I am wondering if we are not suppose to put on wedding rings since it is part of Jewelry?
Hag 2:23 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts.
A ring is a symbol of all power from Jesus flows trough you, his signet ring is given to us....
Sure the Devil counterfeits all God's symbols....
How you see any symbol, whether as an idol or not depends upon your own attitude of gratitude....there is a principle to do lead a weaker brother into sinning through your stronger faith
Hope these principles helps
So, you disagree with Mrs. White's position that Europeans should wear them?
Who do you think you are that you tell me the Devil is using me? How dare you!
And show me ONE place in the Bible that says it's a sin to wear jewelry!
What if the ring is made from wood?
Adam didn't need a ring when he was married, there were no other people on the earth, just Adam and Eve and they knew the other was married.
Show me ONE place in the Bible that says it's a sin to wear jewelry!
It is NOT a sin to wear jewelry. The only reason why SDA is against jewelry is because of the writings of Ellen White. In HER TIME PERIOD many religious people felt it was wrong for people to wear jewelry. So, of course, she thought it was wrong. Many Christian denominations, such as the Methodists, were against jewelry back then. Later the churches revised their standards because they realized that it was just cultural and not biblical, and the cultures have changed.
We do, in an attempt to keep honest people honest. That, and we don't want to look like the majority of the world that live in sin and produce groups of children out of wedlock.
So, how does wearing a wedding ring keep honest people honest?
Honest people don't need a wedding ring to keep them honest.
I've had women wearing wedding rings invite me to their hotel rooms, including leaving the keys to the room on the restaurant table. They said "they were taking a vacation from their husbands". The women were very honest.
Simple. If I am not wearing a wedding band, it puts out a message that I am available and can be approached. If my wife is not wearing one, it sends out that same signal to men looking for an available woman,
As to your experience. I have had a similar experience. I was approached by a woman sexually, who didn't care if I were married or not. The Bible speaks of such people:
Proverbs 5:1-6, "My son, pay attention to my wisdom,
turn your ear to my words of insight,
2 that you may maintain discretion
and your lips may preserve knowledge.
3 For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey,
and her speech is smoother than oil;
4 but in the end she is bitter as gall,
sharp as a double-edged sword.
5 Her feet go down to death;
her steps lead straight to the grave.
6 She gives no thought to the way of life;
her paths wander aimlessly, but she does not know it."
Not making the marriage relationship clear leads to great evil, which God does not take lightly:
Genesis 20:1-8, "Now Abraham moved on from there into the region of the Negev and lived between Kadesh and Shur. For a while he stayed in Gerar, 2 and there Abraham said of his wife Sarah, “She is my sister.” Then Abimelek king of Gerar sent for Sarah and took her.
3 But God came to Abimelek in a dream one night and said to him, “You are as good as dead because of the woman you have taken; she is a married woman.”
4 Now Abimelek had not gone near her, so he said, “Lord, will you destroy an innocent nation? 5 Did he not say to me, ‘She is my sister,’ and didn’t she also say, ‘He is my brother’? I have done this with a clear conscience and cleanhands.”
6 Then God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know you did this with a clear conscience, and so I have kept you from sinning against me. That is why I did not let you touch her. 7 Now return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, you may be sure that you and all who belong to you will die.”
But I was wearing a wedding band and was "solicited" by women wearing wedding bands. Its meaningless.
There are people who will target you just because your are married and there are people who will target you because you are single.
A wedding ring does not keep anybody honest. You've already got a problem if that is what you need to remind you that you're married.
A wedding band does keep honest people honest. A man may look at at a women and think she is pretty and go to approach her and see the wedding band, and decided to go elsewhere. That is keeping honest people honest. Stating that it is useless, is tantamount to saying you should not engage in intercourse at all, because prostitutes also do that.
There are just as many men who will approach her because she does have a wedding band on as not. The alpha male know the wedding band is just a ploy. Some women fake it.
No wedding band attracts crowd A.
Having a wedding band attracts crowd B.
You lose either way.
There are a lot of people who will rob a convenience store nation wide. They are not honest, law abiding people. I would not describe them as honest, would you? Now, there a lot more people who are going to fill up with their vehicle with gas and/or purchase a convenience item.
At the current estimate, despite the continual growing problem of evil, I would argue that your example is less common than common. There are still more honest people, than dishonest.
I get approached much more since I stopped wearing my wedding ring. Sure I may have attracted crowd B before but it is only 1/20th the size of crowd A.