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Christmas Trees Are Sinful

Do you think that putting up a christmas tree is sinful?

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Jeremiah does Not talk about Christmas trees, Jeremiah talks about carving idols out of trees.
---Eloy on 4/18/09

Jeremiah talks about Christmas trees.

Idk if this is sinful or not. You have to pray to God and examine your own heart as to whether you feel God is telling you if this is wrong or not.
---amand6348 on 4/17/09

I don't know! I don't use them anymore. One reason being, "I don't have to take them down"! I might add: I don't have child anymore. If you have children I see nothing sinful about trees. Just don't worship them. Pray about it.
---catherine on 3/30/09

Christmass trees is a PROTESTANT TRADITION
CHRISTMAS stable is a CATRHLIC tradition, somehow i have both in my house
---Andy on 3/30/09

Worshipping trees would be sinful. But worshipping God is not. Girls and boys love God just because of Christmas, did you know that? Don't deprive them of the Christmas tree or Christmas celebration. People all over the world think of Jesus Christ's birth on Christmas. We should not rob God of His glory. Christmastime is too big and beautiful and touching to be evil.
---Betty on 3/1/09

Christmas,celebrating Jesus's birth into the world was NEVER a pagan holiday,the date they picked to do this coincided more or less with a pagan festival.That date was probably chosen to rid the people of celebrating their pagan gods and replacing it with something worthy and suitable to celebrate--the birth of our Saviour.Other interesting fact,some evidence suggests that Jesus was born in Sept or Oct,meaning Dec could really be the anniversary of when Jesus was conceived.Makes it a great time to celebrate as far as I can see.
---judy on 2/27/09

I can help but to listen to John.

1Jn 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

Now this!

1Co 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

Christmas Trees
---TheSeg on 2/24/09

"No it isn't sinful to put up Christmas trees at Christmas time. But it is up to each person and God.

I would just LOVE to know where that idea is located in Gods Word"

Romans 14:22, "Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth."
---Bruce5656 on 2/24/09

I feel it is sinful, because Christmas is a pagan holiday.
---Latoya on 2/24/09

Rhonda,God LOVES the heathen,as He loves all his creation.God HATES sin.Also Satan can take the things of God and pervert the things of God,such as beautiful music.Should we say all music is evil,because of the Santanic Heavy metal and Rock being performed?The custom of the Christmas Tree is a beautiful thing.It is not an idol or to be worshipped.But a Christia n meaning has been assigned to it.We put lovely manger scenes to commemorate the Saviours birth.It is festive and lovely.It is not worship.But it is uplifting and reminds us of spiritual things.
---Judith on 2/24/09

Why stop with the Christmas Tree.

Why not consider that your house is an "idol" by all the time you spend installing lots of Christmas lights.

Or maybe your kitchen as an idol by all the time you devote to cooking all those favorite meals and desserts.

What about gift giving and the time you expend to select and purchase them to give to others because they might give you one?

Come on, bretheren, we all know its a matter of the heart as confirmed by the Holy Spirit as to who you are truely glorifying Jesus or something else.
---Bob on 12/18/08

Putting up a christmas tree is no more sinful than stuffing ourselves with turkey,ham,dressing,sweets and more sweets during the holiday.We become so full and swollen we cannot walk and can barely lie down so the food can go down and then we start all over again. Ugly picture,isn"t it? Sin is ugly and evil. A christmas tree is pretty and brightens up my entire home. I would rather have the tree. Yes-I am a christian.
---robyn on 12/14/08

The Ten Commandments prohibit images in the form of beasts and birds - to stop people from worshipping them. The Bible is full of prohibitions against idolatry. The use of trees was condemned for the same reason - idolatrous worship. Many practices in the Old Testament (such as intermarriage) were also condemned - because of the association with idolatry, NOT in and of themselves.

If we use a tree to celebrate the birth of Christ, this is not idolatry. If we have a tree and assign it some kind of supernatural power, and worship it, THAT is idolatry and should be avoided like the plague.

The same with wearing a cross around your neck - good as a statement of faith, but if used as a magic amulet to ward off evil, it's idolatry.
---StrongAxe on 12/14/08

No, having a Christmas Tree is not sinful -- unless you are some sort of nutcase who actually prays to it.

In fact, what some denominations do is worse - "worshiping" the crucifix, kissing a man's ring, etc. Those could be the Graven Images that we are warned against, since they deflect the focus of having Jesus front-and-center in our lives.
---Westy_08 on 12/9/08

No it isn't sinful to put up Christmas trees at Christmas time. But it is up to each person and God.

