Kirk Cameron Raising Concerns After Coming Out in Support of Santa Claus

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Kirk Cameron Raising Concerns After Coming Out in Support of Santa Claus

By Heather Clark | christiannews.net

Cameron-300x300Was Santa Claus a Christian? A ‘defender of the faith’? Is this reason to sit on the lap of the bearded man at the mall who “knows if you’ve been naughty or nice”? That is what Kirk Cameron is claiming as proof why Christians should celebrate Christmas in a new documentary that opens this Friday in theaters across the country—an assertion that is raising concerns over Cameron’s confusion of Roman Catholicism with Christianity.

Cameron, best known for his role as Mike Seaver on the 80’s TV sitcom “Growing Pains” and films such as “Fireproof” and “Left Behind,” has been promoting his new film “Saving Christmas,” in which the actor seeks to “keep Christ in Christmas,” stating that some holiday traditions aren’t so bad or pagan after all.

After recently asserting that Christians should celebrate Halloween, in a video clip released last week entitled “Do You Love Santa Claus,” Cameron stated that “maybe someone like Santa Claus is actually on our team.” He then released a second video providing the history of the figure of Santa Claus, who was actually the Roman Catholic Bishop Nicholas of Myra, Turkey under Pope Sylvester I.

“He was a devout Christian,” Cameron states, but not noting Nicholas’ Roman Catholic faith. “He was left with a large sum of money when his parents died, and be became famous for his kindness toward the poor and his generous giving of gifts to children.”

“He was there at the Council of Nicaea in AD 325, one of the most important events in Church history,” he continues, referring to the first ecumenical conference under Constantine. “The Council of Nicaea ended up producing what is known today as the Nicene Creed, a profession of faith used by churches all around the world. The creed affirmed the deity of Christ and the three persons of the trinity.”

According to the St. Nicholas Center, Roman Catholics believe that after Nicholas was put into prison for striking another man during the council, “Jesus with His mother Mary appeared to Nicholas: Jesus bringing the book of the Gospels, and Mary, the bishop’s stole which had been taken from him. In this way, Nicholas was reinstated.”

Actor Darren Doane, the director and co-writer of “Saving Christmas” and who also plays “Christian” in the film, referred to Catholics as his Christian brothers in a Tweet this past May, writing, “My Catholic brothers worshiping Mary is no more weird to me than my evangelical brothers worshiping atheistic Israel land borders.”

During a recent speech before hundreds of students at Liberty University, Cameron likewise made his case for St. Nicholas as being a Christian man of faith.

“[T]hey even ‘sainted’ him—that’s why we call him St. Nicholas,” he said. “He became legendary in his time and beyond his time. He became larger than life and reached mythic proportions.”

Cameron said that the use of Santa Claus, who had developed from the person of St. Nicholas, was therefore not so bad after all.

“So the guy that many of us think is distracting from the birth of the Christ child, is really the defender of the faith you and I want to be,” he asserted. “So now that you know who the real Santa Claus is, you want to take a picture with him at the mall this Christmas? I do.”

But some do not agree with Cameron’s assertions, and believe that Christians should stay away from joining with the Roman Catholic Church or honoring its icons.

St. Nicholas, as painted on the Kizhi monastery in Russia.

St. Nicholas, as painted on the Kizhi monastery in Russia.

“Born again Christians should not be joining Roman Catholics in any spiritual enterprise or activity,” Mike Gendron of Proclaiming the Gospel Ministries told Christian News Network. “Paul called us to remain separate from unbelievers who embrace a false gospel. Light and darkness have nothing in common and there is no agreement between the temple of God and idols (2 Cor. 6:14-18).”

“I believe Kirk knows that Roman Catholicism is a divisive issue among evangelicals and purposefully avoids it,” he said when asked about why he thinks Cameron might have failed to mention that Nicholas was Catholic. “The fact that the RCC ‘made’ Nicholas a saint should be a red flag to anyone who knows only God can convert sinners to saints by the sovereign work of His Spirit.”

Gendron noted that Christmas in itself is a Roman Catholic holiday mixed with pagan traditions.

“The word Christmas means the mass of Christ. The mass is a sacrifice where a wafer is said to become the physical body and blood of Jesus Christ. It is ritualistic slaying of Jesus Christ on an altar for the purpose of appeasing the wrath of God,” he said. “This is official Roman Catholic doctrine, and “Christmas” is a word that they invented for Christ’s mass. When people say, ‘Merry Christmas,’ they probably don’t know the meaning behind the greeting. They are mixing the holy name of Christ with a pagan holiday and a blasphemous representation of Christ on an altar.”

