- Religion and Philosophy
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.