25 Things The Bible Forbids But Christians Still Do (Video)
(N.Morgan) I ran across an article about sins and some of the interpretations were misleading or flat out wrong.
I wanted to share my take on this subject and present evidence to what these verses and sins may really mean.
We all sin.
No one is perfect and if you ask for forgiveness and have a complete change of heart, you will be forgiven.
I typically don’t like to write about this subject, as that we all have our own beliefs and feelings and I try to avoid offending anyone or causing issues, but some of the things listed here were just too inaccurate not to address.
#25. Consulting Psychics
Leviticus 19:31 reads: “Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.”
The bible states we are to confer with God’s word for answers and not familiar spirits or demons.
Pretty clear cut, but the reasoning goes a bit deeper than that, since demons will mislead you and most psychics are con artists anyway, it is a great way to avoid beng taken for a bunch of money.
#24. Women wearing sexy clothes
1 Timothy 2:9 reads: “I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety.”
Many bulk at this, but God understood how detrimental this behavior is and how it brings out feelings that could cause harm or be dangerous for women.
I guess for the jealous boyfriend or husband, this particular verse brings peace.
1 Corinthians 6:18 reads: “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
It is my belief that God gave us sex not only for populating the world, but also as a way for a husband and wife to bond in one of the deepest, most intimate ways.
To avoid lustful acts and to ensure a marriage remains strong and united.
#22. Watching Porn
Matthew 5:28 reads: “But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
Now I know many will disagree with me on this, but pornography has now been linked to more deviant behavior, such as rape and pedophilia.
It also harms everyone involved, from the ones performing in the pornography, to the ones who practice using it.
It has been a degrading to our society as a whole and has led our world down a dangerous path, where morals are lost and true intimacy is forsaken for temporary lust.
Since pornography is now so readily available, many men are experiencing sexual dysfunctions, that were unheard of 30 or 40 years ago, at very young ages and are unable to have sexual relations with real women.
#21. Wearing bling
1 Timothy 2:9 reads: “Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments.”
Now the reason for this is because back in biblical times, prostitutes would adorn themselves in tons of jewelry and heavy make-up to let others know what their trade was.
#20. Eating bacon (or pork in general)
Leviticus 11:4 reads: “Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.”
The reason for the food laws is to keep us from eating foods that will make us very ill.
Pork and other scavengers, such as shrimp, catfish, etc are to keep the Earth clean and were never meant for our consumption.
Pigs don’t have sweat glands and all of the toxins they ingest stay in their fat cells and then we eat it.
I haven’t had pork in many years and if I have anything that was even cooked in pork, I get very sick.
Many believe these laws were changed, but that is not so, these animals were meant for cleaning and maintenance of the earth only, not consumption.
This isn’t a sin that will condemn you to Hell, it is only a sin against your body.
#19. Tearing your clothes
Leviticus 10:6 reads: “And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Uncover not your heads, neither rend your clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the people: but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which the LORD hath kindled.”
The tearing of the clothes was once done in an act mourning.
This was an expression to deep mourning or grief.
God requires that the tearing of clothes should express genuine repentance.
#18. Eating “weird” little animals
Leviticus 11:28–29 reads: “These also shall be unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind, and the ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard, and the snail, and the mole.”
Again, this goes back to the Lord not wanting us to eat scavengers.
It is a health and food law, but not the unforgivable sin.
#17. Getting tattooed
Leviticus 19:28 reads: “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.”
This actually refers to when certain religions or beliefs that practice cutting or mutilating the flesh in worship.
Our bodies are our temples and we are to be good to them, not cause them harm.
#16. Getting remarried after getting divorced
Mark 10:11–12 reads: “Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.”
After repentance, you’re sins are forgiven, including divorce, therefore remarrying after repentance is not committing adultery.
Also, many don’t realize God himself was a divorcee’ in that he divorced Israel because of adultery.
He even served her a letter of divorce.
Jeremiah 3:8 states: And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
Leviticus 19:16 reads: “Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbor; I am the LORD.”
Gossiping can be a determent to any society.
It can ruin reputations and cause unnecessary strife among the people.
It is an abomination to the Lord.
