Is Astrology in the Bible? – David Rives

By | August 9, 2019


The Genesis account tells us that the lights
in the heavens are to be for signs, not to be confused with the astrology condemned by
the Bible, as pagan in nature. Did the constellations that are now presented as mythological objects
originally have a purer, Biblical meaning? In the book of Job, God asks: “Canst thou
bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring
forth Mazzaroth in his season?” The meaning of the Hebrew word translated
‘Mazzaroth’ is a subject of debate. Some Biblical scholars believe that Mazzaroth is
actually a reference to the divisions of the constellations along the celestial sphere. It has been proposed that the Mazzaroth was
originally given as a prophetic guide to the coming of Messiah, a story spelled out in
the heavens that was later corrupted by the interpretations of astrologers, those who
believe that the alignment of celestial bodies actually influence human destiny. The Babylonians divided the circle of constellations
into 12 equal parts, corresponding with the month of the year. Ptolemy, a 2nd century
Greek astronomer, described those divisions by their Latin names. The term Zodiac actually
means “Circle of Animals”. It is very important to consider however that
the constellations vary in size. They don’t accurately represent 12 equal divisions of
the year. In addition, astronomers now recognize a 13th constellation along the ecliptic, the
constellation Ophiuchus. An astronomical phenomenon known as precession of the equinox, proves
the predictions of astrologers to be without basis. Due to precession since Babylonian
times, the sign of Aries is actually within the constellation Pisces. In ancient times, celestial bodies such as
the Sun, Moon and stars were central figures of the Zodiac. They were considered to be
gods and goddesses, and based on the Zodiac, the movements of the heavens had become a
means of divination. Scripture informs us that they worshipped
the created more than the Creator. In the book of Kings, we find that King Josiah ordered
that those who worshipped and burned incense to Baal, the sun, the moon, Mazzaloth, and
all the host of heaven, be put to death. Much is to be learned by the study of the
heavens. Care should be taken, however, to stay away from the worldly use of astrology
as established by the Babylonians. In the book of Revelation, we find that the institutions
of Babylon will one day fall. The Creator of the heavens is to be worshipped,
and not the heavens themselves. “Worship him that made heaven, and earth,
and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” ….Revelation 14:7 I’m David Rives –
Truly – The Heavens Declare the Glory of God.

6 thoughts on “Is Astrology in the Bible? – David Rives

  1. tammy lind Post author

    Hidden Records" by Wayne Herschel. To learn more about the Pleiades.

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  2. A Immortals Legacy Post author

    HE STATES THE CREATOR OF THE HEAVENS ARE TO BE WORSHIPED NOT THE HEAVEN. THIS GOES FOR ANY ANIMATE OR INANIMATE OBJECT INCLUDING MAN. FOR THE RECORD THE STARS ARE TO SERVE AS SIGNS.. BUT WHAT DOES THE BIBLE MEAN BY @ 0:34"SWEET INFLUENCES OF PLEIADES"?

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  3. Jory Marc Bebing Post author

    Luke 21:25 "There will be SiGNS in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves,

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  4. Sharon Rose Post author

    AND JESUS. SAID DO NOT BE DISMAYED AT THE STARS IN THE SKY AS THE HEATHEN. ARE"

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