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Yeah I read the article. There are a lot of cultures that associate a beard with certain sects. None in the US that I'm aware of. As beards are pretty well customary nowadays. I'm hoping that in the near future there will be more clarification on the issue. A friend of mine in Texas is a MS and wears a beard and ive seen a few in Florida as well. I think it's just something that will slowly catch on. But there will still be some who aren't a fan of the idea. But only jehovah knows what will happen. I prefer a beard myself. I be never enjoyed shaving. I had a full beard at 13. And have a 5 of clock shadow at noon haha. But to keep from stumbling others I still am clean shaven for meetings and service. 

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I think this is where the difficulties arise

Some say that beards are pretty well customary nowadays - while other would say that that is not the case. In some cultures beards are the norm, most people have them - i am thinking Asian lands and you are the exception if you do not have one.

Whilst in other parts of the world the opposite is true - most, the vast majority do not have them but the occasional person does and so the custom in those parts of the world is not to have a beard.

The fact that we might know the odd one or two that have beards goes to prove the point that they are the exception to the majority around them.

 

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18 hours ago, Damiensouthernohio said:

Anna that's awesome. The only problem is so many are not open to the idea so the first few of us that start to grow beards are looked at strangely. I don't wish to stumble any but at the same time not sure how a beard would cause that. Brother Lett in his morning worship talk even mentioned that growing a beard is our choice just like a sister wearing makeup. But if it will stumble others we should be careful to exercise that choice. I have a beard that is trimmed right now and oh boy not many like it. Lol

It will be looked at strangely at first, but people will get used to it. One has to also wonder what it is about a beard that is so stubbling, I mean stumbling? :D We know Jesus most likely had one. It's a kind of prejudice really. Also, anything that is new, people usually react in a defensive way, it's just imperfect human nature, since whether we are conscious of it or not, we are always judging and usually in a critical way. Mostly those who are stumbled by things like this are spiritually immature.The main thing I think that will be the deciding factor locally, is how a beard is perceived in the ministry. But I doubt any householder is going to think, "My, that person had a beard!!" Worldly people tend to be a lot more tolerant than we think. If they are accepting of homosexuals, surely they won't mind a little facial growth?

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9 hours ago, Eoin Joyce said:

Can't be new light can it?

Beards.jpg

Yeah, I noticed this brother in the Kingdom Book. And there was another one (in the WT) with the horse cart I think. One thing we can be sure of, Jehovah doesn't care whether a brother has a beard or not. As long as he is presentable and neat. It's a man made rule anyway, just like covering up body parts.

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For  Jehovah  ONLY  our  heart ❤  is  importend !!!!  Not  a  beard  or  the  clothes !!  NO.......  think  to  the  poor  widow....  The  honest  heart  inside our  body  is  importend  for  Jehovah, 

23 minutes ago, djsqueeze said:

Bros. n Sis. 

Please be careful responding to Eoin Joyce. Prior comments and posts appear to have apostate leanings.

Please,  be  careful  with  your  words.... comment !!

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1 hour ago, djsqueeze said:

Bros. n Sis. 

Please be careful responding to Eoin Joyce. Prior comments and posts appear to have apostate leanings.

Oh I see, so you are one of these vigilante brothers/sisters who thinks that no one else can see or understand anything as well as they can. Well you are actually completely wrong about Eoin. Please get your facts right before you judge someone adversely. I can private message you a list of who are the apostates or have apostate leanings on this forum, and Eoin Joyce isn't one of them.

Proverbs 13:18

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2 hours ago, djsqueeze said:

 

Bros. n Sis. 

Please be careful responding to Eoin Joyce. Prior comments and posts appear to have apostate leanings.

 

This posting could be taken as offensive and/or immature. I can see from your comments about beards that you are only just getting on your feet again so I'll stick with the latter and overlook it.

Proverbs 12:18 would be a useful addition to your "equipment", as would the prayer at Ps 17:5. :)

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7 hours ago, Anna said:

Oh I see, so you are one of these vigilante brothers/sisters who thinks that no one else can see or understand anything as well as they can. Well you are actually completely wrong about Eoin. Please get your facts right before you judge someone adversely. I can private message you a list of who are the apostates or have apostate leanings on this forum, and Eoin Joyce isn't one of them.

Proverbs 13:18

Ooops! I realized I'd inverted the scripture. (I have number dyslexia :D) it's Proverbs 18:13. Oh the imperfection. But the other scripture is good too :) 

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