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Lord Jesus Christ, it is in Your name we pray against the demonic forces that are at work in our nation -- those seen and unseen. Teach us to battle with Your weapons and to use the authority You have given us.

As we move into the Christmas season, the Satanic Temple is already working to corrupt our holiday traditions. Should a Christmas tree like this even be allowed?

From Breitbart. A Christmas tree festival in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, is being criticized for two displays that have disturbed locals.

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The National Railroad Museum’s Christmas tree festival features nearly 70 trees. However, two of the trees, from the Satanic Temple of Wisconsin and the Bay Area Council on Gender Diversity, brought quite a shock to the community, Fox News reported Wednesday. …

In a social media post November 12, The Satanic Temple – Wisconsin shared photos of its tree at the museum and urged people to go view it. …

Local news reports said museum CEO Jacqueline Frank admitted several community members voiced their concern about the trees while others seemed pleased the event highlighted inclusivity.

Christian pastor Luke Farwell of De Pere told Fox he asked the museum about the displays. He also said Christians believe in free speech for all, but felt concern about the mixture of Christian and Satanic themes.

Farwell continued:

What I think Christians need to do more is exercise their ability to allow these venues to have the freedom — such as the National Railroad Museum — to host different ideologies and different groups that have different viewpoints, but recognize that Christians find these things to be offensive or definitely targeting them in terms of belittling their faith or how they celebrate the holidays. …

What do you think of the Satanic Temple’s Christmas tree? Share your thoughts, prayers, and scriptures below.

(Excerpt from Breitbart. Photo Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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JennD.39
January 3, 2024

These satan worshipers are sadly deluded. They worship at the altar of the father of lies and he is laughing at them from he**.
They desperately need prayers.

Peggy Carr
January 3, 2024

Neither one of the two trees in Wisconsin could be called “Christmas,” because they had nothing to do with worshiping Christ; they were a smug political statement. They were insensitive to the Christian community. At the very least, it was in poor taste. Christians, have made it possible,.by law, for people of opposite opinion to have a voice. But neither can they show Love, as their philosophies are not sourced in Love. Perhaps they’re feeling left out, at this season of worship, Love, belonging and joy. In the Name of Jesus, I command the blessings of salvation on all who have, or will, disrupt our worship. Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do. Amen.

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Peggy Slagle
December 10, 2023

As Jesus said Matt. 16:23: Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”

Debbie Rottman
December 4, 2023

Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus, Son of God, into the world. Satan is andhas always been a rival and hater of God. The only reason for the satanic tree in a Christmas display is to mock or disparage the true message and purpose of Christmas. NO It should not be allowed. There is no reason for it to be there.

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Renee P
December 4, 2023

I think as many Christians as possible need to make comments on this Satanic Temple in Wisconsin FB page. It’s time for us to invade their space like their disciples have invaded ours, but with the Word (sword) of God, our BIBLE. Prayer does change things! All Praises to King Jesus!

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Charlene Gaskill
December 4, 2023

It’s time, as Pastor Farwell states, for Christians to expressed how they are being offended. The “others” speak up on THAT POINT frequently. Christians need to speak up on the same point: We are offended at ____.”

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Cheryl Boone
December 4, 2023

Satanists don’t celebrate the birth of Christ, so why the tree? It’s not to honor our Saviour, rather It’s an attack on Christians. It has no place among Christmas celebrations. Christmas meaning the day or mass of CHRIST.

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Jewel
December 3, 2023

Christmas is not truly the birth of Jesus. He was born during the Feast of Tabernacles in Sept-Oct. The tree originally is part of a pagan celebration to the sun god sol invictus. The tree is to be set in a window and lit to let the sun god and his son Tammuz that the occupant of the home are looking for their return.
Dec 25 is the day the star stood over the house where the magi found Jesus at two years of age. The book to read that explains the proof of this is Sons of Zion vs Sons of Greece by Miles Jones PhD. We have many traditions that we keep without even understanding why. The tree is actually an idol…Jeremiah 10:4
Describes the tree as an idol.

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    Cheryl Boone
    December 4, 2023

    However, it is now the Christian tradition/symbol of our celebration of the birth of Jesus.

Janice Rhodes
December 2, 2023

The tree is not viewed on the site. It must be being blocked. No, a satanic tree is never acceptable under any conditions.

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Thalia
December 2, 2023

This is now a totally different IMPORTANT subject about Christian people in general. Question: Are we using ALL The Tools GOD GAVE US DAILY; OR ARE SOME BEING FORGOTTEN OR LEFT OUT BECAUSE OF NOT UNDERSTANDING THEM ???
I just read a comment by a veteran about his time in a war zone. It shocked me because he could be a Christian. This convicts me as much as anyone because I find I was neglecting part of GOD’S ARMOR. How stupid is that ???!!!
Here is what Ramon said, “I speak from my own experience when I say that the unseen wounds that so many of us carry can be, and are, just as deadly as an IED or mortar round. The difference is that I was trained to defend myself from these man-made weapons. But when it came to the aftermath of what went on in my mind, I stood defenseless.”
So, to me, it tells us we not only have a physical hole in our training but we also have a spiritual hole in our armor because we do not lift up the weapons we were given by GOD HIMSELF. We leave The Holy Ghost and GOD’S angels hanging.

It is written in Genesis 3:14-15
14 “And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:”
Genesis 3:15 “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”

But Ramon never mentioned GOD’S WORD. The things he said could have been talking about “psyche” or just holes in the training he had. But we know it is spiritual warfare that is needed for the heart and mind to stay strong, for the soul to be free in Jesus. There is armor provided by The Most High to keep us safe as Ramon points out—
“I speak from my own experience when I say that the unseen wounds that so many of us carry…..
…..But when it came to the aftermath of what went on in my mind, I stood defenseless.” Nothing of the helps provided spiritually were accessed or even known available for access. This is the problem for many of God’s children.
This is the gaping hole in our defenses caused by leaving GOD out: taking prayer and GOD’S WORD out of school. Ramon and almost everyone else were “defenseless” because of this.

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Christine
December 1, 2023

Over the years I’ve come to realize that Jesus wasn’t born on that pagan holiday that Constantine set up in irder to bring in pagans to unite the region he ruled over. Doesn’t the Old Testament writes against the decorating of a tree. Also, none of the early believers practiced Christmas. You could say that the early believers wre Messianic believers.

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    Thalia
    December 2, 2023

    That’s exactly what the believers in Jesus Christ were and still are., Messianic believers. But they were busy hearing about Jesus and running from persecution. We are grafted in at a time in history where it is mostly accepted with anti Christian beliefs growing every day.
    Our problem is having been convinced that we do not have the same rights as everyone else, simply because the very specific small group of sinners are dissenters are shouting us down.
    I can remember the first preachers and ministers of the gospel that I ever heard saying, “Don’t shout me down when I’m preaching good.” They weren’t shouting him down, but they were encouraging him by shouting, “PREACH IT BROTHER !!!” I had never heard such a thing before. in my life. You could hear a pin drop in the services I went to. We were encouraged to talk to friends and neighbors about Jesus, that others were called to be missionaries to far off countries while others stayed here. But that was wrong. We are all supposed to step out of our comfort zones to reach the world for Christ.
    Fear and since like they are running things now because of our silence.
    If I asked you to help me steal something, would you try to talk me out of it? If I wanted to harm someone and asked you for help to do this: would you help or would you try to talk me out of it?

    I am not feeling very well right now, so I cannot finish this reply.

Laurie Larriva
December 1, 2023

Demonic theme Christmas trees should not be displayed period. They should display those demonic themes tree elsewhere

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Shasta
December 1, 2023

Since I fully surrendered my life to Christ and His Lordship over my household, with Christ as the head of household, I have not put up a “Christmas tree”. it has been years that our family has done away with this very pagan tradition of decorating with a tree. The Bible clearly states to come out from among them, and be separate. I have chosen along with my family to not participate in such vain traditions that do not bring honor and glory to God. Praying that others will be made aware of the truth of where decorating and bringing a tree inside started. I did my own research & found out.

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Larry
December 1, 2023

I believe it a mistake to allow beliefs and decorations of those who do not follow God’s law. I am not a biblical scholar but no where have I read that it is OK to imply that things God has said is an abomination is OK. America has become way to tolerant of satan evil plans and God. Let us all pray for Godly leaders who will return us to God’s way. God I pray for Your help and guidance

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Cynthia Smith
December 1, 2023

Freedom of speech – yes. Businesses can have freedom to have their choice to offer this But it comes with a price, prayerfully no one visits the establishment. No One belittles my faith unless I allow it in my mind and heart. So No way I say to this! Christmas is celebrating Jesus birth – because it is Gods plan. Concentrate on making this known to the community when others push in to use it to advertise their community groups or ideas. Use the time to tell about Jesus – use it to advertise the meaning of God sending His One and Only Son to leave the heavenlies and walk this earth to teach about God and to die for us because He is Obiedient to the Father and Loves us too enough to die a criminal and tragic death upon a cross. This is part of the great commandment to Go and Tell!! God doesn’t need us to defend anything. Use it to be obiedient to Go & Tell of Jesus’’ Love and commitment to all people.

