Christian or pagan – the Origin of Valentine’s Day ?

cupid-3cExploring the Pagan roots of the Valentine’s Day holiday.

 

   “When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee . . . . thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations . . . for because of these abominations the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) thy God doth drive them out from before thee !”
Deuteronomy 18:9-12

     “After the doings (ways) of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do . . .and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do; neither shall ye walk in their ordinances . . . . Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you.     And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants . . . !”     Leviticus 18:1-26

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     Regardless of race and religion, almost every couple in the world celebrates Valentine’s Day. In fact, it is considered the second widely celebrated event after the Christmas or Yuletide Season. Only a few people know that Valentine’s Day is originally a Catholic celebration. But there are even fewer individuals who know its earlier pagan roots.

faunus-godsThe Darkness of Valentine’s Day and its Pagan Origins

     Valentine’s Day originated from the pagan festival Lupercalia which is a celebration of fertility and purification. Lupercalia is named after Lupercus, the god of fertility and hunter of wolves in Roman mythology. It’s a 3-day event that runs from the 13th to 15th of February. But before our current Gregorian calendar, the festivity usually falls on spring season.

     The month of February is also associated with Lupercalia. Part of the rituals held during the festivities is the Februa, Februatio or Februare which literally means purification. Februa is a purification ritual performed to drive away evil spirits in the entire city or community and to ensure fertility for the spring or planting season.

     An old Roman and pagan activity observed during Lupercalia is the love lottery. In this tradition, young men are paired with women through a simple lottery system. Names of all participating females shall be placed in a jar after which, each male shall draw or pick a name that will be temporarily paired with him. The pairs will act as lovers or partners for the entire duration of the festival. This tradition was carried by the ancient Romans overseas as their empire grew.

     Another notable activity is the gathering of ancient Luperci priests at Pallupercalia-valentineatine Hills or the boundaries of the ancient city of Rome. This tradition persisted up to the time of Julius Caesar wherein the Master of the Luperci College of Priest during that period was Mark Anthony.

     During the 1st and 2nd century, the Christian or Catholic religion started to grow. Much of the Pagan cultures and traditions were also assimilated and reinvented to fit the Catholic tradition and to attract early pagans to become Christians. In 496 A.D., then Pope Gelasius declared the Lupercalia traditions particularly the love lottery as immoral. The Pope changed the love lottery tradition into a saint lottery where each young boy tries to mimic the qualities of the saint he picks all throughout the year. Pope Gelasius also declared February 14 as the feast of Saint Valentine, the patron of lovers.

The story (legend) of Saint Valentine.   Valentine was a young priest that lived during Emperor Claudius’ reign. In his desire to perform his Christian duties of administering wedding ceremonies and aiding prisoners, he disobeyed the orders of the emperor. For Claudius, men should serve the Roman army first before getting married. For this reason, Valentine was incarcerated and sentenced to death. Based on historical accounts, Valentine was regularly visited by his jailer’s blind daughter whom he later fell in love with. Before Valentine’s execution, he wrote her a note and ending it with the phrase “From Your Valentine.”

     One of the [supposed] miracles of (attributed to) Saint Valentine was the healing of that girl’s eyesight. This has also resulted to his jailer’s change of faith. Valentine’s letter to his beloved girl is considered to be the earliest Valentine’s Day card. And it’s only during the 17th century when Valentine’s Day cards were commercialized, mass produced and prefabricated.

original article source:   World Religion and News.com
February 11, 2017 posted by Kelly Frazier

note:   We encourage every reader to remember, that we must always share the Truth in love. A good way to begin is by offering to those we truly love, a better alternative to these ancient pagan practices, adopted by the Roman Catholic Church.  And give to your wife or husband an invitation to spend the afternoon or evening with you on another day, and such gifts as which will not pass away . . . . your life offered in the daily sacrifice of all selfish desires on their behalf.    In such a way which honours the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) our God, and our Saviour Jesus Christ.

     “And I heard another voice from heaven saying . . . . Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the LORD . . . that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins (Babylon’s) have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities . . . !”
II Corinthians 6:17-18 and Revelation 18:4-5

For a more indepth study on this question:
https://www.thetrumpet.com/article/4801.2.0.0/society/uncovering-the-origins-of-mardi-gras-and-other-christian-festivals

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Together – July 2016 White House Mall

     “For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, Whom we have not preached . . .”   II Corinthians 11:4

PLEASE Note:     We are sharing this video for the sole purpose to warn Christians of what the Bible has prophesied will take place just before the soon return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ . . .

We do not in any way endorse that which is being promoted by the founders of this event . . . Especially after see that the Vatican stands hand and in hand with this movement. Please take time to read prayerfully the Scripture below, as well as the short article at the bottom which reveals Rome’s connection.

