Danish Church hanged santa to forsake the devil

An Independent Church in Denmark hanged St. Claus on the wall of the Church. A man “rescued” santa, by stealing the doll.

The Danish Church hanged Santa, and went public with claims he is a demon.

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”.

Mr. Svendsen. A fool or a hero.

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”.

My comment:

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

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32 thoughts on “Danish Church hanged santa to forsake the devil

  1. My son is 10 and my daughter 7. I have never told them there was a Santa Claus. What my parents taught me when I was little, was Christmas is used to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

    And so being taught this, and believing it, I have taught my children the same thing. To teach a child that Santa is real, or even that the tooth fairty is real is wrong. Teaching your kids about early in life that Jesus Christ is the only one who can saves, gives kids a foundation and an eagerness to learn more about God.

    2 Timothy 3:14-15 says: But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

  2. Fear mongering. Not good. St Nick was a real man. He loved children.what we must realize is that Christ was not born on christmas. More than likely we took this date to take away from the pagan rituals.
    The only thing Satan is the commercialism.
    Why can’t we teach about the goodness of a real man and the divinity of Christ?

    1. Renee,

      What is wrong with this “St. Nick” is that they put him on a pedestal, and surround a holiday explicity around him. That is wrong, and it is a form of idolatry.

      Renee, why can’t we simply teach that Jesus Christ was born, and that he made the ultimate sacrifice on the cross, shedding his blood for our sins? Why do people need to add a big bellied man who simply says Ho Ho Ho, and add elves to the story?

      The story of Jesus Christ is what it’s important. Nothing else compares.

      Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

  3. Renee rock,

    You are right on this one when you say ‘Christ was not born on christmas’ BUT, you are wrong about this so-called “St.Nick” or “santa” who loves children. Well if he loves children so much then why does he come in the night? Does he suffer from ‘day blindness’? and why does he come through the fire vent like a thief and not through the front door? Does this ring a bell to you that “Jesus said the thief comes to kill, steal and destroy, BUT, I have come that you may have life and that you may have it abundantly” John 10:10. However, please take some time to read the following articles on “The comparision between Jesus Christ and santa”…

    A) http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1132.cfm
    B) http://www.hope-of-israel.org/christ~3.htm

    …. and also watch some very interesting videos:
    THE TRUTH ABOUT CHRISTMAS
    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wlmwskLGyE&feature=related
    2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OedQ2PQGWu8&feature=related
    3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oV12bCZG4w&feature=related
    4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjrMqRuYl0Y&feature=related

    May the Lord enlighten you.

    1. Dear Jes.

      Shalom.

      We do not know the exact day of the birth of the Messiah. God the Holy Spirit has kept this date a secret. The reason is obvious. Some false Christians would start to worship wood and stones, make family members of Jesus “holy”, and pay special attention to certain days, and make the gospel into religious rituals.

      For me: Its Christmas every day. That solves the problem.

      1. Hi Ivar,

        Whatever you mean by ….>

        ***For me: Its Christmas every day. That solves the problem***

        …> does not make sense to me, but just remember Jesus is not Christian, Catholic, Egyptian, Jordanian, Asian, European or even American .. He is a Bonafide Israelite, a JEW. So dear Ivar why is it hard to find out (Not His Birthdate) but His TIME of birth??? It’s in the Bible. Jesus said seek and you shall find … and I believe we can find any answer we want from HIS WORD. However, birthdays are not Biblical and does not have a fixed date according to God’s Holy Calendar, the HEBREW CALENDAR. Ivar, I don’t have to mention becoz you already know very well that the HEBREW CALENDAR was changed by the Roman church. However, have fun if today and everyday is christmas for you.

      2. Jes,

        I believe Ivar meant and this is what I understood: That he celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, but more importantly that Jesus Christ died for our sins, and that through him we are saved.

        That’s what I took from Ivar’s message.

        God Bless.

  4. Ref. to my above comment …

    “However, birthdays are not Biblical”

    Sorry about the incomplete sentence. What I meant was ‘celebrating’ birthdays is not Biblical.

    It’s taken me a life journey to find the answers (gems from God’s Word) that I always needed, I’ve found them in the Word of God and I’m just sharing so that others also can search for those gems. No offense please.

  5. Hi Gloria,

    OK, I’ll accept that, it’s just the word christmas and also the other Roman festivities that unnerve me having learned the ugly truth behind each one of them. Satan(Santa) is a twister of the Word of God and in turn has twisted the minds of human beings.

