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Should true believers celebrate Valentine's Day?

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True Christians know gifts are superficial hollow worldly expressions of "love" when expectation of gift associated with holiday - only done for SHOW to FIT IN with the world its god and its traditions

True love is obedience to The Father in Heaven - his Holy Word states that pagan traditions are an abomination and evil we follow instructions by the Apostles to turn away from all appearance of EVIL

True Christians don't need pagan day to honor our loved ones or "remember" to care - we do this everyday by honoring one another with praise gratitude occasional gifts for no reason - we are free to spend our money without submitting to the worlds trappings and pressure of a pagan holiday
---Rhonda on 2/20/10

Any chance we get to show love, we should. Believer or not. Any day is a good day to do so. Valentines Day do serve a purpose. It is the intent that is important to me. Some men and women may not receive anything until that day. Sad as that may be. But at least they may receive something on that day. Hopefully. This is a mean and cruel old world. Some of us still have a heart(no pun intended) God bless. Hugs and kisses to all
---Robyn on 2/16/10

Does anyone know the true story of St. Valentine and what he really did to earn this Catholic Honor. Maybe some of our RCC friends might know(Eloy/Cluny/Ruben etc)

I remember doing research on St. Patrick. A very interesting person.

Just like to know the man, from the
---James on 2/14/10

People are destroyed for their lack of knowledge. A lot of Christians wonder why there is no victory in their Christian walk, it is because of the lack of knowledge. The love of Christ was already celebrated on CHRISTmas. Christians can sugarcoat celebration of valentines all they want. After reading the history of valentines, if there is no kind of conviction or tugging in your spirit, then you really ought to check your walk with Christ.
---Sally on 2/14/10

Rick_D and the the rest of you who have become so holy. Why don't you just go on and transplant to heaven now. You all have outlived your usefullness, here on Earth. Its nothing wrong with celebrating some holidays. I know we dont have to wait for a holiday to tell somone we love them, but its nice to receive chocolates, flowers or cards on this day. It is a very thin line between holiness and self-righteousness. Be careful. You can enjoy life here on Earth as well, if you try.
---Robyn on 6/13/07

True believers need to do something. Take a step back and look at life from a different angle. Everything I do, I do for the glory and honor of God. I am not harming anyone by celebrating some holidays. I dont drink alcohol or hurt anyone. I can and will enjoy life. I want stop living because I have been born again. I love Jesus with all of my heart and He comes first, in my life. That's the main thing for me.
---Robyn on 6/13/07

I do. See no harm in it. Any time we can xpress love and caring toward someone. Why shouldn't we? God is love and love is the backbone of Christianity. Without love we had better take down the tent and go home. We are wasting our time. I say Yes...for Valentines Day. I usually go all out with decorations, candy, food,alcohol-free champagne, romance. I do the works!
---Robyn on 6/13/07

Why not? Is it a sin to express love for others? Why would it be wrong to do that? Does not Jesus tell us we are to love our neighbors as ourselves? This question seems silly to me.
---Madison1101 on 6/13/07

Should we stand as Christians or blend in with the world. Search "Be nobody's Valentine" find out for yourself. We are to be sperate from the world. We shouldn't sugar coat it. Don't be so ignorant to think Jesus wouldn't have a problem with this. It's a slap in the face to Biblical truths. It's time for Christians to be vocal in our churches and expose this. In Love yes, but in Truth!!!
---Issac on 2/2/07

VALENTINE'S DAY ===has never been a biggy for me.I do not see anything wrong with giving someone that you care about a gift on that day. I don't think Jesus is to concern about it either. GOOD GRIEF. The main thing that GOD is concern about is for His people to keep Him first.
---CATHERINE on 2/2/07

There is nothing wrong with Valentine's Day.
---Jessica on 2/2/07

The wise men showed affection and gratitude toward Jesus when they brought him gifts. I don't believe than any holiday should be an expression of "gift giving" but that of LOVE - an expression from our very inner "soul" toward others. Goodness knows! This world needs more of that! Love, love love, love, love....As for me, I see February 14 as "As a day for many people to remember we should love one another." God bless and Happy Valentines!
---Pat on 2/2/07

