Since it was astrologers who actually bothered to visit baby Jesus, why are Christians today against Astrology?
They traveled hundreds and hundreds of miles, brought costly gifts, and recognized him as the incarnation of God, and ultimately kept his location secret from Herod.
King James Version
2 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, art not the least among the princes of Judah: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.
12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
Why has Christianity turned against Astrology, when it was widely practiced and respected in Jesus' time?
- ?Lv 67 years agoBest Answer
Good point. I find it also rather odd they put the birth date of Jesus on the winter solstice, which holds great pagan and astrological meaning as well.
- Christian MLv 67 years ago
The Truth of all things comes from the Silence within. Everything else will always leave a doubt behind and lead to further speculation and inquiry without end. In the Silence we know and in the mind we believe we know. The vast difference is enough to see played out in the world of ego/mind vs Spirit.
Unending speculation is vanity as Paul pointed out. But it will always go on until the Silence within is discovered. Then the mind comes to its end and becomes only a tool rather than the structure itself.
- PhoenixLv 77 years ago
Three groups famously visited the stall at Nazareth, astrologers, (not convinced about that but let's say they were), kings and shepherds. Kings and shepherds are still acceptable. Two out of three ain't bad.
- 7 years ago
God-bearer Virgin Mary died 15 years after Christ's Ascension. In 3 days, Christ resurrected Her body. Jesus was born of the Father before time. Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father only. God is one. God=the Most Holy Trinity. 80 foot (25 meter) dinosaurs (man-eaters) are still alive today. They live under our level by the way. They will use sinkholes and lakes to come out to our level to play a game. Demons ride in UFOs. Don't go into a UFO ship to be healed by demons! Aborted babies go to hell for 33.5 years to grow up there in the dark. Abortion needs to be stopped! New documents lead to hell. Reject the chip, the evil plastic small world grey passport, and the 666 tattoo by lasers from hell! When people stretch hands to receive the evil plastic card (small grey world passport), 666 tattoo is given by lasers on the forehead or the wrist area. Food stores will laser people too. Of course, police will chip and laser people on the highways. Go hide in a village with 7-15 people per house to escape getting chipped and lasered. Antichrist is an evil flying pale gay man with red eyes from the tribe of Dan who is surrounded by demons who appear as angels of light. These demons carry the antichrist at the speed of light. Deceived people will say: "Christ is here, Christ is there!". Antichrist is possessed by Satan since he's 12 years old; he also wears gloves to hide his long animal-like nails. God is one. Jesus is 100% God and 100% man! Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father only. Christ preached in hell; those who believed, got out of hell. Orthodoxy is the only Biblical faith. http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/55141.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYZ49eCro2E
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- TruthtellerLv 77 years ago
As is with many others, you also are deceived into believing a lie, which was invented by ambitious overseers centuries ago. As for the Truth, the scripture exactly and only says "wise men", and nothing else; anything else beyond that which is written is pure speculation, which ought to be self-explanatory. As for astrology, it is written:
Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know. 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.
- DinDjinnLv 77 years ago
They must figure that now that we have Jesus Christ, astrology is superseded and no longer needed.
- power53Lv 57 years ago
It depends on what you mean when you speak of “Astrology”.
Following is an Old Testament passage that condemns all forms of divination, which would include the worship of stars.
Deut 18:9 "When you come into the land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations.
Deut 18:10 There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer
Deut 18:11 or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead,
Deut 18:12 for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD. And because of these abominations the LORD your God is driving them out before you.
Deut 18:13 You shall be blameless before the LORD your God,
Deut 18:14 for these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to fortune-tellers and to diviners. But as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do this.
Deut 18:15 "The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen—
In the New Testament, Stephen condemned the Israelites who were led out of Egypt because they worshipped the “host of heaven” and the “star of your god”.
Acts 7:39 Our fathers refused to obey him, but thrust him aside, and in their hearts they turned to Egypt,
Acts 7:40 saying to Aaron, 'Make for us gods who will go before us. As for this Moses who led us out from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.'
Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days, and offered a sacrifice to the idol and were rejoicing in the works of their hands.
Acts 7:42 But God turned away and gave them over to worship the host of heaven, as it is written in the book of the prophets: "'Did you bring to me slain beasts and sacrifices, during the forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?
Acts 7:43 You took up the tent of Moloch and the star of your god Rephan, the images that you made to worship; and I will send you into exile beyond Babylon.'
So, where did the Wise Men come from? I believe that they came from the area of Persia or Babylonia where Daniel the prophet had been exiled. Daniel was wiser than all the enchanters in Babylon.
Dan 1:19 And the king spoke with them, and among all of them none was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. Therefore they stood before the king.
Dan 1:20 And in every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters that were in all his kingdom.
Notice how the king advanced Daniel above all the others.
Dan 2:47 The king answered and said to Daniel, "Truly, your God is God of gods and Lord of kings, and a revealer of mysteries, for you have been able to reveal this mystery."
Dan 2:48 Then the king gave Daniel high honors and many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon and chief prefect over all the wise men of Babylon.
Daniel probably taught the Babylonians and Persians about God and the coming Messiah. Daniel taught how the stars were God's creation, created for signs of the times. (See Genesis 1:14).
May we never be guilty of wanting to worship what God created, (Romans 1), but rather worship the Creator, as the Magi did, as recorded in Matthew 2.
Jesus in the beginning was the Word, and all things were made through Him. (John 1:1-3).
- Anonymous7 years ago
exactly. the stars are gods creation. used for his glory, not to be worshipped. they point us to the creator. romans 1. groundwire.net