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Ear Piercing Bible Scriptures

Are there any specific verses in the Bible that disallow men getting their ear(s) pierced? I know the whole "our bodies are the Temple of the Lord" but there are worse things for our bodies than piercing, that are not frowned upon by people of faith.

Moderator - Would Jesus do it because there are worse things that can be done? No. For a man, it is a sign of immaturity.

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Actually, there is no Biblical prohibition against a man piercing his ear, on the contrary, there is precedent. In Exodus, chapter 21 (specifically verse 6) the rules concerning the keeping of Hebrew servants are laid out for the Lord's people. It states that the term of service is for 6 years, at the end of such time, the servant must be set free. If however, the servant chooses to remain, and stay a servant of their master for life, "then his master shall bring him to God, and shall bring him to the door or to the doorpost, and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall serve him for ever. [Ex 21:6]".
---Deac._Jason_Zehnder on 1/3/11

I like the answer the moderator gave. And I like to put special emphasis on the word
---mima on 11/16/10

\\Are there any specific verses in the Bible that disallow men getting their ear(s) pierced?\\


In Biblical times, men and women would have one or more ear pierced, especially the wealthier classes.

In some translations, Rebecca was even given a nose ring for a bethrothal gift.
---Cluny on 11/16/10

"Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." (Amos 3:7)
To say that God no longer speaks to prophets is to say that he no longer does anything--that he no longer concerns himself with the welfare of his children.
Times do change. Fashions and fads come and go. In order to know what God is doing today, what God wants US to do today, we must understand not only that which he revealed unto his ancient prophets, but also that which he reveals unto his prophets today.
---Nick on 11/16/10

After the piercing a tattoo after the tattoo?

If you want to identify with the world you are not being responsible as a follower of Christ. Think of where exactly your going to pierce and what type of clothing you will have to wear to show it off.

Leaving your midriff bare unclothed!

The ear ring thing well, that's were the influence started from, they were not your decisions Your responsibility is not how you came into the world but how you leave this world.

Better to be right with God than full of worldly influences and struggle as a mature responsible witness, have a clear conscience in all you do.
---Carla on 11/2/10

Some people dress a certain way so they can be identified with certain cultures, gangs or certain groups. The way we dress says a lot about a person. I would jump on the chance to talk to you. I love our teens at church and they all love me. You are a precious young person with influences from a wicked world. Please get into a good bible believing church, pray and ask God to help you. If you want to contact me, please do so. I will keep you in my prayers. shira 3877.
---shira3877 on 10/31/10

1Cor 6:12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
1Cor 10:23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
1Cor 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
1Sam 16:7b for [the LORD seeth] not as man seeth, for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
---micha9344 on 10/31/10

Hey ya'll
I am super confused now. I'm only 17 and I'm sure you are all just going to JUMP on the chance to talk to a youngin like me, but I wanted to get my belly button pierced. I just think it looks pretty. I love people, I have never "done the nasty", I consider myself a Christian, I do not drink or smoke, and have been with the same guy for two years. KNOWING THAT I AM NOT A TERRIBLE PERSON, you are making it sound like I am going to be condemned to hell for getting a piercing. I got my ears pierced when I was a baby, but I don't feel guilty about having those. Help?
---Mia-Antonia on 10/31/10

Ecclesiastes 1:2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities, all [is] vanity.
---francis on 9/23/10

Genesis 35:2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:

Genesis 35:4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings ..

Exodus 33:5 For the LORD had said unto Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment, and consume thee: therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee.

Isaiah 3:18 In that day the Lord will take away..

