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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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I would never base my religion on what my friends do or say. Good or Bad. I don't look to my friends for an example. I look to Jesus.
So where is the ring that Jesus wears?
Excellent point, Jemma.Its only a symbol that God disapproves of. Marriage is in the heart, and written in heaven!
Do you not believe in the example of the prodigal son?
The point of that story was not at all the encouragement of rings. It was a sign of re-establishing his son. Rings contained the seal of authority, and that was given to the son again. It was showing the father was willing to restore all to his son.
sure, I know his father put a ring on his finger. Which would more represent Jewish culture. Jesus taught parables that spoke to the customs and prejudices of the people. That does not make it a doctrine written in stone. There is no Bible command or counsel to wear a ring. Just because we have the example of the father putting on a ring, which would imply acceptance back into the family, does not mean I will run out and but a ring to try and convince someone I'm a real christian because "I wear a ring."
Well, let see if I made a study of the wedding ring that may gives us better understanding about it..

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I prefer to go along with what the church has studied and decided on the issue rather than some thoughts in cyberspace.
Well that is your choice. No one questions that. Ripples is very clear with its is claims that it does not sell the ideas and opinions presented nor force them to someone's mind. And I know you understand that very well. If you feel you made that right choice don't let someone dictate you and force in you their ideas and opinions that you are not comfortable with. However, as far as ripples is concerned it stand along the church's on the issue of wedding ring.
That's cool. It may or may not be representitive of what the church believes. I just prefer to get it straight from the church. Especially when it is so clearly outlined by the church. The church has even decided that it is fine for pastors to wear the rings. Pretty clear cut.
Anyone including pastors may wear their rings in places where it is imperative. Not everyone may wear it as he wills.

" 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

But as Christians, we must be responsible and watch the dangers associated in wearing our wedding rings:

"Let those who had experience to see it that they do not lead others astray on this point by their example. That ring encircling your finger may be very plain but it is useless, and the wearing of it has a wrong influence upon others."
Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church (Mountain View, California, USA: 1948) vol. 4, p. 630.

"Some have had burden in regard to the wearing of marriage ring, feeling that the wives of our American ministers should conform to this custom. All this is unnecessary. Let the minister’s wives have the golden link which binds their souls to Jesus Christ, a pure and holy character, the true love and meekness and godliness that are the fruit borne upon the Christian tree, and their influence will be secure anywhere. The fact that disregards the custom occasion’s remark is no good reason for adopting it. Americans can make their position understood by plainly stating that the custom is not regarded as obligatory in our country. We need not wear the sign, for we are not untrue to our marriage vow, and the wearing of the ring would be no evidence that we were true. I feel deeply over this leavening process which seems to be going on among us, in conformity to custom and fashion. Not only should a penny be spent for a circlet of gold to testify that we are married."
Ellen G. White, Testimonies to Ministers, (Note 63), pp. 180-181

"We must not go faster than we can take those with us whose consciences and intellects are convinced of the truths we advocate. We must meet the people where they are."
Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church (Note 62), vol. 3, p. 20

"In reforms we would be better come one step short of the mark than go one step beyond it. And if there is an error at all, let it be on the side next to the people."
Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church (Note 62), vol. 3, p. 20

"Why not wear instead “the golden link which binds their souls to Jesus Christ, a pure and holy character, the true love and meekness and godliness that are the fruit borne upon the Christian tree, and their influence will be secure anywhere.”
Ellen G. White, Testimonies to Ministers, (Note 63), pp. 180.
When I was baptized over 30 years ago, I was a neophyte and was wearing a wedding ring set.
Before my pastor put me in the water, he asked if I could remove my wedding rings. After the baptism, he gave them back to me to put back on(???) I didn't think very much about it at the time, but now I feel the double standard he gave me.

I wear a wedding ring. In this current culture, if you go to a motel or other private place, and you do not have a ring, it is often assumed that you are not married or just cohabitating. I know that the opinion could also be that someone(s) is cheating on another. But mine and my husband's rings tell the world that we are taken in marriage - and that is a good thing.

The culture in which EGW lived is much different than today. Sometimes we have to use a little common sense.


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