Occult arts



1. What does the Bible say about astrology?




The Bible teaches that astrology – that is, the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world - is an art of divination condemned by God, for the law – which, as Paul says, “is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God” (1 Timothy 1:8-11) - states: “There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee” (Deuteronomy 18:10-12). Therefore, the astrologers, being ‘observers of times’ or ‘prognosticators’ – must be regarded as human beings who do something which is an abomination to God.

The planets and stars don’t have any influence on the life of man, consequently it is absolutely useless to consult those who observe them and study their positions. Their useless work is clearly attested by the Holy Scripture in these terms: “Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee. Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it. Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee” (Isaiah 47:12-15).

Be on guard, brothers, do not consult – even for fun – your horoscope, for it is a work of the devil condemned by God. Astrologers make vain predictions, they speak lies after lies to the people. If you want to know something concerning your future you must consult the only true God. He is able to reveal to you – in a vision, or in a dream or with an audible voice or through one of His prophets - the future, for He knows everything and He can do everything. But avoid astrologers, for they are ministers of Satan who deceive a lot of people all over the world.