A Wink of His Eye…
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“A wink of his eye, and a twist of his head,
soon led me to know I had nothing to dread.”
—Twas’ the Night Before Christmas, Clement C. Moore
The Devil is a master of disguise. He can make it appear good, pleasant, and seemingly so innocent – and yet it is deadly!
Where did Santa come from?
Nearly all Santa researchers agree that some traits of Santa was borrowed from Norse [Scandinavian] mythology.
Encyclopedia Britannica describes the role of Nordic mythology in the life of Santa:
Sinterklaas was adopted by the country’s English-speaking majority under the name Santa Claus, and his legend of a kindly old man was united with old Nordic folktales of a magician who punished naughty children and rewarded good children with presents. (“Santa Claus” Encyclopaedia Britannica 99)
Some Santa researchers associate Santa with the Norse “god” of Odin or Woden. Crichton describes Odin as riding through the sky on an eight-legged, white horse name Sleipnir. (Santa originally had eight reindeers, Rudolph was nine). Odin lived in Valhalla (the North) and had a long white beard. Odin would fly through the sky during the winter solstice (December 21-25) rewarding the good children and punishing the naughty. (Crichton, Robin. Who is Santa Claus? The Truth Behind a Living Legend. Bath: The Bath Press, 1987, pp. 55-56)
Mythologist Helene Adeline Guerber presents a very convincing case tracing Santa to the Norse god Thor in Myths of Northern Lands:
Thor was the god of the peasants and the common people. He was represented as an elderly man, jovial and friendly, of heavy build, with a long white beard. His element was the fire, his color red. The rumble and roar of thunder were said to be caused by the rolling of his chariot, for he alone among the gods never rode on horseback but drove in a chariot drawn by two white goats (called Cracker and Gnasher). He was fighting the giants of ice and snow, and thus became the Yule-god. He was said to live in the “Northland” where he had his palace among icebergs. By our pagan forefathers he was considered as the cheerful and friendly god, never harming the humans but rather helping and protecting them. The fireplace in every home was especially sacred to him, and he was said to come down through the chimney into his element, the fire. (Guerber, H.A. Myths of Northern Lands. New York: American Book Company, 1895, p. 61)
The unusual and common characteristics of Santa and Thor are too close to ignore.
An elderly man, jovial and friendly and of heavy build.
With a long white beard.
His element was the fire and his color red.
Drove a chariot drawn by two white goats, named called Cracker and Gnasher.
He was the Yule-god. (Yule is Christmas time).
He lived in the Northland (North Pole).
He was considered the cheerful and friendly god.
He was benevolent to humans.
The fireplace was especially sacred to him.
He came down through the chimney into his element, the fire.
Even today in Sweden, Thor represents Santa Claus. The book, The Story of the Christmas Symbols, records:
Swedish children wait eagerly for Jultomten, a gnome whose sleigh is drawn by the Julbocker, the goats of the thunder god Thor. With his red suit and cap, and a bulging sack on his back, he looks much like the American Santa Claus. (Barth, Edna. Holly, Reindeer, and Colored Lights, The Story of the Christmas Symbols. New York: Clarion Books, 1971, p. 49)
Thor was probably history’s most celebrated and worshiped pagan god. His widespread influence is particularly obvious in the fifth day of the week, which is named after him – Thursday (a.k.a. Thor’s Day).
It is ironic that Thor’s symbol was a hammer. A hammer is also the symbolic tool of the carpenter – Santa Claus. It is also worth mentioning that Thor’s helpers were elves and like Santa’s elves, Thor’s elves were skilled craftsman. It was the elves who created Thor’s magic hammer.
In the Handbook of Christian Feasts and Customs, author Francis Weiser traces the origin of Santa to Thor: “Behind the name Santa Claus actually stands the figure of the pagan Germanic god Thor.” (Weiser, Francis X. Handbook of Christian Feasts and Customs. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1952, p. 113)
After listing some the common attributes of Thor and Santa, Weiser concludes:
Here, [Thor] then, is the true origin of our “Santa Claus.” . . . With the Christian saint whose name he still bears, however, this Santa Claus has really nothing to do. (Weiser, Francis X. Handbook of Christian Feasts and Customs. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1952, p. 114)
Another interesting trait of Thor is recorded by H.R. Ellis Davidson in Scandinavian Mythology, “It was Thor who in the last days of heathenism was regarded as the chief antagonist of Christ.” (Davidson, H.R. Ellis. Scandinavian Mythology. New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 1982, p. 133) In case you are not aware, an “antagonist” is an enemy, adversary or replacement.
