From: Cutting Edge
Jesus Christ vs Santa Claus: Santa truly has been created to be a counterfeit Jesus to the Secular World!
When we carefully compare the myth of Santa Claus versus the real Biblical story of Jesus Christ, we are presented with the shocking truth that Santa has been thoroughly created to replace Jesus Christ in too many people’s lives. …
Santa equals Satan.
Now, please allow me to introduce to you another translocation of the word, Satan.
Santa. As in Santa Claus.
Before you react negatively too quickly, please take the time to read this comparison between the Biblical teachings about Jesus Christ and the mythical teachings of Santa Claus. Many, many Christian pastors have lamented the fact that Santa Claus has replaced Jesus Christ in the hearts and minds of too many children and adults in America today. When you read this comparison, you will understand that this replacement in the hearts and minds of Americans is not by accident. You will be able to see Satan, the Master Marionette, pulling the strings above the world, leading adults and children alike away from Jesus Christ and toward Santa Claus, who is the epitome’ of the love of the world and everything that is in it.
|JESUS CHRIST: OUR LORD AND SAVIOR ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE||SANTA CLAUS: THE COUNTERFEIT ACCORDING TO MYTH OF MEN|
|1. Has white hair like wool (Rev 1:14)||1. Has white hair like wool|
|2. Has a beard (Isaiah 50:6)||2. Has a beard|
|3. Comes in red apparel Isaiah (63:1-2)||3. Comes in red apparel|
|4. Hour of His coming is a mystery(Luke 12:40; Mark 13:33)||4. Hour of his coming is a mystery|
|5. Comes from the North where He lives (Ezekiel 1:4; Psalm 48:2)||5. Comes from the North where he lives: North Pole|
|6. Is a carpenter (Mark 6:3)||6. Is a toy carpenter|
|7. Comes as a thief in the night(Matthew 24:43-44)||7. Comes as a thief in the night. Even gains entrance to homes as a thief.|
|8. Omnipotent — all powerful (Rev 19:6)||8. Omnipotent — can deliver all the toys of the world in one night|
|9. Omniscient — knows all (Hebrews 4:13; 1 John 3:20)||9. Omniscient — knows if every single child has been good or bad, for the entire year|
|10. Omnipresent (Psalm 139:7-10; Ephesians 4:6; John 3:13)||10. Omnipresent — sees when you wake or sleep. Has to be everywhere at once to be able to deliver all the toys in one short night.|
|11. Ageless, eternal (Rev 1:8; 21:6)||11. Lives forever|
|12. Lives in men (1 Cor 3:16; 2 Cor 6:16-17)||12. Lives in the hearts of children|
|13. Giver of Gifts (Ephesians 4:8)||13. Giver of Gifts|
|14. Absolute Truth (John 14:6)||14. Absolute Fable – (1 Tim 1:4; 4:7;2 Tim 4:4)|
|15. Sits on a throne (Rev 5:1; Heb 1:8)||15. Sits on a throne|
|16. We are told to boldly go to the throne of Grace for our needs (Heb 4:16)||16. Children are bidden to approach his throne to ask for anything they want|
|17. Commands children to obey parents||17. Tells children to obey parents|
|18. Wants little children to come to Him (Mark 10:14)||18. Bids children to come unto him|
|19. Judges (Rom 14:10; Rev 20:2)||19. Judges whether you were good or bad|
|20. Everlasting Father (Isa 9:6; Heb 12:2)||20. Father Christmas|
|21. Christ Child (Matt 1:23; Luke 2:11-12)||21. Kris Kringle (means christ child)|
|22. Worthy of Prayers and Worship (Rev 5:14 Hebrews 1:6)||22. Prayers and worship to “St. Nick” by children|
|23. Lord of Hosts (Mal 3:5; Isa 8:13; Psalms 24:10)||23. Lord over a host of elves – (In Druidic religion, elves are demons or tree spirits)|
|24. God says, “Ho, ho … (Zechariah 2:6)||24. Santa says, “Ho, ho, ho …”|
|25. Prince of Peace, the Image of God (Isa 9:6;Hebrews 1:3)||25. Symbol of World Peace, the image of the Christmas Season|
Note: This comparison taken from “The GOOD NEWSletter”, by Former Catholics For Christ, Oct/Nov/Dec, 1997.
Clearly, you can see that someone deliberately created a Secular counterfeit to Jesus Christ, matching the many attributes of Jesus Christ with Santa Claus! There are too many direct matches for this creation of Santa Claus to have been an accident, or coincidental. We are told in Job 1:6-7 that Satan walks up and down on the Earth, as if it were a small garden plot completely under his domination. Satan can be thought of as a Master Marionette, pulling the strings on Earth. Certainly, in these Last Days, Satan would have wanted someone else to draw the attention, admiration, and love of the children away from Jesus Christ. But, not only that, Satan would have wanted to infect children early with that most devastating of spiritual diseases, the love of material things, and the love of oneself that goes with trying to get as many presents as possible!
The creation and promotion of Santa Claus certainly fulfills all these goals.
Remember that one of Jesus’ End Times prophecy was that the hearts of the people would have become extremely cold to Him. “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” (Matthew 24:12)
Certainly, children are told to come to the wrong source for their gifts, they are encouraged to right behavior throughout the year for the wrong reasons, and they are taught to love material things rather than, and more than, God. This brings to thought another End Times Scripture. “But understand this, that in the last days will come perilous times of great stress and trouble, hard to deal with and hard to bear. For people will be lovers of self and utterly self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate greedy desire for wealth … They will be lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements, more than and rather than, lovers of God.” (2 Timothy 4:1, 2, 4; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Commentary).
Doesn’t this prophecy perfectly describe our society today? Children are being taught, at a very early age, to love material possessions, to try to get as many presents as possible, and to love themselves greatly, all as a result in believing this pagan myth of Santa Claus.
We encourage you to take this information with the love in which it was given. You certainly should not teach your children of the myth of Santa Claus, and you should teach them that Jesus Christ is the Reason for the Season. While there is no harm in exchanging gifts, you certainly should teach your children that it is better to give than to receive. And, you should definitely teach them that Jesus gave the greatest gift of all history, the Gift of Eternal Life!
But, I have an even more serious objection to Christian parents teaching their children that Santa Claus is real. You see, young children tend to believe nearly everything that their parents teach. Parents say to their young, impressionable children, “Jesus is real; you just can’t see Him”. And, the same parents say to the same children, “Santa is real; you just cannot see him”.
Young children believe both statements are true. But, when the time comes in their lives when they are old enough to realize that Santa is NOT real, they feel betrayed by their parents and a very powerful doubt seeps into their soul, wondering if they can continue to believe in Jesus, even though you cannot see Him. after all, Mom and Dad lied about [Santa], so how can they trust them now.
When parents lie to their children about Santa Claus, they are setting the stage for their children to doubt the reality of Jesus.
Once you understand the deliberate way in which the myth of Santa Claus was created to be a direct counterfeit of Jesus Christ, you can see that children can be easily led spiritually astray by believing in, and participating in, this story. Keep them focused on Jesus Christ.
This information is just one more instance showing us that we are living in the Last Days of deceit and coldness of heart. Together with the numerous other signs of the End of the Age, this love of the Pagan (Druidic) Santa Claus is just one more clear sign of the end.