Santa Claus – Defender of our doctrine?

Published by Rob Skiba December 9, 2014 at 2:51 PM

A prominent X-mess defending “theologian” recently posted an link to an interesting article while proudly proclaiming Santa Clause is the “Defender of orthodox trinitarian theology.” The posted link is to a website that says…

“The best story about him is that he went to the council of Nicaea in 325 and became so incensed with the heresies of Arius that he broke up the good order of the council by crossing the room and slapping Arius in the face. From there the story gets pretty chaotic: he may have been expelled for disorderly conduct, and Jesus and Mary may have appeared in a vision to cause the council to re-admit him.”

“Santa Claus: Defender of orthodox nicene trinitarian theology. It’s an inspiring thought for the Christmas season, and it makes it possible for us to sing all those Santa songs with newly recovered religious meaning”


Nice. Well, if Santa believed it (and Mary came as a confirming witness), it must be true! Seriously? Call me crazy, but when we begin thinking that SANTA  (along with Constantine – who remained a Mithra worshiper until the day he died) was instrumental in forming our theology, I think we REALLY need to take a step back and re-examine our beliefs. For instance:

Question: “What occurred at the Council of Nicea?”

Answer: The Council of Nicea took place in AD 325 by order of the Roman Emperor Caesar Flavius Constantine. Nicea was located in Asia Minor, east of Constantinople. At the Council of Nicea, Emperor Constantine {a CONFIRMED WORSHIPER OF MITHRA – keep this in mind} presided over a group of church bishops and other leaders with the purpose of defining the nature of God for all of Christianity and eliminating confusion, controversy, and contention within the church. The Council of Nicea overwhelmingly affirmed the deity and eternality of Jesus Christ and defined the relationship between the Father and the Son as “of one substance.” It also affirmed the Trinity—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit were listed as three co-equal and co-eternal Persons.

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Another site says…

The Date of Easter

When to celebrate Easter, the resurrection day of Jesus, had always been somewhat controversial. Eastern churches had always followed the Jewish calendar, celebrating on the Sunday following Passover. The Western churches followed the Roman calendar which could never be matched exactly with the Jewish calendar which added a lunar month every four years or so determined by the Sanhedrin. Thus, the Western church Easter celebration had a different cycle with fixed dates set by regional leadership. The canon from Nicea, pushed by Constantine, made it FORBIDDEN to “celebrate with the Jews,” pointing to the undercurrent of anti-Jewish sentiment we have seen in earlier centuries.

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OK? Folks, THIS is where many of the “official doctrines” of the Church began to take root, and the things of YHWH got shoved out the window. Is this what we should be defending??

Constantine was NOT a Christian!! Like our own presidents, he was just a really good politician who knew the lingo that would get the results he wanted. In short, he was a poser who wanted to keep order in HIS kingdom. There had been a lot of problems in his empire and in-fighting that he wanted settled. So, he called a little party of quarrelsome “Christian Bishops” to settle the issues they were having. Got Questions goes on to say…

The failing Roman Empire, now under Constantine’s rule, could not withstand the division caused by years of hard-fought, “out of hand” arguing over doctrinal differences. The emperor saw the quarrels within the church not only as a threat to Christianity but as a threat to society as well. Therefore, at the Council of Nicea, Constantine encouraged the church leaders to settle their internal disagreements and become Christlike agents who could bring new life to a troubled empire. Constantine felt “called” to use his authority to help bring about unity, peace, and love within the church.

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Constantine prodded the 300 bishops in the council make a decision by majority vote defining who Jesus Christ is. The statement of doctrine they produced was one that all of Christianity would follow and obey, called the “Nicene Creed.” This creed was upheld by the church and enforced by the Emperor.

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So, here we see a Mithra worshipping, X-mess endorsing, Sabbath destroying, YHWH Feast abolishing, Easter celebrating, Jew hating PAGAN enforcing the belief system of the Church! And of course, modern “theologians” continue to enforce what this guy put into place. Gotta love it. The result? A Church that looks NOTHING like what Yeshua established, who thinks that the Old Testament is to be completely ignored and the Law of YHWH tossed out the window.

Finally… was St. Nicholas a real guy? Sure. I believe he was. He probably did a lot of good and noteworthy stuff too. But to use him, and the spin off myth of Santa Clause to justify celebrating X-mess and even worse to solidify Church doctrine is (at least in my view) a big mistake. But then, what do I know? I never went to seminary.

– Rob Skiba

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