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Should Christians Celebrate Valentine? by FreshGreen: 12:12pm On Feb 12
SHOULD CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE VALENTINE?
Valentine was said to be a priest near Rome in about the year 270 A.D, a time when the church was enduring great persecution. His ministry was to help the Christians to escape this persecution, and to provide them the sacraments, such as marriage, which was outlawed by the Roman Empire at that time. He was martyred about AD 269.

So, should children of God celebrate Valentine? And the answer is, for at least two reasons, it is wrong for Bible Christians or Bible church to celebrate Valentine. Here are the two reasons:

(1) It's Wrong To Separate A Day to Celebrate a Saint. There is no reason to argue if the man, Valentine, was a genuine child of God or minister of God, but it is wrong to create a day to specially celebrate a saint or a martyr. There were several martyrs in the Bible and in our contemporary world, so it is of no use creating a day to celebrate them, include martyr Valentine; they are being celebrated in heaven already. For no reason should Bible Christians create a special day to celebrate a martyr. Only Jesus Christ should be celebrated in a special manner. Also, there are many "so called" saints who are really demons, and some of these names called with saints were demonic.

(2) It Doesn't Glory God, So it's Ungodly. Everything about Valentine day is outside Christian activity, unlike Christmas which involves Christian activities and draws us to God, Valentine day has nothing to do with the history of Christianity in the Bible. Valentine day is a general celebration outside Christianity. If Valentine is about sacrifice of love, you don't need to wait till February 14th before you do that. If it is showing or expressing love to loved ones, you don't need a day for that, if it is giving, no need to wait till February 14th before you do that. You don't need to wait till February 14th before you take your spouse out. In reality, Valentine is a celebration of lust, inspired by satanic spirit. There is no side of Valentine celebration that is attached to the Bible, there is no biblical backup for the celebration of Valentine.

If you are a child of God, love is part of you because God is love; if you are a genuine child of God, love is pure and not lust; you should celebrate with your spouse, in a special way at least every weekend. When the world is celebrating lust, you can spend your time to do something better; when the people of the world are waiting for February 14th before they can experience or express special love with their partners or people, you should do that every time, as much as possible.

Romans 12:1-2, "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."

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Re: Should Christians Celebrate Valentine? by paxonel(m): 2:01pm On Feb 12
FreshGreen:
SHOULD CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE VALENTINE?
Valentine was said to be a priest near Rome in about the year 270 A.D, a time when the church was enduring great persecution. His ministry was to help the Christians to escape this persecution, and to provide them the sacraments, such as marriage, which was outlawed by the Roman Empire at that time. He was martyred about AD 269.

So, should children of God celebrate Valentine? And the answer is, for at least two reasons, it is wrong for Bible Christians or Bible church to celebrate Valentine. Here are the two reasons:

(1) It's Wrong To Separate A Day to Celebrate a Saint. There is no reason to argue if the man, Valentine, was a genuine child of God or minister of God, but it is wrong to create a day to specially celebrate a saint or a martyr. There were several martyrs in the Bible and in our contemporary world, so it is of no use creating a day to celebrate them, include martyr Valentine; they are being celebrated in heaven already. For no reason should Bible Christians create a special day to celebrate a martyr. Only Jesus Christ should be celebrated in a special manner. Also, there are many "so called" saints who are really demons, and some of these names called with saints were demonic.

(2) It Doesn't Glory God, So it's Ungodly. Everything about Valentine day is outside Christian activity, unlike Christmas which involves Christian activities and draws us to God, Valentine day has nothing to do with the history of Christianity in the Bible. Valentine day is a general celebration outside Christianity. If Valentine is about sacrifice of love, you don't need to wait till February 14th before you do that. If it is showing or expressing love to loved ones, you don't need a day for that, if it is giving, no need to wait till February 14th before you do that. You don't need to wait till February 14th before you take your spouse out. In reality, Valentine is a celebration of lust, inspired by satanic spirit. There is no side of Valentine celebration that is attached to the Bible, there is no biblical backup for the celebration of Valentine.

If you are a child of God, love is part of you because God is love; if you are a genuine child of God, love is pure and not lust; you should celebrate with your spouse, in a special way at least every weekend. When the world is celebrating lust, you can spend your time to do something better; when the people of the world are waiting for February 14th before they can experience or express special love with their partners or people, you should do that every time, as much as possible.

Romans 12:1-2, "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."
do you know how many marriages valentine day have helped actualise since the world started celebrating this loving saint?

God bless saint valentine,
God bless valentine day

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Re: Should Christians Celebrate Valentine? by TheRevivalist(m): 5:43pm On Feb 12
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Re: Should Christians Celebrate Valentine? by Nobody: 7:26pm On Feb 12
It'll be safe to say Valentine is the younger version of santa (another camouflage of satan) since they wear the same costume. Valentine's day is a cover-up ceremony.

