Have you ever looked at the stars and moon with so much admiration and wondered how they were made ?Well ,that practice may be termed as astronomy .
In so much as it isn’t what am here to talk about ,I propose we know the difference before we begin .
Astronomy is a science that studies everything outside of the earth’s atmosphere, such as planets, stars, asteroids, galaxies; and the properties and relationships of those celestial bodies.
Astrology on the other hand, is the belief that the positioning of the stars and planets affect the way events occur on earth.
If you are interested in the solar system and the planets, other celestial objects like asteroids and comets, other galaxies and the rest of the universe, what makes up space ,etc, then Astronomy may be the field you’re considering and not astrology .
It’s okay to admire the heavens and the planets and to be in owe of our creator when we consider the works of his hands .Just Like the psalmist ,as he gave reverence to his maker after considering how beautiful the stars,the moon and the planets were . Such astronomical art may not be considered evil since it ends in reverence to God .
However ,Astrology is a means of divining the heavens . It is considered a divination art because of its teachings that the relative positioning of the planet ,skies ,sun ,moon has influence on individuals and the course of their affairs . Divination means foretelling the future events ,revealing secrets by means of signs and omens or other supernatural agencies .
Astrologist are of the Claim that the art
1. Gives guidance to life
2.Gives information about the future
Based on the times when one is born and the relative position of the sun and the moon .
This may sound new to you like it did with me when I discovered this . God prohibits astrology and the bible speaks against it . Astrology is sin .
‘You shall not eat anything with the blood , nor shall you practice divination or soothsaying.
9 “When you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you , you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. 10 There shall not be found shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire , or one who practices witchcraft , or a soothsayer , or one who interprets omens , or a sorcerer ,11 or one who conjures spells , or a medium , or a spiritist , or one who calls up the dead.
So let me say this plainly it’s sin to be interested in daily horoscopes published on the internet and other popular websites . The fact is that many people out of curiosity find themselves practicing the art . With the intention to understand the perplexing philosophies of their lives and situations .
That isn’t the way to go . As a Christian it is below our standard to base God’s will for us on an astrological event or daily horoscope .We must forego the evil ways of astrology and depend on Gods word for guidance .