Here is the note from Facebook. I wrote it in two parts since it wouldn't let me write a note that long. :) Enjoy!
Wow. So someone actually REQUESTED for me to write a note! I guess people do read these things. Let me first state that I am typing this on a Treo (which is not easy) so forgive any mistakes. Well, the subject of this note is pretty self explanitory. Let's dive in! First- the head covering. Turn to 1 Corinthians 11 and read verses 1-16. I've heard many, MANY arguements against the head covering (i.e.- it's cultural, the hair is the covering, we are to only cover in prayer) but if a person digs into the greek (the language the Bible was originally written in) these are not so. And trust me, I dug deep. It wasn't like I joyously embraced the idea of wearing this thing full time! It was a struggle. But I just couldn't find an arguement that disproved what I was finding. If you know of one, let me know! My goal is to pursue truth, not be right! If anyone wants me to get into more detail let me know and I will. I have a fantastic article I could send you.
Obvious issue #2- the dresses. Turn with me to 1 Tim. 2:9. See those words " modest apparel"? Look it up in the greek. The word is katastole. Do a little deeper digging and you will find out that a katastole is a two part " flowing garment (aka- a dress). One part to cover the nakedness of the body and another part to cover the form. Ladies, I must say, It's good to cover your skin but let us also be aware of how form fitting our clothing is. As a christian my purpose is to bring attention to Christ and not to myself. Does that make sense?
Turning our attention to the men's side. Many of you have probably noticed that John wears suspenders and a beard. Turn to Hezekiah......just kidding. It's not there. Actually no where in the bible does God tell men to do this. John does it for me. Obviously, I stick out. John doesn't want me to go through it alone. Another reason is because we want to be seperate from the world. Face it, fashion is worldly. If you disagree, then I believe you are terribly deceived. And the bible tells us not to be worldly.
Who knew facebook mobile had a limit as to how much you could type?? Continuing on... I hope I am not offending anyone here. These are just convictions that I have been wrestling with for several years now and am still learning. As I said before, if anyone disagrees and has good reason, tell me! I want truth, not self glory. Also, I am not insinuating that anything other than a cape dress ( that is the official term) is sinful or worldly. This is just the most modest thing I have found, thus far. Some have said (including me,at a time) that God doesn't care how we dress. He looks at the heart. And I both agree and disagree with that statement. God has given us His Word as a standard of how to live. The bible says that Jesus did so many things while he was here that they couldn't even all be written down. So, my question is: Why would God waste His breath with these verses that DO instruct us about dress if we are not to follow them? But at the same time a cape dress and covering alone are not going to get you into heaven.
I really do hope people are not getting angry. Funny, but I've had the most opposition from Christians. John 14:21 says, " He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me." It was VERY hard for me to get where I am today. I couldn't even explain if you asked me to. But, I see now, how my choice to dress in this way brings glory to Him and not me. So! There you go. All 3 of my faithful readers! I could get a lot more detailed with it all. I wish ya'll lived close. We'd have a good ol' bible study! If anyone has questions or comments, throw them out there. Let the truth be known! Thanks for reading. God bless!