What You Should Know About Valentines Day.
The World Book Encyclopedia informs us: “Valentine’s Day comes on the feast day of two different Christian martyrs named Valentine. But the customs connected with the day … probably come from an ancient Roman festival called Lupercalia which took place every February 15. The festival honored Juno, the Roman goddess of women and marriage, and Pan, the god of nature.”—(1973), Vol. 20, p. 204.
Once again we can see that this is a celebration that has pagan origins. What does the Bible say about celebrating such things? 2 Corinthians 6:14 reads: “Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what fellowship do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what sharing does light have with darkness?” We as Jehovah’s Witnesses choose to not celebrate this holiday because of it’s obviously pagan origins.
Do you think it is appropriate for a Christian to celebrate a holiday that has origins that are clearly pagan? Decide for yourself. Do the research. Don’t just follow the crowd.
> The Bible (New World Translation)
> “Reasoning From the Scriptures” book published by Jehovah’s Witnesses.
> Wikipedia Link to what the Lupercalia festival involved here
> for more info visit www.jw.org
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