Is divinity associated with divination
Biblical prophecy always comes true without compromise. That is why we can rely on them one hundred percent. However, whoever relies on fortune-telling is relied on!
Fortune telling only hits the mark again and again in that its predictions turn out to be embarrassing every year.
On the one hand, fortune telling and the like can be quite ordinary fraud, which is only about the dear money. On the other hand, however, astrology is deeply occult or spiritualistic in origin and therefore directly inspired by Satan and his demons. Be that as it may, it is always a lie, hence sin and therefore devilish practices. Martin Luther once said aptly: "The devil can also say true and yet lies at the same time."
In Deuteronomy 18: 9-11 it says: “When you come to the land which the Lord your God is giving you, then you should not learn to imitate the atrocities of these nations. No one should be found among you who lets his son or daughter go through the fire, no one who practices fortune-telling, no magician or conjurer or magician or spell-speaker or necromancer or fortune-teller or who questions the dead. " The Scofield Bible makes the following comment, among other things: «... The eight prohibited activities to inquire about future events are as follows: (1) of a prophet - the methods of the same are mentioned in Eze 21:26; (2) a day voter - possibly also related to incantation or astrology; (3) a magician who pays attention to signs; (4) a sorcerer who uses magical formulas or other sorcery items; (5) a spokesman discussing the sick, Ps 58: 5-6; (6) a media interrogator - see also (7); (7) a person with a divination spirit - often associated with (6); This activity is described in Isa 8:19; and (8) a person who asks the dead and thus seeks connection with the dead.
Two facts should be noted: (1) This commandment had a special meaning for Israel, which was to enter the land; this prohibition was given to him to keep him away from the horrors of the heathen (V 9.12.14); and (2) the contrast between these false prophets and the prophet Moses should become clear (V 15-19). "
Biblical prophecy. Let's take a closer look at the differences in a comparison:
• Fortune telling is about vague assumptions and interpretations that don't really shed light. Biblical prophecy, on the other hand, is a pre-written story. It comes from none other than Almighty God himself, who overlooks all times and has determined it in His divine counsel. The prophet Isaiah praised: “O Lord, you are my God; I want to lift you up! I praise your name; for you did miracles; the counsels of old are true and permanent! " (Is 25,1). And the Lord himself says: “Remember what was earlier from primeval times, that I am God. There is no one else, no god like me, to whom I proclaim the outcome from the beginning and from time immemorial, what has not yet happened - to whom I speak: My advice should come about, and everything that I like, I carry out »(Isa 46,9-10).
• Fortune telling lives from the interpretation of some signs. Biblical prophecy does not live by our interpreting it, but solely by fulfilling it.
• Predictions by astrologers contain a very large factor of uncertainty. Biblical prophecy has a 100 percent hit rate.
• The apostle Peter writes: "For we have made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, not by following elaborate fables, but because we were eye-witnesses of his glorious greatness" (2 Peter 1:16). Tim LaHaye and Thomas Ice make the following comment: «False religions and superstitious ideas are based on elaborate fables, but the Christian faith is based on nothing less than the divine self-revelation to man as we find it in the Bible. Then Peter refers to biblical prophecy as 'the prophetic word' and goes on: '... so we have the prophetic word all the more firmly, and you do well to pay attention to it than to a lamp that shines in a dark place ...' (Ex. Petr 1.19). Why can we put all our trust in God's prophetic word? Because, according to Peter's conclusion, prophecy is not about the human interpretation of historical events: ‹… by knowing this first that no prophecy of Scripture occurs from your own interpretation. For a prophecy was never brought about by the will of a person, but people spoke from God, driven by the Holy Spirit ›(2 Peter 1: 20-21). With prophecy, Christians have a summary of the divine plan of salvation for the future. And because hundreds of special prophecies have literally been fulfilled - most of them in connection with the first coming of Christ - we know that all the prophecies about the future in the end times and also Christ's second coming will be literally fulfilled.
• Fortune telling and the interpretation of signs are based on lies, but God's prophecy is absolute truth. Balaam was a soothsayer (Numbers 24: 1) whom Balak, the Moabite king, wanted to use to curse Israel (Numbers 23 and 24). But this fortune-teller of all people must testify: «God is not a man that he lies, nor the son of a man that he repents. Should he have spoken and not done it and talked and not kept it up? " (Numbers 23:19).
• The entire Bible contains 6408 verses with prophetic statements, of which 3268 have already been fulfilled. There is no known case where a prophecy was fulfilled differently than previously announced. This corresponds to a probability calculation that can be compared with 1264 dice that you roll all at once and expect that all of them show a 6 without exception. So any coincidence is excluded here. 3
• According to Dr. theol. Roger Liebi, 330 astonishingly precise and extremely differentiated prophecies regarding the suffering Messiah were literally fulfilled in the first coming of Jesus.
Let us take only the example of Psalm 22: 17-18 out of this abundance: «… they have dug through my hands and feet. I can count all my bones ... »This is without a doubt about the crucifixion, because what the psalmist describes here is only possible through this way of death. Crucifixion was never a practiced form of execution in Judaism and was unknown when the Psalm was written. It was only much later that the Romans took over the crucifixion from the Carthaginians. It would have been much more obvious if the psalmist had written about stoning or death by the sword. Why, of all things, about a type of execution that was still completely unknown in Judaism at this point in time (1,000 BC)? The answer is that the psalmist, inspired by the Spirit of God, was a prophet and foretold the death of Jesus.
• Fortune telling obscures the view of biblical truth, it makes one insensitive to the gospel of Jesus and dulls the senses, it captivates and makes insecure. God's prophecy, on the other hand, liberates and makes safe. So everyone should follow God's counsel that He gives us through the prophet Isaiah: “Yes, I have spoken it, yes, I will let it come too. I formed it, yes, I do it too. - Listen to me ... »(Isa 46:11).
• Every person who believes in Jesus Christ and trustingly gives his life to Him has a secure future and does not have to fear. Such a person is included in the prophecy from John 14.3: "... if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to me, so that you too may be where I am."
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