Valentine Day or also called Saint Valentine Day or Feast of Valentine is an annual day celebrated on February 14th . It is a  day of romance, exchanging of gifts such as flowers and cards ; between loved ones , OR IS IT ? The original name for Valentine 's Day was Lupercalia. As innocent as this day may appear it's traditions and customs were originated from two of the most sexually perverted pagan festivals of ancient history, which were Lupercalia and the feast of Juno ( Also known as Februata ) .  Lupercalia was celebrated as a holiday by Romans in honor of the deities Lupercus ( 'god' / idol of fertility ) and  Faunus ('god'/idol of nature) as well as the twin brothers Romulus and Remus ( the legendary founders of Rome ). According to the myth  Romulus and Remus were suckled by wolves at a cave on Palatine Hill, in the city of Rome. The Romans appropriately named this cave the lupercal, and used it as the center of Lupercalia ceremonies. In the festival of Lupercalia ( festival of sexual license ) , the luperci ( male priests of lupercus ) conducted purification rights by sacrificing goats and dogs in the lupercal cave, on Palentine Hill where the Romans believed Romulus and Remus had been sheltered and nursed by a she-wolf . The priests were clothed in loin clothes made from goats and smeared in their blood . The luperci would run around the hill carrying a goatskin thong called a februa ( means of purification ). Women in the city placed themselves in positions around the hill so that the priests could strike them with the februa. It was thought that the floggings purified women and guaranteed their fertility with an ease on childbirth. In another part of the ceremony priests would pair up the young men and women in the city by writing down the names of the girls and collecting them in a box. Boys then individually drew girls' names from the box, and became paired with them until the following Lupercalia . Isn't this the same procedures on so called "VALENTINES DAY!!!!"

    During the festival, the pairs of children danced and played together , the girl that was assigned to each young man would be his sexual companion during the coming year .  This is a clear practice of fornication , which is one of the many things that displease Almighty Yahweh - revelation 21:8 , revelation 22:15 , 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 , 18 , 1 Corinthians 7:1-2 . Although the lottery for women had been banned from the church, the mid-February holiday in commemoration of St.Valentine was still used by men to seek the affection of women . It became tradition for the men to give the ones they admired handwritten messages of affection containing Valentine's name . This pagan and idolatrous  festival , after so many years cycled through the years and to hide its true devilish and abominable meaning it hid under the name .................. V A L  E N T I N E ' S  D A Y!!

   People say it is a day where in you should show / share love to one another . Shouldn't everyday be a day where you show love to one another? or is it that on this day only you show love and when the day is over you wait for the next year until you can show love again ? IS LOVE SOMETHINGS THAT COMES ANNUALLY? Love is only placed as the true meaning of this day to cover up its pagan history . It is a custom of the people in the world to celebrate this day and what did Yahweh tell us in Jerimiah 10:2-3 , he strictly commanded us to learn NOT the ways of the nations .......... for the customs of the people are vanity . If persons think of this day to be so special because it deals with love shouldn't Yahweh be apart of it ? , shouldn't he be the most appreciated , after all he is love    (1 john 4:16) and love comes from him , without him there is no love.According to John 3:16 - ' for Yahweh so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son , that whoever believes on him should not perish but have everlasting life.' It wasn't that we loved Yahweh but he loved us so if he had not first shown us love we would have not known what love is . Inorder to show love to someone or something you must first love Yahweh - ( Mattew 22:34 ) because  love comes from him  - ( 1 john 4:7-8 ). How can you show love to someone or something if you don't  have it ? 

   As it name clearly shows this day is simply about a man whose name was Valentine . Legends says that a Roman Emperor, Cladius the second, had forbidden his men to marry , he wanted them to be heartless and fearless soldiers free of wives and girlfriends . Claudius  decreed that no marriages should be celebrated and that all engagements be broken off immediately, but one of the christian priests didn't obey the emperor's edict . The priest (whose name was Father Valentine ) secretly performed marriages in and around the city of Rome . Found out not too long later , Valentine was imprisoned where he languished and died. It was said that devoted friends buried him in the church of St.Praxedes on the fourteenth of February , 270 AD. To the people Valentine was a kind and wise person who had a lot of friends ,they begged the emperor to free him and sent flowers to jailed Valentine. Here is where the idol faunus comes in , by sending flowers this is where the worship of faunus ( the idol of nature ) is acknowledged. Valentine's friends sent him flowers and wrote letters to him ;  and this practice continued even until this day. 

   By celebrating this day we are not showing love to one another we are showing love and great respect to idols ; which is very displeasing to Yahweh ( Deuteronomy 4:15, Deuteronomy 5:7-8, Exodus 23:24 , Deuteronomy 6:14-15 , Deuteronomy 27:15 , Psalm 96:5 , 1 John 5:21 , Revelation 22:14 ) . 


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