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I'm guessing all the women, married or single, all around the world, that have accepted Jesus Christ into their lives, that maybe can't read, or just don't have a Bible, will be forgiven, from having no head covering?



Brethren,

As the thread was ended well let us not end it with frivolous jesting which really is not acceptable in the forums overall. I have seen christian discussion boards full of these type of posts and in the end it becomes something of less value. Thousands of people from hundreds of countries daily and weekly reference these topics and learn from the forums. What are we teaching them by our posts and interactions?

To seriously answer your question, the majority of the church in history has always carried on the "tradition" (1 Corinthians 11:1) by practice and example. Of course its root is in Scripture. It is mostly by the influence of German, english scholars in the last 50-70 years that have given excuse "not" to do this practice. So essentially 1900 years of Christianity practiced this and only the last generation we have decided it is not necessary.

we will lock the thread at this point as it seems the topic has been discussed enough. I will re-post the Scripture here for saints to reference again:


1 Corinthians 11:1-16 New International Version (NIV)

11 1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.

On Covering the Head in Worship

2 I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the traditions just as I passed them on to you. 3 But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man,[a] and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head. 5 But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head—it is the same as having her head shaved. 6 For if a woman does not cover her head, she might as well have her hair cut off; but if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, then she should cover her head.

7 A man ought not to cover his head,[b] since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. 8 For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; 9 neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. 10 It is for this reason that a woman ought to have authority over her own[c] head, because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. 12 For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.

13 Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, 15 but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering. 16 If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice—nor do the churches of God.


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