Acts 15:29, “You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things.
Currently, there aren’t many of these rituals going on within different religions, but the point of the scripture is to leave offerings for other god’s alone. This could be anything including hair shaved from the scalps of Hindu Indians who have offered it to their gods.
Joshua 6:18, “But keep away from the devoted things, so that you will not bring about your own destruction by taking any of them. Otherwise you will make the camp of Israel liable to destruction and bring trouble on it.”
This scripture to the Israelites is saying the same thing but goes further and says that it will bring about destruction in receiving such things. Everyday on this earth we’re in spiritual warfare. Things have spiritual ties, and who knows what was prayed over things or cursed that you walk around with unknowingly and uncovered. Because we can’t see it happening, doesn’t mean that is not real. Better yet,, we see demonic spirits manifested all the time but the world will have you walk in ignorance and call it something else.
Exodus 34:14-15, 14“Do not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.”
15 “Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land; for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices.”
I would like to pay special attention to verse 15 where it tells us to not be in alliance with the things of the world. As a Christian, we are not to welcome these things, adopt them for ourselves, or cosign them. We were called to stand out and to live in the world but not of the world.
On the other side of all this, in 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, meat that was sacrified to pagan gods was okay to eat if you were strong in your christain faith and did not belive or practice such things. Meat that was sacrificed (but not burned) was served at wicked pagan feasts and the leftovers were taken to market. After converting, some Christians chose not to eat the meat because it reminded them of their past pagan lives . But it was not frowned upon to comsume it if you were mature in your faith. Meaning, as a follower of Christ you knew there was only one God. Even still, consuming the meat could potentially cause a brethren of weaker faith to stumble and sin against Christ. Knowing this, how do you think this applies to the hair that is sacrfificed in the temples? Personally, I am chossing not to purchase sacrified hair.
Next time you’re looking into purchasing hair, make sure you know where it has come from. Sometimes you have to dig because manufacturers will lie about the origin. There are also other alternatives. There’s always synthetic options and most human hair you buy in the hair store for low prices is hair that has been taken from combs (called dead hair) and sold.
Remember it’s your choice, but it never hurts to do your research.