vendredi 20 septembre 2013

NO ASTROLOGY IN THE BIBLE

 By: Valdemir Mota de Menezes
At the site below, I copied the text on Astrology in the Bible. Such writing is a great distortion of Scripture, it is clear that the author does not know the Bible, Judaism, Christianity and the basic rules of Bible interpretation. All false doctrines, and ideologies crazy seek endorsement of their insanities on isolated texts of Scripture, seeking to find support their incongruities.
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Astrology in the Bible



The following are some of the most interesting Biblical references to astrology.

"I know a person in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the THIRD HEAVEN. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know - God knows. And I know that this person - whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows - was caught up to paradise. He heard inexpressible things, things that humans are not permitted to tell." (2 Cor. 12:1-4)

The phrase, "I know a person," is a euphemism people used in those days to refer to themselves in a humble manner. Paul explained that he was taken to the "third heaven." The phrase, "third heaven," is a reference to the multi-level realms of the afterlife. This is an astrological/religious concept believed by Jews, Christians,
Gnostic Christians, Platonists, and other people in those days. A correlation with Paul's third heaven can be found in the Gnostic book entitled "The Apocalypse of Paul."

The Apocalypse of Paul also describes Paul's afterlife visit to the third heaven. It also describes how Paul travels through a hierarchy of heavenly realms all the way to the "tenth heaven."

According to
Flavius Josephus, the famed Jewish historian, the Jewish temple at Jerusalem had the twelve signs of the zodiac inlaid in its floor. Josephus also stated that the twelve loaves of showbread in the temple was a reference to the zodiac. In modern times, Israel issued stamps with the zodiac signs identified with the twelve tribes of Israel and the astrological symbolism of the temple.

The Bible states that God made the heavenly bodies to show us "signs" of his intentions. These signs can be read by anyone who knows how to interpret them. Astrology is about interpreting these signs in the motions of the sun, moon, planets, and stars. 
"And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as SIGNS to mark seasons and days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the Earth." And it was so." (Gen. 1:14-15)

"And there shall be SIGNS in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the Earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the Earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory." (Luke 21:25-27)

In the verse above, Christ uses astrology to reveal the "signs" in the sky of his coming.

The Bible states that the first communication from God came from the stars. David writes in his Psalm:

"The HEAVENS declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows his handiwork. Day after day utters his speech and night after night shows his knowledge. There is no tongue or language where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the Earth and their words to the ends of the world. In them (the heavens) he has set a tabernacle for the sun." (Psalm 19:1-4)

"Can you bring forth the
Mazzaroth (the zodiac) in their seasons or lead out the Bear with its cubs? (an astrological constellation)" (Job 38:32)

This Bible verse shows God using astrology to answer Job.

The Bible also describes an astrological sign called the "
Morning Star" which is a reference to the planet Venus. The Morning Star, also known as the "light bringer", is also an astrological symbol that functions as a sign for the onset of dawn. It appears as a brilliant "star" at night just before the sun rises and brings light each morning to Earth. The greatest function of this "light bringer" is as a symbolic reference to the Messiah who brings the light of God to the people. The Bible also uses the term "Morning Star" as a reference to all sons of God including Lucifer, the "light bearer".

"I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright MORNING STAR." (Rev. 22:16)

"And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the MORNING STAR rises in your hearts." (2 Peter 1:19)

"Just as I have received authority from my Father. I will also give him the MORNING STAR." (Rev. 2:27-29)

"How you have fallen from heaven, O MORNING STAR, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the Earth, you who once laid low the nations! You said in your heart, "I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High." (Isaiah 14:12-14)

"After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. He said: "May the day of my birth perish ... May its MORNING STARS become dark; may it wait for daylight in vain and not see the first rays of dawn, for it did not shut the doors of the womb on me to hide trouble from my eyes." (Job 3:1-10)

"Where were you when I laid the Earth's foundation? ... On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone - while the MORNING STARS sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?" (Job 38:4-7)


In one of the prophetic dreams of Joseph, he saw eleven stars bowing down to his star. The interpretation of this dream was obvious and that was that Joseph's brothers will bow down to him.