Isaiah 3:19 The chains, and the bracelets,
Isaiah 3:20.. the earrings,

Isaiah 3:21 The rings, and nose jewels,
---francis on 9/23/10

There is a different set of standards from Jews and non Jews. We that are Jews inwardly should come out from among this world.
Piercing one's right ear was a sign of continued servitude toward a master.
The problem with Christianity is they have made a marriage with a world they should come out of.
The Lord told the Israelis that he left the heathen nations before them to prove them.
Sadly, most of Christianity resembles this world more than what the word of God declares.
---Frank on 9/23/10

If you want my opinion on this, I don't think that there is anything wrong with getting your ears pierced. I think in the Bible it tells you not to because of why people did it. In todays time, it is not a rebellious thing. It is just a style. So if you are doing it for the wrong reasons, then it's bad. Plus, it doesn't say specifically for "Guys". It says it for everybody. So why would it be OK for women and not for men? And what else does it say before and after the verse? Read it yourself and get an opinion.
Leviticus 19:19-37
---Willy_Wonka on 9/23/10

I on the other hand see nothing wrong with what Joseph said.
---Nana on 7/31/09

But then you forgot we're not living in the OLD TESTAMENT times!

I don't believe the answers Joseph has given on this subject, is he for real?

Talk about the wheat and the tares!
---Carla3939 on 7/29/09

As with many things in Scripture, piercing is symbolic and quite important in several cases.
In Genesis 24 Abraham and Isaac send Eleazar to find a wife for Isaac. Included in the gifts which were to signify the bride was a nose ring.
In Exodus 21:6 God commands ear piercing in the specific case of a slave which has been freed but voluntarily remains with his master.
In Genesis 35:2 Jacob commanded his household to get rid of their earrings because they were representing strange gods.
In Isaiah 3:18-23 God threatens to take away the ornaments of Israel, including, among other things, earrings, due to their pride in themselves and their ornaments.
I believe, done well, piercings can bring glory to God (as in Isaac's bride).
---Joseph on 7/28/09

Moderator,with due respect to you,I must say I think perhaps that immaturity as a reason is too narrow a view of the practice. I believe there's no such thing as an "all" reason for anything in this world. Many who do pierce their ears especially,do it to beautify themselves and wear pretty jewelry. Others,it is a Cultural practice.There are those who pierce because they wish to affirm their ethnic roots. For some it marks a milestone in a persons life coming of age,birthdays,birth of children and others. Its done as a religious practice. People who become excessive in the practice may well do so out of a mental or emotional need for enhancement based on poor body image. There are numerous reasons and the list goes on.
---Darlene_1 on 7/11/09

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What happens if ear piercing is part the tradition for certain cultures. To have the ear pierced wrong in this sense?
---Samuel on 6/22/09

I don't think there is anything wrong with piercing. There are plenty of verses that speak of wearing jewelry. Rebekah was given a nose ring and bracelets (Gen24:30)as a wedding gift. God looks at your heart, not your outward appearance. If you're doing it as a sign of rebellion (which a lot of times piercings and tattoos are a sign of) then I think it would be wrong. Other than that we all dress differently and wear our hair differently, etc... I think it's a matter of choice. Just listen to your heart and you will make the right decision.
---melissa on 9/12/08

Hi, I am currently 18 and the ear piercing deal has been a big topic in our family for the past month or so. My parents both strongly disagree on the subject and when me and my brother ask why they say that earrings are only for girls and that it symbolizes femininity in a male of he has piercings. I talked to my mother today and she said i had to obey her because she was my parent and I am her child. I find their reasons completely unreasonable. Its not about being rebellious i just want to try and see whether or not it looks good on me or not. And on another note if piercings are considered bad why is smoking accepted?
---Jonathan on 8/27/08

I've never gotten a tattoo ever. (Too chicken. yeah yeah) I have piercings only in my lobes and they are pretty much closed up.

I think some of the best christians come from the most uncanny places. And some I know have tats and those large lobes you can put fat markers through.

Why not just work on how you treat your "neighbor" rather than how trim your beard is or how the new "sleeve" looks.

(for those that dont know: sleeve is a tattoo piece of art that goes around your whole arm like the sleeve of a shirt.)
---nicola on 8/7/08

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Two reasons why a person got a tattoo and a body piercing: one, it was/is a sign of a slave and, two, it's a sign of a rebellious heart. Before the 1970's, having a pierced ear (by a male) and tattos were a sign of a person who was against the "establishment." Now it is a fad or part of a worldly culture.

It's also against the law to graffiti a building so it is also upon the temple of God - your body.

