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Do you put up a CHristmas tree? some people say's the bible says not too but I can't find it can someone help?

 
hinson7169

Asked by hinson7169 at 1:26 AM on Dec. 4, 2008 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Do you mean Jeremiah 10:3-5? " 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. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good. "



    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 5:41 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Never heard of it being in the Bible...unless it has something to do with idolatry.

    Wealways put up a tree...but I'm not a Bible literalist either.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:27 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • ACCORDING to The World Book Encyclopedia, “Christmas is the day on which Christians celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ.” Nevertheless, the encyclopedia also states: “The early Christians did not celebrate [Jesus’] birth because they considered the celebration of anyone’s birth to be a pagan custom.” The Making of the Modern Christmas, by Golby and Purdue, agrees: “Early Christians did not celebrate the birth of Christ. Birthdays in themselves were associated with pagan practices; the Gospels say nothing about the actual date of Christ’s birth.”

    lisarose45

    Answer by lisarose45 at 1:54 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Nope...it's a Yule Tree...and we are not putting it up this year 'cuz of ou 8 1/2 month-old daughter getting into EVERYTHING!!!
    MamaK88

    Answer by MamaK88 at 1:58 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • I have in the past. Don't now due to not being home but thats the only reason. Some will probably say we're not to participate or celebrate Christmas at all.. There's a posting called Lie Part 3... that will give you the back and forth debate.

    bonn777

    Answer by bonn777 at 2:09 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • if there's scripture pertaining strictly to a christmas tree, i haven't read it. besides, its not like we worship it, or sacrifice anyone/animals below/in front of it. anyhoo, i have four trees up this year! and if i had feasible space, i'd have a full-sized tree up at the salon.
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 3:04 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • The Bible doesn't say anything like that. It does, however, speak against idolatry, like a PP said. So just don't worship your tree! But there's nothing wrong with a decorative tree IMO.
    srhmldndo

    Answer by srhmldndo at 3:06 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • If God says we are NOT to do as the nations who do not worship him and Christmas really isn't a Christian holiday but comes from the worship of another god how is it OK?


    Deu 12:30 Watch out for yourself for fear you may be entrapped after them, after they have been annihilated from before you, and for fear you may inquire respecting their gods, saying, ‘How was it these nations used to serve their gods? And I, yes, I, will do the same way.’

    lisarose45

    Answer by lisarose45 at 3:23 AM on Dec. 4, 2008


  • A further example is the Christmas tree. The New Encyclopædia Britannica says: "Tree worship, common among the pagan Europeans, survived after their conversion to Christianity in the Scandinavian customs of decorating the house and barn with evergreens at the New Year to scare away the devil and of setting up a tree for the birds during Christmastime."


    lisarose45

    Answer by lisarose45 at 3:25 AM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • cont.

    Many use this as a reason not to put up a tree. They’re making an idol. They deck it with gold and silver, they fasten it with nails and hammers, it does not move. They’re upright like a palm tree but they do not speak. They must be carried around. Christmas trees are not carried around from place to place. This is talking about the pagan idols.They used to cut down trees, shape them into wooden gods, overlay them with gold and silver, and pray to them. And they’d carry them from place to place and temple to temple.
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 5:43 AM on Dec. 4, 2008