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Is there a Christian dress code?

Submitted: 5/15/2013
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Question: What does the Bible teach about the wearing of earrings and the use of jewelry as a whole?

Answer: In Exodus 33:5-6, Moses commanded the Israelites: 'Now therefore, take off your ornaments, that I may know what to do to you.'' So the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments [jewelry] by Mount Horeb.'

In 1 Timothy 2:9 Paul wrote that 'the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing....'

In 1 Peter 3:3-4 the apostle wrote, 'Do not let your adornment be merely outward arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel rather let it be the hidden person of the heart....'

Revelation 17:4 describes the great harlot (perhaps representing a false church) as 'arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls....'

In contrast, Revelation 19:8 describes the bride of Christ as 'arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright....'