Santa Claus, Who Is He?


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Santa Claus, Who Is He?

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  3. 3. <ul><li>You better watch out You better not cry Better not pout I'm telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town He's making a list And checking it twice; Gonna find out Who's naughty and nice Santa Claus is coming to town He sees you when you're sleeping He knows when you're awake He knows if you've been bad or good So be good for goodness sake! O! You better watch out! You better not cry Better not pout I'm telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town Santa Claus is coming to town </li></ul>
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  5. 5. Santa Claus… Who is he? Who, REALLY, is this man we affectionately call Santa Claus? What do we REALLY know about Santa? Is Santa just a jolly, harmless, friendly fellow? Or is there something or someone else hiding behind jolly ol’ St. Nick?
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  7. 7. Before we look at Santa, let us establish some basic Bible facts: <ul><li>The Bible clearly teaches a powerful, rebellious, subtle, evil being called the Devil, Lucifer or Satan. </li></ul><ul><li>And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Revelation 12:9 </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The Bible teaches Satan rebelled against God. </li></ul><ul><li>Satan rebelled because he desires to be like God. </li></ul><ul><li>Satan’s mission is to de-throne God and persuade mankind to rebel against God. </li></ul><ul><li>12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Isaiah 14:12-14 </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The Bible teaches Satan’s primary attack is the most vulnerable. </li></ul><ul><li>In Luke 10:19, Jesus Christ compares Satan to lightning, &quot;I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Lightning, like Satan, always travels the path of least resistance. The Bible also likens the devil to a &quot;roaring lion&quot; The lion is a predator of opportunity. </li></ul><ul><li>The lion looks for the injured, the youngest, the smallest, or the weakest – the one with the least ability to run or fight. So it is with Satan. </li></ul><ul><li>He is actively &quot;seeking&quot; those &quot;whom he may devour&quot;. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>WARNING! </li></ul><ul><li>It has been stated the foundation of a child is shaped by the time that child is five-years-old, maybe sooner. Without question, the early pre-teen or &quot;Santa Claus years&quot; are some of the most important in a person's life-long development. It has been truthfully said, &quot;The hand that rocks the cradle controls the world.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>And believe me. . . Satan knows this! That brings us to Santa. . . </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Where does Santa Claus fit in the life of a young child? </li></ul><ul><li>What about the teaching of Santa Claus in the psyche of a child? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there more to jolly old St. Nick than meets the eye? Is Santa a clever, seemingly harmless, subtle (see Genesis 3:1) attempt to question the truthfulness of God? </li></ul><ul><li> Is Santa the handiwork of Satan? </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the harmless question the subtle serpent asks Eve in the garden? &quot;Yea, hath God said,. . .?&quot; So slight. . . So simple. . . </li></ul>
  12. 12. And yet so deadly. . . <ul><li>Not only that but Satan’s attack is not necessarily evil, or bad. In fact, it can be good, or even pleasant. The subtle temptation of Genesis reveals Satan’s clever &quot;good and pleasant&quot; message. </li></ul><ul><li>And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. Genesis 3:6 </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>As Eve saw the forbidden fruit, it was good and it was pleasant – and yet it was deadly. </li></ul><ul><li>The Devil is a master of disguise . He can make it appear good, pleasant, and seemingly so innocent – and yet it is deadly! </li></ul><ul><li>The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 11:14, &quot; And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light&quot; He does not appear with horns and a pitch fork breathing fire. He might just appear as a pleasant, friendly, fellow, with &quot;a broad face and a round little belly, That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly. . .&quot; </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Could Santa Claus be a subtle, clever attack on our children to confuse, doubt and rob their God-ordained &quot;child like&quot; faith? Satan knows, if he can somehow get that child through those fruitful early years without trusting the Lord Jesus Christ – his goal of eternal damnation in hell increases substantially. </li></ul><ul><li>Let us take a look a Santa. . . </li></ul><ul><li>Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 1 Peter 5:8 </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>SANTA = SATAN </li></ul>