Valentines Day? Man's tradition. It is Christ we should always remember, not man. Birthdays, anniversaries, etc r all man's tradition n man made. Christ never asked to b remembered on His birthday. We should remember Him every single moment of our lives. Not just one day. Man's tradition seem to exceed Christ today.
---jana on 2/2/07

Don't tell me where you live on-line here, but if I knew you personally, I'd make sure you had a box of candy. You deserve one.
---Cindy on 2/1/07

Cindy, I wouldn't mind.
---CATHERINE on 1/31/07

Well, CATHERINE? What do you think about Valentine's Day? Do you want a box of chocolates? I do.
---Cindy on 1/31/07

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Would any purpose be served by pointing out a simple fact?

Saints' days (such as St. Valentine's) are the days of their DEATHS.

While there are exceptions, Valentine is not one of them.

Valentine is commemorated on 14 February because he DIED FOR CHRIST on 14 February.

Exceptions are based on special day in the saint's history: ordination, translation of relics, recall from exile, dedication of a church in his memory, etc.
---Jack on 1/26/07

I cant stand these kind of holidays, they were made for the card companies and candy companies to make money. I dont need a holiday to tell somebody I love them. I do it all the time, any old day.
---sue on 1/26/07

If we are going to celebrate St. Valentine's Day, then we should celebrate the man, a priest of the Catholic Church, who was martyred for the love of Jesus.

By the way, it was not his thing to buy chocolates and flowers by the bushel, handing them out to everybody with sweet pretty pink hearts. That St. Valentine was dreamed up by the greeting card industry to sell cards, and is therefore a pagan holiday, to be scorned by "true believers."
---Rick_D on 1/26/07

God IS LOVE. We are called to love one another. Valentine's Day is an expression of that love. It should be a daily thing.
---Leslie on 1/26/07

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I had a long discussion just like this with someone who was very against doing any kind of celebration on the 14th of Feb. So I told him I would buy my wife a little gift and take her out for dinner on the 13th or 15th instead and he thought that would be ok.
How dumb is that? Is it unlawful to do good on the 14th of Feb? I don't care who did what 300 years ago. I have the blessings of the Lord to do good on any day of the year. I do it in Jesus' name.
---john on 1/26/07

Catherine, we love you, sister.

If you want a box of chocolates, I hope that you receive some.

If you don't, that's fine, too.
---Cindy on 1/26/07

I love Valentines Day. To honor a sweetheart yes, but one of the things I've always liked most are the hand made cards, and gifts I'd get from my children when they were young. I still have many of them put away. I'm planning to make all three of them a scrap book with many of the things they did when they were in the primary grades. :)
---lynet on 1/26/07

The real question, however, is not celebrating Valentine's day or whatever.

The REAL question is if true Christians should be observing the present solar calendar. (More about this in another blog.)

BTW--"true beleiver" is a Muslim buzz word for themselves.
---Jack on 1/26/07

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Jack sums it up pretty good! All that we do whether in celebration or in ever day life, should always be done in remembrance and praise of the Lord. Always keep in mind that LOVE is form the heart not the wallet!!
---ShawnM.T on 1/26/07

In our family, we display love every day. However, it is so nice to have a "special" day to do a bit more than usual. We all enjoying feeling "special" and enjoy pampering the ones that are "special" to us. Let's don't find fault with everything just because it makes us "feel good". Be thankful that God put wonderful, kind, loving folks in our lives and celebrate it.
---Annie on 1/26/07

True believers in WHAT? The candy, florist, and greeting card industries?
---Jack on 1/26/07

It also depends on what you mean by "celebrate." Do you mean giving thanks to God for the life and witness of the priest-martyr Valentine of Rome and the countless others like him?

Or do you mean going on a spending binge for choclates and flowers for someone?
---Jack on 1/26/07

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Why Not, there is nothing inconsistent with Christianity about it, even though it comes from the Roman festival of Lupercalia on February 15, the date was changed to the 14th. Pope Gelasius I changed this pagan festival as a Christian feast day in 496 CE, declaring it to be St. Valentine's Day.
---Phil_theElder on 1/26/07

I don't see why we shouldn't.
---Kay6588 on 1/26/07

Why would it hurt? It's a celebration of love.
---grace3869 on 1/25/07

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