10 Things The Bible Forbids, But You Do Anyway

10 things forbidden in the Bible that you do anyway

The Bible is the most widely read book in the history of mankind. It contains numerous stories, parables, and guidelines for its followers to follow. Ironically, most people that preach certain portions of the Bible, do so while indulging in other activities that the Good Book clearly says are banned. Here are just a few:

  1. Tattoos: You know that cute little tattoo you got in college? Or the one you got on a drunken night? How about the tattoo you got to commemorate a lost loved one? Well, Leviticus 19:28 explains, “You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.” And no, it doesn’t matter if you donate to charity, it is a sin.
  2.  Food: If you open up your Bible to Leviticus 3:17, “It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that you eat neither fat nor blood.” Technically, this means no more cheeseburgers – this one’s a tough one to digest.
  3. Divorce: Corinthians 7:10-11 reads, “The wife should not separate from her husband and the husband should not divorce his wife”. There is little to no wiggle room in that passage for cheating, abuse, lying, or any other rational reason to leave your modern partner. The Bible DOES say that if the wife DOES leave her husband then she must remain unmarried for the rest of her life unless she chooses to go back to her husband.
  4. Haircuts: Leviticus says, “You shall not round off the side-growth of your head.” Buzzing the side of your head is a popular fashion style right now for men and women alike and it is something of a timeless look. Let’s look past the haircut and let our eyes trail down to beards. Leviticus 19:27 continues, “Neither shalt though mar the corners of they beard” which spells doom for almost all of us men out here.
  5. Weekend Working: Have you ever stopped to wonder why most 9 – 5 jobs include weekends off? You thought maybe it was due to government regulations or some such but that’s not it. Exodus 31:14 – 15 is very clear on the manner of working on the sabbath stating, “You shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Six days may work be done but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest.”
  6. Wearing Fabric Blends: Leviticus 19:19 tells us, “You are to keep my statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of cattle; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together.” Just about every professional athlete in the world is breaking this statute.
  7. Gossiping: Leviticus 19:16 puts the focus on shutting down gossip with some straightforward language, “Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people.” Does this mean you can’t talk about people anymore? Not exactly. You just have to tell it to their face directly.
  8. Women Talking in Church: The Bible is pretty explicit on women speaking at all while in the Church. 1 Corinthians 14:34 says, “Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.” As a feminist, I cannot openly support this decision but for those who do, I respect your decision to openly follow the Bible.
  9. Football: Leviticus 11:7 – 8 goes like this, “You shall not eat any of their flesh (pigs), and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.” Try telling this to the NFL.
  10. Psychics: No matter where you stand on the reality of psychics, the bible is pretty explicit in its banning of the practice or utilization of the practice. Leviticus 19:31 reads “Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them.”