Lust to Lust: From Valentine’s Day to Carnival


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The season of lust is upon us. Today, the masses around the world are celebrating Valentine’s Day. Tomorrow, February 15, they will begin preparations to partake in Carnival. What do these festivities have in common? Both are days where people fulfill their lusts and honor false gods with revelry!

The true origin of Valentine’s Day is Lupercalia. It is a day where men would beat young women with the bloody hides of goats called thongs in hopes of warding off infertility. The thongs were also called februa from which the month February derives its name.


Men, fully disrobed, would chase young women throughout the city lashing them with the bloody pieces of flesh. Multitudes of women welcomed the lashes from the februa in hopes they would be made more fertile and bare their flesh to receive the scourges of lust.


Another tradition during Lupercalia was men would pull a random name in a lottery to see which woman he would have sex with during the festival. This later evolved into the Valentine’s cards with which many people are familiar.


Although this world has obscured the origins of Valentine’s Day through it’s rebranding of love, it cannot truly disguise its idolatrous nature. Cupid other wise known as Eros, is a god of erotic love. Erotic love is fornication. It is Eros that is celebrated in this time on Valentine’s Day and all true followers of the Most High and Christ should not keep this day.


1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,  (10)  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.  (11)  And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.


The above scripture shows us that if we partake in idolatry or fornication, we will not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven! Many of us did these things in ignorance but now we must repent, stop participating in this wickedness and follow Christ! So how does this tie into Carnival?


Carnival is another evil celebration that relates directly to fulfilling one’s lust. It is no marvel that these days follow each other on the calendar. According to the Carnival tradition, it is a day to fulfill your lusts before the “Holy season” begins. People engage in lewdness, adultery, fornication, drunkenness and other sins before they enter the season of holiness. Make no mistake about this. This is not a biblical, scriptural or christian doctrine. It is directly from Satan in the form of Baachus and carnival revelers do not even attempt to hide it.


People sing praises to the god Baachus during carnival and declare that it is baachanal time. Who is Baachus? He is the the god of wine and fornication also known as Dionysus. People that celebrate Carnival praise his name as they practice the sins that Baachus promotes. No servant of the Most High and Christ should participate in any Baachanalian celebrations. It is idolatry.


Romans 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.


Both of these celebrations are idolatrous days where men fulfill their lusts. The Most High does not make allowances for us to be fornicators but rather that we keep his commandments in righteousness and true love.


1 Corinthians 6:18   Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.


1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.


Acts 17:29-30 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.  (30)  And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:


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