Astrology has been practiced for centuries. In today's modern society, astrology and Zodiac signs are becoming increasingly popular. This article discusses what I discovered when investigating whether or not Christians should believe in zodiac signs.
Should Christians believe in astrology? No, Christians should not believe in astrology. Those who practiced astrology in the Old Testament were shamed. The practice of astrology is also mentioned by Paul in the New Testament as something that has to be driven out and repented of.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word "zodiac" comes from the Greek and refers to a "sculpted animal image." It is split into twelve signs or divisions of equal size (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces).
The 12 zodiac signs were "called after constellations and linked with dates based on the obvious tie between their position in the sky and the sun." Zodiac signs are part of astrology, which is a form of divination. Divination is the practice of using supernatural means to gain knowledge of the future or unknown.
Believing in Zodiac signs means you agree with astrologists' interpretations of the stars and their meanings for your personality and future. This is in direct opposition to seeing what God's will is for you in this world.
We know it displeases God since Zodiac signs are a part of astrology, and the Bible says astrology is bad.God instructed the Israelite's to forsake all Canaanite practices of divination (including astrology), fortune-telling, and sorcery, according to Scripture. The Lord regarded these activities to be an abomination .In Jeremiah it talks of a false prophet who practiced divination .
God states very clearly that we should seek Him for understanding of mankind and God's plan for us, not for these things. We were born with passions and a purpose by God. He wishes to provide us with solutions to our life's questions. Not from the stars, planets, or people's interpretations of them, but straight from Him. According to the Bible, we should avoid all types of evil since Jesus has provided us with so much more.
What are your thoughts on zodiac signs?
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