The Truth about Santa Claus
Posted by commendatori on October 8, 2009
Also see: Saturnalia
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“And God spake all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.” Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (Exodus 20:1-3 AV)
God takes it seriously when people worship other gods. A recurring theme throughout the Bible is God’s punishment of Israel for turning away from the Lord to serve other gods.
For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and whom he had not given unto them: And the anger of the LORD was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book: And the LORD rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day. (Deuteronomy 29:26-28 AV)
Who or what are these other gods? They are, in fact, devils. “They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.” (Deuteronomy 32:17 AV)
There is a particular manifestation of the devil which has been almost universally admired. Now, most people do not understand that this being whom they admire and promote is nothing but an attempt by Satan to turn the heart’s of men away from the most high God and toward another god, who is no god all, but is in fact Satan.
This false god, of whom I am referring is none other than Santa Claus. That is right, the jolly old elf is the devil. Allow me to prove the point. It is acknowledged that Santa Claus is in fact an elf. What is an elf? According to Noah Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language an elf is “a spirit, the night – mar; a ghost, hag or witch. . . . A wondering spirit; a fairy; a hobgoblin.
. . . An evil spirit; a devil.” Conclusion: the beloved Santa Claus is a devil.
By what other name is Santa Claus known? He is called St. Nick. Roman Catholic tradition teaches that Santa Claus is actually based upon a Roman Catholic Bishop named Nicholas. Therefore, one could reasonably conclude that Nick is simply an abbreviated form of Nicholas.
However, many names and terms in the occult and witchcraft have doubled meanings. A trip to the dictionary informs us that Nick is defined as an evil spirit. In fact, the term “Old Nick” in northern mythology actually means “the evil one.” Is it just a coincidence that Santa Claus is called “Old St. Nick?” No it is not. According to Unitarian Minister Rel Davis, who by the way considers Christians bigots and is quite proud of the pagan origins of Santa Claus, had this to say:
In fact, Nicholas was nothing but the ancient Roman God Poseidon in new guise. Poseidon was the god of the sea, possessor of a magic cauldron and capable of calming the sea with his voice. The Teutonic equivalent was called Hold Nickar, king of the nixies. A nixy was a sea nymph, like a mermaid or water fairy. He was the Danish sea-god. The English called him Old Nick and when the Europeans brought their “St. Nicholas” to England, they instantly recognized him as their own. . . .
Today, we think of Old Nick as synonymous with the devil, the Christian anti-Christ. Old Nick is a bad guy. His alter ego, St. Nick, however, is a good guy. Let’s get back to Santa Claus, or Sinter Klaus, the real hero of Christmas. Christian scholars claim that the Dutch “Sinter Klaus” was really Saint Nicholas, and that “Sinter” is Dutch for “saint.” Well, don’t you believe it. The best evidence is that the term was originally “Klaus of the cinders,” that is, the man from the chimney. This explains the color of his clothing (red and white, the color of fire.) The Dutch really weren’t so stupid as to confuse December 5 (St. Nicholas’ day) with December 25 (Yule). Santa Claus never was St. Nicholas. So who was he? Let me quote from a nineteenth century book on nordic mythology, H.A. Grueber’s Myths of Northern Lands, published in 1895. He wrote: Thor was the god of the peasants and the common people. He was represented as an elderly may, jovial and friendly, of heavy build, with a long white beard. His element was the fire, his color red. The rumble and roar of thunder were said to be caused by the rolling of his chariot, for he alone among the gods never rode on horseback but drove in a chariot drawn by two white goats (called Cracker and Gnasher). He was fighting the giants of ice and snow, and thus became the Yule-god. He was said to live in the “Northland” where he had his palace among icebergs. By our pagan forefathers he was considered as the cheerful and friendly god, never harming the humans but rather helping and protecting them. The fireplace in every home was especially sacred to him, and he was said to come down through the chimney into his element, the fire. Every Yule, the good god Thor would visit every home with an altar to him (i.e., every home with a fireplace!) and bring gifts to children, who would put out their sabots (wooden shoes) the night before. Good children would receive gifts of fruit, candy and pieces of coal to burn in the fireplace.151
There you have it, straight from a pagan minister, who is against Christ. Rel Davis is perfectly willing to admit and is proud of the fact that Santa Claus is truly a pagan god, which makes Santa Claus nothing but a devil in disguise. By the way Rel Davis, is the National Executive Secretary of the National Keep Christ Out of X-mas Committee, which he describes in his web site as “A National Committee to Counter the Bigots Who Want To Sow Discord Among Peoples –
Since 1984!” He is another of the deluded souls who has confused Catholicism, in all its manifestations, with true Christianity. While Davis admits he is against Christ and Christians, he is actually helping Christians by revealing the true devilish origins of X-mas and Santa Claus.