The question is: Does the piercing or tattoo glorify God or the person? Since most people today cannot reach the depths of their heart, it is hard for them to find the real reason why they got a tattoo or received a body piercing - and it isn't from God.

(this is not for those who got a tattoo before being saved)
---Steveng on 8/5/08

Moderator wrote: "Would Jesus do it because there are worse things that can be done? No. For a man, it is a sign of immaturity."

Immaturity as in a weak Christians. Most people today are the children of the rebellious years of the 1960s and 1970s. Most people today want to stay young by thinking they are young. They don't want to grow old (the Peter Pan Syndrome) so they do the things that children/teens still do. They want to prove that they can still do these things. Parents want to be "friends" or equal with their kids (so how do children learn obedience?). So this whole generation is immature.
---Steveng on 8/5/08

Seriously, you guys are killin' me.
I was just bouncing around, looking for some insight on the subject and I get this!
First, I have had a tatoo for 10 years and have wanted a brand from about the time of the tat.
I've been a Christian for 5 years, and this page really slams home a reality.
He didn't come to do away with the Law people, he came to fulfill it ('cause nobody, nada, not one person had fulfilled it to perfection EVER!) He said that he wasn't here to do away with it, remember? "not one jot nor tiddle"
---Sikorii on 8/4/08


The point is if you are a Dr your business is Prognosis /Diagnosis.

If you are saved Your business is Gods Business and his will for your life.

You can wear a loin cloth and swing through the trees does that make you Tarzan... No

But if you wear suitable attire to show you are above fashions/Cults you will be treated in that light. The choice is yours.

People stereotype according to the image You give.

---Carla5754 on 6/20/08

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I think and believe that Jesus did come to
up hold the LAW, but if you are a christian
you should still follow the Ten Commandments
because it does say "no liar, drunkard,anyone
that commits adultery will not enter the Kingdom of heaven, so I would think that you
would want to follow the commandments it is the Law of Christ that was set before us.
---pam on 6/20/08

Whom the sun sets free he is free indeed. I do not identify myself as a pagan or a slave. That is a ridiculous condemnation from the church not God. I got my piercings with my parents blessing cause I liked how they looked, after two years of making sure it was the right thing and not just a phase. I love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength. No whole in my lobe is going to change that!
---Ben on 3/9/08

Firstly, in Psalm 40, in a symbolical way, the Psalmist is quoted saying Messianically, 'Mine ears hast thou opened', Hebrew: opened = digged, i.e., pierced. This refers to the bondservant whose ear was commanded to be pierced because he chose to serve His master for ever. The Lord Jesus is the perfect servant, who became obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross. (Philippians 2).

Secondly, it's not unusual for young men, including some polite and godly Christians, to wear earrings,
---Mark on 2/4/08

I am a doctor, male, 48, wear Celtic knot danglie earrings and have a belly button ring.

Teenage patients feel comfortable discussing private issues with me as opposed another doctor. Their parents clearly know this. Around town, I am known as the cool doctor with the danglies and the belly button ring. Perhaps I am the only doctor they will listen to regarding the many issues they face today.

Should I remove my danglies and belly button ring and wear a suit an tie?
---Bobin on 1/3/08

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Yes, Leviticus may condemn tattoos and piercings, but it also condemns trimming beards. If scruffy bikers with tattoos are condemned, then so are clean-shaven businessmen (not to mention anyone who has a ham sandwich).

Fortunately, we now live under grace, not the law of Moses.
---StrongAxe on 12/30/07

my advise is ask the Father himself, what he has for us is way better than anything else.. I believe that if your tattoo says something like "His blood never fails" its ok, but if your tattoo is spongebob... then youre wrong, if you do have a spongebob tattoo, its an example and Im not condemning you at all
what,why,when you pierce/tattoo is important and above all... remember: honor your parents, theyre there for some good reason... if they say no, God says
"do not pierce"
---harry on 12/29/07

Moderator - "Would Jesus do it because there are worse things that can be done? No."

