Bullets From The Bible 12-01-17



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    1 Corinthians 11:14-16 says, “Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him?
    [15] But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given to her for a covering.
    [16] But if anyone seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor do the churches of God.”

    I have heard the first verse of this series quoted so many times. It is usually quoted by Christians who want to seem more righteous by following God’s law better than others. Yet the same people who quote this verse and use it to condemn men having long hair will also fail to read or mention the very next verse. If anyone is contentious...there is no such custom. In other words Long or short hair is not an issue to cause trouble over or to take a stand on.

    God’s word is the authority for religion. We worship how God has instructed. We teach what God has instructed. We live like God has instructed. Yet when one goes beyond what God has commanded and teaches it as law he has himself violated God’s laws. When one uses this verse to demand that one with long hair cut their hair, they have gone beyond what God has commanded and in doing so violated God’s law.

    We must speak where the Bible speaks. We must be silent where the Bible is silent. This is true with every aspect of religion...hair is just a good example.


 

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