From a friend's pile of book giveaways, DS3 picked up a gem. Small and unassuming, this little 20+ page booklet is packed with wisdom and a scriptural comparison on all of the ways that the mythical santa claus seeks to take the place and personal attributes of Jesus Christ as his own.
I'll run through just a few for you:
Jesus Christ is eternal - no beginning and no end. Rev. 1:8, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1
Jesus Christ is omniscient (all knowing). Heb 4:13
Jesus Christ sees all things. Psalm 139:12, Ps. 33:13
Jesus Christ hears our petitions. Phil. 4:6, Matt. 7:7
Jesus Christ desires that we be 'as little children' with a trusting faith. Luke 18:16, Mark 9:36-37
Jesus Christ has power over all creation. Col. 1:16, Rev. 4:11 (He once made a donkey to talk, Numbers 22, guided the actions of a large fish, Jonah 1:17)
All have sinned, there is only one who is sinless - Jesus Christ. Romans 5:12
We know where Jesus Christ lives (in his Father's house) but we cannot find it ourselves. We must wait for him to return. John 7:34
Jesus Christ, in His glorious ressurection, will have hair of purest white. Rev. 1:14
Jesus Christ, in His glorious resurrection, will be clothed in red. Isaiah 63:2
Jesus Christ rewards those who have faithfully served him. Rev. 22:12
These are only 11 of the 37 points presented in this booklet, which goes into wonderful details on the Lordship of Christ and how satan has perverted those attributes to lead people astray into worshipping and serving an idol.
One last thing while we are near the subject; Do you know what the heathens, worshippers of Baal, did in their worship?
2Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
3For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
4They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
5They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
May we not be deceived by idols, not distracted by seasons and celebrations that have little to do with the life and purpose of Christ. May we be focused on Christ each day, worshipping him in Spirit and truth, giving thanks to the Father for his Son, his sacrifice, and his promise of eternal life to them that are called according to his purpose.
For more information on this booklet, part of The Lost-Cause Series, please visit The Preaching of the Cross.