Cosmetics or makeup
real problem with the use of cosmetics is that it represents pride
and rebellion against God and his creation.
Pro 6:16 These six things
doth the LORD hate: yea,
seven are an abomination unto him: Pro 6:17
A proud look, a
lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
(see more verses on pride under the
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest
apparel, with shamefacedness
and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly
But (which becometh
women professing godliness) with good works.
Greek word for modest is kosmious, which means orderly,
well-arranged, seemly, or modest. In other words, "modest" refers to
clothing that is neat and appropriate for the occasion. The Greek
word that is translated shamefacedness is aidos, which means having
a sense of shame, modesty, and reverence. The Greek word for
sobriety is sophrosuna. This is a person of sound mind, with
self-control, of good judgment, and moderate in all that he does.
church writings (less than two hundred years after Jesus was born)
condemn the use of face painting (see below).
women who wear gold imitate the Egyptians. They occupy themselves
with curling their locks. They are busy anointing their cheeks,
painting their eyes, dyeing their hair, and practicing the other
pernicious arts of luxury. The truth is that they deck the covering
of their flesh in order to attract their infatuated lovers”. Clement
of Alexandria (circa 195 AD), 2.272.
is born is the work of God. So whatever is plastered on, is the
devil's work.... How unworthy of the Christian name it is to wear a
fictitious face — you on whom simplicity in every form is enjoined!
You, to whom lying with the tongue is not lawful, are lying
in appearance”. Tertullian (circa 198 AD), 4.21.
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. 4:5
Let your moderation be
known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
have found the earliest evidence of cosmetics (makeup) being used in
Egypt dating back to the fourth millennium BC. They found ancient
artifacts of eye makeup and objects used for the application of
scented unguents. The people of Egypt were typically considered to
be wicked and ungodly in the Bible. Leaving Egypt is a symbol of
leaving a sinful life.
And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great
city, which spiritually is
called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
Exodus 5:2 And
Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel
go? I know not the LORD,
neither will I let
women of the bible wore makeup
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 looked out at a window.
For when they had slain their children to their idols, then
they came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it; and, lo,
thus have they done in the midst of mine house. 23:40
And furthermore, that ye have sent for men to come from far,
unto whom a messenger was sent; and, lo, they came: for whom thou
didst wash thyself, paintedst
thy eyes, and deckedst thyself with ornaments.
tells us that the use of cosmetics began in Egypt to look more like
the false gods and goddesses that they worshipped. In various
cultures it was typical for the harlots and prostitutes to use
cosmetics to draw attention from their potential clientele. Until
the 1940s, the use of makeup was considered sin by most Christian
the use of cosmetics, the problem with wearing Jewelry is that it
represents pride and rebellion against God and his creation.
Pro 8:13 The
fear of the LORD is to hate evil:
pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the froward
mouth, do I hate.
Mar 7:22 Thefts, covetousness,
lasciviousness, an evil
eye, blasphemy, pride,
foolishness: Mar 7:23
All these evil things
come from within, and defile the man.
also demonstrates a love for the world more than for God.
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any
man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world, the
lust of the flesh, and the
lust of the eyes, and the
pride of life, is not of
the Father, but is of the world.
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth
the will of God abideth forever.
it is easy for the modern church to justify themselves in wearing
jewelry and makeup as their use demonstrates no conviction for
wearing them. Proverbs 21 explains that “every way of a man is right
in his own eyes, but the Lord pondereth (weights or judges) the
hearts”. You can justify it as right in your mind now, but can you
do so in judgment before the throne of God?
people even use the union of marriage as a justification for wearing
wedding rings. Do you actually need a ring to let others know that
you are happily married and not looking for a new partner? If that
is all that stands between you and adultery, that ring can slip off
very easily when you justify it.
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth
the hearts. Pro 21:3
To do justice and
judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. Pro
A high look, and a proud
heart, and the plowing of the wicked,
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;
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest
apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety;
not with braided hair, or
pearls, or costly array.
But (which becometh women
professing godliness) with good works.
And they gave unto Jacob all the
strange gods which were
in their hand, and all their
earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the
oak which was by Shechem.
Exo 33:4 And when the people
heard these evil tidings, they mourned: and no man did put on him
his ornaments. 33:5
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.
the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by the
Isa 3:16 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:
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.
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,
chains, and the
bracelets, and the
The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the
headbands, and the tablets, and the
The rings, and
The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the
wimples, and the crisping
Cauls - a jeweled netting for the hair.
Round Tires - round
pendent for the neck (moon shaped) .
- An ornament worn by women. Wimples
- a woman's garment or shawl.
Body Piercing and tattoos
Ye shall not make any
cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor
print any marks upon you:
I am the LORD.
1Co 6:19 What? know ye not that
your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye
have of God, and ye are not your own?
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