     Jesus said . . . “Father, sanctify them (make them holy, righteous) through Thy TRUTH, yea, Thy Word is Truth (verity) . . . that they all might be one, even as We are One !”   John 17:17-21
and ref: 15:1-7 and I John 2:3-6* and I John 3:22 and John 8:29

Let no man deceive you by any means . . . For that day (of Christ’s return) shall not come, except there come a falling away* (apostasy) first, and that man of sin (lawlessness, not subject to Jehovah’s law) be revealed, the son of perdition . . .

Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped (served and obeyed) . . . So that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that when I was yet with you, I told (warned) you of these things ?

For the mystery of iniquity* doth already work (ref: Isaiah 14:12-17 & Ezekiel 28:13-19): only He Who not letteth (holds back) will continue to hold back, until He be taken out of the way . . . . And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit (breath) of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming . . .

     Even Him (Christ Jesus), Whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders (ref: Revelation 13:1-18) . . . And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish . . . Because they received not the love of the TRUTH (God’s Word – John 17:17), that they might be saved . . .

     And for this cause . . . God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. That they all might be damned (condemned) who believed not the TRUTH, but had pleasure in unrighteousness . . . !”
– II Thessalonians 2:3-13 Continue reading

The Truth About Christmas ?

     “I charge you therefore before God, and the Lord (our Sovereign King) Jesus Christ . . . Who shall judge the quick (living) and the dead at His soon appearing . . . Preach the Word; be instant in season, and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine . . .

     For the time will come when they (the church) will not endure sound doctrine (teaching, instruction from God’s Word) . . . . But after their own lusts (carnal, worldly desires) shall they heap to themselves teachers, which have itching ears. And they shall turn away their ears from the Truth (God’s Word – John 17:17), and shall be turned unto fables . . . !”     II Timothy 4:1-4

We encourage every son and daughter of the LORD God,Almighty to seek Light from the Word of Truth, and search the Scriptures for themselves. Let us examine all that we do, and all that we call Christian in the Light of God’s Word, lest we be found futilely attempting to justify pagan practices in the name of Christ Jesus.

I have shared a few good resource sites below, and also encourage each of us to stand for Truth, regardless of what others choose to do . . .

http://toolong.com/christmas-dec-25-by-richard-rives/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9h5humhhzw
http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception_Catholic_pagan_Christmas_feasts
http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception_pagan_Catholic_Easter_Ishtar

May the LORD God (Jehovah, Yehuwah Elohim) bless and keep you !
your friend and brother in Christ Jesus,
Eric Wilson and family – Isaiah Ministries

Leopard Vision – Daniel’s Prophecy Fulfilled !

     And “after this, I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly . . . . and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it, and it had 10 horns . . . . And they that dwell on the earth shall wonder (admire, in awe) . . . . when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is . . .?”     Daniel 7:1-8 and Revelation 17:1-18

CLICK HERE for more details  . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxWDsvwW8jc   – The Road to Rome, Amazing Discoveries

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Osuctvq4QU   – A Lamp in the Dark, Adullam Films

Who was Easter ?

“The renowned Oxford English Dictionary informs us that the name Easter is derived from the name of a goddess whose festival was celebrated at the time of the vernal equinox. We are told that she was originally known as the dawn goddess – no doubt the origin of sunrise celebrations at the time of Easter.

According to Venerable Bede, a seventh century Anglo-Saxon theologian, the English word Easter is derived from the name of the pagan fertility goddess Eostra. He tells us that “the heathen Anglo-Saxons called the fourth month “Esturmonath” after their goddess Eostra – another name representing the spring fertility goddesses such as Astarte or Ashtaroth, the goddess who was introduced into the British Isles by the Druids. In all actuality Easter is just another name for Beltis or Ishtar of the ancient Babylonians and can be traced all the way back to Hathor, the cow goddess of Egypt that was associated with the building of the golden calf at Mt. Sinai. Continue reading

Hidden Faith of the Founding Fathers . . .

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     “I feel the most intense anguish for our youth. I warn you, as one who knows the danger, not to be entrapped by Satan through the little knowledge of science which you may have acquired. It is better to have a pure and humble heart than all the knowledge you can possibly gain without the fear of the Lord.

The youth of today will be likely to meet skeptics and infidels wherever they may go, and how necessary that they be equipped, so that they may be able to give a reason of their hope with meekness and fear. Thomas Paine has passed into his grave, but his works live to curse the world, and those who doubt the Truth of God’s Word, will place these infidel productions in the hands of the young and inexperienced, to fill their hearts with the poisonous atmosphere of doubt. The spirit of Satan works through wicked men to carry on his schemes for the ruin of souls.

