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The Real Origin Of Valentine’s Day

February has a very significant holiday in it that many people observe as one of love and romance! But, is it all that innocent? What is the real origin of Valentine’s Day? The question is:

SHOULD CHRISTIANS OBSERVE IT?

In the Old Testament God told ancient Israel (Who were examples for us New Testament Christians: I Cor. 10:6) to not follow Heathen or Pagan practices in their worship toward Him. Deuteronomy 12:29 “When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwell in their land: 30 Take heed to thyself that ye be not snared by following them…; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? Even so will I do likewise. 31 THOU SHALT NOT DO SO UNTO THY LORD: for every abomination to the LORD, which He hateth, have they done unto their gods… 32 What thing so ever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.”

Also, in Jeremiah 10:1 “Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: 2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the Heathen…” Continuing in Amos 5:21 “I hate, I despise your feast days…”

God gave HIS Holy Days and Sabbaths in Exodus 12, Leviticus 23, Numbers 28, 29, Deuteronomy 16 and other places. These Holy Days have a wonderful purpose in that they REVEAL GOD’S PERFECT WONDERFUL PLAN OF SALVATION for all of mankind! WE KNOW THIS by THE POWER of THE HOLY SPIRIT!

But these HOLIDAYS, DEVISED BY SATAN the DEVIL, do nothing but CONFUSE!

Among these are: New Years, Christmas, VALENTINE’S DAY, Easter, Halloween (All Souls Day) and other BABYLONIAN HOLIDAYS that we True Christians are to “COME OUT OF” and AVOID! Read Revelation 18:4 “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”

There are dozens and dozens of helpful commentaries that will provide information about the MEANING and REAL ORIGIN of these Satanic, Babylonian observances. AMONG THEM ARE: “The Two Babylons”:, by Hislop; “Forgery In Christianity” by Joseph Wheless; various Encyclopedias and “A Dictionary of Symbols”, by J.E. Cirlot, from which the following quote comes: under the topic, “Arrows”: “used to designate the sun’s rays. But, because of its shape, it has undeniable phallic significance, especially when it is shown in emblems balanced in the “mystic centre”, feminine in character, such as the heart.” The heart pierced with an arrow, is a symbol of conjunction. In fact, Valentine’s Day depicts nothing more than a fertility ritual that goes all the way back to Nimrod and his mother/wife Simiramis that foisted off the Babylonian Mystery religion on this deceived world (Genesis 10:8-10) and it will continue until Christ destroys it at His return! (Revelation 18:2) Don’t be anyone’s valentine!

 
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