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Anyone know of a church that does not practice “green tree” idolatry?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by ituttut, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. ituttut

    ituttut New Member

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    "Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
    2. 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.
    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.
    4. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
    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."
    Jeremiah 10:1-5 Christian faith, ituttut
     
  2. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    No church I have ever been associated with cuts a tree out of the forest with an ax, decks it with silver and gold, fastens it with nails and hammers, etc.

    Every church I have been associated with knows that trees cannot do either evil or good.
     
  3. superdave

    superdave New Member

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    Most of the churches I have been a part of also know how to properly interpret scripture. When something is commanded to the house of Israel, that does not make it a right or wrong issue for use today.

    Or do you also attend a church that still slaughters bulls and goats on the horned altar to atone for their sins, and stones rebellious children? If so, than maybe the hangup about a tree would make more sense.
     
  4. gb93433

    gb93433 Active Member
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    You weren' thinking of Exodus 25 and 26 were you?
     
  5. av1611jim

    av1611jim New Member

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    FWIW;
    My home church has zero christmas decorations and zero cantatas, and zero christmas choir performances, and zero (_________________).

    Visit us here: www.tvbc.org

    Do we get any brownie points from ituttut?
     
  6. JamieinNH

    JamieinNH New Member

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    How many times, and forums will this be posted?

    I don't think ituttut is looking for a discussion, I think their just "stirring the pot"


    Jamie
    Spam in my email and now Spam in the forums.. :(
     
  7. HankD

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    I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess, etc, etc...

    HankD
     
  8. TomVols

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    This thread is closed. There is no theological question on the table, nor attempt at Bible study.

    Reprise the theme song and roll the credits.
     
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