I would just LOVE to know where that idea is located in Gods Word

it isn't ...but would be curious which verses one has been given by their false ministers to believe that each individual may do as he pleases in Gods eyes

it's easy to identify self professing christians they are those who disobey God doing as they please because it "feels right" in their own eyes

Christ and Apostles never used xmas tree's

...pagans did and God HATES heathen
---Rhonda on 12/8/08

The Western Oral traditions of the Church are mixed with "BAAL" worship, the same thing that caused the Northern tribes to be judged by God. Paul warned the early Christians of the same things, 1 Cor 10 chapter & 2 Cor 6:13,14. The church keeps having reformations to get back to the early church model. Why? The later Church was taken over by Babylonion mystery pagan religions celebrating Nimrod future anti-Christ. Yeshua(JESUS)is the only Son of God, not Nimrod. God called Isreal "out" of them to be set apart. He called His New Isreal out from Babylon. This stuff was passed down to us from pagans and mixed into the Christian faith. People have settled into "tradition" not God's word.
---Yochanon on 12/8/08

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we are glorifying the Almighty God ans His Son Jesus Christ during Christmas with the Christmas tree.
We are not worshiping the tree nor is any other god being put in place of the Lord.

The fir tree has a long association with Christianity, it began in Germany almost 1,000 years ago when St Boniface, who converted the German people to Christianity, was said to have come across a group of pagans worshipping an oak tree. In anger, St Boniface is said to have cut down the oak tree and to his amazement a young fir tree sprung up from the roots of the oak tree. St Boniface took this as a sign of the Christian faith. But it was not until the 16th century that fir trees were brought indoors at Christmas time.
---paul on 12/8/08

"Do you think that putting up a christmas tree is sinful" Personally I do not.

However "What ever is not of faith is sin." Rom.14:23

If you can put up a "christmas tree" with confidence and a clear conscience, do so, if you choose to, if you can not, do not.

"Have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he that condemns not himself in that thing which he allows." Rom.14:22
---joseph on 12/4/08

.wayne, "They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be carried, because they cannot walk. The woodstock is a doctrine of vanities. Silver beaten into plates, and gold, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the metalsmith: blue and purple is their clothing. Every metalsmith is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and no breath in them." Jeremiah 10:5,8,9,14. This is no description of a Christmas tree here, but an idol made out of wood.
---Eloy on 12/2/08

The dead tree only has the meaning that you assign to it. Who is in sin, the idol itself or the one who worships it?
---TIMOTHY on 12/1/08

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No it isn't sinful to put up Christmas trees at Christmas time. But it is up to each person and God. I, myself have a Christmas tree in my home and I have decorations and lights. I see nothing wrong with it whatsoever. Those of you who believe it is sinful then don't put up a Christmas tree or decorations. It isn't wrong for you to believe that. But what is wrong is if you try and push your beliefs onto other people to try make them believe the same way as you do.
---Rebecca_D on 12/1/08

.wayne, you speak falsehood: they carved out idols out of wood and then decorated them with royal colored clothing, but the unlearned commonly twist the scripture in Jeremiah 10 speaking about idolatry to wrongly mean Christmas trees, when there was not any Christmas ever celebrated as of yet, for Christ was not even born until many many many generations later. And Christmas trees are not carved to look like any gods, nor worshipped to be God, nor consulted for answers and guidance in ones life.
---Eloy on 12/1/08

Jer 10 says not to learn the way of the heathen, then describes christmas trees in vivd detail. Its pagan and sinful.
---wayne on 12/1/08

No, because a Christmas tree is Not idolatry.
---Eloy on 11/30/08

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Only if it gets in the way of an immediate relationship with Jesus.

Remember the Jesus Himself said that anything, including devotion to the Bible, could get in the way of reaching Him.
---katavasia on 11/30/08

There is nothing in the Bible that either commands or prohibits Christmas trees. It has been falsely claimed by some that Jeremiah 10:1-16 prohibits the cutting down and decorating of trees in the same manner as we do at Christmas. However, even a cursory reading of the text makes it clear that the passage is one in which Jeremiah sets forth the prohibition against idols made of wood, plated with silver and gold, and worshipped.
---a_good_friend on 11/30/08

No not at all
---shonnda on 11/30/08

No...I can think of more sinful things than a pine tree in my house at Christmas. It does not make it right because I said so but I do put up a tree at Christmas time.
---Robyn on 11/30/08

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Here we go again, with the debate over Christmas and trees and such. I do not believe a Christmas tree is sinful. Some here do. Have fun with the arguing.
---Trish9863 on 11/30/08

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags, and we all do fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
---scripture on 11/30/08

Romans 14:14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
---scripture on 11/30/08

To many christians today the decorated tree is just that -a decorated ,ornamentalized tree with no religious secretive meanings attatched,just a tradition associated with christmas with no knowledge of pagan religious worship .
Others know of the tree origin as did the prophet Jeremiah but it was not associated with christmas in ancient religious worship.
Tree worship is best known biblically as "groves" in the bible.Also known as "totems".It all depends if one wants to carve a tree or just decorate one or befriend a tree because of it's unusual appearance.
Is is sinful to have a christmas tree?-not if there is no worship involved in it or in the image of it-worship goes to God only.To most ,decorations are for show.
---earl on 11/30/08

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