"Then he (Joseph) had another dream, and he told it to his brothers. "Listen," he said, "I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me." When he told his father as well as his brothers, his father rebuked him and said, "What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?" (Gen. 37:9-11)

Of course, we all know the rest of the story that they indeed had to bow down to Joseph when Pharaoh made him a prince because of his ability to interpret dreams.
Here is an excellent Bible passage that describes the astrological influences on humanity:

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace." (Eccl. 3:1-8)

Astrology refers to every 2160 years as a new "
AGE" which is a different sign of the zodiac that comes into position to influence the Earth. The Bible describes events that will occur according to the signs of the astrological "ages".

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the AGE. (Matt. 28:20)

Anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this AGE or in the AGE to come. (Matt. 12:32)

The harvest is the end of the AGE, and the harvesters are angels. As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the AGE. (Matt. 13:39-40)

What will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the AGE? (Matt. 24:3)

No one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this AGE and, in the AGE to come, eternal life. (Luke 18:29-30)

We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this AGE or of the rulers of this AGE ... None of the rulers of this AGE understood it. (1 Cor. 3:6-8)

These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the AGES has come. (1 Cor. 10:11)

"[Christ was raised] far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present AGE but also in the one to come. (Eph. 1:21)

... who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming AGE. (Heb. 6:5)

Then Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But now he has appeared once for all at the AGE of the ages. (Heb. 9:26)

Just and true are your ways, King of the AGES. (Rev. 15:3)


All these Bible verses are referring to the end of the AGE of Pisces (the fish, the Church age) and the beginning of the AGE of Aquarius (the water-bearer, Christ).



Jesus was born under the end of the age of Aries (the ram or lamb) and this may explain why he called himself the "lamb of God." By the time Jesus began his ministry, it was the beginning of the age of Pisces (the fish, the Church age). The sign of the fish has special significance to Christianity because the sign of the fish has been known throughout the millennia to be the sign of Christianity. Jesus recruited "fishermen" as disciples to make them "fishers of men." He fed the masses with a miraculous draft of fishes. His followers were know in Latin as "
pisciculi", the "little fishes." A commonly used icon in Christian churches is the "Vesica Piscis", which is Latin for "mouth of the fish". Its shape resembles a fish without a tail. It can be seen in the shape of stained glass windows in many churches and cathedrals. The Pope wears a ceremonial hat in the shape of a fish head.

Around the year 2300 A.D., the end of the age of Pisces will occur. The world will then enter a new age, the age of Aquarius (the Water-Bearer). It should be obvious to Christians that the identity of this "Water-Bearer" is the one who (1) came from the waters of Galilee (2) baptized with water (3) changed water into wine (4) walked on the water (5) washed the feet of others with water (6) calmed the ocean waters (7) gives living water (8) says we must be born of water (9) drank the cup from the Father.

Sometime before the age of Aquarius arrives, major Earth changes were foretold by Jesus and Cayce to occur. Jesus said that before this happens, there will be wonders in the sun, moon, and stars signaling this coming age of the Christ consciousness. This is a good reason why every Christian should study astrology so that these heavenly signs can be interpreted.

Another astrological reference concerning Christianity deals with the winter solstice which begins on December 21. It is the day of the year when the night is longest and the daytime shortest. The ancient Egyptians noticed that on the autumn equinox, the sun does not set farther south and sets in the same place on the horizon for three days. This is an astrological reference to when the sun (Son) goes down for three days (dies) and then begins to rise again (resurrection). Using the crude instruments available, ancient astronomers were able to detect by December 25th of each year that the daytime had become noticeably longer. This date was chosen, and remains, the traditional date for followers of many different religions to celebrate the "rebirth" of the sun. Following the equinox, each succeeding day has slightly more sunlight than the previous day. It was seen as a promise that warmth would return once more to the Earth. Numerous pre-Christian religions honored their gods' birth or rebirth on or about that day. 
The ancient Egyptians knew that as long as the sun rose in the morning, life would continue on the Earth. This explains why the Egyptians used the sun as their symbol for the eternal life of the cycle of the seasons. In many Christian churches today, the symbol of the cross with a circle in the center of it appears on church steeples. This icon of the circle as representing the sun, comes from the Egyptian belief that the sun represents eternal life.




