Wednesday, October 27, 2010

bubye lucks!

I notice that there’s always a horoscope section in every magazine/news paper I’ve read, and sometimes in a T.V. program-----which never failed to entertain its die-hard audience-----telling them their lucky number, lucky color and which color to wear to scare bad lucks away…sounds interesting, right? I even have this friend of mine who happened to see a fortune-teller and had them read her umh-----lines drawn on her palm?...not sure, but oh well, whatever, and told her that she’ll going to be rich if only she’ll blah blah blah…and so on…

Being mystified to this kind of art, I came to the point where I found myself reading a book named A Complete Handbook of Astrology, since a friend pushed me (note: I just wanted to make myself clear-----I never read the whole book, just looking at those pictures and read a little…I got scared, honestly!)
However, I found a piece of information which is I think----something useful.

Horoscope also known as Astrological Chart, is a Babylonian one dating from 409 B.C. But it was not until the 3rd and 2nd centuries B.C. that the Ancient Greeks developed the idea of the Zodiac that we know today. By the way, “Zodiac” is a Greek word for ‘circle of animals’. The Greek of this time noted that there was a relationship between people’s personalities and their season of birth. They identified 12 types of character, which they connected to the 12 zodiac signs which took their names from 12 constellations of stars.
The influence of astrology, however, faded in Europe with the decline of the classical world. It was attacked by the early Christian church, which claimed that it went against the will of God. But the Persians came on the scene and kept the science alive. By the 8th and 9th centuries A.D., it had been absorbed by the expanding Islamic cultures and was in turn passed on, via Spain, to the rest of Europe. Astrology then enjoyed a revival which lasted from the early Middle Ages to the 16th century.

The scientific discoveries of the ‘Age of Reason’ during the late 17th century and the 18th century, conspired against anything that smacked off mysticism. And astrology’s association with the occult arts contributed to its second major eclipse. Yet by the mid-19th century, serious astrology was once again popular, interest possible having been sparked off by the discovery of the planets Uranus in 1781 and Neptune in 1848. This revival prepared the ground for today’s reawakened interest in astrology.

In my concern…I wonder how many people around the globe, especially the people of my age doesn’t know that this is one of the various means that demons used to deceive people…T_T

Since the work of Satan is to mislead people, and to mislead people-----he uses various means to deceive people, and to deceive people-----one of his ways is to use spiritism.

According to the book that I’m currently reading, the practice of spiritism is involving the demons, both in direct way and through a human medium. The Bible condemns spiritism and warns us to keep free from everything connected with it. (Galatians 5:19-21) Spiritism does for the demons what bait does for a  fisherman. A fisherman uses a variety of baits to catch various kinds of fishes. Similarly, wicked spirits use different forms of spiritism to bring all sorts of people under their influence. So, one type of bait used by the demons is divination. What is divination? It is an attempt to find out about the future or about something unknown.  Some forms of divination are astrology, the use of tarot cards, crystal gazing, palmistry, and the search for mysterious omens, or signs, in dreams. Although many people think that practicing divination is harmless, the Bible shows that fortune tellers and wicked spirits work together. For instance, Acts 16:16-18 mentions “a demon of divination” that enabled a girl to practice “the art of prediction.” But she lost this ability when the demon was cast out of her.

Another way that the demons mislead people is by encouraging them to inquire of the dead. People grieving over the death of a loved one are often deceived by wrong ideas about those who have died. A spirit medium may give special information or may speak in a voice that seems to be that of a dead person. As a result, many people become convinced that the dead are really alive and that contacting them will help the living to endure their grief. But any such “comfort” is really fake as well as dangerous. Why? Because the demons can imitate the voice of a dead person and give a spirit medium information about the one who died.

(1 Samuel 28:3-19) Moreover, the dead have ceased to exist. (Psalm 115:17) So “anyone who inquires of the dead” has been mislead by the wicked spirits and is acting contrary to the will of God. (Deuteronomy 18:10, 11; Isaiah 8:19) Therefore, be careful to reject this dangerous bait used by the demons. Wicked spirits not only mislead people but also frighten them. Today, Satan and his demons know that they have only “a short period of time” left before they are put out of action, and they are now more vicious than ever. (Revelation 12:12, 17) Even so, thousands of people who once lived in daily dread of such wicked spirits have been able to break free. How did they do this? What can a person do even if he is already involved in spiritism?

How to resist wicked Spirits?              

The Bible tells us both how to resist wicked spirits and how to break free from them. Consider the example of the first-century Christians in the city of Ephesus. Some of them practiced spiritism before becoming Christians. When they  decided to break-free from spiritism, what did they do? The Bible says: “Quite a number of those who practiced magical arts brought their books together and burned them up before everybody.” (Acts 19:19) By destroying their books on magic, those new Christian set an example for those who wish to resist wicked spirits today. People who want to serve God need to get rid of everything related to spiritism. That includes books, magazines, movies, posters, and music recordings that encourage the practice of spiritism and make it seem appealing and exciting. Included, too, are amulets or other items worn for protection against evil. -1 Corinthians 10:21

Now, the next time you’ll be sitting in front of your T.V. or reading newspaper/magazine, would you still might wanna check your lucky number? think again…

2 Corinthians 2:11 so that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for fwe are not ignorant of his designs.


  1. nice post.. i agree.. better believe in Christ than believe in luck...

  2. hi Xander, yeah thanks! and thanks for dropping by ^-^


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