• 01-01-2017 In the 19th century Americans started moving west and three institutions went with them. There was vaudeville, traveling entertainment. There was lyceum, traveling education and culture. And there was the itinerant preacher, offering a new style of preaching called "hell fire and brim stone". It was very entertaining, only loosely based on scripture, and pastors didn't even try to compete. Instead they switched to preaching public morality and philosophy. Eventually an entire generation grew up not knowing the first thing about the religion they claimed to believe. That is why most Christian churches don't teach doctrines, and most members don't know what they are supposed to believe. Thus the prophecy is fulfilled: 2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
  • I agree with you - as a Christian I never do that.
    • Warren
      What do you do instead
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      Warren, she probably listens to Christmas music in her office. LOL
  • I dont put it up for paganism. I put it for celebration of Christmas with my family.
  • their bible does state in Jer 10:2-5 not to do such things but christians have a hard to listening to their own word.
    • Army Veteran
      Jeremiah was not talking about Christmas trees. Being in the Old Testament predates the birth of Christ. What it refers to is building and worshipping idols.
  • As a Christian, I'm not taking anything away from your question. I have a Christmas tree in my home in this time of December, because I am feeling merry to go along with the Christmas tradition.
  • Well, I've never know a Christian to worship the tree, but yes it's pagan. sometimes a fertility symbol, also being an evergreen representing immortality, others representing the goddess, and other times Nimrod, Semiramis and Tammuz, in Egypt Osiris was enclosed in the trunk of a tree, his consort was Isis and offspring the hermaphrodite Horus. Some people now relate it to Kabbalah.
  • They don't. Yule is pagan, Christmas is not. pagans didn't own the calendar after all, and things happening on dates that are similar to pagan occasions doesn't mean anything. St. Boniface was a missionary sent by the Anglo-Saxons to the German pagans. He was appalled when he saw them decorating their sacred oaks with the dead bodies of sacrificed children in their winter ceremonies. He chose to cut down one of their sacred oaks and planted a fir in it's place, It is said he did that to show the power of God. I'm surprised he lived thru it but it seems he did, and he is supposed to have used the evergreen as a representation of eternal life. We are the inheritors of the Christmas tree that started out in Germany.

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