    Blessings

    1. Hey Jes,

      My children from young know that Thanksgiving is for Thanking Jesus Christ, and for helping those that are in need, and Christmas is for celebrating the Birth of Christ. They are still young, but they know that the true meaning of these holidays is Jesus Christ.

      God Bless.

      1. And I do agree that too many in this world give this imagined “santa” too much meaning for nothing.

        God Bless.

  6. Advent is the season we set aside to celebrate the birth of Christ. Santa Claus draws much from bishop Nicolas of Myre. Some pagan elements were added no doubt, but they are unrelated to Christmas. It is about giving gifts and receiving them. No doubt the Christ child was the greatest of these gifts. Stop freaking out about “Satan Claus” you are reacting to nothing. Hanging Santa in effigy is such an AMAZING witness to unbelievers. welcome to the church, where we hang people, things, ideas we dont like. great.

  7. Christmas is catholic you cant serve two gods people.you cant put down the vatican and then follow their hellodays.wake up.
    One Yes For Jess ,Amein

  8. The real meaning of Christmas:

    http://thetruthandlight.wordpress.com/2008/12/25/saturnalia-the-real-roots-of-christmas/

    http://thetruthandlight.wordpress.com/2009/12/26/the-real-meaning-behind-christmas/

    First of all the name of the Son-of-God is not Jesus Christ. He a BONAFIDE JEW and HIS NAME IS YESHUA. He was not born according to the ‘Julian or Gregorian calendar – but – He was born according to YHVH’s calendar (the Hebrew calendar) and according to this calendar no birth dates come on the exact same date of one’s birth as this has to do with the rotation of the earth. So…

    1) {John 1.14 states that the Word became flesh and dwelt with us}. This is the time of Sukkot (The feast of Tabernacles).
    2) Another thing, shepherds would not be out with their sheep in the dead of winter in Israel.
    3) The Christmas tree is the god of fertility named Yule. That’s where you get the cake name ‘yule log’
    plus fruitcakes refer to Jer.7.18 & 44:19
    4) Santa Claus is also associated with the Nordic god ‘Norse’ god. Satan has has endless names and that’s why we have a world of confusion.

    It is the Catholic church (in 336 AD) that declared Dec 25 (on the Julian calendar) to be Yeshua’s birthday to replace a pagan Roman holiday ‘Saturnalia’. Ironically Dec 25 became a fixed date for the celebration of the birthday of the “sun-god” thus covering this pagan holiday and declaring it to be the birthday of the SON-OF-GOD. This is sheer blasphemy unto the true Holy God YHVH.

    When I talk to people about Christmas, most say “but I celebrate the birth of Jesus regardless of what they celebrate”.
    But…but.. Did Jesus ask us to keep and celebrate his birthday? And… does it have to be celebrated with the abominable ham, hard liquor, wines, dancing, gifts and include ‘santa’ in it?

    Bash me if you like but I’m only warning that those who celebrate these pagan Roman festivities are not gonna like to hear what the Great JUDGE, the SON-OF-GOD has to say when you meet Him face-to-face and where He will send you all. Please consider this seriously.

    1. Dear Jes.

      Shalom.

      You wrote:

      First of all the name of the Son-of-God is not Jesus Christ. He a BONAFIDE JEW and HIS NAME IS YESHUA.

      My reply:

      We must be careful, not to become legalistic. God of Israel was addressed with many name. Like YHWH,YAHWE, Eloim, and El Shadai. Legalistic teachers claims their choice in the only correct way to address Him.

      Jesus the Messiah solved this question, Once and for all: He called Him Father. His Father, My Father, and your Father. “Father” will be pronounced different in different cultures and language zones.

      Please do not turn legalistic. If I call the Messiah, The Prince of peace, is it ok for you? What about Mighty God, or Emanuel? Or do I have to join the exclusive Hebrew debate, of the right Hebrew version of His many names, to be recognized by Him as His child?

    2. Jes,

      With all due respect, I have called out to Jesus Christ with that name, and he has answered me. I’ve also called him God, My Father, My Savior, and never once did God not answer me. So I do think Jesus Christ answers to that name, as well as the one’s I listed, and I’m sure the ones you have listed also.

      God Bless.

      1. Dear Gloria.

        Shalom.

        You do nothing wrong in calling up on God the Most High, in the name of Jesus. Jes can use the name Yeshua, and He will surely answer.

