Question:"Should Christian women wear pants?"... and other like questions

 

Answer:

The issue is that a woman should wear modest clothing, and not to make another person stumble by her choices. Such choices would include sheer/revealing, tight, push up/out, peek-a-boo or other "look at what I've got" type clothing. Whether or not that includes a dress or a pair of slacks, it is a woman's own conscience before the LORD that should be the judge of her choice. Letting a church demon-omination tell you what to wear, where to eat, what to eat, what to think is just plain cultish. Go to God and ask.

The Apostle Paul writes, "All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any" (1 Corinthians 6:12, KJV). Born again women are free in Christ to wear whatever modest apparel they choose and the only judgment that they should be under is that of God himself. "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." (Phi 2:12 KJV). Adam and Eve were before the Lord... naked. We are before the Lord naked every day, (showers dressing going to the bathroom etc) It is lawful for us to be so... but SHOULD we be around others naked? Women (or men) should take care that they are not dressing or choosing an outfit, just to be noticed in some way by others.

There is no Biblical LAW saying what a woman should wear or not wear. Rather, a woman is to be arrayed in "modest apparel." The Apostle Paul addresses the modesty of a woman in his first letter to Timothy. "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works" (1st Timothy 2:9-10, KJV). The Greek word translated "modest" is the Greek word "kosmios" and this word is translated twice in the New Testament. It is seen once as "modest" in this passage and is once translated as "of good behavior" in 1st Timothy 3:1. It came to mean well-arranged, seemly and modest.

We are not to allow our consciences to be dictated to by "legalism" and the consciences of others, but by our own relationship with Christ. "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me" (Galatians 2:20). God will take care of the outward woman if we walk in obedience in the inward woman. We will not allow society and fashion to dictate what is IN. By doing this we are just like sheep led astray, following whatever will make us acceptable.

There was an interesting interview in the media recently. It was about the fashion industry. They boasted that there are dominating numbers of homosexual and lesbian designers in the market who's purpose is to make men and women (not only women) sex objects that will be desirable to them later. Having been in the industry myself, I know this to be the case. Many of my friends were in the industry and some still are. They are making more and more provocative clothing for younger and younger markets. It is all about SEX!


Why on earth would we as Christians want to be In Fashion? I would prefer to be In Christ!

 

Question: "Do we have to dress up nice for church?"

Answer:

For some people, "clean" is their "best." For others, their concience tells them that wearing their "best" is showing God His value to them. For still others, there needs to be a caution that their "best" isn't merely "showing off."

It is always the heart God is looking at, rather than the exterior. When we are truely changed on the inside the outside will show it! Our manner of dress, speech, likes and desires do change. That is not a bad thing, nor "bondage" as some would put it. We are free to do as we please IN CHRIST. When we have him we won't want to offend people he wouldn't offend, we are free to please him.

However, what we wear to worship our holy, pure God may be an indication of where our hearts are. If you come to church in sweatpants and tank top, it may just be showing where your walk with the Lord is. If you have never considered it before, ask yourself, "Does it matter to me how I look when I am going to worship the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords? More importantly, does it matter to Him?" What would you wear to have an appearance before a king or queen or president here on earth? We must all be the judge of that for ourselves. It's a personal choice, keeping in mind that having a proper attitude toward God Himself is important preparation for worship at church.

If we give more respect to the Queen of England than the King of Kings, we had better check our relationship with Jesus.

If we have the attitude "this is me and I dont have to change or wear a tie or cut my hair or shave or wear something nice... etc..." Then that is your attitude with God himself. Because if you do it to the one sitting next to you, then you do it to God also! We should be treating our neighbor with the same respect.