Astrology, a False Hope


    Introduction:  The Age of Aquarius seems to have ushered in an age of pagan superstition. According to old statistics in my file, in the U.S. alone there are estimated 2, 000 newspapers that regularly carry astrological columns, 10, 000 full-time and 175, 000 part-time astrologers. We are told that about ten million Americans seriously believe in Astrology. Many Astrology practicioners will not make any serious decisions until they have consulted their astrological forecast.

I. Man has a preoccupation in wanting to know the future.

  A. Modern Astrology is simply defined as, "Type of divination that consists in forecasting earthly and human events by means of observing and interpreting the fixed stars, the Sun, the Moon, and the Planets…" (Encyclopaedia Britannica).

  B. The Bible teaches, "…A man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?" (Eccl. 10: 14, see also 3: 22, 6: 12). James emphatically taught, "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow…" (Jas. 4: 4).

    a. Revelation chapter five presents a search that was made in "heaven" and "earth" to find one worthy and able to reveal the future (vs. 1-3).

    b. It is significant that "no man was found worthy to open and read the book (tell future, vs. 4). Only Jesus, the Lamb of God, was found (vs. 6 ff.).

II. The emphasis of the Bible is on "today."

  A. We are not to worry about tomorrow, but address the problems of the present day, Jesus taught (Matt. 6: 34).

    a. We are to think in terms of "today" relative to salvation (2 Cor. 6: 2).

III. God alone knows the future (Isa. 46: 5-10).

  A. Man's efforts to know the unrevealed future often involve him in sorcery and "such like" (Gal. 5: 20, 21). Horoscopes, tarot cards, and crystal balls do not reveal the future.

  B. Instead of dwelling on the future, man needs to learn to concentrate on the present (Eph. 5: 16).

    a. We do not and cannot know the future.

     Conclusion:  While man cannot know the future, we can know Him who holds the future within His sovereignty! (Acts 17: 22-31; Acts 2: 36-46.)  Astrology is another example of man playing God and attempting to find his own source of power and control!