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Are Christmas Trees Evil

Are Christmas trees evil? You're not allowed to say Christmas tree any more ,it's "Holiday Tree"

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Im sorry, David, I can't help you. Spend some time reading ALL of Jerimiah 10. Look at vs 8, 11, 14, 15, and everything else there and see how it relates to Jer 10: 3/4 Why are you so hung up on verses that have nothing to do with Christmas trees.

Scott, there is a BIG difference between any size Budda and a Christmas Tree. I think you should know this one. You are comparing apples and oranges.
---NurseRobert on 12/27/11

NurseRobert, the Bible in many ways is a legal document. On occasion, the Bible does read very much in legalistic terms by means of laws and requirements. Thus helping us to determine the parameters within which we serve God acceptably.

The issues we face are very much like a court hearing. The Almighty God- Jehovah is our 'Judge' (Ps.7:8). We will all face our Judge on Judgment Day. We will of course be judged out of the things written in his Word, whether we were obedient or not.

Some may complain that his laws are too 'legalistic'. However, I'm sure Jehovah will call his witnesses to testify as to whether such heathen practices such as at Jeremiah 10:2-4 were restrictive or not- Is.43:10.
---David8318 on 12/27/11

Mary, thank you so much for your words. This time of year is hard for all my children. She died on Dec.10th 98. You know that three days before she died, she was home brushing her hair, and when I went by, she told me that in three days something was going to happen to her. I told her to stop talking like that. She was not sick, but the next day she was having trouble breathing so I took her to the hospital at Kaiser, and the next day they were doing a test on her, and they ruptured an artery in her heart by accident. They had no heart specialist to help her, so she died. I was told 6 hours later. My children cried and cried. But I know she is with the Lord, for she loved the Lord. Peace to you and all.
---Mark_V. on 12/27/11

Hi Mark V, I happened to read a post you wrote a while back and I am so very sorry about your wife. Truly sorry. Praying God will bless and minister to you this coming year. Hugs, Mary
---Mary on 12/27/11

NurseRobert, I believe your introduction of idolatry into the issue of Jeremiah 10 is a diversion from what God is specifically warning.

Jeremiah 10, particularly verses 1-4 warns God's people to avoid 'ways' and 'customs' of the 'heathen' (KJV). A custom of which is decorating a tree with 'silver and gold'. A custom carried on to this day by atheists and 'heathens' alike.

The passage in Jeremiah 10 pertaining to the custom of decorating a tree does not specify that the heathen bows down to it. However, the putting up of 'xmas trees' today is a religious event for many, even adorning their churches. So if you want to go down the route of idolatry, I'm happy to go along with you because indeed the 'xmas tree' is a 'religious' icon.
---David8318 on 12/27/11

David, perhaps it is becuase you are too legalistic and focused on single verses, instead of reading for context.

The entirety of Jerimiah 10 talks about worshiping of false idols and the greatness of God. Again, I don't know any Christians who bow before their Christmas tree and worship it. Do you?

David, are you SDA or JW?
---NurseRobert on 12/27/11

NurseRobert, again I disagree with your opinion of Jeremiah 10. No where in the verses around Jer.10:2-4 does it use the word 'idolatry'. Neither does it say the heathen in vs.2-4 use the tree as act of worship. So I do not believe it to be counseling against idolatry.

I believe God at Jeremiah 10 is warning us about what He specifically states at Jer.10:2- 'Learn not the way of the heathen' (KJV). Other translations use the word 'customs'. So God's people are not to learn the 'ways' and 'customs' of the heathen- one of which is decorating trees with 'silver and gold'- Jer.10:4.

Atheists also 'customarily' put up 'xmas trees' and decorate them at this time of year. Christians however do not, and do not 'learn the way of heathens'.
---David8318 on 12/26/11

No, but they can be an annoyance, when one is skiing, or riding a snowmobile.
...Wasnt aware that anyone was making an icon of them though. Please feel free to prohibit all such suspect heathen practices, and cut down all the Oak groves as well.
---Glenn on 12/26/11

David, Jeremiah 10:3,4 does not bother me at all but it bothers you for you say it's evil. If you had read (10:1,2) you would know He was addressing Israel, not the Gentiles. This was before the New Covenant came to the Gentiles. But it bothers you since you live under the law, and not under grace. But listen to what it say's on (v.5) They are upright, like a palm tree, And they cannot speak, They must be carried, Because they cannot go by themselves. Do not be afraid of them, For they cannot do evil." Nor can they do any good"
So what's evil about them? Not a thing. It's evil in your own mind.
---Mark_V. on 12/26/11

"Now, if people fall down and worship it as a god, complete with altars and incense stands, then Jeremiah 10 applies here..." NurseRobert

So are you saying that as long as we don't bow down or light incense it would be appropriate to lug in an 8' Buddha or a statue of one of the Hindu Gods into a Christian home...decorating it with ornaments?

