By David J. Stewart
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus” —Philippians 2:5
Astrology is s sin! The Bible, God's Word, has much to say about the spiritual influences upon our life. 2nd Corinthians 10:5 tells us, "Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." Astrology exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, i.e., the Bible. We are to obey Jesus Christ, i.e., the Word of God.
Heathens love to criticize money-hungry televangelists, and they certainly are; but what about the greedy astrologers who make merchandise of people, and rake in hundreds-of-millions of dollars annually? Why don't the heathens criticize such demonic websites as astrology.com, which claims to be the "leading astrology site since 1995!" The website offers all sorts of demonic psychic readings and unbiblical advice.
When President Ronald Reagan was shot in 1981 a failed assassination attempt, his wife Nancy sought advice from friend Merv Griffin, who told her to consult with an Astrologer. Nancy Reagan was infamous for counseling with Astrologers, and for bringing astrology into the White House. While governor of California, Ronald Reagan legalized astrology which had previously been outlawed. Reagan was a wolf in sheep's clothing. Although a champion against Communism, it was during President Reagan's administration that General Motors and thousands of other U.S. corporations began to relocate American jobs to foreign soil.
In case you aren't aware, astrology is a false religion--a system of beliefs based upon the planets, sun, moon, and stars. Astrologers "look to the stars" for the answers to life's questions and daily spiritual guidance...
Where the planets are at any given time have an enormous effect on your day and on the world's collective mood. Check out what each of the twelve Sun and Moon Transits portends and then drop by the Planetary Forecast daily to see exactly where the planets are.
Astrology is demonic! In sharp contrast to what astrologers teach, the Word of God says... "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 2:5). Jesus never looked to the stars, or consulted with astrologers. When Jesus counseled the two men on the road to Emmaus in Luke 24:27, He didn't look at any astrological charts.
Rather, we are told that Jesus expounded them with the Word of God... "And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself." How foolish it is for people today to seek spiritual guidance from God's creation, instead of from God Himself. Psalm 119:105 states... "Thy word is A LAMP unto my feet, and a light unto my path." Astrologers have absolutely no interest in what the Word of God has to say.
Astrologers Condemned in the Bible
The Bible forbids such witchcraft. The Old Testament mentions "astrologers," and condemns them... "Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee. Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them..." (Isaiah 47:12-14).
Astrology is straight from the pits of Hell. Did you know that modern psychology is based upon demonic astrology? Listen to what the astrologers have to say for yourself...
Astrology is not a religion or a faith. The modern science of Psychology, which is the realm in which many contemporary people explore their sprits, was born of Astrology.
This should be clear evidence to you why it is dangerous to seek guidance from psychologists. They are trained in heathen universities by godless professors who reject Jesus Christ and deny the Word of God. Psalm 1:1 states, "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful." Christians should not seek counsel from the unsaved world. If you do, you'll be receiving counsel from heathens who practice astrology, see no harm in abortion, participate in homosexual parades, and curse the name of God.
I also want to clarify something regarding the above quote... astrology IS A RELIGION! Ironically, the very author who made the above quote also stated the following...
In Christian religion, if you're good, you go to heaven or, if not, to hell. Some people interpret these teachings to mean the same thing as Astrology's view. If you don't fulfill your mission this time, it's harder next time (hell); if you do, you are released from that burden (heaven). Buddhist teachings are similar.
First, no one goes to Heaven because they're good. Romans 3:10-12 states that there are no "good" people. We are all sinners (Romans 3:23). This is why we need HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS (i.e., Jesus' righteousness).
Second, the author of the above quote makes a big contradiction. How can astrology be "a view" and not be a religion? Religion is defined as: "A strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny." Astrology is therefore a religion. Please read the following words of wisdom from Pastor Brian M. Schwertley...
Since the mid-1960s, there has been an immense increase in the popularity of divination, or fortune telling, among young people all over the globe. Divination is an occult practice where a person foretells future events or gains secret knowledge regarding someone's personality and life. Popular methods of divination are: astrology, tarot cards, palm reading psychic consultations, mediums and Ouija boards.
Why have these practices (especially astrology) become so popular in our modern “scientific” culture? Because people want personal guidance in their lives. People want to know the future, because knowledge of the future means control of the future. Control of the future, through occult means, is supposed to give a person an advantage over others. This advantage entails power. People want to predestinate their own lives through foreknowledge.
