When thinking about what I wanted for a picture for this December 23rd post, I just typed in x-mas money tree images in the search engine and Wala! A tree crowned with was is all about! The merchant’s expectations are highas they are each year. Their whole year’s bottom line depends on it! They will weep and mourn when it is no more. (Rev. 18:10-15) I suppose that x-mas trees could be considered a type of precious wood in verse 12.
Would a small baby tree become a large adult tree if not aborted (cut down) for a pagan holiday?
I have cut down old diseased maple trees dying from the parasite mistletoe for firewood.
And people kiss under mistletoe?
Has the holiday really lost its real meaning?
75 Percent Say America Has ‘Forgotten the Real Meaning of Christmas’
Three-quarters of U.S. adults believe the nation has forgotten the true meaning of Christmas, according to a new survey that examined Americans’ attitudes on everything from holiday songs to Christmas decorations.
The Ipsos poll found that 75 percent of the nation believes “most Americans have forgotten the real meaning of Christmas,” with 42 percent strongly agreeing with the statement and only 6 percent strongly disagreeing.
Among Christians, 84 percent believe the nation has forgotten the real meaning of Christmas, with 50 percent of Christians strongly agreeing. Among non-religious Americans, only 60 percent agree with the statement.
The poll also asked Americans their attitudes toward Christmas music, decorations and Santa.
The survey found that:
- 85 percent of Americans say they decorate their homes for the holidays, with 15 percent saying they don’t decorate.
- 48 percent say Christmas decorations should be taken down by the first week of January, with nearly one-fourth (23 percent) saying “later in January.” One in 10 (10 percent) say Christmas decorations should be taken down between Christmas and New Year’s Day. A total of 7 percent say Christmas decorations should be taken down after January, and 3 percent say they should be left up all year long.
- A majority of Americans (56 percent) say it is appropriate to play Christmas music in public after Thanksgiving, with 25 percent answering, “after Dec. 1.”
- 70 percent of Americans say they would be comfortable attending a Christmas party for a religion other than their own.
- Nearly half (48 percent) of American parents with children under 18 say their kids do not believe in Santa, while 46 percent of parents with children that age do believe in Santa.
- 12 percent of Americans say the worst Christmas song is All I Want for Christmas, followed by Jingle Bells (6 percent), Grandma Got Run Over by A Reindeer (5 percent) and “all Mariah Carey songs” (3 percent).
The poll involved interviews with 1,023 adults.
It has nothing to do with Christ!
Should we not take Christ out of Christmas?
This Church of LBGT has!
And its songs are even going woke!
How about peace and good will on earth?
X-MAS peace and unity in DC?
Even JB negelected to mention JC!
An Artic blast on time this year to…
ruin running to and fro this season!
Could all this be a sign?!
Tis the season to be jolly!?
Folly La la!?!?
Let Rome and Mystery Babylon have it!
KJV(i) 1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. 4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. 6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. 7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. 8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. 9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, 10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. 11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: 12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, 13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. 14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all. 15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, 16 And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! 17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, 18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! 19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate. 20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her. 21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. 22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; 23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. 24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
Come out of Babylon for her judgement is near!
Staying warm as artic blast moves in,
But ain’t roasting chestnuts.
Excellent Post! Be Blessed and Stay Warm.
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Thanks. Pipes frooze, but have water run off for hot coco! LOLGB+
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YAY! There’s always a Blessing! Enjoy the Coco.
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