Monday, 22 September 2008

SANTA CLAUS : The Great Pretender Pt 8

Cary G Dean.

Now we shall examine Santa more in the light of the Word of God.

Dr. Terry Watkins, Th.D.
Dial-the-Truth Ministries

Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. 2 Corinthians 2:11

And his feet. . . as if they burned in a furnace (Revelation 1:15)

Hmmm. . . ?

Now who has their feet in a furnace?

Who comes down a chimney into a furnace?

chim * ney
1. a structure, usually vertical, containing a passage or flue by which the smoke, gases, etc., of a fire or furnace are carried off and by means of which a draft is created
(Webster’s Dictionary)

Santa Claus!!!!

And you already know who else.

13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. Revelation 1:13-15

Satan was not just kidding when he said in Isaiah 14:14,

"I will be like the most High."

The Lord Jesus warned us in John 10 about those that "entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way".

"[say a chimney]"

10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way [like a chimney], the same is a thief and a robber.

2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:1, 2, 9,10

A little interesting history on Santa and his chimney:

It seems the chimney tale came to us via Thor, the mythical god of fire and lightning.

Satan (and Thor) are symbolized by the lightning bolt (Luke 10:18).

Thor’s name means "thunder".

The Thor story goes like this;

Most families in the pre-patriarchal Scandinavian world would have an altar to Thor

Their fireplace.!!

Every year on his birthday, December 25th (of course) Thor would come down the chimney to his altar of fire, and bring presents to the kiddies.

(Sound familiar?) Oh yea!!!

Thor was "nicknamed" "Klaus of the cinders" or "Sinter Klaus" (a.k.a Santa Claus),
(a.k.a Satan Lucas), because it was believed he would be "singed" as he stepped into the fireplace.

Thor liked to wear furs in red for fire, and white for snow.

He is usually pictured with a long white beard.

He had a palace in the north.

And he also rode through the sky in a sled pulled by two goats, named Gnasher and Crasher.

(Sound like someone else we’ve heard of?)
Oh yea!!!

Another of Thor’s nickname was "Old Nick."

Thor also carried a "trident" – the pitchfork of Satan.

Just a coincident. . . ? Hmmm. . . Thor the "GOD" of thunder, fire and lightning.

Sounds a lot like someone else. . . Like maybe. . . Santa and Satan!!

Oh yea!!!

It is no secret that Thor symbolizes Satan.

The rock group KISS, who dressed as demons from hell spewing forth fire and blood in their concerts, has a song dedicated to the god of Thor titled.
God of Thunder.

Some of the lyrics:

I was born on Olympus
To my father a son
I was raised by the demons
Trained to reign as the one
God of thunder and rock and roll. . .
I gather darkness to please me
And I command you to kneel
Before the God of thunder and rock and roll
The spell you're under
Will slowly rob you of your virgin soul
KISS, God of Thunder

There is also the mythological creature named Chimera (coming from the same root word "chim" as chim-ney).

Chimera is a strange creature.

It seems Chimera is part lion, part goat and part serpent.

That’s a strange combo. . .? I wonder where they got that from?

Chimera breathes fire and lives in the underworld called Hell.

(Hans Biedermann, Dictionary of Symbolism, p. 67)

Is not this the carpenter. . . (Mark 6:3)

Mark 6:3 tells us the Lord Jesus Christ was a carpenter.

Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him. Mark 6:3

Santa is no plumber, or electrician, or blacksmith.

Santa is a carpenter.

Surprise.!! Surprise.!!

Wow! Who would have ever guessed it!

What a coincidence.

Oh yea, remember the god-Thor? His symbol is a hammer.

His house. . . was toward the north (Ezekiel 8:14)

Everyone knows Santa lives at the North Pole.

Brrr. . . Why the north pole? Nobody lives at the North Pole. . . Why did they pick the NORTH Pole?

Could it possibly be because someone else lives in the north?

Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD'S house which was toward the north; . . . Ezekiel 8:14

1 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.

2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King. Psalm 48:1-2

The Lord dwells in "the north, the city of the great King".

By the way, remember what Lucifer said in Isaiah 14:13, when he rebelled against God?

Remember where he was going to exalt his throne?

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

Where else would Satan (oops. . . it’s just too easy to get those two mixed up) Claus be but in the NORTH?

About the Author:
Dr. Terry Watkins, Th.D.
Dial-the-Truth Ministries

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