Nike (Greek Goddess or Sports Apparel)

NIKE is not Biblical.  It comes from Greek Mythology.  In Greek mythology Nikewas a goddess who personified victory, also known as the Winged Goddess of Victory.  Notice how the image of her looks like the Nike swoosh .  Don’t read to much into that though.  It has become sort of a myth that the Swoosh represents the wings.  The original woman that came up with the logo did it on her own and did not make it out to look like the wings of the greek goddess.

We have re-wrote this page as we have been given new information.  We used to hold to the belief that the Swoosh was the symbol of another god and avoided it all together.  While the Swoosh was never a pagan symbol of a god the name NIKE is a Greek Goddess.  We used to have a problem with displaying a Swoosh but we no longer do.  If you read the replies on this page you will see why we changed.  Thanks to a deeper study by a person that read our post we have changed our mind on this issue.  We still won’t display the name NIKE on anything we have but the Swoosh is not a problem for us.  So if we had a shirt of something with just the Swoosh we no longer consider that displaying a symbol of another god.  Thanks to the person that showed us this.  Like the Bible says “Iron sharpening Iron”.

We do ponder this command though:  Exodus 23:13  13“Pay attention to
all that I have said to you, and make no mention of the names of other gods, nor
let it be heard on your lips.

According to that verse we shouldn’t even say the name of the pagan gods.  Then we study some more and noticed the names of the “other gods” are written in our Bible at least 34 times.  So the writers wrote them down.  Hmmmm.  WE are going to have to study that a bit more.

“Always Learning”
Biblical Truth

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22 thoughts on “Nike (Greek Goddess or Sports Apparel)

  1. Becky

    You can find pagan symbols in most business logos.
    Car brands: Mercedes, dodge, Mitsubishi

    Apple, Starbucks, adidas added wings to their high tops.

    How do you decide what businesses to patronize?

  2. Biblical Truth Post author

    We are so far removed from HIS way that we have turned back into EGYPT. We personally make decisions based upon the things you mentioned. We have never researched car logos or any other logos except Nike. We try to “change” as we learn. The business doesn’t usually do it on purpose it has just become normal. If we were to own a Mercedes and we learned their symbol was for a pagan God, we personally would remove the symbol from our vehicle. When we learned about Nike we threw out our Nike stuff. We have learned that if HE commands we don’t do something it isn’t okay to then teach it is okay to someone else so therefore we threw things away instead of giving to a non-believer.

    As far as which business to “patronize” it shouldn’t matter to us. WE are only commanded to not wear the symbols for HIM and to avoid owning anything with a pagan god symbol. If Starbucks has a pagan symbol it is still okay to patronize them, we just wouldn’t allow that symbol to be displayed in our home or on us.

    Hopefully that helps. We absolutely love the fact that you are now seeing the TRUTH. It will set you free, HE promises that and we are a living example of that.

    “Always Learning”
    Biblical Truth

  3. Becky

    I find this discussion along with the Easter & Christmas ones interesting. I believe one puts values or meaning into symbols or logos, they do not have intrinsic value. Because there is a star for the cowboys or a wing on the note of a Blues jersey, I can’t wear it? My daughter got down headbands she found boring so she glue gunned flowers on them. Should I make her throw them away because the Druids wore flowers in their hair? Following this thought process you are left with only wearing gray clothing with nothing on it. Gray because all colors mean something in pagan religions.

  4. Biblical Truth Post author

    One has to look at what the symbols meant to whom. We agree that most things do not have intrinsic value but some do. While having a flower in a child’s hair may have come from a pagan society the question is was that exact same flower a symbol of worship to a god and was that symbol now representing our Elohim (God) or do we wear the symbol knowing it was for another pagan god. While crosses don’t mean bad things to 99% of Christians that wear them that doesn’t alleviate the fact it is a symbol of a celebrated pagan god (Tammuz) and it is now used to symbolize our Elohim (God). As far as colors go, they had meaning way before the pagans stole it. Purple is mentioned in the Bible all the time and a symbol of wealth. Joseph had a coat of many colors. So we believe, if you can, avoid wearing or displaying pagan god’s symbols in your home or on your person. We look at it this way. If Yeshua (Jesus) knocked on our door would we have to scramble to take down pagan god’s symbols from our house or would we invite HIM in with a clear conscience. While we would know we have failed HIM countless times, we have at least eliminated the things we knew the Truth behind.

    About the Holiday celebrations. The command is to not celebrate our Elohim (God) in the same way the pagans celebrated their gods. Christmas and Easter celebration were adopted practices of the pagans. They were not commanded and they were incorporated into HIS Feast Days in which now have eliminated HIS Feast Days/Holy Days in almost all of Christianity. Christianity has taken completely pagan celebrations and renamed them for our Elohim (God).

