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Does the Bible say that it is wrong to have a Christmas tree?


We understand your concerns about the use of the Christmas tree. Some have indicated that this practice is wrong because of the words in Jeremiah 10:1-5. These verses, however, do not apply to Christmas trees, but they do condemn the idolatry practiced in Jeremiah’s day. God’s people were following the customs of the heathen who cut down trees, shaped the wood into idols, decorated them with silver and gold ornaments, and worshiped them as gods.

It is important that we keep Christ central and our worship of Him unhindered in our observance of Christmas. However, we do not believe it is unbiblical to have a Christmas tree lighted and decorated in the home or the church. It has been suggested that the branches of the tree pointing upward can signify praise to God. The star at the top can represent the star of Bethlehem. Also, the green of the evergreens has been recognized as symbolic of eternal life, God’s gift to us through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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  1. Sarah Crowe says:

    Christmas is a secular Holiday, had nothing to do with Jesus. Jesus birth on December 25 was adopted by the Romans [Constantine] to shut people up about aguing. It’s been a tradition ever since. Constantine gave some traditions to Jews, Christians etc and no one questioned it, they just began to celebrate them.
    It goes to show that no one back then cared about Christ enough to discern matters and issues first, before implmenting them.

  2. Maurice Keener says:

    I’m surprised it will not be posted, some people just are comfortable in lukewarm water. You can lose my email, but it’s not over for you will see.