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Headcoverings for Women

Discussion in 'Fundamental Baptist Forum' started by mercy4all, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. gb93433

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    Does she do the same thing in public?
     
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    I think his first name is Heebie. :laugh:
     
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    Heebie Jeebee? :laugh::laugh:
     
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    A couple nights ago it was minus 35 with a windchill of minus 50!
    Yep, she wore a headcovering--a very warm one.
     
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    Now THAT I can undestand. :laugh:

    ...and I would be would be wearing one, too! :thumbs:
     
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    My Southern Belles Grandmother and Mother wouldn't be seen in church
    without a hat on. They would've been the only ones.

    I had Easter bonnets when I was a child. I have photos to prove it.

    Nowadays.....
    I wear visors to the drag races -ball caps too. I even have a big brimmed
    straw hat to help keep the sun off of my shoulders.

    I wear warm winter caps here in Colorado when the wind is howling and
    the snow is flying.

    Oh, and I went to church bald for a while....chemo does that to you. I
    wore do-rags to church sometimes.

    But I don't wear a hat to church. I don't shun anyone woman who does.
    It's her choice.
     
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    Read the scriptures and prayerfully pose your question to God and ask Him to show you what pleases and honors Him. Then, if necessary read the scriptures again and pray. Follow what He leads you to do.

    Essentially it seems to me that some of these things are bound up in the customs of times and cultures. What does this mean? Does it mean that it isn't of importance today? By no means; There may be a value, either of dedication or setting yourself apart for service, or of distinctive difference which draws attention to a life dedicated to obediance to God; and it may increase your mindfulness of God's ever presence and your commitment to Him. On the other hand, it may make you feel so different and out of place among others, or that you draw too much attention that you feel uncomfortable... ill at ease with others or sense that instead of bringing glory to God, you've become the center of attention and a distraction. Either way, let God guide you in determining what you do and why you do it. Don't trust feelings: Feeling foolish but following God in obediance is okay. Living a life distinctively different from the world in grace and love and example before others may correctly adorn your change of dress in God honoring distinction. But the motive is to glorify him... not to get attention for yourself or to feed one's own pride.

    Times were where dresses seemed the only code for women to wear. Now women wear pants. I don't really know what they wore in Jesus day and suspect the clothing of men and women was probably very similar in simplicity.... like a robe, or poncho, or tunic, or drape.... but still was distinctive in the way it was bound or draped, showing either masculinity or feminity, and practical in its functional utility for the separate roles they observed in their work and in the home. In other cultures, the clothing for male and female seems to be distinctively different, yet men in one culture dress differently from those of another... and the same is true of women between different cultures. In some cultures, the festive wear of men with ruffles and lace and colors may rival that of the women on their dresses.
    I do remember the days of childhood when women wore hats and gloves to church.... and the big hats were always a distraction.... and some of the ornamentation could entertain and distract a person throughout the whole service. Appealing to me was the more modest veil, cap, or scarf than the showcase of extravagance some displayed. In this case I think less hat and more attention would have pleased God more than all the bells and whistles......ummmm make that flowers and ribbons and lace, which adorned those wide brim crazy hats!

    Ask God the question and you'll get the right answer. Ask others opinions, and the thousands you may get might just confuse you more. This is not a matter of essential doctrine of the gospel so don't let this question tie you up in knots. Just be faithful and true to your desire to please and glorify God in all that you do... and if something is right... you'll know by His spirit, and if something is wrong, He will show you the way.
     
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    At one time only prostitutes wore makeup and some of the undergarments women wear today. So does that mean that women in church followed the prostitute by wearing some of the same things which they had not worn earlier?
     
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    I think you are mixed up. At one time their make-up and beauty was not only permitted but good to have. But the tide turned when the nation came under judgment:

    Isaiah 3:18-24 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon, The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers, The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings, The rings, and nose jewels, The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins, The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.

    And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.
     
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    Over the years, I've heard many say that wearing a head cover stopped.

    When did it stop?

    I can't find any time in history where it stopped. I grew up seeing it. I see it now, in my country...my town...my one church...around the world.

    So please inform me when it stopped because I missed that memo.
     
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    Here comes a monkey wrench.
    If a head covering for women is not required because that discussion was only contextual for the times-- and actually I Corinthians says that only about "praying or prophesying"-- then is removing a headcovering not required for a man?
     
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    The Settlement of Boston by the Puritan Pilgrims, p. 67:

     
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    But John Cotton wasn't a Godly man either was he?
     
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    I personally think we should wear headcovers: this is what the Bible directs us to do. This is the only piece of clothing specified in the Bible. It is not practiced in our church, but I think this is where the modern culture takes over the Biblical rules...
     
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    :eek:

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    Genesis 3:7
    [Adam and Eve] sewed fig tree leaves together, and made themselves breeches.
     
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    Headcoverings was Paul's application of the biblical truth of submission. It was the custom of the day. Nobody today would walk in a church and see a woman without a hat and think they she isn't submitting to her husband.
     
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    Custom??

    1 Corinthians 11:2-5 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.

    So, exactly when in history was this ordinance, so clearly stated in the Bible, rescinded?
     
  20. Ternera

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    I mean, specifically directed by the Bible, unlike, for example, jeans.
     
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