Do Christians and Online Horoscopes Mix?
Whether or not they’re supposed to, by the looks of many Facebook and Twitter profiles, Christians are not only reading their horoscopes online but sharing them with their friends.
What does the bible say about horoscopes and astrology?
Do not be tempted to worship or serve what you see in the sky – the sun, the moon, and the stars. –Deuteronomy 4.19
I make fools of fortune-tellers and frustrate the predictions of astrologers. The words of the wise I refute and show that their wisdom is foolishness. -Deuteronomy 44.25
If Jesus is Lord of your life, look to Him alone for wisdom and guidance.
“But it’s just for fun. It’s no big deal.”
That’s the first step down the path that leads to all deadly entanglements. “It’s just a few pictures.” “It’s just flirting.” “It’s just one hit.”
Isn’t the goal of your spiritual journey to move closer to God each day? If so, does your horoscope do that? Does it get your mind thinking, “Let me see what God has in store for me today?” Or, “Hmmm, I wonder if that’s what my horoscope was referring to?”
Where does your light point?
But, let’s just say you’re relationship with God is so awesome it really is no big deal for you. Do you think that’s the case for every one of your Facebook friends? Every one of us has friends online who don’t have a relationship with God yet. We have friends who are in challenging circumstances and are looking for guidance. Do you want to lead them to a false god of a horoscope? Or do you want to show them that the real God of the universe loves them and wants to guide them to a remarkable life?
I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plant to bring about the future you hope fork Then you will call to me. You will come and pray to me and I will answer you. you will seek me, and you will find me because you will seek me with all your heart. -Jeremiah 29.11-13
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. -James 1:5
Lead your friends to the Light rather than to the stars!
Edit: While I hope you’ll share this post on Facebook and Twitter, if you have Christian friends who are sharing horoscopes on Facebook and Twitter, instead of publicly condemning them, consider sending a link to this post privately with a short note saying something like, “Hey, I know you love God and want to honor him with your life, so I thought you might want to check out this article that talks about the bible’s view of horoscopes. Let me know if you have any questions or want to talk more about it.”
How have you responded to Christian friends who share horoscopes on social media? How about friends who are not Christians? Has it provided opportunities to discuss spiritual things?