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7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by jrerico1(m): 2:18pm On Dec 25, 2015
We know the Bible can be pretty difficult to accurately interpret. Some people say the old testament laws don't count anymore, but others think they still do. Bible scholars are needed here because there are some actions the Bible ban both in the old and new testament, and we'd like to know if they are still considered a sin or not?


1) Checking babies out:

Matthew 5:28
"But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in His heart

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Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by Tritone02: 2:20pm On Dec 25, 2015
continue

we are all save through Grace.
Wats the ranting about ftc self?
Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by jrerico1(m): 2:22pm On Dec 25, 2015
2) Braiding your hair:

1Timothy 2:9
"likewise, I want women to adore themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments. "

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Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by jrerico1(m): 2:25pm On Dec 25, 2015
3) Women speaking in church :

1corinthians 14:34
"let your woman keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak, but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law".

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Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by jrerico1(m): 2:29pm On Dec 25, 2015
4) Eating more than you have to:

Proverbs 23:2
... And put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony"

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Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by jrerico1(m): 2:31pm On Dec 25, 2015
5) Trimming your beard:

leviticus 19:27
"Neither shalt though Mar the corners of thy beard"

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Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by Nobody: 2:39pm On Dec 25, 2015
And when people call the bible outdated, people will start shouting "son of the devil".

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Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by jrerico1(m): 2:45pm On Dec 25, 2015
6) Gossiping about your colleagues:

leviticus 19:16
"Though shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among the people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbor, I am the Lord"

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Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by CoolUsername: 2:47pm On Dec 25, 2015
Mixed fabrics are bad too!
All of you, with your 50% cotton 50% polyester blends are going to hell.

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Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by jrerico1(m): 2:52pm On Dec 25, 2015
7) Tattoos:

leviticus 19:28
" ya shall not make any cuttings in the flesh of the dead, nor print any marks upon you, I am the Lord

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Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by Nobody: 3:14pm On Dec 25, 2015

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Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by Ewizard(m): 3:47pm On Dec 25, 2015
No.1 Guilty as charged! undecided

Man gats observe, imaginate, compare and contrast ni..

Lord! Amma sinner who's probably gonna sin again,plz 4giv me.

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Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by boman2014: 4:21pm On Dec 25, 2015
then no body go reach heaven na

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Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by jrerico1(m): 6:49pm On Dec 25, 2015
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Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by Dhilariousdandy(m): 7:06pm On Dec 25, 2015
jrerico1:
5) Trimming your beard:

leviticus 19:27
"Neither shalt though Mar the corners of thy beard"

In my own understanding....

That is in the Old Testament in the days of Elijah, Moses, Aaron etc...

The same bible let me to know that in

1 Corinthians 11:14
Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him,....


Ezekiel also wore a beard, as you can see in this passage where God has him to shave part of his hair and beard, as a symbolic gesture showing the shame that would soon come upon Jerusalem. Shaving the head or beard of a man in these times would have caused severe humiliation, and God used this illustration by his prophet Ezekiel to reflect the impending shame that Jerusalem would soon feel by the hands of their enemies (the Babylonians):

“Now, son of man, take a sharp sword and use it as a barber’s razor to shave your head and your beard. Then take a set of scales and divide up the hair. (Ezekiel 5:1)"

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Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by Dhilariousdandy(m): 7:12pm On Dec 25, 2015

In addition, this article will discuss some Old Testament passages which speak out against trimming your beard in a certain way, which have confused some people. So with all of those things in mind, here are a few general principles for you to keep in mind as you read this article:


1. Beards have nothing to do with salvation . Growing a beard won’t save your soul. The only thing that will save you is placing your faith in Christ (and if you haven’t done so, please do!). Likewise, shaving a beard won’t make you lose your salvation. So let’s get this out of the way up-front. I don’t want you to get confused by this article.


2. Not all men can grow full beards. Some men simply cannot grow full beards due to their natural genetics (or even no facial hair at all). If you can’t grow a beard, then fine. God didn’t allow you to do it, so don’t fret over it. It has nothing to do with salvation, and God himself created you the way you are. This article isn’t meant to belittle or condemn you. You are just as manly as a man who grows a beard . You have no obligation to do what you can’t do.