But does that mean Jesus wouldn't do it? When people say things like "Jesus wouldn't ..." they're just fitting Jesus into their pre-conceptions about that subject. You believe Jesus wouldn't get a piercing because YOU believe piercing is a sign of immaturity, and Jesus isn't immature. Your logic is faulty, because I could say "Jesus wouldn't wrestle" if I believed wrestling was wrong.
---Adam on 11/14/07

Nothing wrong about body art or peircings at all. It is rather the intent of why you are getting them. Jesus always looks at the heart, not the outer.
---Adam on 11/2/07

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I would have to say no to piercings and and body art what so ever.

Your body is your temple would be right, however that can also go for weight, smoking, drinking, not enough exercise as well. Drug abuse and the likes. We are to treat our bodies at the temple which the Holy Spirit can reside in.
---Dawn on 11/1/07

I think piercings are fine. You can even use them as a conversation starter and even lead them to Christ!
---Hilary on 8/23/07

As a rebellious youth I wore an earring and of course I was lost also. That was 53 years ago before it was a popular thing to do. Of course I wanted to appear rebellious is the reason I did it. However should you want to appear respectable and normal I would say do not do this.
---mima on 4/24/07

IF Jesus didn't want us to use the law as a guide, why did He and Paul quote freely from it? The mentrual rules were regarding hygiene. Laws regarding piercing and tatooing were in regard to being defiled like the heathen. If you are free from the law,why do you tithe?. Your Chrisitan liberty ALWAYS must be tempered by how it will affect those around you. Finally, a mature Christian won't fall for all the traps of the world. When Jesus returns, there won't be enough of us to fill an elevator.
---Sallie on 9/9/06

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I beg to differ Mr. Moderator.
---Jim on 8/10/06

Hi there,
according to the Bible... Is it also forbiddened to make a Piercing in the Tongue also?

I'll be glad if u reply to me.
---Basil on 7/9/06

leviticus 19:28 gives a prohibition for piercing and tatooing. implications in this text and others present such activity as pagan, abusive to the body and identification as a slave. The metaphor is too obvious to miss regarding enslavement and identification with pagan practices.
---Ron on 6/6/06

1 Timothy 2:9
"I also want the women to be modest and sensible about their clothes and to dress properly; not with fancy hair styles or with gold ornaments or pearls or expenesive dresses (Today's English Version, Am. Bible Society, 1976). Sounds like a prohibition of jewelery to me. Simple enough. By the way, do you think the fall caught God by surprise? Wasn't Judas fulfilling God's will (plan)? Would Abraham be arrested for child endangerment in our culture?
---Rich on 5/24/06

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How many Fortune 500 or Top Ministry leaders that are men do you see wearing an earring? My response is that wearing an earring or not has nothing to do with mental immaturity but more about professional image. Just because a man wears an earring, doesn't justify the automatic assumption that he is immature. It is better not to make judgements based on the wearing of an earring.

Moderator - Are professionals typically mature? The answer is yes. Are men wearing earrings typically considered mature? The answer is no. It's usually called rebellion.
---Grace on 5/24/06

I would like to know why for a man, wearing an earring is a sign of immaturity? So, it is ok for women to wear them, but not men (sex stereotype)? I doubt if God is concerned about our earrings, but rather our relationship with him. Now, if you are worshipping your earrings, then we have a concern.

Moderator - Yes, in our culture a man wearing an earring is a sign of immaturity. How many Fortune 500 or Top Ministry leaders that are men do you see wearing an earring?
---Grace on 5/23/06

According to my mum it was normal to pierce the ears of all the girl babies in her day which they did with a burned sharp needle like instrument, and also their nose's but her mother ran away when she was forced to marry a man from their village in India over 100 years ago her family were sold into slavery and sent to the west Indies and mum didn't have to follow that tradition.
---Carla5754 on 5/23/06

The beautiful thing about dealing with questionable cultural/ social issues causes us to deepen our relationship with the Lord.. which is the purpose of the veil being split.. We have access.. We are in the family.. So just ask the Father!
---Mia on 5/17/06

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With that said, it is important to follow the two commandments that Jesus has given to us to determine what we are to do in various situations...1. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 2.Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. When you follows these and are led by Love/God (God is love) you are able to make the right decision
---Mia on 5/17/06

ok... I have read all the responses.. Here is mine... Jesus came to fulfill the LAW, not do away with it. What this simply means is that we no longer have to worry about following the ten commandments and the old rituals of the priestly atonement for sin yada yada yada. If we do this, then yes we are under the Law and thus nullify what our new High Priest, Jesus the Christ, did for us.
---Mia on 5/17/06

Moderator, my point is what seems "immature" in one culture and time (or to someone with a given set of taboos) seems mature and manly in another culture and time.

