6 Simple but Powerful Reasons Christians Should not Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Reason no. 1:

Valentine’s Day has pagan roots A quick look at any encyclopedia or history book will reveal that Valentine’s Day is an ancient Roman festival. It is originally known as Lupercalia which is celebrated every February 15.

Lupercalia is celebrated to honor not God, but pagan gods namely Lupercus (god of fertility), Juno (goddess of marriage and women) and Pan (god of nature).

There is really nothing to argue about here. Plain and simple: Valentine’s Day is rooted in paganism. God calls paganism as ABOMINABLE and He strongly commands His people to stay away from it.

God is very clear on this: “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 the 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” (Deuteronomy 12:32).

Reason no. 2:

Bible says to flee sexual immorality “Flee sexual immorality.

Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s” (I Corinthians 6:18-20).

Sexual immorality brings a lot of heartbreaks, diseases, and negative emotional and social problems. God loves us and does not want us to suffer unnecessary pain. Though sexual immorality brings pleasure, it will not last long.

When you consider its many dire consequences, you will soon realize that it’s not worth the risk. So what does sexual immorality has to do with Valentine’s Day?

Lupercalia is celebrated with pagan sex rituals. It is about eroticism, lust, and fertility. As early as the fourth B.C., young men seek their sexual partner during the Lupercalia festival. By a “love” lottery, young men would be able to win the companionship and sexual service of a woman until the next year’s drawing.

With these dark secrets of the origin of Valentine’s Day, you sure don’t want to be associated with it. God’s word is very clear with this and He wants us to flee sexual immorality.

Reason no. 3:

Christians are called to love, not to lust There is no doubt that the origin of Valentine’s Day involves strong infatuation and lust rather than genuine love.

There are a lot of unmarried couples who use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to participate in pre-marital sex. Often, this sexual act leads to unwanted and unplanned pregnancy. Sadly, some resorts to abortion just to “correct” their mistakes.

Reason no. 4:

You can Celebrate Love without Valentine’s Day Why do so many Christians limit their love on a specific day, in this case, Valentine’s Day? Wouldn’t it be great to demonstrate your love every single day?

Married couples or those who are in a relationship can show their love and concern every day and not wait for Valentine’s Day to arrive.

After all, even if you celebrate your love on Valentine’s Day, it really feels awkward since this day celebrates lust and not true love.

Reason no. 5:

NO one exactly knows who St. Valentine is.. Do a quick search on the Internet and see what you can find about St. Valentine.

It is very weird because his story is based on LEGEND and not facts. It is also unbiblical to revere a man.

Some people think that we should pray to the saints as they can help bring our petitions to God. This is a satanic deception that we must all stop.

Reason no. 6:

God’s definition of love differs from what Valentine’s Day promotes The Biblical definition of love is this: “FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD, THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS.

And His commandments are not burdensome” (I John 5:3). Did you get that? Read it again. God’s definition of love is keeping His commandments.

The commandments of God are there because He LOVES US. The commandments of God gives us the guidelines of how to have a fulfilling, blessed, and joyful love.

Valentine’s Day is just the opposite. At this point, we need to stop and think. There is no doubt that Valentine’s Day is a pagan holiday turned “Christian”.

It is a holiday consecrated and ordained by man, NOT God.

In fact, God considers pagan holidays as abominable, detestable, futile, vain, and useless. Who should we follow? God or man? Whom should we please? God or man? Who should we believe? God or man?