Is "Xmas" satanic? What about Santa Claus?
I get upset when people use "Xmas"
instead of Christmas, or "Xian" for Christian. I think the X is
satanic. I also think that Santa Claus is satanic. What do you think?
There's nothing "satanic" about using "Xmas" as an abbreviation for Christmas. X is the Greek letter that stands for Christ, the "Ch" being represented in Greek by one letter "C". In Greek, Christ is written "Cristos". One of the traditional symbols of Christ is the "Chi Rho", the monogram "XP" which was used by early Christians as a symbol of their belief to each other, and still used symbolically in some denominations. It is also known as the "Chrismon", from CHRISt's MONogram, although the word "Chrismon" is also used to describe Christmas tree decorations using many Christian symbols, such as the fish, in addition to the Chi Rho.
"Certified by the Vatican Museum, Italy. From an early Christian sarcophagus of the 4th century AD."
|That's why I don't get upset
when people write Christmas as "Xmas" or abbreviate
Christian as "Xtian" or "Xian" - whether the
user means to or not, he/she is still exalting Christ as Lord! Glory to
We celebrate Christmas as Jesus' birthday. Whatever we do should be to His glory and praise! Any custom or tradition that meets the "Does it glorify Jesus?" test is acceptable in the Body of Christ. And that is for you to decide prayerfully and in private according to our Christian liberty as Paul explained in Romans 14.
|The origin of Santa Claus can be
found in any encyclopedia, but briefly Saint Nicholas was recognized by the
early church as a man of great virtue and holiness, and he would be aghast to
think he would replace HIS Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as the focus of our
|So basically, exalt Christ as
Lord in YOUR heart and life, prayerfully consider your customs and traditions
before HIM, and don't let others criticize or condemn you for them.
JESUS IS LORD!!! Praise His Holy
See also: Should a Christian put up a Christmas Tree?
*Constantinian monogram picture & quote from: http://www.museumcopy.com/products_lg/tal966.html
Stained glass pic
More info about the Chi Rho and other Christian
Sites about St.
How does Santa Claus fit with Christmas?
Do we need Santa or a Savior?
Jesus and the Elves
It Started in a Manger: words and music by Rick Paul
Santa Claus And The Gospel
Note: Inclusion of a link doesn't mean that I necessarily agree with everything on that site or in that article. I'm trying to include all aspects of the debate about Santa so you can make up your own mind. Please let me know if any of these links are broken. Thanks!
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