Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Use Of WEDDING RING Is A Pagan Practice

A Quick Review And Few Questions For Our Pastors On The Wedding Ring Doctrines They Teach/Practice

Wedding, according to www.thefreedictionary.com/_/dict.aspx?word=Wedding is:-
1.
a. The act of marrying.
b. The ceremony or celebration of a marriage.
2. The anniversary of a marriage: a silver wedding.
3. The act or an instance of joining closely: a wedding of ideas.

Ring, from the same dictionary is:-
1. A circular object, form, line, or arrangement with a vacant circular center.
2. A small circular band, generally made of precious metal and often set with jewels, worn on the finger.
3. A circular band used for carrying, holding, or containing something: a napkin ring.
4. rings Sports A pair of circular metal bands suspended in the air for gymnastic exercises, on which balancing and swinging maneuvers are performed while holding the bands as motionless as possible.
5. A circular movement or course, as in dancing.

It may interest you to know that, out of the 15 nouns and 9 verbs definitions of a RING by www.thefreedictionary.com/_/dict.aspx?word=Ring , there's no single one that DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY relates to wedding/marriage ring. You that is showing off a ring on your hand in the name of wedding/marriage, think about what you are doing right now.

MAKE NO MISTAKE HERE
Woman, as wearing of trousers is sending you to hell fire, so also is your WEDDING RING sending you to hell fire, unless you repent.
Man, woman, as your jewelries {(ornaments) (bangles, chains, necklaces, earrings, nose rings, rings, etc)} are sending you to hell fire, so also is your WEDDING RING sending you to hell fire, except you repent.
Woman, as your makeup and paintings is sending you to hell fire, likewise your WEDDING RING is sending you to hell fire, except you repent now.
Woman, as the use of attachments and weavons is sending you to hell fire, so your WEDDING RING is sending you to hell fire, unless you renounce and repent from its use now.
Everybody listen. As armed robbers, lesbians, homosexuals, atheists, 419ners, liars, embezzlers, falsifiers of records, occultists, idol worshipers, Satanist, the devil, backbiters, forgers, demons, haters, extortionists, rapists, bribe givers, bribe takers, smokers, drunkards, fornicators, pornographers, adulteresses, adulterers, masturbators, killers, witches, wizards, terrorists, compromisers, cheaters, fraudsters, assassins, aiders and abetters of evil practices, and other evil practising PERSON WILL END IN HELL FIRE, so also you that is wearing a WEDDING RING would end up in hell fire, unless you repent and ask Jesus to forgive your sins now.

ORIGIN OF WEDDING RING
Google 'origin of wedding ring' to find out how the use of wedding ring came about.
However, please visit www.biblicalperspectives.com/books/christian_dress/4.html and read about Samuele Bacchiocchi, Ph. D., Andrews University, Chapter 5 on "A LOOK AT THE WEDDING RING" of his book titled 'CHRISTIAN DRESS AND ADORNMENT'.
Here is a few excerpts from the book.

"Rings in the Bible. The Bible gives no indication that finger rings were used as betrothal or nuptial rings. The signet ring is the earliest type of ring mentioned in the Bible."

"How early the Christians adopted the Roman custom of the betrothal ring is unknown. There is no mention of betrothal rings in the New Testament, apparently because their use had not yet begun."

"The reason Christians did not oppose the adoption of the betrothal ring is because they perceived it to be not an ornament but a symbol of marital commitment. They did not anticipate that the betrothal ring would eventually tempt Christians to follow the example of the pagans in wearing all sorts of ornamental rings."

"However, the first explicit description of the ring’s usage seems to come from Isidore of Seville, who became archbishop of that city in 595. He wrote: "The ring is given by the espouser to the espoused either for a sign of mutual fidelity or still more to join their hearts by this pledge; and therefore the ring is placed on the fourth finger because a certain vein, it is said, flows thence to the heart."

"The belief that the fourth finger (counting from the thumb), has a vena amoris–a love vein running directly to the heart–is obviously pure superstition. The annular (ring) finger shares the same "route" to the heart as the other fingers. In spite of its superstitious origin, the custom of wearing the wedding ring on the fourth finger of the left hand has prevailed in most Christian countries to this day."

A Few Bible Wedding/Marriages Examples Without The Use Or Mentioned Of A Ring, Left Alone A Wedding Ring.
1. Our Lord Jesus Christ attended a wedding in Cana but no rings were mentioned John 2:1-11.
2. Joseph married Mary but no rings were mentioned Matthew 1:18-25.
3. Marriage was the first institution after the creation of man by God but no rings were mentioned Genesis 2:18-25.
4. Abraham married but no rings were mentioned Genesis 12:5.
5. Isaac married but no rings were mentioned Genesis 24:29-67.
6. Jacob married his two wives but no rings were mentioned Genesis 29:15-30.
7. The going to heaven of the Saints is likened to a Marriage Supper but no rings is mentioned Revelation 19:5-9.
8. The marriage preparation of the 10 virgins Jesus taught in Matthew 25:1-13 was based on a wedding ceremony but no rings were mentioned.
9. The king that conducted a wedding for his son in Matthew 22:1-14 was successfully done but no rings were mentioned.

Now Questions For Our Pastors And Wedding Ring Supporters/Promoters:
Can you friends please help me ASK OUR PASTORS:-
1. Does rings make/keep/sustain marriage?
2. If it does -
a. How do you know the fourth (4th) finger was meant for wearing wedding ring which actually is a superstitious believes?
b. How many ring(s) is involved?
c. What about engagement ring?
d. Why are there still broken homes today?
e. Why are there still unfaithfulness among married couples?
3. Pastor, why are you wearing rings on your both hands? Are they also wedding rings?
4. Pastor, where did you find the doctrine of wedding rings in the whole bible?
5. Pastor, will a person be considered wedded/married without wearing any form of ring?
6. Pastor, are you sure you are obeying Jesus teachings?

PONDER OVER THIS QUESTION NOW
God forbids! Should you finds YOURSELF IN HELL FIRE AT YOUR DEATH right now, for wearing and using an 'ordinary 1 dollar ring' you called a WEDDING RING, what will you do?

Every one of us should remember here and now that, adding to and subtracting from the WORD OF GOD carries DARE CONSEQUENCES Revelation 22:18-19.
God bless you all.

Lugard Osakpamwan Ekhator
lugardosas@gmail.com