Genesis 1:1 In the beginning YHWH created the heavens and the earth.
Psalm 33:6 By the word of Adonai the heavens were made, and their whole host by a breath from his mouth. 7 He collects the sea waters together in a heap; he puts the deeps in storehouses. 8 Let all the earth fear Adonai! Let all living in the world stand in awe of him.
9 For he spoke, and there it was; he commanded, and there it stood. 10 Adonai brings to nothing the plans of nations, he foils the plans of the peoples. 11 But the counsel of Adonai stands forever, his heart’s plans are for all generations.
12 How blessed is the nation whose God is Adonai, the people he chose as his heritage! 13 Adonai looks out from heaven; he sees every human being; 14 from the place where he lives he watches everyone living on earth, 15 he who fashioned the hearts of them all and understands all they do. (CJB)
Why do people insist on the LIE that is the mythical Santa who climbs down the chimneys of all “good” children? Why do people insist on giving presents to each other on a man-made holiday that long ago lost its purpose, which represents the FALSE birthday of Messiah … a day we're not even commanded to celebrate … a time where many go deeply into debt to buy those presents (which is actually ANOTHER thing that goes against Scripture - Romans 13:8, Psalm 37:21, Proverbs 28:8; Matthew 25:27, Leviticus 25:35-38)?
Let’s just cut to the chase and ask ourselves this question: What, exactly, does this mythical being called "Santa" have to do with the birth of the Messiah?
“He brings presents,” you say? “Yes, just like those three wise men.”
Okay, so … did the “three wise men” give presents to each other? (More on that, in a moment. Right now, let’s stick to the topic at hand….)
The bottom line is, “Santa” – as presented to our children at Christmas – is a farce! MAN, in his self-perceived infinite wisdom, factored into this bogus “Jesus’ birthday” the idea of of an old, bearded fat man who shimmies down the chimneys of only the “good” children to deliver presents around the world (all in one night, I might add) – and who completely USURPS the supposed “reason for the season.”
Come on! Do you really think YHWH our ELOHIM approves of this IDOL called Santa Claus? Do you really think He sees nothing wrong with the LIE about the birth date of His Son?
Christmas – although, completely MAN-MADE, is supposed to be ALL about the birth of Jesus (who - according to Scripture – was NOT born in December, but on the first day of Sukkot/Tabernacles, which happens in the Sept/Oct time frame on our Gregorian calendar – a fact that, all by itself, makes the whole idea of “Christmas” a huge LIE).
Yet, choosing to completely ignore what Scripture says about lies and idols, most INSIST that this MYTHICAL entity "knows whether you've been naughty or nice." (Check out WHO TRULY knows: Psalms 33:8, 34:15, 121:8, 141:3; Proverbs 15:3; Deuteronomy 32; Job 29:2; Jeremiah 1:2, etc.)
Ignoring what Scripture says, we insist on telling our littles ones that "Santa won't bring you any presents unless you've been good." That is not only another LIE, but it’s a HORRIBLE thing to do to children - to have them keep in the back of their minds all year long, that they have to be "good" in order to get “Christmas presents” because some mythical entity is watching their every move!
Where does that leave YHWH, our Creator? What does HIS WORD say about “idols” and “other gods?” (Leviticus 21:6, Ezekiel 16:20, 36; 20:24; 23:30, 2 Kings 17:12, 41, etc.)
Anyway, let’s get back to the idea of those "three wise men":
Truth is, the Gospel of Matthew is the only one of the four Canonical gospels to mention the Magi. It reveals that they came "from the east" to worship the Mashiyach, "born King of the Jews." Although the account does not tell how many they were, some scholars suggest the three gifts led to a widespread assumption that they were three men. In the East, the magi traditionally number twelve, but their identification as kings in later Christian writings is probably linked to Psalms 72:11, "May all kings fall down before him".
And here’s the kicker: Those "three wise men" weren't even there when Yeshua was born - and they certainly didn't stand around a decorated tree to exchange presents; they brought them ONLY for the little Messiah – which didn’t happen until TWO YEARS AFTER HIS BIRTH, when they finally reached him!
So, the question remains: WHY do people insist on the LIE of the mythical Santa?
Please check out the following scriptures to get just a tiny clue as to WHO is really in charge and what HE thinks of our man-made customs:
Ezekiel 14:3 "Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their hearts and have put right before their faces the stumbling block of their iniquity Should I be consulted by them at all?
Jeremiah 1:16 "I will pronounce My judgments on them concerning all their wickedness, whereby they have forsaken Me and have offered sacrifices to other gods, and worshiped the works of their own hands.
Isaiah 2:8 Their land has also been filled with idols; They worship the work of their hands, That which their fingers have made.
Psalm 106:36 And served their idols, Which became a snare to them.
Revelation 9:20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk.