Isaiah -14 - How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Attributes of Jesus Christ
Attributes of Santa Claus
Eternal – Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Eternal – A child knows nothing of his beginning. To a child, Santa has just always existed.
Lives in the North – Psalm 48:2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is
Lives in the North – Tradition holds that Santa lives at the North Pole.
Wears Red – Revelation And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
Has White Hair and eyes “as a flame of fire” – Revelation His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
Always pictured as an old man with white hair like wool and a twinkle in his eye.
Ascended and Gave Gifts – Ephesians 4:7-8 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
He is said to ascend up on high and give gifts
Christians anxiously await His coming – Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
Children anxiously await his coming
Omniscient – Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
Matthew 9:4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
“He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake.”
Omnipresent – Matthew For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
He must be omnipresent, because he has the ability to visit over a billion homes in a 24 hour period. That’s over 1100 per second!
Omnipotent – Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
He has the ability to make presents for over a billion children each year and deliver them all in one night. He can even make an Xbox 360 out of wood. Pretty good carpenter, huh?
Has spirit helpers (angels) – Matthew Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
He has spirit helpers (elves) - Webster, 1828: "ELF... a spirit, a ghost..."
Invites children to come to Him – Mark 10:13-15 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the
He invites children to come to him. Parents bring their children to him.
God’s name is called “holy” at least 25 times in the Bible. *
|"Santa" is Spanish for "holy". Santa is from the Latin word "sanctus" which means also "saintly, holy". Our English words "saint, sanctify, etc…" come from "santa."|
Luke For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
"Kriss Kringle A US name for Santa Claus derived from the German Christkindl (little Christ child)."
(Brewer's Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Phrase and Fable, p. 334)
We’re told more than 50 times in the New Testament to believe in Him. **
Joh 3:16-18 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
|Children are encouraged to believe in him. How many Christmas cards have you seen with pictures of Santa and the word “believe?”|
Colossians 2:8 - Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Isaiah 42:8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
Who is your focus on this Christmas?
* God’s name is holy:
Leviticus 20:3 And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.
Leviticus 22:2 Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of
, and that they profane not my holy name in those things which they hallow unto me: I am the LORD. Israel
Leviticus Neither shall ye profane my holy name; but I will be hallowed among the children of
: I am the LORD which hallow you, Israel
1Chronicles Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
1Chronicles 16:35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.
1Chronicles 29:16 O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee an house for thine holy name cometh of thine hand, and is all thine own.
Psalm 33:21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.
Psalm 99:3 Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.
Psalm 103:1 A Psalm of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Psalm 105:3 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
Psalm 106:47 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise.
Psalm 111:9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.
Psalm 145:21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Ezekiel As for you, O house of
, thus saith the Lord GOD; Go ye, serve ye every one his idols, and hereafter also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but pollute ye my holy name no more with your gifts, and with your idols. Israel
Ezekiel 36:20 And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land.
Ezekiel 36:21 But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of
had profaned among the heathen, whither they went. Israel
Ezekiel 36:22 Therefore say unto the house of
, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel , but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went. Israel
Ezekiel 39:7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people
; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel . Israel
Ezekiel 39:25 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of
, and will be jealous for my holy name; Israel
Ezekiel 43:7 And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcases of their kings in their high places.
Ezekiel 43:8 In their setting of their threshold by my thresholds, and their post by my posts, and the wall between me and them, they have even defiled my holy name by their abominations that they have committed: wherefore I have consumed them in mine anger.
Amos 2:7 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek: and a man and his father will go in unto the same maid, to profane my holy name:
Luke For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.
** Believe in Him:
Mark And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the
is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. kingdom of God
Mark He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Luke Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
John But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
John That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
John For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
John He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
John 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
John And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
John And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
John And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
John Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
John He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
John (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
John I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
John Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
John And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
John Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
John I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
John And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
John For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.
John Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
John 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
Acts 10:43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.
Acts And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
Acts But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.
Acts And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
Romans For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Romans Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
Romans To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
Romans 4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
Romans 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
Romans But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Romans For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
1Corinthians For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
Galatians 3:6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.
Galatians But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
Ephesians In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
1Timothy Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
1Timothy For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
2Timothy For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
Hebrews And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
Hebrews 4:3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
Hebrews But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
James And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
1Peter 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
1John And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
1John 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
1John 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
1John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.