The make believe Gospel
Can the Gospel be found in the Stars?
There are many people who have tried to prove this concept and it seems to always become a trend within the church at different times.
The Bible strictly forbids looking to the stars for knowledge, learning or answers (Deuteronomy 4:19; Isaiah 47:13). On this alone one should not entertain this concept. But there are far more reasons.
Some misuse Romans 1:20, which is referring to God’s eternal power and divine nature that are clearly seen, not the gospel.
Rom.16:25-26: “Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began but now has been made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures has been made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith --According to my Gospel.” “Which was kept secret since the world began”
Col. 1:24-27: “…I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God, the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints.”
Its is a Mystery hidden from ages
The gospel and the application connected to it was hidden, until Christ died and rose again and commissioned the apostles to preach it. The idea of hidden knowledge in the stars (astrology) not found in the Bible sets a dangerous precedent. Can one truly find the gospel which would be prophecy by just looking at the stars? Was it made known to all people who can look up in the sky? Then why can no one know the story from the stars without knowing the story first that is from the Bible?
To say the gospel is in the stars is to claim the reading of the stars can save someone and teach them what Scripture alone teaches.
Psalm 147:4 says, "He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names."
He, God numbers all the stars and knows their name, man does not. Are we to accept that in the distant past a man was given the names of all the stars? That would take more than a lifetime to record, as we are still discovering stars.
The Bible speaks of two sources of revelation. One of these is nature—creation, which includes the stars. Psalm 19, Psalm 104, and Romans 1 all explain God has provided a general revelation of Himself through nature, his creation. He revealed to mankind that He exists by all creation, not just the stars. However, nothing of creation gives someone knowledge of the future, nor details about any story in the Bible. The gospel is mentioned over 100 times in the New Testament (directly and indirectly) and it is never associated with the stars. Why? Are we to believe that God gave the exact same gospel without it ever being mentioned in the Scripture that it is in the stars? This is more akin to Gnostic /mystic revelation.
In Genesis 1:14 the stars in the sky are to serve as signs to mark seasons, days, and years, and not to teach us Bible history before the Bible was written. It is to measure days and years, to give light. Nowhere does the bible teach they were to proclaim any story or event of the Bible. Certainly not the gospel that God himself says He his as a mystery until the New Testament.
There is no uniform Zodiac constellation for all the cultures. The grouping of stars into constellations have changed during the history of man. There is the procession of the constellations so that some that were seen in ancient times are not seen today. Can anyone point to one person who was saved looking at the stars and understanding the gospel? What of Revelation 8:12 where a third of the stars are not seen? What will people do for knowing the way of salvation in the tribulation… they will learn the same way they always have, by the reading and preaching of the Word.
The people in the Southern hemisphere do not see the same stars. Are we to assume they were without the gospel because they can not see the same constellations that are in the North? Does God only love the people in the Northern hemisphere? This is why it is not only illogical but not Biblical.
Promoters of the gospel in the stars can never name the person this knowledge was transmitted to directly from God. They presume it may be Adam - which makes no sense since Adam was given one obscure prophecy, Gen.3:15, on the woman and the seed that the promoters claim begins the story in the sky. Adam did not understand it.Others say Enoch, but again, God gave another prophecy thousands of years later to Isaiah and never said a thing about the stars telling the story. It is only later that God develops the details through the numerous prophets Like Micah 5:2 on where he will be born. The apostle writes in 2 Peter 3:1-2 “that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior” These words were written down as Scripture. But the promoters of this make believe gospel want us to believe it was put in the stars on the 4th day and communicated man before the prophets knew? This become secret knowledge, it is the occult.
No one in religious history of the bible ever spoke about the gospel told in the stars. It was hidden in the Scripture just as Paul said in Romans 16 but now has been made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures. in other words the timing of it being revealed was to the apostles just as the Bible says.