  16. 16. THE COMING       Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 1 John 2:18 <ul><li>Where did Santa Claus come from? </li></ul><ul><li>The oft-repeated tale of Santa Claus goes like this: </li></ul><ul><li>According to the legend, Santa began as a fourth century Catholic bishop named Saint Nicholas. The cult of St. Nicholas was one of histories most widespread religious movements. According to St. Nicholas historian, Charles W. Jones, &quot;. . . the cult of St. Nicholas was, before the Reformation, the most intensive of any nonbiblical saint in Christendom. . . there were 2,137 ecclesiastical dedications [churches] to Nicholas in France, Germany, and the Low Countries alone before the year 1500 .&quot; (Jones, Charles. W. &quot;Knickerbocker Santa Claus.&quot; The New-York Historical Society Quarterly, October 1954, Volume XXXVIII Number Four, p.357) </li></ul>
  17. 18. How started the reign of SANTA CLAUS <ul><li>Miraculous folklore and legend surround the mysterious St. Nicholas. </li></ul><ul><li>Among the more popular legends of St. Nicholas is the rescue of three poverty-stricken girls destined for prostitution. </li></ul><ul><li>These girls were poor and did not have the dowry for marriage. St. Nicholas saved them from a life of shame, by providing marriage dowries of gold. They then were able to get properly married. </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>Another amazing miracle in the life of St. Nicholas is the three young boys who were sadistically murdered by a wicked innkeeper. </li></ul><ul><li>Their bodies were chopped up and preserved in pickle barrels, with the cannibalistic intent of feeding their flesh to unsuspecting house guests. </li></ul><ul><li>Of course, the amazing St. Nicholas resurrected the boys and their mutilated bodies. And like Santa, Saint Nicholas gave gifts to poor children , hence, his veneration as Patron Saint of Children. During the Middle Ages, hundreds of plays and paintings told and re-told the amazing feats of St. Nicholas. </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Next, according to legend, Santa magically appears in the Netherlands around the seventeenth century. </li></ul><ul><li>During this time, Sinter Klaas (a.k.a. Santa Claus) was officially born. Dutch children began the tradition of placing their shoes by the fireplace on December 5, for the mystic fourth century Bishop, Saint Nicholas. </li></ul><ul><li> (Note: In the Dutch language Saint Nicholas is &quot;Sint Nikolass,&quot; which was shortened to &quot;Sinter Klaas,&quot; of which the anglicized form is &quot;Santa Claus.&quot;) </li></ul><ul><li>The next morning, the gleeful Dutch children quickly awoke to gifts and goodies in their shoes, left by Sinter Klaas. Like today’s Santa, Sinter Klaas, miraculously, traveled from housetop to housetop, and entered through the chimney. </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>Our next stop on the Santa highway is the year 1626 in the New World called America. Searching for the &quot;American dream,&quot; Dutch settlers sailed from the Netherlands and established the Dutch colony called New Amsterdam (today called New York). </li></ul><ul><li>The Dutch colonists quickly settled into America, bringing their customs, and of course, their beloved Sinter Klaas. </li></ul>
  21. 22. Where did Santa come from? <ul><li>Nearly all Santa researchers agree that some traits of Santa was borrowed from Norse [Scandinavian] mythology. </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia Britannica describes the role of Nordic mythology in the life of Santa: </li></ul><ul><li>Sinterklaas was adopted by the country's English-speaking majority under the name Santa Claus, and his legend of a kindly old man was united with old Nordic folktales of a magician who punished naughty children and rewarded good children with presents. (&quot;Santa Claus&quot; Encyclopaedia Britannica 99) </li></ul>
  22. 24. <ul><li>Mythologist Helene Adeline Guerber presents a very convincing case tracing Santa to the Norse god Thor in Myths of Northern Lands: </li></ul><ul><li>Thor was the god of the peasants and the common people. He was represented as an elderly man, jovial and friendly, of heavy build, with a long white beard. His element was the fire, his color red. The rumble and roar of thunder were said to be caused by the rolling of his chariot, for he alone among the gods never rode on horseback but drove in a chariot drawn by two white goats (called Cracker and Gnasher). </li></ul>
  23. 25. <ul><li>He was fighting the giants of ice and snow, and thus became the Yule-god . He was said to live in the &quot;Northland&quot; where he had his palace among icebergs. </li></ul><ul><li>By our pagan forefathers he was considered as the cheerful and friendly god, never harming the humans but rather helping and protecting them. The fireplace in every home was especially sacred to him, and he was said to come down through the chimney into his element, the fire. (Guerber, H.A. Myths of Northern Lands. New York: American Book Company, 1895, p. 61) </li></ul>
  24. 26. <ul><li>The unusual and common characteristics of Santa and Thor are too close to ignore. An elderly man, jovial and friendly and of heavy build. With a long white beard. His element was the fire and his color red. Drove a chariot drawn by two white goats, named called Cracker and Gnasher. He was the Yule-god. (Yule is Christmas time). He lived in the Northland (North Pole). He was considered the cheerful and friendly god. He was benevolent to humans. The fireplace was especially sacred to him. He came down through the chimney into his element, the fire. </li></ul>
