I CORINTHIANS 11:1-16
March 1, 1986 Issue
by Bill Roden
1. The Church is to be "An Example"...
2. The Church of Christ is to be "The Model Church"...
3. The Church of Christ is to be "The Pattern of Salvation"--Titus 2:7.
As examples, our aged women have failed to do their duty, in most of the congregations. Titus 2:4--"The aged women are to teach the younger women". Both the aged men and women are under command to teach the younger men and women. Do they do this? The home is the best place for this to be done, and by example in public.
Our women are not the example they should be, in prayers or in teaching others to keep the sayings of the scriptures. Some women will cut their daughter's hair and think nothing about it. Husbands know this, at least some know it; but, will not speak up and tell the Mother, "she" has committed sin or caused their daughter to sin.
I CORINTHIANS 11:1-16 tells us: The Woman's Hair is:
1. For her glory...
2. For her covering...
3. For her subordination...
4. For her headship...
5. Because of the Angels...
6. Because she is the weaker vessel...
7. To show that Eve was the one who transgressed...
God placed the man over the woman.
Thus the Headship was established:
1. God is over Christ.
2. Christ is over Man.
3. Man is over Woman...
Arranged in order:
I believe it is a sin for a woman who is a member of the Lord's Church to cut her hair. We preach that it is wrong for a woman to cut any part of her hair -to cut bangs or to trim any of the hair... front sides, top or back. Bangs are cut hair and trimmed hair is cut hair. If it is wrong to cut a woman's hair, then it is a sin to cut or trim any part of the hair. It can and has been asked over and over... What is long? "Long is as long as nature will let it grow." Cut or trimmed hair is not as long as it will grow!
A woman's hair is "Her glory". If she cuts off her glory, she has gone against nature...l Cor 11:15. The man "by nature" has short (or cut) hair. The woman "by nature" has long (or uncut) hair. The woman's hair is her covering and shows her subordination to man. The hair as her covering prepares the woman for her teaching (prophesying) and her praying "roll"... at home or privately. The woman is to show, by her long hair, that her "Headship is Man". Her hair is to show that man is the head of woman. Her hair is a glory to her and shows obedience to God.
I COR 11:4-5--Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoreth his head"...(Christ is the head of the man). "But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoreth her head:...(Christ is over the man The man is over the woman)..."for that is even all one as if she were shaven."
I COR 11:6-16--"Let her be covered"..." Let her be under command"..." Let the man be under command also". Men, you sin if you do not cut your hair at some length...to signify honor to God, as your head. It should be cut, so as never to look effeminate.
VERSES 14, 15--"Doth not even nature teach you this?"..." If a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him". "But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering."
NOW...VERSE 16--"WE HAVE NO SUCH CUSTOM". We do not have any custom in the scriptures to teach against what Paul has just taught.
I COR 1:1-2--Paul said...to all saints...in every place.
The woman has sinned when she cuts her hair. If she influences a girl or another member to cut their hair she has caused them to sin. Just as Eve will answer for her sin...so will the woman who cuts her hair.
Yes, you can repent and get forgiveness BUT, please let others know you believe you did sin when you cut your hair. Then, "be convinced" when you repent AND don't cut your hair anymore!
Brother, if you wish to live in sin...and your wife live in sin...and your daughters live in sin That Is Your Business.
"But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord"--Joshua 14:15.
I want to go on record, to be one to say: "It is a sin for a woman to cut any part of her hair". God said so...l believe it...and God's word settles it.
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