The debate as to whether the Christmas tree has pagan origins was settled ages ago. How some rationalize the blending of this and the other pagan trappings of the "holiday" with the birth of Christ is curious and sad.
---scott on 12/26/11

MarkV- Jeremiah 10:3,4 has really troubled your conscience hasn't it! Wow!

I didn't write Jeremiah 10:3,4. The context isn't about what we do from day to day, or what we choose to wear or where we choose to live, is it!? Jeremiah 10:3,4 is a means by which God identifies a heathen and a warning to God's people to realise that 'the customs of the peoples are worthless'- Jer.10:3.

Apparently, according to Jer.10:3,4 a 'worthless custom' of a heathen (a pagan) is to cut down a tree, and decorate it with 'silver and gold'. This is not a Christian activity, but a pagan one practiced today on the sacred pagan holy day December 25.
---David8318 on 12/23/11

David, An important key to understanding any passage is to pay careful attention to its context. Verses 2 through 4 of Jeremiah 10 are part of a larger context.

While vs 2-4 talking about cutting down trees, the entire context of Jer 10 is talking about worshipping false gods, i.e. idolatry.

You need to read for context, not just pick and choose verses.
---NurseRobert on 12/23/11

Y'know, I was much like Rhonda (self righteous and bombastic)and my family never had Christmas for 20 years. Never giving gifts (el cheapo)

too bad you have awful memories of your childhood due to ONE DAY ...many children do parents cannot AFFORD to lavish them with many dozens of gifts

how WARPED one "christian day" a year drowning in greed want and coveting what others have

unable to see through the empty day of wasteful debt and the "gift giving"

as for "getting a life" I have that IN CHRIST ...sadly the physical life and all ITS pagan wonders and material trappings hold more power than HIM for many Holy Scripture STATES one cannot take an evil thing and make it good
---Rhonda on 12/24/11

David, look, do you decorate your house? Put pictures up, put drapes, put news papers in the toilet so you can read them while there, get pretty color carpets? your house is made up of trees, they hold your house in place. Or do you live in a cave? Don't you shave, take a bath so you don't smell, put nice clothes, you decorate yourself because you want others to like you. Your trying to be an idol. How far will you go? Everything to you is wrong. Do you see people worshipping trees? kneeling down and asking for miracles? You just don't want anyone to celebrate Christmas or put of a tree, because you really speaking on behalf of the pagan's and heathen ideas. You put them first before anything. Well, we come first, they are last.
---Mark_V. on 12/23/11

NurseRobert- I don't believe Jeremiah 10:3,4 is teaching against idolatry. Rather, Jeremiah is explaining how God identifies 'heathens' (KJV). However, I do believe some people do idolize their xmas trees.

Apparently, according to Jeremiah 10:3,4 an identifying mark of a heathen in God's eyes is the cutting down of a tree and decorating it 'with silver and gold'. Give the tree any name you want, but the custom of decorating a tree has been a pagan/heathen practice long before Christendoms churches adopted it.

'For the customs of the peoples are worthless'- Jer.10:3.
---David8318 on 12/22/11

It is unfortunate when well-meaning Christians call something sin that is not sin, thus enslaving the consciences of their fellow believers with imaginary sin!

Those who continue to believe that the Christmas tree is pagan and sinful, should not use them. This is regrettable, however, since there is absolutely nothing wrong having a Christmas tree.
---NurseRobert on 12/22/11

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David, you can't pick and choose scripture to suit your needs. If you keep reading Jer 10, it make clear that the "decorated tree" was a tree that was cut down and made into an idol.

