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Astrology
« on: March 02, 2011, 08:49:20 PM »


Ray,
 
I love your website. I do have a question, however, on the subject of astrology. I have a friend who is really into astrology and is deterred from Christ due to the Church’s overwhelming condemnation of it. I really want to witness to her. Though I know and have researched several scriptures telling us not to seek the heavens for answers, I was wondering if the Bible gives credence to subject?
 
Basically, if I can show her that the Bible recognizes astrology and witness to her in a different way than the typical “astrology is satanic and its practitioners are going to Hell” (though I have read your excerpt on Hell and agree) I believe that she will be more responsive to Christ. I really need some help here. Thanks Ray!
 
Very Respectfully,
Michael
 

Dear Michael:   First, it would be good for both you and your friend
to understand just what astrology is, and how it is supposed to work
and what things can be predicted or accomplished by it.  Here is a
pretty good site that is short and to the point--READ IT:
 
http://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/astrology_checklist
 
Why do people believe in astrology?  Answer:  Because they WANT TO.
No other reason.  It is similar, though not completely, to the belief that
UFO'S are aliens from distant worlds.  Is there one shred of tangible
proof of this theory?  No.  Are there "Unidentified Flying Objects?"
Yes, of course there are.  Are they intelligent aliens from distant worlds?
NO.  One of the most popular claims to the belief in UFO's goes like this:
"There are billions of other galaxies, stars, planets, etc., in the universe,
so it is absurd to think that we are the only intelligent life in the universe."
Now then, what is scientific about that statement?  Nothing whatsoever.
 
Astrologers have (at least in the past) suggested that the gravitational pull
present in the position of the stars and planets at the time of one's birth
somehow effects the future of that child.  As one scientist commented on
this theory:  "There is considerably more gravitational pull exerted from
the mass of the body of the physician delivering the child, than there is
in all of the gravitational pull of all of the starts and planets combined.
So maybe what should be studied, is how skinny or how fat is the attending
physician at the birth of a child!!
 
I'm sorry Michale, but I have over four thousand unanswered emials ahead
of yours waiting for a reply from me.  Hope you understand.
God be with you,
Ray
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