8 Popular Things The Bible Forbids

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Even though the Bible forbids these things, we still do them.

The Bible is the most widely read book for many Christians. It is considered a tool of authority that informs our morality and beliefs. However, many Christians still sin daily without even realizing it. For this reason, we will dwell more on the five popular things that the Bible forbids alongside the scriptural chapters that prohibit them in this article.

Nevertheless, you are the judge!

Body Piercing

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Piercings have become a highly controversial topic in the Christian community. While some people don’t believe piercing of any sort is a sin. The Bible makes it clear how we need to treat our bodies as holy temples and not do anything to damage them, including body piercings. 1 Peter 3:3-4 made us understand that beauty should not come from outward appearance, such as luxurious hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle spirit, which is great in God’s sight.

Consulting Psychics

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Leviticus 19:31 reads; regard not them that have familiar spirits. For they will defile you, I am the Lord your God. Many people still spend a fortune to get advice from con artists. These people deserve whatever they get because they are cognizant of the fact that nothing good emanates from the fortune-tellers in the long term.

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Wearing Sexy Clothes

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1 Timothy 2:9 says, I want women to dress modestly, with decency, adorning themselves, not with fancy hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes. Indecent dressing attracts unnecessary attention and culminates in sinful actions in the end. This should make every insecure husband and boyfriend happy. 

Eating Pork or Bacon

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Some only chew the cud or have a divided hoof, but you must not eat them. Though it chews the cud, the camel does not have a split hoof; it is ceremonially unclean for you. Leviticus 11:4. Translation; no bacon for you!

Getting Tattooed 

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Leviticus 19:28 reads, ye shall not make any cuttings into your flesh for the dead nor print any marks upon yourself. I am the Lord. That little dolphin you tattooed on your butt cheek at age 17 during spring break just because you had a lot to drink may ultimately condemn you eternally. Most people fancy the art of tattooing but unfortunately the biblical condemn this strongly.

Gossiping

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Do not go about as a talebearer among your people; neither should you do anything that endangers your neighbour’s life. I am the Lord. It is best to say what you think about your fat friend or bulkhead boss to their face rather than behind their back. 

Gathering Wealth

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Matthew 6:19-21 reads; Do not store up treasures on earth, where moth and rot destroy, where thieves break in and steal. But store up for treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust can destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, lies your heart.” Even great men of God are guilty of this. However, you can not serve two masters, for either you will hate one and love the other, or you will be committed to the one and despise the other. Hence you cannot serve money and serve God at the same time.

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Working on Saturday

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Exodus 31:14 “Therefore you shall keep the sabbath day for it is holy to you. And anyone who profanes it shall be put to death for whosoever does work on the sabbath shall be cut off among his people. Six days of the week may work be done, but the sabbath of rest holy to the Lord on the seventh day. Quite a lot of Christians are guilty of this particular act.

A Wrap 

The common traits mentioned on this list are highly contending, both in the Christian community and outside of it. And because they have become a norm, many don’t see the wrong in doing them. However, the vital thing to ask yourself is what your motives are? Be sure your actions bring you closer rather than pulling you further away from God. 

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