This is a precise example of what I have meant by people confusing cultural taboos with Christianity and its precepts, and observing these taboos as a evidence of spirituality.
---Jack on 5/13/06

Moderator, Caesar's Palatine guards--his elect troops--wore nipple rings as a sign of their bravery and virility and scorn of pain.

Moderator - If Christians want to follow Caesar's Palatine guards as an example, I guess they can follow the example :)
---Jack on 5/13/06

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Linda6563, what a very well-spoken response. I appreciate that. I can tell by your response that you have a closeness to God. I agree whole-heartedly with you. Walking in love is often forgotten by fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
---Melissa on 5/12/06

I have been getting ready for services on Sunday morning and had the attire I laid out to wear changed because, although I didn't know it, the Holy Ghost knew that someone would be there that would "close up their ears" because I was not properly attired according to their conviction. Which is more important? My getting to wear what I want or the other person having ears to ear what the Spirit is saying to him/her? Again, to walk in love is the highest revelation of Christ one can manifest.
---Linda6563 on 4/12/06

All things are lawful but not all things are expedient. To the pure all things are pure. However, if what is pure or lawful to me causes another to stumble, I have not walked in love. That's the bottom line...walk in love.
---Linda6563 on 4/12/06

We need to realize that sometimes we are convicted because we could be a stumbling block to another. Example: I have been invited to speak at a Women's Conference in a Baptist Church...even though I am not "Baptist", so to speak. Part of my preparation for this conference would be to attend to the voice of the Holy Ghost as to what to wear.
---Linda6563 on 4/12/06

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I think people don,t really know where I'm comming from keeping the law is judiaism it is dead works, the works of faith is being obedient to God whatever he says. I know from many years of experience not to justify what I am doing, people find something wrong with everything.but I am willing to give up anything that Jesus asks me to.
---Exzucuh on 4/12/06

Okay listen Men and Women of God. This is a great discussion. I just feel we are to honor God's word no matter when it was written, old & new testament. Also, I know a very anointed man of God who was convicted by the Holy Spirit not to buy anything on the Sabbath, which for him, is Sunday because he is a Born Again, spirit filled, loving the Lord Christian. Just my humble opinion.
---Donna9759 on 4/12/06

Fred S--I know you were just kidding mima about clip ons. I think pierced earrings date back to umteen B.C. and were worn by men and women both. If you had gold or silver, what better way to keep it with you safely? I'm pretty sure that if the Children of Israel wanted to make an idol, they wouldn't have been stopped by a lack of earrings.
---Donna2244 on 4/12/06

Thanks, Donna. Never to old to learn something new. Obviously, you can tell I'm not into earrings.
---Fred_S. on 4/12/06

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Fred-- pierced earrings are much older than clip-ons. I have a pair of my grandmothers pierced earrings that are about 150 yrs. old. I have pictures older than that of female relatives wearing pierced earrings. The clip-on were a passing fad because they were uncomfortable and would not stay on. Now how did you ever survive without that tidbit of information? :-)
---Donna2277 on 4/11/06

Donna; there is nothing wrong with a person having their ears pierced. In Lev doesn't mean ear piercing. The tearing of the flesh from grief and anguish of spirit of mourning for the dead was regarded as a mark affection. Back in Moses time, people took out their earrings, bracelets, ect and gave them to Aaron for him to make a golden calf. If it were wrong, then they wouldn't have had them. Ex 32:2-5. Some took their jewerly and gave an offering unto the Lord, Ex 31:22. Pr 25:12
---Rebecca_D on 4/11/06

I think women should be isolated pre, mid, and post menstrual. That way they can't do too much damage :).
---Linda6563 on 4/11/06

Right, Madison, and we should repent from all our wearing of cotton/polyester, cotton/spandex silk/rayon etc. since the law requires that we not mix different types of fibers in our cloth.
---Donna2277 on 4/11/06

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Thank you (blush).

