Monday, December 12, 2016

Satan the Devil


Some modern scholars say that Satan is not a real person.
They claim that he was merely created in the imagination of men!

Is Satan a real person? If so, where did he come from? 
Is he the unseen power behind the problems plaguing our world?
As there is a lot to tell about this creature, this article will give answers to these questions.


The origins

The Bible describes Satan as a real person who exists in the invisible spirit realm. 
It tells us about his vicious and ruthless qualities as well as his evil actions. 
It even records conversations that Satan had with God and with Jesus.

Where did such an evil being come from? 
Long before man existed, God created his “firstborn” Son, who eventually came to be known as Jesus. 
In time, other “sons of God,” called angels, were created. All were perfect and righteous. 
However, one of those angels would become Satan.

Satan was not his given name at the time of his creation. 
It is a descriptive name, which means “Adversary; Enemy; Accuser.” 
He came to be called Satan because he chose a life course in opposition to God.

Feelings of pride and rivalry toward God grew within this spirit creature. 
He wanted others to worship him. 
When God’s firstborn Son, Jesus, was on the earth, Satan even attempted to get Jesus to “do an act of worship” to him.


Satan implied that God was a liar, when, in fact, he was the liar.

He told Eve that she could be like God, whereas he wanted to be like God. 
And through his deceitful ways, he achieved his selfish desire.

To Eve, he made himself higher than God. 
By obeying Satan, Eve accepted Satan as her god.


By fomenting rebellion, this once trusted angel made himself Satan—an adversary and enemy of God and man. 
The designation “Devil,” which means “Slanderer,” was also added to this wicked one’s description. 
This leader of sin eventually influenced other angels to disobey God and join his rebellion. 
Now known as Demons (Will be discussed in future article) .


Hiding the truth

A criminal may wipe his fingerprints from the crime scene in an attempt to leave no trace of his identity. However, when the police arrive, they realize that if a crime has been committed, there must be a criminal. 

Satan, the original “manslayer,” tries to leave no trace of his identity. 
When speaking with Eve, Satan hid his identity behind a serpent (Snake). He is still trying to hide today.

He “has blinded the minds of the unbelievers” so as to conceal the extent of his powerful influence.

However, Jesus identified Satan as the criminal mastermind behind the corrupt world we live in. 
He called him “the ruler of this world.
” (John 12:31; 16:11) “The whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one,” wrote the apostle John. 
(1 John 5:19) Satan effectively uses “the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the showy display of one’s means of life” in “misleading the entire inhabited earth.”  
He is the one whom mankind in general obeys.

As was the case with Eve, those obeying Satan, in effect, make him their god. Hence, Satan is “the god of this system of things.” (2 Corinthians 4:4) 
The effects of his rule include hypocrisy and lies; war, torture and destruction; crime, greed and corruption.


What is the truth?

“The Devil’s deepest wile,” wrote 19th-century poet Charles-Pierre Baudelaire, “is to persuade us that he does not exist.”

If you belief in God and the Bible, then there is no excuse not to belief in him.
It is vital that you accept the reality of Satan’s existence and accept the protection God is giving you.
If you do accept God, He will protect you, and Satan will be no match.

If you still do not belief that Satan the Devil is a real... Then he is succeeding.





Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Is Christmas a Christian holiday?

Is Christmas a Christian holiday?

At this periode, this question is very important!

The Horrror Tree present to you the FACTS of Christmas;

1) Celebrating Jesus’ birthday: “The early Christians did not celebrate [Jesus’] birth because they considered the celebration of anyone’s birth to be a pagan custom.”—The World Book Encyclopedia.

2) December 25: There is no proof that Jesus was born on that date. Church leaders likely chose this date to coincide with pagan festivals held on or around the winter solstice.

3) Gift-giving, feasting, partying: The Encyclopedia Americanasays: “Saturnalia, a Roman feast celebrated in mid-December, provided the model for many of the merry-making customs of Christmas. From this celebration, for example, were derived the elaborate feasting, the giving of gifts, and the burning of candles.” The Encyclop√¶dia Britannica notes that “all work and business were suspended” during Saturnalia.

4) Christmas lights: According to The Encyclopedia of Religion, Europeans decorated their homes “with lights and evergreens of all kinds” to celebrate the winter solstice and to combat evil spirits.

5) Mistletoe, holly: “The Druids ascribed magical properties to the mistletoe in particular. The evergreen holly was worshiped as a promise of the sun’s return.”—The Encyclopedia Americana.

6) Christmas tree: “Tree worship, common among the pagan Europeans, survived after their conversion to Christianity.” One of the ways in which tree worship survived is in the custom of “placing a Yule tree at an entrance or inside the house in the midwinter holidays.”—Encyclop√¶dia Britannica.

7) The star.... That is for a future article on THT! (You will be amazed of what the star stand for!)

If you are a Christian or an atheist , you need to think abouth these facts.

Keep looking for the truth!


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Slaughterville - A Card-game of Fun and Horror!


As the The Horror Tree, we LOVE horror and games. Also Board-games and Card-games!

This month a really special card-game has been released on Kickstarter!

A card game that takes you to a town full of horrors!

'Slaughterville' takes you on a journey through a town that just happens to be host to numerous supernatural and horrific phenomena. Will you defeat the villain, or become yet another hapless victim? Abandon all hope, ye who enter Slaughterville!

During the game, you play the role of one of Slaughterville's citizens. Each one of these citizens has a special ability that can help you save the day.

During your turn, you must visit one of the six locations in play. Each location has a deck of 24 cards. These cards are used to determine what happens to you as you try to defeat the villain and save the day. A multi-player game is completely cooperative unless… well… We'll just leave it at that. It's better to not think about such things.

The kickstarter has been a succes the very first day! But it has many stretch goals to be unlocked! And that is only possible by backers! For only $40,00 you will get 700+ cards if every stretch goal has been succeeded!

Will you buy a ticket and visit Slaughterville?

Please back this project! And do not forget to #thehorrortree #welcometoslaughterville

Welcome to Slaughterville!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rubiogames/slaughterville-a-game-of-fun-and-horror-0/description




Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Note from THT


Little update for the website The Horror Tree.

As you have noticed, there are not many articles or posts lately at all.
But we are still keeping an eye on the readers comments!

Working on a website consumes a lot of time. Mixing that with a full-time job, family, friends, other hobby's and the many problems in life does not make it easy to continue working on the site.

Also I am working alone. So the website could use some co-writers. If you want more info about that, please check here http://thehorrortree.blogspot.fr/2012/12/i-want-you-for-horror-tree.html

I am working on a couple of articles, but I will only post them when I have a decent amount, so there will be more then one a month. That will bring the website back alive!


Thank you for reading!

Also don`t forget you can send us your story, a made up one or a real-life experience at thehorrortree@gmail.com !