Bible Verses Christians Tend to Ignore (New Testament)
Don’t Get Married: 1st Corinthians 7:27 NASB
Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be released. Are you released from a wife? Do not seek a wife.
Prayer (not doctors) if You’re Sick: James 5:14 NASB
Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up.
Women Should Shut Up in Church: 1st Corinthians 14:34 NASB
The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak.
The Wealthy Will Be Condemned by God: James 5:1-5 NASB
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted… Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will… consume your flesh like fire. You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.
Women: Don’t Dress Up, Fix Your Hair, or Wear Jewelry: 1st Peter 3:3 The Good News Translation
You should not use outward aids to make yourselves beautiful, such as the way you fix your hair, or the jewelry you put on, or the dresses you wear.
Return Runaway Slaves to Their Owners: Philemon 1:12 The Message
I’m sending (the slave Onesimus) back to you… I wanted in the worst way to keep him here… But I didn’t want to do anything behind your back… Maybe it’s all for the best that you lost him for a while. You’re getting him back now for good—and no mere slave this time, but a true Christian brother!
Gouge Out Your Eyeball: Matthew 5:29 New Living Translation
So if your eye—even your good eye—causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away.
Cut Off Your Own Hand: Matthew 5:30 New Living Translation
And if your hand—even your stronger hand—causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away.
Never Swear an Oath: Matthew 5:34 God’s Word Translation
Don’t swear an oath at all. (puts a new slant on the Pledge of Allegiance)
Don’t Defend Yourself if Attacked: Matthew 5:39 Amplified Version
But I say to you, Do not resist the evil man [who injures you]; but if anyone strikes you on the right jaw or cheek, turn to him the other one too.
Give Anything You Have to Anyone Who Asks: Matthew 5:42 Common English Bible
Give to those who ask, and don’t refuse those who wish to borrow from you.
Do NOT Pray in Public: (Matthew 6:6) Common English Bible
When you pray, go to your room, shut the door, and pray to your Father… in that secret place.
Don’t Save Your Money: (Matthew 6:19) New Living Translation
Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal.
Don’t Plan for The Future: Matthew 6:34 NASB
So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself.
Do Not Marry a Divorced Woman: Matthew 5:32 NASB
Whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
Don’t Wear Nice Clothes: Matthew 6:28-29 NASB
And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you?
Hate Your Family: Luke 14:26 NASB
If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters… he cannot be My disciple.
Give Away EVERYTHING You Own: Luke 14:33 NASB
So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.