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The Best Things Banned in the Bible 

Alby Thompson
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Updated March 20, 2020 24k votes 2.4k voters 462.2k views 26 items

List Rules Vote 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
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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Pornography  is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
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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Bacon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible

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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Swearing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
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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Cheeseburger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
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Mini Skirts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
Mini Skirts

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

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Lobster, Shrimp, Crab, &... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
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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Remarrying After Divorce... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
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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Lesbianism is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
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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Threesomes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
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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Tattoos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
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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Obesity is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible

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

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Getting Even is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
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 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
Gay Relationships

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

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Women Speaking in Church... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
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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Gold Jewelry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
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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Divorce is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
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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Torn Jeans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
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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Binge Drinking is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
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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Football is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
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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Gossip is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
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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Designer Dog Breeds is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
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 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
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 & Fo... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Things Banned in the Bible
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.".