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2 In the absence of faith in God, many have sought guidance from other sources. One place such people have looked is...

3 In the absence of faith in God, many have sought guidance from other sources. One place such people have looked is... Pertaining to celestial bodies

4 In the absence of faith in God, many have sought guidance from other sources. One place such people have looked is... Pertaining to celestial bodies The study of, Knowledge of

5 In the absence of faith in God, many have sought guidance from other sources. One place such people have looked is... Pertaining to celestial bodies The study of, Knowledge of “Astrology” - “The belief that human events are determined by the positioning of the stars and planets at the time of ones birth. Astrologers claim to be able to interpret the future with mystical powers of knowledge of the stars, etc.”

6 Astrology (as we know it), is a product of the Chaldeans, who are credited in developing the Zodiac theory. Aquarius (Beaver) - (Jan Feb. 18) Pisces (Fish) - (Feb March 20) Aries (Ram) - (March 21 - April 29) Taurus (Bull) - (April 20 - May 20) Gemini (Twins) - (May 21 - June 21) Cancer (Crab) - (June 22 - July 22) Leo (Lion) - (July 23 - August 22) Virgo (Virgin) - (Aug Sept. 22) Libra (Scales) - (Sept Oct. 23) Scorpio (Scorpion) - (Oct Nov. 21) Capricorn (Sea-goat) - (Dec Jan. 19) Sagittarius (Archer) - (Nov Dec. 21)

7 Out of the approximately 1,750 newspapers (not including the internet) in the United States, 1300 of those carry a “Daily Horoscope.” “Horoscope” - “a diagram of the heavens showing the relative position of planets and the signs of the Zodiac, as at the moment of a person’s birth, used especially to predict events in a persons life” - Webster It has been estimated that about 32,000,000 people take seriously their horoscope.

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10 Isaiah 46: "To whom will you liken Me, and make Me equal And compare Me, that we should be alike? 6. They lavish gold out of the bag, And weigh silver on the scales; They hire a goldsmith, and he makes it a god; They prostrate themselves, yes, they worship. 7. They bear it on the shoulder, they carry it And set it in its place, and it stands; From its place it shall not move. Though one cries out to it, yet it cannot answer Nor save him out of his trouble. 8. "Remember this, and show yourselves men; Recall to mind, O you transgressors. 9. Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me,

11 Isaiah 46: Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, 'My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,'

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13 Ecclesiastes 10: The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious, But the lips of a fool shall swallow him up; 13. The words of his mouth begin with foolishness, And the end of his talk is raving madness. 14. A fool also multiplies words. No man knows what is to be; Who can tell him what will be after him? 15. The labor of fools wearies them, For they do not even know how to go to the city!

14 James 4: Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit"; 14. whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.

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16 Galatians 5: Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20. idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21. envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

17 Revelation 21: And He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. 7. "He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. 8. "But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."

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19 Degrades God And His Word. 1 Astrology causes people to trust in the horoscope, the (Newspaper & Internet) instead of looking to God’s Word, the (Bible). II Timothy 3: All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17. that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

20 Makes Slaves Of Its Followers. 2 The approximately 32,000,000 people who faithfully follow their horoscope become slaves to its predictions. Romans 6: Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? 17. But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. 18. And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.

21 Destroys Human Accountability. 3 What we do, (good or bad) is a product of the alignment of the cosmos when we were born, which determined the tendencies of our character. Galatians 6: Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. 9. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

22 Causes Worship Of The Cosmos. 4 Astrology forces people to give (credit, honor, worship) to the “Sun”, “Moon”, “Stars”, and “Planets” instead of “God.” Deuteronomy 4: "And take heed, lest you lift your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, you feel driven to worship them and serve them, which the LORD your God has given to all the peoples under the whole heaven as a heritage.

23 It Is A Complete Deception. 5 Astrology, at its best, is only a wild guess (make up anything), if it finds application in someone’s life. It is totally by chance. Daniel 2: The Chaldeans answered the king, and said, "There is not a man on earth who can tell the king's matter; therefore no king, lord, or ruler has ever asked such things of any magician, astrologer, or Chaldean. 11. "It is a difficult thing that the king requests, and there is no other who can tell it to the king except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh."

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25 The Bible says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork (Psalms 19:1), but they do not guide our spiritual lives. We must look to God through His Word to direct our lives; “Leaning”, “Depending”, & “Trusting” Him to guide us through this life and into the life to come.

26 The Bible says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork (Psalms 19:1), but they do not guide our spiritual lives. We must look to God through His Word to direct our lives; “Leaning”, “Depending”, & “Trusting” Him to guide us through this life and into the life to come.


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