On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (02/14/22), Hank discusses the origins of Valentine’s Day, looking at the Orthodox Church’s veneration of Saint Valentine, the Presbyter from Rome, for his martyrdom and as for all its saints, honors St. Valentine as a model of the life in Christ. According to The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, the traditional association of St. Valentine’s Day with courtship is likely connected with certain customs of the pagan festival Lupercalia. If so, this would be another example of Christians usurping a pagan holiday and Christianizing it for the glory of Christ.
Hank also answers the following questions:
- Can we command our own healing? Is this biblical?
- Will those who follow false teachers be denied from entering heaven?
- Do unbelievers have a spirit they can go to like I can talk to the Holy Spirit?