The Truth About Astrology
As revealed between the covers of the Book of Books, the Holy Bible, there is an Almighty God who transcends time and space, the Creator of all things. And there is another, a lesser by far who would take His place, if he could. The Almighty will remain, but the one who's defeat has been prewritten in the annuls of history continues undaunted to engage in the bitter struggle. Every means at his disposal is utilized almost as though there were some hope of turning his destiny.... but he will not repent. His will is steady. His end looms before him -- destruction.
His dedication to the task of depriving the ultimate victor of the spoils of war is admirable, in a way. Admirable, too, is the dedication of those whom he has deceived into siding with him. The Host of Heaven and many lost of the Earth with skill and determined effort bend their backs and spiritual bows to the task of denying the Almighty God what he so richly deserves. Love. Honor. Worship..
This adversary is formidable. His efforts bear much fruit, but for a season. His ways are brilliant, if not very inventive. By what manner does he perform his wicked work of stealing, killing and destroying? Deceit. Deception. He pretends to be what he is not - to do what he does not - to have what he has not. The father of lies is he. Ever accusing falsely. Attempting to assume the appearance of the true God, he imitates His qualities and counterfeits His works. Meddling in the affairs of this God with his people, he continually distorts His communications, speaking twisted truths with a forked tongue. Who among us is fooled by the obvious? None but the most simple. But the subtle lays a snare for all but the most wise. His deeds are done in darkness under the cloak of ignorance and confusion.
In the great and bloody battle being waged over the richest of spoils, the souls of men, the most clever and devious of devices are being used. The weapon ASTROLOGY is such a device - wielded by the skilled to destroy the ignorant. Those without knowledge are lured by innocent sounding words which seem good to the ears and are led straight into the dark realm of the occult and witchcraft; rebellion against the most High. The battleground is strewn with the gross wreckage of mankind.
Man, for the most part, can still be seen expending his alloted time on this earth in a state of increasing corruption. What remains of his earthly abode wanes in the power to sustain him - even rising up to destroy him with the increasing fury of rending earth, tearing winds, violent floods, raging fire and wasting disease. And yet, the sin of rebellion against the one in whom help is reigns in their hearts.
In his book, The Gospel in the Stars, Dr. Joseph A. Seiss was inspired to offer his view of the influence of astrology and the original intent for this sacred domain which is the celestial heavens. "For ages this whole field has been almost entirely left to a superstitious and idolatrous astrology, which has befouled a noble and divine science and done immeasurable damage to the souls of men. But we here find it claimed to be a sacred domain laid out of God in the original intent of creation itself. And when I look at the deep and almost universal hold which a spurious and wicked treatment of this field has so long had upon mankind, I have been the more led to suspect the existence of some original, true, and sacred thing back of it, out of which all this false science and base superstition has grown, and of which it is the perversion."
Satan has counterfeited a most beautiful means of God's revelation to man in order to corrupt and distort the truths regarding Jesus Christ. Its evident that, throughout history, the Devil has continually tried to wipe out every facet of God's revealed word, including Jesus Christ himself. The only way the Devil can now attack the integrity of God's word "written" in the heavens is to alter it's true spiritual significance in man's perspective through astrology. He's pretty well succeeded, hasn't he? But yet, the Lord God is God Almighty, and no weapon forged against him shall prosper in triumph!
The following passage reveals the fate of those who dabble in the distorted half-truths of astrology. The power of the cleansing fire of God will consume them.
13 All the counsel you have received has only worn you out! let your astrologers come forward, those stargazers who make predictions month by month, let them save you from what is coming upon you. 14 Surely they are like stubble; the fire will burn them up. They cannot even save themselves from the power of the flame. Here are no coals to warm anyone; here is no fire to sit by.
As popularly quoted from Hosea 4:6, the scriptures reveal: "my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge." My friend: All that astrology is is but a distorted shadow of the glorious design of the Creator of the heavens. It is merely a shallow counterfeit, and yet what power has been displayed. If Astrology has served its master so well, imagine what the almighty God in his greatness of glory has purposed in the genuine! we should turn our eyes to look deeply upon what glorious work the creator has done in expressing His love for us through this incredible media which is, the celestial heavens!
The heavens declare (narrate) the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
The Witness of the Stars - E.W. Bullinger