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Digging4Truth 10-07-2007 07:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mfblume (Post 265369)
BRAVO! Someone else reads correctly! LOL

That is EXACTLY what the passage is saying. It is easy to miss the actual meaning from the 1611 KJV, and think it is actually a tree like a christmas tree. lol Common mistake.

Amen!

Do you feel that today's "Christmas tree" is a derivative of pagan practices?

alogi 01-30-2008 10:34 AM

Re: " Are Christmas Trees Pagan ? "
 
First off the whole idea of christmas is pagan, along with
easter,valentines,saint patty etc.These holidays are of the Catholic cult.
They should not be observed by true Apostolics.
One cannot mix pagan and Christian ,that is what has been done here through these holidays. The Tammuz tree is just part of agreater diabolical, scheeme to turn the true worshippers away from the true God Jesus Christ.By observing things of this world. That is pay homage to the creation,instead of the one who creates.
Brethren remove yourselves from Idoltry.Let us get back to the worship of the Jewish God'' Jesus Christ''
Shalom
Alogi

HeavenlyOne 01-30-2008 10:40 AM

Re: " Are Christmas Trees Pagan ? "
 
Alogi, I see you are new here, but we don't care to talk about Christmas trees in January, regardless what side of the fence we are on.

Thank you.

MissBrattified 01-30-2008 10:43 AM

Re: " Are Christmas Trees Pagan ? "
 
:D

Joelel 01-30-2008 11:09 AM

Re: " Are Christmas Trees Pagan ? "
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bishop1 (Post 146307)
Are Christmass Trees PAGAN ?

JEREMIAH 10: 1 / 6

(1)
Hear ye the word
which The LORD speaketh unto you,
O House of Israel:

(2)
Thus Saith The Lord,
Learn Not The Way Of The Heathern,
and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven;
for the heathern are dismayed at them.

(3)
For the customs of the people are vain:
FOR ONE CUTTETH
A TREE
OUT OF THE FORREST,
The work of the hands
of the workman,
With An Axe.

(4)
THEY DECK IT
WITH SILVER
AND
WITH GOLD;
They Fasten It
With Nails
And
With Hammers,
THAT IT MOVE NOT.

(5)
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 Do Evil,
NEITHER ALSO IS IT IN THEM
TO DO GOOD.

(6)
FORASMUCH AS THERE IS
NOT LIKE UNTO THEE.
O LORD;
THOU ART GREAT,
AND T
HY NAME IS GREAT IN MIGHT.

:13loads

WHAT SAY YE ?


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All the holiday's have pagan things connected to them.Best to leave all of it alone.

HeavenlyOne 01-30-2008 11:19 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Joelel (Post 374026)
All the holiday's have pagan things connected to them.Best to leave all of it alone.

So do the days of the week and months of the year.

Throw out the calendars!!

Digging4Truth 01-30-2008 11:34 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Joelel (Post 374026)
All the holiday's have pagan things connected to them.Best to leave all of it alone.

Not that we are compelled to practice or celebrate them...

But... do the festivals set forth by God have pagan things connected to them?

ie... Passover, Feast Of Tabernacles etc

Digging4Truth 01-30-2008 11:39 AM

Re: " Are Christmas Trees Pagan ? "
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HeavenlyOne (Post 374036)
So do the days of the week and months of the year.

Throw out the calendars!!

Honest question...

Can you understand where those who do not celebrate the holidays (such as myself) could see a difference between christmas etc which is part of our worship to God and the names of the days of the week which are simply part of our every day lives?

I do not celebrate these holidays in an effort to live my personal conviction to keep what I offer to God in worship as free from pagan influence as possible.

I do see the near impossibility of cleansing my every day life of these influences. Even the clock is built on a pagan concept.

But when I offer worship to God I strive, to the best of my ability, to do that according to the word and free from pagan influences.

Now... before you answer let me make this clear. I don't condemn anyone else for celebrating. This is mine & my families personal conviction that we love and are excited about.

I am just asking... since I see this comment so regularly when these discussion come up... can you not see where that particular line of delineation comes for us? Does it make any sense at all?

Just asking... Thanks in advance for your response.

alogi 01-30-2008 02:43 PM

Re: " Are Christmas Trees Pagan ? "
 
Christmas is pagan, church history has shown this.Its not Christ's bithrday.
One cannot take what is unholy and make it Holy.
This season is an abomination to God and one had better heed to what they attribute to God.
God is not one to be mocked
Alogi

OneAccord 01-30-2008 07:47 PM

Re: " Are Christmas Trees Pagan ? "
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Digging4Truth (Post 374059)
Honest question...

Can you understand where those who do not celebrate the holidays (such as myself) could see a difference between christmas etc which is part of our worship to God and the names of the days of the week which are simply part of our every day lives?

I do not celebrate these holidays in an effort to live my personal conviction to keep what I offer to God in worship as free from pagan influence as possible.

I do see the near impossibility of cleansing my every day life of these influences. Even the clock is built on a pagan concept.

But when I offer worship to God I strive, to the best of my ability, to do that according to the word and free from pagan influences.

Now... before you answer let me make this clear. I don't condemn anyone else for celebrating. This is mine & my families personal conviction that we love and are excited about.

I am just asking... since I see this comment so regularly when these discussion come up... can you not see where that particular line of delineation comes for us? Does it make any sense at all?

Just asking... Thanks in advance for your response.

It is precisely this kind of post that I have tremendous respect for. I won't disagree with what you say, and I won't try to "sway" you into my way of thinking.

What I will do is say that I have a lot of respect for people who stick to their convictions, without being judgemental toward others who do not share those convictions. It makes perfect sense to me that you are sincere in your effort to keep yourself unspotted from the world. I applaud your effort, and appreciate your spirit!


Huh, I have to ask. Not to make light of a serious topic, but isn't this usually done around Dec. 25th?


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