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That Devilish Spirit of Christmas
the long awaited, "blessed holiday" of Christmas!
Much of the world looks forward to this event more than any other.
the time of year when families and friends get together, traveling from
all around. It is the time when purse strings are loosened, a spirit
of generosity seems to come forth, and some employers relax their pace
and demonstrate certain consideration to their staff. Individuals and
businesses give to charities and to the poor, and people in general acknowledge
one another as they see fit with greetings, gifts, cards, phone calls,
parties, and dinners.
Christmas is one of the few days of the year that
many go to church, but it is not a God-ordained event.
What a false god to the world is Christmas! What a sacred celebration
to the pagans! What a captivating, important and deceitful celebration
to the so-called Christian world!
“How can you not celebrate Christmas,
being a Christian?! Don't you believe in the birth of Christ? What could
be possibly wrong with
celebrating the birth of the Savior? If anything is worth celebrating
or observing, isn't this it? Where would we be if He hadn't been born?
Haven't you ever been in the spirit of Christmas? Don't you believe in
giving?” One hears these emotional responses in defense of Christmas.
it appears to be wonderful, is
evil and destructive.
The celebration of Christmas, though it appears to be one of the most
wonderful, unselfish, enjoyable, innocent and even godly events on earth,
is, in fact, one of the most evil and destructive events. It is akin
to perverse sexuality, war, murder, pornography and almost anything if
not anything else evil that one can name. I will tell you why, not with
mere opinion, but with fact and truth evident in daily reality. I will
speak from experience and from the Scriptures, in which men think to
find their foundation for partaking in and perpetrating this enjoyable
abomination before God. He hates it with a passion; He hates what it
does to His people and everyone else, and He hurts because of it.
Do you not know that men hate that which God loves and love that which
God hates? How is it that unbelievers love Christmas? How is it that
the whole world loves Christmas while it lies in wickedness (I John 5:19)?
Will you deny that Christmas is highly prized in this world?
“And He said to them, You are those justifying yourselves before
men, but God knows your hearts; for the thing highly prized among men
is a hateful thing before God” (Luke 16:15 LITV).
Christmas did not
originate with early Christianity.
This celebration was not something originally pure, good and holy, which
the world messed up, paganized, added to or subtracted from, and commercialized.
Rather, it is a heathen celebration at its roots, idolatrous, superstitious
and altogether evil. So-called Christians embraced it and accommodated
it for their own pleasures with the excuse and rationale of winning the
heathen to Christianity, and to consolidate political power.
The word “Christmas” comes from the Roman Catholic Church… “Mass
of Christ” or “Christ-Mass.” The central
idea or theme of the mass is expressed in the rite of the priest taking
bread and wine and changing it to the body and blood of the Lord Jesus
Christ, in a so-called miracle known as transubstantiation, by speaking
five magic words. Jesus Christ is presumptuously offered up to God as
a sacrifice for the sins of the congregants and whoever else is named
to be beneficiary of the mass in question. All those in the service,
who are eligible and who wish to do so, go forward and receive the
“body and blood” of Christ. This mass is held every Sunday
around the world and on many other days, in many places daily and even
than once a day. In the mass, they are, in effect, crucifying the Lord
over and over again. The whole event is blasphemous.
Various encyclopedias, including the Catholic Encyclopedia and the Encyclopedia
Britannica declare that Christmas did not originate with early Christianity
at all. Truly, it did not originate with true Christianity at any time.
The event was apparently adopted around the 4th century as a “Christian” feast,
the main elements of it borrowed from pagan customs and traditions that
date back to 3,000 BC in Egypt, honoring Osiris and Isis, heathen deities.
However, it is not my intention to get into the details that any sincere
seeker may obtain by searching out various sources. The internet is abundant
with valid information. That information, however, is not essential to
knowing the spirit of the matter, and the truth. The Lord and Holy Writ
will suffice perfectly.
