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Does the Bible condemn astrology?


"Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee. Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it."


"And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars."

The Bible condemns living by the stars - planning your days, seeing the future, and living by what you see in the stars. There are signs in the stars - the star over Nazareth is a good example.

Should we believe everything?


1 Cor.13:7
"Believeth all things."


"The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going."

1 Th.5:21
"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good."

Hmm....that first quote looks a little short. Context! Here's the NIV version, because the SAB version would require me to quote the entire chapter to make sense.

1 Cor.13:4-7
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."

Now, it doesn't say believe in there, but instead says trusts - this is obviously talking about what love does, not what wisdom or caution does. Ahem.

Does the blood of animal sacrifices take away sin?


"I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul."


"For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins."

In the Old Testament, God asked the Israelites to present sacrifices to atone for their sins. These sacrifices were not actually doing anything; they were symbolic of where their sin was going.
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