The Bible is a holy book that guides millions of people worldwide in their daily lives. However, did you know that there are some ridiculous things that are forbidden by the Bible, which you probably do every day? From wearing mixed fabrics to eating certain foods, the Bible’s rules can seem arbitrary and outdated to modern readers.
Let’s explore some of these “forbidden” activities and see if you’re all sinful. Buckle up, and get ready to uncover some surprising revelations about the Bible’s strange prohibitions.
1.Wearing clothing made of mixed fabrics. According to Leviticus 19:19, people were forbidden to wear clothing made of two different materials, which in today’s world would be pretty much impossible if you want to have a fashion sense.
2.Eating pork or shellfish. Leviticus (11:7-12) strikes again, listing various animals that were considered unclean and therefore prohibited from being eaten, including pigs and shellfish.
3.Shaving beards. Can you take a wild guess who said no to men shaving the edges of their beards? Leviticus 19:27. Just so you know, you’ll see his name pop up a lot here.
4.Tattoos or body piercings. Who would have thought that the same guy who was against trimming beards would also dislike tattoos and piercings, among many other things? It’s crazy how much clout Leviticus (19:28) had back in the day that people actually listened to him.
5.Charging interest on loans. The Bible forbids charging interest on loans to fellow Israelites, as noted in Deuteronomy 23:19-20. For everybody else, however, it’s all good.
6.Women speaking in the church. In 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, women are instructed to remain silent in church and are not allowed to speak. Ladies, you need to speak up!
7.Divorce. While divorce is now widely accepted, it was frowned upon in biblical times and seen as a sin, as stated in Mark 10:9-12.
8.Banning women from the church after they gave birth. According to Leviticus 12:2, a woman that gave birth was not allowed to visit the church for a whole week.
9.No Tarot readings. Leviticus 19:31 forbids people to turn to mediums or spiritists.
10.No jewelry. According to Timothy 2:9, women had to wear proper clothing and look modest. Braiding hair, adorning gold or pearls, or other flashy jewelry were strictly forbidden.
11.Working on Saturday. Exodus 20:8-10 commands people to keep the Sabbath day holy and refrain from any work.
12.Leave the fallen grapes for the bums. Leviticus 19:10 says not to pick up the grapes from the ground and instead leave them for the poor and the foreigner. This guy, wow.
13.Drinking too much wine. While drinking alcohol is not forbidden, Proverbs 23:20-21 cautions against getting sloshed.
14.No honey. According to Leviticus 2:11, the Lord hates honey and yeast in his offerings. Surely, that’s got nothing to do with the guy’s allergies.
15.Eating meat with blood. In Leviticus 17:10-14, it is forbidden to consume meat that still has blood in it. So all you rare steak aficionados are sinful as heck.