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Michele Hedlund
December 1, 2023

Perhaps the goal of the Satanic Temple is to appear to be inclusive, socially acceptable and mainstream. Father God, lift the deception off of the Satanic Temple followers and help them see the light of Jesus Christ during this season. Help them also not to fool or mislead others in Jesus’ name!

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Marie Tucker
December 1, 2023

Just the fact of the name, Satanic, is evil and these people will try to do everything they can to promote Satan. Well, they are the ones that will eventually suffer because Satan uses them for his own evil works. Christians should remain strong and ignore these people because they like to try to upset us. Too bad, because it doesn’t work on me. I trust in Jesus. Amen!!

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Stephen
December 1, 2023

Yes, I agree that a Satanic Christmas tree is a very disturbing thing; yet God’s Word says in Deutronomy 12:4 (NLT, KJV) that we are not to worship Him in the ways that pagans worship their gods. Christmas is full of paganism. As a believer it is disturbing to me that Christmas in the Church has advanced into more paganism over years past. The Word says that we are not to mix the Holy with the profane. A little profane will grow and begin to overcome the Holy if allowed to. An example is the Satanic Christmas tree. If something is not of God it is of the evil one.
In my opinion, Christians need to check out true history more closely and also do a better job with Bible study.

Only the Father knows, how many non-believers have resisted a
relationship with Jesus because they
see the falsehoods in the church.

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Steve Alexander
December 1, 2023

How will they hear Without a preacher. All people need to understand that there is 2 gods, God the creator and God of this world, Satan. Satan is not the creator of the world, creation, but part of the creation. His job is to deceive as many people as possible away from God the creator. He tried his deception in heaven but all he got was Hell and his followers.
God’s word tells us these things will happen, and they are. God warns us over and over. But we as Christians have to help them understand the true God and His saving grace. Satan wants us to turn our backs to unbelievers so they can cause evil in the world and bring others to he’ll with them. Matthew 28: 19 – 20 teaches us to teach every one. Plant the seed and let the Holy Spirit do the drawing and conviction, John 6: 44, & 14: 6, Matthew 5 : 17 – 20, & 13 : 24 – 30 & 37 -43. Love those who would harm you with the love of Jesus.

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Diane
December 1, 2023

To me Christmas trees are satanic and babylonian at the least, however, what must be remembered is that Christmas, being once a pagan holiday, has been adopted by Christians and the focal point has been Salvation by the Birth Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. How is it that a Satanist or a lgbtq even be interested in a display such as this because it represents something that they reject. They’re desire to put this tree up is simply political. Unless they all have visions of sugar plum fairies dancing in their head and they expect Santa to come for a visit. So Father in heaven, I pray that these people will be more affected by the love of Christians in the handling of the situation, so that they may be drawn to salvation.

In Jesus Name

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    Jim
    December 2, 2023

    “Their desire” not “They’re desire”, bless your heart!!

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      DM
      December 2, 2023

      A typo caused you to reply? Clearly you’re missing the point.

Maria
December 1, 2023

Father God we pray for wisdom in how to handle these situations. We pray for your hand on our brothers and sisters in Wisconsin and all over the United States may we speak boldly of your truth and reject the satanic temple schemes and the evil that they represent. In Jesus name we pray for your guidance and protection of our children and the innocent amen we love you Jesus.!

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Adirondack
December 1, 2023

Please don’t call that giant rat dropping a Christmas tree. Leave the name of Christ out of the mentioning of it, since it’s anti-Christ. We can just call this a holiday tree.

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    Victoria Z
    December 2, 2023

    i like & agree with your view on that! most of these traditions were adopted by the catholic church. when people get born again i dont know why they find it so hard to break with these traditions. when i found out that Mary’s diety and assumption was an unbiblical lie i was mad as heck. ditto when i found out the catholic church changed worship from the sabbath to sunday and was responsible for substituting christian themes for pagan holidays. we have freedom in the Lord to honor him by keeoing holidays or not. Romans makes it clear. but if you truly love the Lord why not strp up to 1Corinthians 13 and let go of childish things and rejoice only in the truth of the word which describes the sabbath and the holidays the Father wanted kept.

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Wanakee
November 30, 2023

I think God is using this situation. He is in control always. I think people of God need to wake up. It’s nice to have a tree and give gifts. But the true meaning of 12/25. It is only about Jesus. His sacrifice. I think everyone can agree that Jesus was not even born in December. It’s good to celebrate Him! The tree, North Pole, Santa and the million other things that “we” have allowed tp go on for years. Have nothing to do with Jesus. We are forgetting. There are some who say that the tree is more satanic than Christian!

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NanJohnson
November 30, 2023

Two things are needed. Love and sharing the good news of Jesus. 1John 4:16,17 ❤️ “And we have known and believed the love that God has for us, God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. Love has been perfected among us in this; that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. “ Amen!!!

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Sarah Lock
November 30, 2023

I promise that what I am about to say is completely out of love and my intent is not to offend anyone, but we have to stop holding onto OUR traditions and ask ourselves, are celebrations like Christmas and Easter events that the Father desires us to take part in? The Christmas traditions are rooted in satanic worship. The scriptures mention nothing about Christmas or Easter…they do, however, command Elohim’s people to not take on pagan practices and to not do as the gentiles do. When we are saved through Yeshua Ha Meshiach, that means that we are a new creation and grafted in as His people. That means we are no longer gentiles. There is evidence all throughout history of Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day, etc. being riddled with symbols that worship other gods, child sacrifice, promiscuous acts, and more. These traditions were already satanic in nature. We are the ones who adopted these practices and put the Father and His Son’s name on them. We are supposed to look different from the world and doing these traditions makes us look no different from it in the Father’s eyes. He already gave us appointed times to honor Him and His Son with, and we have rejected them. We need to repent for allowing ourselves to lose our identity in Him. Father forgive us in Yeshuas Name! Please help us to turn back to You and open our eyes to the deceivers tricks, making us think that we have some how turned these satanic rituals into something that is pleasing to You. You didn’t ask us to do that. Please Father forgive us 🙏. Great King and High Priest Yeshua, please pour out Your Spirit and Truth on us and give us eyes to see and ears to hear. Please! We repent! Help us to turn back to You. B’shem Yeshua Ha Meshiach, Amein!

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    Mary Beth
    December 1, 2023

    Yes, Sarah! Well spoken, and spoken in love. I repent as well.

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    Nava Michaels
    December 1, 2023

    Amen! As those who stand in the breeches, sanctifying our lives by the Truth of Father’s Word as is found from Genesis thru Revelation, is the way that pleases Him, making our petitions before Him sure and on a firm foundation.

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NanJohnson
November 30, 2023

Christmas is no longer a Godly religious holiday. This is another attempt to secularize, promote American socialism and/or communism and destroy the USA. If the church ⛪️ doesn’t begin living what they believe and EVERYONE is praying to the Lord, not just a few, we will have 1 Timothy 4:1 soon occurring. Even now it may be too late!! “ Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,”
Also we read in 2Thessalonians 2:3 “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, …” We are in the beginning of the End Times and it sounds as if, reading from the scriptures, that God is foretelling that the church will be defeated. Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, in his book The Josiah Manifesto, says there is still a possibility that we could repent and overcome. Pray. Act as Holy Spirit leads. Time is short !!! 🙏🙏🙏

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Kathy
November 30, 2023

Christmas trees are never referred to as a way to worship Yahweh. It’s a pagan practice and was banned by Bible following believers. I will never understand why believers cling to pagan traditions. It’s much more beautiful to celebrate Yeshua the way he asked us to in His Word which never mentions putting a decorated tree up in our homes or churches. I think they are just taking it back, not hijacking it. Read the Bible.

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    Sarah
    November 30, 2023

    Amein sister. Todah Abba that You are opening Your people’s eyes.

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Darlene M
November 30, 2023

makes me sad for those who don’t know Jesus as Savior

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D K Brown
November 30, 2023

It is one thing to be aware and another to allow satanic publicity or ‘fellowship’. As all of us are in prayer for all people and we are not in authority to judge. It IS our responsibility to follow Gods book in teaching our children what is right and not yes to Satan just to be fair or ‘polite’.

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D K Brown
November 30, 2023

It is one thing to be aware and another to allow satanic publicity. As all in Prayer for all people and as not one of us are to judge. It is our responsibility to follow Gods book in teaching our children what is right and not yes to Satan just to be fair or polite.

