Well, well. That "Amen!" from the corner of the choir means Jesusisam has made his first proselyte. Matthew 23:15.
only to the unstable who are twisting the Scriptures to their own destruction.
Do you walk around buck naked all the time?
Unless you do, you're wearing something that costs something.
How much more ridiculous are your threads going to get?
Well the scriptures were describing gold, pearls, or costly array. I'm sorry this is ridiculous to you...? I see Christians everywhere wearing gold, yet, the scriptures seem to forbid them.
Could you PLEASE explain to me (I am not arguing with you just want an explanation), how when the scriptures say "Do not wear gold", I am unstable and twisting the scriptures by stating "Christians shouldn't wear gold".
Seriously, I just want to know how I am twisting, distorting, or misconstruing the scriptures??
You're not in the least. Like usual, people's arguments against the plain simple meaning of the Bible are facile. Abraham gave his wives rings, so apparently Babylonian and proto-Bedouin cultural traditions trump Jesus? The metaphorical adorning Israel with jewels as a reward does too, apparently.
Cultural traditions in the Middle East don't trump Jesus. Just your attempts to put words in His mouth. He didn't say a thing against wearing rings, even of gold: in fact, reflecting those cultural traditions He specifies the Father put a ring (the same, according to the text, like the Babylonians) on the Prodigal's finger. Nor did His (step)brother St. James, nor His Apostle St. Peter.
The metaphorical adorning of Israel? Like this?:
Could costly/fancy array, gold, etc., have to do with Isaiah 3:18-25?
16 Moreover the Lord saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:
17 Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their secret parts.
18 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon,
19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,
20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,
21 The rings, and nose jewels,
22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins,
23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.
24 And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.
25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.
These arguments don't even make an iota of sense, yet everyone is always giving each other pats on the back like they nailed it.And yet you pat Jesusiam's back for not making an iota of sense.
Its like a horror movie where people have no reasoning at all.we'll have to bow to your expertise on that
Heh, I don't even know what to say to this guy. To simply say that Peter did not tell people not to wear gold fully discredits your arguments.
Also, if you read the story of the prodigal son, it didn't mention what the ring was made from.
Look people, like it or not, the scriptures SPECIFICALLY mention the following:
1 Peter 3:3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
1 Timothy 2:9 9In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
So if you want to continue the argument, continue to wear costly array, it seems as though you really don't care one flip about the scriptures. Read them. It's really easy to do. There is not a bend, twist, or deluded understanding here. They were talking about style/clothing/fashion/apparel in context, and specifically mentioned gold.
So are you Christians or just something else? I mean it's RIGHT ^^^^ there in plain text. Reference you bibles in Greek if you want too. Strong's even reports the word as Gold. Tyndale translated it "gold". King James translated it Gold. Is this too difficult to understand? I'm just not getting the argument here.