        Our Messiah is not color blind, neither is He a legalistic linguistic Master. He is the Word of God that came in flesh, the King of the Jews. He died, He rose again from the grave, and He is coming back for a second time, to collect His children.

  9. Hello Ivar & Gloria,

    In response to both your comments, for your info, I’m NOT legalistic nor, follow the ones who teach on legalism. I’m not perfect but I do my best to follow and do what Yeshua(Jesus) wants me to do and that is : Keeping His Holy Commandments and Appointments and being ‘like the voice in the wilderness’ to prepare the way for His coming, for it is important that when we learn the truth to proclaim it. If you guys have a problem with that then please take it before the throne of the Great Judge (Yeshua)Jesus Himself.

    My emphasis was not on the name of the Son-of-God so much, but on the festivities of Christmas. But looks like you both have taken a detour from the christmas issue to the name Jesus (I wrote about the name Jesus, in order to identify the Catholic Jesus and other Jesus’ from YESHUA MESSIAH of ISRAEL) because it was a very clever cover-up by the Catholic church to draw the early Christians away from the Torah.

    Again the Christmas issue was the highlight of my comment. If you and the world celebrate all these Roman feasts its up you and the world – YHVH(G-d) has given us a choice Deut:30:15-20. It’s all laid out on a golden platter, we can take it or leave it.

    As for calling out in prayer to the Lord(Jesus), I am sure He doesn’t mind that as majority of the world know Him by that name, and so its a matter of the heart because He looks into our Hearts and not into our Heads. However, these worldly things that are around us and taught to many of us could have been destroyed by YHVH(G-d) a long time ago, but He has let them be as a TEST for us…{Yeshua(Jesus) said “If anyone wishes to come after me”,he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. (Lk 9:23)}. So now denying ourselves and picking up our cross, by eradicating these worldly pleasures for Yeshua(Jesus)sake, isn’t it a sacrifice that is pleasing to Him and a treasure that will be stored in Heaven? Where does He say “If you want to follow me ‘celebrate my birthday’ and that too with decorated trees, cakes and gifts as santa the main guest? …

    The bottom line: Ivar, by calling me legalistic it means that you have not read and understood the point I’ve made. And neither did Gloria. You both have jumped to different conclusions leaving out the main point. For this reason Christians need to study the TORAH but sadly they say ‘this is for the Jews’. Now are you going to hammer me again for bring up the word TORAH?

    However, I’m sure you both enjoyed Christmas, and will enjoy New Year too – Think how the SON-OF-GOD JESUS feels about this.

    1. Jes,

      You wrote: First of all the name of the Son-of-God is not Jesus Christ. He a BONAFIDE JEW and HIS NAME IS YESHUA.

      My comment: I have no problem with you, or the Words Christ teaches us. I adhere strictly to the bible, and though I’m not perfect, I strive to follow the Word of God. My response was to what you wrote, that Jesus is not the name of the Son of God. And as I have said, when I called out to Jesus he has answered to me.

      Your Comment: Again the Christmas issue was the highlight of my comment. If you and the world celebrate all these Roman feasts its up you and the world

      My Comment: Again, as I stated above, I see nothing wrong with celebrating Christmas AS THE BIRTH OF CHRIST. That is how I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas, with my family in church and out of church celebrating the Birth of Christ. The birth of Christ was the and always is the main focal point.

      Your Comment: Where does He say “If you want to follow me ‘celebrate my birthday’ and that too with decorated trees, cakes and gifts as santa the main guest? …

      My Comment: Where is it that I wrote that I believe in Santa? Please show me this. My parents are Christian, I’m christian, and my kids follow Christ. I HAVE NEVER BELIEVE OR TAUGHT THAT THERE IS A SANTA.

      Your comment: For this reason Christians need to study the TORAH but sadly they say ‘this is for the Jews’

      My Comment: I study the Holy Bible-The Word of Jesus Christ.

      Your Comment: However, I’m sure you both enjoyed Christmas, and will enjoy New Year too – Think how the SON-OF-GOD JESUS feels about this.

      My comment: I did enjoy celebrating the birth of Christ, and I celebrate my Savior everyday. I’ll enjoy the New Year too- praying and thanking Christ my Savior for his gift of salvation. And praying that I grow in my knowledge of Christ, and grow closer to him.

