He knows when you’ve been sleeping…Really? I thought only GOD knew that….
I used to like the whole Santa Claus thing like everyone else, but when the LORD showed me in the scripture the story of how King Saul used a medium with a familiar spirit to call up the Prophet Samuel to talk to but instead he was talking to a demon which is called “necromancing” (necro means death and mancing is derived from romancing meaning romancing the dead) and an abomination to GOD….then the LORD showed me that Santa Claus, aka Saint Nicholas an actual dead person people inquire of and solicit gifts from through letters is no different from what King Saul did (see 1 Samuel 28).
Now I am sick of the whole Santa Claus thing and disgusted with it.
It has taken over the role of CHRIST and Santa has been “deified” as if a god….Santa takes on many of the characteristics of CHRIST–he sees you when you are sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, he knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake….
And the whole Santa Claus thing puts parents in a role of high-level lying….teaching children how to lie about something like the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy and then later reveal you have lied causing children to wonder, “What else are my parents lying about?”
So when the LORD pulled the cover off this for me I threw out ALL of my Christmas stuff including the whole Christmas tree.
When I read the book Pagan Christianity by George Barna I came to understand the ancient paganism origins of the decorated tree that were later adopted by Christians in early centuries….the Christmas tree along with Santa and the entire holiday has become an idol utilized for commercial gain and misrepresenting who CHRIST is….it’s as if HE is a “character” along with Santa Claus that you pull out of a box and play with until the next holiday season–when in reality CHRIST is to be acknowledged by the Christian every day of the year.
CHRIST is not a reason for “the season”–HE is the WAY, the TRUTH, the LIFE all year–every day…
Let’s see what Jeremiah says about worshiping a decorated tree:
Jeremiah 10 (KJV): Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: 2 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. 3 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. 4 THEY DECK IT WITH SILVER AND WITH GOLD; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.