What is the True story of Saint Nicholas

 The True story of Saint Nicholas the man from whom the name of Santa Claus derives and in whose honour Santa Claus may be referred to as Saint Nicholas or Saint Nick,  From  the  poem  called The Night Before Christmas  he is best  known today as a fat jolly man with  Reindeers and escapades down Chimneys, a  Fairy Story for Children.

 But it all began  with  Saint Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young he then lived with his uncle.
 
Obeying Jesus’ words to “sell what you own and give the money to the poor,” Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick, and the suffering. He dedicated his life to serving God and was made Bishop of Mara while still a young man. But Bishop Nicholas was never officially Canonised this legend simply evolved. .
 
Bishop Nicholas became known throughout the land for his generosity to the those in need, his Love for Children, and his concern for Sailors and Merchants.
 
Many Stories and Legends have grown up around Bishop Nicholas some True and some not True, for some they are used just for material gain, but for many others they are because people what to hold onto something or someone but they have to be bigger and greater then anything or anyone else so they make up stories which are not based on God’s Truth but  are  creating an Illusion and they do this because they are trying to meet needs that only the True God can satisfy.
 
Over the years people come to believe these made up stories were true and sadly many start to worship these people that have been created in the imagination of others and give them the glory that belongs to our Heavenly Father alone and to those He apportions it to.
 
God’s word tells us we have one mediator Jesus Christ and He is the one who intercedes for us not St Nicholas or anyone else no matter how devout that person was or is . As we pray we do so in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ no other persons name.
 
Bishop Nicholas was a humble man and sought to serve the Lord without fanfare or promoting himself and I’m sure if he was alive today he would be dismayed by the way some people overlook the real meaning of Christmas and make him (Santa Claus) their main focus. They do this instead of giving the Glory and honour to God and thanking Him for His great Love for us expressed in His wonderful Gift… His son Jesus Christ. They do not accept Jesus and deny His reality and so they miss out on a relationship with the Living God because they worship the created things instead of the Creator.
 
St Nicholas as He is commonly known lived his life with generosity and good will because of his thankfulness and Love for the Lord, but he did this not only during the month of December but all year because he believed in his heart… that it is in giving that we will receive and this does not have a time frame.”
 
So if you choose to remember St Nicholas at Christmas then keep in mind he is not the reason for the Season Jesus Christ is and His Name is above every other name and it is He who is to receive our Glory, Honour and Praise.
 
 
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About Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus

Hi I’m a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and Lord of Lords, my name is Anne. I live in Queensland Australia, I’m very much a People person believing we are all people of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free.
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10 Responses to What is the True story of Saint Nicholas

  1. jrj1701 says:

    Good story, yet there is one mistake, Bishop Nicholas of Myra was indeed ordained a bishop and attended the Nicene Council, was stripped of his Bishopric after slapping Arius for heresy, while chained in a cell he was given his stole (a garment signifying the rank of bishop) and a book of the Gospels and his chains were removed by Jesus and Mary. Constantine thus restored Bishop Nicholas his bishopric upon the reports of the guards of his cell.

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    • Thank you for sharing your thoughts jrj1701 which seem to be based on hearsay and so are unfounded. I’m sorry but there is a lot of hearsay and unproven rumour built around the life of those that were and still are in public focus.

      What is needed is to seek those who have no reason to put mud on someones Character by sharing unproven details, old wives tales and hearsay. What I suggest you do jrj1701 is to read Bishop Nicholas of Myra True Biography of his life but not on the Internet which has a lot of myth and legends that are passed on from one website to the next and even those who claim knowledge contradict themselves, what is shared is than passed on without proven facts, this is the same with the unproven Theory of Evolution.

      Christian Love in Christ Jesus – Anne

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  2. Lady Deidre says:

    I prefer to teach the babies about Jesus and tell them Santa is just for fun! No disillusions that way. Great Post!

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Good thinking Lady D and much more benifical … I read your message on your Blog great advice, but could you just explain one thing to me …If Jesus was in the manger what did the Oxen and the other animals eat from? I know, I know, they had more then one… I’m just not only a pretty face 😛

      Christ – mas Love – Anne

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  3. Velta Maes says:

    Amen! Jesus came to earth to give US gifts. Gifts of life, healing and the forgiveness of sins. We should give to everyone we meet, not just a Christmas when it becomes an obligation, but everyday when we see a need. Merry CHRISTmas!
    Love you,
    Velta

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  4. Hannah says:

    Good to know the True Story, thank you and best wishes Hannah

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  5. Ron says:

    Good story ,good to get the real background and understand St Nicolas better , but better still Jeus be lifted up .
    Ron

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