Our salvation comes by identification with His
The first questions one professing Christ should ask about Christmas
are: 1) “Why is it celebrated?” and 2) “Does God want
us to do so?” Nowhere in the Bible is there any indication whatsoever
that He does, and plenty that He does not. There were solemn feasts (notice
now, solemn feasts) commanded and instituted by God that the Jews were
commanded to keep. These feasts represented the Lord's death (the Passover),
His giving us His Spirit so that we could live in Him and He in us (Pentecost),
and His living with us here on earth in fulness, unity and rest in Him
(Tabernacles). (Some say this third feast represents "His second
None of the feasts represented His physical birth. In fact, on the day
He was born, there was no public proclamation whatsoever. Only a few
shepherds and foreigners were told. Why was not the general populace
told? Why not all the friends and relatives at least? Why not the "Church," all
believers, the Sanhedrin, the High Priest? I'll tell you why. God was
not making it very public. It was not the birth in the flesh of the Lord
that was important but His death, and the salvation He would effect for
all of creation through that death and subsequent resurrection from the
dead. It was His rebirth into immortality for us that truly mattered.
This is what had been prophesied of Him from the beginning:
“Therefore, when He entered into the world, He said: "Sacrifice
and offering You did not desire, but a body You have prepared
for Me… by which… we are sanctified through the offering of the body
of Jesus Christ
once for all” (Hebrews 10:5-10 EMTV).
Our salvation comes not by identification with His birth, but with His
death, where His resurrection power raises us up to live as He is:
“I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that
live, but Christ that lives in me; and the life which I now live in the
body I live through faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself
up to death on my behalf” (Galatians 2:20 WNT).
The celebration of His physical birth was not meant
Concerning birthday celebrations, the Bible only relates unbelievers'
birthdays, like that of Herod (which, by the way, cost the life of a
believer - John). The Lord does not record believers ever celebrating
birthdays. Why? Because that is not what is important. Witches consider
birthdays of great importance. Born again Christians know that, while
God is the Source of all life, our carnal life is at enmity with our
spiritual life until all is reconciled, and then the spiritual body will
be raised incorruptible. The physical shall return to the dust from whence
“Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit
shall return unto God who gave it” (Ecclesiastes 12:7 KJV).
In Ecclesiastes it also says that the day of one’s death is better
than the day of one’s birth (7:1).
How about the date… December 25th? Any credible historians and Biblical
scholars will tell you that Jesus was not born on that day. But December
25th was the day of the pagan feast of the birth of the sun god. Nobody
(that I am aware of) knows when Jesus was born. They do know when He
died… on Passover, according to the God-ordained feast, as testified
of many witnesses. Why wasn't the Lord's physical birth date known or
recorded? God hid it, as He did the body of Moses, because it is not
important. The celebration of His physical birth was not meant to be.
Does that not say it all?
The things of Christ should never be mixed with fables or lies.
about all the paraphernalia… the holly wreath, mistletoe,
Yule log, the tree? All pagan. Mistletoe, for example, represents fertility.
Why do people kiss under it? Origins of these are easily determined with
research and spiritual judgment.
What about "Saint Nicholas"? Traditions and origin theories
vary, but consider: Are saints elves? Are they obese? Are they endowed
with magical powers? (I don’t say "miraculous" because
there is a difference.) Do they smoke? If so, they are not examples fit
to represent the Lord in what many presume to be the greatest feast unto
the Lord. Do saints come by stealth, giving superfluous gifts?
You may say that you do not really believe in Santa. Fine. You may think
that such fantasy is innocent or harmless. It is neither. A saint is
one in whom dwells the Lord Jesus Christ. A saint is not some elf or
fairy tale. He or she is a child of God. The things of Christ should
never be mixed with fables or lies.
God hates mixture and compromise.
And why would you lie to your children, teaching them that supposedly
good things come from such as this one who is antiChrist in all his character,
a mixture of a sorcerer (if ever so nice a one), a spirit (historically
a hearth spirit in pagan mythology), and one given to fleshly appetites
and vices? Why should your children trust you in anything if you are
so capable, as a supposed believer in the Truth, of telling "little
white lies"? Is it not contradictory and hypocritical of parents
to teach their children not to lie, yet themselves lie to their children?
All in fun, you say? Our lies cost the Lord His life and we entertain
them in fun? It is as harmless to mix truth with lies, as it is harmless
to mix poison with good food.
God hates mixture and compromise.
Consider that Jesus said He would rather have us hot or cold; if we
are lukewarm, He will spew us out of His mouth (Rev. 3:16).
Consider that He said, “Those who are not for us are against us” (Matthew
12:30). There is no such thing as neutrality.
