Is It Okay For A Woman To Have One Pierced Earring In Her Ear Lobe?
The first Christian ladies and girls who pierced their ears did not get that idea from the Bible — they got that idea from the women and girls of the world. I John 2:15 says, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
In the Bible, the only reference to piercing the ears was when a person gave himself or herself to be a life-long slave to a master. Deuteronomy 15:16,17 says, “And it shall be, if he say unto thee, I will not go away from thee; because he loveth thee and thine house, because he is well with thee; Then thou shalt take an awl, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maidservant thou shalt do likewise.” It is obvious that this was NOT A NORMAL PRACTICE amongst people (that of having pierced ears), BECAUSE IT WAS TO BE A NOTICEABLE SIGN THAT THAT PERSON WAS A LIFE-LONG SLAVE to someone. Our ladies and girls with their pierced ears are clear examples that Christians are but slaves to this world’s fashions. We are walking examples that we just cannot stand to be different from the world, but have to always follow their fashions and fads.
In regard to men and boys who are piercing their ears, they are examples of what men have been doing from the beginning — following women into sin. Genesis 3:6 says, “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, SHE TOOK OF THE FRUIT THEREOF, AND DID EAT, and GAVE ALSO UNTO HER HUSBAND WITH HER; AND HE DID EAT.” Adam knew better, but he followed his wife into sinning against God.
Even the sin of sodomy amongst men is also traced back to their following the women into sin. Ezekiel 16:49 says, “Behold, this was the INIQUITY OF THY SISTER SODOM, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was IN HER AND IN HER DAUGHTERS, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.” Surprisingly, the root sin of Sodom is traced to the women and girls — not to the men and boys. Is that a correct reading and interpretation? Yes, and Romans 1:26,27 gives the same order — women first into immoral, unnatural sin, and men following. “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for EVEN THEIR WOMEN DID CHANGE THE NATURAL USE INTO THAT WHICH IS AGAINST NATURE: And LIKE WISE ALSO THE MEN, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.”
Why are men and boys piercing their ears today? They are, once again, doing what they have always done — following the women and girls into sin. Where are some men who will stand up and do right, and lead their families to do right? Ezekiel 22:30 says, “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.”
Sin is never a private thing, but always affects others. Romans 14:7 says, “For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.” One person sinning, leads another person to sin. We have also seen women whose ears look like “pin cushions” they have so many pierced earrings in their ears. That is the problem with saying that “one set of pierced earrings is okay.” Those women who have several pierced earrings started out with just one. James 2:10 says, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and YET OFFEND IN ONE POINT, he is GUILTY OF ALL.” Sin always starts with the one thing, and then leads to other things. They first pierced their ear lobes once, and then added another hole, and then another, etc. And then that was not enough. Then they started piercing their eyebrows, their lips, their tongues, their cheeks, their navels, etc.
Some Christians have seen the truth, now, and say, “I am not going to let my daughters get their ears pierced, but my wife already has hers pierced, so there is nothing that she can do.” What they mean is that the wife is going to continue to wear her pierced jewelry. That is NOT REPENTANCE, that is HYPOCRISY. If it is wrong for the girls to wear pierced jewelry, then it is wrong for the mother to do it. True repentance would mean that the mother would TAKE OUT her pierced jewelry and never wear it again. Why do Christian women find that hard to do? Because of the holes that show — the piercing that is left behind. Yes, sin does leave its holes and scars behind, doesn’t it? Our sin left it’s scars behind where Jesus was pierced for our sin, too. John 20:24-28 says, “But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.”
It is possible to have surgery to close up the holes in the ear lobes. Even women of the world have to have such surgery, at times, because of the weight of the earrings in their ear lobes (and sometimes their constant playing with their earrings) causes the “piercing” to become a “long hole” that would eventually go right down through the bottom of their ear lobes. So they have the hole sewn up to make it smaller again. The same process can be used to close up the holes completely. Yes, sin always does have a cost involved with it, doesn’t it?
The world has only gotten more and more crazy with body piercings. Christians who try and justify their pierced ears should remember James 2:10, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and YET OFFEND IN ONE POINT, he is GUILTY OF ALL.”