Santa Claus is Satan
Let's look at the evidence according to scriptural and dictionary definitions.
Santa Claus comes from the Dutch "Sinterklass" (St. Nicholas). An historical figure, he served as bishop of Myra in Asia Minor in the A.D. 300's and was famous for his generosity. As so often happens, the goodness of a man became an excuse to create a legend which usurps and rivals God Himself. The attributes of God have been ascribed to Santa!
First, let's examine some dictionary definitions...
Santa Claus fulfills the Dictionary Definition of a god
Like many of us, when I was a child, I was told that Santa Claus was "All Powerful" (He makes millions of toys and delivers them in one night). He defies the laws of nature by flying and jumping down narrow chimneys. With Santa all things are possible. He is by definition, Omnipotent. "...having unlimited power or authority; all powerful-the Omnipotent God." (Webster's New World Dictionary)
I was told that Good Ol' Saint Nick knows all things (At least he knows when every boy and girl is bad or good or how they behave throughout the year). He is by definition, Omniscient. "having infinite knowledge; knowing all things - the Omniscient God." (Webster's New World Dictionary)
In addition, I was reminded every year that Santa was "present in all places at the same time" or by definition, Omnipresent. (At least this was the explanation offered by my parents when we saw Santa at dozens of shopping centers either personally or on television during X-MAS season.
Note: All of these terms (per dictionary definition) are in relation to the attributes of a deity or God.
Don't we innocently apply these attributes to Santa Claus? (Remember that Santa knows all things, can be at every house in one night and defies the laws of nature in the process)!
Of course we do! Lucifer says :
"...I will be like the most high" (Is. 14:12-14).
It has always been Satan's desire to covet the worship and honour which is Yahweh-God's alone. This deepest need of Satan's comes across most clearly in his temptation of Yah'shua (Jesus) in the desert, recorded in Matthew Chapter 4.
It is no mere accident that the final "carrot" Satan dangled before the Lord Yah'shua (Jesus) came with the condition that Yah'shua (Jesus) bow down and worship him (Matthew 4:9).
Yah'shua's (Jesus') fitting rebuke was that only Yahweh (God) is worthy of our worship (Matthew 4:10). Having been foiled, Satan obviously has had to resort to other means of stealing the glory due to God alone. Take a closer look at Santa Claus, and decide for yourself if he be Saint, Sinner or Something More.
Question: Doesn't it make sense that Lucifer or Satan would try to hide behind a character (Santa Claus) who is readily given the Godly characteristics of Omnipotence, Omniscience and Omnipresence, by millions of parents and children worldwide?
Remember that Satan is crafty and disquises himself as an angel of light
"...for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light" (2 Cor.11:14)
In other words, Lucifer will often hide behind things that appear very good, noble and seemingly innocent. This angel of light, the bringer of good cheer, has a striking parallel in Scripture,
"Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light" (NIV).
"Masquerade" is indeed an appropriate word, for what else is Santa if not a large scale masquerade? And how else does he masquerade, but as an "angel of light", a typecast "good guy"?
At the very least, can't it be said that this Santa Claus is some sort of a 'Strange God'? I mean he has been assigned all the attributes of a God. Remember, "All Powerful" (makes and delivers billions of toys in one night). In addition, he "knows all things" (whether you have been bad or good).
Now... What does the Bible say about "Strange Gods" ?
"...Put away the strange gods that are among you..." (Genesis 35:2)
"Thou shalt have no other gods before me" (Exodus 20:3)
"...then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you..." (1 Samuel 7:3)
Question: How does Satan or Lucifer actually imitate our Master Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) (viâ Santa Claus) according to scripture?
Read On. (You may be a little surprised):
Santa Lives at the North Pole
Notice where our Elohim (God) is located.
"Great is Yahweh, and greatly to be praised ... the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of our great King" (Psalm 48).
"Then he brought me to the door of the gate of Yahweh's house which was toward the north..." (Ezekiel 8:14)
According to these passages, can you deny that Yahweh's house is toward the north? Remember, Santa's house is there also!
Aren't children either asked or told by Santa to obey their parents?
Notice that the bible tells children to obey in the Lord, not for Santa's sake.
"Children, obey your parents in Yahweh..." (Eph.6:1)
"Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto Yahweh." (Col.3:20).
Yet we have told our children that it is well pleasing to Santa Claus if they obey him. Notice that scripture says it is well pleasing to the "Yahweh" not Santa! Parents have unwittingly replaced the biblical Master (Lord) with unholy Santa.
Santa Calls all Children to His Knee
Yah'shua (Jesus) rebuked His disciples and said:
"But Yah'shua (Jesus) called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not..." (Lk.18:16).
Santa imitates Yah'shua (Jesus) in this fashion.
What Color Hair Does Santa Have?
"I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days (Yahweh) did sit...and the hair of his head like the pure wool..." (Daniel 7:9)
This verse speaks of the "Ancient of days" and his hair like pure wool. God the Father (Yahweh) is called the Ancient of days (Daniel 7:13, 22) and is described as having "white hair" (pure wool).
"His (Yah'shua's/Jesus') head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow..." (Rev. 1:14) (This verse speaks of the Son of man). Remember that Santa Claus has "white hair" also.
My point is this: God the Father is described (symbolically) as having white hair (white like pure wool) and Santa just so happens to have white hair also... Coincidence?
Santa Gives Gifts at X-MAS Time
Every good and perfect gift comes from Santa? (He imitates God the Father here also).
Notice that the Lord Yah'shua (Jesus) is the giver of good gifts:
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of light..." (James 1:17)
Yah'shua (Jesus) gives gifts to us not Santa Claus!
Santa Claus sees whether you have been bad or good. Notice that this is what our God does for us:
"And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear" (1 Peter 1:17).
