The fascination with astrology and horoscopes undoubtedly reflects people’s desire for wisdom beyond their own and direction for the future.
At different times, Christians have treated astrology differently.
What is the relationship between astrology and religion?
Most astrology systems advocate that some percentage of one’s life is fated. This conflicts with religions that believe that one has full free will to choose their particular religion. The fate versus freewill debate is the crux surrounding the antagonism between astrology and religion.
Did early Christians believe in astrology?
And early Christians, too, understood astrological ideas.
How many Catholics believe in astrology?
According to a recent study, nearly 30 percent of Catholics stated that they believed in astrology. Among white evangelicals there was 13 percent that professed a belief in astrology.
Does the Old Testament say anything about astrology?
“The truth is that the Old Testament does speak against a large number of occult arts (e. g, Ex 22:18; Deut 18:10), but astrology is not among them,” notes Hard Sayings of the Bible. Christians like to say that astrology is that it makes ‘free will’ impossible. As I look at it now, this is clearly incoherent.
While writing we ran into the inquiry “How do you feel about astrology in the Bible?”.
They feel that they are not alone and that there is a purpose in their life and that God’s plan is validated to them when they hear about their natal chart. I feel that astrology was a tool created by God for us to understand ourselves better and to use as a spiritual tool. I feel that there are many biblical verses that support astrology.
Astrologer William Lilly ‘s book Christian Astrology (1647) is a noted work. Magic and Divination at the Courts of Burgundy and France: Text and Context of Laurens Pignon’s “Contre les Devineurs” (1411).
Why is astrology offensive to God?
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.