Now, if people fall down and worship it as a god, complete with altars and incense stands, then Jeremiah 10 applies here but, somehow, I don't think Christians who erect Christmas trees are worshiping them as gods.
---NurseRobert on 12/22/11

Despite Eloy's protestations, Jeremiah 10:3,4 describes exactly what pagans (or heathens) do with trees at this time of the year.

Eloy protests 'but Christmas trees are not mentioned' by Jeremiah. In reality, Eloy and others don't put up so called 'Christmas trees'. There is no such thing as a 'Christmas tree'. The reality is Eloy puts up and decorates what is described at Jeremiah 10:3,4.

The pagan/heathen will continue to do what God said they will erroneously continue to do at Jeremiah 10:3,4. Calling it a 'Christmas tree' is a red-herring and a means to draw people and unsuspecting 'Christians' into pagan practices.
---David8318 on 12/21/11

Jere.10 v 3. a word in this Scripture is, ( vain. Of no value, empty, no importance & is actually meaningless. ) That's what the decorated tree Is, meaningless & has Nothing to do with the birth of The Lord Jesus. A nativity scene, Yes.
---Lawrence_Nemeth on 12/16/11

Isaiah 60:13: "The glory of Libanus shall come to thee, the fir tree, and the box tree, and the pine tree together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary: and I will glorify the place of my feet." Here fir and pine (box) trees are used to embellish the sanctuary of the one and only True God!

So much for the appropriateness of trees for decoration....
---Steve on 12/15/11

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Rod4him, your answer said it all. Some people believe something to be sin where others don't. But if the conscience of someone tells him it's sin, we should not encourage them to go against conscience for the Spirit speaks to our conscience. If someone conscience tells them it is ok, then they too should follow their conscience. I spoke about this very thing to an SDA. He felt pork was bad. If He feels that way and his conscience bothers him, he shouldn't eat it. And we should not encourage him to go against his conscience. But they also should not go against our conscience.
---Mark_V. on 12/14/11

I imagine that the TV and computer that people spend most of the year in front of looking for guidance, entertainment, romance and plenty of other secret sins puts the Christmas tree idolatry way way down at the bottom of the list, under the microwave, car, jewelry, image in the mirror, guns, IPods/phones and a dozen other things.
In His loving grip
---Poppa_Bear on 12/14/11

Peter, I know of zero Christians committing idolatry with their decorated trees. They do not bow down and worhip their Christmas trees as their God, nor do they consult them for guidance, nor pray to them, which is idolatry. Decorating green trees or decorating plain rooms for beauty during Christmas time is not idolatry, but is art. And no Christian is an idolater. If you choose not to participate in the Green tree tradition, that is fine, and if you choose to participate in the Green tree tradition then that likewise is fine. And I will continue to teach and condemn the liars whom say putting up a Christmas tree is idolatry and the Bible speaks against it, for that is a lie straight from the pit of hell.
---Eloy on 12/14/11

They are evil to those who think they are evil. Let everyone be convinced in their own mind. However, people should not judge others for their personal views on the Christmas tree.
---Rod4him on 12/13/11

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Eloy on 12/12/11

your listing of the description of beaten silver is interesting. While I have no problem with the Christmas tree, I generally don't put one up, as it's a tradition I didn't grow up with.

But back to the silver verse. Some people (probably few, but still) may find the tree (or other celebratory actions) to be, or to become, an 'idol'. If that is the case, then the tree must not be used - ever.

It is not the tree, or anything else - it is evel IF, AND ONLY IF, it becomes an idol.

The OT has lots of warnings about 'idols', of various types
---Peter on 12/13/11

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---Eloy on 12/13/11

Cluny, Yes, many people misapply and misdefine and misconstrue the holy scriptures in order to try to validate their own values and positions which they hold, but they are not substantiated by the scriptures. Rather than yielding and letting the holy scripture guide and instruct them into all truth, they force their own ideas and opinions into the scriptures which results in misjudgments and in maligning of the truth. As a little child is eager to learn all good things from their experienced father, so too we need to receive the written words of God as from God our Father himself and spoken onto us his child.
---Eloy on 12/13/11

I've got attacked by muy christmass tree yesterday. (thehounted xmasstree) aren't there any more important subjects?
---anonymous on 12/13/11

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Youm are right, Eloy.

Christmas trees are not mentioned in the Bible.

But nor are computers, hymnals, and even copies of the Bible are mentioned therein.