He said that it is important that Christ be worshiped in spirit and in truth, and not just any way one pleases.

“The Lord says His name must not be mixed with pagan idolatry: ‘My holy name you shall no more profane with your gifts and your idols’ (Ezekiel 20:39),” Gendron stated. “It is no wonder that Satan has influenced the world to blend paganism with the worship of God. Satan (which contains the same letters as Santa) has been diverting minds and hearts from a pure devotion to God and Christ since the Garden of Eden (2 Cor. 11:4).”

The former Roman Catholic turned evangelist said that while he does not condemn those who choose to celebrate the day, he believes that Christians need to use discernment about the matter.

“Anytime truth is mixed with error and biblical Christianity is blended with the teachings and traditions of apostate Christianity, there will be confusion within the Church. Tragically, we are living in a time when evangelicals are following popular personalities instead of Christ and His word,” Gendron stated. “Since the word of God is not being proclaimed faithfully from many pulpits, there is a lack of discernment in the pews. Since people are not hearing the truth, they cannot discern what is false.”

December 6th is the Roman Catholic “Feast of Saint Nicholas,” who is also dubbed “Nicholas the Wonder Worker” due to claims that his intercession had brought about miracles on earth.

27 Comments on “Kirk Cameron Raising Concerns After Coming Out in Support of Santa Claus”

  1. camille

    Keep this man in prayer. It is evident that this man has MANY demons. I do not know where to begin. The God of the Bible is a God is absolutes. There are no “maybe’s” with God. Its either “Yay or Nay.” ( James 5:12) So when this man said, “maybe someone like Santa Claus is actually on our team.” Did God say this? Leaven has creeped in this man’s heart and now he’s delusional. This is why you need the Holy Ghost in order to preach the Gospel and interpret the Gospel. The flesh will entertain these types of delusions every time.

    1. Edward A. Hara

      Really? And just WHO are you to judge? This man, Kirk, has not denied the Trinity, the need for salvation through Christ, or any other major orthodox and required teaching of the Church. He was making an observation, not a dogmatic statement.

      Lord, woman, take a chill pill, will ya?

  2. Simply Maria

    I wonder who/what has gotten into Kirk Cameron (Detained for Entry?). I pray the blood of Jesus over Kirk Cameron’s mind that he will come to know the truth. I pray Craig Lewis and Kirk Cameron have a conversation the same way Fred Price Jr. had with Minister Craig a few years ago. Maybe not at Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles, but somewhere real soon.

  3. Robert P Mahoney Sr

    False teachings include “procreation between angels and humans”. Folks take one text of scripture and attempt to validate bogus teachings. Where in The Word of God is it proven that angels procreate or even have relationships?

  4. Diane Bryant

    Truth is that Jesus wasn’t even born on December 25th and Christmas trees are a part of the Roman pagan holiday. The first Christians were Jewish…they followed all of the feasts according to the Torah. It is more probable that Yeshia/Jesus was born during the Feast of Tabernacles or Yom Kippur.

    Jesus was a Torah believing Jew who took part in all of the Feasts and Festivals designated by God.

    1. Edward A. Hara

      This is true. Jesus was a Jew, but you must remember that the Old Covenant is now passed away and replaced by the New Covenant.

      One thing that Christianity does is to take that which the pagans have and make it into truth. Thus, the Winter Solstice becomes the Dawn of the Light for us who lived in pagan darkness. Christ is our Sun. He is the Light Who dispels the darkness of sin and error. As such, what better time to celebrate His arrival than the day when the light begins to take over the world and deliver it from darkness?

      There is great symbolism in the choice of December 25th.

      1. 1servant

        What in the world are you talking about! Jesus can not take a lie and make it truth, because He declared that He is the truth. No lie is of the truth and no truth is of a lie. satan is the father of lies and Jesus is the truth, total opposites a lie can never become the truth! Edward , you must be well versed in the scriptures I guess, I guess your one of those who is learned I would much rather be”ignorant and unlearned” and spend time with the MASTER in His word so that when the so called :learned see me they will percieve that I’ve “been with JESUS”

        1. Edward A. Hara

          Jesus took my life, which was a lie and dedicated to Satan, filled with evil and wicked deeds, and made it truth in the Gospel. That is what redemption is about, taking back that which Satan stole and claiming it for God.

