The Christmas tree was birthed in pagan idolatry. The Bible says God will not accept worship when people take a pagan custom or manner of worship and try to honor Christ with it.
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An object is not an idol of worship unless you make it one.
True, when you put the Christmas tree up, decorate it, and adorn it with ornaments, you make it into an idol of worship.
The Christmas tree is a phallic symbol of worship to a pagan deity by historical and archaeological precedence.
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They are items of idolatry. The Christmas wreath serves as tiny shrines to the god Jul. The berries on the wreath help fortify the spell and symbolize fertility.
There you have it, Planks...they look pretty and smell good. :0)
The Christmas tree was introduced to Britain by Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria. The idea then caught on in the U.S.A. The custom began in Eastern Europe in the 15th or 16th centuries i.e. it was not a pagan custom.
There is too much strong evidence with ancient archaeological carvings that reveal the pagan customs and the origins of the Christmas tree that date back all the way back to ancient Babylon and Egypt.
It's a tree.
say what you want, as you can see here, tell them the truth that they dont like and see what they worship. They say they dont worship the tree but wont give it up. hmmmm
Thank-you Marcus, you are blunt and to the point.
The Christmas tree is part of the beautiful side of evil which glosses eyes and gives goosebumps. Ho...Ho...Hold on!
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. - 2 Corinthians 11:14
Well, I wouldn't say "Christianity" is bathed in pagan idolatry, but I would say there are some traditions handed down from the Roman Catholic Church that have been accepted by some protestant churches.
Is it ok to bring a Buddha idol in my home because it is has no power too, just as the Christmas tree of Nimrod ?
Can I freely enjoy how the adorned idols look as an accent to my home with the "common sense" of "who God is and what He is not?"
Our Heavenly Father is unchanging. If He said not to imitate or emulate the rituals and customs of the pagans...DON'T DO IT. How are we truly honoring our Heavenly Father and Son by following the heathen like a sheep follows a shepherd? Compromised?
You're right Brenda, you don't have to justify your thoughts or actions to any person except God.
I don't know anyone who worships their Christmas tree... it is a decoration... are you against decorating your home?
Yes, it is a decoration which symbolises pagan customs and idolatry. How you feel about the decorations and how you want them to represented does not change its historical origins and meanings.
Are the gifts under your tree just decoration too?
I agree with you totaly Brenda. The tree has nothing to do with worshiping God. I worship Him everyday all year in my own way, and too think someone might believe while the tree is up: God wont except my worship makes me shake my head in pity.
Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel? But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves. - Amos 5:25-26
Their own way
Remind me not to come round your house for Christmas Planks, you sound like a right bundle of joy. NOT!
I agree with Brenda. A tree is just a tree and if I want to decorate one because it looks nice I will. As Paul says idols are nothing.
A tree is just a tree until you decorate it and give it credence to a certain day. From there, the meaning and what it symbolises is established. Yes, idols are nothing, until you adorn them with your affections of joyous eye-glossing feelings.
Ah well, I guess we're all going to be burned in hell over a Christmas tree. Ho hum.