Leslie
November 30, 2023

The Satanic Christmas trees definitely should not be allowed! Don’t you people understand what you are condoning?

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    Rachel Walters
    November 30, 2023

    That’s a slippery slope. God the Father installed us all with free will from the foundation of the world. The only thing that will happen if we make this ‘not allowed’ is make it more difficult to hold our own Christian displays right beside them. The prophet Elijah built his altar to the One True God right next to the altar to Baal. God showed up. Baal did not. Rather than pushing to make their religion illegal, no matter how disgusting or egregious, as Christians and intercessors, we need to pray that the eyes of their hearts will be opened and the the Principalities over our cities, towns and nations will be ripped down as the church repents and turns from their own wickedness. This is not a fight of ‘us’ versus ‘them’. It’s God’s will that none should perish, including satanists. He loves them dearly and wants them to be saved just as much as you. Use your heavenly weapons to fight this fight because our battle is not against flesh and blood, but in the heavenly places against spiritual opponents. They’re only filling up places where there is lack. If there was no space for this tree, they wouldn’t be able to put it up. Pray for these poor, lost, broken individuals to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and keep everyone’s first amendment rights in tact. We don’t have to agree, or wipe it from our sight just because it offends us. Our God is greater!

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T Mc
November 30, 2023

What is a satanic Christmas tree, please explain?

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Marianne
November 30, 2023

Christmas is a pagan holiday. Let the pagans celebrate the way they want. Focus on the Holy Days, the Festivals of the bible.

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Amanda
November 30, 2023

Hmmm. I have several feelings about this, but let’s stick to the facts. Modern day we celebrate the birth of Christ at Christmas. FACT: Jesus was NOT born in December. FACT: The “Christmas tree” is actually a pagan symbol- and practice of celebrating Winter Solstice. And Jeremiah 10 states: “3 For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut down a tree from the forest; it is shaped with a chisel
by the hands of a craftsman.
4They adorn it with silver and gold
and fasten it with hammer and nails,
so that it will not totter. ” So, am I offended by this tree? Surprisingly, no. The are doing what they have always done. Do I celebrate Christ’s birthday? Yes, EVERYDAY. The holiday of Christmas is a man-made idea- NOT a God idea. So I don’t get too bent out of shape about it. Do I have a Christmas tree, yep. Christ reclaimed the trees when He died upon one. I love that many hearts and minds are turned toward Him at this time, and songs sung, gifts given, and wishes of joy and hope spoken. But more than these, I celebrate the LIFE He has shared with me and all those who believe- the “whosoever” in John 3:16🙂 There is NO one who compares with Him, so I am neither ashamed of Him nor offended that these people have made this choice. It does not weaken what I believe by any measure. So, Believers; instead of hating and condemning- share the LIFE and joy that you so readily claim to be yours! Let Holy Spirit do the convicting and revealing of truth. Getting angry at unbelievers acting like unbelievers is useless. What they do does NOT diminish our faith! Self righteousness only incites their disgust, pushing them further from the truth.
Lord, please open the eyes of Your people to see the approach that You took toward Mary Magdelene, Rachel at the well, Zacheus, and many others is the very same approach we must take if we truly care about the soul of the unbeliever. Help us to walk in the truth You have shown us and invite others to taste and see Your goodness. Truth will bring freedom but Love opens the door. What we have done thus far in the U.S. has not been all that successful in transforming society. So show us YOUR way and let it being with each of us individually.

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Elizabeth
November 30, 2023

These people are so desperate that they still using a “Christmas” tree with a “Star”- true symbols of Christianity – affirming that Jesus Christ is King and the light shining to all the nations, Satan is one more time defeated!

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B
November 30, 2023

Even Satan bows to Jesus and the Christmas story by celebrating it with a Christmas Tree.
Praise God.

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Ellen
November 30, 2023

Why don’t these people exercise their ability to express their beliefs in their own ways. They have the Ouija board, let them stick with that. They have all the freedom in the world to do that. Leave our Christian traditions alone. Christmas has the word Christ in it. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that. For them it is a matter of attacking and trying to destroy our Christian beliefs, doctrine, faith, and solidarity in Christ. Keep trying, Christ is at the wheel!

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    Amanda
    November 30, 2023

    @Ellen, dear lady, satan only has the power to destroy our belief if we give it to him. The fact that they do not believe should not weaken your own faith or its expression. Christmas is not one of God’s holy days, it is a man-made idea, and began with unbelievers, the pagans. This is not stopping us from celebrating in any way. Do I like it? No. But my faith and relationship is strong and not diminished nor affected by another’s belief or practice.

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Wendy Woodworth
November 30, 2023

I live in this area. Today the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WI issued a statement against the Satanic Temple’s tree, calling it offensive to Catholics and Protestants. It is reported the tree “decorations” include bright red lights, inverted crosses, pentagrams, and a snake wrapped around the tree. My prayer is that Christians throughout our region will contact the National Railroad Museum and express their concern and dismay that such a tree is allowed as it mocks those of the Christian faith. I also pray that many Christians will not attend the Festival of Trees event throughout December. The Museum has indicated they will not remove the tree and will continue to welcome the Satanic Temple’s entry in future years.

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Kathy Emahiser
November 30, 2023

Father, we ask that you open the eyes of the onlookers and reveal to them the evil behind the satanic Christmas trees, what they clearly represent. As they look at the other trees, let them get a full glimpse of your beauty. Stir up a desire in these individuals to want to get to know you and to have an intimate relationship with you through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I ask this in Jesus name, Amen.

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Deborah
November 30, 2023

Deborah
November 30, 2023
Thank You, God, for pointing out EXACTLY who You want us to pray for!

Lord God, first of all, even Your Son instructed us to pray to the You, the FATHER in the Name of the Son. Not once did He even hint that we should pray directly to Him Who sits at the right hand of the Father interceding for us. How do we pray to Jesus in the authority of the Name of Jesus? Lord, teach us to pray correctly. We do thank You, Jesus Christ, for providing the way into the throne room through God’s resurrection power. Amen

Father God, thank You for showing us exact faces we can pray for of those caught in the trap of occultism. By the power of the Blood of Christ Jesus we ask that these captives be set free into the Truth of Christ. Block all error from them and replace it with Your truth by the power of the Spirit of God Whose job it is to guide us into all truth after convicting us of our sin. In the Name of Jesus we ask this. Amen.

Christmas trees are completely secularized and have historically been used as decoration for pagan celebrations. Our Muslim neighbors have Christmas trees in their homes and Santa Claus on their doors. I think this is a non-issue and I know many believers who heed as warning to not bring greens into the house as the pagans do as alluded to in Jeremiah 10. It is NOT a Christian symbol although somehow it has come to align itself with the HOLIDAY, not the actual celebration of the birth of Christ (which was probably in the spring when pascal lambs would have required shepherds–too cold in December).

Maybe we should focus on the MAIN things? Personally happy to see that photo of the tree and pray for all those in that picture, especially that little girl in the front. Aren’t you glad to see someone we can specifically pray for to be saved out of occultism?

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Deborah
November 30, 2023

Thank You, God, for pointing out EXACTLY who You want us to pray for!

Lord God, first of all, even Your Son instructed us to pray to the You, the FATHER in the Name of the Son. Not once did He even hint that we should pray directly to Him Who sits at the right hand of the Father interceding for us. How do we pray to Jesus in the authority of the Name of Jesus? Lord, teach us to pray correctly. We do thank You, Jesus Christ, for providing the way into the throne room through God’s resurrection power. Amen

Father God, thank You for showing us exact faces we can pray for of those caught in the trap of occultism. By the power of the Blood of Christ Jesus we ask that these captives be set free into the Truth of Christ. Block all error from them and replace it with Your truth by the power of the Spirit of God Whose job it is to guide us into all truth after convicting us of our sin. In the Name of Jesus we ask this. Amen.

Christmas trees are completely secularized and have historically been used as decoration for pagan celebrations. Our Muslim neighbors have Christmas trees in their homes and Santa Claus on their doors. I think this is a non-issue and I know many believers who heed as warning to not bring greens into the house as the pagans do as alluded to in Jeremiah 10. It is NOT a Christian symbol although somehow it has come to align itself with the HOLIDAY, not the actual celebration of the birth of Christ (which was probably in the spring when pascal lambs would have required shepherds–too cold in December).

Maybe we should focus on the MAIN things? Personally happy to see that photo of the tree and pray for all those in that picture, especially that little girl in the front. Aren’t you glad to see someone we can specifically pray for to be saved out of occultism?