  25. 28. YULETIDE? <ul><li>The word &quot;Yule&quot; was originally a Scandinavian word (in Finnish: &quot;Joul&quot;).  Scholars say that Yule probably means 'feast', and &quot;Yuletide&quot; means the season of feasting.  </li></ul><ul><li>Yuletide was originally a Scandinavian winter solstice tradition.  </li></ul><ul><li>Feasting is a major part of Christmas, probably from Yuletide influence.  Usually both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are accompanied by huge feasts of a usually a BIG bird, like a goose (UK) or a turkey (US), possibly ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, candied yams, stuffing, definitely Christmas cookies and pumpkin pie. </li></ul>
  26. 29. <ul><li>Yuletide lasted for twelve days (in ancient times).  </li></ul><ul><li>It began 12 days prior to the winter solstice (the shortest day of the year around December 21st nowadays).  According to one source (the Bock Saga), the winter solstice was December 24th (many years ago).  There were twelve days of feasting and partying.  </li></ul><ul><li>And it there wasn't much sunlight in Scandinavia in winter, perhaps 4 to 5 hours of sunlight.  According to the Bock Saga ,  the Yuletide culminated on December 24.  </li></ul><ul><li>Then, certain fertility rites were performed and December 25th was the &quot;Birthday of the SUN&quot; (the day when the sun started to &quot;be reborn&quot; and stay longer in the sky each day).  </li></ul>
  27. 30. <ul><li>Different Origins of NICK, SANTA and the devil. </li></ul>
  28. 31. THE CAUSE      Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. 2 Corinthians 2:11 <ul><li>Santa </li></ul><ul><li>You ever noticed how easy it is to transform &quot;Satan&quot; from &quot;Santa&quot;? Just move the &quot;n&quot; to the end. And presto! &quot;Satan&quot; appears. . . </li></ul><ul><li>An internet Google search on &quot;Satan Claus&quot; [not Santa Claus – but SATAN Claus] found over 1,700 hits! </li></ul><ul><li>The rearranging of letters ( called anagrams ) to hide secret names or words has long been practiced in the occult. </li></ul><ul><li>The Jewish Encyclopedia writes of the Jewish occult book called the Cabala: </li></ul>
  29. 32. <ul><li>The golden age for anagrams began with the Cabala. </li></ul><ul><li>The Platonists had strange notions as to the influence of anagrammatic virtues, particularly of anagrams evolved from names of persons. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not surprising, therefore, that the cabalists, like all the Neoplatonists, pretended to discover occult qualities in proper names and in their anagrams. </li></ul><ul><li>( </li></ul>
  30. 33. <ul><li>What about Claus? </li></ul><ul><li>Is &quot;Claus&quot; another anagram for &quot;Lucas&quot;? </li></ul><ul><li>It’s no secret Lucas and Lucis are new-age &quot;code words&quot; for Lucifer. </li></ul>
  31. 34. <ul><li>Claus sounds a lot like &quot;claws.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Maybe Santa Claus means &quot;Satan's Claws&quot;? Like a lion's &quot;claws&quot;? </li></ul><ul><li>Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 1 Peter 5:8 </li></ul>
  32. 35. <ul><li>Jolly Old St. Nick </li></ul><ul><li>While Santa and Claus may be disguising their real meaning – there is no disguising St. Nick . He is a well-known character. </li></ul><ul><li>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) Nick, the devil. (Walter W. Sleay, Concise Dictionary of English Etymology , p. 304) Devil: Besides the name Satan, he is also called Beelzebub, Lucifer . . . and in popular or rustic speech by many familiar terms as Old Nick . . . ( Oxford English Dictionary Vol III D-E) </li></ul>
  33. 36. <ul><li>Nike is the Goddess of victory and daughter of Styx. </li></ul><ul><li> This fierce river goddess became associated with Pallas Athena by Hellenic times </li></ul><ul><li>This image depicts Nike as Winged Victory and dates from c. 500 BCE. The original, headless and armless, was found at Samothrace, and is today housed in the Louvre. We have added a head of Athena from the same period, plus arms and laurel wreath to bring life and triumph back to Athena Nike. </li></ul>
  34. 37. What about Kriss Kringle?
  35. 38. <ul><li>And there is the seemingly innocent, friendly, jingle-jangle name of Kriss Kringle. </li></ul><ul><li>By far, the name Kriss Kringle is the most blasphemous. With Kriss, Satan slowly removes the mask. There is no doubt about the intentions of &quot;Kriss Kringle&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Believe it or not. . . Kriss Kringle is German for &quot;little Christ Child&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Kriss Kringle A US name for Santa Claus derived from the German Christkindl (little Christ child). ( Brewer's Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Phrase and Fable , p. 334) Santa Claus or Kriss Kringle is the counterfeit &quot;Christ Child&quot;! </li></ul><ul><li>Is it possible that these subtle allusions to Satan and counterfeit attacks at the Lord Jesus Christ are just merely coincidences? Keep reading. . . The evidence has just begun. </li></ul>
  36. 40. <ul><li>PART 2 Bible study Christmas expose </li></ul>