Revelations Nicolations & Santa Clause
Who are the Nicolations mentioned in Revelation? “Nicolaism (also Nicholaism, Nicolationism, or Nicolaitanism) is a Christian heresy, first mentioned (twice) in the Book of Revelation of the New Testament 2:6 and 15:1 Known in the cities of Ephesus and Pergamon as The church at Ephesus and is commended for “hating the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate” and the church in Pergamon is blamed for “having them who hold their [the Nicolaitans’] doctrines”. There is no other first-hand evidence to give us certainty about the nature of this sect”
acording to Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolaism
“Nicolaitan” is the name given to followers of the heretic Nicolas -the name itself A Greek word meaning “victorious over people,” or “victory of the people. It is also worthy to note “Balaam” is perhaps capable of being interpreted as a Hebrew equivalent of the Greek Nicolas. The Nicolas of Acts 6:5 was a native of Antioch and a proselyte (convert to Judaism) and then a follower of the way of Christ; then eventually labeled a heritic. A man who likes to change feathers for sure; his sect lived on more than 200 years until legendary Catholic Saint named Nicolaus who died on December 6, 326 AD during the birth of the Catholic Church. No records to proof it but I would put my money on a direct decsendant of the Nicolaus the heretic. When the Apostles were still confined to Jerusalem, the originl Nicolaus was chosen by the whole multitude of the disciples to be one of the first seven deacons, and he was ordained by the apostles in 33 AD.
The Nicolaitans themselves, at least as early as the time of Irenaeus, claimed him as their founder. Writings of the time say he later came to follow Gnostic teachings and became an ascetic, and many followed his new doctrine. Many early church writers feel it was this particular proselyte of Antioch who eventually departed from the faith and adversely influenced others with his strange and deadly doctrine. About a hundred years after the writing of Revelation, an early church writer by the name of Hippolytus wrote: “Nicolaus, as one of the seven (that were chosen) for the deaconate, was appointed by the Apostles. (But Nicolaus) departed from correct doctrine, and was in the habit of inculcating indifferency of both life and food. And when the disciples (of Nicolaus) continued to offer insult to the Holy Spirit, John reproved them in the Apocalypse as fornicators and eaters of things offered unto idols.” Nicolaitan means “a follower of Nicolaus.” It comes from two Greek words, nikos and laos. Nikos means “conqueror” or “destroyer,” and laos means “people.” The original Nicolaus was a conqueror or destroyer of the people!
The Catholic church was founded between 313 and 380 AD depending on whom you believe. The first St worshiped in the church was Nicolaus. Churches and villages were named after him. It is the image of St. Nicolaus more often than that of any other that is found on Byzantine seals; in the later middle ages nearly four hundred churches were dedicated in his honor in England alone. “Santa Claus” is but a shortened form of “Saint Nicolaus”
Closely associated with the giving of presents at Christmas time is the figure Santa Claus, also called St. Nicolaus. According to legend, there was a Catholic priest who allegedly gave gifts to children in December. This priest was supposedly the Bishop of Myra, and he was called ‘Nicolaus.’By the Middle Ages, he came to be venerated as “people’s saint” The original St. Nicolaus reportedly died on December 6, 326 AD. During the birth period of the Catholic Church. The priest was just a legend and most priest dont even believe he really existed but either way the origins of Santa Clause start here in the Catholic Church. Although Santa Clause was not technically invented until years later, He is a direct inspirtion of good ole St. Nick from 300 AD era and quite possibly the founder and author of catholocism. Watch this video if you dont believe the church celebrates Dec 6th for St. Nicolas. http://youtu.be/RzfVrFuhLAA BEWARE! Its really CREEPY.
In conclusion the direct correlations and dates clearly point to the Catholic Church being the Nicolations Of Revelation. “Hey at least you got a mentioned in the Holy Book.” I know there are good men and women in the church because most of my relitives are catholic. Just beware of the history of your faith.
Here is qoute from Catholic Online; “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He is not just an idea. He was, and is, a saint. A saint who reminds us that we are loved without limits. A saint who challenges us to remove the limits on how we love others. A saint who calls us to holiness as we prepare to celebrate the greatest gift mankind has ever received.”
Data gathered from these sites
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