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Victoria Z
November 30, 2023

Even though the USA was founded as a “Christian” nation our constitution allows freedom of religion which includes all religions. I feel like a line would be rightly drawn against live sacrafices. For Christians or conservatives to buck up against one religion or against “legalized freedom of expression in the pursuit of happiness such as gay or trans rights” threatens freedom for all and invites persecution and i feel it tarnishes the gospel because how can you reach people with hatred? Shadrach, Meshack, and Abendego set the example for us by serving the idolatrous king Nebuchadnezzar respectfully without compromise. When the edict was issued that all must worship the idol, they respectfully refused and stated their faith in God. They did not insult the King or try to convert him, they simply stated that they would obey the law of their God and worship only him despite the consequences. It was their commitment to God and refusal to compromise which set their miracle in motion and demonstrated the power of the God of Israel to Nebuchadnezzar. The only true God. I do feel Christians are called to show love and tolerance to all unbelievers. We are told as believers not to be unequally yoked or marry idolators, or to sit with brothers in Christ who practice idolatry., but we have a mandate from Christ to DEMONSTRATE the gospel through love and peace with all. Our obedience to the word and refusing worldly comprise enables God to move freely through us and manifest His gifts and fruits of spirit which will allow God to provide “demonstration” to our expression of faith and His word. Self righteous and or compromising worldly christians who bible bash people they consider vile such as satanists., gays. transgenders, do more to damage to the gospel than they realize. Prayer, the word, our commitment to obey the Lord without compromise, and obeying the leading of the Holy Spirit are the keys to winning the lost and keys to miracle demonstrations from God that convince sinners of the truth of Christ and his gospel. Father, as Jesus told us, the days will grow darker, and false teachers will abound, so we need to stay grounded in YOU and your word trusting you for discernment and leading. Help us to be true examples of your gospel in word AND deed, that you can use to turn the hearts of idolators like the three Hebrew youth. When we are forced into flaming spiritual trials for our faith, let observers see you walking with us in the flames and delivering us unscathed. Father convict and cleanse us of all compromise so we can be pure vessles for your glory to win lost souls. In Jesus name.

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Wilma
November 30, 2023

Such a shameful thing to do. It’s about celebrating Christ’s birth, not glorifying satan. Woe to those who are so deceived.

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linda mandel
November 30, 2023

It is as bizarre as Satanism. Why don’t they do a fire pit and call it a tribute to lost souls season. So, so sad.

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Sally
November 30, 2023

Christmas trees are just that. A Christ centered holiday. Why would satanists want to recognize satan on a Christian Holiday when it’s Christ’s birthday? I think we should be more respectful for Christ and the Christians. If’s not Christian, don’t allow it.

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Rita
November 30, 2023

Jacqueline Frank, the CEO of this museum needs some perspective and brains. “Inclusivity?” Would she allow a tree that mocked her mom in some symbolic way being raped? I think not for being enormously offensive. How is it different to have a satanic tree mocking the celebration of Christ’s birth?!
Lord, I pray that Jacqueline and the Satanists be overwhelmed by your love and drawn to you, their Creator and Savior, Amen.

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Jan E. Casady
November 30, 2023

The Christmas tree does not represent Christmas to me. It is merely part of the trappings. Christ Himself, His birth and His return are what matters. That being said, this display likely was done in spite. Very sad. A Christian’s reaction should be to put on the full Armor of God and face them, share the Good News with determination, strength and a loving heart. They, too, are God’s children whether they accept it or not. Their souls are at risk.

To borrow a term from a conservative blogger, we live with ‘Contrarianism’ these days. “We only do it because you don’t like it. We do it because it is what you wouldn’t do.” We as Christians should not react like that. We lift others up–we don’t drag them down.

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    Rita
    November 30, 2023

    But we can and should instruct respectfully and not capitulate to their offense. Jesus spoke truth in face of falsehood.
    By the way, not all people are God’s children. They are all created by God, but only those who are born again are adopted by the Father as His children.

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Kae
November 30, 2023

celebrate our given Lord and Savior. We pray their eyes will be opened. They are truly missing out. Lord Jesus we love you and thank you for coming to earth to save us. May our hearts celebrate you as never before as the dark defended forces try to darken this holy time for our Savior. 💝💖💖💖 All the glory to King Jesus

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Donna Erickson
November 30, 2023

I saw this and thought of the instance that hit the news, a year or so ago, when a young man came to a school board meeting to protest the agenda item of approving a satan- after school club. He wasn’t even a dad but felt mortally compelled to stand up to perversion/evil against children that this spiritual evil posed. Most of the school board applauded, as did most of the folks attending when he finished his heartfelt plea to stop this from happening. Who cares if the satanists/ Lg.. made their own ornaments? Christmas is about celebrating Christ being born. They can “include” themselves ” where they fittingly belong, not in an event like this. It is meant to mock both Christ and Christians. Satan via Herod killed countless innocent babies= trying to kill infant Yeshua the Christ. Why is it so hard for event coordinators, other leaders to say “No”?

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Lee Patterson
November 30, 2023

I think we’ve allowed satan enough room!

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Val
November 30, 2023

As Yeshua told us to pray for our enemies and those who persecute us. I would hope all Christians would come together to encircle these two displays and pray for the salvation of those involved and to lift up the Lord in praise.

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Susan CC
November 30, 2023

derision: an object of ridicule or scorn; mockery

Psalm 2:4
He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.

Proverbs 1
…The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction….Because I have called and you refused to listen…because you have ignored all My counsel…I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when terror strikes you… when distress and anguish come upon you.

Dear Almighty God, You are The Eternal ONE. Mockery is nothing new neither are the fools among us. I pray You will personally call out each and every person behind the satanic temple “movement.” I pray if they continue to ignore You, You will strike them with calamity and terror until they are saturated in distress and anguish. You are the God of Life and want NONE to die so I pray they will cry out to You. I pray this in the Name of Jesus Christ, please do You what ONLY You are able. May it all be for Your Glory Father and for the good of us who love YOU. Amen

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Sheila Dunn
November 30, 2023

Satan is such an imitator. He has to original content. He wants to take of what is the Lord and exploit it and try to lessen it. But the truth of God’s Word will always stand the test of time. Jesus is Lord to the glory of God. Abba Father reign.

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Sheila Dunn
November 30, 2023

I pray that the Lord will open up their minds to the truth. I don’t believe they are as happy as the appear. They must know that the devil is blinding them to disrespect Him and the birth of Jesus the Christ.

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Jan Slack
November 30, 2023

Unfortunately, the supporters of santanic views, displays, and practices are oblivious to the serious implications this has on their lives. If they did understand, they wouldn’t be in such opposition to Christians. You may think it is cool or it is self-expression (rebellious attitude), but know that your santanic actions are only a “fowler’s snare”. For your sake, I hope and pray your for your soul/salvation.

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Patricia
November 30, 2023

I think it is a disgrace to all who believe in our Lord. It is a birthday cellibration. I really wish they would hall it into the street and burn it!!!

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John
November 30, 2023

Sick,Sickos,Satanists moving to destroy Christmas which is about the Savior of the world Jesus Christ and Him alone. Destroy the satanists they should not be permitted to offend Christianity and its roots.

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Teresa Pusey
November 30, 2023

I think the more they get into this role of persecuting Christians the more we will flourish. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.

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Robert Fant
November 30, 2023

Christmas trees, Santa Clause, and all such nonsense are Pagan to begin with. Why be so upset when Pagans try to join the party. None of this has anything to do with Jesus. I will continue to pray for the salvation of all human souls

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Grant Windholz
November 30, 2023

Lord God Almighty 🙏, we as believers in you pray against this intense spiritual warfare during the celebration of your birth!! We are all sinners and would not exist after death without knowing you died on the cross for our sins. Satan obviously rules this world as we know throughout the Bible. Unfortunately, so many American minions follow Satan and his demonic Christmas tree. Deep down he hates all of mankind because we all are created to represent our Lord the Savior! REPENT and see Christmas for what it TRULY IS!

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toni Kushner
November 30, 2023

Father, God, You are the all knowing God and we ask in the authority given to us by Jesus to protect this nation from all influences that represent evil that come from the demonic realm to be bound and cast down in the Name of Jesus. May the people of God repent and turn from those things that would elevate anyone but the LORD OUR GOD . remember THE REASON FOR THE SEASON. Let us lift up our voices to praise the one who is HOLY. We must not be silent. Years ago when much objection to Nativity displays was made, my husband and I purchased a display putting it upon a side lot for all to remember why we celebrate Christmas. We as a family focused on the Advent season. Father may the Church return to the simplicity of our Christian beliefs and pass onto our children’s children THE REASON FOR THE SEASON. We have allowed the culture to rob the life giving reason for remembering. JESUS IS THE WAY, THE LIFE AND THE TRUTH. May we hold fast to Him.

