Why are you so serious about it? The ring doesn't even have to be real gold. Besides, God doesn't have anything against jewelry, you know. Heaven is decked with jewels! He just doesn't want us wearing jewelry because we use it to draw attention to ourselves.
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Re: Why can't we were jewelry in church
1 year ago #1873
Personally I have never been big on jewelry. However, my parents when I was a baby created a pendant that symbolized how special they regarded me (nooo i'm normal just like everyone else!). That would then for me be something I'd wear. Why? Because it has symbolism. Just the same are wedding rings. It meant to be a 'visible' devotion to his/her spouse. Though it changes it's meaning when the ring is flaunted or showy. I guess the thing about jewelry in the church comes from drawing attention to ones' self rather than praise to God. But I don't see it as a problem if someone wears a few pieces.
I don't know about anyone else, but I've already made my point, and don't want to argue about this anymore. (This is starting to become like the "dress code" issue.) The bottom line is:God doesn't want us to wear jewelry because by doing so we are drawing attention to ourselves, making it a form of PRIDE. The wedding ring, however, is symbolic, and is just a way of showing other people that you belong to your spouse. It's just that nowadays they are too flashy, and are no different from regular jewelry. I don't have much against people who wear wedding rings, as long as they aren't prideful about them. That's it!
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