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Santa Claus is Coming to Town: the Biblical Reference Version

December 25, 2012 by  
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Santa Claus is Coming to Town: the Biblical Reference Version

 

You better watch out

— “Be on guard…” ~ 1 Corinthians 16:13

You better not cry

— “Do not weep!… ~ Rev. 5:5

Better not pout

— “Rejoice in the Lord always…” ~ Phil. 4:4

I’m telling you why

–“He who has ears, let him hear.” ~ Matt. 11:15

Santa Claus is coming to town

[coinciding with “Today in the town of David a Savior has

been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” ~ Luke 2:11]

He’s making a list –“…

a book of remembrance was written before him of those who

feared the Lord and esteemed his name.” ~ Mal. 3:16

And checking it twice;

–“…for with the LORD our God there is no injustice or partiality

or bribery.” ~ 2 Chronicles 19:7

Gonna find out Who’s naughty and nice – “This will take place on the day when God will

judge men’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.” ~ Rom. 2:16

Santa Claus is coming to town

[coinciding with “Today in the town of David a Savior has

been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” ~ Luke 2:11]

He sees you when you’re sleeping

-– “if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.” ~

Ps. 139:8

He knows when you’re awake

-– “You know when I sit and when I rise…” ~ Ps. 139: 2

He knows if you’ve been bad or good

-– “And no creature is hidden from his sight, but

all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” ~ Heb. 4:

13

So be good for goodness sake!

–- “You ought to live holy and godly lives.” ~ 2 Pet. 3:11

O! You better watch out!

— “Be on guard…” ~ 1 Corinthians 16:13

You better not cry

— “Do not weep!… ~ Rev. 5:5

Better not pout

— “Rejoice in the Lord always…” ~ Phil. 4:4

I’m telling you why

–“He who has ears, let him hear.” ~ Matt. 11:15

Santa Claus is coming to town

[coinciding with “Today in the town of David a Savior has

been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” ~ Luke 2:11]

Santa Claus is coming to town [coinciding with

“When the perishable has been clothed

with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is

written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” ~ 1 Cor. 15:54]

 

I have a PhD in Theology & Religion from the University of Birmingham, UK (2009), a MATS in Christian History and Thought from George Fox University,and a BA in History from Oregon State (I am also finishing another BA in English because I am a nerd). I have been married to my beautiful wife, Brenda, for twenty years and we have two sons, Jacob, who is nine and Joseph, who was born in 2009. We had some scary times with him as he had to have heart surgery a couple weeks after he was born but he is doing fine now! Oh, we also have one dog–Sallie. Sallie is a young mini Australian shepherd with one blue eye and one brown eye; and she is thoroughly lovable (Is that a breed?). I plan on continuing in the collegiate academic world although I have dreams of writing a novel in my spare time. I have been published a few times already and have a book deal on my PhD dissertation. I have taught online (and in person) for several universities for 10 years and have enjoyed it. I do love teaching Church History, btw! My PhD concerned the Sociology of Religion and it was so intriguing studying how/why people believe what they do, theologically.   You can reach Dr. Knox here:  jknox@georgefox.edu 

 

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