The Christmas Tree

FYI: The Christmas Tree Jeremiah 10:3,4 states, “The customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, deck it with silver and gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not.”
The Christmas tree, as we know it, only dates back a few centuries. One of the old Babylonian fables mentioned of an evergreen tree which sprang out of a dead tree stump. The old stump symbolized the dead NIMROD, the new evergreen tree symbolized that Nimrod had come back to life again in Tammuz! According to Festivals, Holy Days, and Saints’ Days on page 222, “the Scandinavian god Odin was believed to bestow special gifts at yuletide to those who approached his sacred fir tree.” In at least ten (10) Biblical references, the green tree is associated with IDOLATRY and FALSE WORSHIP! (1 Kings 14:23, etc.) Since all trees are green at least part of the year, the special mention of “green” tree probably refers to trees that are evergreen. “The Christmas tree…recapitualates the idea of tree worship, gilded nuts and balls symbolize the sun…all of the festivities of the winter soltice have been absorbed into the Christmas day…..the use of HOLLY and MISTLETOE from the DRUIDIC ceremonies; the Christmas tree from the honors paid to Odin’s sacred fir.”
So you see, the people in Jeremiah 10 were actually making an IDOL out of the tree, the word “workman” being not merely lumberjacks, but one who formed idols. (see Isaiah 40:19,20; Hosea 8:4-6). And the word “axe” refers here specifially to a carving tool. So if you are one who place these trees in your homes and churches, then you are PARTAKING in paganism. I am not saying that you are worshipping the tree. That is the first thing people usually reply when I attempt to explain the truth about it. They say, “…well I am not worshipping the tree” or “it is just for the children”. YOU ARE A PARTAKER of PAGANISM and should REPENT immediately. God is still a jealous God!!! “Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God…” Exodus 20:5