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can someone tell me why Adventists dont wear earings but use wristwatches and wedding rings

I really need some one to tell me why we allow adventists to use wedding rings and also wear gold wristwatches but we disallow them from using ear rings and studs. Every adventist doctrine is backed by the bible as such i will be grateful if someone can prove to me biblically where this is found cuz even the best bible scholars i know have not been able to unravel that problem.

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Comment by Alao Ayotunde on May 29, 2008 at 12:14am
this question is not to victimize anybody but the bible passage that says "i ve not come for the righteous but 4 sinners 2 repent" wants us to bring in d lost sheep. i just want many of those that condemn non adventists and jewelry users to realize that many herbalists and native doctors will enter heaven b4 so many of our hypocrite leaders who dont tell us that jewelry use is not biblical but cultural. we need to open our eyes and see that Adventist church is fast becoming one of the most backward and least growing christian body in d world because we fail to do wat God wants and instead we cling to the Ellen G. White ways which is supposed to be a guideline towards how we live not our Bible.
Comment by Bobby on May 28, 2008 at 9:21pm
I would like for you to know that not all SDAs wear gold wrist watches or any other type of gadgets. You should not generalize the way you are.

Secondly, the church is comprised of persons who are still growing in Christ. Its obvious that not all of us will mature spiritually all at once. During Israel's journey from Egypt to the promised land, many struggled along the way. many a mistakes were made.

The SDA church can only recommend a position as it relates to jewellry, but it cannot prevent persons who have decided to deck in that way from either entering the place of worship, or from worshiping all together.

Whatever position that has been taken about jewelry as brought out in the Pauline writings, as well as in Peter's, must be clearly seen in the cultural context in which it was meant to be seen.

The key position was to dress in moderation. Your version of moderation may be different from mine, and often this is where the problem lies.
Comment by jaymark molo on May 22, 2008 at 3:34am
I don’t know much of fashion and if there is a hidden meaning for men wearing earrings, but here are some biblical guidelines about clothing. The Bible does not say much about earrings. There were pieces of jewelry worn on the ear lobe in Bible times (Gen 35:4). While these were generally worn only by Israelite women, the men among the ancient ISHMAELITES apparently wore earrings too (Judg 8:24-25). There is one incident where the Israelites (young men and women) brought their earrings to Aaron in order for him to make an idol out of it. It must have been an Egyptian custom for young men to wear earrings. However, no mention is made if this is right or wrong.

Ex 32:2-4

Aaron answered them, "Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me." So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron. He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool.

Now what kind of beauty does the Bible suggest worth having? Real beauty is inside a person and affects others positively.

Peter 3:3-4

"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, 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."

Real beauty is not self-centered.

I Timothy 2:9-10

"I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God."

Real beauty is found in the Lord.

Psalms 90:17

"And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us…"

Wearing jewelry is no sin! Let no one criticize you for that! It is a question of choice.

Isn’t it comforting though for us to know that real beauty for us Christians is not in adornments, but in Jesus Christ who changes people from a vile sinner to a beautiful believer. What grace! What an encouragement! Have you experienced God’s transforming power in your life? It is still not too late. He will make a difference in your life!

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