Tuesday, July 17, 2012

X-mas and Santa

By Odon Bulamba (31st January 2005) Summary only

Because Jesus was born we benefit today. Because Jesus came down to earth we have found a new direction that leads us to the Kingdom of God. However, the Bible doesn’t say to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ once per year. Jesus said to remember Him with bread and wine.

Santa is a human figure depicting St Nicolas who was a Catholic bishop but coca cola changed the green and blue robe that he had worn to red and white to represent their colours. In Rev 17 is the woman who rides the beast is dressed in red and red is often used in magic (especially human blood in sacrifices) and red signifies danger is nature. It’s impossible to know who the person dressed as santa is because he is masked by a hat and beard. We have to remember that it’s because of a lack of knowledge that many will perish.

In Rev 2:14&15, Jesus is condemning the church for holding onto the teachings of the Nicolatians and encouraging their children to do so also. Is it a coincidence that santa is derived from St Nicolas? Many parents today encourage their children to sit on the lap of santa to get a photo and encourage children to ask santa for gifts. Satan is preparing the minds of our children, he is preparing their memory so later they won’t accept Jesus in their life.

Jeremiah 16:19, “Lord, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in time of distress, to you the nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, Our ancestors possessed nothing but false gods, worthless idols that did them no good.”

Our traditional religion is nothing, it’s like a wind. In the past when people celebrated with a sacrifice to satan they would use lights and today we cover our rooms and x-mas trees with lights. In the Bible the meaning of a deer is something evil and yet we tell stories to our children about the raindeer bringing presents.

Jeremiah 38:4, This is what the LORD says, Then the officials said to the king, “This man should be put to death. He is discouraging the soldiers who are left in this city, as well as all the people, by the things he is saying to them. This man is not seeking the good of these people but their ruin.”

Christmas is not a biblical word…you cannot find this word anywhere in the Bible. 

Jeremiah 6:16, “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’

We are putting the Word of God aside in order to live according to our own tradition and culture. God is giving us signs of His return but nobody is thinking about that.

Numbers 2
When we don’t listen to God’s instructions, He looks away and we get discouraged. We need to practise the Word of God and understand the time we are living and then we can be winners.

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