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10 Simple but Powerful Reasons Christians Should not Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is among the most popular holidays in the world. Thanks for commercialism this day is so popular that even non-Christians celebrate it. It is estimated that Americans spend about $20 billion on this single holiday alone making it the second most expensive holiday next to Christmas.

However the majority is not always right. One must ask whether this day should really be celebrated kept by Christians. Most importantly what does God think about Valentine’s Day?

Before I proceed let me tell you this SHOCKING TRUTH: Valentine’s Day should NOT be celebrated by Christians. In this post let me share the reasons why this is so. Let me make it as simple as possible for everyone to underst. Here are the 10 reasons Christians should not celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Reason no. 1: Valentine’s Day has pagan roots

10 Simple but Powerful Reasons Christians Should not Celebrate Valentine’s Day
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A quick look at any encyclopedia or history book will reveal that Valentine’s Day is an ancient Roman festival. It is originally known as Lupercalia which is celebrated every February 15. Lupercalia is celebrated to honor not God but pagan gods namely Lupercus (god of fertility) Juno (goddess of marriage women) Pan (god of nature).

There is really nothing to argue about here.

Plain simple: Valentine’s Day is rooted in paganism.

God calls paganism as ABOMINABLE He strongly comms His people to stay away from it.

God is very clear on this:

“When the Lord your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess you displace them dwell in their l take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them after they are destroyed from before you that you do not inquire after their gods saying ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’ 

You shall NOT worship the Lord your God in that way; for every abomination to the Lord which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons daughters in the fire to their gods. Whatever I comm you be careful to observe it; you shall NOT add to it nor take away from it” (Deuteronomy 12:32).


Reason no. 2: Bible says to flee sexual immorality

Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. 

Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you whom you have from God you are not your own?

For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body  in your spirit which are God’s” (I Corinthians 6:18-20).

Sexual immorality brings a lot of heart breaks diseases negative emotional social problems. God loves us does not want us to suffer unnecessary pain. Though sexual immorality brings pleasure it will not last long. When you consider its many dire consequences you will soon realize that it’s not worth the risk.

So what does sexual immorality has to do with Valentine’s Day? Lupercalia is celebrated with pagan sex rituals. It is about eroticism lust fertility.

God knows what’s best for us He knows sexual immorality like any other sins leads to many untold suffering.

As early as the fourth B.C. young men seek their sexual partner during the Lupercalia festival. By a “love” lottery young men would be able to win the companionship sexual service of a woman until the next year’s drawing.

With these dark secrets of the origin of Valentine’s Day you sure don’t want to be associated with it. God’s word is very clear with this He wants us to flee sexual immorality.

Reason no. 3: Christians are called to love not to lust

There is no doubt that the origin of Valentine’s Day involves strong infatuation lust rather than genuine love. There are a lot of unmarried couples who use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to participate in pre-marital sex. Often this sexual act leads to unwanted unplanned pregnancy. Sadly some resorts to abortion just to “correct” their mistakes.

Reason no. 4: Love can be celebrated without Valentine’s Day

Why do so many Christians limit their love on a specific day in this case Valentine’s Day? Wouldn’t it be great to demonstrate your love every single day?

Married couples or those who are in a relationship can show their love concern every day not waiting for Valentine’s Day to arrive.

After all even if you celebrate your love on Valentine’s Day it really feels awkward since this day celebrates lust not true love.

Reason no. 5: NO one exactly knows who St. Valentine is

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Do a quick search on the Internet find out who St. Valentine is. It is very weird because his story is based on LEGEND not facts.

It is also unbiblical to revere a man. Some people think that we should pray to the saints as they can help bring our petitions to God. This is a satanic deception that we must all stop.

Dead people are dead. They don’t anymore have the ability to help the living.

First foremost dead people are dead. The Bible makes it clear that there is no knowledge in the grave (Ecclesiastes 9:10) no one has ever ascended into heaven except Christ (John 3:13).

Therefore it is useless to have so-called “saints” canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. Besides if you are really a Christian why celebrate Valentine’s Day which commemorates a saint of the Catholics?

Reason no. 6: God’s definition of love differs from what Valentine’s Day promotes

The Biblical definition of love is this:

FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS. And His commments are not burdensome” (I John 5:3).

