From Where Did Valentine’s Day Originate?

Did you celebrate The Day Of Love?

Were you expressing your emphatic “Happy Valentine’s Day!” with overflowing enthusiasm during this February 14 celebration?

Are you sure that you are fully aware of the real significance of this day?

For those who claim that they are Christians, this was surely another day for the ignorant to put Christ Jesus into open shame. Why?

There is a very dark secret where this celebration came from.

Lupercalia is not familiar to most Catholics because they have no idea whatsoever on the origins of their Valentine’s Day.

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Lupercalia most likely derives from lupus, “wolf,” though both the etymology and its significance are obscure[1] (bronze wolf’s head, 1st century AD) Photo from Wikipedia

In ancient times when Rome conquered vast parts of Europe, the pagan masses feared their evil god Lupercus so they celebrated the Feast of Lupercalia from February 13 to 15 in his honor, ostensibly to appease him with much revelry — drunkenness, debauchery, sacrifice of goats, and fornication. Women were raffled off to naked men who would whip these willing women with blood-drenched goatskin from their sacrificed animals. These “lucky” women drawn as their partners remained paired-off to them for the duration of the festival.

The Roman authorities banned this festival but the pagans were unwilling to give up this practice so the Catholic church adopted this pagan ritual and successfully got more converts who were formerly unreceptive to their teachings.

Later in 495 AD, Pope Gelasius I spoke of a certain St. Valentine who was said to have been martyred on February 14 although no records of his life or his deeds were ever found in any Vatican document. This controversial event was conveniently referred to him and thereafter was renamed as Valentine’s Day to mask the protests of those who criticized this pagan festival that was clearly contrary to the teachings of Christ Jesus.

What does God say about this?

“13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.

14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which [are] round about you;

15 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.”
– Deuteronomy 6:13 > 15 (KJV)

Read the un-Christian details of this pagan festival:
http://www.npr.org/2011/02/14/133693152/the-dark-origins-of-valentines-day

The Lupercalian Festival in Rome(ca. 1578–1610), drawing by thecircle of Adam Elsheimer, showing the Luperci dressed as dogs and goats, with Cupid andpersonifications of fertility

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