Is Astrology a Sin?

Are Astrological Signs Against God’s Plan?

Thus says the Lord: “Learn not the way of the nations, nor be dismayed at the signs of the heavens because the nations are dismayed at them.” Jeremiah 10:2

According to God’s Word, the worship of the stars, the seeking of “direction” from the stars is a sinful practice, another false god. Jesus said, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33). James said, under direction of the Holy Spirit, if any of you lack wisdom let him ask of God… (James 1:5). Godly wisdom comes from His Word (Psalm 1:1-3; Psalm 119; 2 Timothy 2:15, 3:16-17).

In Genesis 11, God records man’s first effort at ecumenicism – “building the tower of Babel,” not to get to Heaven, but to worship the stars and signs of the Heavens. This resulted in God confusing their language and scattering them over the earth.

From Book of Cults

Bob Larson, in his book, LARSON’S BOOK OF CULTS, page 259, has this to say:

“The underlying philosophy of astrology declares that one’s destiny can be found in the stars. In contrast, Christianity teaches that the events of life are determined by the combination of God’s sovereign will and man’s personal moral choices. Astrology, on the other hand, attempts to destroy man’s accountability to God. Horoscope devotees may think they can fall back on blaming the stars for their action, but the Bible teaches that someday all mankind will stand before God to be judged.”

Christians are to trust the Holy Spirit, who was sent to guide their lives (John 14:16-17, 26). The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord (Psalm 37:23). The guess work, the so-called “predictions of astrology,” should have no interest for believers who follow a more “sure word of prophecy” (2 Peter 1:19).

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Dr. Elmer Towns is a college and seminary professor, an author of popular and scholarly works (the editor of two encyclopedias), a popular seminar lecturer, and dedicated worker in Sunday school, and has developed over 20 resource packets for leadership education.His personal education includes a B.S. from Northwestern College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a M.A. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary also in Dallas, a MRE from Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, and a D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.He is co-founder of Liberty University, with Jerry Falwell, in 1971, and was the only full-time teacher in the first year of Liberty’s existence. Today, the University has over 11,400 students on campus with 39,000 in the Distance Learning Program (now Liberty University Online), and he is the Dean of the School of Religion.Dr. Towns has given theological lectures and taught intensive seminars at over 50 theological seminaries in America and abroad. He holds visiting professorship rank in five seminaries. He has written over 2,000 reference and/or popular articles and received six honorary doctoral degrees. Four doctoral dissertations have analyzed his contribution to religious education and evangelism.

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