Is waist beads evil? Indeed, the issue of adornment, has always been full of contention especially here in Nigeria. More so, once this adornment pertains to ladies, this contention gets even hotter.
Is waist beads evil? Well, in the year 2019 I met a lady in Katsina State but she held from Southern Kaduna. On our process of discussion, I saw a waist beads tied around her waist.
Fact the fact that she is open to me, she decides to explain her reasons behind wearing a waist bead.
Although, that might not be the only reason, but she told me that she makes use of waist beads in order to monitor her weight.
Was she telling the truth or does she told me what I needed to hear? Was she wearing the waist beads in order not to get pregnant like some Nigerians believed? Was it a charm? Are the waist beads ladies wear diabolic?
Actually, the wearing of waist beads dates back to hundreds of centuries ago. However, with the coming of Christianity to Africa, a lot of simple and even “innocent African tradition” have been ruled out as sinful.
Is Waist Beads Evil? Let’s Consider Waist Beads And Christianity
Here are some myths and truths about waist beads and their wearers:
- All waist beads are diabolic
Myth: Some Christians, especially those from Africa, believe that anyone wearing a waist bead, cannot make heaven, be born again and most likely, has an evil or diabolic agenda.
Even more, some believers, think waist beads to be worn as a protective charm.
Truth: Waist beads, are a harmless fashion accessory. In as much as a wearer may be diabolic, that doesn’t necessarily mean that all wearers and waist beads are diabolic.
- Can Believer Wear Bead?
Before I say yes or no, does believer wear necklace? Does believer wear bangles? Does believer wear wrist watch? What is your answer? YES or NO?
Actually believer(s) can wear waist beads. This solely depends on your intentions. Do you wear it as a charm, for beauty or to monitor your weight? The choice is yours.
Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, hence our intent of wearing waist beads as Christians, is different from the others. That’s the verdict!!!
- It Is A Sin To Wear Waist Beads
Myth: Many Christians, believe waist beads are sinful and they anchor their beliefs on 1st Peter 3:3, where Apostle Peter talked about women’s beauty not showing outwardly.
“Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel.”
Interestingly they argue that waist beads are a show of ‘carnality.’
Truth: Waist beads are physical adornments and accessories. Just like the wristwatch is worn on the hand, the necklace on the neck, so also is the waist bead on the waist.
Sometimes, believers should be careful, not allow religion becloud their sense of reasoning and understanding especially here in Africa.
- All Waist Bead Wearers, Are Headed For Hell Fire
Myth: Since many Christians, label waist bead wearers as sinful, those that put on wrist watch and necklace (whether holy or not) should also be tagged sinful as well.
They just assume that those that wear waist beads are already hell-bound humans. But is that true?
Truth: (John3:16) Jesus died for both waist bead wearers and non-waist bead wearers, as well.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Hence, it would be so wrong to regard people as sinful or hell-bound, as a result of what they wear.
As a matter of fact, your clothing does not determine your Christianity.
In summary, in the book of Genesis 24vs30, the Bible records that Abraham’s servant, gave Rachel golden nose rings and bangles.
“And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister’s hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the; and behold, he stood by the camels at the well.”
It was normal tradition to wear nose rings and gold bangles and it was not a sin. African tradition, supports the wearing of waist beads.
As such, waist beads, can never be a sin.
In the book of Exodus 12:35-36, God instructed Moses to tell all the Egyptians to take articles of Gold, silver and clothing from the Egyptians.
“And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:
And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.”
Some of these articles, consisted of earnings, nose rings and other adornments. The God of Heaven wouldn’t have asked them to take it, if it was a sin.
Please drop your opinion and suggestions. May God bless and open our understanding in order to differentiate between good and evil.
This article was edited from OperaNews.Ng