No, their not. However they know the Bible very well, and offer some good guides on many topics. Their source is the same as yours or mine, the Bible. I see this as good advice. Some will follow, some will not. I see a good case for putting jewelry aside though. Its hard not to see it.
So about jewelry, I think that Q&A from Amazing facts (posted above) is very on point. Does anyone have an answer to that, or will we ignore it and pretend its not there? Or how about this, can we read it, see how clear it is, and agree for once on this not too hard to understand topic.
I prefer the one that I posted on the next page myself. There is always going to be more than one way to look at an issue. Bottom line .... it don't have much to do with salvation. Let each person do as the Spirit directs them personally. And believe me ... that will be different from one saint to another.
Why do yo u prefer the other one? I suppose it is clear too, but is the one above not clear? Does it really leave any room for doubt?
Yes, each person will do as the Spirit directs him /her. I know many will still choose to wear jewelry, I'm not trying to offend, or condemn, or belittle, or call them any less closer to God, if it seems that way sorry. I do not see how a christian can really promote it at all either though, I do believe the above is as clear as anyone can possibly be. Although I wish we could all agree, I understand and accept that we may not. I don't want it to seem like I think I'm any better by not wearing jewelry, I get the feeling some may assume that. I just very feel strongly convinced about it, and feel a need to share what I know, as you have. Thats all.
Jose .... as I indicated earlier today... I greatly respect you and in no way feel you are offending or condemning or belittling. Sorry if I gave that impression. Now ... there is one other recent poster who I might not want to be quite so gracious towards. But you ... hey ... you are cool.
Yes. I think both sides can be clear on this issue. There is good evidence for all kinds of beliefs. One just has to pick the one that appears to be most reasonable. Then when we get to heaven we can be reprogramed.
I am not about to be so bold as to claim I am right about ANYthing. I always hold out that my interpretation could be wrong. But yes ... both sides of most issues can be very clear to see if you put yourself in their shoes.
Cool, well I wanted to say I wasn't trying to belittle etc just in case. I had seen those comments made b4, not necessarily by you, but no name was attached. It could be me, maybe not, I really don't know but, on the possibility I wanted to say that part, as a just in case. I'm glad you don't think I'm trying to impose myself like that. And yes, I had caught that from an earlier post, thanks. Can say the same for you.. You seem to remain respectful even when ppl don't share your same point of view.. Thats not always easy.
Right now, personally speaking, I see one side more clearly than another, although I have seen a few interesting points by the side I don't particular agree with. Its good to know those, too. New info equals new decisions, right?
Actually all they have done is pick out the texts that seemingly support their position - cherry picking, how is that any different from someone who believes Sunday is the Sabbath doing the same thing? To imply all folks that wear jewelry are dressed immodestly is a real stretch. A flashy car driven to church can draw attention to oneself but we don't tell members not to drive cars. Peter also mentioned the wearing of garments and hair ordornments as well yet we don't stretch the texts to say don't wear garments or not to dress ones hair - we take 1 plus 3 and make it 2
"Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, 2when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. 4Instead, 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."
This is what the texts say so why pick on jewelry only but ignore clothes and hair ? It does not say do not wear these things its says ones beauty does not come from these things.
If you had a pretty daughter would you teach her that she should try to look as ugly as possible since true beauty is not on looks alone? Of course not yet that is how we treat the subject of jewerly. We use a hammer to crack a peanut.....
I could have kept going, yes.. and there are many others. But does it give a quantity? or does it say, to stay away. It says to stay away. I didn't post more to it, cuz I have so many times in other threads.
"And if neither were offered, I believe Daniel and his friends still would have ignored the meat, and ate and drank what they did. Maybe thats jus me though."
Thats cos they were good Jewish boys, if was not kosher they were not eating it. It was not a stand for Vegetarianism it was a stand for their Levitical diet. Some Jews today still have the same attitude - when there is a function on if there is no kosher meat they stick to vegetables, does that mean they are taking a vegetarian stand? I'm the same if there is only unclean food on offer I go vegetarian.