Astrology and Christianity? What’z Up Christians? Explain.?
I have been studying the word of God and I happen to believe that astrology has some relevance to the Holy Scriptures and everyday people. I don’t run to read the daily horoscopes in newspapers and magazines and i don’t pick up my phone or cell to call soothsayers like “cleo”. However i do believe that there is a element of truth in astrology. No one should use the sign they are born under as an excuse to say “that’s just how i am.” We all have a free will as humans and can change. My question is, what are the chances that the magi who used the star to find Jesus the Christ weren’t astrologers and what are the chances that the 12 apostles don’t represent the 12 zodiac signs? and what are the chances that Ezekiel (chapter 1)wasn’t using the zodiac animals as a description of the creatures he saw in a vision? How much is the church not telling us because of fear that people will know the true truth? Can somebody, anybody intelligent explain? WHAT DO YOU KNOW?
Answer by gertystorrud
Deuteronomy 18:9-12. <')))><
Answer by ♥ Jenny ♥
Astrology is the system of belief in which knowledge of the relative positions of celestial bodies is used to interpret and organize information about personality, human affairs, and other terrestrial matters.
Since earliest known records in about 2300 BC; astrology has played a role in the shaping of culture and politics throughout history. In fact, despite the modern conceit that we live in an “enlightened, scientific and literate society”, nearly every major newspaper in the world contains an astrological horoscope section.
Unfortunately, Astrology is bullshit.
4300 years ago, when the ancient Babylonians invented the practices we now call astrology, they were earnestly trying to understand the world they inhabited. The Babylonians did not have anything resembling the scientific method of thought, but did the best they could.
Babylonian astrology was based on the “theory of divine governance”. This theory encompassed the belief that events on earth, including famines, harvests, wars and treaties were the direct result of the will of a large number of gods. These gods were active and regular agents affecting earthly and human matters, unlike the distant or non-involved “God” that many modern Christians may recognize.
Starting from the Babylonian’s observation that the fertility of the soil depends upon the sun and rain from the heavens; and that mischief and damage done by storms and floods were to be traced likewise to the heavens; the conclusion was made that the gods had their home in the heavens.
Observation of the night sky, coupled with the desire to predict important events such as storms, or crop failures led quite naturally to the early Babylonian astrology.
The Babylonians divided the night sky into small discreet regions, each the home of one of their gods. These regions, although renamed and reshaped since 2300 BC, are what we now call constellations. There are 88 constellations defined and recognized by the International Astronomical Union, these 88 regions of the sky encompass the entire sky visible from the surface of the Earth. This is obviously many more than the 12 commonly associated to zodiacal astrological star-signs familiar to every modern newspaper. To understand the significance of these 12 zodiacal constellations, its necessary to understand a little about the mechanics of our solar system.
the plane of the eclipticThere are nine Planets in our solar system, varying in distance from the sun, from the nearest, mercury, to the farthest, Pluto. (or Neptune, as Pluto has recently be reclassified, losing its planetary status) The planets in our solar system all orbit the sun in the same direction, and in the same plane. That is, all the planets follow orbital paths which are more-or-less in line with each other, defining a flat plane with the sun at its center. This is called the “plane of the ecliptic” because if three celestial bodies, such as the sun, the moon, and the earth briefly “line up” creating an eclipse, it is on this plane.
From the surface of the Earth, the plane of the ecliptic can be drawn across the sky as an imaginary line. Observations of the planets and the sun will always be along this imaginary line.
The constellations of the zodiac are defined as those which are bisected by the plane of the ecliptic. A person’s “zodiacal sign” is the constellation in which the sun is found on the date of their birthday.
constellation of Ophiuchus The zodiacal constellations are:
Some people might be surprised to learn there are not twelve, but thirteen constellations in the zodiac. In the 2nd century AD a Greek astrologer and mathematician named Ptolemy published a set of astrological tables which omitted the thirteenth constellation, Ophiuchus. Ptolemy’s 12-sign astrological table was based on the sun spending an equal amount of time in each constellation, corresponding to the 12 months of the calendar. He is known to have used the then-2400 year old Babylonian astronomical data. As a popularizer of horoscopic astrology, Ptolemy may have sacrificed accuracy for simplicity.
Whatever scientific merit there might have been in the still-developing field of astrology, Ptolemy’s tables mark a point of divergence from the later science of astronomy which replaces it. Present day horoscopes published in newspapers still use the same tables.
If people still believed that events on Earth were controlled by supernatural beings living in the sky, modern horoscopic astrology would have a significant problem.
That Ptolemy’s tables were based on second-millennium BCE Babylonian data brings up the issue of precession. The Earth, as most people know, not only orbits the sun once per year, it also rotates on its own axis once per day, similar to a spinning to
Answer by Jeanmarie
The bible says God is against astrology:
Isaiah 47:13-14 (NIV translation):
” All the counsel you have received has only worn you out! Let your astrologers come forward, those stargazers who make predictions month by month, let them save you from what is coming upon you. Surely they are like stubble; the fire will burn them up. They cannot even save themselves from the power of the flame. Here are no coals to warm anyone; here is no fire to sit by.”
Deuteronomy 4:19 (NIV): And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars—all the heavenly array—do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.
Leviticus 20:6 says God will separate himself from those who go after mediums and spiritists.
Deuteronomy 18:10-12 says that practicing witchcraft, sorcery, soothsaying, interpreting omens, making spells, and being a medium or spiritist, are all terrible sins to God.
Daniel 2:27-28 talks of how God kept King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream and its interpretation secret from the astrologers, magicians or dream interpreters, and soothsayers. However, he revealed it to his prophet Daniel.
Acts 16:16-18 talks of a girl who was possessed by an evil spirit that enabled her to be a fortune teller. Paul commanded the evil spirit to come out of her in the name or authority of Jesus, and the spirit left her.
Answer by Goldar
We have been told to watch the skies for signs. It was a star that led to a manger 2000 years ago.
EDIT: To Jenny above, My DOB is 11/30 can you tell me more about Ophiuchus?
Answer by howtoknowthetruth
Astrology is an abomination to God.
In the book of Isaiah Chapter 47, judgment is being pronounced on Babylon. Here is what Verse 13 says Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels: let now the astrologers, the star-gazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from the things that shall come upon thee. Here God is challenging astrologers and the like to save Babylon from judgment. He is mocking them
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