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Digging4Truth 01-31-2008 06:19 AM

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Originally Posted by OneAccord (Post 374474)
Huh, I have to ask. Not to make light of a serious topic, but isn't this usually done around Dec. 25th?

Indeed... Unfortunately you are right. :)

Years ago we went to a church when we were in Texas and the pastor did not believe in keeping the holidays. I remember him telling me one time... I just don't think that it's smart to teach on these things in December. I think teaching on these things in January... when all those credit card bills come in... gets a much better reception. :)

He is, truly, a wise man.

My current stance of living and loving my own convictions and yet finding no fault in my brother who does not share those convictions was taught to me by that same pastor. I have not always held my convictions in this fashion. Years ago I was the zealous, in your face, person as well.

Thankfully through good teaching from a good man who taught me the nature of a great God I am free to enjoy my convictions and respect my brothers.

I like this way much better.

brotherjason 01-31-2008 07:46 AM

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Originally Posted by alogi (Post 374234)
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

Amen! Even the puritans saw it for what it was, they outlawed it! It's another tradition handed down from the harlot. :) I don't make many friends that way, but it's the truth anyhow!

AmazingGrace 01-31-2008 11:26 AM

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Yes Christmas trees may be pagan but I just use them to hide my Easter baskets and TV!


p.s. Happy St Pattys day! and Trick or Treat!

RevBuddy 01-31-2008 12:39 PM

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Are Christmass Trees PAGAN ?

JEREMIAH 10: 1 / 6

No, they're not, but the real ones are usually green...and the artificial ones are usually silver...

this should help you back to reality... :happydance

Digging4Truth 01-31-2008 01:09 PM

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There are definitely respect issues on both sides of the fence.

There are those who refrain who speak sarcastically to those who do not and vice versa.

Nothing is generally accomplished on any subject until both sides can speak with respect for each others position.

Barring that no growth can be expected.

RevBuddy 01-31-2008 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Digging4Truth (Post 375110)
There are definitely respect issues on both sides of the fence.

There are those who refrain who speak sarcastically to those who do not and vice versa.

Nothing is generally accomplished on any subject until both sides can speak with respect for each others position.

Barring that no growth can be expected.

HUH?????

Digging4Truth 01-31-2008 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by RevBuddy (Post 375125)
HUH?????

On this subject there are, admittedly, a plethora of those on the side of refraining from the holidays who speak to those who would disagree with disdain, insults & attacks. For that I am not proud.

But on the side of those who practice the holidays there are often equally as distasteful remarks and attitudes at work.

People too often make cuts at those who do not see things as they do rather than simply discussing these things openly, fairly and with respect for one another position.

Until that happens nothing very substantial will be accomplished.

Jason B 11-30-2009 08:22 PM

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bump-Is Jeremiah 10 speaking of the "christmas tree?"

Digging4Truth 12-01-2009 06:47 AM

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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!

But the passage did say to not learn the way of the Heathen right?

The question asked of the thread is whether the christmas tree is pagan...

Would anyone disagree that it is a direct descendant of pagan rituals & customs adapted by the Catholic church?

Is it not then a way of the heathen?

Should it not, then, also go the way of the statues, eucharist etc?

Digging4Truth 12-01-2009 06:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Jason (Post 840757)
bump-Is Jeremiah 10 speaking of the "christmas tree?"

The portions that speak of cutting down a tree etc.... most likely not.

But it did instruct to refrain from learning the way of the heathen. The christmas tree is an adaptation of heathen worship.


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