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Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by PstBiola: 6:27am On Mar 11, 2018
Some Christians believe it is wrong for women to wear makeup or jewelry, citing a couple of New Testament passages that seem to forbid such things. While we certainly respect the convictions of born-again children of God, we also want to be sure that our teaching does not go beyond what the Word of God actually says. We do not want to “teach man-made ideas as commands from God” (Mark 7:7, NLT).

In examining the propriety of wearing makeup or jewelry, we start with 1 Samuel 16:7b: “The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” This verse lays down a foundational principle concerning the limitations of our perspective: we naturally see the externals; God sees the internal truth. This does not mean that the externals are unimportant, of course—we readily communicate with others via visual signals, and the appearance we choose for ourselves can express rebellion, piety, carelessness, meticulousness, etc. But appearances can be deceiving, and there is the deeper issue of the heart. Whatever is done to the outward appearance is done for man to see, and we should be careful about that, but God is more concerned with what is happening in the heart.

In the context of rules for public worship, Paul says, “I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God” (1 Timothy 2:9–10). This is one of the passages that cause some women to avoid wearing makeup or jewelry altogether.

A couple of things to note in this passage: first, there is a standard of dress that is right for a woman in a worship service. Paul gives no specifics, but a woman’s clothing is to be modest and decent and respectable. Wearing anything that is immodest, indecent, or disreputable is wrong. Drawing the line between modest and immodest can be subjective, and modesty depends somewhat on cultural mores, but each believer should be discerning enough to avoid giving offense.

Second, there is a proper adornment for women who worship God and an improper adornment. The proper adornment for a godly woman is simply good deeds. Tabitha adorned herself beautifully by “always doing good and helping the poor” (Acts 9:36). The improper adornment for a godly woman is that which puffs her up with pride or draws attention to her outward appearance: the examples are elaborate hairstyles, gold and pearls, and expensive clothing. The focus of a worship service is to be the Lord, not the latest fashion, the biggest diamond, or the most chic hairdo. Wearing a $3,000 dress to church or flashing gaudy jewelry does nothing to truly adorn the woman of God. She would be much better off—and the poor much better served—if she sold the dress and gave the money to a Christian charity. Perhaps the time she spent on the elaborate hairdo would have been better spent serving someone in need.

In 1 Timothy 2:9–10, Paul sets up a contrast between trying to please God and trying to please men. A public worship service should not be a fashion show. It’s not that a woman can never wear jewelry or style her hair differently. It’s that overindulgence and excess are improper in church. We must all guard against pride and be careful not to distract others (or ourselves) from what is truly important: the worship of God and the service of others.

Another passage that relates to the issue of women wearing makeup or jewelry is 1 Peter 3:3–5, “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves.”

Peter emphasizes the contrast between the outward, fleeting beauty and the inward, lasting beauty of a woman. A truly beautiful woman has a “gentle and quiet spirit.” She may not be noticed much in this world, but God sees the heart. To flaunt one’s beauty for selfish adoration is not in line with the humility of Christ, especially when the flaunting takes place in a worship service. Again, it’s not that braided hair is sinful, but those who rely on their hair, their jewelry, or their clothing to make them beautiful are chasing after vanity. It is more worthwhile to develop godly character.

In summary, there is nothing inherently wrong with wearing jewelry, makeup, or braided hair, as long as it is done in a modest manner. Also, such things can never replace good deeds or a humble spirit. A Christian woman should not be so focused on her outward appearance that she neglects her spiritual life. A worship service should be focused on God, not on us. If a woman is spending an inordinate amount of time and money on her appearance, the problem is that the woman’s priorities are misplaced. Expensive jewelry and clothing are the results of the problem, not the problem itself.

