Saturday, February 15, 2014
The Truth Behind Valentine's Day
I do not celebrate "saints", but I do enjoy treating THE Man extra special on Valentine's Day. But . . . we need to remember the REAL person and the REAL reason this day is named after him. So, next time someone complains about Valentine's Day being a Hallmark holiday, remind them of this . . .
"On this day, in the year AD 298, a Christian pastor was brutally martyred. First, he was beaten with clubs. then stoned, and finally he was beheaded. His crime - standing for biblical marriage, that intimacy outside of marriage was sinful, and that marriage was designed by God as between one man and one woman. His name was Valentinus, a man who loved Jesus above all else and who refused to deny the faith. Today, as you enjoy your chocolate and trinkets, remember that the one who is now called St Valentine gave his life in defense of biblical marriage, not rampant promiscuity or perversion. He did not succumb to the politically correct of his day. February 14 is a day that is not rose red, but blood red." -Pastor James MacDonald
I Hope you read and pass it on. Spreading the truth like ripples in a pond.
Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><