  5. Edward A. Hara

    Mike Gendron. Yeah, now there’s a guy you should believe. Leaves the faith which goes back to the very first century for a man-made religion which began in the mid-1800’s. Believes in fairy tales like “The Rapture of the Church” and “Accepting Jesus as Your Personal Lord and Savior,” neither of which is found in the Sacred Scriptures.

    Gendron apparently hasn’t read his Bible very much either, for in John 6: 53, Jesus is quite clear that “except you eat the Flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His Blood, YE HAVE NOT LIFE.” Wow! That’s not only quite clear, that is the ONLY TEACHING on Holy Communion for the first 1500 years of Christianity. The Evangelical idea of using saltine crackers and sippy cups of grape juice began sometime in this century with Anabaptist who turn white with fear anytime they are within 50 feet of wine.

    This piece is just CLASSIC “He said that it is important that Christ be worshiped in spirit and in truth, and not just any way one pleases.”

    1500 years of Christianity overthrown by the man-made religion of Protestantism, and this guy chooses to follow the way that pleases him, and yet has the nerve to say what he just said.

    I would die laughing over this if it weren’t so dreadfully sad.

    1. Sue

      Edward: Please reread your Bible. The examples you call fairy tales and state are not found in Scripture are actually quite clearly there. While you are correct that the WORD rapture is not in the Bible, the Bible does speak about it. 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 says “According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.”

      The Bible also tells us that we need to accept Christ in order to be saved. There are numerous scriptures that speak of “Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” But there are others that let it be known that He is only our Lord & Savior if we accept Him as such. Mark 16:16 “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” John 3:16-18 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” John 3:35-36 35 “The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.” John 14:23 “Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.” He is our Savior when we accept the sacrifice He made for our sins, He is our Lord when we obey Him.

      This is just a small sample of the numerous scriptures that teach us that He must become our Lord & Savior in order to be saved.

      1. Edward A. Hara

        The Bible says no such things as the fairy tales you have told. You need to learn how to read your Bible. Read 1 Thess. 4 carefully and compare it with 1 Corin. 15. Both passages are speaking of the Resurrection from the Dead. Do you understand what it means to read a verse IN CONTEXT? You cannot pull out passages from a single chapter and make a whole doctrine out of them.

        Salvation is found in being baptized into Christ. There is no such thing as “accepting Jesus as personal Lord and Savior” or “a decision for Jesus.” That idea and those phrases were invented in the 1850’s by the heretic, Charles Grandison Finney as part of his “new methods of evangelization.” Prior to him, no one ever knew of such an idea.

        As for “accepting the Sacrifice He made for our sins,” we present that holy Sacrifice every Sunday. It is called the Holy Eucharist and when you receive Him in the Eucharist, He forgives your sins. Every time you sin, you need to clean up your soul. The Eucharist is there in the Catholic Church for you to cleanse your soul. All you need to do is to apply that holy Sacrifice to your soul and you are forgiven.

  6. Stephanie T.

    Oh PLEASE….I see it as out of all negative movies out there you choose to call out this one. So I take it that all who agree with this article don’t celebrate Christmas or Birthdays ever???? Cause Christmas origin is pagan if you go back to where it first started from. & Birthdays are astrological. But we all celebrate that. I say Kirt Cameron is a great guy for the movies he’s done & should be applauded for his family movies. He could be doing as something totally opposite.

  7. Kerry

    Christmas celibate the humanity of Jesus Christ, but let’s not forget that He is God, and God has no beginning nor end. Most if not all that is involved with the celebration is pagan. No one know whenJesus came as a baby. No record of it at all. That makes me think that it was not to be celebrated. But we need to remember the reason He came that is to reconcile us to God

  8. Elisha Muembo

    Ladies and Gentle men, I have questions for you. WHO ARE YOU FOLLOWING? WHY DO YOU GO TO CHURCH? WHY DO YOU DEFEND SIN WHEN YOU KNOW IT IS SIN? Follow Jesus no one but Jesus. The Pope or the Pastor or an Actor are NOT God. They will not be there with you on Judgment Day. You will be alone with God. Second question: Why do you go to Church? Do you go to please man? or a certain Leader? If you do then I promise you that you will be very disappointed because man is a SINNER. Now, when you read or see anything concerning your faith like The Celebration of Halloween and Christmas, the worshiping or recognition of Mary… calling her Mother of God. (that scares me) or whether Homosexuality is a Sin. Go to your Bible and see what It says on that then do what it says. Halloween: ”Luke 9:60 Let the Dead bury their own dead” Mary: “Matt 12:50 Who is my mother… those who obey my Father are my mother, brother and sister…” The Pope and Priests: “Matt 23:9″Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.” Homosexuality ” 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 will not inherit the Kingdom of God” Christmas “Colossians 2:8 ESV / 51 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.” and guys stop arguing if someone doesn’t believe tell him or her to read their Bible if they still don’t believe refer them to The Holy Spirit. Peace and Grace be with God’s people. :-)

    1. Edward A. Hara

      Is Jesus God? Did God come down to earth to be born of a woman?