      Your comment seems to have a tone of I’m right and you’re wrong. In any case, God Bless you Jes, and may Jesus Christ Our Savior continue to bless you.

      1. Dear Gloria and Jes.

        Shalom.

        I have earlier written that I celebrate “Christmas” every day. That will solve the issue of which date Jesus was born. In my born again heart, He reign from morning to evening, 365 days a year.

        Born into a Lutheran family, I do have certain traditions I follow in the week starting 23rd of December.

        I do also have other traditions, which also makes my life more colorful. Like enjoying Jewish festivals like Purim, Passover and Hannuka. I would like to encourage all Christians to pay attention to Jewish festivals, and share into their Biblical meaning. Like paying attention to 6 pm on Friday evening, who is the start of the Biblical Sabbath.

        All Biblical festivals only have its fullness in Jesus the Messiah. He is the Lord of the Sabbath, and only in Him we can enter the prepared Sabbath rest.

    2. Dear Jes.

      Shalom.

      I understand your intention, and I do agree with you that “Jesus of Rome” is a copy of the true Messiah. But your message was not read as an attack on “Christmas”, but as an attack on the name other people use, when we call up on our Master.

  10. Hi Gloria,

    You have taken my comments personally, I can sense how hurt and upset you are. It was not meant to question anybody’s faith but to let them know the truth about the very word ‘christmas’ because there are millions of people i.e. Catholics, Christians, Jews and of all religions around the world looking for answers to the truth. If you don’t like a comment or even to look into the info provided, then just IGNORE IT, case closed. There’s no need to get hurt and fight back because my comments were not directed to you but merely to get the truth out there.

    1) You say in your 2nd para “I adhere strictly to the bible,….
    but…but…but, Gloria, about Jesus’ birthday on 25th December is no where in the Bible.

    2) And then again in the 4th para you say “I see nothing wrong with celebrating Christmas AS THE BIRTH OF CHRIST” etc…
    Gloria, I’m not here to teach you how to live your spiritual life or to question how you were brought up, its none of my business, and I don’t even know you or anyone on the blog personally. But my intention is purely to proclaim the truth re. the pagan feasts so that people can do their research, find the truth and return to the TRUE G-D… And this is a choice to all to take it or leave it.

    3)Re. I HAVE NEVER BELIEVE OR TAUGHT THAT THERE IS A SANTA….
    Well that was my general comment because ‘santa’ is the main figure in the festivity of ‘christmas, so again if you want to take it on yourself, then its like a self-inflicting wound.

    4)You say: I study the Holy Bible-The Word of Jesus Christ…
    Well, if you had taken a minute or two to find out what “The Word of Jesus Christ” means, you would have found the word TORAH, for He is the TORAH…The Living Word of G-d. And christmas is not in His TORAH(The Word of Jesus Christ). And the TORAH is not just for the Jews, and the TORAH IS NOT LEGALISM.

    5)You say: I did enjoy celebrating the birth of Christ,…
    Very interesting to hear this from you who adheres strictly to the Bible… I would like to repeat that Yeshua(Jesus’) birthday is NOT in December it is during the FALL SEASON.

    Now Gloria, I have a question for you. Tell me (for example) if your birthday is on Jan 15, but your mum celebrated it on Oct 15th how would that make you feel? Would there be the same joy that you would feel if the celebration was on Jan 15? Wouldn’t that feel stale?

    An Important Note: Even though Yeshua(Jesus) was born during the Fall Feasts, yet His Birthday is not celebrated but a much important and greater celebration done on that day, which is a shadow of what is to come very soon. Gloria, what I’m trying to say is: If you don’t look into the real birth-time of Yeshua(Jesus), you are going to miss him, you are going to be in the group of one of the 5-virgins who brought the less oil that night.

    I sincerely pray that both you and Ivar and many others who can’t leave their grip on christmas and other pagan Roman feast, the Lord Yeshua(Jesus)will break this chain and set you all free…. Amen. Be Blessed.

    1. Jes,

      Your comment: You have taken my comments personally, I can sense how hurt and upset you are.

      My comment: I’m not hurt or upset. I love taking about the Word of God, and I just wanted to clarify to you where I stand.

      Your Comment: You say in your 2nd para “I adhere strictly to the bible,….
      but…but…but, Gloria, about Jesus’ birthday on 25th December is no where in the Bible.