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John
November 30, 2023

Remember in the Bible God is against Christmas trees taking down trees and decorating them with tassels and lights so be careful when you say keeping it holy it never was these are all Pagan rituals

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Steve Allen
November 30, 2023

Why are you all so shocked when sinners sin? That’s what they do! They are of their father the devil. Why would you take a stand against a tree? If you all are truly opposed to this why don’t you go down to the satanic temple and have a chat with them? Better yet go in the power of the Spirit, showing no fear of them, praying for them in front of their temple, rebuking this mess in the name of the Lord.
Stop expecting government bodies, at whatever level to take care of things for you. They are of the world, and Satan is the god of it. We are in the world not of it, so why expect the world to stand up for you? Wouldn’t Satan be dividing his house against itself? I assure you he won’t do it!
As to Jeremiah 10:3-5, don’t you understand what was going on here? They chopped their tree, decorated the thing with silver and gold, to worship it as an idol. How long will you be children in understanding?
When it comes to Christians who set up a tree, are they bowing down to it to worship it? I don’t believe they are. Aren’t you judging those who do that have decided to make the season and the day a holy day? Didn’t Paul say , let no man judge you in a day you deem holy! Romans 14:1-6, Colossians 2:16-23
It’s about time we all grow-up, stop misquoting scripture to suit our position, taking self-righteous stands, and walk in the Spirit!

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    Andy Telford
    November 30, 2023

    A IIChronicles 7:14 move and we wouldn’t need to be attacking trees.

Cherl
November 30, 2023

I am wondering why it is called a Christmas Tree? It is a decorated evergreen tree- not a Christmas tree based on their own beliefs.
I think they can decorate an evergreen tree any way they want, but it cannot be included in a Christmas tree celebration… simply because.. it is not a Christmas Tree.

I will be praying for them all, especially the little girl in the picture. God uses ALL things for His glory!

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Carolyn Howell
November 30, 2023

The comment made that Christians should allow freedom of expression for other groups such as satanic trees. It seems like a double standard to me. Most religions want to push their beliefs on Christian’s. We deserve free speech as well, without bullying tactics, etc.

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Patricia
November 30, 2023

We all need to wake up and smell the coffee cause it burned. OUR COUNTRY IS BEING DESTROYED BY ALL WHO LOVE EVIL AND HATE GOOD CHRISTIAN MUST KEEP PRAYING AND VOTING AGAINST THIS EVIL AMEN!!!!!😡😡😡

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Tim Petersburg
November 30, 2023

Who cares! True followers of Jesus know that Christmas is pagan. There’s NOTHING in the Bible that says to do this, whereas Leviticus 23 clearly shows God’s appointed times. How many Christians are following what God actually says? Or are they just following the traditions of man? Time to wake up people and find truth… it will set you free!

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Dennis
November 30, 2023

*Yeshua was conceived on the 8th day of Chanukah on 12/25.
*All pagan gods were born on 25th… TRADITIONS of man…

St Francis Assisi combined
“3 kings at house” and our LORD’S birth “with shepherds
in sukkah at Tabernacles”

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    Neil hounshell
    November 30, 2023

    The shepherds were not out in December . Change the date

Sheila Price
November 30, 2023

Hasn’t satan always been a copycat? Why would he not continue to desiccate what God has redeemed? Consider the history of Christmas and the paganism roots of many of the traditions… like the Christmas tree… satan desecrated our desire to celebrate Christ’s birth centuries ago and has continued to grow in the desecration.
I’ve been trying to find small nativity sets… all I find in the stores are stupid things that have nothing to do with Christ!
😭😡

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Rachel Lish
November 30, 2023

It’s time we ditch the pagan tradition of cutting down a pine tree and decorating it – Jeremiah 10:3-4 For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter. “ the Christmas tree was never glorifying Jesus
Let’s get to the Truth about Jesus and how He will be worshipped – let Satan have his demonic pagan rituals – as for me and My house we will serve the Lord
We will worship Him every day of the year how He has told us in His Word to worship
Blessings 🙏

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Carlida
November 30, 2023

While we are commanded by God to show love, God’s love, to everyone, we are also commanded to hate the THINGS, not the people that God hates (idolatry, witchcraft,Pride, arrogance, etc). It is the acts of turning backs to God that we are to oppose, not the person

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Jackie Hardman
November 30, 2023

If you don’t believe in Christmas then why the weird trees. I don’t celebrate secular days and I sure don’t want a symbol of it. It’s just another attack on Christians and their beliefs of salvation, heaven and hell. I’m sure it is meant to offend and has no place in our Christian celebration. I find it highly hypocritical to hate a group of people then want to celebrate by deliberately offending them by putting up symbols of their holidays. This would not be acceptable by any other group but if we take offense and don’t want it around it adds to their rhetoric of how intolerable we are. Gods truth is true whether they choose to believe it or not. There is no place for these symbols in a Christian celebration. When are we going to start standing up and saying NO. They hate us anyway so what’s the big deal.

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Ruby Wooley
November 30, 2023

This is an absolute INVASION of the Christian expression of our sacred holiday in which we have the opportunity to uplift the Mighty God who came to earth for our redemption. It is an age-old effort by Satan to rule the earth’s population; however, we know according to God’s plan, Satan will eventually be defeated. He knows he has only a little while now to do his spiteful work.

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linda
November 30, 2023

Shouldn’t be allowed in public buildings

Chrissie Smith
November 30, 2023

There can be a Satanic tree or a Satanic festival tree, but there cannot be a Satanic Christmas tree! That is a complete contradiction. Interesting how many try to wipe out Christmas but now want to call this awful tree a Satanic Christmas tree. Lord have mercy on those who support Satan and his demonic activity. Open their eyes to Satan’s evil and to your great love and mercy given to all in Jesus Christ and whose birth we celebrate at Christmas. In Jesus name,

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    Sheila Price
    November 30, 2023

    Look to the origins of the “Christmas tree”, Jeremiah 10:3-5, and search the history of it.
    I’m not sure it was ever God’s will.

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Sharlene Fleming
November 30, 2023

God has really impressed upon my heart to pray for our enemies. There is power in our prayers to set these people free from the influence of Satan. Luke 6:27-28 “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. The days are evil and we need to intercede in prayer on behalf of the lost/evil ones. They are puppets being used by Satan to cause harm throughout the world. Keep our eyes on Jesus and stand for His truth, wrapped in His LOVE. Be bold for Jesus and share the good news with everyone around else. Watch how things change when we pray for these lost souls! All Glory, Honor, and Praise to Jesus!

Father God, We come to you and praise you for Your faithfulness to lead your children into a deeper walk with you. To keep our eyes on Jesus and not allow ourselves to react to everything that is going on around us, but to seek your kingdom and your righteousness to bring the change to this earth. We recognize we are living in a spiritual battle and soon You will return to take home your children. Please fill each of us with Your Love and compassion to intercede in prayer for the evil ones on this earth. You do not want anyone to perish but come to you and have the life you have for each of us. May your Holy Spirit lead Your church to a deeper understanding of what is going on and how we are your vessels to be used at such a time as this. We praise You for what you are doing and thank you for loving us and sending Jesus to this earth to pay the price for our sins. What amazing Love!
Amen

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Marsha Bashor
November 30, 2023

Dear Lord satanic trees do not belong with Christmas trees period. I pray against them being allowed and the person who is in charge of the festival could very well kindly explain to the people who want their tree in with the others, that the Christmas festival is a celebration of our Lord Jesus’ birth and has no part with satan. This is an example of satan wanting the recognition that belongs to Jesus alone , and he will try to get in anywhere he can if we let him. The Christmas festival is for you Lord and no one else . I pray against satans trees!!

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Dorothy
November 30, 2023

I think it is absolutely the work of the devil and evil . This should not be allowed to be done ! I’m sure this is so displeasing to our Lord ! One day we will ALL be judged for our actions before God.

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Harriet Cook
November 30, 2023

We can disagree all day on the right or wrong of a Christ follower celebrating Christmas and forget to read Romans 14:5.

But nowhere in the Word are we EVER told to pray in the “name of Israel”! Neither Jacob/Israel the man nor Israel the Nation State redeemed us back to the Father. In the midst of the many (almost self-righteous) opinions of why no one should celebrate Christmas, why have I only seen one other commenter calling attention to the glaring error of asking us to pray in the name of Israel???

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    Mary Beth
    November 30, 2023

    Harriet, I think it was an unfortunate mistake, and therefore I saw no need to comment or get incensed by it. I noticed it, but hoped someone would confirm my suspicion. I have never heard anyone on these prayer calls encourage us to do other than pray in the name of Jesus, Yeshua

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Judith
November 30, 2023

This is not being “inclusive.” It is a failure of Christians everywhere to speak out loudly about the corruption and blasphemy promoted by the Great Deceiver. Better yet, we need to care more about the true meaning of Christmas – not trees, gifts, parties etc. Either that, or omit these “traditions” from the holiday altogether.

