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Is it not an ornament ? how about a 3000- 5000 U$ worth a wedding ring. Do we still glorify God with this?

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Sis Sylvia:

If we use culture of then and now to justify things we need to do today we will resolve nothing.Instead we will end up doing things we think is right but is not . If you gauge your obedience to culture, then what's the use of the Old Testament? Even the new Testament? They are spoken to the people whose culture is very different from us. But why we take the Bible? Because it's teaching is very relevant to us today. Please try to understand EGW counsels without prejudice and bias and you will see that it don't separate cultures of then and now. It still sound to listen to her counsel today regarding the use of wedding ring than to conform, compromise and rely on our own understanding. Christianity is not a common sense, neither is obeying God. It is not a double standard, a two-way path. If you live in a place where wearing ring is imperative, please listen and understand and it will not hurt you..Don't justify...

" In countries where the custom is imperative we have no burden to condemn those who have their marriage ring; let them wear it if they can do so conscientiously; but let not our missionaries feel the wearing of the ring will increase their influence one jot or little. If they are Christians, it will be manifest in their Christ likeness of character, in their words, in their works, in the home, in the association with others."
Ellen G. White, Testimonies to Ministers, (Note 63), pp. 180-181
There seems to be some confusion ... thinking that Ellen White speaks for the church. She does not. The church has officially decided that rings are fine and it is up to the individual to decide to wear. The "church" in it's official capacity has decided that even pastors can wear a wedding ring. This is an action of the 'official' church in its 'official' capacity at the General Conference in session. Many pastors in America wear rings. It is up to each to decide.
culture does not define the word of God. All throughout the Bible, rings and jewelry are associated with sin and paganism.

Isa 3:16 Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:
Isa 3:17 Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts.
Isa 3:18 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon,
Isa 3:19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,
Isa 3:20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,
Isa 3:21 The rings, and nose jewels,
Simply a poor and incomplete and inaccurate assessment of scripture and out of context interpretations and skewed personal opinions.
N HIM, Really? Where is the SDA church official position on rings apart from what the Bible teaches?Our position is the Bible position. Not yours or anyone elses opinion
Hello friend! Your opinions and faith in Christ is much valued by me. However, it pains me to say that because of criticisms and personal attacks that seem to be on the increase on this site, I will not be responding in any manner to such posts except to repeat this message. This also means I will not return in kind what may be directed at me. May we all continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ who has also lovingly given us this compelling message through His servant, the prophet Ellen G. White:

“There is no hope for the success of any religious organization where criticism is cherished as a fine art, and called spiritual discernment. Men might far better be blind to others' faults than to be inspired by that keen, detective spirit that will watch for defects in those whom the Lord loves, and through whom He works. We all need to humble ourselves, not to have an exalted idea of self”. . . . {UL 28.2}
Apparently ... they didn't include the Billiter Amendment in this report. Well ... you would THINK there must be a Billiter Amendment the way Billiter is talking.
The official position of the church IS also the position of the Bible. There we agree.
Why must we go on and on about things like this? It's a little piece of metal. No sensible person will reject God because people in our church are wearing One. Little. Piece. Of. Metal.
Hello friend! Your opinions and faith in Christ is much valued by me. However, it pains me to say that because of criticisms and personal attacks that seem to be on the increase on this site, I will not be responding in any manner to such posts except to repeat this message. This also means I will not return in kind what may be directed at me. May we all continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ who has also lovingly given us this compelling message through His servant, the prophet Ellen G. White:

“There is no hope for the success of any religious organization where criticism is cherished as a fine art, and called spiritual discernment. Men might far better be blind to others' faults than to be inspired by that keen, detective spirit that will watch for defects in those whom the Lord loves, and through whom He works. We all need to humble ourselves, not to have an exalted idea of self”. . . . {UL 28.2}
It is a shame that a fellow brother in Christ and a Seventh day Adventist apparently ... would behave like this.
No one is saying one will lose their salvation by wearing a wedding ring. However, I think it could lead to additional jewelry or outward display. Its clear that both the Bible and Ellen White do not promote the wearing of rings.To me, it certainly is a moral issue.

1Pe 3:3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

1Pe 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Travis, I make distinctions here. No one should condemn anyone or accuse them because they wear any amount of jewelry. Some wear very expensive wedding sets, that the worth of such would do much to spread the gospel, fight hunger, relieve oppression. Then there is also prideful display of expensive wedding sets, as opposed to a simple cheap, fake gold band. There can be huge differences. God is the judge, its up to us to learn His messages to us and not try to apply worldly, cultural interpretations.

In addition, those who accuse others on this thread just for expressing their beliefs and presenting evidence will come to nothing. (not you!) The spirit of Satan is at work on this site, causing others to stumble, which is the purpose all such accusations are designed for.

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