God the Father, "judgeth according to every man's work..." (not Santa)!
"The eyes of Yahweh are in every place, beholding the evil and the good" (Proverbs 15:3). (Yet many tell their children that Santa Claus knows whether you have been good or bad-as the song goes).
Santa sits on a throne at the Mall
Our Lord sits on a throne in heaven:
"Yahweh is in his holy temple, Yahweh's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold..." (Psalms 11:4).
"But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne" (Mt. 5:34).
Lies to Children are Promoted at X-MAS
Santa, though is a known, promoted lie which has caused many a child to question the validity of Christ.
"But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck..." (Mt. 18:6).
Satan is the "father of lies" (John 8:44) Do these lies promote covetousness to innocent children? No Doubt! What is the mindset of kids at Christmas?
Answer: I WANT, I WANT, I WANT...!
Covetousness is Idolatry!
"Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection...and covetousness, which is idolatry." (Col. 3:5).
"For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater..." (Eph. 5:3). Can you deny it? Covetousness = idolatry.
This seed is planted early on the minds of so many innocent children. This evil mindset of covetousness which inspires our modern materialistic outlook of "keeping up with the Jones". Oh but Yah'shua (Jesus) speaks so clearly:
"...Take heed, and beware of covetousness; for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth." (Luke 12:15)
Interestingly enough, but not surprisingly at all, love of money and love of Yahweh are considered mutually exclusive (Matthew 6:24).
And finally, when the child reaches mid grammar school they discover their parents have been lying to them (while telling their children not to lie!). There is no person named Santa Claus, the parents explain after years of lying. He is a myth, they laugh. Of course, when the child is told about the Son of God Who really does know their every thought and deed and to Whom they one day will give an account, do they readily believe their parents about this One? NO, of course they will not readily do so. (See Psalms 106:24-40) I speak from experience!
Santa Wears a Red Suit
Where does this come from?
Notice that Yahweh is represented as coming from Bozrah wearing blood-sprinkled garments, hence his own blood on resurrection day.
"Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel,and thy garments..." (Isaiah 63:2).
Isnt' Satan called the "GREAT RED DRAGON" in (Rev. 12:3)?
Bells Associated with Santa
Where does this come from?
It would seem then, that Lucifer was not only Chief Musician in heaven (Ez. 28:13). He WAS AN INSTRUMENT himself! At any rate, he certainly was associated with music, and with bells. One wonders if Santa's use of ever jingling bells is indeed a coincidence.
Now, why is it that "Santa" must necessarily travel by night? Who is the Prince of Darkness? (Contrast this with The Light of the World). And why does he fly about in the sky? Recall the Prince of the Powers of the Air (Ephesians 2:2).
As for entering furtively through the chimney or the back door, consider Yah'shua's (Jesus') words:
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber" . Santa robs innocent children of the truth... (John 10:1).
Yah'shua (Jesus) Himself always stands at the door and knocks! (Revelation 3:20).
Who is this strange God? Read (Deuteronomy 32:16-17)
"They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger. They sacrificed unto devils, not to God...and hast forgotten God that formed thee." (v.18)
Their "strange gods" = devils or Satan
Yes! Satan said "I will be like the most high" and he has certainly fulfilled that promise via the parents into children's minds worldwide.
Santa is worshipped. Yes, children worldwide seek to please Santa so that when he appears, they won't be ashamed.
Aren't children told that the hour of Santa's coming is unknown?
What does the bible say about the hour of the Lord's coming?
"Be ye therefore ready also; for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not" (Lk.12:40)
"Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is." (Mk.13:33)
Yes, Santa Claus is coming to town. You know not the time or the hour or time of the night, only that he is faithful. What a blessed hope for countless boys and girls. The glorious appearing of Santa god.
"Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils." (Ps.106:37)
"Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues" (Revelation 18:4).
Santa's Ho-Ho-Ho equals 666
You've all heard the old story how if you re-arrange the letters in Santa, it spells Satan.
If you scramble the letters of the name "Santa", you get "Satan" (Lucifer himself).
Well, Everytime Santa says Ho-Ho-Ho, he is saying 666.
How can a person know this? Each word "HO" has 6 letters and spaces between the H and the O
You get...H i j k l m n O
If you write down the number of letters and spaces between each H and O, they add up to 6.
HO-HO-HO equals 6 6 6
SATAN is SANTA (Ho-Ho-Ho...)
Did you know that another name for Satan is "Old Nick"? That's Right! Unbelievable?
Check out these references. Old Nick: "A well-known British name of the Devil. It seems probable that this name is derived from the Dutch Nikken, the devil..." (Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, p.650)
"Besides the name Satan, he is also called Beelzebub, Lucifer...and in popular or rustic speech by many familiar terms as Old Nick, Old Clootie, Old Teaser..." (Oxford English Dictionary, Vol III D-E)
So everytime we refer to good Ole Saint Nick, we are actually referring to Satan!!!
And not to be outdone, the Catholic church made him a Saint!
Comments from Readers
 "You know, I haven't even finished this article but had to stop to comment. "Put away the strange gods from among you." That slapped me in the face. I'm worse than a Philistine or Moabite ever thought about because I've had the truth preached to me along with the traditions of a strange god. And I never even thought it odd or that it is actually idol worship! I'm ignorant of the Ashtoreth poles in the Old Testament and never actually offered a sacrifice on a high place but I've been indoctrinated with Santa as long as I can remember. Wow. And I married Santa Claus. Just wow. Your ministry is definitely an "awakening" type ministry. Whew. I bet you get a lot of hostility over this one. God's cleaning house. Truly He must be coming soon" (PW, USA, 16 November 2014)
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