Should sda's wear jewlery like the rest of the world? What are the Biblical standards for this?
On the day of atonement the priests (which we are today), wore white robes (not pants/trousers like men do today), and turbans on their heads. Are we copy their dress code as well?
Do you want to start wearing a white robe every day of the remainder of your life to pattern after the priests on the actual Day of Atonement? If not, don't suggest that others pattern themselves after the priests attire or lack thereof.
They forget about the first part:
" I desire therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting..."
"They" refers to people who try to make this a jewelry issue....no problems.
1 Tim. 2:
".......not with braided hair....
Ronald, if you are going to be consistant, you would have to say that this verse forbids women from braiding their daughter's hair. Is that what should be taught?
May I ask your age 3D?
This is completely a matter of preference. Some may feel they look better with some adornments, while others wish to be modest. I personally prefer modesty. The inner beauty is most important, and some might resent you on how you spend your money, while people in poor countries, who are just as good as you, scrape to survive on a dollar a day.
I don't mind pretty hair, though, as opposed to tattered hair, if this can be achieved with little expense.
yes this is a matter of preference if one person feels that jewellery is the way to go, then be it, but on a personal level, i usually use psalms 119:14 i do not need anything more to make me beautiful, as long as i am modest am good to go
If you would search the scriptures about jewelry, you wheould immediately see that the texts which are positive regarding the wearing of jewelry FAR OUTWEIGH, the ones that are deemed to be negative.
Note the following texts where God himself has or is adorning with jewels, gold and silver.
6 “And when I passed by you and saw you wallowing in your blood, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’ I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’ 7 I made you flourish like a plant of the field. And you grew up and became tall and arrived at full adornment. Your breasts were formed, and your hair had grown; yet you were naked and bare.
8 “When I passed by you again and saw you, behold, you were at the age for love, and I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your nakedness; I made my vow to you and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Lord God, and you became mine. 9 Then I bathed you with water and washed off your blood from you and anointed you with oil. 10 I clothed you also with embroidered cloth and shod you with fine leather. I wrapped you in fine linen and covered you with silk.[a] 11 And I adorned you with ornaments and put bracelets on your wrists and a chain on your neck.
12 And I put a ring on your nose and earrings in your ears and a beautiful crown on your head. 13 Thus you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was of fine linen and silk and embroidered cloth. You ate fine flour and honey and oil.
You grew exceedingly beautiful and advanced to royalty. 14 And your renown went forth among the nations because of your beauty, for it was perfect through the splendor that I had bestowed on you, declares the Lord God.
Why is God putting jewelry, gold, silver adornments on His bride here in Ezekiel 16, if He hates jewelry on His people?
Why did God adorn Satan in Heaven with Jewels, if He hated Jewelry?
You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, emerald, and carbuncle; and crafted in gold were your settings and your engravings. On the day that you were created they were prepared.
Why is Heaven adorned with jewels?
Revelation 21:19 The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald,
The Bible interprets itself, and we can plainly see that God LOVES Jewels/Jewelry!
It is the excess of anything and the wrong attitude, that He hates.
yes His will
For the LORD had said to Moses, “Say to the children of Israel, ‘You are a stiff-necked people. I could come up into your midst in one moment and consume you. Now therefore, take off your ornaments, that I may know what to do to you.’”
But every woman shall ask of her neighbor, namely, of her who dwells near her house, articles of silver, articles of gold, and clothing; and you shall put them on your sons and on your daughters. So you shall plunder the Egyptians.”
Egyptians are the Original Jewlery wearers. Do we want to copy paganism?
Are we confessing Christ in our daily life? Do we confess him in our dress, adorning ourselves with plain and modest apparel? Is our adorning that of the meek and quiet spirit which is of so great price in the sight of God? Are we seeking to advance the cause of the Master? Is the line of demarcation between you and the world distinct, or are you seeking to follow the fashions of this degenerate age? Is there no difference between you and the worldling? Does the same spirit work in you that works in the children of disobedience? If we are Christians, we shall follow Christ, even though the path in which we are to walk cuts right across our natural inclinations. There is no use in telling you that you must not wear this or that, for if the love of these vain things is in your heart, your laying off your adornments will only be like cutting the foliage off a tree. The inclinations of the natural heart would again assert themselves. You must have a conscience of your own.”—The Review and Herald, May 10, 1892
vol. 3, p. 366. It is clearly taught in the Scriptures that the wearing of jewelry is contrary to the will of God. ‘Not with broidered hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array,’ is the admonition of the apostle Paul. (1 Tim. 2:9.) The wearing of ornaments of jewelry is a bid for attention which is not in keeping with Christian self-forgetfulness.
“In some countries the custom of wearing the marriage ring is considered imperative, having become, in the minds of the people, a criterion of virtue, and hence is not regarded as an ornament. Under such circumstances we have no disposition to condemn the practice.
And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man (Abraham's servant) took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;
7. And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.
Abraham gave jewelry to his servant, to give to the bride to be of Isaac. So jewelry did not originate in Egypt.
Interestingly none of the anti-jewelry condemn Abraham for these gifts of Jewelry Rebecca. Neither did God ever condemn Abraham for giving Rebecca jewelry. Do any of you condemn him? God is no respector of persons...