Santa Claus - The Myth & Urban Legend: 

Santa Claus also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or simply "Santa", is a figure with legendary, historical  and folkloric aspects who, in many western cultures, is said to bring gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve, December 24. The modern figure was derived from the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas, which, in turn, may have part of its basis in hagiographical tales concerning the historical figure of gift giver 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. 

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 (images of him rarely have a beard with no moustache). 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, children's books and films. In the United Kingdom and Europe, he is often depicted in a manner identical to the American Santa Claus, but he is commonly called Father Christmas

A well-known folktale associated with Santa Claus tells the story of a mythical man who lives in the far north, in a land of perpetual snow. The American version of Santa Claus insists that he lives in a house at 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, an unspecified but large number of magical elves, and at least eight or nine flying reindeer. Another folktale, popularized in the song "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town", professes 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 Xmas Eve. He accomplishes this feat with the aid of elves who make the toys in his workshop and the reindeer who pull his sleigh.

With that in mind, here are a couple of, very simple, truths about Xmas that most of us are already aware of but choose to overlook: 

1. In the Western World the single most common name for Father Christmas is "Santa Claus" or simply "Santa". It's no coincidence that the name "Santa" is an anagram of "Satan". The Devil (AKA: Satan, Lucifer, Pan Baal, & many other pseudonyms) is the "Father of All Lies" and his primary objective is to DECEIVE! He knows that his reign of terror, chaos and deception upon this Earth is rapidly nearing it's end and he and his army of evil minions are frantically trying to lead as many precious souls (God's beloved children = you, I and every single "living" descendant from Noah, his wife, Noah's sons and their wives) as far away from "THE TRUTH" (GOD - The Father: Jesus Christ - The Son: & The Holy Bible - The Word of) as he possibly can before Jesus Christ returns to do battle with him at a place called Armageddon whereupon he will be defeated and banished, for one thousand years, to an empty, God forsaken, place known as "The Abyss" at sometime in the--not too distant future!

2. Xmas is also about "Money" (Mammon). It's a complete and utter LIE designed to fool us into lavishing our children with gifts that most of us can't really afford to buy! Anything that is designed to lead us away from GOD'S prophetic timetable of Biblical festivals has been engineered by Satan! The Bible explicitly tells us in The Book of Proverbs 6:16-18: "There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to Him;". One of those things is; A LYING TONGUE. Despite this, since the 1920s (The Wall Street Crash), generation after generation of parents have blatantly perpetuated the glorified story of Santa Claus to their completely trusting children! My parents perpetuated the lie onto me and I admit, I've been there, done that and have got the T-shirt, myself... that was until I found out "THE TRUTH ABOUT XMAS"!   


   Not surprisingly most scholars and religious leaders now acknowledge the fact that the Xmas season is based, totally, in paganism.The celebration of the birth of our Lord Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ) on December 25th was made mandatory in 336 AD by the ruthless Roman Emperor Constantine.

a Roman emperor who made the celebration mandatory in 336 AD.

     Many proponents of Xmas are correct in pointing out that the Bible does not ask us to celebrate the birth of Jesus...  although we are instructed to commemorate His crucifixion and Resurrection via the Lord's Supper, and to acknowledge our decision to follow Christ through baptism. 


     WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY? There is little argument that the birth of our Lord did not take place in December and most theologians seem to be coming around to the idea that His birth took place in Autumn during Rosh Hashanah or Sukkot. Both of these scriptural religious festivals are usually celebrated during either/or: August/September/October.  This calculation comes from both the descriptions given in the Biblical account and from historical records.

     However, this does not mean that we can take liberties with God's perfect order of things by celebrating whatever we want, whenever we want and expect God to adjust to our timetables! God gave the children of Israel feast days for a reason and they all pointed to a picture that only the Real Messiah (Jesus Christ) could fulfil. By doing this Jesus made sure there would never be any mistake in identifying Who the Real Messiah would be. Anytime the Israelites began to make changes to these times and seasons they got into BIG trouble!

     2 Chronicles 36:20-21 is one example: “He carried into exile to Babylon the remnant, who escaped from the sword, and they became servants to him and his sons until the kingdom of Persia came to power. The land enjoyed its Sabbath rests; all the time of its desolation it rested, until the seventy years were completed in fulfilment of the word of the LORD spoken by Jeremiah. ”  This is what is said the antichrist does to move people away from the true God… Daniel 7:25: “He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws. The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time.”  Even in John's day, this same spirit of the antichrist had been in existence for many years. In fact, John said it was in existence during his day… 1 John 2:18: Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. 1 John 4:3: but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

     The reason John made these statements was because the changes in God's timetable were established back in the days of Nimrod, the man who was mentioned in the Book of  Genesis 10:8-12: Cush was the father of Nimrod, who grew to be a mighty warrior on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; that is why it is said, "Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD ."The first centres of his kingdom were Babylon, Erech, Akkad and Calneh, in Shinar. From that land he went to Assyria, where he built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city.  He was the son of Cush, who was married to a woman named Semiramis. 

