What the Bible actually says about Valentine’s Day may shock you. Read this blog to know more about the dark history of Valentine’s Day and why God doesn’t want you to celebrate it!
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Do you know that couples are more likely to break up weeks before and after Valentine’s Day?
Yep, you read that right.
Multiple studies have shown and proven this.
You might wonder, “How can a celebration of love leads to a lot of heartaches every year?”
Something could be wrong.
Well, the truth is, there’s really something wrong.
(Be sure to read, “5 Scary Ways Valentine’s Day is Secretly Destroying Your Relationship.”)
If you read what the Bible says about Valentine’s Day, you would be surprised to discover how God actually condemns it!
Don’t believe me?
It is not every day that you hear of people disapproving popular holidays such as Valentine’s Day.
Well, what I say and think does not matter.
What matters is what God thinks about Valentine’s Day.
That’s why in this post, let us go through the Book of books, to see what the Bible says about Valentine’s Day.
The dark history of Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is drenched in paganistic origin.
It is a result of the Catholic church to “Christianize” a rather odd, sexually perverted, and satanic way of worship of the heathens.
Valentine’s Day’s roots can be traced to the ancient pagan festival known as Lupercalia.
It is celebrated on February 15 and is held in honor of Lupercus – their god of husbandry and fertility.
Lupercus is also known to be a mighty hunter of various animals, but most importantly, wolves.
During Lupercalia, the Luperci (male priests) sacrifice goats and a dog to their god.
They would then clothe themselves with loincloths made of the goat’s skins they just sacrificed and smeared it with blood.
The Luperci would then run about Rome hitting women with thongs made of goat’s skins they call februa.
They believe by flogging women with februa, they become fertile and ensure ease of childbirth.
Another origin of Valentine’s Day would be the feast day of Juno Februata.
On February 14, they would do a “love lottery” where teen-aged boys would draw a girl’s name from a box.
Whoever they draw, that woman would be their sexual partner for the rest of the year.
Converting paganism to Christianity
After Constantine accepting false Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire, the church leaders then decided to get rid of Lupercalia and Juno Februata day.
The problem is that the people won’t easily give up a worldly festival which has been popular due to its sexual appeal.
The Roman church then had a bright, but unbiblical idea.
Instead of making people leave Lupercalia, they give Lupercalia a “Christian” name.
Thus, they picked a saint’s name and named the new festival after it.
Now, here’s the problem, as we have seen throughout the centuries:
When Christians try to compromise with their beliefs, they soon will be polluted.
Instead of turning paganism to Christianity, Christianity turned to paganism.
What the Bible says about Valentine’s Day
The Bible is clear when it comes to using paganism to worship God.
God, in multiple times, has condemned pagan worship and has warned His people to never follow the customs of the Gentiles.
We read in Deuteronomy 12:29-32:
When the Lord your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land, take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’
You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way; for every abomination to LORD which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.
Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it.
Yahweh has repeatedly warned the Israelites not to follow the way of worship and customs of the people around them.
Because these things can bring your heart farther from God.
Instead of following what this world celebrates, we need to follow what God has commanded us.
We read in Leviticus 18:1-5:
Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: I am Yahweh your God.
According to the doings of the land of Egypt, where you dwelt, you shall not do; and according to the doings of the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you, you shall not do; nor shall you walk in their ordinances.
You shall observe My judgments and keep My ordinances, to walk in them: I am Yahweh your God. You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, which if a man does, he shall live by them: I am Yahweh.
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What is so wrong with Valentine’s Day anyway?
Now, you may say, I’m overacting.
Well, when proclaiming the truth, there’s no overacting.
The Almighty God does not want you to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
You might think that Valentine’s Day is harmless.
You need to realize how Valentine’s Day has corrupted the true meaning of love.
A lot of people simply become “in love” during this day, but the rest of the year, they don’t show the same zeal and passion for their spouse or mate.
Because of the heavy commercialization of Valentine’s Day, a lot of women developed unrealistic expectations.
They think that they DESERVE something during Valentine’s Day.
If they don’t get something, they feel sad, frustrated, and disappointed.
Not only that, but Valentine’s Day promotes the wrong kind of love.
Instead of focusing on what they can give, they focus on what they can get from their partner.
Sad to say as well, Valentine’s Day is a day when a lot of sexual immorality happens.
Unmarried people engaged in pre-marital sex.
Other younger boys and girls fool themselves that they are in love.
They think that they already know what commitment is and they are ready for such a big responsibility in their lives.
(If you want to learn more, don’t miss “5 Scary Ways Valentine’s Day is Secretly Destroying Your Relationship.”)
The true definition of love
What is love?
A lot of people have their own definition of love.
However, the most important definition of love is found in God’s word.
For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome (I John 5:3).
Did you grasp that?
The Bible is telling us that the love of God is for us to KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS.
What we think and believe about love doesn’t matter.
What matters is what God says in His Word.
If you really want to celebrate love, you don’t need Valentine’s Day.
You don’t need a pagan festival that thrives in illicit sex and immoral acts.
If you truly love God and the people around you, you need to keep His commandments.
God wants us to follow Him not for His own good, but for our own good!
Valentine’s Day has destroyed a lot of relationships.
Don’t let it destroy yours as well.
It is the right time for us to stop celebrating this dark celebration.
It is time to do what God tells us to do and promote the true meaning of love.