SCRIPTURES

  • Col. 2 v 16 – 23

v.16“Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days:”

v.17 “Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.”

v.18 “Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind”

v.19 “And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.”

v.20 “Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,”

v.21 (Touch not; taste not; handle not;

v.22 “Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?”

v.23 “Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.”

  • Romans 8 v 14

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”

  • John 13 v 34

“A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”

  • 1 John 3 v 15

“Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.”

  • God commands that we love one another daily.
  • Anyone who hates his brother/Sister is a murderer.

 VALENTINE ORIGIN

  • There are many sides to its origin and purpose.
  • Valentine was one of the early saints in the Roman Empire.
  • He was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry.
  • His jailer was one ASTERIUS
  • During his imprisonment, he fell in love with Asterius daughter, dis-virgined her.
  • Before his execution, he wrote a letter signed. “Your valentine” as a farewell.
  • Valentine ’s Day is an official feast day in Anglican Church, Lutheran Church and Eastern Orthodox Church.

OUR STAND

2 Tim. 4 v 3 & 4

v.3 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;”

v.4 “And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

  • The Bible enjoins us to endure sound doctrine.
  • That we should not turn our ears from the truth unto fables.
  • The fact that everyone celebrates a festival does not make it right.
  • For example, Halloween celebrated globally is a witchcraft festival. Many Christians blindly follow them to celebrate.
  • That it has come to stay does not make it right.
  • That it is popular does not make it right.
  • CLAM is an Apostolic Church
  • We do not believe in it
  • We do not celebrate it
  • We do not Validate it
  • We believe in the doctrines of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We celebrate JESUS at all times
  • We believe in the PRINCIPLES of the DOCTRINE OF CHRIST

 DOCTRINES OF MEN

  • Colossians 2 v 16 – 22

 (Emphasis on v.22)

v.22” These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use are based on merely human commands and teachings.  (NIV)

DOCTRINES OF CHRIST

  • Heb. 6 v 1 & 2

Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God.” 

v.2 – “Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.”

 PRINCIPLES OF THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST

  1. REPENTANCE FROM DEAD WORKS
  2. FAITH TOWARDS GOD
  3. DOCTRINE OF BAPTISMS
  4. LAYING ON OF HANDS
  5. RESSURRECTION OF THE DEAD
  6. ETERNAL JUDGEMENT
  • Followers of Christ must endure SOUND TEACHINGS
  • CROSS CHECK THE BIBLE TO KNOW THE TRUTH
  • USE THE BIBLE AS A STANDARD ALWAYS
  • Love expression should be daily.
  • Love expression should be unconditional
  • Love expression should be without gagging.
  • John 13 v 34

“A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”

  • Please don’t wish me Happy Valentine

EVILS COMMITTED DURING VALENTINE

  • Romans 1 v 24 – 27

v.24 “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:”

v.25 “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

v.26 “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:”

v.27 “And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.”

  1. Wild and reckless sex committed – Threesome/Homosexualism/Lesbianism, Bestialism, Nudity Unabated
  2. Illicit and Immoral relationships consummated
  3. Virgins are dis-virgined –  Loss of virtues
  4. A day of Hard drug usage
  5. Many therefore conceive and then abort
  6. Killing innocent babies and shedding blood
  7. Venereal diseases contacted
  8. Many even die due to wild celebration

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