Or youm, for that matter.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 12/12/11

"Are Christmas trees evil?"

no. there is only one who is evil. and, there are humans who are evilly influenced.

trees, in themselves, have no powers. except in stephen king novels.
---aka on 12/12/11

abe, Read the Bible. Jeremiah chapter 10 speaks clearly about idolatry, and Nothing about Christmas trees: "Silver beaten into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the metalsmith: blue and purple is their clothing: they are the work of skillful. Each man is foolish without knowledge: each metalsmith is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image falsehood, and no breath in them." Jer.10:9,14. Nope, No Christimas tree is mentioned here, in fact, No tree decorated for Christmas is mentioned in all of the Holy Scripture. Again, Read the Bible.
---Eloy on 12/12/11

Destroying the environment, 1 tree at a time, beware ye self-righteous pagans with your spirit of killing a perfectly harmless, living creation, adorning it, & then destroying it: Jeremiah 10: 1 Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: 2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the heathen are dismayed at them. 3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. 4 They deck it with silver and with gold, they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. 5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go.
---Abe on 12/11/11

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The tradition of bringing into the house an evergreen tree during Christmas time is traced back to Alsace, a little town of Selestat between Colmar and Strasbourg, in France, in 1521 A.D. During this time Alsace was in German territory. The pryramidal shape of the tree was indicative of the trinity, and the evergreen nature indicative of the everlasting life of God displayed in the dead of winter, and knowing that green life will again come in the spring.
---Eloy on 12/10/11

Mark V: Agree so much with you.

We can use this time for joy, even if it's the wrong day, have a good time remembering Christ's birth
---Peter on 12/9/11

W e are allowed to say Christmas tree, Merry Christmas, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and any other "Christ" word, and NO person can tell us otherwise. If they do, tell them, "Stop your Christian bashing and discrimination, and I strongly suggest that you get yourself a very good lawyer because I instend on taking you to court and sueing you for as much money as I am legally allowed too get from you."
---Eloy on 12/9/11

1 Cliff, I completely agree with you and others concerning the holidays. Now what genuine believer will go around looking to find out every day the heathen and pagan's celebrate just so that they don't do anything on those days? Only the one's who want to judge others.
And what is so wrong about bringing joy to a very corrupt world? The joy of the Lord? Why would Christ mine that those who believe in Him set a day for His birth? At least we are not doing something terrible, like killing someone. Sure the materialism is bad, but there is many reason for that. It's a time when more people get job's. yet it is a time also for sorrow for many. No one is thinking pagan's or heathens, only those who want to judge others.
---Mark_V. on 12/9/11

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"No", Christmas trees are not evil. It's just another sneaky way of Satan to have people re-focus their attention away from things pertaining to Christianity. The term, "holiday tree" is being used so it won't offend non-Christians - and we Christians allow the non-Christian to chip away at anything that deals with any item with a Christ's name in it and the Christ-mas tree is just an example of this. Side note: the term, "Merry Christmas", is being replace with, "Happy Holidays". You may also notice that very few stores are putting an angel or any Christian symbol on the display tress..
---wivv on 12/8/11

Y'know, I was much like Rhonda (self righteous and bombastic)and my family never had Christmas for 20 years. Never giving gifts (el cheapo)
So pagans celebrated Saturnalia (winter solstice)So what? That's their problem!
I'm thinking ,here in the north, sunshine is limited in winter,dark and inhospitable,
Bright lites in my front yard (shaped like deer) colored flickering cheerie to warm up this depressing time!
We don't "worship" the season , just enjoy it!
Helps ward off SAD (seasonal affective disorder)
Get a life!

---1st_cliff on 12/8/11

Rhonda, I know that you and others of like mind...

Cluny you know? no you don't "know" anything HOWEVER the correct CHOICE of words would have been you believe

TRULY it is YOU who believes you are special have superior knowledge because you JOINED whatever rah rah go jesus team aka denomination who BASH the LIVING Christ of Holy Scripture ...this Christ is no longer a baby in a manger HE SITS at the right hand of The Father in Heaven to RULE Gods Kingdom ...the living Christ WARNS True Believers to not take any evil thing and make it good

sadly in your emotionally charged answer you FORGOT to serve GOD you're too busy defending YOUR denominations nativity to care about the WARNINGS from the TRUE JESUS
---Rhonda on 12/8/11

First of all there are no "christmas tres" there are onyl trees.No they're not evil, trees were made by God. We do not have a tree in our apartment. However our family still gets together this holiday season and we're thankful for what God gave us.
---Candice on 12/8/11

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I agree with Lawrence

I see why people prefer "holiday" tree because it has nothing to do with Christmas.

