Right on the heels of the Catholic church's denouncement of the ancient pagan festival known as Lupercalia came the rise in popularity of a new, church-sponsored festival: St. Valentine's Day. Did the festival itself change, or just the name? And is Valentine's Day something Christians should participate in?
We often talk about true love. Yet what many people call love is actually only infatuation, defined as a foolish, unreasoning or extravagant passion or attraction (The American Heritage Dictionary, 1994).
Few people have the courage to face the facts (all so easily substantiated) about the traditional holidays of Christianity, let alone to cease observing them in favor of God's appointed Holy Days. For those who are willing to learn and willing to change, the Bible offers annually an exciting and enlightening Holy Day journey.
On February 14 millions of people exchange tokens and messages of love and affection. Where and how did the curious customs of Valentine's Day begin? Does God have anything to say about such practices?
Many people are shocked to discover the origins of our most popular religious holidays. They are also surprised to find that the days God commands us to observe in the Bible—the same days Jesus Christ and the apostles kept—are almost universally ignored. Why? Also, why are today's supposedly Christian holidays observed with so many rituals and customs that are not sanctioned anywhere in the Bible? In this booklet you'll discover detailed answers to these questions.
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