Consider that in the days of Noah and the flood, God destroyed all flesh
because believers mingled with unbelievers, marrying and having children
Consider that when Solomon married Gentile wives (mixture), contrary
to God’s warning, in spite of his wisdom, which far surpassed that
of any other known persons, he was snared by his wives into worshipping
Consider that Aaron's sons, Nadab and Abihu, offered unto the Lord that
which the Lord did not require or prescribe and they were immediately
Consider that Samson, by compromising with Delilah, lost his eyes and
his freedom, in spite of the great anointing of God upon his life.
Isn’t it Scriptural
to give? Not the way they do at Christmas!
Consider that when Israel compromised on destroying all the inhabitants
of Canaan, those who remained became terrible thorns in their sides.
Consider that, while Jonathan was David’s friend, he remained
with his father Saul, David’s enemy, and perished on the battlefield
God hates mixture because it kills. "If any man doubts when he
eats, it is sin," says Paul (Romans 14:23).
What about giving? Is it not good to give? Of course it is, and not
only good, but life itself. But don’t you know that Christmas is
all about getting and not giving? Pagans celebrated their deities not
out of piety but out of selfishness, to appease their gods, entreat them
for favors and to indulge in the pleasures of the flesh. What unselfish
giving is there in the approach worded, “If you'll be good, Johnny,
you'll get a computer for Christmas”? What is wrong with being
good for goodness' sake? And who gives to whom and why? Usually, gifts
are exchanged, as are cards and invites. And if gifts are given to the
poor, are they poor only at Christmas? Invite the beggar into your home
because it is Christmas and let him get by on less or even nothing the
rest of the year because it isn't Christmas? Does the birth of the Savior
have value only on one day of the year?
Christmas is one big hypocritical tease, a selfish, diabolical substitute
for the good and true.
Isn't it Scriptural to give? Not the way they do at Christmas! Many
think that Christmas is a time of gift giving because the wise men came
gave gifts to the Lord. Let us examine the giving more closely. First
of all, gifts were given, not exchanged. Secondly,
only the holy Child received gifts and no others. Thirdly, not all gave
gifts… only those
who came to honor the birth of a King, and no ordinary King but One prophesied
and spoken of in the stars! The shepherds brought no gifts, weren't expected
to, and didn't receive any… except the greatest one possible.
Gluttony and drunkenness have their day at Christmas.
Tell me, what do your gifts… toys, jewelry, literature, luxuries,
and games have to do with the Lord Jesus Christ? To whom do you give?
those who mean something to you? Is that unselfish? For how long do you
give to those who mean something to you when they don't return the gesture
though they are able? Is Christmas all about true giving or is it about
bribing, salving conscience, gain, reward, obligation, custom, tradition,
image, favoritism and social relations?
What about the commercialism of Christmas? How is it that debt burdens
are keenly felt after Christmas? How is it that many businesses "make
or break it" for the whole year depending on how well they do at
Alcohol drunken to excess is an important part of Christmas. That is
the way it was in our Catholic Christmas celebrations. Could I hit those
high tenor notes in the choir at midnight mass with some alcoholic stimulation!
What were we doing but singing praises supposing to worship God! And,
obviously, it isn't just the Catholics who like their liquor at Christmas.
Excess alcohol kills. Many are the fatherless, childless, spouseless
and friendless because of this popular time of the alleged celebration
of the One Who came to give us life and that we might have it more abundantly!
Look not to the heathen, to Heaven
and not to the earth, for your provision.
Most supposedly believing people won't face or admit to this, but the
Bible sees the drunkard and the glutton as one. There are many who gluttonize
at Christmas and turn their noses up at those who drink. Yet according
to God, they are just as guilty. Great is the emphasis on, and preparation
of, food, especially among some ethnic groups, mine having been one of
them. While I do not denounce feasting and good and abundant food, I
will say that gluttony, as drunkenness, has its day at Christmas. Why?
Because it is a celebration not of the Spirit, as is supposed, but of
why can't we celebrate Christmas for the right reasons and
without all the pagan customs and traditions?" you ask. That is
the same as asking, "Why can't we celebrate pagan feasts if we do
it a Christian way?" To that I say: “Why do you wish to celebrate
pagan festivals, being a believer? Don't you have better things to do
as a Christian? Has God left you so empty spiritually that you must desperately
indulge in the lustful concoctions of those who don't love Him and don't
care to know and serve Him? Have you not experienced the goodness of
God? If not, you need to look to Him and not to the heathen, to the Spirit
and not to the flesh, to Heaven and not to earth, for your provision.”
