BE READY TO GIVE AN ANSWER FOR YOUR ACTIONS! JUST DON’T DO THINGS BECAUSE EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING IT!
“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear!” [1Peter 3:15]
The Scripture admonishes the Christian to be ready with AN ANSWER for the things he does. WHAT answer can you give as a Christian to someone who asks you the significance of the ‘Christmas Tree’ and WHY you bring it home and decorate it?
Lately there have been a few lukewarm compromising posts regarding the Pagan ‘Christmas tree’ and how the verse in Jeremiah 10:1-5 has nothing to do with it.
Our response –
Of course Jeremiah 10 is not about your Christmas tree just as Jeremiah 2:34 is not talking about Abortions! But that does not justify the Christians’ bringing home and decorating a ‘Christmas tree’ or a Christian undergoing abortion!
The Word of the Lord is a LIVING WORD and speaks to the saints of all ages, and though a certain verse may have been written for someone else many years ago in a different context and situation, God can still QUICKEN THAT WORD and convict, reprove or comfort a present day saint who is reading that very same verse.
A woman may be contemplating having an abortion and God may choose to convict her through Jeremiah 2:34 and stop her from committing that murder! Just because a certain verse the preacher used to point out your sin or compromise was originally used in a different context to a different people does not excuse YOUR present sin and compromise! If the shoe fits wear it and repent!
The honest Christian should ask himself as to ‘WHY’ he does the things that he does! The Apostle said, “What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray WITH THE UNDERSTANDING also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing WITH THE UNDERSTANDING also.” [1Cor 14:15]
And this applies not just to our singing and prayer but to practically everything we do. WHY am I doing this?
When the Lord instituted the Passover and the smearing of blood on the lintels and door posts He commanded the Israelites to observe this as an ordinance to them and their sons forever! And he also tells us WHY! . . . . “And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, WHAT MEAN YE BY THIS SERVICE? That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD’S passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when He smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses.” [Exodus 12:26]
But what can the Christian who decorates a Christmas tree with stars and Silver balls tell HIS children when they ask “WHAT MEAN YE BY THIS SERVICE?!”
If he is honest at all, all he can shamefacedly admit is – “It means NOTHING son! We’re just aping the Roman Catholics and the world, that’s all!”
Don’t be gullible my dear Christian! You don’t need a verse out of Jeremiah to prove the pagan roots of the Christmas tree, the mistletoe or Santa Claus. In fact Pagan unsaved writers who don’t know Jesus from Adam have clearly researched history and have rightly concluded the origins of all the Christmas paraphernalia and their Pagan roots.
If you want to be a compromiser and ‘follow a multitude to do evil’ then that’s your privilege! As for me and my house we will serve the Lord and choose those things that are pleasing to Him! And the Roman Catholic Christmas (or the Christmas tree) is surely not one of them!