      Then what is the problem with recognizing that God has a Mother? If Jesus is truly man and at the same time truly God, and if He was born of woman, then that woman was the Mother of God. What exactly is your problem with acknowledging this truth?

      The rest of your post is so disjointed that I don’t know either the point you are making or what to say in response. You mix together a bunch of topics unrelated to the original post.

      1. Cynthia

        Edward God do not have a mother,read the bible he is the first andthe last He is eternal.Jesus while on earth never referred to Mary as mother He referred to her as woman read your Bible.

        1. Edward A. Hara

          In the first three centuries, a heresy arose in which it was said that Jesus was only a created being and not co-equal in all ways to the Father and the Holy Spirit. This was the heresy of Arianism. The answer of the Church was to begin to refer to Her as “The Mother Of God.”

          The One whom Mary held in her arms was the same One Who holds the universe in His hands. In other words, Jesus was, in one Person, two divine and yet separate natures — God and man. Therefore, it is not incorrect to call Mary the Mother of God.

          In the Eastern Church, the more common reference to Mary is “Theotokos,” or God-bearer.

      2. Derrick

        Whoever does the will of My Father, which is in heaven, the same is my brotber, and sister and mother…

        Matthew 12:50

        Under no circumstances are we to elevate and lift up Mary. Mary needed to be saved by the Son she carried as well.

  9. Jade Bailey

    i could not even read everything…….it is the last hour………expect the unexpected…stand strong and firm on God’ word. Do not be discouraged be not dismayed………He is coming back very soon.

  10. Stephanie B

    Thank you for this article Ex. People have a hard time accepting this truth because they love traditions of men and pleaseing the flesh. Some people could care less about the hard core truth because it goes against their fleshly desires. People love the tradition of sitting on Saint Nick’s lap or him coming down the chimney. They love spending the Holiday focusing on themselves and their kids instead of Christ, because the season is really all about them and their kids anyway. Does it really matter if Saint Nick was apart of the most wicked Anti Christian religion on planet earth? Of course not… if it feels good to the flesh and it doesn’t appear to be hurting anyone… it’s just folklore and fun, right?? Well, I beg to differ. Yes, in the past, I loved including Saint Nick in my Christmas Celebration, but when I learned the history and developed a real relationship with Christ, Saint Nick got the boot. My whole life is dedicated to Christ. He is the almighty God, creator of all. I will not dare disrespect him by mixing paganism while observing his birth. Sure, we decorate and have family fun but it’s all about him not our fleshly desires. When you know better, Christ requires you to do better.

  11. JNK

    I agree!!!!! Sometimes people on the deep end with this stuff. To be frankly homest we all are tied to some pagan hoilday or tradition. Stop looking at man and start looking and following Christ!!!!!!!!!

  12. David MJ

    So much stress, yet wasting time by many who are in support of this junk. The truth is in the word. Regardless of how you want to interpret your understandings of ‘Traditions, folklore, myths, God’ etc., Isaiah 55:8 (READ!!) – I will not quote the verse – it might give some the opportunity to actually pick up THE WORD.
    You come on this website just to try and reject responses that will be clearly supported by THE WORD & by EXMinisteries – one of the reasons why they share the stories, just the show you its foolishness.
    You try and give your own spin on what you think should be a justified way of dealing with Pagan or devilish rituals, which in turn all have an agenda. Halloween, Papa Xmas are all Pagan celebrations – simple as. As a Christian (which is my life choice & my duty), no matter how difficult it is to my flesh, I have to step away from sin against the Almighty because that is what I have signed up for – as a CHRISTIAN.
    The Word is what it is. The Word is ABSOLUTE. Please apply it (as it has been suggested and instructed to true believers) before you come on here and try and give your interpretations to what Man made rituals/acts are. If you are not sure – please just pick up the Bible. If you dont want to read the word then please dont come on here and preach in order to satisfy your own permissive will and omit God’s WILL.
    Wake up people who talk rubbish and stop satisfying yourself by applying your own logics as opposed to the Word. Apologies for the waffle in some areas – & please – ‘balance’ has not got a seat on this table.

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