I am wondering if we are not suppose to put on wedding rings since it is part of Jewelry?
Nothing cool about it.. I'm not proud of what I did.. I took advantage of weak minded men..
Seriously? It's pretty clear here that I was only saying he was not aware of those laws.. Frankly almost no one is aware of those laws..
Though to be fair I was in a hurry and spell check went with being instead of been.
That's what he word ignorant means..
Daughter of God,
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You had just said to this same member "Honestly there are times your hatred and ignorance astound me." We did not feel that your pointing out his lack of knowledge was being done with the visible love of Christ in your words.
This is the kind of thing that has me removing my profile and leaving this site in a few weeks.. Things that are relatively innocent are punished, while clear issues of abuse go completely addressed.
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I do not have an issue with these matters being handled privately, but the fact is you no longer give assurance that the issue will be handled, but rather point the finger back and state that you see no cause for action.
While I am glad to see you are stepping up your game again in regard to dealing with issues on this site, it was sadly not until a few including my self publicly called you on it. Asking that you go back to the way things once were here when you still paid attention.
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Back on topic, would a ring prove that they were married ?
Should you not wear and give the impression of sin?
No one gets the impression of sin, especially since most of the world (with apparently the acceptation of many in this church) knows SDA's don't wear jewelry..
I don't think that is a valid argument as most people confuse us with Mormons and Jehova Witnesses, I really don't think that works.
Somewhat valid point.. This is why most of us take a few safe guards..
Take me and my husband for example..
1.) We don't believe in public displays of affection, so no one has anything to look at in the first place.
2.) No one assumes when they see a man or woman with their kids and no rings, that they are living in sin, because there are a great deal of widows, widowers in this world..
When there are no displays of public affection and no ring the worst most assume is that you are your kids aunt or uncle. Or that your spouse is a relative.. Simply put, people are not quick to sinful assumptions as you believe..
Though if one is doing things in public with their spouse that by any Christian standard aught to be reserved for private moments, I can see where that may happen.
Well, I put my faith in the Bible, not someones opinion. This is not something that came in a vision, it's just an opinion. The reason we wear gold is because other metals can harm you, gold doesn't. But like I said, you can also use stainless steel, or there is also silver.
The Bible does NOT say anything about wedding rings but it's clear about jewelry, "do not adorn yourself in jewelry", so, if your not adorning yourself in jewelry, you're not doing wrong.
Then, from what you quoted, "Not one penny should be spent for a circlet of gold to testify that we are married". What about people like me whose parents handed down a ring that was their grandmothers and she got it from her grand parents? Non one penny was spent?
If you think it's wrong, then don't wear it but do NOT judge someone else, that's Gods job.
This is not a salvation issue, it's just legalistic or self righteous people that have a problem with it.
I see the biggest problem here is too many people don't put the Bible first!