Women

 

 

It is lawful for women to wear jewelry

 

 

 

The Assemblies of God (U.S.A) has stated: ‘In the early days of the Pentecostal movement, piercing of women’s ears for the wearing of earrings was strongly disapproved. Wearing any jewelry was considered sinful because the practice was associated with women of low morality standards. That assumption is no longer held, and some women feel their testimony is given less attention when the plainness of simple dress with no jewelry suggests to outsiders a lack of care about one’s appearance. If, however, a Christian has strong convictions against wearing jewelry, that conviction should be honored.’ (From: www.ag.org) This position is held by many other Churches all over the world.

 

Confutation

 

Paul wrote to Timothy: ““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” (1 Timothy 2:9-10 – NIV), and Peter wrote to wives: “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. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands, like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her master” (1 Peter 3:3-4 – NIV).

Therefore, in the light of the Word of God, a Christian woman is not allowed to wear necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, and any other jewelry, for all these things are not proper for women who profess godliness. The purpose of these things is to make women provocative and seductive, and a daughter of God must not be provocative nor seductive. I know very well that some women think that their testimony is given less attention if they don’t wear any jewelry, but they are mistaken, having been deceived by the devil into thinking such a thing. The truth is that the testimony of a Christian woman is given more attention if she adorns herself with modesty and propriety, without any jewelry, for in this way she glorifies God in her body, that is to say, she declares to the world that her body belongs to the Lord and thus she no longer wants to live according to the worldly lusts but she wants to be holy in body for the rest of her life.

To those who have been appointed to shepherd the flock of the Lord, who approve of the wearing of jewelry, I say this, ‘Stop approving of this practice, for it is sinful in the sight of God: and teach what the apostles taught concerning the wearing of jewelry; do not shun to declare it to the people of God.’

Now listen, you sisters in the Lord, let no one deceive you with empty words, for God delights in those women who have decided not to wear any jewelry in order to glorify God in their body; God honors them and will reward them in that day. So, if you still wear some jewelry I urge you to take them off and to throw them away.

 

 

 

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