Friday, January 14, 2011

Horoscopes and Zodiac Signs and the Christian

I read a friend's blog today and was moved to write something on the same subject here. She stated that many of her Christian friends were reading their horoscope and asking each other what their 'sign' was. It concerned her because these were suppose to be Christian friends and didn't Christians know that horoscopes and zodiacal signs were wrong? Apparently not.

I did a little research on Christians and zodiac signs and horoscopes and found that many people weighing in on the subject said it was just 'harmless fun'. I think Satan would love for us to think that. That's how a lot of sin starts. Oh it's just harmless flirting, or it's just harmless words, etc. But I digress, let me move on. The Bible is very clear that we are to consult God first and foremost for the direction of our life. We are not to consult the stars or our horoscope. If we do we are trusting in something other than God. In my research I found this quote and I wanted to share it with you today:
"The purpose of a horoscope is to gain insight into a person’s character and foretell the future. The basic belief of astrology is that planets and stars exert an influence upon our lives. Those with special knowledge—astrologers—can predict events in a person’s life. It is distressing that most major newspapers have a horoscope column, and even more distressing that many Christians read their horoscopes.

The Bible expressly forbids divination, sorcery, and hidden arts (Deuteronomy 18:10-14). God’s people are to heed God only (Deuteronomy 18:15). Any other source of guidance, information, or revelation is to be rejected outright. (See also Acts 16:16-18.) The Bible points to Jesus Christ as the only proper focus of faith (Acts 4:12; Hebrews 12:2). Our trust is in God alone, and we know that He will direct our paths (Proverbs 3:5-6). Faith in anything besides God is misplaced.

Astrology, then, opposes biblical teaching in at least two ways: it advocates faith in something other than God, and it is a form of divination. We cannot determine God's will for our lives through horoscopes. As Christians, we are to read the Bible and pray to God in order to gain wisdom and guidance. Consulting a horoscope is a violation of God's means of communicating with His children. We strongly believe that horoscopes should be rejected by Christians."

1 comment

  1. Very well said and researched! More people need to know about these things that people think to be "harmless"