The Antichrist of Christmas

Isaiah 14:13, 14--"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

In the above verses, satan seeks to usurp the authority and power of God. Of course that will never happen, but yet he tries. I John 4:3 tells us, "...this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world." I know many will not see this, but the spirit of antichrist is thoroughly entrenched in our holiday celebrations. Anyone or anything that seeks to rob God of His glory, position, and power is antichrist. That includes Santa Clause.  

Santa Clause is now the reason for the season. If Jesus Christ is the King of your life, it is wickedness to let anyone share His glory. It belongs only to Him. But look at Santa Clause. Santa Claus even makes us sin. You may not agree with me, but it is nevertheless a fact. Whenever we tell our children the myth of Santa Clause we are lying knowingly and intentionally, and we think God is okay with that. Consider the following likenesses of Christ and Santa Clause. You will need your Bible to look up the references.

1. Both have hair like wool (Revelation 1:14; Daniel 7:9)

2. Both have beards (Isaiah 50:6; Revelation 1:14)

3. Both come from the north (Ezekiel 1:4; Psalm 48:2)

4. Both are omniscient--all knowing (Revelation 19:6)

5. Both are ageless and eternal (Revelation 1:8; 21:6; Hebrews 13:8)

6. Both make a list of judgments (Revelation 14:7; 20:12; II Corinthians 5:10)

7. Both check their list (Matthew 10:26; II Corinthians 5:10)

8. Both give gifts on the basis of the list (Matthew 25:21; Revelation 21:27; 22:14)

9. Both involve rewards once yearly--Day of Atonement

10. Both receive our confession of sins (I John 2:1; I Timothy 2:5)

11. Both ask children to obey parents (Proverbs 6:20; Ephesians 6:1; Colossians 3:20)

12. Both deal with Christ's "supposed" birthday

13. The hour of their coming is a mystery (Matthew 24:36; Mark 13:33; Luke 12:40)

14. Both use a light for guidance--Rudolph's nose (Matthew 2:2, 7, 9, 10; Numbers 24:17)

15. Both call all children to their knee (Matthew 19:14; Luke 18:16)

16. Both have a twinkle in their eye (Revelation 1:14; 2:18)

17. Both will make a swift visit to the whole world in one day (Isaiah 47:9; Revelation 18:8)

18. Both are omnispresent--Santa is found in every mall at the same time (Psalm 139:7-10)

For me, it is disgraceful to celebrate the Holy One with such ridiculous and rebellious intentions. Some may think that this hub is ridiculous, but If I may use just one verse out of context--both say "ho, ho". (Zecheriah 2:6).

Now I have made some enemies, just know that I love you all and wish you all a very Merry Christmas as remember the savior's birth.


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Debradoo 5 years ago from Cocoa, Florida

Down with Satan (notice both satan an santa have the same letters .. coincidence??)Claws! What a list, Lifegate! Makes us think twice about thinking how 'cute n innocent' Santa and his elves are. I have professed my disgrace of Santa to other Christians only to hear, "But Santa is a GOOD GUY!". 2 Cor. 11:14. No wonder the little ones scream the first time their parents take them to see Santa ;-)


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Judah's Daughter 5 years ago from Roseville, CA

Santa is of the 'world', the Easter bunny is of the 'world'; all these 'Saint holy days' (St. Nicholas, St. Valentine, St. Patrick, 'All Saints Day', etc.) are of the 'world'! Rom 1:25 states, "For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen." In Rom 1, this was undoubtedly an abomination in the eyes of God; its consequences severe.

Ignorance is one thing, but once we know the truth, we are accountable. If we are in Christ, He will lead us into the truth ~ the blinders will come off, and when they do, may we choose to obey. He has called us OUT of the world! (John 15:19) God bless you, brother, for your bold exhortation!


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Debradoo,

I like the "satan claws" thing. It makes a lot of sense. II Corintians 11:14 gives a clear description of the enemy as well as a warning.

JD,

I'm glad to not be part of the world. It offers nothing compared to the riches I have in Christ. Glad we both know the truth. Romans 1:25 speaks volumes.


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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank you LG, for saying it like it is, I appreciate your candor. the truth is the truth. God bless. creativeone59


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Faithful Daughter 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Lifegate, this is a great timely hub. Don't be concerned if you made enemies by writing this, be concerned of who you might have saved with the truth. The truth brings light, and light repels darkness. God bless!


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

CO,

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate you!

FD,

I'm not really too concerned about who may not agree. That's certainly their choice, but you're right. Light repels darkness. Thanks for the visit.


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v_kahleranderson 5 years ago from San Jose, California

How can a Christian argue with what you have said here, Lifegate? Christmas is not about Santa, and it is not just an opportunity to have a party. Though this is not when He was really born, still, it should be a time used to remember His birth and celebrate His coming, and WHY He came in the first place.

Good hub!


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub

As V..mentioned how can they ignore it, yet many do...because they like the idea of presents, family and food get togethers. Santa helps them, to try to put their blinders on to the real meaning of the holiday. Taking Christ out of Christmas! We can see His name plain as day..."Merry Christ-mas!"


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

V.

Thanks for stopping by. Glad to hear from you!

Heart,

Merry Christ-mas to you as well!


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djbraman 5 years ago

This so true and if we could ever just get this in our spirit, Christmas would be done differently in our homes. I have always made Jesus a birthday cake every Christmas and put spiritual things on my tree, like angels and stars and a huge Gabriel on the top. This hub reminds me of the song on YouTube Where the little boy went to the mall to see Santa, and he asked his mom, if its Jesus birthday then "Where is the line to see Jesus".


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

DJ,

I liked the story about the little boy at the mall. Sad though--it's all too true. Thanks for stopping by!


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The Minstrel 5 years ago from Hawaii

Good word lifegate!


His daughter 5 years ago

Great insight, Lifegate. God bless.


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Minstrel and HD,

Thanks for stopping by.


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila

Santa Claus is for worldly people who still refuse Christ to reign in their hearts. He is the god of the materialistic and commercial christmas. As for us christians who experienced the miracle of the new birth, Jesuschrist is the reason for the season. Only those who experienced the miracle of the new birth have experienced the true essence and reality of Christmas. Thank lifegate you for posting this meaningful hub for christmas. I also take this opportunity to greet you and your family a blessed and merry christmas. May God's loving presence and glory fill your christmas this year. Remain blessed and best regards.


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Cristina,

As always, thanks for stopping by. It's good to hear from you. And a merry Christmas to you and yours as well.


tinamarie9884 5 years ago

Lifegate, great hub! Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas.


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

TM,

Thank you and may you and yours also have a very merry Christmas.


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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

I quit the Santa Claus thing when my children were very young out of this same conviction. I did not want my kids to discount belief in a God they couldn't see because they had been lied to about a fictitious character they couldn't see. Your parallels between the two kind of show that.

People don't like this stance because they think it is fun. It bothers me in our even Christian culture what we are willing to do and put up with because it is "fun".

It is possible to have fun and not offend God in the process.


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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada

Lifegate, excellent hub, with such good comparisons. It is amazing how many things are so close, and I had never noticed that before. I was brought up to honour Christ on Christmas, though, and have never liked Santa, but did not realize how much of an anti-Christ figure he really is.

Great hub, and thank you for the courage to tell the truth, even if it's not popular. Bless the LORD!


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Prairieprincess,

Thanks for stopping by. Good to hear from you. That's the way satan works--in ways that we might not notice.

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