What does God say about Christmas?
"Take heed to yourself that
you be not snared by following them [unbelieving
people], after that
they are destroyed from before you [in that you
are delivered out of the ways of those in the world]; and that you do not enquire after their
gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods: even so will I
do likewise. You shall not do so to the Lord your God: for every abomination
to the Lord, which He hates, have they done to their gods; for even their
sons and their daughters they have burned in the fire to their gods.
Whatever I command you, observe to do it: you shall not add thereto,
nor diminish from it" (Deuteronomy 12:30-32).
"But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they
sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that you should
have fellowship with devils. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and
the cup of devils: you cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table,
and of the table of devils. Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we
stronger than He?" (1 Corinthians 10:20-22)
The wrath of
God is upon all who celebrate Christmas.
"Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them,
I am the Lord your God. After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein
you dwelt, shall you not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan,
where I bring you, shall you not do: neither shall you walk in their
ordinances" (Leviticus 18:2-3).
seen great suffering upon people who name the Name of Christ
because they celebrate Christmas. The Lord has opened my eyes to the
fact that even the physical objects in one's possession representing
that festive season and others, like Halloween and Valentine's Day,
draw the wrath of God like a powerful magnet draws iron. This may sound
like superstition, and there is much superstition among believers and
so-called believers, all of which I deplore, but I am not talking about
Did not Jacob, in fear of Esau, tell his family to put
away their gods as they headed toward his father's country where Esau
was? Were not the children of Israel told time and time again to destroy
their gods, objects they thought were quite harmless to keep?
wrath of God is upon all who celebrate Christmas, upon those who
name His Name, being His or not, and most especially upon those who are His. “He
that has more light, of him is more required.”
In the Book of Revelation, chapters 17 and 18, we read about Mystery
Babylon, the mother of harlots. This whore represents false religion,
from which comes the pagan foundation of Christmas. Here is what God
says to His people concerning false religion:
“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her,
My people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive
not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has
remembered her iniquities” (Revelation 18:4-5).
“…Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become
the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage
every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine
of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed
fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through
the abundance of her delicacies” (Revelation 18:2-3).
The Christmas spirit is a devious one, slaughtering
is indeed a Christmas spirit, and I do well remember it even
after more than two decades of abstention. What a wonderful feeling
one when he or she “gets into the spirit of Christmas”! Indeed,
one does feel peace, joy and goodwill toward men, but only for the brief
time of this season.
The feelings, however, are a counterfeit of the
genuine; one can only know so by experiencing the real. People, these
feelings are none other than that of a seductive demon. Consider all
the things that people are capable of doing at Christmas, being in
that spirit. Does that not tell you all you need to know?
Can one be
Spirit of God and still do and enjoy the things that many millions
do? Would you not rather have the true essence every day of the year?
cannot have both.
It was not easy for me to come away, especially having been brought
up with Christmas from the cradle, all my family, friends, and associates
celebrating and enjoying it as I once had. It is a captivating and a
very enjoyable spirit but it is also short-lived, leaving one empty.
Christmas promises more, and leaves people emptier, than any other major
celebration of which I know. Many events make no pretenses and have no
spirits… they are what they are. They make no reference to God nor
pretend to worship Him and so do not promise as much. Where little is
little is expected. But the Christmas spirit is a devious one, making
false promises, feigning virtue, and thereby slaughtering many.
When people wish me a “Merry Christmas,” I think to myself
that I would not wish it on my enemies, so insidious and vicious a spirit
it is, much like alcohol, which, when first drunk and enjoyed, leads
to excess and sickness in the morning, sometimes so awful a man could
wish he were dead. You may argue that you do not indulge to excess or
participate in the pagan customs, but consider: The spirit of Christmas,
which all celebrants experience, permits and even encourages the evils
of which we are aware.
Why so much sadness at Christmas? Why are loneliness and poverty felt
so keenly then? Why are regret and unpleasant memories and depression
so strong at that time? Why are suicides and hospital admittances and
other unpleasantries increased?