#14. Pigging out every now and then
Proverbs 23:2 reads: “. . . And put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.”
Again, this is more for health reasons and to avoid obesity and other health problems.
#13. Women Speaking in Church
1 Corinthians 14:34 reads: “Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.”
This is one of the most misinterpreted verses in the Bible.
Neither women or men should chatter in church, but should keep Christ over their head because of the fallen angels returning to once again seduce them as in the days of Noah.
Essentially, God doesn’t want anyone talking during the teachings of the Word.
So it doesn’t mean women are suppose to remain silent, but everyone is suppose to remain silent during bible studies.
#12. Being gay and stuff
Leviticus 18:22 reads: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”
To keep this brief and not cause offense, God feels this sort of act is an abomination because he didn’t create our bodies to perform such acts.
Not my word, but God’s.
The Lord is very natural and sees this act as unnatural and against his natural order of things.
#11. Playing American football
Leviticus 11:7–8 reads: “And the pig, because it parts the hoof and is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. You shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.”
Again, this goes back to the whole pork issue.
#10. Premarital sex
Rather than list every verse pertaining to premarital sex, the bible states repeatedly that it is indeed sin and God wants us to marry, rather than burn with lust.
#9. Wearing polyester, or any other fabric blends
Leviticus 19:19 reads: “You are to keep My statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of your cattle; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together.”
In its ancient context, though, the law had a perfectly logical reasoning. Both the priestly garments
and the tabernacle weavings were a combination of wool and linen.
The priest’s white undergarment was linen, and the brightly colored vestment was wool. So it was prohibited for laypersons to dress in the same way.
Because the Israelites were fresh from a polytheistic world and still half-convinced that pagan gods would answer their prayers.
They were strongly tempted to set up their own private D-I-Y shrine to offer a few sacrifices on the side. So they were barred from duplicating certain items used in worship.
#8. Pulling out
Genesis 38:9 reads: “And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.”
This is another misinterpreted verse.
This verse pertains to God wanting Onan to impregnate his brother’s wife to carry on his seed line and when Onan “pulled out” God killed him for disobeying Him.
It isn’t really a sin to “pull out” during intercourse.
#7. Eating assorted seafood
Leviticus 10–11 reads: “And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcasses in abomination.”
See above for my explanation of the food laws.
Sea food are scavengers and not meant for human consumption.
#6. Working on Saturday
Exodus 31:14–15 reads: “Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.”
In 1st Corinthians 5:7, Paul clearly states that Christ has become our Passover, “Purge out therefore the old leaven (leaven is symbolic of sin) that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened, For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us: ” The first Passover is written in Exodus chapter 12. It was to be a commemoration for the twelve tribes of Israel coming out of the bondage of Egypt. They were to take a lamb without blemish (perfect) and place the blood of the lamb on the upper and side posts of the door…. The death angel (last plague) would pass over their house and the firstborn would be spared. There is only one blood that will cause the death angel to pass over you and give you eternal life and that is Christ’s shed blood. He became that perfect sacrificial lamb for one and all times (Hebrews. 9, 10). Remember Galations 3:28-29 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
#5. Wives helping out their husbands in a fight
Deuteronomy 25:11–12 reads: “When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets.”
This comes down to fair fighting and another person interfering in the fight is unjust weights.
4. Round haircuts
Leviticus 19:27 reads: “You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads . . .”
Some tribes wore their hair in certian fashions in biblical times so others would know who they were or where they came from or what religion they practiced.
#3. Or trimming your beard
Leviticus 19:27 reads: “neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.”
The Nazarenes wore beards and long hair and I think this verse pertains to that belief of them keeping their hair long and beards.
#2. Divorcing with your lying, cheating partner
1 Corinthians 7:10–11 reads: “To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife.”
Again, this is a misinterpretation of the Word.
Basically God doesn’t want us to stay with anyone who is mistreating us or abusing us and on repentance, divorce is forgivable.
#1. Eating cheeseburgers
Leviticus 3:17 reads: “It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.”
Again, this is more about the health and food laws and beef is a permitted food.
A burger without bacon would be fine.
This is just a sin to your body and could make you sick.
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