Should Christians Celebrate the Valentine’s Day? Find out the two sides of the debate
Valentine’s Day When Love Comes to Life
Friendship and sending cards are wonderful things, and God is not opposed to romance at the right time in the right way. Most of us enjoy “spoiling” a loved one on Valentine’s Day. Sending gifts and cards conveys love, affection, and friendship.
The first Valentine was posted around 1806. Almost one billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year on or near February 14 with females purchasing 85% of the cards. This is second only to the number of Christmas cards sent.
The history is somewhat murky as to how Valentine’s Day has come to be what we now know and celebrate.
According to some records, it all started about 250 years after Jesus was born in Bethlehem, there was a priest by the name of Valentine. He lived in Rome. At that time, Claudius was the Emperor of Rome. Some people called him Claudius the Cruel. St. Valentine didn’t like Emperor Claudius, and he wasn’t the only one
Emperor Claudius decided that single men made better soldiers. Therefore, Claudius banned soldiers from being married. However, Valentine continued to perform the weddings of young soldiers who were in love, and Claudius had Valentine imprisoned. While imprisoned, Valentine reportedly fell in love with the jailer’s daughter. Valentine sent her a card and signed it, “Love, your Valentine.” Valentine defied Claudius by helping Christians escape the torture of the Romans.
Saint Valentine served in third-century Rome. He died in approximately A.D. 270. Another story claims the church may have decided to celebrate in mid-February to “Christianize” the pagan Roman celebration Lupercalia.
Some people feel very strongly that observing any secular holiday is wrong, while others see it as harmless. However, there is no biblical reason why Christians should not celebrate a day of giving their loved ones flowers, gifts and/or cards. As with celebrating any holiday, the decision should be made out of love and kindness.
The important thing to remember is that celebrating or not celebrating holidays should not be a cause for pride or division among Christians.
Celebrate love. Not St. Valentine’s day
Like Christmas, Easter, Halloween, New Year’s and other holidays of this world, St. Valentine’s Day is another attempt on Christianisation of perverted customs and observances of pagan gods and idols. As innocent and harmless as St. Valentine’s Day may appear, its traditions and customs originate from two of the most sexually perverted pagan festivals of ancient history: Lupercalia and the feast day of Juno Februata.
St. Valentine’s Day originates from the ancient paganism that was designed to deceive mankind by appealing to fleshly, carnal desires. In Galatians 5:19-21, the Bible describes the works of the flesh. “Now the works of the flesh are manifest [made obvious], which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry…drunkenness, revellings, and such like” Do any of these sound like Lupercalia to you?
St. Valentine’s Day is just one of many tools the “god of this world” (II Cor. 4:4) uses to get Christians to disobey God. Is it not enough to practice pagan customs as long as you “worship God”? Ultimately, “they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
A true Christian must strive to “put off the old man” and actively imitate the perfect, righteous example of Jesus Christ. A true Christian should focus on God’s soon-coming kingdom (Matt. 6:33) and the world to come—not on the fleshly cravings of this world. A Christian knows that he must actively come out of this world, out of its pagan-infested customs, practices and traditions.
Christians should not celebrate St. Valentine’s Day but celebrate Christ and his love for mankind, not one day in a year but should express the love of Christ that dwells in us 365 days of a year
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