Saturday, June 17, 2017

Woman In Head Covering



Someone has ask the question whether or not a woman should wear a head covering at all times?The Answer... Wearing A Head Covering...

A Head Covering is by choice and pass down by Culture,Tradition AND NOT Biblical not relating to, or contained in the Bible To Wear A head Covering.

Paul Starts This Argument....

By appealing to the Corinthians' own ideas about what is proper. He tells them to judge for themselves and asks them if they think it is proper for a woman to pray with her head uncovered.

See This Was A Question Paul Ask...

1 Corinthians 11:13-15 (KJV)

13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?

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

15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.

Some have supposed that long hair can substitute for a head-covering, and they appeal to the Greek preposition anti which is used here and which can mean "instead of."

It appears that Paul is asking them to decide on the basis of their cultural sense of propriety—that is, according to the way that they were brought up. But when it is considered that pagan Greek women did pray bareheaded, this changes the picture.

For if this is an appeal for the Corinthians to judge according to their upbringing, many would have to answer, "There is nothing improper about a woman praying uncovered." But it is obvious that Paul is expecting them to judge it improper.

The question of whether or not women should wear a head covering...is of such a low priority that it should not be discussed at all or that it really doesn't matter.

In the bible there is no where it said... a head covering was necessary to wear in or out church it was a tradition.

The word "tradition". customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way...Are would like to bind their own opinions and traditions ("We've always done it this way.")

This problem tradition was around even in Jesus' day. He had to rebuke the Pharisees and scribes because they were invalidating God's word for the sake of their tradition.

Matthew 15:1-9 (KJV)

1  Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,

2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

True traditions, it is one of the central doctrines of Christianity, and to neglect matters of scripture while arguing on this question can only bring on us the woes.

In addition, this particular question introduces issues of importance in the areas of tradition, culture, and scripture interpretation, on whose value everyone will agree or disagree with wear head covering.

Paul warns the Colossians against those who would have them follow the tradition of men rather than Christ. Colossians 2:8.

Now I praise you because you remember me in everything, and hold firmly to the traditions, just as I delivered them to you. 1 Corinthians 11:2

The difference of customs regarding women's headdress in the first century is it shows that there was no uniform practice, especially in Greece where women appear without a head covering in religious rites.

Thus Paul, in applying his teaching to every woman, is definitely not condoning the Greek customs of his day for the church, but rather is once again handing down a universal rule, based on the natural order of things: God, Christ, man, and woman.

It may be noted that in the first century among the Romans, both men and women worshiped with the head covered; among the Greeks, both men and women worshiped with the head uncovered; and among the Jews, men covered their heads and women uncovered theirs when they worshiped.

There are three basic arguments given by those who deny that women should wear a head covering while praying.

The first argument states that even in Paul's time the women did not wear head coverings; rather, Paul was talking about long hair as a covering (I Corinthians 11:15).

The second argument asserts that Paul was talking about women wearing head coverings, but that he was referring only to when they led in public prayers.

The third argument asserts that Paul was talking about women wearing head coverings during any kind of prayer, but that head coverings were a cultural item of that time and thus are not required of Christian women today.

Paul's arguments are still valid! The scripture still says that a woman ought to have authority on her head! Paul's command for a woman to either shear off her hair or else keep covering her head is still in the Bible!

There may be some women who will start wearing a head-covering because they read this, but there will be no women who will shear off their hair. It is still a shame.) The command should still be obeyed.

1 Corinthians 11:5-6 KJV

5 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.

6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.

With this background, it is not difficult to see why someone would want to discard the head covering for women in Corinth. "After all," he would say, "women don't have to wear head coverings in pagan or Jewish worship; why should they have to in Christian worship?" Once again, non- Christian culture was clashing with Christian tradition.



Paul uses theological arguments rather than cultural ones. It is noteworthy that he does not make the truly cultural argument that people would think that the women were prostitutes if they went without a head covering, although it has often been asserted that this was the real reason that Paul gave this instruction.

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