IS WEARING OF JEWELRY A SIN? 

By: Dr Chinomso Jude Nwala

IS WEARING OF JEWELRY A SIN?

THE Bible does not condemn the wearing of makeup, or jewelry, Physical adornment not condemned

Faithful women in the Bible adorned themselves. Rebekah, who married Abraham’s son Isaac, wore a gold nose ring, gold bracelets, and other expensive jewelry that she received as a gift from her future father-in-law. (Genesis 24:22, 30, 53)

Similarly, Esther accepted “beauty treatments” to prepare for her potential role as queen of the Persian Empire. (Esther 2:​7, 9, 12) These treatments apparently included the use of “cosmetics,” or “different kinds of makeup.”​

Bible illustrations use jewelry in favorable comparisons. For instance, a person who offers good advice is compared to “an earring of gold . . . to the receptive ear.” (Proverbs 25:12) Likewise, God himself compared his treatment of the nation of Israel to that of a husband who adorns his bride with bracelets, a necklace, and earrings. This adornment made the nation “extremely beautiful.”​(Ezekiel 16:11-​13)

MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT OUT MAKEUP AND JEWELRY OR REASONS WHY MOST CHURCH PEOPLE CONDEMN IT.

One strong argument for forbidding jewelry is in this Peter 3:3 and 1 Tim 2:9, and if read alone, then at first glace it would appear that we are.

(1 Peter 3:3)

Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear

(1 Tim 2:9)

likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire

Taking these scriptures in context with just the few scripture in the Bible on jewelry above we see that we were told not to wear jewelry, or not to do our hair and wear nice clothes. What we are seeing was a church whose women let vanity get out of control; a church who became over indulgent. Remember that it was a time when it was the custom (very Roman) to show how much you had, so you over did everything because you wanted to show how much you could afford.

What Paul and Peter are talking about here is this is not the beauty that a Christian should strive after. We are to be more concerned with the inward beauty, rather than the outward beauty. This is not saying we shouldn’t look nice, but instead look at our hearts and be careful not to abuse our blessings and show off what we have in vanity.

When you think about how you dress in the manner of moderation and modest, then you realize it goes beyond just wearing jewelry. In truth we can make a law about to not wear jewelry, but then we substitute an expensive watch or extravagant showy clothes to fill the sin of vanity in our hearts. The “thing” of blame may be different, but the sin is the same.

(1 Samuel 16:7)

the Lord said to Samuel, Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance,but the Lord looks on the heart.

(John 7:24)

Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.

So wearing of jewelries as a believer is not a sin and that won’t take you to hell. If you say its a sin but wear expensive watches and expensive cloths, then you are also guilty. Live rightly, be focused on God and stop condemning other people from other denominations. That your church doesn’t approve it doesn’t mean God disapproved it.

In conclusion, if your church made it as a law forbidden members not to wear it, please obey and stick to your church policy as long as as you are sure of heaven. But never you condemn others who use it or see them as demons…

LYING ON THE ALTAR WHEN PREACHING IS NOT A SIN – Says Mammon Preachers

SATAN – SIN – MAN: SATAN IN MAN!

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What Is The Definition Of Sin?

Sin is described in the Bible as transgression of the law of God (1 John 3:4) and rebellion against God (Deuteronomy 9:7; Joshua 1:18). Sin had its beginning with Lucifer, probably the most beautiful and powerful of the angels. Not content with his position, he desired to be higher than God, and that was his downfall, the beginning of sin (Isaiah 14:12-15). Renamed Satan, he brought sin to the human race in the Garden of Eden, where he tempted Adam and Eve with the same enticement, “you shall be like God.”

Genesis 3 describes Adam and Eve’s rebellion against God and against His command. Since that time, sin has been passed down through all the generations of mankind and we, Adam’s descendants, have inherited sin from him. Romans 5:12 tells us that through Adam sin entered the world, and so death was passed on to all men because “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23).

Through Adam, the inherent inclination to sin entered the human race, and human beings became sinners by nature. When Adam sinned, his inner nature was transformed by his sin of rebellion, bringing to him spiritual death and depravity which would be passed on to all who came after him. We are sinners not because we sin; rather, we sin because we are sinners.

This passed-on depravity is known as inherited sin. Just as we inherit physical characteristics from our parents, we inherit our sinful natures from Adam. King David lamented this condition of fallen human nature in Psalm 51:5: “Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.”

Another type of sin is known as imputed sin. Used in both financial and legal settings, the Greek word translated “imputed” means “to take something that belongs to someone and credit it to another’s account.” Before the Law of Moses was given, sin was not imputed to man, although men were still sinners because of inherited sin.

After the Law was given, sins committed in violation of the Law were imputed (accounted) to them (Romans 5:13). Even before transgressions of the law were imputed to men, the ultimate penalty for sin (death) continued to reign (Romans 5:14).

