Pastor David Grisham, a preacher from Last Frontier Evangelism in Alaska, filmed himself shouting at youngsters in Amarillo Mall on Sunday. The preacher, who featured a clip of Santa ‘being shot by firing squad’ on his radio show, films himself at the mall saying: ‘I want to tell you today that there is no such thing as Santa Claus. Santa Claus does not exist.
‘The Christmas season is about Jesus. Jesus was born 2016 years ago. He was born in a manger in a small town called Bethlehem. That is the truth about Christmas.’The man you’re going to see today is just a man in a suit dressed up like Santa but Santa doesn’t exist, Santa is not real.’
Santa is not real and the fact that parents take their children to sit on the lap of a “best santa ever pedophile
” boggles my mind. Normalizing children sitting on a strange mans lap is disgusting. Parents should never take the role of Satan (father of lies) and lie to their children about a grown man trespassing inside strangers homes. This is the product of the devilish teaching of evolution that men came from beasts.
To say that Christmas is about Jesus is also false. I do not recall Jesus last words when leaving earth for Christians to celebrate his birthday with gift giving and opulence. I recall from Luke 24:46-47 Jesus said, “Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations”. His last words where to preach repentance and remission of sins. If there is any holiday a Christian should have it is the day we cast off all worldliness and ungodliness and repent of sin.
How was I to know that the result of hard work is money stacked in the ATM? Unknowingly, parents miss valuable opportunities to teach their children what it means to earn and manage money.
Money, and the concept of earning and managing money, is a process that must be respected. As soon as the child is ready for school, they should be given their own income to manage. It doesn’t have to be a lot of money, but enough to show them the importance of earning, saving, and giving the money he/she has made. The amount of the income that you give your child is not as important as how they handle it.
If little Brittany/Brian wants to cry to get that new toy from the shelf at the toy store, a Happy Meal from McDonalds, or a drink from the grocery store, let them blow their entire budget on the item. When the “law of natural consequences” takes place, and they realize that they have blown their entire income on the first day for an unwise purchase, don’t think about bailing them out. Create some boundaries and offer advice on how the money should be spent, but give the child freedom within these boundaries.
Since money is important part of life and a huge tool used by the devil it helps to have a healthy respect of it. It also, helps to establish a correlation between work and money. We know that money answers all things and that we can either serve God or money. Giving them the proper understanding of money will set them up for ruling over money and wants, instead of being ruled by them.