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Old 11-16-2009, 08:28 PM
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again, the concept then was that a wife show respect for God and her husband.
That is the issue that is being dealt with.
The hair or the veil were the outward sign of that inner submission and respect.

The same is true for the "Holy Kiss" that men in the church used to greet each other with...Or the old Bible tongue the Jesus used to speak.
While there is no verse telling us that I can speak English while I worship God, I yet can speak English and worship God.

Now there are some who believe that a girl sins if she cuts her hair.
I do not believe this because it that were the case then the Bible could not state that if a girl cuts her hair then her head should be shaved.

To tell a girl to shave her head or have others do it, by itself is proof that to cut your hair is not a sin.

However the point the writer is making is that if you cut your hair as a means to make a statement against submitting to your husband or to show disrespect to the Lord, then they should cut all your hair off and see how you like that?

It has nothing to do with hair,,,it has everything to do with being willing to set a good example by your outward appearance, so as to not bring disrespect on the church.

Is this an allowance for the way styles change over time?
Yes, perhaps it is.

Now, as for a verse that teaches that all this had really nothing to do with the length of hair on men and women..

There are such Text if we look for them.

First notice at 1st Cor 11:14 – “Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?"yet at the same time we read at Number 6:5 "During the entire period of his vow of separation no razor may be used on his head. He must be holy until the period of his separation to the LORD is over; he must let the hair of his head grow long.

So in one context its called a shame to have long hair, in and in another it is called for as a way to draw closer to the Lord?

Clearly the length of hair on the man by itself is moot.
The heart is the key here.

But what if the length of hair on a girl.
We see clearly that its called in 1st Cor that it's a shame for a girl to cut her hair, but does the Bible ever say it's OK to cut a girls hair?

verse 19 "After the Nazirite has shaved off the hair of his dedication,"
Now although it says "his" the context in NUMBERS 6:2 clearly is about both a man and a women making this type of vow "'If a man or woman wants to make a special vow, a vow of separation to the LORD as a Nazirite,

In the pagan culture of Corinth, men often wore long hair to appear feminine. The “shame” here is not so much the long hair itself, as many men in the Bible including John the Baptist had long hair (Remember. the Nazarite vow), but the attempt to appear feminine and reject the male role.

So there you have the verses that teach us that while there is a lot of talking in the text of 1st Cor about the length of people's hair, the real topic has nothing to do with their hair and everything to do with showing their respect for God and the god-given authority in the home...

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