Many people who aren't Christian put up a tree, decorate their house, exchange gifts and such in this holiday season.

I am not a big fan of this "holiday" because of the materialism which runs rampant.

Someone I knew years ago did not let his children believe about Santa. His reason was that if his kids grow up believing in someone they can't see, only to find later that he is not real,

then what are they to do with Jesus, whom they also cannot see, when they start to hear later that He is not real?
---James_L on 12/8/11

Rhonda, where do you get all these odd interpretations of scripture from?

The last one, could you explain it to me in logical terms, from the beginning?

Matt could you start with WHERE xmas is celebrated in NT ...start from the beginning in LOGICAL terms USING Holy Scripture then I can help you with the question you ask

Christ did not observe xmas

Apostles did not observe xmas

first century church did not observe xmas

per Holy Scripture xmas was never alluded to or mentioned in the NT because it is a heathen tradition which OT WARNS to stay AWAY from the heathen and their evil ways ...NT confirms this warning by reminding True Believers they are not able to take any evil thing and make it good
---Rhonda on 12/8/11

We still have freedom of speech and no one can prevent me or anyone from exercising that right unless we give them that power. There are no evil trees,there foolish or evil people who promote evil by thinking they are doing good. I don't know the history of the use of a tree at Christmas and frankly don't care. Christmas is a time of love and fellowship with loved ones and being grateful for all God has done for us by sending Baby Jesus to be the Lamb of love who would bring us into God's fold.
---Darlene_1 on 12/8/11

1st Cliff, your funny. What is a holiday tree? and which of the holidays has a holiday tree? The worldly and the condemned may incorrectly say, "happy holidays", which has absolutely zero meaning: but the Saved and the Godly will rightly say, "Merry CHRIST-mas! and Happy Birthday CHRIST Jesus!", which has honorable and respectful meaning.
---Eloy on 12/8/11

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francis, why do you oppose my answer? I hope you don't want to change this blog as you have others into an SDA promotion, concerning those under the Law.
2 Samuel 6:7 the error was that he touched the Ark, in violation of God's law which called for death.
Num. 26:61 their intentions were disobedience.
Gen. 19:26 again disobedience.
This people were under a covenant of works of the law. Disobedience brought judgment. Their covenant could not save them. We are under a New Covenant. For there is no condemnation to those who in Christ. If you are not, then you are already condemned.
God could still strike you dead if your actions threathen what He has already ordain to happen. yet you would not lose salvation if you are saved.
---Mark_V. on 12/8/11

1Cliff, thanks for what you said. I've been remembering her, my mom, and my sister very much lately. My mom because of all the hard work she went through in life. My sister because of her love for me, and my wife because she was getting ready to buy me a gift for my birthday and when she went in for a test she told me where she kept the money for my present, as if she knew she was not coming out of the hospital. She was thinking of me before they ruptured the artery in her heart.
About the trees, the liberals don't want to hear about Jesus so they want the tree name "holiday tree." this way it won't offend those without Christ. The Christians who feel trees are wrong, don't publicize it publicly only to those with the Church.
---Mark_V. on 12/7/11

i think its more important to God that you accept the gift of His Son thru His birth, life, death, and resurrection....rather than arguing about whether or not He was born on christmas day...that is irrevelant...that's like trying to study how He was many nails they used or where they put them, it matters that He did this for you and me
---john_mincey on 12/7/11

Rhonda, where do you get all these odd interpretations of scripture from?

The last one, could you explain it to me in logical terms, from the beginning?
---Matt on 12/7/11

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(I dislike using 'lol', but not sure how to APPROPRIATELY convey a good laugh online...)
---Chria9396 on 12/7/11

lol, rofl, :~)...all against my nature of dry humor, but if you do not....
---aka on 12/7/11

Rhonda, I know that you and others of like mind with you think you're just a little special and spiritually superior because you join the secularists and atheists in bashing the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, God, and Saviour Jesus Christ.

