I totally agree with you N Him. i have also supplied responses to this here. some here are saying that we can just always explain if asked if we are married etc. but sometimes people wont approach us but will see us around with husband or wife - but will not know we are married and like you said - will assume that they are just living together or just having going out...or other..... so this is totally not right!
people dont need to wear ring to show off or appear attractive - wear it as a sign that you are married! this is important!
Wearing a ring does not symbolize purity and devotion to God and partner. It simply showed that a person is married. As far as the wearing of the ring is concerned I felt there was nothing wrong with it until coming to this site.
Based on information coming out of the discussions I felt a need to search for myself because God admonished us to study to show ourselves approve, workmen that needed not be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth. I am pursuing a degree at the University of Southern Caribbean formerly know as Caribbean Union College, affiliated with Andrews University.
Ray's contributions disturbed me so much that I asked God for clarity. I was directed to the campus where I asked specific questions on the origin of the ring. The more I listened and mind you He is not a minister, the more I realized how the enemy had infiltrated the church to the point where we do things without any knowledge of origin.
The ring symbolized perfection to the witches in pagan worship, and was in fact initiated out of respect to the sun God. At the end of the day the choice is ours but, do we really want our union in marriage to be marred by even a hint of paganism. I wore a ring for 15 1/2 years but I had no knowledge of its significance then. God does not judge us on what we do not know but when knowledge comes to us we a held accountable for our actions.
Please I beseech you all to not listen to us but to research the significance and origin of the ring for yourselves and then seek God personally for guidance as to what course of action you must take. After listening to my lecturer and being presented with the facts I had to concede that I wanted in no form or fashion to be linked to anything that did not glorify my Father in Heaven. I may remarry some day but will not wear a ring because I know that what God joins together is bounded in heaven. Remember in ignorance God winks at us but admonished that when knowledge comes.????
N Him will not respond, just saying
I TOTALLY AGREE DOMINION!
AND WEARING A WEDDING RING - IS NOT A SIN! NO ONE HERE IN AUSTRALIA - HAS SAID THIS TO ME OR IN CHURCH....
BUT I DO MAKE UP MY OWN MIND. NOT FOLLOW MAJORITY. IT JUST HAPPENS I DO AGREE WITH THIS. ITS WHAT I BELIEVE IN MYSELF