An Independent Church in Denmark hanged St. Claus on the wall of the Church. A man “rescued” santa, by stealing the doll.
Priest Jon Knudsen in the Charismatic Church linked to The Danish Mission Association, claims St. Claus is a demon, and leads people into paganism in regards to the festival of Christmas.
This year, the Church hanged St. Claus, and put this message around his neck.
“ We forsake the devil and all his evil deeds, and everything about him”. In a local Danish Newspaper, the priest writes:
“What can be worst. To hang santa, or the burning of witches? When we see that parents allow children to watch on TV, Movies and multi media, this is like “Children-TV”, explained Knudsen.
On the website of this church, it is written:
“A hanged santa, a harmless joke or a powerful signal that Denmark has moved away from the faith that brought prosperity, and the Bible our county has been founded on”.
The story did not end with the strangled santa. A Danish national entered the Church property, and stole the doll.
On Monday, Mr. Martin Svendsen came out in public and confessed He was the thief. Svendsen is now branded in the media, as a “The hero of Danish children”.
– My motive was to bring back the children’s joy. I have got multiple positive reaction. One man has promised to make Christmas food for the Santa, overjoyed by my deed of showing people what values Christmas is all about, claims Svendsen.
Source: Norwegian Christian Daily “DagenMagazinet”.
What to say…..
If Santa Claus had been used to give the gospel to Children. Like all other claimed to be saints.
To give each other gifts, and to teach children to send gifts to other children, is not wrong. We are suppose to share.
But where is Jesus to be found in the pagan Western festival of Christmas?
I remember from my childhood, that we were more exited by the idea of receiving Christmas gifts, than giving. Many of the packets made small children disappointed, because the expectation was high in regards to materialism.
For hundreds of millions of over fed Europeans and Americans, Christmas has become a tasteless shopping festival. It has become an ugly display of sin and worldliness.
The negative reactions to this Danish priest’s activism, is another example that Jesus has been deleted…
First published 09.12.2010
Written by Ivar