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By   •   June 1, 2004   •   Topics: ,

Q:

Is it all right for a Christian to believe in astrology and discover God’s plan for his or her life through a horoscope?


A:

The fascination with astrology and horoscopes undoubtedly reflects people’s desire for wisdom beyond their own and direction for the future.

Astrology is the ancient belief that a person’s destiny can be found in the pattern of the stars and planets at the time of one’s birth. The “horoscope” is the chart that attempts to describe that destiny. The Bible mentions the astrologers in the royal court at Babylon and their inability to tell or interpret royal dreams (Daniel 2:10-11 and 4:7).

Isaiah the prophet spoke of astrologers with derision: “Let your astrologers come forward, those stargazers who make predictions month by month, let them save you from what is coming upon you” (Isaiah 47:13).

Astrology is offensive to God because it attributes to planets and stars the power that belongs to God alone and because it tries to find the will of God by other means than God has appointed. Throughout the Bible God tells us that He will guide us; read Psalm 23:1-2, 25:9, 12, 32:8; Luke 1:79; and John 7:17.

A Christian has no need of astrology with its futile hints because believers can turn instead to the guidance of God’s Word.

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45 Comments

  1. Sheree Jernigan says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this information. I grew up knowing what the Bible says about the subject. Armed with that knowledge keep me from error. Now days so many believers do not have a clue about what is right and wrong in God’s eyes. The same believers than are bewildered when their prayers are hindered.

  2. Isaac says:

    Thanks for the illumination,I almost committed myself to this astrologer who promised to help me in the coming months.Thank God for saving me.

  3. Tori says:

    Thank you for the article, very helpful!

  4. Lillie Perez says:

    Thank you for this insight on astrology will share with others. Blessings to you and your family!

  5. Frank Ebenezer says:

    waiting on the Lord for his deliverance from a difficult situation, when delayed, tempts you to such things for easy, temporary solace,

  6. Frank Ebenezer says:

    Waiting on the Lord for his deliverance from a difficult situation, when delayed, tempts you to such things for easy, temporary solace.

  7. Lazarus says:

    I’m Christian and I believe in astrology and evolution.

    1. Janessa says:

      In reference to your ‘evolution’ belief. I believe when God created Adam and Eve…..he created them in the Adult form…..they were not babies or children. They were fully formed adults. Likewise, when he created the animals in the adult form. Therefore, when He created the earth, the moon, the stars….other planets in our galaxy….they are in the ADULT form.

  8. Anonymous says:

    If the astrology is not real, why does mine fit my personality exactly?

    1. Angeline says:

      Astrology is extremely broad and focuses on things that could likely be happening to anyone. To prove it, read another sign’s horoscope, and if you relate, it proves my point

  9. Elmer says:

    The righteous shall shine as the star, what does it mean?