13 Things The Bible Forbids (That You’re Probably Guilty Of Doing)

13 Things The Bible Forbids (That You’re Probably Guilty Of Doing)

By HuffPost on March 21, 2014

Eating A Ham Sandwich


Lunch time?

Leviticus 11:7-8 reads:

And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.

Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.



Thinking of getting the Superman insignia on your bicep?Leviticus 19:28 states:

Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.

Rounded Haircuts


Off to the barber?Leviticus 19:27 states:

Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

Men With Injured Or Cut Off Private Parts Entering Houses Of God


It’s bad enough if you’re a man who has had his private parts injured — or heaven forbid cut off — but to add insult to injury, Deuteronomy 23:1 states:

He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.

Consulting Psychics


Have you ever had your palm read? Or maybe you’ve consulted your horoscope for a little guidance?

Leviticus 19:31 reads:

Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.

Wives Helping Out Their Husbands In A Fight


Gentlemen — if you ever get in a fight and you get the feeling your lady might jump in and lend you a hand by squeezing your opponent’s… ahem… “secrets,” you’d better stop her.

Deuteronomy 25:11-12 states:

When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets

Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her.

Children Cursing Their Parents


Kids these days — you never know what’s going to come out of their mouths!But hopefully your child doesn’t curse you because Exodus 21:17 states:

“And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.”



Heard some juicy news about Harold in the accounting department?

Can’t wait to tell your BFF that you just read that Snooki is pregnant?

Leviticus 19:16 states:

Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour; I am the LORD.

Getting Remarried After Getting Divorced


When it comes to the Bible, this is a big no-no (unless your spouse was cheating on you):Mark 10:11-12 states:

Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.

Working On The Sabbath

Workers in Cubicles Office The Trent

In our fast-paced society, does anyone really work Monday to Friday from 9-5?Exodus 31:14-15 states:

“Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

Eating Shrimp, Lobster, And Other Assorted Seafood


Craving a big bowl of popcorn shrimp?

Leviticus 10-11 states:

And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:

They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.

Women Speaking In Houses Of God


Headed to church, ladies?1 Corinthians 14:34-35 states:

Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.

And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

Losing Your Virginity Before You Get Married


Today it might be harder to find a bride who is a virgin rather than the other way around.But Deuteronomy 22:20-21 states:

But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel:

Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you

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  1. This is crap. All these laws where active when man had to pay the price for his own sins of which Jesus later did. You forget what God said in Gen 1 about every animal and how they are meat? As for the women on the alter, that was Paul putting other in the chorinthian church, same Paul that adviced that those who want to serve God should not marry even though God said “it is not good for man to be alone”…. Imagine we have to deduct the souls women have to Christ from the alter.

  2. Most of these things are no longer valid because Christ sacrificed Himself for us, nonetheless, you must not curse your parent, or marry after divorce except your partner died afterwards, if it was due to adultery as bible recorded, you will forgive him/her ‘cos Jesus is a forgiving Lord. You can eat whatever you want, only that if it’ll cause another person to backslide, you must not eat it. These are just some points, I can’t talk on everything here.

  3. what ever happened to GRACE… i rather will that we read the bible with the Holy Spirit as our pair of glasses or guide. Stand in the Liberty which only Christ Jesus had given us.

  4. Let’s not totally ignore the laws of the old testament. Jesus did not redeemed us so we could continue to live in sin. Most of the contemporary human laws and constitutions are derived from old testament. A true believer in Christ will strive to keep some old laws on Viginity, Honour for Parents, marriage, worship, associations, etc

  5. In the Book of Rev 22;19, that if any one take away or, add to these words in this Book, the question here is, which book? and again is the old Testament part of the Entire sixty-six book of the Bible?
    Therefore, I would like to comments in some as follows: Women as Leaders in the church; yes Deborah and likes were, but in this days Most women are oversteping their boundry. we have sort of names who do not regards their husband as Leaders even in their homes and yet Reverence sister, overseers etc. women preachers now a days do not cover their head even in public and a lot of them to mentioned a few. Gossiping; which is also associated with women is vogue, lossing virginity wawo! very difficult to get one out of ten marriages conducted, and more.
    However, the Jusus said, ” let allow the wheat and shaft to grow together in the havest time the master of the havest will separate them

  6. Paul had to labored strongly to convince d Jews that circumcision which d law stipulate is no more valid. Christ is our perfection. Any of d laws which the N T has not emphasis is not valid.

  7. We ar sayin laws in O T doesnt exist anylonger den God should av comanded d O T 2 wipe out.. Y acept 1 n leavn d other?

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