[quote="roseproject, post:1, topic:320923"]
Wasn't there somewhere in the bible that said is was sinful to practice fortune telling through the stars or something like that? If so, how is it that the wise men read the stars (or star) and interpreted it as a new king (Jesus) being born?
Thanks in advance :)
Good question. The eastern magi were, as a matter of fact, doing something which is contrary to God's law. Men are not to place their trust in divination, astrology, or any other type of superstition.
However, as always, God is capable of bringing good out of evil. The Magi, for one, had no divine law which commanded against astrology, so it may not have even been a sin for them. God used their occupation, which was astrology, to lead them to Jesus.
Just another one of our God's little tricks. :p