People are always coming up to us and saying things like, "I'm a Leo. What does the Star Bible say about that?" Even some Christians still dabble in the evil, occultic practice of astrology.
Those "Leos" think that the astrological dates they see in the papers for Leo, July 23 to Aug. 22, are correct, but they are a little behind the times. About 2,000 years behind.
You see, the dates are supposed to represent the dates when the sun is moving through the constellation Leo. Astrology fans believe that somehow the constellation Leo exerts some magical power on humans born during this time, so that a "Leo" has some special characteristics. These characteristics then form the basis for daily "guidance" pandered by astrologers.
So the first problem with astrology is that the actual dates when the sun is moving through the constellation Leo have changed. The dates you see in the newspaper were determined when Julius Caesar was alive, over 2,000 years ago. A process called the precession of the equinoxes has moved the Leo dates forward so that Leo now begins on Aug. 11, not July 23. Also, the sun takes 42 days to travel through the constellation Leo, so the Leo dates actually are Aug. 11 to Sept. 21. Thus, most people who think they are Leos are really Cancers (real dates July 21 through Aug. 10). But for all this time, the astrologers have been telling people that they are subject to the magical effects of Leo anyway. God has made fools of them.
The second problem follows from the first, whether you are one of those actually born in Leo (born Aug. 11 to Aug. 22) or are a Leo the Crab born in Cancer (July 23 to Aug. 10) For if astrologers can't tell the difference between a Cancer and a Leo for 2,000 years, how can they know anything else? In fact, while astrology has been used to control people for over 4,000 years, it has no real predictive power and is a demonic practice condemned by God in the Bible (Isa. 47:13-15). Stay away from it!
The stars tell the story of Jesus, like pages in the Bible. It makes no difference which page of the Star Bible you were born under. What really matters is being born again of the Spirit. You are not a Leo or a Leo the Crab. You are a Christian and your future comes from God, not the stars.
God says, "For I know the plans that I have for you, says the Lord, plans for peace and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope" (Jer. 29:11)
Don't miss God's good future by listening to astrology.
Ron Allen is a Christian businessman, CPA and author who serves in local, national and international ministries, spreading a message of reconciliation to God, to men and between believers. He is founder of the International Star Bible Society, telling how the heavens declare the glory of God; the Emancipation Network, which helps people escape from financial bondage; and co-founder with his wife, Pat, of Corporate Prayer Resources, dedicated to helping intercessors.
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