When you rearrange Santa it spells Satan. Is there a link between the two words?

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The word Santa when rearranged it spells S-A-T-A-N. Santa is a Latin word meaning “saint” or “holy.” Satan, on the other hand, it is a Hebrew word which means “Adversary” or “Accuser.”

Santa is 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 (Jesus Christ), who is the ONLY One who possesses such divine qualities.

Sadly, some parents introduce the Santa story to their children knowing it is a lie. And the Bible teaches that Satan is the father of lies (John 8:44). 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 that Santa character to do his work and replace Christ.

The focus of celebrating the birth of Christ should be on the One who sacrificed and gave His life to save us (John 3:16).  Greed, and materialism that is associated with the Santa story have overshadowed the meaning of birth of Christ. 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.

In His service,

BibleAsk Team

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