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The Best Things Banned in the Bible

Updated March 20, 2020 17.4k votes 2.5k voters 465.6k views26 items

List RulesVote up your favorite things that the Bible explicitly forbids. And remember Luke 6:37, Matthew 7:1, and John 8:7.

The Bible is a popular book with a lot of words in it. Many of those words are about things good people are not supposed to do, eat, wear, say, etc., if they don't want to spend eternity in Hell. But let's be serious: A lot of the things the Bible forbids are some of the things we want to do the most. Maybe the writers knew that? And maybe that's exactly why they're in there?

Vote up your favorite sins that are forbidden and prohibited by the Bible.

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    Premarital Sex

    1 Corinthians 7:1-5 - "Now for the matters you wrote about: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” 2 But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband. 3 The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. 4 The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife. 5 Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control."

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    Masturbation

    1 Corinthians 6:18 - "Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body."

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    Swearing

    Ephesians 5:4 - "Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving."

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    Leviticus 11:7 - "The pig, though it has a split hoof completely divided, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you.

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    Pornography 

    Matthew 5:28 - "But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart."

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    Exodus 23:19 - "Do not cook a young goat in its mother's milk."

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    Mini Skirts

    1 Timothy 2:9 - "I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety."

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    Remarrying After Divorce

    Matthew 5:32 - "But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery."

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    Lobster, Shrimp, Crab, & Crawfish

    Leviticus 11:10 - "But all creatures in the seas or streams that do not have fins and scales — whether among all the swarming things or among all the other living creatures in the water — you are to regard as unclean."

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    Lesbianism

    Romans 1:26 - "For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature."

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    Tattoos

    Leviticus 19:28 - "You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks upon you."

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    Threesomes

    Galatians 5:21 - "...and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God."

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    Proverbs 23:2 - "and put a knife to your throat if you possess a great appetite."

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    Getting Even

    1 Thessalonians 5:15 - "See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone."

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    Gay Relationships

    Leviticus 18:22 - "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination."

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    Gold Jewelry

    1 Timothy 2:9 - " I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes"

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    Women Speaking in Church

    1 Corinthians 14:34 - "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."

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    Divorce

    1 Corinthians 7:10-11 - "To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife."

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    Binge Drinking

    Proverbs 23:20-21 - "Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags."

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    Torn Jeans

    Leviticus 10:6 - "do not tear your clothes, or you will die and the Lord will be angry with the whole community."

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    Gossip

    Psalm 101:5 - "Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer."

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    Football

    Leviticus 11:7-8 - "And the pig, because it parts the hoof and is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. You shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you."

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    Designer Dog Breeds

    Leviticus 19:19 - "You are to keep my statutes. You shall not crossbreed two different kinds of livestock."

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    Poly Blends

    Leviticus 19:19 - "You are to keep my statutes...you shall not wear clothing made of two kinds of material."

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    Seeing Psychics & Fortune Tellers

    Leviticus 19:31 - “‘Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.".