     Nimrod killed his father, married his mother and fathered a son named Tammuz. Nimrod had many names - Osiris, Horus, Kronos, Saturn, Dionysus, Apollo, Molech, Baal, the sun god, and more. They were all designed to acknowledge that he should be worshipped as a god to the people.

     When he died, his son (Tammuz) was born on December 25th so Semiramis declared that Nimrod was god, and that Tammuz was the son of god and the rebirth of god. She gave him all his father's names and people began to celebrate the birth of god on December 25th. 

     Also, December 25th is the end of the winter solstice, so the most important day to worship the sun is on December 25th. They consider the sun to be reborn (that's when the days begin to lengthen, again, so the sun worshippers made that day the day that they worshipped the rebirth of the sun).  The worship of Tammuz and the worship of the sun were blended together. This is what was happening in Ezekiel 8:14-18. 

     Ezekiel 8:14-18 14 Then he brought me to the entrance to the north gate of the house of the LORD , and I saw women sitting there, mourning for Tammuz. 15 He said to me, "Do you see this, son of man? You will see things that are even more detestable than this." 16 He then brought me into the inner court of the house of the LORD , and there at the entrance to the temple, between the portico and the altar, were about twenty-five men. With their backs toward the temple of the LORD and their faces toward the east, they were bowing down to the sun in the east. 17 He said to me, "Have you seen this, son of man? Is it a trivial matter for the house of Judah to do the detestable things they are doing here? Must they also fill the land with violence and continually provoke me to anger? Look at them putting the branch to their nose! 18 Therefore I will deal with them in anger; I will not look on them with pity or spare them. Although they shout in my ears, I will not listen to them."

     If the worship of the "son of god" (Tammuz) was on December 25th, you can see it wasn't difficult to deceive people who later lost the knowledge of the true Biblical timetable by trying to make it the Lord's birthday. The evergreen tree grew in the place where Nimrod was buried, so from that time people would cut down an evergreen tree, set it up in their homes and decorate it with silver and gold discs as a symbol of the son of god, fertility and the sun-god.  This is what was discussed in Jeremiah 10:3-4:

     Jeremiah 10:3-4: 3 For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. 4 They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter. Jeremiah 8:1-3 1 " 'At that time, declares the LORD , the bones of the kings and officials of Judah, the bones of the priests and prophets, and the bones of the people of Jerusalem will be removed from their graves. 2 They will be exposed to the sun and the moon and all the stars of the heavens, which they have loved and served and which they have followed and consulted and worshiped. They will not be gathered up or buried, but will be like refuse lying on the ground. 3 Wherever I banish them, all the survivors of this evil nation will prefer death to life, declares the LORD Almighty.'  Jeremiah 9:14 14 Instead, they have followed the stubbornness of their hearts; they have followed the Baals, as their fathers taught them."



      So the tree in chapter 10 is just a continuation of the same theme.  As a fertility symbol, I will leave it to your imagination as to the male body part it represents.  I had this confirmed to me on one of my trips to Egypt by an Egyptologist.  You can see now why I decided I didn’t want that thing standing up in my home anymore. There are some variations of the above account, but the basics are the same throughout most cultures of the world.  You can find much of this information on the internet, and some of it can be found in encyclopedias. I think it is obvious that Christmas does not come from a background that a holy God would want to wrap His arms around and embrace as His own. It is everything that Jesus is not, and He would not want to be associated with it.

     The Christmas celebration isn't condemned only in the Old Testament.  Acts 7:43 made reference to "the tabernacle of Molech and the star of the god Rompha". God pointed out that He is not happy about these things and did not want His children to have any part of these festivities because it was not based on God's perfect order.  He didn't want His truths to be lost, and certainly does not want to share His glory with any false god. 

     Acts 7:43 43You have lifted up the shrine of Molech and the star of your god Rephan, the idols you made to worship. Therefore I will send you into exile' beyond Babylon. Molech was one of the names that was attached to Nimrod and Tammuz, and the star of the god Rompha was the planet Saturn which was Saturnalia, the worship that took place during December 25th.  Molech is referred to several times in the Bible as a god that was an abomination to the Lord.

     All this mess was in conflict with the truths of God.  After the Lord died for our sins and arose from the dead, the early church was growing in numbers and influence. After a few hundred years, Constantine became emperor of the Roman Empire. He realised many of the new believers in Christianity were not Jewish and were practicing the pagan customs of that time. Therefore, he commanded everyone to take events and people associated with Christianity and celebrate them on pagan holidays.  By doing this, he knew it would be easier to blend everyone together.  It was the "if you can't beat them, join them" idea, only it would be joining them on Constantine's terms - not God's.  Well, the blend worked so well that the church lost many of its roots and truths because of this assimilation. If Molech and anything associated with him was a stench in God's nostrils, why do we assist in keeping his memory alive by continuing to use his traditions, festivals and paraphernalia and attach them to the one that we love - Christ?

Interesting Fact = Shabbat = The Sabbath = Friday Sunset until Saturday Sunset - Wikipedia Shabbat