    The other thing to look at is we are supposed to try to grow in Faith and Obedience as we search for the TRUTH. Over time we will eliminate more and more things as we learn more. You already know more than we do about certain symbols. This means we are now learning. This is how it is supposed to work. The more we know the closer we grow to HIM. Technically HE would prefer us to live the exact way HE says not the way society has become.

  5. Biblical Truth Post author

    We don’t wear symbols. We will state though that if something resembles something but does not have a pagan god meaning behind it we don’t see it to be a problem. If the cancer ribbon is exactly the same as the pagan fish symbol we would definitely abstain. If the creator made it to be the same as the fish symbol with a different meaning we would avoid it. If there is no intention, it’s not the same symbol, and we can confirm that we are okay with it

    The main thing to do is study the scriptures from beginning to end and follow HIS commands.

  6. Biblical Truth Post author

    Don’t know why anybody would wear a sideways G but we will take your word on it. We will post a study soon that we have been working on showing pagan symbols incorporated into Christianity and Judaism. The Jewish Star of David is also of pagan origin.

  7. Richard Smith

    I’ll comment on the Easter celebration and God’s Feast Days – most of the time if Passover isn’t too late, then Passover and Easter match up and Passover is Jesus death, Firstfruits is Jesus’ resurrection, and Pentecost is the Acts 2 Baptism of Fire / beginning of the Church. The Fall Feasts should be for Jesus’ return. Then Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets) should be His return to Egypt (Isaiah 19) at the seventh trumpet, Yom Kipper is when Jesus destroys the AntiChrist and declares Himself to be God in the Temple instead of the AntiChrist. A mop-up operation occurs around Jerusalem and then the Bridegroom Supper of the Lamb occurs on the Feast of Tabernacles – this Feast will be celebrated throughout the millennium (see Zechariah 14). My guess is that Jesus was actually born on the Feast of Tabernacles (when people celebrate by living in tents) – Jesus lived in a barn for a bit. So my theory is that nine months prior was December 25, when the Holy Spirit came upon Mary – which in my mind is more important than birth anyway. And for full disclosure, I have kissed the star in the Bethlehem church where Jesus was apparently born. “food for thought!” God bless you!

  8. ServantsofYahuah

    Shalum to you and your Mashpachah! Great Scriptural response to the comment left. In all we say and do let us honor Yahuah our Alahym. As we continue to grow in the Truth, because none of us arrive at the Truth, let us always listen to Yahuah and not man. There’s nothing new under the sun. Man has always tried to justify everything; for our hearts are desperately wicked.

    As Yahuah renews new hearts in us, we must be obedient to learn and follow ALL of His ways in which He instructs (Deuteronomy/HaDabarym 10:12). We continue to study to show ourselves approved and are being taught to rightly divide Yahuah’s Scriptures by His Abary people (Isaiah/Yadhayahu 2:3, Zachariah/Zacharyahu 8:23) as He said would come to be. His Abary people are so called blacks who were sold into slavery-Deuteronomy/HaDabarym 28. The Bible is the corrupted mistranslated version of Yahuah’s word to His Abary people, that is compiled of a whole lot of ripped out of context Scriptures.

    The scribes and other wicked people have used their pens to take away and add to His word, as He warned would happen (Jeremiah/Yaramyahu 8:8). They changed the name of Yahuah & Yahusha, His people’s names, and the names of the lands, etc. in order to cause confusion and keep people from knowing the true identity of the chosen people of the Scriptures.

    Praise Yahuah that He has made a way for the strangers who would also leave the worldly pagan ways behind and instead follow His set apart ways (Numbers/Bamadabar 15:15-16). Because the name Nike and it’s symbol have been used to glorify this pagan deity, we should want no part of it. Shatan continues to use ignorant people to do his wicked works. We are all still very ignorant and will have to remain humble enough to say so and make corrections when new True evidence is revealed or we will be destroyed for lack of knowledge, as Yahuah warned (Hosea/Husha 4:6).

    Praise Yahuah that I came upon your page because one of my Achy’s had a dream last night and was told to get Nike out of his home and life. We continue to seek the Truth, the whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth, not by our own doing, but praise to Yahuah that He is working in us and through us to do so (Ephesians/Aphasym 2:9, John/Yahuchanan 6:37).

    Let us always lean on His understanding and as you spoke about, let us apply the wisdom Yahuah gives us, doing all we can to be obedient to His instructions and coming out of the ways of this pagan world (jeremiah/Yaramyahu 10:2-5). A remnant are not very many; the road and gate are narrow indeed (Matthew/Mathathyahu 13). I like your example of inviting Yahusha into our home and wanting to make sure it is set apart beforehand. Truth is, He is with us always (His Ruach HaKadash) and instructs that we strive to make all areas of our lives set apart. Tudah Rabah for taking the time to share this posting. May Yahuah barak you on your walk. Halaluyahuah!