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Joseph Sullens
November 30, 2023

Abba, we ask that you would open our eyes regarding all the lies and deceptions of the enemy regarding Christmas and its pagan traditions.
Continue to cause us to turn our hearts toward You and tear down the idols we have built by tradition because You have commanded that we not have false gods or idols before us, nor are we to pray to false gods or join in their practices.
I am specifically calling out the practice of allowing yoga and all forms of meditation that are not of You into our churches!
We ask You,through the Ruach haKodesh, to cleanse our hearts and minds and Your houses of worship of all of these abominable practices and detestable things and all addictions!
I come against the forces of darkness that are trying to set up their dominion and control of the 7 mountains of influence and I bind them in the Name, the power, and authority of Yeshua haMeshiach and tear down their fortresses and their strongholds and crush them to powder and scatter them to the wind!
We pray for revival to continue to break out in our schools and on every college campus and shut down all the recruitment efforts of the enemy and declare and decree that Your righteousness, truth, and justice will rule and reign over our nation and its people in Yeshua’s Name!
We ask that You would continue to refine us in Your fire of refining until Your image shines through us!
We call on Your power through the Ruach haKodesh to work miracles of healing of all deformities, sickness, and pestilence!
We ask that Your will be done according to Your Word and Your plans, in Yeshua’s precious Name. Amen!
W

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Linda Trott Dickman
November 30, 2023

Lord Jesus, shield our children’s hearts and minds, give them wisdom, vision, protection as they move through your birthday. Open the eyes of their parents as well. Open the eyes of all.
In Jesus’ name.

Amen

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Sarah Angles
November 30, 2023

Christmas is not a sacred holiday. It is pagan and its origin has nothing to do with the birth of Messiah. Therefore Satan has every right to take it over and claim it wake up believers. Read God’s Word start in the Torah.

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Brandy Krankowski
November 30, 2023

It does seem to me those that worship satan should celebrate the day satan was born not the day Jesus was born. Christians have been celebrating since 336 BC so for them to all of a sudden want to express celebration with a satanic tree just proves it is an attack on Christianity. So please don’t name call that Christian’s are not “tolerant” or don’t believe in free speech for all, this just isn’t true. Don’t try and hijack Christmas THE BIRTH OF JESUS with a satanic celebration because that would be targeting and belittling the Christian faith and traditions. So to all satanists by all means please celebrate the birth of your savior on the day it was born we as Christian’s do not mind at all and will even be praying for your salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord and savior.

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Cheryl wagner
November 30, 2023

I think we need to tamp down the evil! It is trying to replace Christianity!

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Robin Pike
November 30, 2023

I am a born again, spirit filled follower of Yeshua. I respectfully call him by his real name, there was not even a letter “J” in the Hebrew alphabet/language.
With all due respect, we as the assembly of believers need to be clued up/wise, not ignorant/ lacking knowledge. The Holy scriptures tell us we will perish due to lack of knowledge. Do the research, dig deep, find out the origin of this “Holy”day. It was never for us to celebrate. It was for satan. Let’s come out and separate ourselves from the world. We have beautiful feasts of our Lord to celebrate. Let us not be deceived by the father of lies. The star that symbolizes the one that led to Yeshua would look like an Israeli star. The one with five points is a counterfeit of the enemy. It’s a satanic emblem. Let’s not use it.
We need to read all of the holy scriptures. We are not under the law of sin and death! We do however need to obey all we are commanded to obey. Also why would we want to come in line with what the world or traditions of men dictate as truth when we have the Way, the Truth and the Life to follow. If you will do the research you will see that man changed the Holy Sabbath from the seventh day which is Shabbat, our day of rest, Friday night until Saturday night to the first day, Sunday. I believe that if we do what Yeshua did we are in a safe place in him. No easter pagan day for us, we celebrate Passover. Bless all who read and choose to obey. Let’s honor all 10 commandments, not just nine of them.

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Laurie Pustinger
November 30, 2023

I was shocked to see a demonic ornament in a well known craft store I was shopping at yesterday. It was a wooden cut out. It’s out there folks.

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Linda Stater
November 30, 2023

Just show who is really KING is in these days and go out praising Him and singing Christmas carols 🎶👪
Who needs a Christmas tree anyway to celebrate HIS Birthday 🔥🔥🔥

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Neil hounshell
November 30, 2023

First of all, this is not a biblical holiday. This is a pagan day that is not of the truth. Churches to day are not following Gods word. They are adding and taking away his word and teachings.go ahead and keep these pagan rituals, you will see more of Gods anger.. it is a disgrace to take his birth and mixing it with satanic rituals. Call for a bill to separate this to a more factual date(fall September or October). God only recognize 3 days . The FACT is we are not obedient to the law. I say stop it. Warning do take this lightly!

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Char
November 30, 2023

I am a Christian but also know that the tree is not a religious (Christian) symbol. It started in Germany in the 1790’s as trees were decorated for the holiday. Since it is secular, people have their choice to decorate as they please. This is all the signs of the times and that Jesus is returning soon! We must pray that these people come to know Jesus as their savior.

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Margaret Reali
November 30, 2023

Christmas Trees were borrowed from pagan tradition, were they not? They are not biblical. However, that doesn’t mean that progressive and satanic themes are healthy and good for our culture. I just don’t think we can claim that this particular Christian tradition is being hijacked by the dark side when we took it from them! I think we must use another argument to protest satanic displays.

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Camille
November 30, 2023

Unpopular opinion: This is just a revealing of corrupted tradition. Trees don’t scare anyone. Find me a Satanic Temple that will celebrate Passover/Easter. All this shows you is that a tree was never something Gods people ought to be doing anyway. If you consider yourself a part of Israel understand that taking a tree and adorning it with silver is associated with pagan practice (Jeremiah 10:3-4). Let them have the tree and drink deeply from the festivals the Bible actually gives Gods people. You will begin to understand the cyclical nature of Gods timing and your place in it. You will find much more for your spirit than buying a dead tree. If you want to celebrate when Jesus came to earth, separate the pagan parts from the Nativity story.

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Janis Paradowski
November 30, 2023

Thank you everyone for your excellent comments!!! Blessings and Love in Christ to you all.

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Priscilla
November 30, 2023

Yes, we value free speech. That said, Christians have got to stand up and speak out. Not long ago, good ol’ fashioned SHAME would’ve kept these rats away. At the very least, it would’ve promptly made museum head Farwell into “Farewell” (adios!) Give them an inch…. what will they take next?

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Caroline
November 30, 2023

Lord we ask that you deliver these people from Satan’s hands, Lord wake their spirits up to you and you alone. Take the scales off their eyes and deliver them . Lord we come against what you come against and ask that these trees be taking down and destroy and that the
Focus will be put on you alone this Christmas season. We know you are the King of Kings and there is no other GOD but you.
We sing GLORY TO GOD that souls will be transformed into the likeness of JESUS CHRIST son of GOD. Lord we ask you to destroy the works of the enemy and all his demons and lies, reveal your light, your truth in JESUS NAME I PRAY.

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Brian Lynch
November 30, 2023

Lord Jesus, how sad is the spiritual state of America, when something this evil is allowed to happen. Right now, in the mighty name of Jesus, we take authority over any and all satanic influence over Christmas in our nation and world. Let Your pure light of love shine brightly over and in our lives this Christmas season. May your precious, holy name be given honor and praise in every aspect of our lives. May this temporary nusiance be removed quickly from this display of Christmas trees. May the members of the Satanic Temple be shown the error of their misguided ways, and repent. Thank you, Jesus. Greater is He who is in us, than he who is in the world.

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Koleen
November 30, 2023

I just can’t agree with the suggested prayer at the beginning of the article. The focus is simply wrong! First, we should NOT be praying “in the name of Israel”!! Furthermore, we should be praying for the Holy Spirit to work in the hearts and minds of those who are lost and need Jesus, NOT saving “holiday traditions.” Souls headed for eternal separation from God are worth more than man-made traditions. Man alive, get it together IFA!

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Anne
November 30, 2023

I think we as Christians are being too passive about what we will tolerate. This passivity is why we are losing so many young people. We have to start saying no and fighting for what we believe in. This apathetic attitude is why we have lost so many rights.

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Deb
November 30, 2023

Deception is running rampant. You cannot play with a cobra and not get bit. We need to keep praying for the Lord to open their eyes to see and hear the truth before it is too late.

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Sandra
November 30, 2023

I’m a Christian and I have for the last 10 years struggled with the fact that Christians didn’t celebrate the birth of Christ until 300 years after his death. Christ wasn’t born in December. This tradition only started because Constatine only wanted to be a part of the pagan worship of the SUN god. So he started this celebration of the birth of Christ.
We didn’t start celebrating Christmas in the USA until like 200 years ago. In Deuteronomy 12 it talks about mixing Gods festival of celebration with the pagans it is an abomination to God. So it is fitting that the Satan Temple have a tree in the Christmas tree festival since this is there season of celebration not Christians according to GOD. There is no where in the Bible that tells us to celebrate the Birth of Christ.

