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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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  • StoneColdKiller
    November 17, 2012 at 1:37 PM

     

    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?

     Im guessing you dont know what a chisel is, its not another name for a ax or chainsaw lol.

    Also it talks about making a tree into a idol, that isnt what a christmas tree is, this isnt talking about a christmas tree at all.

     

  • momnwife41458
    November 17, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    oh well....my tree is still going up! :-)

  • Anonymous 11
    by Anonymous 11
    November 17, 2012 at 1:38 PM
    I LOVE to decorate for our Saviour's birthday :)
  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    November 17, 2012 at 1:39 PM


    Quoting StoneColdKiller:

     

    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?

     Im guessing you dont know what a chisel is, its not another name for a ax or chainsaw lol.

    Also it talks about making a tree into a idol, that isnt what a christmas tree is, this isnt talking about a christmas tree at all.

     

    I know what a chisel is, and I know they didn't have chainsaws back then either, but they do accomplish the same goal.

  • omyheart83
    November 17, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Uhhh... that passage is about the creation of idols like the golden calf, not Christmas trees... lol. That's a really amusing interpretation though

  • msalice_21
    November 17, 2012 at 1:39 PM
    I feel stupid reading the bible or the versus... i dont understand any of it
  • Fields456
    November 17, 2012 at 1:39 PM
    I do fake and there is no gold or silver I'm good besides its not an idol just a nice decoration.
  • VarelaClan
    November 17, 2012 at 1:39 PM
    I don't idolize my tree. I'm ok. Thanks though. God knows my heart and knows that my tree is not taking his place.
  • mamamandy420
    November 17, 2012 at 1:40 PM

     

  • UrbanSoccerMom
    November 17, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    man... this is talkin abot a totem pole...

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