Astrology: A Christian Perspective
January 13th, 2011 | by Philip Verghese 'Ariel' || Leave a comment |
Mad Rush Towards Soothsayers or Astrologers
A write-up on Astrology. A Christian perspective on astrology published on the pages of “Confident Living” and “Harvest Times for your family” magazines. The writer brings out certain facts on this subject based on the Holy Bible. A Christian viewpoint on astrology.
It is very unfortunate to note that in India the politicians and the film personalities are the bunch of people who always in search of these soothsayers. In recent times this trend is spreading among the Indian cricketers’ community and the television program producers and its anchors. What a shame and pathetic condition this is.?
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One thing is sure that our politicians and celebrities are addicted to this kind of superstitions. It seems like its diluted in their blood and with that they are fooling their fans too. It looks like it is very difficult to weed out from their system .
The famous Indian writer, Khushwant Singh (a stalwart in the Indian Journalism) the former Editor of famous English weekly, “The illustrated Weekly of India”, said in an interview, “Due to some problem the astrology columnist of the weekly left the organization and the column stopped abruptly. The readers started inquiring about it. I don’t want to displease the readers and I started compiling the column myself. I selected some previous issues astrology column and reshuffled it and arranged it for the week with a pen name. This was very much appreciated by the poor readers”.
This is what is happening in many of the publications in the name of this column called ‘Astrology’. The gullible readers eagerly wait to read this waste. How sad it is? Print and visual media is on a neck to neck race on this issue of knowing the future and telling the future. They run columns for daily, weekly, monthly and yearly forecasts for their readers.
A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE
The point here is about the Christian flocks: Even among some of the so called Christians there are a good number of people who are after such people. They seek the guidance of astrologers, tarot readers and other soothsayers to know their future. For their children’s education, marriage and other family auspicious occasion’s dates etc they consult these astrologers. They eagerly look at the daily and weekly astrology columns in newspapers and weeklies. Some eagerly watch for the daily broadcasts through TV.
These so called Christians must take note that they are going after the old nature, a kind of idol worship. They are forgetting the fact that God is the one who controls everything and He is the one who decide about the future and every creator is in His hands. They just forget this great truth and running after the creators of this world.
A child of God is controlled and guided by the spirit of God, not the creations of this world. Creations should seek the face of the creator, not the stars, sun, moon or any other living or non-living things.
The Holy Bible: The God’s special revelation in written form. There are a number of books revered as sacred, but God has given only one book that is the BIBLE. Its unique authority is affirmed from cover to cover. Therefore, occult knowledge like astrology, tarot cards reading etc are off limit and should not influence a real Christian.
Comments and responses from Knol Pages:
i agree with whats told above
mr. p v ariel your aritcles are so well written and sensiable that once start reading, just can’t stop…. i’m so glad that God has blessed us with people who bring out the truth …. may God bless you, and pls do continue posting such nice articles..
mr. pv pls do read what i’ve written and give me feed backs
this is true, that newspapaer astrology is making fun of astrology and people. no two individuals are alike, so how can same reading apply to billions at one time.
however, I understand that you are not disputing predetermination.God has created this world and God has created the script of a person as well.
moreover, astrology, tarot and witchcraft, tantra, they are all separate things, and they can not be clubbed together.
repeatability that is required by scientific method is there now in lifescape astrology. you can check it yourself, so now debate, likes whether planets provides predetermination or not are going to be things of the past. Yes with that conventional theories of astrology would also be replaced by modern research.
The main thrust of this article is NOT whether any of these practices are true, verifiable, or related to each other. The main thrust is that Christian are forbidden from indulging in them.
Thanks for the comment.
We are not intended to open a debate here on this issue.
J C Philip clearly mentioned the very purpose of this knol.
Hope you understood.
Thanks Shastri Saheb for the timely comment
Thank you so much
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