Here is why: Christmas promises happiness
and well-being to all. It suggests we should be having a good time
no matter who, what, how, or where we are. There are so many disappointments
resulting from people trying hard to make the best of it. Friends or
relatives can't make it to your place; someone didn't send a card or
they didn't send a very nice one, at least not as nice as the one they
sent to someone else you know; someone forgot to phone or had nothing
to say or offer.
for this life reaps death, and sowing to the Spirit
The worst time for the loss of loved ones is at Christmas. Is it because
you lose more then than at another time of year? No. It is only because
Christmas imposes that obligation upon you to enjoy yourself and be happy
and fulfilled and you can't do it when one of your children has just
come down with terminal cancer, or someone close to you was laid off,
or you're in the middle of a divorce, or creditors are asking you to
Is God so deceptive, so treacherous, as to lay such a snare on His people?
If Christmas were a blessing of Him, it would have no sorrow attached
“The blessing of Jehovah, it makes rich, and He adds no pain with
(Proverbs 10:22 LITV).
But Christmas is not of God; it is of man. So you say that it is of
Him but men have spoiled it. No, Christmas has no origin with God at
all, therefore there is no possible, true fulfillment in it, not ever.
On the contrary, you have sick and dying children, burdensome debts,
divorce and creditors knocking on your door.
Happiness and fulfillment are not confined to space, time, and circumstance,
neither indeed can be, and happiness is not the issue anyway, contrary
to the world’s thinking and desire. “As long as you're happy,
that's all that counts,” it is said. That is a lie. If happiness
was all that counted, Jesus would not have suffered the cross. Because
Peter tried to speak and think “happy thoughts,” Jesus
said to him:
“Get behind Me, Satan: you are an offence to Me: you savor not
the things that are of God, but those that are of men” (Matthew
Indeed, those who live for this life, keeping and enjoying their lives,
which is what Christmas is all about, reap death, and those that sow
to the Spirit, losing their lives for the Lord's sake, find life. The
reality is the opposite of the way the world thinks and sees things.
“It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the
house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will
lay it to his heart” (Ecclesiastes 7:2).
Let me interject here for a moment and define what are Biblical Christians:
They are those who have had a direct meeting with God, have repented
at least, if they have not received His Spirit, and are confessing the
Lord Jesus Christ openly before men without shame or reluctance, looking
to Him and not anywhere else for fulfillment, having an interest and
love for the Scriptures, considering them to be food, hearing His voice
in many matters (His sheep hear His voice), and paying whatever price
is required of them to walk with God, not religiously but realistically,
not theoretically but practically, not in word but in deed, not out of
compulsion but of desire.
of the Savior’s birth
is within, He reborn in me and I in Him.
ask: If Christians do not celebrate Christmas or Easter (read
Diabolical Doctrine: Easter) or party
with the world, then what do they do for enjoyment? I ask you: Should
enjoyment be the issue?
It is said, “All work and no play makes
Johnny a dull boy.” That may be, but I have seen the opposite
far more often. I see the dullest of the dull on the streets and in
parking lots, sucking on slurpies, smoking, scattering garbage, all
dressing and acting alike, with nothing to do… empty, listless, wretched,
yet always having to act cool, like they have it all together. I see
them in the recreation and family rooms of their homes, partying, playing
video games and watching TV. Many are into drugs. It is difficult to
have an intelligent conversation with them.
On the other hand, I have had the honor and pleasure of associating
with young people who have worked hard, taken very little time for play
and who are interesting to be around, having life, having substance to
their thoughts and words, sobriety, not of the depressing, but of the
comforting, kind. With them I see purpose, maturity, honesty, respect
for others, responsibility, security, hope, all the things that are missing
in those who play.
Nevertheless, it is not in whether you work all the
time or not, but rather it is the grace of God, bestowed on very few.
Is enjoyment the issue? No.
My joy and fulfillment as a Christian is to do the will of the Lord.
When I'm not doing that, I'm selling myself short. I do not have to wait
a year to celebrate His birth, or limit it to one day a year. My celebration
of the Savior’s birth is within, where He has been reborn in me
and I in Him.
And not only is the celebration of His birth within, but
He Himself is within. Which is greater, the celebration or that which
is celebrated? Can anything greater be celebrated than God Himself?
Can anyone give more true comfort, peace, joy or fulfillment than the
Who created all things?
As Jesus said of Himself, “I am come that
they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.” He
was not lying or speaking loosely when He spoke those and many other
such words. He delivers on His promises. If you truly believe on Him
Who is the Truth, you will be fulfilled, needing
nothing of this world’s
deliverance from Christmas to those seeking to
do His will.