Tracing back to history; 14th February would mostly likely be the exact date of Passover and Purim.

Like Christmas and other earthly feasts, real dates and meanings have been terribly shaded. All Christians must do is sift off the chaff and bag the millet. Spread God's love on 14th February likewise other days.
Re: Should Christians Celebrate Valentine? by asuustrike1: 10:37pm On Feb 12
paxonel:
do you know how many marriages valentine day have helped actualise since the world started celebrating this loving saint?

God bless saint valentine,
God bless valentine day
Valentine celebration is demonic and shouldn't be celebrated. It has no link to the scriptures neither was he mentioned from Genesis to Revelation
Re: Should Christians Celebrate Valentine? by budaatum: 11:47pm On Feb 12
asuustrike1:

Valentine celebration is demonic and shouldn't be celebrated. It has no link to the scriptures neither was he mentioned from Genesis to Revelation
My partner should not set aside a special day amongst all days to celebrate our love with me and if she does we are satanic?! No way! We can set it aside to go and work in an orphanage and feed the poor if we think it's that bad!

Our love is not defiled by what we say, but by what comes out of it.

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Re: Should Christians Celebrate Valentine? by asuustrike1: 11:57pm On Feb 12
budaatum:

My partner should not set aside a special day amongst all days to celebrate our love with me and if she does we are satanic?! No way! We can set it aside to go and work in an orphanage and feed the poor if we think it's that bad!

Our love is not defiled by what we say, but by what comes out of it.


It doesn't have to be February 14.
Re: Should Christians Celebrate Valentine? by budaatum: 12:09am On Feb 13
asuustrike1:

It doesn't have to be February 14.
No. It doesn't. But there's no harm in joining in the fun, is there?

Restaurants do Valentine day special two for the price of one, please, let me do, I'm booked already.
Re: Should Christians Celebrate Valentine? by paxonel(m): 2:10am On Feb 13
asuustrike1:

Valentine celebration is demonic and shouldn't be celebrated. It has no link to the scriptures neither was he mentioned from Genesis to Revelation
nevertheless, it is being celebrated and, it will continue to be celebrated and there is absolutely nothing anyone can do about that.
Trying to tag it demonic will never change the fact that it will continue to be celebrated, or do you have any other alternative?

One thing you people fail to understand is that anything which is not approved by God will never stand the test of time.

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Re: Should Christians Celebrate Valentine? by asuustrike1: 8:19am On Feb 13
budaatum:

No. It doesn't. But there's no harm in joining in the fun, is there?

Restaurants do Valentine day special two for the price of one, please, let me do, I'm booked already.
Therefore, "Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you."( 2Cor 6:7).
The above scriptures is the answer to your questions

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Re: Should Christians Celebrate Valentine? by asuustrike1: 8:23am On Feb 13
nevertheless, it is being celebrated and, it will continue to be celebrated and there is absolutely nothing anyone can do about that.
Trying to tag it demonic will never change the fact that it will continue to be celebrated, or do you have any other alternative? smiley

It will be celebrated no doubt but Christians should avoid it. It is unscriptural for any to celebrate valentine. Be separated from the world system as this world is temporary.
One thing you people fail to understand is that anything which is not approved by God will never stand the test of time. [/
Satan is the god of the earth hence he will continue to pollute it till his time is up
Re: Should Christians Celebrate Valentine? by alBHAGDADI: 3:19pm On Feb 13
Look at the way all those who kick against Christmas are wholeheartedly embracing Valentine's day which has no scriptural backing.
Re: Should Christians Celebrate Valentine? by budaatum: 8:41pm On Feb 13
asuustrike1:

Therefore, "Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you."( 2Cor 6:7).
The above scriptures is the answer to your questions

I checked my Bible and HS and “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you", became:

Do not behave as some do,
For salt is bitter as fuq.
But add to your dinner
Your dinner be sweeter,
Do only clean things
Says the Lord!

There was also something about buda being new to this so we shall not be so stringent but I could have been mistaken on that. Besides, I already booked this so I am going. I will fear no evil, and will mention the name of the Lord over the unclean things and they will be sanctified.

Have a happy Valentine Everyone!

Re: Should Christians Celebrate Valentine? by asuustrike1: 12:18am On Feb 14
alBHAGDADI:

Look at the way all those who kick against Christmas are wholeheartedly embracing Valentine's day which has no scriptural backing.
Don't mind them.
Re: Should Christians Celebrate Valentine? by budaatum: 5:49pm On Feb 14
Christmas. Presents! I can't wait!

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