Haircut

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Andy_S, Dec 13, 2010.

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Haircut?

  1. Not needed - it's an outdated and irrelevant value for today

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  2. Short hair on men is a biblical value, but not of great importance

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  3. Short hair on men is an unquestionable biblical value - you should get it cut

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  1. Andy_S

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    Hello all,

    I've felt convicted - and have discussed with my church leader - that long hair on men isn't a biblical value.

    Thinking about getting a haircut.

    What do you think?

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    I'm also applying for jobs at the moment - in law - so I'll need a professional appearance for that too.
     
  2. Servent

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    Sorry cant help bald as a babys behind
     
  3. targus

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    Not a biblical issue in my opinion - but important for the job search for sure.
     
  4. menageriekeeper

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    You'd do just as well to put on some business attire. You go to an interview in the clothes in your pic and they are likely to wonder if you are looking for sponsers for the next Boston marathon. :D

    When in Rome.....

    (which means, hairstyle should conform to the culture in which you live)
     
  5. jaigner

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    Nothing wrong with it.

    Yours isn't even long, although it might not suit your career.
     
  6. annsni

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    Honestly, your hair is not long culturally. I thought it was like below your shoulders. Additionally, there would be no mistaking you for a woman so I don't think that's an issue.

    I think if you have your hair styled neatly, you should do fine with it like that even in the law practice. Hey - I had a lawyer a bunch of years ago with a ponytail so you're WAY better off than he was. LOL
     
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    I don't think your hair is long. But for a professional career, it probably needs to be cut. Start making the big bucks and then you won't have to conform anymore. :laugh:
     
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    I do not miss the "whitewalls" and "bumper"- even though I do keep my hair rather finely shorn.
     
  9. Thousand Hills

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    Me too, wish I had this dilemma. :laugh: Seriously though, continue to pray about it and go with the way you feel the Lord is leading you.
     
  10. BobinKy

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    Andy...

    I think you have already been given some good advice.

    . . .

    I did not vote in the poll because I think there should be more answer options.

    And I do know hair issues--I came of age in the 1960s and I raised two sons. Luckily, they chose what we used to call the "burr" haircut. Mostly stubble on top of the head.

    My oldest son played high school basketball and wore the "bowl" look. Literally. He and other team mates had their own electric hair razors and would take turns placing a bowl on the crown of their head and shaving the rest.

    Hair, if you have it (or don't have it) has frequently been a flag of sorts we wave to prove this or that, to show membership or something like that. And it is not just with the guys. Did you ever hear of the phrase "bad hair day" or "do my roots show in the back?"

    Unfortunately, most people look at a person's hair and clothes and prejudge until they get to know the person (if they do get to know the person). Sometimes it is the hair, other times the eyes, clothes, weight, skin color, height, language, nails, shoes, car, person sitting next to you and other outward appearances. One of the unfair things in this world we live in until we go to be home with Jesus in the next.

    . . .

    Listen to the others. They have given you good advice.

    Whatever you decide, may God bless you.

    ...Bob
     
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  11. webdog

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    Samson would consider that a buzz cut...probably Jesus, too :)
     
  12. Alcott

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    To me, that's an interesting question after last Saturday night. Our church was having the final night of the "Christmas Journey," a 16-scene portrayal of the life of Christ viewed by driving through. I was with the special woman in my life, and after entering the entry gate a greeter in constume, who I did not know, walked by my car there where there was only torchlight, and said, "Good evening ladies." It's been about 5 months since I had a haircut, and it covers about 2/3 of my ears, and unlike when I was 15-20 and wore it longer, it curls and waves. I have been intending to get it cut for more than a month, but I obviously don't go out of my way at all to do that. Maybe this week...
     
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    Friend, there is not Biblical mandate about your hair length so I wouldn't worry about my witness. But, if it's going to cause a problem with getting a job then I'd shorten it. I'd rather have short hair and eat than have long hair hair and starve.

    Personally, I wouldn't want to go to church with folks who judged me because of my hair cut. I wear mine very short but I should have the freedom to wear it long if I so choose. The problem would arise if I were trying to look like a woman (fat chance) by wearing my hair long. Men are not supposed to dress to look like a woman.

    I know some Christian men right now who have long hair, wear it in a pony tail sometimes, and I dare you to tell any of them that they look like a woman. First, it might be dangerous to your health (they are former hell's angel type bikers and might have a relapse). Secondly, you would be lying because they would be the ugliest looking women that I've ever seen.
     
  14. Jerome

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    When Rosie O'Donnell had the OP hairdo, people were saying how masculine it was.
     
  15. Winman

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    Your hair is not that long, although it does need combing. :tongue3:

    I also grew up in the 60's and had very long hair during my teens into my early twenties. My hair was MUCH longer than yours. I was saved when I was around 11 years old, but I didn't come from a religious family and none of my friends were Christians, so I kinda went along with the trend of the day.

    Later I got married and started a family and started attending church again. I did see scriptures that to me said long hair was wrong for a man.

    1 Cor 11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?

    In my early twenties my hair was a little longer than the photograph you showed, down to my collar. No one at church ever said anything to me, but 1 Corinthians 11:14 did bother me. So, I cut it short and it has been short ever since. For me it was a good thing, I felt better about myself, and once I got used to the look actually preferred short hair.

    So, if it bothers you like it bothered me, you will probably be happier if you cut it. But I don't judge young people, we have several young people in our church who's hair is a little long, but they are good kids that love the Lord.
     
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  16. pinoybaptist

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    I'll grow hair to that !!:thumbsup:
     
  17. Old Union Brother

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    As always Bob, Very good advice.
     
  18. Andy_S

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    Thank you all.

    I just think there are one or two scriptures that are clear, and quite forceful, on the issue.
     
  19. Luke2427

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    I think you're probably right, Andy, and I am miles away from being a legalist.

    I don't think it is a sin for a man to have long hair but I think distinction between the sexes is taught and ought to be embraced.

    None of us would argue that men wearing dresses is a good practice in this culture. It seems we ought to be consistent when it comes to hair.
     
  20. webdog

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    Which ones?
     

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