Please don't think I condemn you or feel critical or disappointed with
you if I see you celebrating Christmas, or trying not to and failing.
I know how hard it can be; I have been there. Just be honest and keep
going. Look to God to give you what you need to do His will. The reward
is there; He is faithful.
For more journalistic information on Christmas with much more detail
and specifics, go to the net. It is there. An excellent book to read
on pagan tradition and worship, backed up with facts and much research
is Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop.
God grant grace for deliverance from the spirit of Christmas to those
seeking to do His will.
More on Christmas:
The Birthday Celebration of the Anti-Christ
We’ve been familiar with the true nature and origin
of Christmas for many years now. Besides having written “That
Devilish Spirit of Christmas,” now in 2011, we are announcing the
ultimate diabolical reality of that event. Not only does Christmas have
pagan trappings, which is bad enough, it is all pagan
in origin and nature, which is worse. What is still worse is that it
is celebrated in the Wonderful Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
As if those factors aren’t enough (here’s the kicker now – wait
for it), Christmas (“mass of the anointed one”) is the
celebration of the birth of the anti-Christ.
Yes, it is perfectly true, and I submit to you the historical facts,
as a matter of record, gathered by responsible, educated, and godly men,
to prove it. Many men have paid the price to bring forth this knowledge,
so that we might be spared His wrath.
This breathtaking revelation came to me some months ago, having been
stirring in me for some time. I was about to post the fact
of Christmas being the express birthday celebration of the anti-Christ,
when my wife, Marilyn, found an article that agrees with
what we have learned and which God has graciously revealed to us. It
also furnishes some confirming details. Read The
Shocking Pagan Origin of Christmas.
Decades ago, God made known to me that His wrath rests, indeed, weighs
heavily, on this event as well as on those who partake of it (albeit
according to their degree of knowledge), like no other event I know of.
I’ve seen with His eyes that which is hidden to men. Given the
facts, it’s no wonder it grieves Him so!
Please take the time to read the article without assuming you’ve
heard it all, as many of us are inclined to do. My desire for you and
all is the blessedness that comes from the freedom of knowing the truth
in all its facets.
A note of caution: We’ve come across several
good writings on many subjects. Invariably, though they may be doctrinally
sound and good for the most part, we find things we don’t agree
with. That’s why we rarely recommend others’ works. If we
share them, we feel the need to point out those things we disagree with.
Furthermore, while the article itself may be flawless in our judgment,
the source website may well be in error in terms of doctrine, practice,
expression, and religious affiliation. Our concern is that people don’t
make the mistake of swallowing the bones with the meat.
We haven’t investigated the historical material in this Christmas
article in detail, but generally we have found it accurate and confirmed
sources. We will mention one thing we think not only the reader should
understand to be in need of correction, but the authors and editors of
the document, as well.
Furthermore, while we may agree with some of the general doctrinal stance
of their website,
there is that with which we disagree. For example, the site denies the
virgin birth of Christ, which effectually dismisses Jesus Christ as God,
our sinless Savior. There goes the salvation of mankind. Error doesn’t
come more egregious than that.
So reader, don’t assume we agree
on all points or that we have a religious affiliation with anyone whose
materials we recommend. Take the article and what we say about it and
leave it at that. Don’t go assuming beyond the material we offer.
Most importantly, look to the Lord for
a witness of truth. Admittedly, with that kind of error in their doctrine,
you would do well to avoid their site. It’s our hope we steer
you faithfully and safely through the shoals we encounter.
In this article, there may be more mentioned that we disagree about,
but for now, we disagree with this rather minor matter. The writer/editor
“The word ‘Santa,’ rearranged,
spells ‘S-A-T-A-N,’ and ‘Claus’ is reminiscent
of ‘Claws’ -- in other words, ‘SATAN’S CLAWS’!
Do you want Satan, the arch-enemy of mankind, to get his ‘claws’ into
The words in that paragraph before and after these sentences are fine
by us. But why entertain juvenile speculations such as these? The word “Santa” originally
means “Saint,” as in Santa Barbara or Santa Monica or “Santa
Lucia,” the classic song. “Klaus” has about as much
to do with claws, as the “Tor” from “Victor” has
to do with Thor, or “Bill” from “William’” has
to do with debt. “Klaus” is simply the abbreviated form of “Nicholas/Nicklaus,” as
in “Saint Nicholas.” Let’s not fall into specious logic
and play on words that rob us of credibility.