“The Lord opened the understanding of my unbelieving heart, so that I should recall my sins”. -Saint Patrick
St. Patrick’s Day is here again. There are many myths surrounding the man known as Saint Patrick, but one thing that is certain is that he brought the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the pagan people of Ireland. If Saint Patrick was here today he would be telling the people that are getting drunk and partying in his name on this day to repent, as well as the religious idolaters that pray to him on this day during their church services.
I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in in your solemn assemblies. Amos 5:21
God says that He hates these wicked feast days, especially this one without a doubt and rightly so. People begin drinking alcohol early on St. Patrick’s day. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration more than 700 people were killed in drunk driving related deaths between 2006 and 2010 on St. Patrick’s Day. How many of these people died in their sins? It is common to see people passed out drunk on the street, vomiting, fighting and immodestly dressed women all over downtown on this day.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-21
The way that St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated does not honor God or the memory of the man known as Saint Patrick. Let’s be honest here, drunkenness usually brings forth more sin such as sexual immorality, perversion, violence, drug use etc. There will be people who die on March 17, 2018 because of this wicked celebration that end up burning in Hell for eternity. But there is hope! Read the quote from Saint Patrick written at the top of this page and do what Saint Patrick did. Allow the Lord to open your unbelieving heart, become aware of your sins, repent of them and call on the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved. This way you can say that you truly celebrated the memory of Saint Patrick this month by doing something that would have made Saint Patrick happy and makes all of Heaven rejoice.
Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. -Luke 15:10