The Bible is a holy book that guides millions of people around the world in their daily lives. However, did you know that there are some ridiculous things that are forbidden by the Bible? From wearing mixed clothing to eating certain foods, the Bible’s rules may seem arbitrary and outdated to modern readers.
Let’s examine some of these “forbidden” activities and see if you all sin. Get ready to uncover some surprising revelations about the Bible’s strange taboos.
1. Wearing clothes made of mixed fabrics. According to Leviticus 19:19, people are forbidden to wear clothes made of two different materials, which is quite impossible if you want to have a sense of fashion in today’s world.
2. Eating pork or shellfish. Leviticus (11:7-12) strikes again, listing various animals considered unclean and therefore forbidden to be eaten, including pigs and shellfish.
3. Shave the beard. Can you guess who said no to men shaving the edges of their beards? Leviticus 19:27. You know, you’ll see his name pop up a lot here.
4. Tattooing or body piercing. Who would have thought that the same guy who resists cutting his beard would dislike many things like tattoos and piercings? It’s crazy how much influence Leviticus (19:28) had on the day people actually listened to him.
5.Charging interest on loans. As mentioned in Deuteronomy 23:19-20, the Bible forbids charging interest on loans to fellow Israelites. However, it is good for everyone else.
6. Women speaking in church. In 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, women are instructed to be silent in church and are not allowed to speak. Ladies, you need to speak up!
7. Divorce. Although divorce is widely accepted now, it was frowned upon in biblical times and viewed as a sin as stated in Mark 10:9-12.
8. Prohibiting women from coming to church after childbirth. According to Leviticus 12:2, a woman who has given birth is not allowed to go to church for a whole week.
9. No tarot readings. Leviticus 19:31 forbids people from turning to mediums or mystics.
10. No jewelry. According to Timothy 2:9, women are to dress modestly and modestly. Plaiting of hair, adornment of gold or pearls or other bright jewelery is strictly forbidden.
11. Work on Saturday. Exodus 20:8-10 commands the people to keep the Sabbath day holy and abstain from any work.
12. Leave the fallen grapes to the pumps. Leviticus 19:10 says not to pluck the grapes from the ground, but to give them to the poor and the stranger. This guy, wow.
13. Excessive alcohol consumption. Although drinking alcohol is not forbidden, Revelation 23:20-21 warns against indolence.
14. No honey. According to Leviticus 2:11, the Lord hates honey and leaven in His offerings. Of course, it had nothing to do with the boy’s allergies.
15. Eating meat with blood. In Leviticus 17:10-14, eating meat with blood is forbidden. So all you rare carnivores are sinful as hell.