What Is The Truth About MAKEUP?
Most women—even some little girls—wear it. Yet few know its history. Even fewer know what God’s Word says about it. Are cosmetics addressed in the Bible? Does it approve their use? Is makeup wrong—sin? What principles apply? Patiently read through to know this hidden truth.
The cosmetics industry makes billions of dollars annually.
Fashion and Hollywood have set the standards for “beauty,” and most people agree with their taste. Women of all ages wear make up! To most, it is important to be fashionable. But is this practice right—or wrong? Could it even be sin? Is painting your face “fashionable” to God?
Of course, some have no interest in what God says. The Bible has no meaning or value to them. They are not concerned with pleasing God. They are only interested in pleasing themselves or being accepted by people. Yet, others are concerned with what God says, but do not know His will.
The Bible is God’s Instruction Book to mankind. It reveals all the essential truths and principles necessary for salvation. However, most have rejected it as a Source of authority in their lives. They are content to believe traditions without actually taking the time to prove why they do what they do. Most are also content to coast through life believing and operating on assumptions.
Others simply practice what they do because of habit—and old habits die hard.
Yet we must ask: Is the use of makeup something that only religious extremists worry about? Are “fanatics” the only ones who would consider such a question? Or is it something you should be concerned about?
You need to know what the Bible clearly states about this subject. If makeup is important to God, it has to be mentioned in His Word—both specifically and in principle.
Wearing makeup is a worldwide custom—yet it is one that has become socially acceptable more recently than you may think.
Therefore, to even question the use of makeup may seem old-fashioned or out-dated to countless millions of women—and, of course, men—who have grown accustomed to and comfortable with its widespread use.
If you must wear makeup, then you must read the entire booklet (13 pages) @ http://rcg.org/books/tthbm.html
PDF file attached below.
HERE IS AN ABRIDGED VERSION.
The last two decades have see makeup progress from its early category of woman’s conceit to become an art and an integral part of feminine beauty and psychology. Chief credit for this about-face in the acceptance of widespread use of cosmetics should go to the motion picture industry, which set new standards of beauty and…brought new products and principles of application and use to the world’s women” (Encyclopaedia Americana, Vol. 18, 1956 Edit., p. 157).
At the turn of the twentieth century, makeup was viewed as something only proud, even arrogant women wore. With the invention of movies and television, Hollywood injected into the limelight the image of a movie starlet’s face covered with cosmetics. Once this image was accepted by the masses, cosmetics became commonplace.
The movie industry has been most responsible for associating makeup with exquisite beauty, by presenting Hollywood actresses as sex goddesses. It became natural that young girls and women would wish to be as attractive and desirable as world-famous screen idols.
Hundreds of millions of adoring fans want to look like their favourite movie stars. Even little girls can become obsessed with being pretty, when they should be enjoying childhood and playing with dolls and toys. They can easily become slaves to fashion trends that are inseparable from using makeup.
Vanity—the desire to look more beautiful—is what causes women to paint their faces, and is perhaps the most powerful of human drives.
Psalm 39:5-6 states, “…verily [truly] every man at his best state is altogether VANITY…Surely every man walks in a VAIN SHOW [an image].”
Vanity is a powerful force in all human beings, and it is far stronger than most understand.
The obsession with looking young, and turning back the clock, has now gone beyond outrageous.
Consider this: 1.6 million women, even some men, are now injecting tiny amounts of a deadly poison, Botox (from botulism), under the skin of the face to remove wrinkles. Within four days, the toxin in the treatment literally paralyzes the facial muscles and temporarily smoothes the skin. (The treatments only last for 90 days.) The goal is to “look the best you can for as long as you can” —for $150 to $1000 per treatment!
Botox is only the beginning of the threat from various harmful chemicals and toxins that are latent in cosmetics. This has long been understood!
Consider the meaning of the word mascara. If we just accept the word for what it is, then it becomes its own honest statement from the cosmetics industry.
It comes from the word mask, and the word masquerade also derives from it. In essence, to wear mascara is to wear a mask—and to masquerade as something that one is not—for the purpose of vanity and perceived beauty.
Plainly, the use of makeup started nationally in Egypt. The Bible uses Egypt as a type of the sins of this world, which Christians are commanded to come out of.