Now, the devil desires to be have the power of and be worshiped as the most High God. “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” (Isaiah 14:14 AV) Satan never will be like the most high God, however, he will attempt to masquerade as God. He can even transform himself into an angel of light. 2 Corinthians 11:14. Satan has blasphemously given Santa the attributes of God. For example:
- God is omniscient (all knowing). “Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.” (Psalms 147:5 AV) “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.” Proverbs 15:3. See also, Psalms 33:13-14.
- Santa Claus is acclaimed to also have the ability to see you when you are good or bad, “so be good for goodness sake.” The children know that they have not really been good, yet they receive gifts anyway. They conclude that Santa Claus is not very good at watching them. Later when they are told that Jesus can see them at all times, they will remember that they were told the same thing about Santa Claus and they will know that he couldn’t really see them, otherwise they would not have received their X-mas gifts. So maybe Jesus can’t really see them either.
- The Lord God is omnipotent (all powerful). “Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:” (Jeremiah 32:17 AV) “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” (Luke 1:37 AV) See also, Revelation 19:6; Hebrews 4:13; 1 John 3:20 ; Job 42:2.
- Santa Claus is able to deliver toys to everyone in the world in one night.
- God is omnipresent (everywhere at the same time). “Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.” Jeremiah 23:24. See also, Psalms 139:7-12; John 3:13.
- Santa Claus sees you when you are awake or asleep.
- God is eternal, he always was and always will be. Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 90:2, 93:2, 145:13; Isaiah 24:5.
- Santa Claus lives forever
- God judges you according to your works, whether they be good or bad. 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelations 20:12; Matthew 25:31-46.
- Santa Claus judges you according to whether you have been good or bad
- God’s hair and head are white like wool, as white as snow. Revelation 1:14; Daniel 7:9.
- Santa Clause has white hair.
- No one knows when Jesus will come. Mark 13:32-37; Luke 12:40; Matthew 24:44.
- No one knows the hour of Santa Claus’ arrival.
- God’s great city, Zion, is in the north. Psalms 48:2. God comes out of the north on a throne in a whirlwind. Ezekiel 1:4-28. Apparently, the north is a prophetic reference to heaven.
- Santa Claus lives at the north pole and rides out of the north on a flying sleigh, he also sits on a throne. The bible tells us that Lucifer desires to be as God, with his throne in the sides of the north. “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” (Isaiah 14:12-14 AV)
- “Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the LORD.” Zechariah 2:6.
- Santa Claus says: “Ho, ho, ho . . .”
- Jesus was called a carpenter. Mark 6:3.
- Santa Claus has a carpenter shop at the north pole where he and his elves build toys.
- Every good and perfect gift comes from God. James 1:17; Matthew 7:11.
- Children are told that all X-mas gifts come from Santa Claus. They, of course find out later, that is not true. In fact, as adults they will realize that the cards and gifts that they give and receive on X-mas are not truly gifts at all, but are rather obligations. Think about it, people trudge to the malls walking aimlessly, looking for items because they “have to get gifts for . . .” Many times what people receive on X-mas they neither need nor want. When the children grow up and find out that Santa really did not give them the gifts on X-mas, they will now doubt it when they are told that God is the source of every good and perfect gift, thinking it is just another fairy tale.
- God came to earth and was born a child, who is Jesus Christ. Matthew 1:23; Isaiah 9:6; 1 Timothy 3:16.
- Santa Claus is called “Kris Kringle,” which means “Christ Child.”
- People brought their children to Jesus. Luke 18:15-17
- People bring their children to Santa Claus.
- One must believe in Jesus. John 14:1; Galatians 3:26.
- One must believe in Santa Claus. Children, however, don’t really even have to believe in Santa Claus, they can just pretend to believe and that will be good enough to get the gifts. When they become older, they remember that when they played along with the Santa Clause charade they received gifts. So why not just play along with the Jesus charade and pretend to believe in Jesus. Maybe that will be good enough for eternal life. The carnal churches today are full of people who only pretend to believe in Jesus and who are perpetuating that syndrome in their own children by lying to them about Santa Claus.
