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Does Bible say "Don't look at signs."?

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I was taught that the Bible says "Don't look at signs.", that it is something pagan to look at signs.

 

But today I tried to search this commandment in the Bible but not found it.

 

So: Does Bible teach to look at signs or not to look at signs?

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14 minutes ago, porton said:

I was taught that the Bible says "Don't look at signs.", that it is something pagan to look at signs.

 

But today I tried to search this commandment in the Bible but not found it.

 

So: Does Bible teach to look at signs or not to look at signs?

Welcome to CF!

 

Consider Matthew 16:4.

 

Also note that signs were given to authenticate offices which were involved in the revalatory process, offices which were for a time only during the buildup of the church until the time of the Canon completion. Certain offices therefore such as Prophet and Apostle have ceased, therefore signs have ceased to authenticate the offices. We are or perhaps I should say we ought to be more concerned with the offices of illumination of the word such as from the offices of Pastor, Teacher, Evangelist etc. 

 

God bless,

William 

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35 minutes ago, porton said:

I was taught that the Bible says "Don't look at signs.", that it is something pagan to look at signs.

 

But today I tried to search this commandment in the Bible but not found it.

 

So: Does Bible teach to look at signs or not to look at signs?

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On 1/4/2019 at 9:22 AM, porton said:

I was taught that the Bible says "Don't look at signs.", that it is something pagan to look at signs.

But today I tried to search this commandment in the Bible but not found it.

So: Does Bible teach to look at signs or not to look at signs?

'And God said

,"Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven

to divide the day from the night;

and let them be for signs,

and for seasons,

and for days,

and years:'

(Gen 1:14)  

 

Hello @porton,

 

As you can see, one of God's purposes in placing lights in the firmament of heaven was for 'signs', and the wonders performed in Egypt are described as 'signs'.  I wonder whether the idea of looking for signs being wrong came from the Lord's words in Matthew 16:1-4:-

 

'The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came,

and tempting desired Him that He would shew them a sign from heaven.
He answered and said unto them,

.. "When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
.... And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring.

...... O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky;

........ but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign;

and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas." 

And he left them, and departed.'

 

* The Lord Jesus expected them to be able to discern the times, that His presence among them heralded.

* Also, we are to abserve the signs around us, with the view to the Lord's return, as in Luke 21:11,2 & 25-26-

 

 'And great earthquakes shall be in divers places,

and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights

and great signs shall there be from heaven.'

 

' And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars;

and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;

the sea and the waves roaring;
Men's hearts failing them for fear,

and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:

for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.'

 

* There is much more within Scripture about such signs, so it is obvioiusly not wrong to look for them.

* There are signs which are looked for by mankind which are not of God, from directions other than from the written Word of God: pagan signs, and signs derived from man's devices and inventions, and we are not ignorant of them, but to go down those paths will only lead to deception and falsehood.

 

Within the love of Christ our Saviour, our Lord and Head.

Chris 
 

 

 


 

 

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