Monday, August 22, 2011

The Stars Predict That Christians Read Horoscopes

This is hardly new ground, but relevant still. Unfortunately.

I occasionally looked to horoscopes. For "entertainment" of course. I especially sought this entertainment as i sought a mate and approached life changes and sought direction for my life.

Later, during my spiritual "yondering days" i looked to them thinking God would speak to me through them. After reading "dark mission" by richard hoaglund, i even began to think that horoscopes might have some validity through hyperdimensional physics. After that, i sought out horoscopes that were touted as more accurate.

This was all after i was saved.

I was having a talk with someone who appears to be a Christian. Reads the Bible, goes to church, and this person mentioned that their horoscope had said something that resonated. I said that horoscopes were definitely forbidden by the Bible, but i was told that it purely for entertainment. Like Harry Potter or Star Wars.

Not good examples to make a case justifying horoscopes. Harry Potter, at best should be watched/read with the most discerning and mature eye. I read them when i was an immature believer, and finished the series once i had been more mature. As i was immature, who knows how that affected me.

I can more or less guarantee that the stuff in Harry Potter will only serve to spark a kids interest into the occult. After all, it was merely a mention of "Ray's Occult Books" in Ghostbusters 2 that sent me straight to that section of the library.

Star Wars too should be enjoyed responsibly. It is after all, basically pantheism packaged with starships and laser swords. Once you know that, it's easier to separate. It is still dangerous though, because the philosophy is so tied into the story. If you read the books, some of them contain parts that are basically how to manuals for new age meditation.

Perhaps both should be avoided altogether.


So apparently, horoscopes are OK for Christians, as long as its "only entertainment." Maybe, we ought to bust out a tarot deck or two with a ouija board, and rune tiles to have a church fortune telling fundraiser. Grab a channeler, maybe Blossom Goodchild, have her do some channelings for us...for fun of course. Even new agers know enough that oujia boards are not toys.

OK, off the soap box. What does God have to say about astrology, and even fortune telling, for fun or not?

My main source! Read it! But i had some of these scriptures before going there.

And here:

Daniel 2:2 - 6

He called in his magicians, enchanters, sorcerers, and astrologers, and he demanded that they tell him what he had dreamed. As they stood before the king,

he said, "I have had a dream that deeply troubles me, and I must know what it means."

Then the astrologers answered the king in Aramaic, "Long live the king! Tell us the dream, and we will tell you what it means."

But the king said to the astrologers, "I am serious about this. If you don't tell me what my dream was and what it means, you will be torn limb from limb, and your houses will be turned into heaps of rubble!

But if you tell me what I dreamed and what the dream means, I will give you many wonderful gifts and honors. Just tell me the dream and what it means!"

Daniel 2:9 - 10

'If you don't tell me the dream, you are doomed.' So you have conspired to tell me lies, hoping I will change my mind. But tell me the dream, and then I'll know that you can tell me what it means."

The astrologers replied to the king, "No one on earth can tell the king his dream! And no king, however great and powerful, has ever asked such a thing of any magician, enchanter, or astrologer!

(Thanks blueletter Bible, sorry, no link today)

Looks to me like Nebechadnezzar took his astrology pretty seriously. He didn't seem like he hade merely missed the latest "Babylon Idol" (pun intended) that is, entertainment. He was greatly disturbed! Notice also that the astrologers are powerless to give their king ANY wisdom. Some things never change, astrology still has little clue what's going on, and still no wisdom to offer.

Isaiah 47:13 - 14

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; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: [there shall] not [be] a coal to warm at, [nor] fire to sit before it.

Again, astrologers are shown to be essentially powerless. Not to mention, their ultimate destiny is fire, aka hell. They have no knowledge or power to help avoid calamity. i will avoid the snarky comment i was going to make.

At best it seems that astrologers can't get anything straight. But what about those times when a horoscope seems to ring true in your life? Surely, the stars must have aligned for your own, unique situation and destiny. Right?

Even in those rare instances where a horoscope has some truth, it is never 100%. Usually it's quite vague or almost fits, but i can guarantee a horoscope will never EVER be 100% accurate. Only the Word of God is. But why some horoscopes have any degree of accuracy would be due to demonic influence. Hence why Christians should avoid astrology and fortune telling. It's a foothold for Satan to get into your life. He's been in my life due to these footholds, and i can assure you it's not fun or entertaining.

Enough of what i say, here's what God has to say about fortune telling.

Leviticus 19:31

"Do not defile yourselves by turning to mediums or to those who consult the spirits of the dead. I am the LORD your God.


Isaiah 8:19 - 20

Someone may say to you, "Let's ask the mediums and those who consult the spirits of the dead. With their whisperings and mutterings, they will tell us what to do." But shouldn't people ask God for guidance? Should the living seek guidance from the dead?

Look to God's instructions and teachings! People who contradict his word are completely in the dark.

So God's pretty clear that those consulting the spirits of the dead become defiled. I would propose even by consulting them indirectly through horoscopes. Isaiah says it well. Why would we rather listen to the spirits of the dead, rather than turn to the God who loves us, and gave His Son for us?

I would submit that horoscopes are but one of many doctrines of demons affecting the church. We were warned about those in 1 Timothy 4:1. I challenge you to find the doctrines of demons you're taking heed to and get rid of them.

But there is a real prediction and it's 100% accurate. It's called the Bible. And God gave us a road map of what the future is. He has authenticated it, by showing that His Son, Jesus, has power above that of the seducing spirits who give us horoscopes. He also has told us the end before it happens, and had that mapped out before any of this even started.

Acts 16:16 - 18

One day as we were going down to the place of prayer, we met a demon-possessed slave girl. She was a fortune-teller who earned a lot of money for her masters.

She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, "These men are servants of the Most High God, and they have come to tell you how to be saved."

This went on day after day until Paul got so exasperated that he turned and said to the demon within her, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her." And instantly it left her.

Jesus Christ has power over these fortune telling spirits and EVERY evil spirit, and even the good ones (angels). The story from Acts proves that fortune telling comes from demons.

So, will you bend your ear to Satan and his spirits who give us nothing but lies and half truths? The ones who seek to drag us to hell and the lake of fire with them? Or are you going to repent and turn to God?

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