In the Book of Revelation, the following symbolism is used to describe the appearance of the Son:

Behold, he comes with clouds and every eye shall see him. (Rev. 1:7) The Son (sun) is the light of the world and is seen by everyone.

The Son (sun) of righteousness arises with healing in his wings. (Malachi 4:2)


The Egyptian religion held that the Sun of God, Horus, was killed under the sign of Virgo (the virgin) but was resurrected in the age of Leo (the lion). This is why the Egyptians built the Sphinx with the head of a woman (Virgo) and the body of a lion (Leo).

During the days of Moses, the Hebrews were subject to the religion of Egypt. Before the worship of Amen-Ra (God) was instituted, Egyptians worshipped Isis (the Mother of God). When the Hebrews left Egypt and arrived in Canaan, their religion was influenced by the Canaanite religion whose God was named El (the planet of Saturn). The Star of David is a symbol which comes from the star of Saturn (El) which is the planet the ancients used to refer to the Hebrews.

With the influence of the religions of Isis, Ra and El, or:
Is(is) Ra El(Elohim-Lord) or Mother Father Son(Sun)
The Hebrews named their nation Is-Ra-El, or Israel. The Hebrews adopted Saturday (from Saturn's day) as their day of worship. Christians, whose astrological influence was the sun (also from Egyptian origin), worshipped on Sunday (or the sun's day).

The story of Jonah (Semetic for "sun") is about a man who is swallowed by a whale (death) and remains in it's belly for three days at which time the man is freed (resurrection). This story is another symbolic of the astrological account of how the sun remains still for three days during the winter equinox. It is also symbolic of the resurrection of Christ.

When Moses came down from the mountain, he saw the people worshipping a golden calf. This idol came from the Egyptians astrological worship of the sun. Golden represents the color of the sun. The calf (Taurus the bull) represents the age in which the Moses lived when he wrote the Torah. When history moved into the next sign (Aries the ram), the Hebrews celebrated the approach of their Messiah by blowing rams horns. The sign of Aries influenced many religions to adopt the lamb of God concept.

The concept of the zodiac is very ancient, with roots in the early cited cultures of Mesopotamia. Astrology is, more than likely, the oldest religion created by humans. The first twelve-sign zodiacs were named after the gods of these cultures. The Greeks adopted astrology from the Babylonians, and the Romans, in turn, adopted astrology from the Greeks. These cultures renamed the signs of the Mesopotamian zodiac to symbols of their own mythologies. This is why the familiar zodiac of the contemporary West bears names out of Mediterranean mythology.

vendredi 1 juillet 2011

NOSTRADAMUS

portugues
Nesta série de sete vídeos mostro que Nostradamus tinha de fato um poder sobrenatural e que muitas das suas previsões, se cumpriram, não era charlatanismo, como os cepticos alegam. Todavia, mostro que o poder sobrenatural que acompanhava Nostradamus era de origem malígna. Nostradamus era um feitiçeiro, ocultista, astrólogo e em Satanás ele encontrou fonte de poder para escrever suas profecias, o livro das Centurias. (Por: escriba Valdemir Mota de Menezes). Audio em Português


francais
Dans cette série de sept vidéos montrent que Nostradamus était en effet un pouvoir surnaturel et que beaucoup de ses prédictions s'est réalisée, n'était pas du charlatanisme, comme les sceptiques prétendent. Cependant, je montre que la puissance surnaturelle qui a accompagné Nostradamus était d'origine maligne. Nostradamus était un sorcier, occultiste, astrologue, et il a trouvé la source du pouvoir de Satan à écrire ses prophéties, le livre du siècle. (Par: scribe Menezes Valdemir de Mota). Audio en portugais



english
In this series of seven videos show that Nostradamus was indeed a supernatural power and that many of his predictions came true, was not quackery, as skeptics claim. However, I show that the supernatural power that accompanied Nostradamus was malignant origin. Nostradamus was a sorcerer, occultist, astrologer, and he found the source of Satan's power to write his prophecies, the book of the century. (By: scribe Valdemir Mota de Menezes). Audio in Portuguese


