Maybe Someone Like Santa Claus is On Our Team

“Saving Christmas” is a new movie that was just released by Kirk Cameron. I must say that I highly respect Mr. Cameron for his willingness to make a stand for what he believes in, along with his testimony of being a Believer. Who wouldn’t love the way in which he has shared the gospel of Jesus Christ to so many people around the world. He has even been a blessing to the Church in many movies like “Fireproof”, where he dares to share sound Biblical doctrine. In addition, he has somewhat of a voice in the media that can be very effective, as he can reach millions of people in a short amount of time. With that said, unfortunately, his work in “Saving Christmas” is an utter travesty, lacking the solid foundation of the Word of God.

Since the time of the American Civil War, there has been a trend toward advancing the cause of Atheism (e.g. Evolution), Theosophy, New Thought, Metaphysics, and the Aquarian Age of Enlightenment (New Age), etc. During this time, the world has faced many wars, famine, natural and manmade disasters, diseases, and epidemics. We have also seen the explosive growth of false doctrines, false apostles and prophets, false pastors and teachers, and millions of sheep that have been led to the slaughter as their ears are tickled and bellies that are full of this world’s good. Mega-status organizations who have claimed to uphold the Word of God, have proven themselves to be the enemies of the Cross of Christ, as evidenced by their recent move toward unification with the Roman Catholic Church.

The worst assault on Bible-based Christianity during this time has been with the introduction of New Age Bible Versions, such as the RSV, NASB, NIV, NKJV, The Message, New World Translation, ESV, etc. Jesus Christ teaches that a house divided against itself will not stand. He also teaches that any house built on sand will sink. It is very important for all Believers to speak the same language and proclaim the rock solid truth of the Word of God. When we don’t, we unwittingly project another gospel that proclaims that there are many ways and roads that lead to God. For the true Christian, the Word of God is everything. Matthew 4:4 is something that we cling to, which gives us great hope and comfort from the Scriptures.

Yet even today, we are facing the greatest apostasy that the world has ever known. Delusion is on the rise, and many Assemblies of Saints are assimilating to the world around us, even though II Cor. 6:14-18 is very clear on this matter. To say that “maybe someone like Santa Claus is on our team,” is attesting to and in support of the rise of the Anti-Christ. “Friendship of the world is enmity with God.” The time has come for all Believers (Saints) to make a clear stand that we are in fact on the Lord’s side. The celebration of Christmas is not a Christian holiday or observance. There are only two ordinances for Christians, and that is Believer’s baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Anything else, including the abominable and blasphemous Hebrew Roots movement, is Strange Fire.

Hold to the Word of God, and don’t look back!

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  1. Santa Claus is based off of the actual historical person called Saint Nicolaus of Myra. He believed in Jesus as his savior and he was present at the 1st Council of Nicaea when Emperor Constantine declared Christianity to be the official religion of the Holy Roman Empire (around the year 325 a.d.). His legend inspired the German traditions that inspired many of our American traditions, unfortunately, commercialism has twisted the story to help businesses make money. We will never know the exact date and time of Jesus’ birth, that wasn’t the point. The fact that our savior was born to bring each of us the gift of grace and salvation was the point. Christianity often took pagan traditions and re-wrote them to honor God. (This happened with Day of the Dead / Halloween – turned it into All Soul’s Day, All Saint’s Day, and All Hallow’s Eve.) In the dead of winter, it is fitting that we set aside time to honor the life-giving Christ.

    Just trust in God, either He will make Christianity endure intact or He will orchestrate changing winds that will help it to exist long into our unknown future in a form that’s made just for it. Nothing we can do to keep it intact will work if His plan hinges on major changes. If not from the church, then the society it serves. I for one enjoy The Message because I understand what it says and how to apply it to my life. I don’t understand ancient Greek, Latin, or Aramaic and it wouldn’t do me any good if all Bibles were sound and unintelligible.

    • There is a big misconception that these holidays are Christian holidays. They are Roman Catholic Church holidays, but they are not Bible-based Christian holidays. Santa Claus is a figure of the Anti-Christ. Consider the lyrics, “he knows when you are sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, he knows when you’ve been bad or good so be good for goodness sake.” Those attributes that are attributed to Santa Claus is an abomination. There is only one God who is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. There is also the issue of perpetual lies that are told to children in perpetuating that fable. There is much more to be said on this matter. But the bottom line is that Christians take instruction from the Word of God, and the Word of God alone.

  2. Even though I certainly understand and respect your position, the fact remains that there is no Biblical instruction given for us to follow in remembering the birth of Christ as an annual holiday. With that said, there is no way in which any true Believer should in turn become involved in the Hebrew Roots Movement as an alternative. The Roman Catholic Church was birthed as a result of the union between pagans and Christians. And since that time, doctrines of men and doctrines of demons have been interjected into Christianity in such a way that many people consider them to be the will of God. Some traditions that we have received from our earthly fathers are good, but most are bad. My position with Christmas is that it is either Jesus Christ or Santa Claus, but not both. A choice needs to be made. If Christians choose Jesus Christ, then that celebration should be more in line with the Lord’s Supper, as that is one of two ordinances that we actually received of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    As far as the Message Bible is concerned, I would urge you to reconsider reading that commentary and consider the KJB. There has been a consorted effort to dismantle the Word of God, one version/translation at a time. I only read the KJB and Geneva, as they are the closest representation of the Word of God that we have at our disposal.

  3. God gave his people a series of festivals to remember, Day of Atonement, Passover, then Purim was created not as a directive from God but a way to remember how God protected his people. The Festival of Lights is celebrated not as a directive from God, but to remember how God provided for his people. If we wait for only high holy days that God tells us to celebrate, Christians won’t have very many days to set aside to honor God. We won’t remember Christmas or Lent or Easter. It’s not so much about the tradition or the origin, but setting aside time to remember God.

    God can’t be taken by surprise. I really do believe He knew that language and culture would change, but the essence of the greatest story ever told would remain. It might not be a carbon copy replica of what it used to be, but enough has survived to tell people that God loves them, Jesus was born to die for them, and there is hope beyond imagining. I think God made The Message because he knew it would speak to me in a way that I could relate to it. I grew up with a KJV and know it well, but it’s silent and I can’t relate to it’s words. I don’t use ‘thee’ and ‘thou’ in everyday speech, I don’t even pray in Old English, so I don’t see any reason for it in my study of scripture. Since by it’s very nature, it distracts me from God, then it does me little good. I’m pretty sure that God has good mastery of modern English and understands me anyway.

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