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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Jeremiah 10:2-5

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 by them. 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. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go.

7 comments:

  1. I think its important to note that these verses are speaking about carved idols.
    That is the context.
    However, I am certain that we can make a general application to todays trees.
    Paula

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  2. I also looked up these verses and noted the context was about carving idols out of trees and overlaying them with gold, etc. While there might be good reason to rethink the whole Christmas tree idea - let's be careful to not make scripture say something its not...
    Blessings!

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  3. Dear Joyce - it's no secret that xmas is pagan. While this scripture was not specifically saying 'christmas tree' ... you cannot deny that it is very similar.

    What is the tree [and the other xmas rituals] for? If you have time, look it up and let me know. I might do a post about this if I have time, but I have something else I'm working on right now that is more pressing.

    God bless you.

    Love, js

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  4. I didn't know that verse was in the Bible??!! We have not don't a tree in our home for years. Now I see that it is TOTALLY wrong. I mean we "knew" it was but had nothing concrete. (kind of like easter being pagan as well.) My man and I are so excited to see that things we "felt" for a long time now have the Bible backing it up. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  5. :)
    Praise the Lord, God bless you both!

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  6. Dear Joanne: I hear your heart - praise the Lord for you. I believe that some of these things that are not commanded specifically in the Word fall into a 'conscience' category - very much like the 'food sacrificed to idols' teachings in the New Test. Are there perhaps other things that we do and think not about that have 'pagan' or ungodly origins or support? There are... think of all the businesses we support thru the buying of products, the money we give to our government thru taxes, and so forth. Just thinking maybe this isn't super black and white - but each needs to hear the Lord on what they do with this day and honor what He tells them.

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  7. It may be talking about something they were doing back in those days which is wrong, but I think it pertains to today as the christmas tree.
    This is something that I am praying about for my own family. I want God to show me what to do about; the Christmas tree,we already do not believe in the santa claus junk, Easter(egg hunting & coloring), Valentines day, we do not celebrate halloween at all. I just want to do what is right.

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