How many coincidences does it take before something is no longer a “coincidences”? One, three, five, a dozen? In a court of law, how much circumstantial evidence is needed before the accused is found guilty? The answer to that question depends on how persuasive the evidence. For example, if a man is seen entering and exiting a house with a gun, and a victim is later discovered who’s been shot to death; even though no one literally saw the man with the gun shoot the victim, the circumstantial evidence points to the fact that he is probably the killer. In cases where there is more than one piece of circumstantial evidence, the most effective type is that which corroborates the same conclusion. What kind of conclusions, if any, can be drawn from the evidence surrounding Santa Claus?
In the case of Santa Claus, this series will demonstrate that there’s plenty of evidence to convict him of his crimes. Santa guilty of crimes? Preposterous. What possible crimes could Santa Claus have committed? The same crimes committed by Lucifer, that of desiring to be “like the most high” (Isa. 14:12-14).
Since modern twenty-first century society treats “Santa Claus” as if he were a real person, this series of posts will do the same. Santa is loved by billions of children around the world. He’s promoted throughout the holiday season by parents and grandparents. He appears annually on television, in movies, parades and shopping malls. He is often spoken of by newscasters and weathermen on December 24th. Millions of letters annually are accepted and printed to him by newspapers both large and small. There can be no question, Santa Claus is a popular guy. If he’s not real, there are sure a lot of people that act as if he were.
Regardless of Santa’s popularity however, Christians need to ask themselves; “How popular is Santa Claus with God?” After all, does not the Bible say “…that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God”? What does such a statement say about Santa? And are we not asked to “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good”? (see Lk. 16:15 & 1Thess. 5:21). If this is true, and it is, why haven’t more Christian’s “proved” Santa with the Bible? Good question.
Perhaps many assume that the Lord Jesus Christ loves Santa Claus simply because he’s presented as a good and virtuous man? Perhaps. But the Lord also said; “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” (John 7:24) What’s righteous judgment? Righteous judgement is understanding that there are things in this world which “outwardly appear righteous unto men”, but are actually working against God and the truths of scripture (Read that last sentence again and see Matt. 23:28). Satan’s “ministers of righteousness”, for example, are ministers which outwardly work “righteousness”, but do so to help advance the Devil’s cause (2Cor. 11:15). Is it possible that the myth of Santa Claus is actually a satanic delusion? A delusion which outwardly acts as a “minister of righteousness”, but in reality is working to push something much different? One must admit, it is certainly “possible”. The evidence presented in this series will speak for itself.
When it comes to discerning Santa Claus, the biggest hurdle to overcome, for most, is convincing them that a man who outwardly appears good is actually doing spiritual harm – harm to truth and the cross of Christ. This is the main issue. The problem with understanding this fact is a lack of spiritual discernment. It is the same spiritual deficiency which will later bring about the acceptance of the Antichrist (read that again). A time when a good man (supposedly) will be loved by the world and enthroned as God Himself. Santa simply makes a good forerunner and an opportunity to learn lessons in methods of satanic deception.
In all likelihood, those that find it easier to cast off their Santa traditions in favor of scriptural allegiance, will find this series more accepting. But if not, does that mean that Christian’s who are “Santa sympathizers” will go to Hell? Don’t be silly. Accepting or rejecting such things has no bearing on one’s salvation. Christian’s have the freedom to do with Santa Claus whatever they wish. This series simply represents lessons in spiritual discernment. However, that does not negate the fact that there are right and wrong choices to be made. It simply means that if you choose to make the wrong choice, be prepared to reap what you sew. Ignorance can be bliss, but once you know the truth, you have a choice to make. The rejection of light always brings darkness. “But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.” (1Cor. 14:38)
To be continued in THE TRIAL OF SANTA CLAUS: PART 2 …
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