Remember the excitement of Christmas Eve as children when we couldn’t get to sleep, because we were awaiting the arrival of Santa-Claus. We were told that “He knows when you are sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, he knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake”. During this time of year I am always reminded of the time just before Christmas vacation I was in the 3rd grade everyone in my class was excited about Christmas. One of my friends learned of a classmate, who believed in Santa-Claus. My friend began to tease our classmate so bad that she literally ran out of the class screaming and crying. What kind of parent would you be if you didn’t comfort your child after such a traumatic experience, not a very good one I suspect. But would you be considered a good parent if you would say, don’t listen to them of course Santa exists; I always tell you the truth. What would God think about your choice of comfort?
When did a lie become Truth? A lie, is a lie, is a lie, no matter how we dress it up, what color it is, no matter how softly you say it, it is still going to be a lie (Colossians 3:9). Santa-Claus has become to a child in some ways a representation of God to an adult. If we’re not careful a child’s faith in Santa-Claus in some instances can be more powerful than their faith in God Himself. It is not difficult to understand why when children find out there is no Santa Claus; parents have a difficult time getting that same child to listen when they try to tell them about God.
Adding insult to injury, many of America’s public school children are growing up confused, with no moral compass, devoid of any knowledge of God. Even worse, they’re slowly being brainwashed that there is NO God, and that the universe evolved over billions of years from stardust. From the lie of Santa Claus to the lie of Evolution, America’s children are being woefully deceived. All we hear during what is considered the Holiday season are songs praising Santa Claus, or melodies of a flying Red-nosed Reindeer, or the Snowman who came to life. We sing of Christmas Trees, and men named Jack nipping at our nose, yet the name of Jesus is seldom, if ever mentioned throughout the entire season. Then to put the icing on the cake, many people, some even Christians are referring to our precious Savior with an “X” when signing cards (Merry Xmas) and sending gifts.
We are truly living in apostate days, the church continues to become worldlier and less Godly. Many people talk about God, and truth, professing to be believers; but in many instances the Word of God has been completely abandoned, even many of our churches today are but an empty shell, appearing Holy, having a form of Godliness, but in reality denying the power of Almighty God.
It is painfully obvious we are failing, we continue generation after generation to abandon our children. (Proverbs 22:6) – “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”