  9. ServantsofYahuah

    Sorry for taking up so much of your page. This is a topic that we have also been praying about. I hope it can be a barakah to others as we seek to live set apart in Yahuah. I had revently gotten rid of my “Green Apple” yoga pants, as well as my generic ones because of the paganism attached to them and their style. Although I wore them with a shirt covering my shape and for comfort, not to do yoga, the “Green Apple” ones, at least, give esteem to false gods. As for the generic ones, I didn’t want to take any chances; Yahuah isn’t playing around with us. 🙂

    I asked my achy who had a dream last night about being instructed to get rid of any pagan Nike stuff and told him about this article. I asked him, “What are we to do about all of the other pagan symbols, etc.? Seems like most businesses, products, etc. all have pagan origins or connections. I came upon After I read your message. It is interesting that the person in the article is saying that the actual Swoosh symbol was never pagan, just the name. Excuses, Justification, Truth?? Tudah Rabah! Praise Yahuah!What is the difference between wickedness and demonic influence (idolatry)?”

    This was his response..
    “Here is an example – only an example: I do not know whether or not these individuals live for Yahuah.

    Levi Strauss & Jacob Davis teamed up to bring about Levi Jeans. “IF” they did not serve Yahuah then they would be considered “Wicked.”

    Phil Knight, took his brand (Nike), from a Greek goddess (demonic influence – idolatry), which in turned has others serving a false god.

    I hope this gives you some enlightenment.”

    My response..
    “Tudah Rabah! Great examples and a great teaching on Yahuah’s instructions to get all of the leaven out of our lives, as He reveals more Truth to us. We can’t walk blindly in any areas of our lives anymore. Study to show ourselves approved so we are not destroyed by our lack of knowledge. Praise Yahuah The Most High! Halal U Yahuah! Shalum Achy.”

    Shalum!

  10. Crystal

    So funny I came across this thread googling the biblical meaning for Nike and Strong’s concordance says it means victory I have been having several prominent dreams focusing on Nike sneakers and I believe God is telling me victory is on its way. Sometimes God Himself uses things we can relate to to understand something He is trying to tell us.

  11. Daniel6.23

    I’m glad I came across this site and page for sure because Father YAH/GOD has been talking to me and I’m recently in this battle with clothing, especially of me owning Nike gear and I do want to get rid of it and replace them. I mean this scriptures do come into mind such as “Romans 14:22-23 KJV Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.” and “1 Corinthians 8:3-7 KJV But if any man love God, the same is known of him. As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one. For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.” So then by grace of Yah/God through Holy Spirit I need strong faith and not be superstitious such as people were in acts plus in general this society as Babylon practices, and for all we know every fast food chain could be doing enchantments upon food before giving out to public but these society dats are on pagan Sodom and Gomorrah days such as endorsement of lqbqt amongst companies. Father YAH/God will come to judge very soon, as for me glory and praise be to Yah/God for this moment of revelation to reveal to me even as now while typing about my battle, it’s me being weak in faith but now I’ve gotten strength to realize that I don’t have to support these companies as in at heart endorsing them but if I do let me not make it bold vain approach draw attention apparel for Father YAH/God say “Joel 2:12-13 KJV Therefore also now, saith the Lord , turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.“

  12. Mike

    Let’s not forget starting in matthew 12:1, Jesus was ‘working on the Sabbath’ and what he said to his diciples. Do you really think Jesus would even been looking at your shoes if he came to visit? Jesus knows what’s in your heart. Let’s not be like the Pharisees that Jesus rebuked for following the letter of the law but forgetting the spirit of the law.

  13. Norma C Jacobs-Nicholson

    Satan decieved us to make Satanic symbols innocent, but the symbols are dangerous.
    Poison dropped into drinking water would not be ingested by people who were informed by the dangers, long term or short term. That poison brings eventual death. Just as Adam and Eve were decieved and tricked to rebel against God. Biting into an apple is innocent, but when God says do not eat of the tree of Good and evil is a commandment and that commandment is for a reason. Since God created us, He knows what is Good for His created beings. What Good comes out His image and that image we are. God is Spirit.

  14. Lisa wright

    Is there any satanic ties to wearing things from the brand coach? Is wearing clothing with logos on them considered idolatry? Also as a Christian is it evil if I have worn second hand fur on boots or coats?

  15. Clothing

    Hello I have a question, I have two hoodies with the small word Nike on the chest, if I cover up or cut it out (not sure which would be better) and cover it up with a Christian patch, would that be ok? I figure then they would be plain hoodies. Thanks

  16. Biblical Truth Post author

    We personally don’t wear the name but to each their own. Most “Christian” patches/symbols are pagan just FYI.

  17. Biblical Truth Post author

    Thanks for commenting and checking out our site. FYI….Apple isn’t mentioned in Scripture.

  18. Biblical Truth Post author

    Well… We don’t know. We try to keep are hearts pure and with that our obedience pure.

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