But you're not.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 12/7/11

\\The celebration to the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ pre-dates the Orthodox/Catholic spl\\

It also predates the split of the Assyrian and later the Non-Chalcedonian Churches--communities which never had anything to do with Rome.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 12/7/11

The celebration to the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ pre-dates the Orthodox/Catholic split.
There is no biblical record of Jesus or the Apostles celebrating His birth.
There is no record of Jesus or the Apostles eating on plates, even though plates were around then.
There is, however, biblical recording of the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Mat 2:2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
Mat 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts, gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
---micha9344 on 12/7/11

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God judges us by our intentions. ---Mark_V. on 12/7/11

2 Samuel 6:6 And when they came to Nachon's threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it, for the oxen shook it.

2 Samuel 6:7 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah, and God smote him there for his error, and there he died by the ark of God.

What was Uzzah's intentions?

Numbers 26:61 And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before the LORD.

What was Nadab and Abihu's intentions?

Genesis 19:26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

What was Lot's wife's intentions?
---francis on 12/7/11

Rhonda, what church do you go to?
---NurseRobert on 12/7/11

Mark V, My heart goes out to you, I'm sure that 1998 seems like yesterday,while everyone is celebrating , you are remembering!
I'm sure that she would have wanted you to find some joy this time of year,with your children..Remember the happy times!...God bless you Mark!
---1st_cliff on 12/7/11

Anyways, Worshipping God on December 25th by honoring the birth of our Lord and Saviour is something I choose.

yes of course you choose ...YOU as with all mankind have freewill to REJECT GOD and replace HIS Holy Word with whatever manmade traditions you choose ...THAT is what false christianity is TAUGHT to do by their lying false ministers of Satan replace Biblical Christ with ANOTHER christ 2Corin 4:11 and ADD ideas/words/man made traditions that are NOT FROM GOD Proverbs 30:6

True Believers choose to follow Christ and HIS examples not their own desires

the fruits of xmas are EVIL and are condemned by God

one cannot take an evil day and make it a good day PER Holy Scripture
---Rhonda on 12/7/11

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Jeremiah 10:2 "Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the heathen are dismayed at them."

3 "For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe."

4 "They deck it with silver and with gold, they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not."

8 "But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities."

15 "They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish."
---christan on 12/7/11

The Druids worshipped trees,like "OH Tannenbaum" a spiritual song sung to a crass!

crass because of singing? so reasoning is skip the song put up fake tree and it's all good cuz GOD forgot to mention fake trees ...choosing to reject dismiss ignore GODS Words and examples of evil 1Corin 10:11, 14 to FOLLOW pagans yet claim christian/holiday tree is "special" and they are really not following an empty vain pagan tradition

Apostles WARNED one cannot take an evil thing and make it "good" 1Corin 10:6 LUKE 16:13 Mark 7:6-8

choose CHRIST follow HIS examples honor and walk with HIM by walking away from traditions of men that keep your heart FAR from Christ Isa 29:13 Matt 15:8
---Rhonda on 12/7/11

A house can catch on fire and burn your Christmas tree down. ...So exercise caution.
---aka on 12/6/11

(I dislike using 'lol', but not sure how to APPROPRIATELY convey a good laugh online...)
---Chria9396 on 12/7/11

1Cliff, my answer was just humor since the question seemed to imply that trees were evil. I knew what you were asking. I don't believe anyone, at least not me, worship trees. God judges us by our intentions. Most everyone just want to bring joy in the holidays and participate with others concerning that joy. I use to love the holiday season, and was so happy when Christmas was near. But I lost my wife on Dec. 10th 1998 and my birthday was Dec. 12th, and now nothing is joyful during Christmas. I have moved on but that experience is ever present, it was a very bad one for me and my kids. I feel sad for all those who have lost a love one, because this time of year is hard on them.
---Mark_V. on 12/7/11

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You do understand, Rhonda, that the X replacing Christ in Christmas is there because of the first letter of Christ in the Greek language

You do UNDERSTAND Micha christmas is merged word of Christ and MASS ...ONCE written as christmass two "s" ...rcc FOLLOWS pagan mirtha tradition of mass a religious ceremony void in Scripture

however one chooses to spell xmas is pointless this day honors birth of sun in sky

You are simply deceived in YOUR understanding curious you understand xmas written through greek language a very insignificant point yet ignore truth and history of xmas day

you do understand Micha this evil day was never observed by Christ or Apostles
---Rhonda on 12/7/11

Deuteronomy 12:30 Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee, and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.

