“There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.” (Deut. 18:10-12).
An observer of times is a reference to Astrology.
It is an abomination, something worthy of God’s judgment.
Astrology has taken over the lower functions of peoples minds, yes I said taken over, WHY? Because it connects with a part of us that wants to believe in something bigger than we are without giving our lives completely to a God who requires moral following of his commands 24/7.
Its a FUN way to lead your life (Some say!) but what everyone misses is the elephant in the room with it, what is this elephant? Simple, THE FACTS behind it, its filled with multiple holes and UNSCIENTIFIC beliefs and the very same people who believe in science as god, read and believe in their Horror-Scope at the same time.
“And he (King Josiah) 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…..And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the LORD with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might…” (II King 23:5,25).
A part of Astrology in ancient times was the actual worship of the heavenly bodies; they go hand in hand.
What motivates this hypocritical behavior?
Superstitions like old wives tales, folklore, bizarre beliefs, taboos, omens, lucky & unlucky things have deceived man for Centuries and show no signs of stopping. Even when I was a black Witch I knew Astrology was a fabricated bunch of Non-sense but it was good for a Laugh or two in making people pliable to what I wanted them to do, this is how Satan manipulates mankind into doing his bidding.
What better way to get you to go this way or that way but to tell you every morning what YOUR SIGN is going to do? Its so simple really, you become addicted to letting a silly newspaper Horror Scope or a Calender of Chinese astrology manipulate your actions, not only is this stupid but its an insult to the God who created you!
Superstition is a credulous belief or notion, not based on reason or knowledge, therefore why do otherwise smart people follow it daily or weekly? It defies all common sense to even look seriously at it for any reason.
Israel… “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.”
You cannot practice this heathen art and be a child of God at the same time, its like oil and water or fire and water they do not mix.
Astrology must be repented of and forsaken.
So what are the major problems with Astrology we need to pay attention too?
Astrology is an ancient practice that assumes that the position of the stars and planets has a direct influence upon people and events. Supposedly, one’s life pattern can be charted by determining the position of the stars and planets at the time of one’s birth. The chart that attempts to accomplish this is known as a “horoscope”.
Rene Noorbergen explains how one’s horoscope is charted:
For every personal horoscope, the moment of birth is the essential starting point. This, coupled with the latitude and longitude of the individual’s birthplace, provides the initial package for the usual astrological chart. While this is elementary, it is not complete; a factor known as “true local time” must also be considered.
This “true” time is arrived at by adding or subtracting four minutes for each degree of longitude that your birthplace lies to the east or west of the center of your time zone of birth. Once this has been accomplished, the next step is to convert this “true” time into “sidereal” or star time.
This is done with the aid of an ephemeras, a reference book showing the positions of the planets in relationship to the earth. Checking this star time in an astrological table is the last formal move, for in doing so, the theme of the individual’s “ascendant” -the astrological sign that is supposed to have been rising on the eastern horizon at the moment of birth -is revealed.
Once you have developed this data -these simple steps are no more difficult than solving a seventh-grade math problem -then you are ready to “chart” your horoscope. This means you align the “ascendant” with the nine-o’clock point on the inner circle of the horoscope, and from there you are prepared to “read” the various zodiacal “houses” that control your life and fortune
(Rene Noorbergen, The Soul Hustlers, Grand Rapids, MI Zondervan, 1976, pp. 176,177).
The claims that astrologists have made have drawn severe criticism from the scientific community.
In September, 1975, 186 prominent American scientists, along with 18 Nobel Prize winners, spoke out against “the pretentious claims of astrological charlatans,” saying, among other things, that there is no scientific basis whatsoever for the assumption that the stars foretell events and influence lives.
Did you get that:
“No Scientific Basis Whatsoever”
The following are some of the reasons the practice of astrology must be rejected as both unscientific and unbiblical.
“Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.” (Jer. 10:1-2).
Statistics tell us that there are ten million devoted followers of Astrology in the United States, and there are another 40 million who dabble in it.
Two thirds of the English read the Astrology columns along with 53% of the French and 63% of the Germans.
Astrological columns can be found in more than 1,200 newspapers in North America as compared to Billy Graham’s column (Christianity’s largest) which can be found in only 200.
Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, show unto the king; But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets…“
Now I ask you :
How come different Astrologers recommend different things to the same people on the same day?
Virgos were told by Carrol Righter to stay home, while Snyder Omar told them to go out. Libras were told by Francis Drake to plan the day as they wished, but Jeane Dixon said that all personal plans would fail that day. Antiquarians were told by Drake to follow carefully their plans for the day, while Omar said, “Lay low.”
Who are we to believe? This is utter nonsense even if your crazy or just plain dumb, no one could possibly believe it! Its no different than believing that Congress wants to help us and all the while their taking away our rights, come on people grow a brain!
Or could they?
Why are newspaper horoscopes so vague?, its a guessing man’s game with our emotions, suggesting things so we SELF FULFILL the rest, its a total scam from start to finish.
Some follow it as a NATIONAL part of Heritage like the Chinese, its part of their ingrained History as a people just like most Superstitions are but that is not an excuse God will except from his people, who should know better.
The “Farmer’s Almanac” is often far more specific and just as accurate, but it is not worshiped, we like to pick and choose our gods to worship. The Hypocrisy is overwhelming!
How come, if a person’s exact time and place of birth is important, newspapers can predict fortunes months ahead without knowledge of these facts? Its simple, they make LOTS of money from it and the facts be damned and AS LONG as the public isn’t wise to the scam, all’s well.
Why is it that only twelve constellations affect us, while billions of Constellations in the heaven’s do not affect? Who made the few to rule while the rest don’t have a say?
This fact alone makes every claim by these bone heads FUNNY at best!
How come the discovery of NEW planets hasn’t moved the charts to change your future, if they were there before they knew it, then those planets were affecting our lives too? Yet no effort is ever made to include the new data or update the outdated results.
Why hasn’t Astrology accounted for the gradual shift in the lines of the poles, surely that has to affect their predictions greatly? Must be why my sign has ALWAYS BEEN OFF these past 51 years?
Astrologers tell us that people born in October are Libras, but scientists know that they are actually Virgos, a glaring mistake I’d say.Our calendars are nothing like the ones used by the ancients and there hasn’t been an attempt to reconcile them ether.
Why don’t facts match predictions?
We are told that Libras are supposed to be the more artistic, yet the statistics don’t bear this out in any way. The same goes for every prediction out there, with closer looking one can ALWAYS see an error in prediction, its so childish really. Why can’t thinking people use their heads for more than containers of “leftover thoughts”?
And what about people born close to the earth’s poles without planet or sign visible? Is their future blank or unpredictable, try to get an answer to that one!
Why do Astrologers in India and China use different signs than those in the West, if the signs are there to see wouldn’t they look alike no matter where you were on the earth? This alone PROVES beyond a shadow of a doubt that its made up nonsense!
Each country around the world at some point in its history looked up and saw stars in the heavens and connected the dots to form animals and people holding objects that meant something different to each nation, they applied their meanings to their culture, other nations COPIED theirs and rewrote their meanings onto it and so on and so on.
BUT IF ASTROLOGY IS TRUE THEN THIS COULD NOT HAPPEN, IT WOULD BE TOTALLY CONSISTENT ACROSS THE BOARD, EVERY SIGN WOULD LOOK THE SAME AND EVERY MEANING WOULD BE THE SAME WITHOUT FAIL.
That I could trust in as reliable, knowing that every time I looked at my sign anywhere in any culture I could rely on the actions I took on the advice they gave me. This would be a solid rock of predictive power, BUT alias no such thing exists!
How do you know which influences are bad and which are good, whose the moral judge in this pagan religion that has influenced us? Why,when we can’t believe in a God that gave his life for us and gave his direction for our lives, do we turn around and let the Comics guide our lives let’s at least be consistent here!
Mars is supposed to be bad, but why is it bad, because its FACE isn’t smiling, maybe its RED because its embarrassed or just MAD because you think its bad? If you can make up stuff so can’t I!
Why is the hour of birth more important than the hour of conception when life actually begins, are the stars “Pro-Choice”? It’s funny how every principle of God is wanting in this evil system isn’t it?
Why is it that most true scientists repudiate Astrology?