Bible Pathways in Picture and Word

Paganism and the Holidays 

 Santa Claus (Satan’s counterfeit for Christ)

Santa

Has white hair like wool  

 

Comes from North Pole

 

Comes at night

 

Omniscient - Knows everything

 

Ageless - Eternal

 

Makes list of judgements

 

Checks list twice

 

 

Gives Gifts & Rewards  

 

Confess wrongs to Santa 

 

Asks children to obey parents

 

Hour of his coming a mystery

 

Rudolph’s shining nose to guide 

 

Comes with Reindeer

 

Comes with Sleigh

 

Calls all children to his knee

 

Children tell him what they want

 

Be good for goodness sake

 

Has a twinkle in his eye

 

Dressed in red and white

 

Swift visit to the whole world in 1 day

 

Omnipresent - found in every mall

 

Says Ho - Ho - Ho

 

                                               Jesus

Revelation 1:14, Daniel 7:9 

 

 Ezekiel 1:4, Psalm 48:2

 

2 Peter 3:10, 1 Thessalonians 5:2

 

Revelation 19:6

 

Revelation 1:8, 21:6, Hebrews 13:8

  

Rev. 20:12, 14:7, 21:27, 2 Cor. 5:10

 

1 Tim. 5:24-25, Matthew 10:26

 

 Romans 6:23, Revelation 22:12

 

1 John 2:1, 1 Timothy 2:5

 

Ephesians 6:1, Prov. 6:20, Colossians 3:20

 

Luke 12:40, Mark 13:33, Matthew 24:36

 

(Star) Matt. 2:2,7,9-10, Num. 24:17

 

(Horses) Revelation 19:11,14

 

(Chariots) Isaiah 66:15

 

Matthew 19:14, Luke 18:16

 

Matthew 7:7-8

 

Matt. 19:17, Colossians 1:29, Philippians 2:13

 

Revelation 1:14, 2:18

 

   Revelation 19:13-14, Isaiah 63:1-3

 

2Peter 3:8, Revelation 18:8, Isaiah 47:9

 

Psalm 139:7-10, Ephesians 4:6

 

Zechariah 2:6


The name "Santa" is just the name "Satan" scrambled.

The name "Old Saint Nick", another name for "Santa", is a name used for the devil. Look up "Old Nick" in the dictionary!

The last pagan festival of the year, celebrated on December 25, was called "Saturnalia", and was dedicated to the oldest of the gods, Saturn! It is significant that the god of Saturnalia was represented as an old man with a red face and was given the name "Nicholas" - the root words of this name are "nike" and "laos", which means "destroyer of the people" ---- (see these words in Greek-English lexicons and Sanford’s Cyclopedia of Religious Knowledge)

"Old Nick (the devil) and St. Nicholas…are identical in person." (The Devil in Legend and Literature p.33)

Even the church accepted the veneration of the planet gods. They took the planetary gods and made them saints. "Saturn became St. Nicholas." (The Story of Santa Claus, p.71)

"…Saturn, the lord of hell and considered the most evil of the planets,…Saturn was the mythological first king of Rome, and in Babylon bore the titles "God of Fire" and "Raging King" and "Lord of Hades". Saturn in Hebrew-Chaldee is "STVR" and has a numerical value of "666"    (The Trail of the Serpent, p.24)

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 Christmas

Many well meaning Christians celebrate a holiday on December 25 as the "birthday" of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Most people observe that holiday out of ignorance of the pagan roots that Christmas originated from. The following are just a few of many documented facts concerning the origin of Christmas.

The word "Christmas" is a combination of two words "Christ"-"Mass". Mass is the Catholic ritual where they "re-sacrifice" Christ in the form of a wafer. This is Blasphemy!! Christ was sacrificed ONCE for all! (Heb. 7:27)

Christ was not born December 25 nor anywhere close to it. Luke 2:8 "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night." "It was an ancient custom among Jews of those days to send out their sheep to the fields and deserts about the Passover (early spring), and bring them home at commencement of the first rain. During the time they were out, the shepherds watched them night and day. As…the first rain began early in the month of March, which answers to part of our October, we find that the sheep were kept out in the open country during the whole summer. And, as these shepherds had not yet brought home their flocks (when Christ was born in Bethlehem), it is a presumptive argument that October had not yet commenced, and that, consequently, our Lord was not born on the 25th of December, when no flocks were out in the fields; nor could He have been born later than September, as the flocks were still in the fields by night." Adam Clarke, Commentary, Vol. 5, 370 So where does the Christmas holiday come from?

"Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the Church…The first evidence of the feast is from Egypt. Pagan customs centering around the January calends (the pagan calendar) gravitated to Christmas" –Catholic Encyclopedia 1911 "In the Scriptures, no one is recorded to have kept the feast or held a great banquet on his (Christ’s) birthday. It is only sinners (like Pharaoh and Herod) who make great rejoicings over the day in which they were born into this world." – Origen, quoted in Catholic Encyclopedia

Nimrod, the builder of the tower of Babel, was killed in the prime of his life. His wife, Semiramis, became pregnant and told the people that Nimrod’s spirit had flown into the sun and he became the sun god. She also said that his spirit had come down and impregnated her so when her child was born, he was worshipped as the "son of god". His name was Tammuz. The day his birthday was celebrated was December 25. Another name for Tammuz was "Baal-bereth" –"Lord of the Fir-Tree".

"The celebration of Christmas was not introduced in the church till after the middle of the fourth century. It originated in Rome, and was probably a Christian transformation of regeneration of a series of kindred heathen festivals…" J.P.Lange’s "Church History, NY vol. ii 395

The different pagan religions believed that their gods could transform themselves into trees.

"In Germanic mythology, they too, had a supreme god to whom they gave sacrifice. These war-like people promised their god, whose name was TIWAZ, that if he would give them victory over their enemy, they would give to their god all the spoils of the battle. Like the Babylonians, they believed their gods could transform themselves into trees. If their god answered their prayers, they took their dead victims along with their spoils of war, and dragged them to their sacred grove, and there hung them on their sacred trees. Such offerings have been recovered from bogs in Germany." Encyclopedia of World Mythology pp.73, 98 This begot the origin of hanging ornaments on the Christmas Tree

"Evergreens, because of their ability to remain fresh and green throughout the year, symbolized immortality and fertility. Egyptian priests taught that the evergreen tree sprang from the grave of their god Osiris (another name for Tammuz), who, after being murdered by another god, was resurrected through the energy in a evergreen tree." The Real Story Behind Christmas, Easter, and Halloween p.40

Even the Bible speaks about these heathen rituals!

Jer 10:2-4 "Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not."

Jdg 3:7 "And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim and the groves."

See also: The Two Babylons by Rev. Alexander Hislop

                  The Antichrist 666 compiled by Workers for God INC

                  The Illuminati 666  by William Sutton

                  Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated by Dr. Cathy Burns

                  Encyclopedia Britannica

                  The Trail of the Serpent by Murl Vance

 

 

A look at some quotes from Sister White on the holidays 

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Other info on Holidays here at this page.