As researcher Charles Strohmer has well said, “Astrology has been debunked more than the tooth fairy and cheered more than the Pope.” Despite the fact that astrology is denounced by Scripture, debunked by science, and demonstrably superstitious, humankind’s fascination with astrology continues unabated. Hank Hanegraaff, the host of the 𝘉𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘈𝘯𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘔𝘢𝘯 broadcast and the 𝘏𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘜𝘯𝘱𝘭𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘥 podcast, notes that while multitudes view astrology as a harmless pastime, in reality it is a rigged game replete with self-validating prophecies and a dangerous form of divination. Scripture clearly condemns astrology as a practice that is “detestable to the Lord” (Deuteronomy 18:10–12). Despite the clear condemnation of Scripture, there are people who maintain there is a biblical precedent for using stars to chart the future: they cite the star guiding the Magi to the Messiah. However, a quick look at context reveals that this star was not used to foretell the future but to forth tell the future. In other words, the star of Bethlehem did not prophesy the birth of Christ; it pronounced the birth of Christ (Matthew 2: 9–10). Science has debunked astrology as a pseudoscience that is based on the odd notion that galaxies rather than genes determine inherited human characteristics. Finally, astrology subverts the natural use of the stars, which God ordains, for a superstitious use, which He disdains.
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