Astrology and Numerology. Can we trust them?
(Somewhere in India)
I am Lurthu from india.Can we trust astrology and numerology as Christians? I am Catholic.One pastor told me we should not beleive these things.One demon goes and bring eight demons.Is it true.Please reply me.
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You've asked a very interesting question. Many people who have been brought up and trained in organized religion wonder about these things. I certainly did many years ago when I first ran across the idea of reincarnation. I was baptized Catholic when I was a baby, went to Catholic churches and schools all young my life and never heard about the concept of reincarnation. Then, when I was about 20 years old, I read a book about Edgar Cayce and that book mentioned reincarnation. I just couldn't understand what the author was talking about. I had no one to talk to about it and help me with it so I just put it aside.
Many years later, I was somehow ready to understand it and it made sense to me. If I had talked to my priests about it the first time I encountered it, they probably would have told me that it was the work of the devil - just like your priests have told you that astrology and numerology will bring in the demons.
I think the only thing you can really do is to ask your own heart about these things. Study some astrology on your own. There are lots of good beginner books. Then observe yourself and others to see if what you are studying seems to make sense and be accurate. And, if it does, study and read some more. See how it makes you feel. If you feel OK about what you are reading and studying, then continue. Otherwise, let it go for now. Maybe later you will be able to pick it up again.
One of the things that the organized religions take as their mission is to keep you in control - their control. If you are in their control and you believe everything they tell you, you will give them money. You will support them. If you study for yourself and learn that organized religion is not the only authority around for telling you what is right and wrong, then you might not need the church any longer. Then you would stop giving them money. And then where would they be?
One of the easiest ways to control people is to make them afraid. So if your priest can make you afraid of astrology and numerology by telling you that they will bring demons, maybe you will just stick with the church and they can continue to receive your support and your money.
I know for sure that there are many avenues to personal salvation other than the ones the churches make available. So take some of those avenues. In the end, they may lead you back to the church. If they do, so be it. At least it will be a conscious decision - one you've made on your own. This website can you show many, many of those avenues. Use this site as a starting point for learning what is available in the world of personal salvation and transformation. Do your own study. Do your own work. And then make your own educated decision.
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