- If one believes in Jesus one receives the Spirit of Christ. “That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” (Galatians 3:14 AV) “And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.” (Acts 13:52 AV)
- If people believe in Santa Claus they are filled with the spirit of X-mas.
- Having received the Spirit of Christ, one is filled with joy and spreads the gospel of Christ. “And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:” (1 Thessalonians 1:6 AV) Unlike X-mas, the joy of the Lord is not meat and drink, but joy in the Holy Ghost. “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” (Romans 14:17 AV) “And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.” (Acts 4:31 AV)
- Being filled with the spirit of X-mas, people engage in drinking and reveling and spreading X-mas cheer.
- If one believes in Jesus, one will be justified, the righteousness of God will then be imputed to him, and he will receive the gift of eternal life. “And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.” (James 2:23 AV) “Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.” (Romans 4:9 AV) “Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.” (Romans 3:28 AV) “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” (Romans 4:5 AV) “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23 AV)
- If one believes in Santa Claus, one receives gifts. Children are told that they must be good, in order to get the gifts. The children know that in fact they have not been good, however, they nonetheless receive gifts. It is as though they have had righteousness imputed to them. But there has been no regeneration of the heart to desire to be righteous. The lesson the children learn is that they do not really have to be good at all, they will get gifts regardless of their conduct. A regenerated Christian does good works out of obedience and joy for what God has done for him. However, there is no desire to do good for the unregenerated children. The children simply covet the gifts Santa Claus has to give, and when they get the gifts that they have demanded, even though they know they have been bad, they will conclude that there are no consequences for their sins.
Santa clause comes down the chimney and lays the presents under an X-mas tree. It was the Catholics, Lutherans, and Episcopalians who settled in the south who popularized the pagan practices of X-mas. Some claim that the first X-mas tree was introduced in the U.S. in 1847 in Wooster City, Ohio, by a German immigrant, August Imgard. Others claim that the X-mas tree was introduced in Virginia in 1842 by Charles Minnigerode, a German classics professor at the College of William and Mary.154 In any case, trees have been used as pagan symbols and idols since ancient Babylon. The Druids considered the oak tree sacred; the Egyptians considered the palm tree sacred; and in Rome, it was the fir tree, which was decorated with red berries during the winter festival, Saturnalia. The Scandinavians considered the fir tree as sacred to their god Odin. Odin was believed to bestow special gifts at Yuletide to those who honored him by approaching his sacred fir tree.
What does God think of the X-mas tree?
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. 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. (Jeremiah 10:2-4 AV)
The Lord commands us not to do it! If one thinks that X-mas is just fun and games, think again. The early American Christians that settled in the northeast understood the pagan origins of X-mas and refused to celebrate the holiday. In fact, the Mayflower Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth in December 1620, were determined to banish X-mas from the public calendar. Within a year, they had instead set aside a day for giving thanks to the Lord for all their blessings and celebrated it
sporadically throughout the following decades. But the early Christian pilgrims pointedly ignored X-mas. Puritan leader Cotton Mather condemned the “long eating, hard drinking, lewd gaming, rude revelling” that accompanied the X-mas holiday. He noted that such actions “have more of hell than heaven” in them. By 1659, the General Court of Massachusetts enacted a law to punish citizens “found observing, by forbearing from labor, feasting, or any other way, any days such as Christmas [Day],” under penalty of fine, imprisonment or whipping. Since that time, however, X-mas has spread and become the most popular holiday in the United States and the world. I offer you God’s opinion of heathen practices, such as the celebration of X-mas, and the judgement which most certainly will befall those nations that provoke the God of heaven to jealousy. See Judges 2:10-15; 10:6-7.
They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger. They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not. Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee. And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters. And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith. They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation. For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains. I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them. They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust. The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs. I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men: (Deuteronomy 32:16-26 AV)
Some may say: “but there is no such thing as Santa Claus, therefore, he is not any competition for Jesus.” What do you think it does to the credibility of parents when they lie to there children for years by telling them that Santa Claus is real? The children will eventually learn the truth. Any admonition or instruction given to the child after they find out the truth about Santa will be viewed through the prism of the realization that their parents have lied to them for years. The credibility of the parents has been irreparably damaged. Later, when the parents or someone else tries to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the children, those children chosen for destruction will conclude that Jesus is just another fairy tale, like Santa Claus. Santa Claus is another weapon in Satan’s arsenal against the gospel of Jesus Christ. “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” (2 Corinthians 4:3-4 AV)
This article is an extract from: Antichrist Conspiracy Inside the Devil’s Lair