The Origin of Santa
The word Santa comes from a pagan myth with some threadbare Christian traditions. Santa Claus is a fictional figure, his creation is based in part on a Christian man named Saint Nicholas of Myra, who lived in the 4th century. Nicholas was born to Christian parents who left him an inheritance when they died, which he distributed to the poor. He became a priest at a young age. Nicholas passed away on December 6 sometime around the 340s or 350s AD, and the day of his death became an annual feast.
Santa is a character who is given the powers of being omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient which is a blasphemy against God, who is the only One that possesses such divine qualities.Some parents introduce the Santa story to their children knowing it’s not true, but they do so for the sake of tradition.
But as Christians, we are exhorted not to lie. The Bible says a faithful witness will not lie (Proverbs 14:5). The Apostle Paul wrote to the Colossians, “Lie not one to another” (Colossians 3:9). Bible students know that Satan is the greatest counterfeit of the Lord Jesus Christ, so it would only make sense for Satan to create Santa as a character to do his evil work and replace Christ.
The focus of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ should be on the One who sacrificed and gave His life to save us. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Greed, selfishness and materialism that is often associated with the Santa story have overshadowed the meaning of the birth of Christ and his selfless life.
Therefore, Christians ought to get rid of the false gods and be separate from the world and avoid the slightest possibility of aiding in the deception of children. The Bible says, “Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you” (2 Corinthians 6:17).
In His service,