A key element in divination is that people seek this knowledge on their own terms. Psychics and those who cast astrology charts generally give out vague good news to their customers. If they gave out bad news, they would go out of business. “This is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord: which say to seers, ‘See not’; and to the prophets, ‘Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits’” (Is. 30:9,10). Therefore, astrologers, psychics and all diviners, by nature, are false prophets.
It is wickedness to seek daily spiritual guidance in one's life from the alignment of the planets, et cetera, instead of from the Word of God. Astrology is a form of witchcraft, i.e., seeking spiritual guidance, power, or help from any source other than God. Jesus plainly stated in John 5:39, "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me."
What wonderful Words... SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES! Oh! How foolish are so many people today, who are woefully, and willfully, IGNORANT of the Scriptures! If you want answers to your life, and guidance to lead you, then seek the God of the Bible... "For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death" (Psalm 48:14).
Can Astrology Help Us Make Better Decisions, Clarify Our Thinking, and Help Us Create the Future?
No! The Devil has duped you if you believe that the planets affect your spiritual life.
The truth about Predictive Astrology
"Astrology is humanity's oldest and most precise mindmap. It cannot, however, accurately predict events. The planets hold half of the cards; you hold the rest. Choices you make within the astrological environment determine what actually happens to you.
We are free. No rigid, fatalistic prediction can bind us. There is no astrological event so baleful that creativity, intelligence, and honest self-appraisal cannot turn it to constructive uses - and there is no configuration so glorious that selfishness and laziness cannot sour it.
The purpose of modern predictive astrology is to help people make better choices, to clarify the nature of psychological terrain through which they are passing, and to serve as their ally in the endless, unpredictable task of creating the future."
~Quote from Steven Forrest - The Changing Sky
(You Already Hold the Key to the Stars - A Practical Guide to the New Predictive Astrology)
I once heard an astrologer say that the planets determine your gifts in life. In sharp contrast, the Bible states... "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above..." (James 1:17). 1st Corinthians 12:7 and 11 state, "But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal... But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will." 1st Corinthians 12:7-11 list various different types of gifts which the Holy Spirit gives to believers. It is God who gives us all gifts, and who determines what gifts we receive; NOT astrology.
Genesis 1:14,15 state... "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: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so." God gave us the sun, moon, and stars to benefit mankind. The sun warms the earth. The moon lights the earth at night. The stars also provide light, and allow ship navigators at sea to determine where they are located (i.e., if they have no fancy modern equipment). Astronomy is a fascinating science and has many scientific applications. This is vastly different than the Satanism of astrology...
"Predictive Astrology can give you a hint about what lurks around the corner in your life. It can also help you plan the right times for your major life decisions."
What a bunch a malarkey! God never intended for mankind to worship the heavens, or to seek spiritual guidance from them. To do so is sin. In 2nd Kings 23:5, king Josiah destroyed the works of evil... "And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven."
If you want to make better decisions, and clarify your thinking, then you need to obey the words of Jesus when He said in John 5:39... SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES! Searching the stars may help a ship navigator lost as sea, but they won't help a man who is spiritually seeking the truth. You need God's Word.
Astrology and Reincarnation
Astrology is a false religion that also teaches reincarnation. Astrologers believe that "hell" is merely having to repeat this life again...
If you don't fulfill your mission this time, it's harder next time (hell); if you do, you are released from that burden (heaven). Buddhist teachings are similar.
This is demonic teaching! Astrology is indeed a religion, admittedly similar in beliefs to Buddhism, which also teaches reincarnation. Millions of people dabble in the Satanic arts of astrology, electional astrology, divination, psychic readings, fortune tellers, Chinese horoscopes, séances', crystal balls, tarot cards, clairvoyance, necromancy, astral projection, etc. They ALL have one common denominator--they invoke the spirit of Satan.
If you want to make better decisions, and clarify your thinking, then you need to obey the words of Jesus when He said in John 5:39... SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES! There is no way you can know your future here on this earth (Proverb 27:1); BUT, you can certainly know that your name is written in Heaven (Luke 10:20; 1st John 5:13).
As mentioned earlier, searching the stars may help a ship navigator lost as sea, but they won't help someone who is spiritually seeking the truth. You need God's Word. If you would like to be saved, by receiving Christ as your Savior, then you can KNOW without a doubt that you have a home in Heaven. Please read, To Him That Worketh Not.
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