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Marie
November 30, 2023

I personally stopped putting up a tree. Many Christmas traditions were becoming such a distraction to the Emmanuel season.
If you look into the origins of it, you’l’ll see it belongs to them anyway!
Link:
https://www.countryliving.com/life/a45590/christmas-tree-origin/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=arb_ga_clv_md_pmx_us_urlx_18711248539&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrYmY39nrggMVzgytBh2oaABkEAAYASAAEgJIHvD_BwE

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Derek
November 30, 2023

I notice that Christians are deliberately targeted. I wonder why that is… Just imagine what would happen to Satan’s Temple if they decided to defame Eid or Ramadan.

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Lindsay
November 30, 2023

Lord, please protect the children and other vulnerable individuals who are easily influenced by these satanic displays.

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Helen P
November 30, 2023

Lord God Almighty, King of kings and Lord of lords we worship only You. Jesus is the Savior of all who will come to Him.
Jesus has given us authority to bind evil and loose good in Matthew 16:18-19 & Matthew 18:18-20. We must use spiritual weapons provided by God against the enemy of our soul.
Mark 11:22-24 – speak to this “mountain” be cast into the sea with faith believing.
Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world, when we are weak His power is manifest. 1 John 4:4-6

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Timothy Fraser
November 30, 2023

For those of you who plan to attend the event please pray that the people who erected the trees (satanic and diversity) would have the veil removed from their minds so they can be set free to Christ’s truth. There is power in agreement and when we join together and pray for the veil to be removed it cannot remain. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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Anna
November 30, 2023

The christmas tree is pagan in origin, so it already is satanic. The Father does not want us to adopt holidays of men, but rather to celebrate His feasts. Christmas is the golden calf of our time. It is not a holiday that God wants us to celebrate no matter how much bible liturgy we attach to it. Jesus was not born on December 25th, either. Santa, elves, the christmas spirit speak for themselves as to their origin. Please don’t take my word for it, search it out for yourselves.
In Jeremiah 10:3-4 we read…”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. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.”

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    Lynn
    November 30, 2023

    You are absolutely correct. Most of the way the world celebrates Christmas is pagan! Trees, wreaths mistletoe – every custom other than displaying the crèche . . .

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    Ana Maria
    November 30, 2023

    Yes!! Well said!! Although we adopted the tree and can make Christian sentiments around such traditions, these traditions originated from Paganism. We need to do our homework/due diligence. Easter speaks of Ishtar.

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    Patsy
    November 30, 2023

    I agree with you Anna, America has mixed the Godly with the ungodly. We seem to follow people’s ways more than God’s. Let’s do our homework (research), then decide. I have seen santa suits in the church. How disappointing.

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Kimberly Conte
November 30, 2023

Lord, we thank you for bringing this to light, and whatever Your light touches will be revealed. We lift up these lost people, bound with satanic influence. Forgive them Father, as we intercede for them. We ask You Holy Spirit, to do only what you can do and show them the true meaning of Christmas, and pour out Your love on them; giving them the best gift they could ever receive- salvation in Christ!

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schiffmaus
November 30, 2023

Sorry, despite the repulsiveness of these trees..I don’t want restrictions on other beliefs, but know the power of our Holy Spirit can fill the area and these evil abominations will have no power

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Lucille Yuen
November 30, 2023

The “Christmas” tree is a tradition related to the Christ mass and has been related to our holiday honoring the birth of Christ. The hodge-podging of Christmas with a Satanic Tree is stupid and irresponsible. It is offensive because their religion’s tree is not related to the Christian holiday. It should be removed.
Satan worshippers imposing their “tree” into a Christian tradition is just testing the resolve of people to oppose their indignity and an effort to entrench themselves into this nation’s conscience as a legitimate replacement for Christianity. If people forget that Satan is God’s enemy, they will buy the satanic rhetoric of “equality.” Please remember that Satan has always wanted to be God’s equal. Humanists and Satanists are fashioning themselves the same way–that they are their own god.

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    Kimberly Conte
    November 30, 2023

    While I agree this is repulsive, as Christians, we must choose to not be offended, and love like Jesus. Otherwise, we become hypocrites, making ourselves undistinguishable from the rest of the world. I’m not saying ignore it, but we must understand that these people are under demonic influence. We need to love them like Jesus does, and war in the spirit for them and their salvation. Time is ticking and they are in danger of spending eternity in hell. Judgement is God’s job, not ours. Compassion and fierce love is needed in the church, God is waiting on us to show them who He is. God bless, and may we march together as His mighty army!

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Linda Parks
November 30, 2023

There are two Satanic Christmas trees at the Festival of trees in Savanna,Illinois too. Very sad disturbing thing to allow.

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Deborah
November 30, 2023

Christmas is about Jesus Christ.. you cannot mix anything else into it or it is not CHRISTmas.. satan is the enemy, who only comes to steal, kill and destroy. Keep your eyes on Jesus and pray God’s kingdom come His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven!

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    Barbara Janicki
    November 30, 2023

    so true – but we have already mixed so many things into this celebration of Christ’s birth, that it is often barely recognizable or hard to recognize amid all the Santa’s, snowmen, shopping, decorating (with reindeer, sleighs, candy canes, Frosty’s – hard to find a Nativity among the decor) – much of the “Christmas music” has nothing to do with Jesus’s arrival here on earth – even our name for this event has been changed to “winter break” in the schools (to be inclusive) and “happy holidays” in the culture (again I guess in the name of inclusivity) – ironic, didn’t holiday originally mean “holy day”? so as believers there are days we celebrate as “holy” like the day God’s promise to mankind was fulfilled and “the Word became flesh and made His home among us”? of course satan would hate Christmas – the evidence of God’s plan in place to redeem us for Himself – the evidence being the arrival of our promised and long awaited Messiah – that’s a reason to celebrate for sure! to remember this blessed event of Jesus’s birth is to have hope in a God who keeps His promises in miraculous ways and is coming again! The best satan can do is to distract from, dilute and distort all in this celebration of Christmas that actually points to Christ’s birth and what it means for each and every one of us – (it means Good News – our Redeemer has come) Ours is to put the focus where it belongs and be that light for the rest of this dark world. http://www.mtothe5th.wordpress.com

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    Joann
    November 30, 2023

    Unfortunately, we Christian’s have allowed the secular world to corrupt the true meaning of Christmas for a very long time…it’s been a slow-fade and so here we are today! This is what happens when we become a nation who turns their back in God! The purpose of the Church is that we should influence the world (influence not control), but instead the Church has become weak and has let the secular world influence it and now the world controls most Churches today…it is the last thing that will be taken out by the enemy and we are seeing now how satan has cleverly divided the Church and we are going to implode within ourselves…Christ told us in Revelation exactly what is happening today… we all have our opinions but very few are truly in the fight…until Christ comes again the world will continue to spiral downward…so hold on the ride is going to get wilder…America is the last standing soldier for freedom and we are already losing so many freedoms that people “think” they are fighting for but are being deceived. The Church needs STRONG LEADERS to teach people the signs of these times and the TRUTH OF HIS WORD because most of the Church is too weak for the fight so they unfortunately have fallen into satan’s trap…we truly need a DIVINE INTERVENTION…🙏✝️🕊️🇺🇸

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      Becky
      November 30, 2023

      Joann, this comes with a holy massive sisterly she bear hug, for your honesty, we, children of Love Light HOPE LIFE, over the decades have quenched HIS Spirit, with our own fear, pride in our own sense of righteousness and so many kinds of icky anger and we do need to listen to Poppa God, confess & repenting from our own sins, so we can start praying for others to do the same, but also remember WHOSE we are, that HE is always looking for those whose hearts are for HIM, and BE the workers of HIS harvest, for such a time as this… about these diversity and satan want to be trees, Christian, don’t take that bait, don’t even be surprised….trust me, I am taking this advice too! The enemy has always tried to pretend at imitating our good, great Maker and Master. PRAY! Then do the good works HE gives opportunities to do, with HIM, no matter what darkness, keep giving the invite to ‘COME’ worship the Real King, Jesus, with The SPIRIT.

