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The Real 'Santa Claus' Rescues Three Innocents

History seems to confirm at least a few key details from the life of Nicholas of Myra, the real early church leader we know today as Santa Claus. One of the most gripping stories occurred between 330 and 332 AD. Nicholas, now 70 years old, was serving as the Bishop of Myra (or modern day Turkey). One day Nicholas received an urgent report that Eustathius, the governor of the region, was about to execute three innocent men.

Nicholas set off at a brisk pace for ...

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John Prewitt

December 11, 2012  3:22pm

Assuming this story is true, it is an amazing account of a godly man who not only started the tradition of generocity during Christmas but gave us an example of righteous intervention in an ungodly government. Without that intervention, the wicked will certainly grow more wicked.

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