3. God is far more concerned with the inward instead of the outward . God looks at the heart, not external things. Nevertheless, the Bible does have a lot of advice on outward appearances too. So it is important to avoid asking “Can’t I do what I want due to grace?” Rather, we should ask, “What would God have me do?”


4. We are not under law, but under grace . We aren’t saved by works of the law, but of God’s grace. Nevertheless, we should seek God’s word and opinion on all things, including our dress, and so forth.


5. Many Godly men don’t have beards (by choice) . There are plenty of Godly men in the world who can grow beards, but simply prefer not to. Adrian Rogers, one of the best preachers in modern history, didn’t grow a beard. I admire him tremendously. He is but one quick example of a Godly man in modern times that doesn’t sport facial hair. Also, it’s worth mentioning that some men may not be able to grow a beard due to their occupations (such as working with food, chemicals, etc.). That’s understandable, and sometimes you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do.


6. Most all men of the Bible had beards, even Jesus. Though beards are not required for salvation, it’s interesting to note that nearly all men in the Bible had beards.


7. God’s word reveals that beards are a blessing to men, which is sadly forgotten in today’s age. While not required, growing a beard can, in a sense, give honor and glory to a God who created man with that ability. Not out of requirement, not out of salvation, but out of appreciation for God giving man that distinction. Just like women are generally blessed with long/thick hair, and the ability to bear children–so are men blessed with the ability to grow thick facial hair.

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Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by AlfaSeltzer(m): 7:20pm On Dec 25, 2015
doG is confused.

hiS followers as well.

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Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by tintingz(m): 12:05pm On Dec 27, 2015
Our Christian brothers and sisters will come here and start ranting "it is all about the heart(inward)"

Some will even condemn the old testament laws which Jesus never did.

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Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by shadelek(m): 12:05pm On Dec 27, 2015
Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by NwaNimo1(m): 12:07pm On Dec 27, 2015
More Front Page Crap . ..

Man created god . . .and the bible!

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Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by Nobody: 12:10pm On Dec 27, 2015
It's only the beard part you read?

All your 7 points is on the beard undecided

Dhilariousdandy:

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Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by menesheh(m): 12:10pm On Dec 27, 2015
If anybody ever say that the old testament is meant for the jews, and that most, instead of all the old testament practices are not viable today have these questions to answer

1. Why did jesus said that he came to fulfill the old testament laws instead of saying he came to amend or abolish such laws.

2. Does that means that god is inconsistent and fallible by issuing out laws initially and amending it later via a presumed son.

3. Why did pastors and priests Pick and choose verses in the old testament that they need each time especially the tithe part and criticizes others practices not compatible with the new testament gospel.

4. Why not choke out the old testament entirely out of the Christian holy book and leave them to the sole owners, the jews, instead of confusing yourselves with both.

5. Which criteria do you actually apply to know the part that are still relevant and the one that are not since the bible didn't compile list of leftie ones.

6. Why the fucck must you even care what the Bible gat to offer since people don't remember those bible tenets whenever they want to do their thing, and also since Nigeria Constitution don't punish you for doing those things. Infact laws not adhere to and still no punishment afterwards are irrelevant and have zero bearing on our day to day life endeavors.


So i urge everyone to do his/her thing and forget laws made by ancient and naive medieval men to control its population, of which, it served as a constitution to them then. They lacked objectivity when compiling those laws of which they have no good and valid reasons and justifications why you shouldn't do those things.

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Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by Sasuwa(f): 12:10pm On Dec 27, 2015
Happy Christmas

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Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by finexxxxtman: 12:10pm On Dec 27, 2015
Holiness is the way

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Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by Chidizman(m): 12:11pm On Dec 27, 2015
End - Time Revelations sad Am guilty as charged in Number1 sad
Re: 7 Things The Bible Forbids, But We Do Anyway by bright007(f): 12:12pm On Dec 27, 2015
ok

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