Monday, October 03, 2011

Does God Require in Dress Visible Symbols of Both Authority and Submission?

Here's your opportunity to answer this in the comment section. You must rely on Scripture, but if you think there is no requirement of a symbol, that also would be part of your reply.

7 comments:

Gary Webb said...

I Corinthians 11 clearly states that a man's hair is to be short because of his authority over the woman & his submission to the Lord's authority, & he is not to cover his head with a hat or whatever. Of course, the reverse is stated for women: she is to have long hair & possibly some type of covering to show her submission. In both I Timothy 2 and I Peter 3 a woman shows her submission to the Lord in her church & in her home by not wearing worldly clothing or exotic hairstyles. Just off the top of my head, that I what I come up with. There are probably others, but it is early on Monday morning.

JOHN G said...

Believing women have worn head coverings for millenia.
Gen. 24:65; Num. 5:18; 1 Cor. 11:5-6,10.

d4v34x said...

I agree with Gary Webb on I Cor 11, except for the hair/hat, I say wedding ring.

d4v34x said...

I should have added "for married women".

JOHN G said...

Hi Bro. d4v34x,
Why a ring instead of say a cumberbund, broach, or scarf?

d4v34x said...

Hi John, because in our culture the ring is a symbol of the marriage bond and those others aren't. Similar, as I understand it, to the covered head being a symbol of the marriedness of ladies in the culture Paul was writing to.

But my opinion is only lightly studied.

JOHN G said...

Thanks for the reply Bro. d4v34x.
It seems 1 Cor. 11: 1-4, 7-9, 11-16 all argue for a universal application instead of a cultural application. History seems to reflect this as women today still wear headcoverings (and HC's were quite prevalent just a century ago). Is just the female part cultural? Would you allow me to wear a hat in your church and pray?
Good Discussion