The final text for our new booklet, “Hidden Secrets in the Bible,” has been forwarded to graphic artist Shelly Bruno. We anticipate printing and distribution to occur within the next few weeks.
“The Pagan Origin of Valentine’s Day,” is the title of a StandingWatch Program presented by Evangelist Norbert Link. Here is a summary:
Some claim that Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14 to commemorate the anniversary of the violent deaths of Christian martyrs. The true origin goes back to the Roman fertility feast of Lupercalia, the “Wolf Festival,” in honor of pagan gods such as Lupercus or Pan, the god of shepherds, and ultimately the worship of biblical idols such as the sun god Baal.
“Wahrer Ursprung des Valentinstages,” is the new AufPostenStehen Program. It covers the same subject material as the English version mentioned above.
“Josia–ein Gerechter Jüdischer König,” is the title of this week’s German sermon, and it is based on the English sermon, “Josiah-A Righteous King of Judah,” also given by Norbert Link (January 11, 2014). Here is a summary of the English sermon:
Following David and Solomon, most kings of Israel and Judah were evil in the sight of God. Not one king from the house of Israel lived up to God’s standards, and only very few kings from the house of Judah did. One shining example was righteous King Josiah, and it is worthwhile to study his life for encouragement and inspiration. Josiah abandoned pagan worship and restored the true worship of God. He was willing to obey God, but his life ended prematurely due to a wrong decision.