So, you’re pretty proud of your own righteousness. You’d never be caught doing something that the bible was quite clear about insisting that you should avoid, right?
Even so, I wonder, in all of your self-righteousness, if you may have missed a few Thou Shall Nots. such as…
Men Cutting Their Hair and Shaving
Leviticus 19:27 advises against trimming the hair at the sides of one’s head or clipping the edges of the beard for men.
Mixing Two in One
Leviticus 19:19 and Deuteronomy 22:9-11 discourage cross-breeding animals, planting different seeds in the same field, and wearing clothing woven from two types of material.
Sex Outside of Marriage
1 Corinthians 7:1-5 emphasizes that sexual relations should occur within the bounds of marriage to avoid temptation.
1 Corinthians 6:18 cautions against sexual immorality, stating that it harms one’s own body.
Leviticus 11:7-8 declares pork unclean and unsuitable for consumption.
Leviticus 11:10 labels creatures in the seas or streams without fins and scales as unclean.
Leviticus 11:41 lists snails among creeping things that are considered unclean.
Associating with Excessive Drinkers and Eaters
Proverbs 23:20-21 advises against joining those who indulge in excessive wine and food, as it can lead to poverty.
Ephesians 5:4 advocates for gratitude over obscenity, foolish talk, or coarse joking.
Cursing Your Parents
Exodus 21:17 warns against cursing one’s parents, with the punishment of death.
Leviticus 19:28 discourages making cuttings in the flesh or getting tattoos.
1 Timothy 2:9 suggests that women should dress modestly, avoiding elaborate hairstyles, gold, pearls, or expensive clothing.
Psalm 101:5 condemns slander and haughty talk.
Leviticus 18:22 and Leviticus 20:13 forbid romantic relationships between individuals of the same sex.
Leviticus 19:31 discourages seeking mediums or spiritists.
Mark 10:11-12 states that divorcing one’s spouse and marrying another constitutes adultery.
Matthew 5:27-28 considers lustful desires for someone other than one’s spouse as a form of adultery.
Observing the Sabbath
Exodus 20:10 mandates resting on the Sabbath day, refraining from work.
Attending Church with Genital Problems
Deuteronomy 23:2 restricts individuals who have been emasculated from entering the assembly of the Lord.
Leviticus 10:6 advises against tearing one’s clothes.
Fighting with a Cheap Move: Deuteronomy 25:11-19 mandates the amputation of a woman’s hand if she seizes her husband’s assailant by his private parts during a fight.
1 Thessalonians 5:15 advocates for not repaying evil with evil but instead seeking to do good.
Covering the Head During Prayer
1 Corinthians 11:4-6 explains the guidelines for men and women regarding head coverings during prayer.
Women Speaking in Church
1 Corinthians 14:34 recommends that women maintain silence in the church and be obedient, as per the law.
If you know of some more things we need to avoid but may have overlooked, share them in the comments below…