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En esta serie de siete videos muestran que Nostradamus era de hecho un poder sobrenatural y que muchas de sus predicciones se hicieron realidad, no era charlatanería, como los escépticos afirman. Sin embargo, se muestra que el poder sobrenatural que acompañó a Nostradamus era de origen maligno. Nostradamus era un brujo, ocultista, astrólogo, y encontró la fuente del poder de Satanás a escribir sus profecías, el libro del siglo. (Por: escriba Menezes Valdemir Mota de). Audio en portugués





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lundi 27 décembre 2010

PENA DE MORTE PARA ASTRÓLOGOS

Este video é um breve comentário sobre a astrologia e como o Deus Javeh de Israel considerava abominação o culto aos astros do céus. A astrologia é punido com pena de morte em Israel.

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CARL SAGAN

Carl Sagan on the pseudoscience of Astrology


REINCARNATION AND ASTROLOGY

REINCARNATION AND ASTROLOGY








The concept of reincarnation is a necessary tenet of astrology. The notions of reincarnation and karma together explain why some people are born into lucky circumstances and others into unfortunate conditions. For astrologers concerned with the question of why some people are born into a life of hardship written large across their horoscopes and other people seem to be born under a lucky star, reincarnation and karma prove important explanatory tools to understand divine justice. Reincarnation also provides a framework for explaining why a person has certain personality traits. They are carryovers from past lifetimes.

MY COMMENT:


The simple fact of astrology is to bolster the theory of Reincarnation already makes it a concept unbiblical and unchristian. So Christianity and astrology are completely incompatible. The Holy Scriptures from beginning to end talks about the resurrection, namely the return to life after death, but in the body with the same soul. Astrology is esoteric and you associate the theory of reincarnation search gives an explanation acceptable to determinism before fixed by astrologers as a result of the position of one star (horoscope) at birth of a person.






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texto em português:

O conceito de reencarnação é um princípio necessário de astrologia. As noções de reencarnação e karma juntos explicam porque algumas pessoas nascem em circunstâncias felizes e outros em condições lamentáveis. Para os astrólogos preocupados com a questão porque algumas pessoas nascem para uma vida de privações previsto pelos horóscopos e outras pessoas que parecem ter nascido sob uma estrela da sorte, reencarnação e karma são importantes ferramentas explicativas para a compreensão da justiça divina. Reencarnação também fornece um quadro para explicar porque uma pessoa tem certos traços de personalidade. Eles são remanescentes de vidas passadas


MEU COMENTÁRIO:

O simples fato da astrologia se amparar na teoria da REENCARNAÇÃO já o torna um conceito anti-bíblico e anticristão. Portanto cristianismo e astrologia são totalmente incompatíveis. As Escrituras Sagradas de ponta a ponta fala sobre a ressurreição, ou seja, da volta a vida após a morte, mas no mesmo corpo com a mesma alma. A astrologia é esoterismo e ao si associar a teoria da reencarnação procura dá uma explicação mais aceitável ao determinismo antes fixado pelos astrólogos como resultado único da posição da estrelas(mapa astral) no momento do nascimento de uma pessoa.

CONSULT ASTROLOGERS

Astrology http://www.bibleinfo.com/fr/topics/astrologie


What does God say about those who consult astrologers and rely on astrology for guidance in their lives? It's in the Bible - Isaiah 47.13-15 (NIV): "You have wearied in the multitude of view: they stand up, and save you, those who know the sky, observing the stars, announce that, after the new moons, which should happen to you! Behold, they shall be as stubble, fire consumes them, they will not save their lives from the flames: it will not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it. This will be the fate of those you get tired to see. And those with whom you have tampered with from your youth will scatter their separate ways: there is nobody who comes to your rescue. "

The Astrology is an art of divination which teaches that the provision in the sky, sun, moon and planets has an influence on people and the course of human affairs. The Hebrew word used for "astrology" literally means "divine the heavens."