All humans, from Adam to Moses, were subject to death, not because of their sinful acts against the Mosaic Law (which they did not have), but because of their own inherited sinful nature. After Moses, humans were subject to death both because of inherited sin from Adam and imputed sin from violating the laws of God.

God used the principle of imputation to benefit mankind when He imputed the sin of believers to the account of Jesus Christ, who paid the penalty for that sin—death—on the cross. Imputing our sin to Jesus, God treated Him as if He were a sinner, though He was not, and had Him die for the sins of the entire world (1 John 2:2).

It is important to understand that sin was imputed to Him, but He did not inherit it from Adam. He bore the penalty for sin, but He never became a sinner. His pure and perfect nature was untouched by sin. He was treated as though He were guilty of all the sins ever committed by the human race, even though He committed none. In exchange, God imputed the righteousness of Christ to believers and credited our accounts with His righteousness, just as He had credited our sins to Christ’s account (2 Corinthians 5:21).

A third type of sin is personal sin, that which is committed every day by every human being. Because we have inherited a sin nature from Adam, we commit individual, personal sins, everything from seemingly innocent untruths to murder. Those who have not placed their faith in Jesus Christ must pay the penalty for these personal sins, as well as inherited and imputed sin.

However, believers have been freed from the eternal penalty of sin—hell and spiritual death—but now we also have the power to resist sinning. Now we can choose whether or not to commit personal sins because we have the power to resist sin through the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, sanctifying and convicting us of our sins when we do commit them (Romans 8:9-11).

Once we confess our personal sins to God and ask forgiveness for them, we are restored to perfect fellowship and communion with Him. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

We are all three times condemned due to inherited sin, imputed sin, and personal sin. The only just penalty for this sin is death (Romans 6:23), not just physical death but eternal death (Revelation 20:11-15).

Thankfully, inherited sin, imputed sin, and personal sin have all been crucified on the cross of Jesus, and now by faith in Jesus Christ as the Savior “we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Ephesians 1:7).

ACKNOWLEDGMENT TO: Bishop William B. Caractor

THE REASON FOR WILDERNESS – SIN OR TRAINING?

Abigayle Mutua

Many people find themselves in a spiritual wilderness because they are not committed to cleansing themselves from sin and iniquity. God told Jeremiah that his assignment was to help root out wickedness by declaring the word of the Lord. (Jer. 1:9,10)The word of the Lord would root out, pull down, destroy and throw down all the false mindsets, lies, enemy strongholds and demonic authority structures.

The word of the Lord through his prophet would also help build the kingdom of God. In Joshua 3:5, Joshua commanded the people to prepare to cross over into the promise land, but their preparation had to be through SANCTIFICATION. They had to rid themselves of anything unclean. Joshua understood (because he had a lifetime of good instruction from Moses’ leadership) that a person cannot stand before the enemy if there is any area of compromise or agreement with the enemy in their life.

He was trying to protect his people and also give them the key to victory so that they could overpower the enemy at every encounter. This is how they took hold of their promises and their inheritance! the inheritance had always been theirs from the Lord, but they could not go to battle with doors open to the enemy or they would suffer a defeat. This they learned the hard way through the battle of Ai.(read Joshua chpt 7). Any open doors to compromise are an area where the enemy will come to exploit and bring defeat, often times immediately after a great victory. This is how the enemy offends and defiles a much larger amount of people. He waits until people have greater influence and success before he strikes. God’s plan is to eradicate the enemy before he can strike and do great harm.

Cleanse yourself from anything unclean to overcome satan and his arrows.

THE NATURE OF SIN

Ada Chinyere Cummings

I think the saying, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” is no longer obtainable in this day of Christ and Grace.

Christ has set us free from the sin we inherited from Adam by His sacrificial death and brought us into the glorious light of God the Father through his Grace, so from this day, every ‘man’ answereth for his own sin.

The saying should now be, “I have sinned and come short of the glory of God”, this applies only to those who have come to the true knowledge of Christ Jesus. But if you have not accepted the true teaching of Christ completely, then you are still under the Adamic sin plus your own sin. But if you have accepted Christ, then begin to repent from your sins today.

So, I will begin to pray and ask God for the forgiveness of my sins:

I’m just a sinner, groping in the darkness of sin, but not an unmitigated one.
I seek to be righteous, looking towards Christ Jesus.
But my sins weigh me down to nothing.
My sins have placed me in a dark room.
But there is this tinny ray of light
That found its way through the tinniest crevice into my dark world.
Seeking to to save me, to bring me out.
It’s so tinny, looking so insignificant, yet,
The darkness comprehended it not.

So I say today,

Holy Father, I’m sorry for my sins, please forgive me. Help me by your Grace to stay away from sin. I make this prayer through Jesus Christ my Lord, Amen.