Thursday, December 15, 2016

He Warns Children about Santa Claus but He Still Believes in Christmas

This could be a training video on how not to witness in simply aggravating people. Some of the fathers look ready to throw him out of the mall. Christmas has nothing to do with Jesus Christ. How could he have missed that memo since he is going to warn them about all Santa Claus? I wonder if this is one of those fake "Christian events" since David Grisham is a pastor affiliated with "Repent Amarillo". They made plans to burn a Koran and also boycotted a politician. So it seems like one of those groups that likes to get attention.


Scott Wasinski said...

A friend told me about this story a few days ago and the very first thing I thought of was "if the mainstream media is making this a national event, it plays right into the narrative to vilify those that preach Jesus Christ. So is this really an ignorant pastor that believes that Jesus was born on Christmas and it just played right into their hands, or is this a controlled event to perpetuate the decline of the public opinion of the "Christian" reputation.

All I could do was shake my head.

I determined before my first son was born that I would not perpetuate the lies that I was given. I have been accused of "robbing my children of the wonders of Christmas" My response is that I build their trust in what I say, so that they know that when I speak, I speak with verity and honesty; and they value that very highly.

In a world full of deception, they know that the Word of God is a solid foundation of Truth, and dad doesn't lie about things.

I also told my sons that it is not their place to go around proclaiming that Santa is a lie, but if they are ever asked by their friends, that they speak the truth about it. They have had children furious with them for telling them the truth...kinda like the world treats the saints, for telling them the truth.

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Anonymous said...

What this pastor did was embarrass the cause of Jesus Christ. I doubt he believes Jesus was born on Christmas, but that it is a celebration of His birth.

We have to realize that 99% of Christians (yes, even born-again Christians) celebrate Christmas even though they realize it is not historically the birth of Christ. They celebrate it with in ignorance and we should not condemn them for doing so.

The worst thing is many Christians play the Santa game. They may dress it up as "Saint Nicholas", but it is one and the same. There are Christians who celebrate Christmas but they do not promote the Santa thing and instead focus on Christ and the fact that is why we celebrate Christmas.Some didn't have this light when their kids were small and did the Santa thing in ignorance but then later learned it was wrong. We are all at different stages in our sanctification.

I see no value in condemning true believers who celebrate Christmas and use it as a
time to openly speak of Christ. This is controversial and some see it very clearly while others do not. Let's not devour one another and say because someone celebrates Christmas they are heathens. That is not helpful. But that Texas pastor needs to be exposed for what he is.

Anonymous said...

Hi BB,

Thanks for sharing. However, I couldn't go past the 2nd minute of the video. If this pastor was really a believer, he would have stayed away from the mall. He should know, (if he reads the WORD of God) that this season has nothing to do with the birth of our Savior.

Personally, I try to ignore the festivities for I know whom I have believed (2 Timothy 1:12).

The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall NOT want...

Anonymous said...

This guy isn't an "evangelist" as the headline states. Evangelism is sharing the love of Christ, not going around yelling at and scaring innocent children and condemning their parents as heathens. The sin of Santa Claus is only one sin and the "pastor" is sinning by doing what he is doing. This guy is a fruitcake.

Also, he does not represent those Christians who happen to celebrate Christmas (without Santa) innocently and in the spirit of celebrating the birth of Christ although not on the date of observance - a long held tradition in our country. It is self-righteous to state that those who have superior knowledge are better - that is pride.

Where is the grace?

Anonymous said...

Dear Bible Believer,

There are those within the church that believe we should be celebrating the feasts instead of Christmas. They bind us under the Jewish laws and traditions even speaking down to us that we should not be eating pork and shellfish. They condemn those who celebrate Christmas while honoring Hanukkah, which goes against God's Word of testimony concerning the Gentile believers and followers of Jesus Christ.

And yet, these Hebrew Roots followers do not even wear clothing consisting of one pure fiber, nor do they stone those caught in adultery/pornography within the church.

Faith in Jesus alone for salvation seems to be replaced with so many man-made idols.

Anonymous said...

I do not believe that ignorance should be an excuse. I honestly believe that all born again believers know deep down that this "holiday" has nothing to do with Christ Jesus. I know it's hard to stay away from these sort of things when all your family celebrates it. I don't celebrate any "Christ mass" festivities, but I do eat dinner with my family. This in itself may be wrong to some, but I do it out of love for my family. I tell all my family to not buy me gifts. I refuse to put up a "heathen" tree (Jeremiah 10:2-5). I should stop participating in the family dinner, and will be something I may refrain from in the future (God willing). There are reasons why the birth day of Jesus isn't in scripture, God knows man would turn it into something like what is celebrated on December 25. What does a Yule log, Santa, elves, reindeer, etc have to do with Christ? It's a Roman papal holiday. In the early years of settlement in this country, celebrating "Christmas" was outlawed. They knew it was a papal holiday. In fact in those years Roman "Catholics" were not allowed to hold puplic office. They were not allowed to vote because, people knew all they would do is vote in fellow papists. I wonder what those people would think if they could somehow see what this country has become. The term "turning over in their grave" is an understatement. This is a Roman Catholic country, ruled and controlled by them. Their "traditions" are all that's promoted during this time of the year. God bless...........James

Debra said...

