19 thoughts on “f you supposedly celebrate Christmas as a christian holiday, why do all christian’s put up the pagan tree?

  1. Celebrating birthdays has pagan roots. So to be truly Christian about Christmas, it would be a day of no particular importance.

  2. The Christmas tree is not directly related to the Christian beliefs. It is a pagan representation that has been inculcated into the Christian holiday. The modern ‘Christmas’ is a synthesis of pagan traditions and Christian beliefs. One could also ask about Santa. The red suited, bearded fat-man is from the Coca-Cola commercials. Yes it would be more Christian-like to study the Bible on ‘Christmas’ but our society has mixed cultures into our religion.

  3. If all pagan roots were taken away from Christmas, there would be no tree, no presents, wouldn’t be celebrated in the winter. If it were more “Christian-like,” I suppose it would be more like a study-session.

  4. because its not pagan

    what we use today is not from pagan idols

    it starts from germany
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_tree
    Origin
    A Christmas tree from 1900.

    The custom of erecting a Christmas tree can be traced to 16th century Northern Germany, though neither an inventor nor a single town can be identified as the sole origin for the tradition. The tradition spread rapidly throughout Germany and abroad. “It was not until the beginning of the nineteenth century, however, that it spread rapidly and grew into a general German custom, which was soon accepted also by the Slavic people of Eastern Europe…” [3] In the Cathedral of Strasbourg in 1539, the church record mentions the erection of a Christmas tree. In that period, the guilds started erecting Christmas trees in front of their guildhalls: Ingeborg Weber-Kellermann (Marburg professor of European ethnology) found a Bremen guild chronicle of 1570 which reports how a small fir was decorated with “apples, nuts, dates, pretzels and paper flowers” and erected in the guild-house, for the benefit of the guild members’ children, who collected the dainties on Christmas Day.[4] Another early reference is from Basel, where the tailor apprentices carried around town a tree decorated with apples and cheese in 1597.

    False claims about the first Christmas tree are made in Riga, Latvia [5] and Tallinn, Estonia. Such claims are still routinely quoted in tourist guides [6],[7], but they are refuted by Estonian historian Anu Mand [8] and Latvian historian Gustavs Strenga [9]. In both cities there is a documented tradition of German trader society Schwarzhäupter to burn a tree on Ash Wednesday (1510 in Riga, and 1441 in Tallinn), but it was burning rather than decorating a tree, and the tradition was not related to Christmas.

  5. The idea of putting a tree up was adopted from the pagans, particularly druids, and it blended into a multitude of religions not just Christianity during the holy days.

  6. the tree itself started as pagan – the christians adopted it and made it their own with the addition of decorations…. first apples and white pastry to represent the tree off knowledge and the forbidden fruit, then cookie ornaments and red ball ornaments finally replaced the apples.

  7. Pagan or not, Christians should not be putting up Christmas Trees in their homes or churches. This is a blatant form of idolatry. What does Jesus Christ have to do with a decorated Tree? What business does a Church or Christian have displaying an idol? With all that in mind, where is the biblical command to celebrate the birth of Jesus? If you are going to do that [because it is worth celebrating, and makes a great opportunity to witness to people for Christ] then keep the focus on the birth of the Messiah, Yahweh in the flesh, our Savior.

  8. If this even was a Christian holiday it would be very heavily disguised from studying the child Christ Bible accounts.

    If I can find in the Bible the command to celebrate Christ’s birth. Find examples where those who did in the Bible. Then I would.

    The astrologers (wise men) by accounts didn’t arrive just after the birth of Christ since they ascertained him that Jesus was around 2 years old. Also there is no mention that they arrived on the anniversary of his birth or that there where only three of them. All this is before I even get started on the “star of Bethlehem” which was not a good thing since the astrologers were guided there to report to Herod of Christ’s whereabouts because Herod wanted him dead.
    So the star was an apparition by Satan.

    The Nativity scene is not scriptural but invented and has no truth. So having Christmas trees, mistletoe and yule logs doesn’t make much difference when the whole holiday is founded on falsehood.

  9. So you don’t get a tree that clearly encourages pagan thinking and drives one close to the brink of hell, then look forward to watching the next episode of Moonlight. Cool.

  10. When the first missionaries went into pagan towns, they tried to use examples that the people would understand. They would often use the pagan idols and show how the Christian God is the God of gods.
    In Germany, the evergreen was a symbol of the pagan god.
    The evergreen tree does not die in winter as other trees do, so people once believed. Today the Christmas tree represents the tree of the cross on which Christ, our light gave us our salvation, or life that never dies. The cross was also once a pagan symbol of death. Today it means life for Christians.

  11. Christmas is a Big Big Lie, So a Christian should not believe that Jesus was born on the 25th of December.
    it not in the holy scripture,because it is the word of God. before you become a Christian, you Must become
    a disciples, because you must learn the truth first, before he or she become a Christian.Acts 11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and ALL liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
    Jeremiah 10:2-5 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.Jeremiah 10:3. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
    Jeremiah 10:4. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
    Jeremiah 10:5. 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 cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

  12. It would actually be rooted in Paganism to even have Christmas in December at all.
    Christ was born in the spring, if I remember correctly.
    Christmas was a conversion ploy to get more pagans to go to the Jesus side.
    🙂
    lol

  13. The tree is not pagan. It represents the Tree of Life from the Garden of Eden. The Tree of life had the fruit of eternal life and it was denied to Adam and Eve because they had disobeyed God and had eaten of the tree of knowledge.

    Early Christian writers talk about Christ as being our “Tree of Life” because if we eat of his fruit we will have eternal life. In the Medieval period, people reinforced this connection when they performed plays at Christmas the first of which portrayed Adam and Eve in the garden and the last of which celebrated the birth of Christ – a tree hung with fruit (now glass baubles) formed the backdrop representing the tree of life. The fruit was given to children on Christmas day.

  14. There is no scripture – not even one – that reads we should celebrate Christmas.

    The first Christians (Christians of the 1st century) didn’t celebrate Christmas. These people were educated by Jesus himself, and they knew better than we today. We need to orientate on their worship – see Acts and the letters of Paul, Peter, Jude, James and Peter.

    Yes, all pagan roots MUST be taken away, or our worship is worthless.

    (Mark 7:7) It is in vain that they keep worshiping me, because they teach as doctrines commands of men.

  15. Not all christians put up an Xmas tree. True Christians do not celebrate the pagan-based holiday at all because all of the traditions associated with it are either based on pagan religious beliefs or are twisted accounts of Jesus’ birth. The only thing about the holiday related to Christ is his name, and he wasn’t even born on Dec. 25 but around Oct.1. He was not newly born when the magi, or astrologers, found him but a young child.

    Neither Jesus nor his apostles mentioned anything about celebrating his birth. The only birthday mentioned in the NT, or Christian Greek Scriptures, was that of evil King Herod who celebrated it by beheading John the Baptist, Jesus’ cousin. Yeah, like that was a good thing. Jesus did tell his followers to commemorate his death, that’s all.

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