The deputy mayor in Depok, West Java, along with leaders in both Muslim councils in Indonesia are telling parents to not allow their children to celebrate Valentine’s day. The fear is that teenagers will have premarital sex because Valentine’s Day encourages people to express love to their significant other. A group of Muslim students protested the holiday, and collected 1,000 signatures from students saying they would not celebrate it.
Pray that Indonesians would understand that salvation is not earned through keeping rules, such as avoiding Valentine’s Day, but through Jesus Christ.
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