I was asked the following question in another forum and since that forum wasn't a debate forum I'd like to answer it here: originally by Articbound: "By the way TINYTIM, What do you think about the New king james with it's pagan symbol...IS IT STILL HOGWASH?" A symbol has no meaning until a meaning is applied. If I applied a pagan meaning to it, it would be wrong. But I view it as representing The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost. There are many symbols that have came to Christianity from pagans. Christmas is full of them. How many of us have a Christmas Tree? What about candles in the church? What about the symbol of the cross? How many have something in your church that have the letters IHS on them. Our Church participates in a "Hanging of the Greens ceremony at Christmas." We also have a Chrismon tree (short for Christ monograms)instead of a Christmas tree. On the Tree are Symbols that have been in Christianity since it began up until present. During the service it is stated that "As Christians from other cultures were converted so were the ways and symbols that they used converted to worship God." Or something like that. Among the symbols are the Cross, a lamb, The fish symbol, and the trinity symbol. The star is a major symbol at Christmas time representing the star the wisemen followed. That same five pointed star is also found in satanism. Should we throw the star out? No. It has meaning to the Christian. Satan is a great couterfeiter. He understands the trinity better than us. That's why he tried to duplicate it. Using that symbol is like taking from satan and making it sacred. If it is sin for you, don't use it. But don't condemn me for when I see the symbol I automatically think of the trinity. What can be wrong that directs our thoughts toward God?