Astronomy vs. Astrology | David Rives

By | August 9, 2019

When I give presentations on the beauty of
God’s creation, and how the heavens declare the glory of God, there are often those who
will mistakenly reference what I present as astrology. I quickly correct them, pointing out that
the field of science being discussed is called ASTRONOMY. The two terms do sound remarkably similar
and are easily confused, yet they have quite different meanings, so let’s clarify by looking
at a dictionary: According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary,
astronomy is simply “the scientific study of stars, planets, and other objects in outer
space.” The word astronomy is of Greek origin, meaning
“law of the stars”, and deals with the scientific laws or principles that govern the cosmos. Astrology, on the other hand, is “the divination
of the supposed influences of the stars and planets on human affairs and terrestrial events
by their positions and aspects.” We can learn a lot from the study of God’s
creation. Indeed, everything around us shows His amazing handiwork. Today, just as in ancient times, many atheists
look to the stars for direction and knowledge while ignoring the Author and Designer of
them. I’m David Rives,
Truly, the Heavens Declare the Glory of God.

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