Wedding Ring

     Sigmund Freud, the Austrian author of psychoanalysis, said, “Beauty and sexual attraction are two of the attributes men seek to attain by self-adornment.”

     “Incidentally, there is plenty of historic evidence of the pagan origin of the wearing of a wedding ring.  John Henry Newman (after he forsook Anglicanism to become, later) a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, wrote these words: ‘Constantine, in order to recommend the new religion to the heathen, transferred into it the outward adornments to which they had been accustomed in their own…. The use of temples, and these dedicated to particular saints,…. incense,….candles,….holy water,….processions,….the ring in marriage, turning to the east, images at a later date,…are all of pagan origin, and sanctified by their adoption into the church.’ An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine.  p. 373.”

     “Over and over again the Bible connects the wearing of colorful cosmetics and jewelry with sin, apostasy and heathenism.  When they turned away from the Lord, they put on ornaments, as Isaiah said, ‘declare their sin.’ There is no lack of text which spell out the truth clearly and without equivocation—the great God of heaven was displeased with these things, and used them to symbolize departure from His will.”

Joe Crews

     “Satan is the chief designer who has invented the ever changing fashions that are a snare to most, to both the Christian and the unbeliever.  The love of display and self-glorification develops and cultivates the attributes of the author of self-glorification, which are pride, envy, jealously, hatred, conceit, etc.  There is no such thing as Christian jewelry.  The wearing of gold and silver ornaments by men and women, was most strikingly condemned after the Israelites made the golden calf.

     “’Ye are a stiff-necked people: I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment, and consume thee: now therefore put off they ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee.  And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by the mount Horeb.’  Exodus 33:5,6”

William Josiah Sutton

     “In no instance do we find any biblical precedent for wearing a physical sign of marriage.  The history of the wedding ring is tainted with pagan sun-worship and papal superstition.”

Joe Crews

    ….‘It may be pointed out that wedding rings are a remnant of the magic rings.  They are worn on the ring finger, because in chiromancy that finger corresponds to the heart.  The husband will be master in the home, if, on placing it on his wife’s finger, he is careful to push it right down.’

     “According to A Pictorial History of magic and the supernatural, ‘Chiromancy is based on the Cabala….Also, chiromancy is another name for palmistry.  This is a form of divination.  For instance, the Dictionary of Mysticism states: ‘Chiromancy: The art of  divination from the shape of the hand and fingers and the lines and other markings which appear on them.’  The World Book Encyclopedia indicates under palmistry.  ‘It is sometimes called chiromancy.  It is a combination of astrology and hand-reading.

     “Of course, divination and astrology are strictly forbidden by the scriptures in Deuteronomy 18:10-12.  (2 Kings 17:17, Acts:16:16).

Dr. Cathy Burns

     “The minds of many have been so darkened and confused by worldly custom, worldly practices, and worldly influences that all power to discriminate between light and darkness, truth and error, seems destroyed.”

 Testimonies 5 p.62

Jewelry, The Spiritualism Connection—Gwen & Rick Shorter