The question for day 5 was: Do you prefer a real, fake, or no Christmas tree?
Now, as everyone knows, Jeremiah 10:2-4 says:
2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
So the answer to the question is obvious – fundgelical Christianity demands no Christmas tree. But she asked anyway – a trap?
Again, comment numbers have gone up – there were sixty seven comments for today, none of which are from Forlow and I’m pretty certain that this time there are none from Dr Shorey either. An unexpected improvement.
My family has an artificial tree, which sheds just as many ‘leaves’ as a real one, without the disadvantage of having to feed it or anything.
The prize for today consists of two books, by Henry Morris III: Exploring the Evidence for Creation and 5 Reasons to Believe in Recent Creation. Verse 5:
On the first day of Christmas, Dr Forlow gave to me…
Some other books
Made in His Image
Big Book of History
And Climbers and Creepers
That will have to do…
The winner for yesterday was Mark Masterson, writing:
The Flood and how it provides a solid foundation for a good understanding of fossils, specific geological structures (like the Grand Canyon), glaciers, ice age, climate, and more.
It goes without saying that the honourable mention must go to this gem, from Jimmy halfacre:
I favor archeology and astrology but dislike the distortions men have added to these true sciences.
I sincerely hope that that was a mistake on his part.