Here is the point. We are delivered from the oppression of the Moasic law which dealt with civil and cultural specifics. Romans 6:14, "For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace."
However, the principles laid down in the law are to be respected today. The law respecting the cutting of the flesh for example is about the religious rituals of the heathen.
---Bruce5656 on 4/11/06

PART TWO:I will not cut myself or pierce my body or shave my beard or cut the hair on the sides of my head for religious reasons as do the heathen.
There is no reason why I should not shave or get a haircut so long as I am not doing it because of religious reasons. If I lived in an area where people cut their hair a certain way for religous reasons, I would be sure not to do the same. That is what the Jews were being told.
---Bruce5656 on 4/11/06

No, thats not what I said,I said Faith witout works is dead, I did'nt say that, I quoted James who was dealing with,we don't have to do anything at all,we can live in sin, and not take up our cross christians.
---Exzucuh on 4/11/06

Exzucuh: So, are you saying that women should be isolated once a month because they are unclean due to their menstrual periods? If people cannot get their ears pierced, then women must be isolated due to being unclean. We can't just pick and choose which law we are going to obey. We must keep all of it.
---Madison on 4/11/06

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Jesus did not free us from the law he freed us from the curse of the law,born again christians have the law written in the fleshy tables of their hearts,therefore walking in the Spirit of the law of Grace fulfilling the works of Grace,which is the evidence of our faith to God and to the world. faith without works is dead
---Exzucuh on 4/11/06

Donna: The Levitical Law is just that, LAW. Christ came to free us from the LAW, and give us GRACE. Either you follow all of the LAW, or not. Since most Christian women do not isolate themselves during their menstrual period, I believe it is safe to say, people may also wear pierced earrings. The LAW is all or nothing. Christ is GRACE given freely.
---Madison on 4/11/06

Madison, is is safe to assume you are telling us not to follow any of the Old Testament, or ALL of it? Don't follow all of it is your advice, right? Can you please tell God that and tell him your reasonings please, see what kind of a response you get.
---Donna9759 on 4/11/06

Donna: I then assume that you do not eat pork, or any meat from a cloven hoofed animal. I also assume that you would stone an adulterous woman. I also assume that you would have no contact with anyone during your periods, as you would be unclean during that time.
---Madisonj on 4/10/06

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Bruce and Fred, what about the scriptures where Peter tells a woman not to adorn herself with jewelry, etc.? What do you think about that? I don't think body peircing, wherever it is, should be done on a Christian's body. Jesus's body was pierced enough, wasn't that enough for us?
---Donna9759 on 4/10/06

Bruce, you are a wonderful man of God. I can tell by your responses. is the SAME YESTERDAY, today and forever. Do you want your kids to NOT follow your instructions just because you told it to them 80 years ago? I know I'm going to get the We're under Grace spiel, but if you Love the Lord, why not take the Old Testament literally too?
---Donna9759 on 4/10/06

Leviticus 19:28
Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.
The context of the passage is explicitly forbidding someone from defiling oneself for the dead. Which was a mourning ritural for some.
---Fred_S. on 4/10/06

Do you follow all the other OT laws as well? If not, why this one?
---Bruce5656 on 4/10/06

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There is a scripture in Leviticus that says you shall not make any cuts in on your body. I take the word literally and allowed my pierced ears to close up, and I am a woman. Read Leviticus, it's in there about no cuts on your body.
---Donna9759 on 4/10/06

mima, did they have ear piercing 53 years ago? Or was that a "clip-on" earring?
---Fred_S. on 4/10/06

To my knowledge there are no Scriptures to disallow it. There are many examples of male and female having them as jewlry was prominent in their culture. To say that Jesus wouldn't have pierced ears is presumptuous.
If The O.T. temple had lots of silver and gold it shouldn't be a problem for the N.T. temple to have some too.
---john on 4/10/06

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