Did you get that? Read it again.

God’s definition of love is keeping His commments. The commments of God are there because He LOVES US. The commments of God gives us the guidelines of how to have a fulfilling blessed joyful love. Valentine’s Day is just the opposite.

As Christians it is our duty to please God rather than men.

At this point we need to stop think. There is no doubt that Valentine’s Day is a pagan holiday turned “Christian”. It is holiday consecrated ordained by man NOT God. In fact God considers pagan holidays as abominable detestable futile vain useless.

Who should we follow? God or man?

Whom should we please? God or man?

Who should we believe? God or man?

Jesus Christ gave us the answer:

Jesus answered them “How right Isaiah was when he prophesied about you! You are hypocrites just as he wrote: ‘

These people says God honor me with their words but their heart is really far away from me. It is no use for them to worship me because they teach human rules as though they were my laws!’

You put aside God’s comm obey human teachings” (Mark 9:6-8 GNB).

Reason no. 7: God is not impressed when He is worshiped with pagan holidays

Why do we keep on insisting our own way? If you read the Bible you will see the exact proper manner how God wants to be worshiped. We need to stop ask “How does God want to be worshiped?” Rather than asking “How do I want God to be worshiped?” After all it is about God not about us.

Why would you use something that God hates to worship Him?

Jesus said: God is a Spirit: they that worship him must worship him in spirit in truth (John 4:24). Ask yourself “Is there any truth in Valentine’s Day?” “Does it helps us to worship God in spirit?” The answers to these questions are a glaring “NO”.

Valentine’s Day is nothing but a recycled pagan holiday repackaged with a “Christian” name. If you are going to give a gift to God do you think He will be happy to receive something that He calls useless abominable? We need to be honest to answer these questions.

Reason no. 8: Valentine’s Day leads to negative emotions

Women in general are very emotional. If they don’t receive a gift on Valentine’s Day they feel unloved. If ever they receive something on this day they will feel proud or envious. Proud because they receive something better than what other women received. Envious because they receive something worse than what other women received.

Valentine’s Day is geared towards the way of getting rather than the way of giving.

Whether you like it or not some women actually expect something from their partner. It is like having this feeling of entitlement just because of Valentine’s Day. On the other h men would feel pressured to buy something that will please their partner. Either way Valentine’s Day is geared towards the way of getting rather than the way of giving.

Reason no. 9: God comms us not to conform to the world

Like I said before Valentine’s Day is a very popular holiday of the world. Why not? It caters to the lust of the very human nature that we have. However God expects us Christians to overcome our human nature be more like God less like us.

The Apostle Paul is very clear on this:

“Do not try to work together as equals with unbelievers for it cannot be done. How can right wrong be partners? How can light darkness live together?

How can Christ the Devil agree? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?

How can God’s temple come to terms with pagan idols? For we are the temple of the living God! As God himself has said “I will make my home with my people live among them; I will be their God they shall be my people.”

And so the Lord says “You must leave them separate yourselves from them. Have nothing to do with what is unclean I will accept you.

I will be your father you shall be my sons daughters says the Lord Almighty” (II Corinthians 6:14-18 GNB).

Reason no. 10: We are commed to celebrate different Holy Days

Surprising as it may sound God commed His people to celebrate His Feast Days. There are seven annual festivals that Christians should celebrate instead of borrowing holidays from pagans. They are written in Leviticus 23. Please don’t say that it is just for the Israelites because we can read that the Jesus Christ the Apostles early Christians celebrated them even many years after Jesus’ death. This is a big topic so please request your free copy of God’s Holy Day Plan: The Promise of Hope for All Mankind.


With these 10 reasons it is very obvious that Christians should not participate in any pagan holidays including Valentine’s Day. You may change the name of an ancient pagan holiday into something “Christian” but we cannot deny that its substance is still the same.

We can always show true genuine love in a God-ordained manner. We don’t have to borrow ancient pagan celebrations to follow God.

If you are really a Christian who would like to live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4) then you better take heed not celebrate Valentine’s Day. It was not a Christian holiday it will never be.

You are called Christian because you are a follower of Christ. Christ did not celebrate Valentine’s Day. So Christians should not as well.

Will you follow God’s word or follow your own will? Choose rightly

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