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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Note: Paul is talking about eating meat that was offered to idols, (e.g. pagan rituals). I know that this is a lot to read, but I know of no easier way to answer your questions.

Therefore concerning the eating of things offered to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one. For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live....

But food does not commend us to God; for neither if we eat are we the better, nor if we do not eat are we the worse.

But beware lest somehow this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to those who are weak.... And because of your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? But when you thus sin against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never again eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.

1 Corinthians 8:4-9:1

Perhaps "Christmas tree" or anything else that has its roots in pagan traditions can be applied here?

Greetings Bible Enthusiast!

Did you know that there are more suicides around Christmas time, than any other time of the year? People feel lonely, left out. Their lives do not reflect what they see on T.V. adds. The spiritual influences of the media are powerful and dangerous. They do not glorify Jesus.

Glorify Jesus! Let all you do and say glorify Him.

Christmas trees. Lights. Wassail. Yes, all these do have their roots in pagan rituals and traditions. You can do research on the internet for details.

Does that mean that these things in and of themselves are evil? Today we have some scriptures that may help you to sort this out.

God Bless You!

Email Annie

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Q. How many wise men visited the young Child Jesus?

Answer below.



The first Christmas is a miraculous story of the eternal God's becoming of no reputation and then humbling Himself to accept a cruel death on a cross. Sure there were angel choirs. Kings came from far away to worship Him. But the true Christmas story is about smallness, humility, and servanthood... Let us consider becoming unknown and squeezing into small places in the lives of those around who have great need to know this babe from Bethlehem, Jesus Christ.

-Bob Snyder


Joy to the world! the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
and heaven and nature sing.

Joy to the earth! the Savior reigns;
Let men their songs employ;
while fields and floods,
rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow,
nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessing flow
far as the curse is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
and makes the nations prove
the glories of His righteousness,
and wonders of His love.

-Isaac Watts



Q. How many wise men visited the young Child Jesus?

A. Unknown, but more than one.

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem... and when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Matthew 2:1 & 11