Here's all my unpopular posts: I already see the problem! It's not dress that is turning people away from God. It is the fact that you have a ministry and not God. You clearly admit that the ministry is yours. If you would give your ministry over to God, more people might get saved. Why would we look like the World, talk like the World, and act like the World to win more souls? We need more Godly standards! It's lying to a lost person to not dress Godly. You are telling them through your actions "it's okay to dress wrong because we do it too!" That lying. Your whole idea of not comparing scripture to scripture is unscriptural. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 2:13,"...comparing spiritual things with spiritual." The problem is that you don't want other verses so you can misconstrue the Bible into saying something it's not saying. Also, are we so shallow as to think that God only cares about our heart? Hopefully not! God cares about ALL of you including your heart! If God didn't care about dress than why is it all through out the Bible. In Isaiah 47:2 the Bible makes very clear that uncovered hair equals nakedness. The problem is people just don't want to change. They want to blend in with the World instead of being separate like the Bible commands us to be. Alright Bible Believers, Why is their foolish jesting here? The Bible teaches aganist this sin!!!!! A rebuke isn't foolish jesting! Your arguements will not merit anything before God's eyes! Hell is eternal. Hell is real. Hell has fire. Lazurus wanted WATER!!!! Why? Because he was in FIRE!!!!!! Hell is NOT, I repeat NOT just separation from God!!!!! Why is it that every issue that has to do with the outward appearance is put on lock? Why is it every conservative christian has their posts edited and deleted? Why is it that any idea contrary to modern baptistic views is not allowed, ex: the headcovering, foolish jesting, ect. Why is it my Pastor was kicked out for doing nothing? Why is it that baptist never want to change their ways? Why is it that we claim the Bible is the final authority but we twist, construe, and ignore it when it has to do with us? Why are the moderators bias? Could the Baptists be wrong? It's only the position of a pulpit! I think Baptists have the pulpit in the middle for very obvious reasons. Such as your voice carrys everywhere better! Slavery is a prophecy of Genesis 9:24-27. God instituted slavery. Slavery will happen whether man tries to stop it or not because it is in the Bible. How many women follow God's command in 1 Corinthians 11 and wear a head covering? Or do we take the modern Laodicea approach that it is hair and ignore two thousand years of people interpreting it as a veil? Good works has NO part of salvation. You do, though, have to come to God with a repentive heart. After salvation, good works is what shows the lost World that you are a Christian. The Bible says," By their fruits you should know them". Like James 2:17 says, If you do not have works your faith is dead. If you do not live a holy, godly, separated life, why did you get saved in the first place? That is not what the Bible says. In 1 Corinthians 11:16 the Bible says," But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God." But let's compare scripture to scripture! The Bible says that "where contention is there is every evil work". Titus 3:9 tells us to leave off contention. If there wasn't evil contention in the church in the first place than there would be no hair issue. All men would just obey the scripture and stop trying to justify their sin. Something that is missing in a lot of churches today is the understanding of the spirit of the law. The Bible commands men to have short hair. Well, how short? To be on the safe side as short as you can get it!!! That way your safe. That would be following the spirit of the law besides the letter of the law. Priests were Old Testament Jews. Christian men are clearly told to have short hair. That's just what the Bible says. On the contrary, nobody will get saved without outward standards. Why? Because they'll see hyprocrites who believe in modesty but won't practice it! God cares about standards. That's why their in the Bible! You shouldn't compromise Godly standards for lost souls.