influence over the Earth, that one would be turning a blind eye to part of God's wonder to ignore such an art form.
Psalms 19:1-4 "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,"
Malachi 4:2 "But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall."
Matthew 16:3 "And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?"
Astrology, if properly interpreted, can be a way of learning about the works of God's hand. Many ancient civilizations believed in a Saviour who was the Son of God, and who had many resemblances to Jesus. This was all based on the theory that the sun represented the giver of life, and the bright and morning star. Many false religions came out of astrology, just as many false religions have come from the Bible. God set up the stars, so that people of any language could obtain knowledge of Him. The problem is when they worship the creation rather than the Creator.
Well, you should believe in astrology, its in your Bible! We have the Age of Taurus in the Bible symbolized by the Bull, then we progress to the Age of Aries with the lamb or ram, and then to no surprise the coming of Jesus is heralded with the symbol of the fish, known to be representative of the age of Pisces. Now we are moving into the Age of Aquarius symbolized by the water bearer. This is also found in the bible. It says in Mark 14:13, "So he sent two of his disciples, telling them, "Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him." Some consider this passage to be indicative of the coming age of Aquarius, which is represented by a man carrying and pouring a jar of water.
This passage is from one of the webpages below and describes the procession of the ages which we have passed through biblically:
In effect, each Spring and every 2190 years or so, a new sign of the Zodiac gets "Crossified" at this celestial intersection. We call it "Easter" because the SUN, not the SON rises directly East at the balance of equal spring day and night hours growing on toward the longest day of the year in June. Two millenia ago the sun was increasing into Aries the Lamb, while Aquarius, also a symbol for John the Baptist, the Water Bearer of sorts, was decreasing, or going below the horizon. "He must increase, but I must decrease," John is reported to have said. It happened in the heavens.
During the Age of Taurus, many human religions were based on Bull worship as Taurus was the Great Bull in the skies. During that time, humans were symbolically and sometimes literally washed in the blood of the bull as a religious right of passage and for the remission of their sins. One of the lines Priests of that time waited for from the crowds witnessing the slaying of bulls was "it's blood be upon us and upon our children." Pretty familiar huh?
After this age had passed and the Bull was slain, the Age of Aries came to be in the heavens. Around the time of Abraham to be exact and when he offered the lamb in place of his son, the age began in literary terms. It is not coincidence that the new Age of Aires the Lamb ends just as did the Age of Taurus the Bull, but not with the slaying of the Bull. Rather, it was the slaying of the Lamb that ended the Age of Aries the Lamb. The Age of Pisces began around the time of the early Christian Church. This is because the SUN is now in the constellation of Pices and has been for 2000 years which is now about to end and become the Age of Aquarius the Water Bearer.
So what you might ask? Well during each preceeding age, astronomically, the religious symbols tended to be the symbols of that age. Bull worship and sacrifice during the Age of Taurus, Lamb worship and sacrifice during the Age of Aries and an entire following religion based on that sacrifice of the Lamb in which the adherents were to be "fishers of men" and whose 12 zodiacal disciples were mostly fishermen, the Age of Pices the Fish. The great symbol of the Christian faith is the fish. You see it often on the bumpers of our cars.
But now the age of Pices is ending as the Sun moves into Aquarius, the Water Bearer. It won't happen overnight, but I suspect "we" will see a change once again in the kind of truth and the symbols of that truth that lead us into a new age.
Besides these facts, I have found both astrology and numerology to be surprisingly accurate about many details pertaining to my character and there is nothing bad in it, though it may push you to redefine your understanding of Jesus.
The name of "Jesus" is above all things in this world.
Nothing else can stand in front of it. No astrological or numerical predictions. Astrology or numerology or such other occult studies don't decide god's will. They are all evil tricks to make people believe in things other than god. Place your complete faith in god and soon you'll realize that no star or planetary positions have any effect on your life.