Is Hair Removal a Sin

The Bible was written a very long time ago and so these days because of the ways in which society, technology and cultural norms have changed so radically over the centuries, we now have to interpret what we read and apply it to our modern lives, rather than take every word literally.

So does the Bible say anything about hair removal, particularly for women? Not directly no. You won’t find the answer in there because in those times it simply was not done. But now, in the western world in particular, it is convention for women to remove hair from their legs, underarms and even the bikini areas.

But is this behaviour acceptable for a Christian?

Well to answer that question perhaps you need to go back to the intention of the act. There is a passage in Leviticus 14:8-9 that deals with Leprosy which was a terrible skin condition which was unfortunately very common in those days.

The passage says that “He who is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he may be clean.” So obviously in this case we are talking about cleanliness and sanitation.

One could argue that hair removal from an area such as the underarms could be considered one of cleanliness because excess hair in this region can lead to perspiration which can in turn carry an unpleasant odour and be unsightly. This is generally frowned upon in a modern workplace.

Also consider something such as surgery which did not exist when the Bible was written. If you have any kind of surgical procedure performed in a place on the body which has hair it will be shaved first. A very common example is the Cesarean Section allowing women to give birth surgically. This is most definitely a health issue and I doubt think God would disapprove under these circumstances.

But I think in many cases, hair removal is not really performed for sanity reasons but instead for vanity. Especially when you consider the number of options available now. For the bikini area alone there are several different styles in which you can have the hair shaved into and this is of course purely cosmetic.

Some may say that indulging in such acts purely for a cosmetic purpose is sinful but then where do you draw the line? Is it sinful to style one’s (head) hair in a pleasing fashion or to purchase clothes that are smart fitting?

Again, I think we have to come back to intention. If the intention of a hair cut or some clothing is to be smart and professional in order to fulfil one’s role within a job, I would think that is perfectly acceptable. But again, if these things are pursued purely out of vanity that would be un-Christian-like.

Only you can know your own motivations.

Traditional and Christian-Friendly Wedding Venues of Birmingham, Michigan

In the state of Michigan, Christian traditions are deep ingrained. There is a lot that goes into making the big an excellent day for you, and if a traditionally Christian ceremony is important to you and your intended, you can be sure to achieve just that while living in this state. In this article, we will list a few Birmingham, Michigan wedding venues that cater to those who wish for a Christian wedding, as well as a traditional one.

The first venue we will cover is the Silver Garden Events Center. This small venue is located right outside of Detroit, and has a wonderful modern feel. The Mystic Ballroom is the largest room at Shiners Silver Garden, and it has amazing sound and a professional lighting setup. The second in terms of sizing is The Grande Ballroom, which has an 18×32 foot dance floor. It can house 280 guests for dinner. A bar is also placed for you and your wedding attendees across from the lobby. The gazebo and garden is a beautiful place as well for a traditional and Christian wedding. Weather depending, you can have the tasteful and lovely outdoor wedding you have always dreamed of.

The Townsend Hotel banquet hall is also a fantastic place to host Christian nuptials. For feeding your guests during the reception, you can count on the extraordinary catering team that is available at this venue. Each culinary creation served is elaborate, as well as personal to you and your intended.

Farian’s Banquet Center is another full service facility for your consideration. The walls are made up of huge mirrors, created with an amazing design inside and out. On the outside of the building, a white wooden fence and abundant flowers provide ambiance you can use for photographs if you wish. This venue can accommodate anywhere from fifty to two hundred guests for each wedding celebration. A variety of packages are also available to meet the needs of your traditionally Christian wedding. The buffet package is a great one, including salads, entrees, and many more fantastic dishes. Advantages to booking at this location for your union include handicap accessible grounds, wireless internet, and a planning service.

5 Affiliate marketing Programs for Churches

 

Christian Affiliate Programs

Affiliate marketing has come a long way since its mid-90s’s beginnings. Back then there was only a handful of options for making money online; the best you could hope for is doing same magic in selling CD’s. But now, a full-fledged industry in its own right, affiliating encompasses just about anything with at least a fraction of sale-value, anything that has a $ mark attached to it.

Using affiliate marketing might be a little out of the box when it comes to raising funds for a church. We asked Anne Fognano a little more about how to get started, you can learn a little more about her on her Affiliate Marketing Company. “Here are five affiliate programs that would be a good fit for church groups looking to use affiliate marketing as a way to raise funds. I think that promoting any of the programs listed below would be a great way for a youth group to raise funds for a variety of projects”.

  1. FaithBoxWe all like surprises, do we not? Couple that thrill of discovery with a religious devotion of your Christian audience, and you’ve got yourself a winning combination. FaithBox is a monthly subscription service created for Christians do-gooders. It is also, as the name suggests, a box, sent monthly to the company’s subscribers. And what’s in the box? Faith-related stuff, from devotionals to best-selling inspirational novels and eco-friendly toothbrushes.
  1. ShopCatholicCoin indeed has two sides with this particular Christian gift shop. On the plus side, the store is huge, selling almost anything even remotely connected to Catholicism (we’re talking Bibles, Crucifixes, Rosaries, Memorials and the like). But flip the coin and you’ll find the commission to be only 1%. But the store rarely sells one instance of a product; customers often go for the bulk buy, always a good thing for a striving affiliate.
  1. Bibles.comThey may have Bibles on sale, our previous shop, but not like these. American Bible society is behind Bibles.com, the queen shop in the realm of Scriptures. The Bible, La Biblia Sagrada, Le Bible, the holy book is available in many different languages, and can also be custom-made.
  1. Family Christian StoresAnything that an American family of faith should need can be found here: Bibles, books, apparel, Christmas presents, or items for the young ones. The wide selection of products and a good reputation are the store’s strongest suits, with the commission of up to 7%.
  1. KerussoChange your shirt, change the world!’, the company’s logo would have it. Kerusso is primarily a Christian T-shirt resource, but the store also sells jewelry, toys, drinkware and other objects of faith. The best thing about it is the commission, it’s among the best in business, 20%-25%.

 

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