     We are living in an age of licentiousness, and men and youth are bold in sin. Unless our youth are sacredly guarded, unless they are fortified with firm principles, unless greater care is manifested in choosing their associates and the literature which feeds the mind, they will be exposed to a society whose morals are as corrupt as were the morals of the inhabitants of Sodom. The appearance of the people of the world may be very attractive, but if they are continually throwing out suggestions against the Bible, they are dangerous companions; for they will ever seek to undermine the foundations of your faith, to corrupt the conscientiousness of old-fashioned, gospel religion.
– Signs of the Times, April 21, 1890

     “Satan assigns to each of his angels a part to act. He enjoins upon them all to be sly, artful, cunning. He instructs some of them to act the part of the apostles and to speak for them, while others are to act the part of infidels and wicked men who died cursing God, but now appear to be very religious. There is no difference made between the most holy apostles and the vilest infidel. They are both made to teach the same thing. It matters not whom Satan makes to speak, if his object is only accomplished. He was so intimately connected with [Thomas] Paine upon the earth, aiding him in his work, that it is an easy thing for him to know the very words Paine used and the very handwriting of one who served him so faithfully and accomplished his purposes so well. Satan dictated much of his writings, and it is an easy thing for him to dictate sentiments through his angels now and make it appear that they come through Thomas Paine, who, while living, was a devoted servant of the evil one. This is the masterpiece of Satan. All this teaching, purporting to be from apostles and saints and wicked men who have died, comes directly from his satanic majesty. 

     The fact that Satan claims that one whom he loved so well, and who hated God so perfectly, is now with the holy apostles and angels in glory, should be enough to remove the veil from all minds and discover to them the dark, mysterious works of Satan. He virtually says to the world and to infidels, No matter how wicked you are, no matter whether you believe or disbelieve in God or the Bible, live as you please, heaven is your home; for all know that if Thomas Paine is in heaven, and so exalted, they will surely get there. This error is so glaring that all may see if they will. Satan is now doing through persons like Thomas Paine what he has been trying to do since his fall. He is, through his power and lying wonders, tearing away the foundation of the Christian’s hope and putting out the sun that is to light them in the narrow way to heaven. He is making the world believe that the Bible is uninspired, no better than a storybook, while he holds out something to take its place; namely, spiritual manifestations!”
– Early Writings, p.91 

The Time is at Hand !

And he saith unto me . . . Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand !”
Revelation 22:10

     A powerful message revealing the nearness of the Lord Jesus Christ’s return in the clouds of heaven. Bible prophecies are unfolded in light of current events in news across the world.

Please contact 3ABN Broadcasting,  http://3abn.org/   or Isaiah Ministries at our address above (Contact),  if you would like to receive materials on these prophecies, and the soon return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ !

The Origins of Easter ?

easter eggs 2A powerful article from Amazing Discoveries –

Easter is known for its bunny rabbits, colored eggs, hot cross buns, and the return of springtime. But where did Easter come from?

Few people realize that Easter is not about the resurrection of Christ. The only time the word “Easter” is found in the Bible (Acts 12:4), it is there by mistranslation. The word in the original Greek is “Passover.” Jesus died at the time of the Passover feast, but the Passover is not Easter and Jesus did not die at Easter time. Easter is an ancient spring festival. Long before the time of Christ, the pagan goddess Ishtar, or sometimes known as Astarte or Ashtoreth, was worshiped in different countries. Our modern practice of sunrise worship originates from the pagan festival honoring Ishtar. The story of Easter also helps explain how Sunday became sacred and the origin of virgin worship. Continue reading

The Origin and Reasons for the Season ?

     “Hear ye the Word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel . . . Thus saith the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah), Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven . . . !”   Jeremiah 10:1-5

     For “well did Isaiah prophesy of us, saying . . . This people draweth nigh unto Me with their mouth, and they honoreth Me with their lips; but their hearts are far from Me. For in vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men . . .”   Matthew 15:6-9

     It is our prayer that each child of God will search for the Truth, as it is in Christ Jesus. For the Bible says, “The times of our ignorance God winked at, but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent . . . . Because He hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by that Man (Christ Jesus) Whom He hath ordained . . . !”   Acts 17:30-31

For more information CLICK Here below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsgVlBqNKBQ

http://www.ldolphin.org/PDFs/The_Two_Babylons-Alexander_Hislop.pdf    (begin at page.85)

http://toolong.com/christmas-dec-25-by-richard-rives/

Halloween – the spirit of the Age ?

halloween-trick-or-treating     “Wherefore, come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah), and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you . . . !

     Be ye not unequally yoked (joined) together with unbelievers . . . For what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath Light with darkness. And what accord (harmony) hath Christ with Belial (the Devil)?  and what part hath he which believeth with an infidel ?”     II Corinthians 6:14-18

     “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness (ref: Galatians 5:19-21), but rather reprove them !”   Ephesians 5:8-12

 

Full story by William Schnoebelen (former witch and occultist) –
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