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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by timwudz(m): 6:37am On Mar 11, 2018
As long as they don't see it as something they can't live without, they are good to go. But God knows they will turn to slay mamas so, he included "No" to jeweleries in the doctrines he gave to pastors

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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by directorXixXICK(m): 6:44am On Mar 11, 2018
Wait....lets put a call through to God for an answer.... grin

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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by haryorbarmie83(m): 6:44am On Mar 11, 2018
Not all Churches allow make up and jewelleries, but is allowed in my own church.

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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by PharmaGirl(f): 7:08am On Mar 11, 2018
Yes!
Christian women should wear makeup and jewellery.

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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by marunga(m): 7:21am On Mar 11, 2018
PharmaGirl:
Yes!

Christian women should wear makeup and jewellery.
Any scripture to support your claim?

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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by PharmaGirl(f): 7:34am On Mar 11, 2018
marunga:
Any scripture to support your claim?
Scripture?
There's no where it's stated in the bible that wearing of jewelry or makeup is wrong.If there is,I'll like to know.
What the bible emphasized on is modesty.

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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by chairman00100: 7:52am On Mar 11, 2018
the decision to dress outrageously or moderately is from the heart, and we know that GOD judges the heart Why exactly are we dressing the way we dress? having in mind that we "are wonderfully and fearfully made" if we can truthfully tell ourselves the reason we dress the way we dress, we will know the right way to dress to please GOD

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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by davidbanner(m): 7:57am On Mar 11, 2018
[b][/b] note the key word; MODESTY

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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by BUHARImyDOG: 8:02am On Mar 11, 2018
no
Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by Ekealterego: 8:02am On Mar 11, 2018
No. Christian women should not even take their bath, they will look too pretty which can cause the man to fall and sin against god.
The kind of things the adopters of foreign religion in shithole countries are bothered about can only but amaze you. Is this not the same Christianity practiced in Europe?

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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by jauntty: 8:02am On Mar 11, 2018
Yes.......

People should learn to differentiate between the Bible and their Church doctrines (Their pastor's opinion of the Bible )

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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by Hiswordxray(m): 8:03am On Mar 11, 2018
timwudz:
As long as they don't see it as something they can't live without, they are good to go. But God knows they will turn to slay mamas so, he included "No" to jeweleries in the doctrines he gave to pastors
So there is a doctrine God gave to pastors that is different from the one in the bible shocked
Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by naijaadvance: 8:03am On Mar 11, 2018
Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by chairman00100: 8:03am On Mar 11, 2018
the decision to dress in any way we dress is from the heart,
if we can tell ourselves the truth and the reason we dress the way we dress having in mind that "we are wonderfully and fearfully made" we will know how to dress to please GOD.
simply put, for those who are always saying that serving GOD is in the heart, we should remember that out of the abundance of the heart, we do what we do

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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by DivinelyBlessed: 8:04am On Mar 11, 2018
Oh yes
Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by naijaadvance: 8:04am On Mar 11, 2018
Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by Hiswordxray(m): 8:05am On Mar 11, 2018
PharmaGirl:
Yes!

Christian women should wear makeup and jewellery.
There is nothing wrong with it my dear, Christians just like making a fuss out of things that doesn't really matter.

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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by neezar: 8:07am On Mar 11, 2018
PharmaGirl:

Scripture?
There's no where it's stated in the bible that wearing of jewelry or makeup is wrong.If there is,I'll like to know.
What the bible emphasized on is modesty.

lol

read deutronomy

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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by Nobody: 8:07am On Mar 11, 2018
Yes



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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by Uyi168(m): 8:09am On Mar 11, 2018
PharmaGirl:
Yes!

Christian women should wear makeup and jewellery.
..A practising pharmacist?
Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by classicalbenson(m): 8:09am On Mar 11, 2018
makeup isnt a sin asfar as u wear it without the intention of tempting ur neigbours husband

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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by Ellabae(f): 8:10am On Mar 11, 2018
Salvation has nothing to do with make up or jewelry

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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by calddon(m): 8:10am On Mar 11, 2018
Na only sunday una de remember christian topic...when Monday reach na back to big brother

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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by paxonel(m): 8:10am On Mar 11, 2018
Those churches that says their women should not wear earrings and make up are doing harm to their women this modern day,Let them free these women.