      My Comment: Let me see if I can explain this in a way you and others understand. I first realized Jesus Christ protecting me when I was 8. I accepted him and was baptized when I was 12. And through my life, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit has told me when I’ve done some thing wrong. And that has been alot of times, because i’m far from perfect. So I was raised, my parents being Christians for 40 or more years, I was raised knowing Christmas meant the birth of Christ. 34 years I’ve been celebrating the birth of Christ on Christmas, and never once has Jesus told me: Gloria you’re doing wrong. Or Gloria you are teaching your kids wrong. So see Jess, I trust in God completely. Without him I am nothing, and I learn alot from my Lord. So I will continue to celebrate everyday, the birth of Christ because I trust him completely, and have put my life in his hands.

      Your Comment: Well that was my general comment because ‘santa’ is the main figure in the festivity of ‘christmas

      My Comment: My mom and Dad have never taught me to believe in a figure like Santa. They’ve taught me about Jesus Christ, and that is who I’m teaching my kids about.

      I do study the Bible the Word of Christ, and put my faith completely in God’s Word.

      Your Comment: You say: I did enjoy celebrating the birth of Christ,…
      Very interesting to hear this from you who adheres strictly to the Bible

      My Comment: Time and time again, I have put everything in Christ’s hands, and I have faith if I were doing something horrifically wrong that Jesus would let me know. To have that faith Jess, is marvelous. I feel my soul reach out to Jesus, and let him know that I am ready to be with him. To have that faith Jess, means I trust God to let me know when I’m doing something wrong. He’s shown me the right way numerous times, and has never failed me.

      Your Comment: Gloria, what I’m trying to say is: If you don’t look into the real birth-time of Yeshua(Jesus), you are going to miss him, you are going to be in the group of one of the 5-virgins who brought the less oil that night.

      My Comment: Jess, my heart is with my Savior. And neither you and anyone on this earth can tell me otherwise. To have faith in Christ is a marvelous thing, and I do not need you to believe that I will be with Christ. As long as Christ knows my heart, and knows I’m ready for the rapture, then Glory to God for I will be with him always.

      And I sincerely pray that you see that a Christian who loves and follows God completely, can celebrate the Birth of Jesus anyday, including Christmas. And I sincerely hope that you realize because I do, doesn’t mean I’ll miss his glorious coming.

      God Bless you and your family Jess.

      FYI Jess: Here’s a little history about the name Jesus, from a smart man, who studies the Word of God.

      Jesus is English for the Greek word Iesous (pronounced E-a-soos). Although a Greek word, Iesous has a Hebrew origin where it’s pronounced Yehoshua. It’s a compound word, made from two other Hebrew words. One stands for the name of God, the other means to save. Therefore Yehoshua means “God saves”. It’s the name the angel told Mary to give her Son in Luke 1:31. Since Luke wrote his gospel in Greek, he used Iesous. So Yehoshua became Iesous which became Jesus. They’re all the same.

      Sometimes the Lord’s Hebrew name is shortened into Y’shua, which can be pronounced Yeshua or Yahsua. Next to Jesus, it’s the most popular way to say His name.

      Apparently the pagan connection actually comes from the Greek word Christos (Christ), a title also applied to Greek gods. Christos means anointed one and has its parallel in the Hebrew mashiach (messiah), which also means anointed one.

  11. Hi Ivar,
    Well, you have a jolly man in a santa claus outfit,
    and a mixture of religion, presents, carols, snow, trees, soothing drinks, costumes, parties, and fun.
    Somehow it is all blended together. At least it is
    a positive celebration however flawed in this world of recession, crisis, revolution, overthrow and turmoil. Peace to all!

    1. Dear Ray4Goodkarma.

      Shalom.

      I do drink Coke, and I do have a smile. That is not going to send me to Hell. I also celebrate Christ Mas, but do focus on the birth of Jesus. It was an event in World history, that set the time. Either BC or AD. The birth took place somewhere around the year +/- 4 BC and 1 A.D. I do not care. The birth took place, in the Jewish month of Nissan. In our Gregorian calender, most likely somewhere late in October. Might be, might not be.

      I celebrate the birth of Jesus and His death and resurrection every day. Like we all should be doing.

      Santa did not die on the cross at Calvary. Lets get focused.

    1. Maria, Tack för att du håller med mig, skriver jag ur den djupa Torah studie jag gör varje dag och det är sanningen men många håller inte. Må du bli välsignad.

      Förresten, finns det inte mycket skillnad med danska och svenska .. fantastiskt.

      Shalom !!

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