The bizarre and mutual attributes of Thor and Santa are no accident.
While the pagan brush strokes of Norse mythology has painted some of the traits of Santa Claus, there exists another brush stroke coloring Santa that bids our inspection. (1)
The popular book, The Christmas Almanack, states, “By the height of the Middle Ages, St. Nicholas was probably invoked in prayer more than any other figure except the Virgin Mary and Christ Himself” (Del Re, Gerard and Patricia. The Christmas Almanack. New York: Random House, 2004, p. 131)
Did you catch that? INVOKE! Yes, magic is sorcery. Even ‘magical prayer’ is sorcery. And I assure you it’s not GOD they are praying to, no matter what some thought. This is how Satan misleads the innocent. Next is a perfect example of that.
H.P. Blavatsky, the Satanist and new age teacher writes in The Secret Doctrine:
“many a mysterious sacred name. . . conveys to the profane ear no more than some ordinary, and often vulgar [common] word, because it is concealed anagrammatically or otherwise.”
(H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, Vol II, p. 78)
Blavatsky also writes, the name is not important – but the letters.
“The name isn’t important. It is the letters.”
(H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, Vol II, p. 350)
Blavatasky’s anagrams were used to disguise who her true god was. Blavatasky openly taught Satan is mankind’s true redeemer, creator and Saviour.
“And now it stands proven that Satan, or the Red Fiery Dragon, the ‘Lord of Phosphorus’ and Lucifer, or ‘Light Bearer’, is in us; it is our Mind — our tempter and Redeemer, our intelligent liberator and Saviour. . .”
(HP Blavatasky, The Secret Doctrine p. 513)
“Satan, the Serpent of Genesis is the real creator and benefactor, the Father of Spiritual mankind. For it is he . . . who opened the eyes of the automaton (Adam) created by Jehovah. . . he still remains in Esoteric Truth the ever loving messenger…”
(H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, Vol 3, p. 243)
WOLVES IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING
Santa Claus is a cleverly conceived fraud, intended to rob children of their faith in Jesus Christ. Santa Claus is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, an enemy of the cross of Jesus Christ. Please don’t allow the malicious MYTH of Santa to brainwash your child. Satan has a bid for your child, and he’ll use any Satanic deception to lure your child away from God’s Word.
A parent who deceives their child about Santa is sinning horribly against that child. A child loves toys and gifts. In fact, this is what children think about most of the time. So when you mislead a child to believe that all good things comes from Santa Claus, you are effectively causing that child to think about Santa all year round. Biblically, all “good gifts” come from God. Yet, parents mislead their children to think that good gifts come from Santa Claus. Thus, the teaching of Santa Claus is a direct ATTACK against the Scriptures and Christianity.
It is no coincidence that Santa Claus is given the same powers as God. This is an attempt to mislead children at a young age. Santa is given omnipresence and omniscience, knowing whether each child has been bad or good. Santa is given omnipotence, being able to visit every child’s home in the entire world in a single night. This is something that only God alone could do. Santa is given the power to understand and speak any language, which again, is something that only God could do. Also, Santa is portrayed as being righteous, i.e., the “good guy,” who is always happy, and is the higher moral authority. Clearly, whoever designed Santa Claus wanted to make children believe that he was a god.
In addition, the entire concept of being rewarded by Santa Claus (an all-powerful, all-knowing, all-present being) for being good is a dangerous teaching. Children are being taught works salvation at an early age. No wonder the average adult today thinks that they might go to Heaven if they’re good enough. Salvation is not by works!
It is the Word of God that increases a child’s faith; not the nonsense of Santa Claus. It is a sin for any parent (Christians included) to mislead their child to believe that good things come from Santa. The Bible plainly states in James 1:17 that ALL “good gifts” come only from God.
The elite have become quite good at secret symbols and gestures, have they not? This is how they communicate. What does the Bible tells us about such actions:
He winks with his eyes, he speaks with his feet, he teaches with his fingers;
Let’s look at the combination of verse 12-14;
12 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;
14 Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
His speech is tortuous and crafty; his wink tells the accomplice that the victim is already snared; his gestures with foot and hand are half in deceit, and half in mockery.
After all, it’s all about money, right?
The First MARDUK Christmas? http://maggiemcneill.wordpress.com/2012/12/25/the-first-christmas/
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