Astrologers and Fortune-Tellers

Astrologers and Fortune-Tellers

One popular astrologer (whose clients were politicians) declared that the Corona Pandemic would stop on a particular day.  Alas, he died of Corona infection before that day.  Sadly, mass media and social media promote astrology, numerology, tarot reading, palm reading…etc.  Moses’ Law forbids divination, fortune-telling, omen interpretation, sorcery, Mediums, necromancer…etc.  (Deuteronomy 18:10-14; Leviticus 19:31) Many young people think reading daily horoscopes is a harmless exercise.  It could be a trap of Satan to entangle into slavery.  Paul writes: “Abstain from every form of evil.”  (I Thessalonians 5:22)

God created the sun and moon to mark seasons and give us measurement of time.  (Genesis 1:14) They are also signs as these heavenly bodies were used as navigation indicators and to chart paths around the globe; in oceans as well as plains including deserts.  Yes, all these declare the glory of God.  (Psalms 19:1) God promised Abraham that His descendants would be numerous like stars of heaven.  (Genesis 15:5) The final judgement will include astronomical events relating to stars.  (Isaiah 13:9-10; Joel 3:15; Matthew 24:29) 

There is an assumption in many cultures that the position of stars influences human destiny.  Astrology is life interpretation by the position of stars or formation of planets when a person is born. These false pseudo-religious practices are dangerous. 

First, those who practice are exposing themselves to other spirits apart from God.  Which is dangerous, as the spirits are demonic. 

Second, instead of trusting the Lord for guidance, believers are looking for unreliable sources for guidance. 

Third, our faith is not anchored in the Lord or His Word. Some even serve the hosts of heaven as the Nation of Israel sinned.  (Deuteronomy 4:19) Lord judged Israel for this foolishness.  (II Kings 17:16)

Four, no one can predict tomorrow.  Future is in the hands of God, who is Lord of the future.  James writes:  “You do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” (James 4:14)

Do I trust Lord of the future or fortune tellers?

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