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You're not supposed to have a Christmas tree if You're Christian
by Anonymous
November 17, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Jeremiah 10: 1-5 does talk about cutting down a tree and decorating it.
God and Idols 
1 Hear what the LORD says to you, O house of Israel. 2 This is what the LORD says: 
  "Do not learn the ways of the nations 
  or be terrified by signs in the sky, 
  though the nations are terrified by them. 
3 For the customs of the peoples are worthless; 
  they cut a tree out of the forest, 
  and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. 

4 They adorn it with silver and gold; 
  they fasten it with hammer and nails 
  so it will not totter. 

5 Like a scarecrow in a melon patch, 
  their idols cannot speak; 
  they must be carried 
  because they cannot walk. 
  Do not fear them; 
  they can do no harm 
  nor can they do any good."

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  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    November 17, 2012 at 1:30 PM
    Interesting very interesting
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    November 17, 2012 at 1:30 PM


    Quoting Lydlou02:

    You missed the second half of verse 3."and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel"
    When's the last time you took a chisel to your xmas tree?

    When the guy with the chainsaw chops the bottom off to put the tree stand on?

  • Beautiful31mom
    November 17, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    I don't worship a Tree so I am not worried about it. 

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    November 17, 2012 at 1:31 PM
    My pastor from our old church put up a tree in his house and in the lobby of the church. Everyone loved the one at church. It was beautiful.
  • Pink.Sunshine
    November 17, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    I don't put up Christmas trees. Bam. Oh and even if I did, that wouldn't make me less of a Christian.

  • Jessica_Esqueda
    November 17, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    This isn't talking about a christmas tree. The verse talks about taking a tree from the forest and carving it because it is explaining the process of carpentry. That is, creating an idol. A Christmas tree in and of itself is not an idol, and is not worshiped. There is nothing wrong with it. 

  • So_Devious20
    November 17, 2012 at 1:32 PM
    All Hail the Christmas tree!! No one worships their Christmas tree. Get real.
  • ashellbell
    November 17, 2012 at 1:32 PM
    Is it the war on Christmas already?
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    November 17, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Who in the hell worships their Christmas tree? You misinterpret scripture.

  • Lydlou02
    November 17, 2012 at 1:33 PM
    Nope. That's specifically referring to carving idols.

    Quoting Anonymous:


    Quoting Lydlou02:

    You missed the second half of verse 3."and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel"

    When's the last time you took a chisel to your xmas tree?

    When the guy with the chainsaw chops the bottom off to put the tree stand on?

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