Even before its use in Egypt, the original painted harlot was Semiramis, the mother-wife of Nimrod, and the founder of the Babylonian Mystery Religion.
Semiramis is known as the mother of all harlots. She used makeup, as well as suggestive whorish clothing, for various religious and intimate rituals.
They adopted this dress into their culture from Semiramis, in an attempt to appear more like the many gods and goddesses they worshipped. History shows how women applied makeup to change their appearance and seduce men. Harlots and “matrons” (the female leaders of prostitution rings) were specifically recognized by their silk, jewels and cosmetics).
The first women to wear makeup were prostitutes! Changing one’s appearance by facial paint is a custom ancient PROSTITUTES have dictated to the modern age. Cosmetics were nothing more than a device used by harlots to, in effect, teach men to break the Seventh Commandment.
Do you also know that the kingdom of darkness possesses makeup kits with demons and they use it to initiate many people unknownly? Do you know that it is the marine kingdom that uses makeups when they are going for a mission?
In The book of Hosea 4:6, the bible said that "my people perish for lack of knowledge". Many people perish everyday for lack of knowledge of the word of God. We must understand that the ways of God are not the ways of man. Remember that "There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death" (Prov. 16:25).
But let’s not play games with, or try to reason around, what God DOES say. The apostle Paul wrote, “PROVE all things; hold fast that which is good” (1 Thes. 5:21). Let’s prove what the Bible said about makeups in the following passages;
1. Jeremiah 4:30, “…though you deck yourself with ornaments of gold, though you rented your face with painting, in vain shall you make yourself fair [beautiful]; your LOVERS will despise you, they will seek your life.”
2. Exodus 33:5-6 "5 For the LORD had said unto Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment, and consume thee: therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee. 6 And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by the mount Horeb. KJV"
3. Isaiah 3:16-22 "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." KJV.
4. 2 Kings 9:30 “And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she PAINTED HER FACE, and tired her head, and she looked out at a window”. Jezebel put on makeup to try to seduce Jehu and escape impending death.
5. REVELATION 17:4-5 "4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." KJV.
In fact, there are many bible verses; read: Ezek. 23:40, Gen. 35:4, Hos. 2:13, 1 Tim. 2:9, etc. And you may be suprise that this things are in the bible, and they are obnoxious to righteousness.
MESSAGE TO THE CHURCH.
Think carefully. Consider those who wore makeup: the false prophetess Jezebel, two whoring sisters, Aholah and Aholibah, and the adulteress Judah are the only Bible examples of women (real or by analogy) who wore makeup!
Now think of the most well-known, righteous women of the Bible. Name a single one (Old or New Testament) who wore makeup. There is no mention of Sarah, Rebecca, Ruth, Naomi, Mary (Christ’s mother), Deborah, Abigail, Esther or any other virtuous woman ever applying or wearing makeup. The fact that the only examples of those who wore makeup are adulteresses, harlots and false prophetesses serves as a great warning to anyone who cares about the Word of God and wishes to follow the Bible’s righteous examples instead of the wicked.
Don't forget that God has wonderfully and carefully made you.
(Ps. 139:14), He made man in His own image and likeness (Gen. 1:27) and God saw that everything He made was good.
Paul had to address this thinking in another context: “Who are you that replies against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why have you made me thus?” (Rom. 9:20). Is this something you want to ask God— either by word or action? Be careful that you are not guilty of questioning. God’s judgment in creating you exactly as He did.
Paul asks, “What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own?” (1 Cor. 6:19). 1 Peter 3:3 tell us of the vanity of outward beauty.
In 1 John 2:15-17 tells us not to love the things of the world.
While the book of 1 Thes. 5:22-23 says that we must keep our body and soul blameless.
Remember: “There is a way which seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov. 14:12; 16:25). This warning is for all who have “ears to hear” (Rev. 3:13).
Paul writes, “And be not conformed to this world: but be you TRANSFORMED by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Rom. 12:2).
In Rev. 21:8, "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." KJV. Don't be among the unbelieving and continue in abomination.
Repent now, Remove everything that the great accuser (the devil) will use to accuse you before your creator on your judgement day.
You must burn all your makeups and ask God to show you mercy. Then you must locate a bible believing church, which teaches this truth to be delivered from the demonic powers of those makeups.