Divination is the process to predict future events or revealing secret knowledge, using signs and omens or other supernatural means. God forbids the practice of divination. It's in the Bible - Leviticus 19:26 (CFB): "Do not practice the magic or divination. "








While the Israelites were preparing to enter the promised land of Canaan, God warned them not to engage in these activities. It's in the Bible - Deuteronomy 18.9, 12 and 14 (NIV): "When you come into the land which the YAHWEH thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to imitate the abominations of those nations . (...) Anyone who does these things is detestable to the YAHWEH, and because of these abominations the YAHWEH thy God doth drive them out from before thee. (...) For those nations you will dispossess listened to soothsayers and diviners, but you, the YAHWEH thy God, do not allow it. "


Divination is indeed considered a grave sin. It's in the Bible - 1 Samuel 15:23 (NIV) "For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is not less than idolatry (...). "


When King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream, he summoned the Magi (or "Chaldeans"), sorcerers and astrologers to tell him what had been his dream. How they reacted? It's in the Bible - Daniel 2.10 (NIV): "The Chaldeans answered the king:" There is nobody on earth who can say what the King asked, so no king, however great and powerful that it has summer, has asked such a thing of any magician, astrologer, or Chaldean. "


The astrologers of Babylon were unable to help the king to understand his mysterious dream. But God had blessed His pious prophet, Daniel, the true gifts of the Holy Spirit and was brought before the king to give him the key to his dream. It's in the Bible - Daniel 2.27-28 (NIV): "Daniel answered before the king and said:" What the king asks is a secret that the sages, astrologers, magicians and diviners, are not able to discover the king. But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in the course of time. Here is your dream and vision that you had on your bed " . "


STAR OF BETHLEHEM

STAR OF BETHLEHEM

One of the great astrological stories in the Bible is the story of the star of Bethlehem. It is written that the star was a sign from God signaling the birth of the Messiah into the world. The three Magi, Persian astrologer-kings, determined the time of this birth by the position of this star.

In 1600, Johannes Kepler hypothesized that this star was actually a conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. Confirmed by modern astrology, this symbolism ties in with the prophecies of that era concerning a Messiah amongst the Jews. The conjunctions occurred at the end of Pisces, ruled by Jupiter. Jupiter is the planet of kings. Saturn is the planet that rules the Jews, thereby giving the king of the Jews. This was a very infrequent triple conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn and it occurred in the year 7 B.C.




MY COMMENT:

This writer astrology committed some gaffes, one of them is that as you do some discovery in astronomy, astrology has to adjust their forecasts according to the new map of the cosmos. So the old forecasts were based on erroneous beliefs about the motion of the stars. The author recognizes the disparity between the ancient and modern astrological concepts speaks in such a "modern astrology."

If either one can say that Jesus was born in the year 7 BC, much less the days and months. Kepler's theory is a speculation and can not be taken as true unbeatable. Another statement that is only hypothetical is to say that the magi mentioned in the Bible are astrologers.








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texto em português:

Uma das grandes histórias astrológica em que a Bíblia narra é a história da estrela de Belém. Está escrito que a estrela era um sinal de Deus sinalizando o nascimento do Messias para o mundo. Os três Magos, Astrólogos, reis persas, determinaram o momento de seu nascimento na posição desta estrela.

Em 1600, Johannes Kepler levantou a hipótese de que essa estrela era na verdade uma conjunção de Júpiter e Saturno. Confirmado pela astrologia moderna, este simbolismo laços com as profecias que se refere era um Messias entre os judeus. A conjunção ocorreu no final de Peixes, regido por Júpiter. Júpiter é o planeta dos reis. Saturno é o planeta que rege os judeus, dando assim o rei dos judeus. Este foi um conjunto muito raros tríplice de Júpiter e Saturno, que ocorreu no ano 7 aC

MEU COMENTÁRIO:

Este escritor de astrologia cometeu algumas gafes, uma delas é que à medida que a astronomia faz alguma descoberta, à astrologia tem que adequar suas previsões de acordo com o novo mapa do cosmo. Assim previsões antigas eram baseadas em crenças erradas sobre o movimento dos astros. O próprio autor reconhecendo a disparidade entre os conceitos astrológicos antigos e moderno fala na tal “astrologia moderna”.

Se quer pode-se afirmar que Jesus nasceu no ano 7 antes de Cristo, muito menos o dia e mês. A teoria de Kepler é uma especulação e não pode ser levada como verdade imbatível. Outra afirmação que é apenas hipotética é afirmar que os magos citados na Bíblia sejam astrólogos.