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        Barbara Janicki
        November 30, 2023

        yes and Amen Becky and Joann – we don’t want that Jesus Christ and His message of hope and life eternal should be lost in the “celebration of His birth” – how ironic – but that’s what satan does, not take away the holy day – instead corrupt and distort it and turn it into something else. There is so much beauty in remembering and celebrating the moment when God took on our flesh and came to walk some miles in our human shoes before giving His life to purchase ours for God. (even if we don’t have the exact date correct – it is important to remember and celebrate what miraculous thing God has done – He is a covenant God who keeps His promises- this is worth celebrating!) There is so much inspiration and beauty in the words of original Christmas hymns and carols (which usually don’t get played as often as “Santa Claus is coming to town” etc.) There is so much hope in Jesus’s birth – it tore time in two – He left His home in glory to come for us – this is worth celebrating because as we celebrate His first appearance we acknowledge that He is coming again for us – this time in power and glory! We must remember and rejoice – if we don’t the stones themselves will cry out! At this time of year, we can focus on the secular or the sacred – the choice is ours. Lord help us to keep our eyes on You and invite others into the true celebration of Your appearance here on earth. http://www.mtothe5th.wordpress.com – (also children’s book on Amazon – “Looking for Christmas” by Grace Day)

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Nancy
November 30, 2023

Not exactly warm fuzzies and hot cocoa feelings for me! Jesus show people how dangerous it is to open doors such as this. We claim Luke 10:18 over this whole agenda- for you are mighty and have all authority in heaven and earth!

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Stephen Wilkinson
November 30, 2023

Jeremiah 10: 1-8

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    Cari
    November 30, 2023

    Already the tree is a pagan tradition. I stopped celebrating christmas years ago. For many reasons. I asked WWJD? Well, Yeshua was a Jew. He would have celebrated Hanukkah. 🕎 It’s a great tradition with an amazing story that honors God. Of course the people who worship ha satan would put up their own trees. It’s a pagan tradition that we can’t make holy, because it’s not!!! I feel so free of the burden of feeling compelled to buy gifts, wrap gifts, decorate the tree, etc, all by a deadline of Dec. 25th. Maybe if all Christians had their eyes open to the truth they would realize how idolatry has creeped into their lives and they would understand that this holiday already is something that had been hijacked. And that is my prayer. That the body of Christ would have the eyes of their hearts open to the truth.

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      Beth
      November 30, 2023

      Beautiful! Thank you for your insight. Jesus would have celebrated Hanukkah, not Christmas! I agree, and now I’m gonna study Hanukkah so I can celebrate and honor the King of kings and Lord of lords. Hallelujah!🙏🏻

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      Mary Beth
      November 30, 2023

      We have not celebrated Christmas for about 20 years, and we dumped many of the traditions associated with it before then. It was not so much established to celebrate Yeshua’s birth, as it was to distance the church from it’s Jewish roots – strange, since He was Jewish! It is a form of being anti-Messiah. Cari, I too have such freedom in rejecting man’s traditions! And although Hanukkah is not one of the seven moedim, or God-appointed times, it is mentioned in John 10 – the festival of lights. Yeshua was in Jerusalem to celebrate it – how fitting, since He is the Light of the World! May we all ask “WWJD?”! And then listen, because He would like to tell us.

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Alyce
November 30, 2023

I think allowing another “foothold” into our Christian celebration of Christ is an abomination!!
When do we stand up and say NO more! Satanic display of any kind should never have a place in a Christmas display as a show of acceptance or inclusivity!!
I think it’s a show of Biblical ignorance to accept it!

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Chris Vasey
November 30, 2023

Christmas is a Celebration of the birth of Christ! Let the Satan Temple worshippers get lost, and that is not going against inclucivity but Knowing they are blasphemous at this attempt at being included in the spirit of the Season! I chose not to celebrate their season of Halloween, so I did not. And quietly stayed out of it. And politely Too!

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    LeDonna
    November 30, 2023

    I agree!!! It is a hijacking and encroaching on Christians, all in the name is “tolerance” and “inclusivity”. Why should Satan be “included” into a celebration that is specifically designated by Christians to celebrate the birth of the Savior of the World? He shouldn’t. They can have their own holiday…oh wait they do, Halloween. And really every day for the World is a day dedicated to Satan. This display is not meant to ensure other beliefs are not excluded, it is a mockery and an attempt to weaken Christians resolve and standing silently by and allowing it is in my eyes, quite in biblical in light of the Truth we believe and profess. I agree we need to love them and pray for them, but we need to stand firm that Christmas is for Christ.

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Bill Johnson
November 30, 2023

I suspect the reason this “special tree” was put together was for shock value! I suspect if we don’t make a big to do about it the ones who put it up will be disappointed! As long as they are just putting it there and not using it in a forceful way to promote their point of view then I will tolerate it. Yes it is disrespectful but I don’t believe God will fall off His Throne if it stays there! Actually the Christmas tree as we know it started out as a pagan symbol and was co-opted by the church in Europe to win over the pagans at the time. And further more Christmas, as we know it, was also a pagan festival that the church used to bring people in to the fold. No where in the Bible does it tell us to celebrate Christmas the way we do. We should celebrate His birth every day not just on a special day.

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    Deborah Dewitt
    November 30, 2023

    Wise words..thank you

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    Cari
    November 30, 2023

    Truth!!! Let the eyes of our hearts be open and let us as believers be spending our limited time on earth fulfilling the true call on our lives. Vs chasing after and fighting for things that have no eternal consequences.

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Peg B
November 29, 2023

Heavenly Father, we praise You for Jesus coming to earth, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, crucified, died and resurrected, “alive” and seated at the right hand of God the Father. All of this that we might be saved and reconciled back to You, Grace in the flesh. Hallelujah for this Divine conception (what a miracle), which we recall and celebrate on December 25th (truly all year long). Satan comes to deceive, steal, destroy and kill, mocking anything related to Jesus Christ our true Messiah. Change the hearts and minds of those whom have been led astray by deceptive and evil ways. The price that Jesus paid is enough for all, so let them repent and choose “life” in Him. We pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the nation of Israel during this time, remembering them often. Show us how to reach others more effectively with Your love as we continue to give thanks. All honor and glory is Yours now and forever. In Jesus’ Blessed name. Amen.

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DANIELNAGARAJAN
November 29, 2023

Our Lord jesus always exist no birth and death.No christmas celebration required.
Each and every second we remember and we meditate and thankful for Lord Jesus Calvary love blood shed for us.
Amen.
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Roberta
November 29, 2023

The birth of JESUS has nothing to do with Satan. Satanism is an ideology that will have a person spending eternity in torment! Belief in CHRIST will have a person spending eternity in Heaven! Choose this day who you will serve in JESUS NAME! Amen!

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Ed
November 29, 2023

The tree. The goat demon. Whatever. They have zero autonomy and can only do as Yahweh allows. Unfortunately, we cave to “other cultures” and hinder our own blessings.

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Gramma
November 29, 2023

If people would investigate the beginnings of “Christmas”, which was actually Saturnalia, they would see this has been a pagan holiday from the jump. The veneer of Christianity was put over their Mithra sun god birthday celebration of December 25 in Rome.

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    Ed
    November 29, 2023

    You are absolutely correct. Lambs can only be born in the Spring. Therefore, Jesus, the Lamb of God, and soon the Lion of the tribe of Judah, who followed all Jewish traditions and laws could only have been born in the Spring.

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      R
      November 29, 2023

      No one knows when JESUS was born because GOD chose not to tell us! It’s just important THAT HE WAS BORN in JESUS NAME! Amen!

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        Cari
        November 30, 2023

        And I love that the mystery of our savior’s exact day and time of birth has been hidden from us!!! There is a reason for this. Maybe one we will never know!

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          Becky
          November 30, 2023

          I celebrate Christmas most everyday because Jesus is my Maker and Master. And love is a wonderful gift to give everyday.
          Did the research too, and don’t mind that He redeemed Dec 25 from the pagans, everyday is His to me, even Halloween, as HE is Lord of the Harvest! Whether crops or souls🥰
          And Cari, I love the mystery that we don’t know His exact birthDAy, but also He gives faith building evidence, it was likely in spring as shepards were outside in the fields and got the birth announcement from the angels themselves!
          So rather than arguing let’s celebrate GOD’s goodness together and show by loveing each other WHOSE we are. At Christmas and every day.

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    CRF
    November 29, 2023

    True! The Christmas everyone loves is totally pagan and not of GOD! How in the world did it get so entrenched in our culture? I have no idea! FATHER GOD please reveal the Truth of christmas to YOUR people in JESUS MIGHTY NAME! Amen!

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    Bill Johnson
    November 30, 2023

    Absolutely true!! The way we celebrate Christmas is not really Scriptural anyway.

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    Corinne Vance
    November 30, 2023

    Thank you for putting so well what I was already thinking. The Christmas tree and the holiday itself is all rooted in paganism – and there’s nothing that we can even find as an observed celebration in the Bible. The Lord does not reveal his time of birth in His word, but scholars agree it was not in December.

    That said, I love the trees and the lights and all of that… And every day for us as Christians is about Jesus. So it’s not a holy day to me as a Christian, but a holiday

    I think getting all up in arms about it just gives them more ammunition. We need to pray to shut the satanic displays down in every realm. Our battle is a spiritual one

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