Should Christians read their stars?

In a word, NO! Let me tell you why, from an excerpt taken from page 16 of ‘Empires of The New Age’ by Paul deParrie and Mary Pride.

“Divination

   Astrology, the teaching that the stars in the sky guide our lives, is the most popular form of divination in the West. It is the gateway by which many enter the pagan religion. Like all other techniques for predicting the future, astrology puts Nature in control and dispenses with the sovereignty of God.

Divination is completely amoral. The stars never guide you to make righteous choices, or even hint that righteousness exists. The pervert and the upright all receive their readings on an equal basis.
The Bible prohibits astrology, absolutely and completely. In fact, part of the reason for God’s judgment of Babel was the tower built “unto the heavens”.

In ancient times, the future was divined by sheep livers and chicken entrails. The Babylonians devoted thousands of volumes to the “science” of liver divination. To them, these copious observations constituted the pinnacle of science. The number of followers of these practices today — at least in the West — in negligible. Tea-leaf diviners and palm readers, once so popular, are also now on the wane. Instead, the curious and serious both seem to favor Tarot cards and I Ching.

Paul deParrie is a former occult practitioner with a wide knowledge of classical paganism.”

Divination is described as being –

“1. The act of divining; a foretelling future events, or discovering things secret or obscure, by the aid of superior beings, or by other than human means. The ancient heathen philosophers divided divination into two kinds, natural and artificial. Natural divination was supposed to be effected by a kind of inspiration or divine afflatus; artificial divination was effected by certain rites, experiments or observations, as by sacrifices, cakes, flour, wine, observation of entrails, flight of birds, lots, verses, omens, position of the stars, etc.

2. Conjectural presage; prediction.”
It’s basically trying to tell a person’s future by various means. No person (astrologer, medium, psychic) or thing (nature, entrails, tea leaves etc) has the ability to know the future. Only God knows the future because He is the only one who knows all.
Believing that God has made these things to be used for divination is also wrong, because He hasn’t. We are to rely on God and God only to direct our steps, not tell us what’s going to happen in our future.

It is similar to getting prophecies from sources that aren’t of God.
“And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by **soothsaying:” Acts 16:16

**Soothsaying: Strong’s # G3132 – “μαντεύομαι manteúomai, mant-yoo’-om-ahee; from a derivative of G3105 (meaning a prophet, as supposed to rave through inspiration); to divine, i.e. utter spells (under pretense of foretelling:—by soothsaying. – to act as a seer, deliver an oracle, prophesy, divine.”

If you are a professing Christian, and consult ‘the stars’ to divine your future, you are going against the written word of God and you need to repent – understand what you are doing is sin against God, seek His forgiveness and stop. You are messing with the occult by doing it and it’s very serious. The Bible actually calls it an abomination.
“When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 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.” Deuteronomy 18:9-12
Just because it’s in the Old Testament it doesn’t mean that God doesn’t still feel the same way about it!

Please, I urge you to stop because you are dabbling in the occult.

. horrorscope

 

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