Is Astrology a Sin?

Astrology can be said to mean the practical involvement of celestial bodies like the stars and the planets in determining humans’ future activities. Here, certain specialists employ indications and predictions to establish and prove that the sun, stars, moon and planets (constellations) can be studied to foresee future events.

In the beginning, when the world was created and man was put in the garden to man the affairs that went on, man had no worries to predict what will be in the future as his primary assignment was within the perimeter of the garden—giving glory to God. However, as the quest for knowledge grew, it bridged the purpose and plan of God for creating the world, and spured by the serpent, man developed the need to plan and worry for the future to solve his “fear for the unknown.”

Consequentially, like a systemically grown plant, one part begetting the other, man was overwhelmed by worry and urge to know beyond what he sees and has at his disposal. Greed and power then emanated overtime and the quest broadened even more. Man needed to have an edge above his neighbours and contemporaries and sustain for himself the greener pastures beforehand. Man became ready to spend any amount he could provide to achieve this purpose.

Astrology is a sin. Why?

We shall be studying some reasons why the practice of astrology is seen and classified a sin according to the standards of the Bible and Christianity, generally.

    Exodus 20:3 "Do not worship any other gods besides me.

What is a god?

Aside from having a supreme power, a god can be anything or anyone of great esteem and importance to a person, a clan or a people. Astrologers, hence, esteem these celestial bodies as the best way to the future. Erecting another god for themselves. They build altars alongside their incantations and enchantments to provide their craft a registered and exalted system.

    Matthew 6:25 "So I tell you, don't worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food, drink, and clothes…

Worry is one thought that Jesus had dropped a warning about. Though some people have misinterpreted “worry not” to mean “get lazy,” yet, the fact still remains that while we need to work, we don't need to worry.

Worry, according to the dictionary, means “disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress.” Or alternatively, “to be troubled; to give way to mental anxiety or doubt.”

This defines why God disapproves that we allow worry interfere with our service unto Him. Now, instead of man repenting from worry and get reconciled to God, he designed a defense in astrology among other tactics to satisfy his worry. This, therefore, is a sin.

A way out?

1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Astrologers have succeeded in convincing some people that they're supreme in matters of futurism. This calls for a deliberate shift. Man has to redirect his worries to God and let go of his hunger for astrology. In our walk in life, there's the possibility that worries tend to efface from various activities we do but we have to be careful to channel these worries to God and not to astrology. Astrology is not the way. If so, what then is the way? John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way…”

Therefore, the way out of worry is Jesus. Take it to Jesus and fine true rest.

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