The women should free themselves and understand that God has given them power now to decide.
Whatever they bound on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatever they loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven means that, any decision they take for themselves now, stands.
They should not allow anybody impose their beliefs on them

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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by benztruck: 8:11am On Mar 11, 2018
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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by Nobody: 8:11am On Mar 11, 2018
Esther chapter 2 vs 3
"let the king appoint commissioners in every province of his realm to bring all these beautiful girls into the harem at the citadel of susa. Let them be placed under the care of hegai, the king's eunuch.. And let 'beauty treatments' be given to them".
I Hope y'all know what beauty treatment implies.

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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by Amarabae(f): 8:12am On Mar 11, 2018
Religious fanatics everywhere.
Just look at question.
What is wrong with jewelries and makeup?

Tell me one thing wrong with it!
Mtcheeew.
I am very happy to be an orthodox Christian,
My Methodist Church, Anglican, catholic, Presbyterian etc don't have General overseer who can make or abolish doctrine .

I am a Christian, I do makeup and love jewellery.
Case closed .
Argue with your shadow

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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by jiggaz(m): 8:13am On Mar 11, 2018
Are you still asking Why should they wear make up or jewelry? Have you forgotten that it is a sin and can lead you to hell fire Abeg my hand no dey!!

Have you also forgotten that it is our works and self righteousness that will take us to heaven Abeg abeg... Christian women should all cut their hairs too and in place of face powder, they should apply charcoal on their faces... This is pure holiness.... I don't want dem to go to hell abegiii!!!

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Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by debolayinka(m): 8:14am On Mar 11, 2018
If the Holy Spirit permits you.
Re: Should Christian Women Wear Makeup Or Jewelry? by CAPSLOCKED: 8:14am On Mar 11, 2018
PstBiola:
Some Christians believe it is wrong for women to wear makeup or jewelry, citing a couple of New Testament passages that seem to forbid such things.


CHRISTIANS ONLY SELECT THE PARTS OF THE BIBLE THAT SUITS THEIR LIFESTYLE, AND PRETEND THAT THE OTHER PARTS DO NOT EXIST.

NO MATTER WHAT YOU PICK OUT OF THE BIBLE THAT IS AGAINST THE LIFESTYLE OF PEOPLE, YOU'LL FIND PEOPLE TO TWIST AND INTERPRET THOSE PARTS TO SOUND DIFFERENT, AND PREFERABLE.


INSTEAD OF MAKING A THREAD WITH THE TITLE "SHOULD CHRISTIAN WOMEN WEAR MAKEUP", IMAGINE COMING UP WITH THREADS LIKE..

"SHOULD CHRISTIAN WOMEN BE STONED TO DEATH FOR NOT BEING VIRGINS ON THE WEDDING NIGHT?"

"SHOULD CHRISTIAN WOMEN BE ALLOWED TO EAT CATFISH AND CRAYFISH?"

"SHOULD CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S ACCOUNT OF AN ORDEAL BE TRUSTED, PARTICULARLY WHEN SHE CLAIMS TO BE MOLESTED?"

"SHOULD CHRISTIAN WOMEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO DRIVE CARS, SPEAK OUT PUBLICLY, OR MAKE DECISIONS FOR HERSELF OR ANYONE? "


UNREASONABLY,
THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS CONDEMNED IN THE HOLY BOOK AND WE'LL KEEP GOING ROUND THIS CIRCLE OF HYPOCRISY, UNTIL CHRISTIANS STOP PRETENDING THAT VARIOUS THINGS WERE TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT, AND CAN BE REINTERPRETED AND TWISTED, EXCEPT FOR HOMOSEXUALITY & SELF SERVICE.

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