Deuteronomy 12:31 Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods, for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.

Deuteronomy 12:32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
---francis on 12/6/11

aka, yes, that too! :-)
---John.usa on 12/7/11

A Christmas tree can catch on fire and burn your house down. ....So exercise caution.
---John.usa on 12/6/11

A house can catch on fire and burn your Christmas tree down. ...So exercise caution.
---aka on 12/6/11

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Of course I should have known that technically the fir, cedar, spruce pine etc are not "evil" but their use as a symbol is by some denominations!
Besides more and more Christmas trees are made out of plastic with fiber optics and of course, made in China, are not "natural" trees which truly are
not evil but beautiful!
The Druids worshipped trees,like "OH Tannenbaum" a spiritual song sung to a crass!
---1st_cliff on 12/6/11

You do understand, Rhonda, that the X replacing Christ in Christmas is there because of the first letter of Christ in the Greek language, Xristos?
You are not taking Christ out of Christmas, just enforcing that Christ is there with a cross.
Anyways, Worshipping God on December 25th by honoring the birth of our Lord and Saviour is something I choose.
Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that [were] on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
---micha9344 on 12/6/11

Are Christmas trees evil? You're not allowed to say Christmas tree any more ,it's "Holiday Tree"
---1st_cliff on 12/5/11
Genesis 1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, [and] herb yielding seed after his kind, and the TREE YIELDING FRUIT, whose seed [was] in itself, after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good.


THE tree is not evil of itself, It is MAN who uses the tree for his evil reasons.
---francis on 12/6/11

A Christmas tree evil? How can a tree be evil? It doesn't speak, or move. If only certain trees are evil that look like christmas trees, we should cut them down to the root so they don't spread evil.
---Mark_V. on 12/6/11

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A Christmas tree can catch on fire and burn your house down. In that that way it is potentially evil. So exercise caution.
---John.usa on 12/6/11

Only it turns to a demon:)
---Ruben on 12/6/11

Hi, I don't think Christmas trees are evil. I have a 2 foot pink tree this year and I have a big beautiful butterfly on it--and the butterfly is a great one for cancer patients. It represents both life and the struggle to become something beautiful. :) Bill, I love your explainations :)
---Mary on 12/6/11

How can a tree be evil? A tree is one of the many wonderful creations that God has created to fill the earth and they provide many good things for mankind.

However, it's the hearts of man that's evil. Especially when they cut down the tree and "worship" them and says it has something to do with Jesus Christ.

"O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh." Matthew 12:34

"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies" Matthew 15:9
---christan on 12/6/11

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To me a Christmas tree is no more than a secular ornament, as I've not put one up since I was 10, the year before my parents split and mother didn't want to put one up any more.

Next, NOBODY can stop me from saying "Christmas tree" if I want to. The term is NOT illegal.

And if there are people on here who wish to join the secularists and atheists in bashing the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ, let them. I refuse to sink to their level.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 12/6/11

Oh my, you've got to be kidding me (c: There may be Satan's way of seeing a tree. But the star at the top can represent Christ who is the Head of all principality and power, and the Head of the church. And the strung lights represent how we are all connected and have power not our own to make us shine as one, and Jesus is the number one light, at the top. And the tree being evergreen in winter means our life in God's love continues, even though this world is evil and cold > Jesus says, "because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold," in Matthew 24:12. But God's love in us does not go cold!!! So, the flashy ornaments can represent the not-really loving people who only reflect the light! God bless you (c:
---Bill_willa6989 on 12/6/11

True Believers and followers of Christ understand the evil represented in the pagan xmas tree

As Holy Scripture warns to not learn or follow the way of the pagans YET today's self-appointed christians are neither believers and followers of GOD nor are they outward believers of paganism yet they show their loyalty to pagan traditions while the words from their mouths LIE about a loyalty to "Christ" as the REJECT Holy Scripture Jeremiah 10

Christ WARNED many would call on HIS name yet follow traditions of men and their words would all be in VAIN because they would be NONE of His

choose to follow Christ not empty pagan traditions GOD CONDEMS
---Rhonda on 12/6/11

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