Piercings

Discussion in '2005 Archive' started by BelovedSon, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. BelovedSon

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    Is it wrong for a Christian to pierce their ears. It seem that there are different view on piercing in general, but I just want to know if it wrong for a Christian to get their ears pierce. I've only heard one verse used to say that it bad,which is Leviticus 19:28. I don't get how this is used to say that getting your ears pierce is wrong, and I don't see how it can be wrong when in Ezekiel chapter 16, in Ezekiel message God gave Isreal Earrings. So can someone please help clear this up for me.
     
  2. Deacon

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    I'm no advocate of multiple piercings.
    I think they make the person look rough however piercings are a culture thing (and I'm a bit removed from the youth culture).

    Biblically we are admonished to be more concerned with our inward adornment than our outward looks.

    As for piercings in particular, there is a song that is sung once in a while where I go to church that relates the Hebrew tradition of piercing the ear to lifelong committment.
    It uses Exodus 21:1-6 as it's text.

    Pierce my ear, O Lord my God

    Pierce my ear, O Lord my God,
    Take me to Your throne this day.
    I will serve no other god,
    Lord I'm here to stay.

    For You have paid the price for me,
    With Your blood You ransomed me,
    I will serve You eternally,
    A free man I'll never be.

    Rob
     
  3. Ben W

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    Having only one ear pierced was a sign that you were a slave in the Old Testament. For whatever reason a number of guys like to wear one earring only.

    I dont think that saying "we are slaves to Jesus" is appropriate, Jesus broke all the bondage that was over us, and we are His by freewill.
     
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    "Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus..." Romans 1:1

    Also see Gal. 1:10; Phil. 1:1; Titus 1:1; James 1:1, 2 Peter 1:1; Jude 1:1, and Revelation 1:1

    By the way, I don't like piercings and don't have one. But I won't condemn anyone who chooses to have them (even if I think it's a poor decision).

    Rob

    [ January 15, 2005, 07:41 PM: Message edited by: Deacon ]
     
  5. Ben W

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    Sorry if I appeared to be condemning, that was not my intention. I did twice have my ear pierced as a teenager, and both times it got infected. Hence I just let it go, and these days the attraction just is not there, yet if someone else wanted to, go right ahead, - there is no condmenation to those in Christ Jesus!
     
  6. Marcia

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    Piercing ears today does not mean what it did in the Bible days. I don't see anything wrong with it.

    It's issues like this that some Christians get hooked on (pun intended) and keep us from focusing on the important stuff!!
     

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