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

Sides of the North=North Pole where santa supposedly lives
Nicholas means victory for the people in Greek. Claus is the short form of Nicholas.
Who is our true Victory=Jesus Christ
I will ascend into heaven=Santa and his reindeer in the sky.
White beard=God is clothed in radiant white, full of wisdom.
Santa sits on a throne usurping God Amighty on His throne.
Red Suit=Satan tramples over the Son of God and His blood atonement.
Elves=Demons working for satan
Santa gives gifts to children=Jesus gave His precious life as a free gift of grace for those who receive Him.

Debra said...

Wanted to add to my previous comment; Revelation 1:14 for satan (Santa) mimicking God
His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

Bible Believer said...

Scott, yeah always watch out for the Christians they make into "national stars". It was of interest to me this group had gotten headlines before for sheer antics like burning a Koran and antagonizing non-Christians. I agree it is to vilify those who preach Jesus Christ. I tend to believe it was a "controlled" event, acted out. No man would be that foolish to not expect the reaction he got. It also helps advance the "you must say Merry Christmas" right wing meme.

Bible Believer said...

With Christmas, yes I know some real Christians celebrate it, I know it is not an easy topic to deal with. IRL I try to tread lightly and see who is open to truth about it.

I agree it's best to ignore Christmas

Bible Believer said...

Good points Debra

This article goes into more detail:

Bible Believer said...

I wonder how many know inside too it is not Christian, but choose to celebrate because it is "easier" and societal pressures. When one lets go of Christmas, it can be hard, people will call you crazy. I have a friend visiting on Christmas who knows I do not celebrate it. I will cook for her but I would on any regular day. Yes it is true James, that Christmas was outlawed in the USA, it was known as being a papal holiday. CHrist-MASS makes it obvious. Even Santa Claus came more about in the 1890s with the Coca Cola Santa Claus. I saw a Christian website using this verse, it kind of puts the whole leave Santa Claus milk and cookies into a new perspective.

I'm going to post the picture.

KJVmom said...

Thanks for the comments. I give up more of Christmas each year. This year I told my family no gifts from me and they don't have to get anything for me(but some still will), and I made sure the wreath wasn't hung outside. My husband wants decorations, including a tree, so I have to submit. If he gets saved, maybe he would be convicted to get rid of it. I sadly watched my son, the one who attends the junk food church, put up decorations, including a tree, before Thanksgiving. He and one of his housemates know better. My youngest for some reason wants to get all into it as well. She's confused, I think, for she hears and sees me do one thing and other Christians do something else, plus she goes on feelings and emotions, not facts, like so many others. I read the Bible to her and explain it. Anyhow, I am rambling on Please pray for us, the Church in this land, and for each other. BB, I am praying for you often.

Anonymous said...

If you are convicted about celebrating the holiday, say so with your actions, but don't do it smugly or self-righteously in pride that you have the light that most others do not have. One lady I know of has substituted the Jewish feasts for Christmas and Easter and is nasty to anyone who happens to wish her a Merry Christmas.

KKVmom said...

I agree, we don't want to be selfrighteous or nasty-that leaves a terrible testimony and will win no one to Christ. I do not rail on my husband or son and try to explain to my daughter why I stand as I do. And if someone wishes us a merry Christmas we should certainly be gracious. In fact, I still say " Have a blessed Christmas" to those who are fully celebrating it as I do not what else to say and it is not the time to go into what is wrong with it. There are times when we can share, but we need discernment. One thing for sure, whatever we do, let's not do it simply to be piously different.

Anonymous said...

Bible Believer said...

Praying for you KJVmom. Yeah sometimes you just have to let your piece known and then be peaceful, hopefully one day they will be convicted. I try not to argue about Christmas, though I tell people who I think are open or have been factual. I have sent cards to people wishing them a Happy New Year etc. I nod and smile when someone wishes me Merry Christmas, I can't go on this particular battle every time. I tell them "Have a good day or other polite responses. Yeah I don't want to use this to show off and say "Oh look at me". I had my trouble enough with legalists.I do wish more would study this issue and the whys and wherefores, I know many simply do not know.

Anonymous said...

KJV mom, well said!

Anonymous said...

BB, well said - a gracious Christ-like attitude.