Customs and Traditions
The Simple Truth Behind SANTA CLAUS!
For millenia this world has been teaching their children the existence of a "mythical" figure known as the person of Santa Claus. A jolly old fat guy who rides around in a sleigh during the pagan custom of Christmas delivering gifts and presents to kids all over the world. But do you know who he REALLY is? The "eye-opening" answer in the following article will astound you!
Just WHO IS THIS SANTA CLAUS?
Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle or simply "Santa", is a legendary figure who, in many Western cultures, brings gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve, December 24 or on his Feast Day, December 6 (Saint Nicholas Day). This legend may have part of its basis according to the tales passed down by the Catholic Church concerning the historical figure of the so called: "gift giver" bishop Saint Nicholas. A nearly identical story is attributed by Greek and Byzantine folklore to Basil of Caesarea. Basil's feast day on January 1 is considered the time of exchanging gifts in Greece.
While Saint Nicholas was originally portrayed wearing bishop's robes, today Santa Claus is generally depicted as a plump, jolly, white-bearded man wearing a red coat with white collar and cuffs, white-cuffed red trousers, and black leather belt and boots. This image became popular in the United States and Canada in the 19th century due to the significant influence of caricaturist and political cartoonist Thomas Nast. This image has been maintained and reinforced through song, radio, television, and films. In the United Kingdom and Europe, his depiction is often identical to the American Santa, but he is commonly called Father Christmas. Did you know that St. Nick as he is called is also the patron saint of "prostitutes" according to the Catholic Church and no wonder the Roman Church is depicted in the Book of Revelation in your Bible as the "Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth". This cult of St. Nicholas known in our modern times simply as "Xmas" is a practice so abhorred by Jesus Christ who according to Catholics is supposed to be the "reason for the season" (another Satanic lie) which they place as "bumpersitckers" in their cars. Jesus spoke about this practice of following the traditions of St. Nick in Revelation 2:15 He says He hates the doctrine of the Nicolaitians (the followers of St. Nick and Xmas) as shocking as that may sound!
"One legend associated with Santa says that he lives in the far north, in a land of perpetual snow. The American version of Santa Claus says that he lives at his house on the North Pole, while Father Christmas is often said to reside in the mountains of Korvatunturi in Lapland Province, Finland. Santa Claus lives with his wife Mrs. Claus, a countless number of magical elves, and eight or nine flying reindeer. Another legend of Santa says that he makes a list of children throughout the world, categorizing them according to their behavior ("naughty" or "nice") and that he delivers presents, including toys, candy, and other gifts to all of the good boys and girls in the world, and sometimes coal to the naughty children, on the single night of Christmas Eve. He accomplishes this feat with the aid of the elves who make the toys in the workshop and the reindeer who pull his sleigh."(Wikipedia.com)
According to various sources: there has long been in the world of "traditional Christianity" some opposition and controversy regarding the teaching children to believe in Santa Claus. Some Christians say the Santa tradition detracts from the religious origins and purpose of Christmas. Other critics feel that Santa Claus is an elaborate lie, and that it is unethical for parents to teach their children to believe in his existence. Still others oppose Santa Claus as a symbol of the commercialization of the Christmas holiday, or as an intrusion upon their own national traditions. Others point out that the Claus tradition is a good example of how children can learn that they may be deliberately misled by their elders; this will help teach them to be cautious about accepting any other superstition or unsubstantiated belief.
BUT WHAT IS THE SIMPLE TRUTH BEHIND THE MYTH?
First we need to understand that "Christmas" is NOT a TRUE Christian holiday it was a pagan observance that the heathen observed even way back before Christ came to the world and was introduced into a corrupt form of Christianity a "mixture" of Paganism and Christian beliefs by the church of Rome in the First Century AD. In order to make some sort of association of this pagan custom with the Church the Roman popes concocted the fictional account of the legendary bishop referred to as St. Nicholas or St. Nick the so called "historical figure" which Santa represents! But a closer look will reveal just who is this character the kids worldwide know as "Santa Claus"!
If we closely observe some of the facts behind this mythical figure I'm sure you will be in for a REAL SURPRISE!
So let's go ahead and disect this character and the symbolism which it depicts and what it really portrays. Notice that he is depicted as a "very" old man, in other words he has been "around" for ages just like "that old serpent called THE DEVIL and SATAN which deceives the WHOLE WORLD! (Rev, 12:9) Satan is mentioned in the Bible as being the "Father of Lies" it's no wonder that he has created this portrayal of a "jolly old man" as a lie to children all over the world. Next we see that he typically comes into your home through a very HOT and DARK place according to the myth: YOUR CHIMNEY! The importance of the symbolism here is that "he comes out of the a dark pit where a fire is burning continously (your fireplace) do you get the analogy here? What is the abode of Satan according to tradition a "burning hell and the bottomless pit" isn't it? Do you begin to see the similarities here? Curiously enough, if we take his whole name and unscramble the letters look what happens:
SANTA=SATAN CLAUS=LUCAS(Latin for "lights", the devil was known as Lucifer the "lightbringer" in his former glory, hence Christmas just like the Jewish observance of "HANNUKAH" is known as a "Festival of Lights")
Notice also he wears RED and BLACK the colors of the devil according to traditional occult circles. He lives in the NORTH POLE compare this with the following Scripture describing Lucifer: "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How are 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(angels) of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the NORTH! (Isaiah, 14:12-13 KJV) And finally he is supposedlly helped by "elves" or otherwise better known as "demons". This my friends is the FRIGHTENING reality of what this mythical being represents! Nothing that you would want your kids to associate with I'm sure! I THINK IT'S TIME YOU WAKE UP AND SEE THE TRUTH FOR WHAT IT IS!
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