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post #21 of 28 Old 02-11-2012, 04:46 PM
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I also believe the way you dress is 100% a personal decision but there are a LOT of Baptists who will look down on you as if your a lesser Christian simply because you wear pants. I know my Bible I go to church and I feel perfectly fine wearing pants. I dont Feel that God has a problem with it. If i ever got the feeling that I should change it then I would.
Also i very much dis-like the Corles. He shouldn't be in the ministry for the fact that he's been divorced and the bible talks against it.

P.s sorry my intention was never to turn your thread into a debate ...oopps!!! :o
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maybe it is just me but I have been in a baptist church since age 12 and have never heard of this...this is the south though so....I am stumped about how you all say so many baptist look down on you....we even wear jeans to church on Sunday mornings.....the only religions around here that wear only skirts are Pentecostals.
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wow, that really surprises me.. I have been in a baptist church for my entire life(14 yrs.) and at least 90% of the members wear skirts/dresses/culottes ALL the time... Though the members that don't wear skirts do not get looked down on. It's a personal decision. Though I guess some DO look down on you for wearing pants..though all the people I know are NOT like that..but I do know they are out there.. Most of my friends would never ever ever dream of putting a pair of pants on(myself included) but those are the standards that we have set for ourselfs. It's the way that we feel is modest and being an example unto others. But again, It's YOUR choice. I don't make fun of people that dress differently then me, but if you ask why I do what I do, I'll be glad to explain. That's just how I am.. I hope I explained this ok. If you have any more questions just ask =)
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no, no questions or judgments here, I understand where you coming from but I also understand the verse like bjb. I think just because I wear pants does not mean I am trying to dress like a man/be a man, it is different in my I understand the verse is more of a sexuality thing more then actual attire, they just used garments as the example.

Everyone has different views and beliefs, everyone also thinks their view and beliefs are correct and that others are incorrect.....I stand firm behind my views and beliefs so I do not judge other or look down on others even if I do not agree. I have been in church my whole life (was raised Methodist).

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Originally Posted by Horsecrazy4ever View Post
No offence taken :)

Here is a little bit of why I wear what I do:

"Modest" means not extreme or bold, and not morally loose. Those can apply to pants, yes; but when I have on a pair of pants, I don't feel that my body is covered. Pants are form-fitting, thus exposing my body. That's just how I feel. The illustration that Cathy Corle uses is two pictures of the same woman. The first one has her in a nice dress. She asked a group of ladies what they noticed about this woman, and they answered her face. Then she showed them the picture of the same woman in a pair of jeans and asked what they noticed. They said their eyes were immediately drawn to the crotch area! That drove home to me that clothes can emphasize the body or the face; I'd rather have folks, especially men, notice my face and not my body. Again, this is my feeling.

The other thing that convinced me was the doctrine of separation from the world. The fashion of the world is to wear pants (patterned after men's clothing). This wasn't the case until about 100 years ago, when actresses began wearing pant suits that resembled men's suits. Before that, women almost universally wore dresses (I remember my Granny saying that she wore her brother's overalls to pick cotton to keep her legs from getting all scratched up). So the fashion of the world became women wearing pants. I felt that, to be separate from the world, I needed to dress differently than the world. I also needed to be feminine and distinctively female; there should be a noticeable difference between my clothes and a man's clothes. The difference in our culture is that women wear dresses and men wear pants, so I believe it's right for me to wear dresses.

Several years ago, my pastor gave some principles for Christian dress. They're very helpful, and they can be applied to male or female, pants or dresses.

1. Modesty - does this clothing cover me adequately? I Tim. 2:9

2. Not worldly - does this clothing reflect the current trends of Hollywood and TV? I John 2:15

3. Difference - does this clothing easily show there's a difference between me and the opposite gender? Deut. 22:5

4. Inoffensive - does this clothing offend a brother or sister in Christ? As a woman, will this cause my brother to stumble or think lustfully about me? Rom 14:7-8,12-13 I Cor. 10:23; 8:13

5. Glorifies God - does this clothing glorify God, or does it call attention to me and glorify me? I Cor. 10:31

As for this being a matter between a wife, husband, and God:

A saved man will encourage his wife to do what God is laying on her heart. Several ladies have mentioned how their husbands didn't see the need for dresses only, but supported them in wearing them because the ladies felt that is what God wanted them to do. With an unsaved husband, the dress issue can be a witness to her husband in one of two ways: if he doesn't mind her wearing dresses only, it can be a witness of her changed life; if he doesn't want her to wear dresses only, her submission to him in this area will be a witness to him (especially if she makes sure to wear what pleases him when they are at home, even if she wears dresses all the rest of the time).

This issue is just like any other that families have to make a decision about. If your heart is open to do whatever God wants you to, and you study scriptures related to it and come to a different conclusion than others, you've done what you need to to follow God's leading. We have freedom in Christ to follow Him as He leads us to. I don't know why some people develop certain convictions and others don't. How people dress is not a salvation issue; it's a separation issue. It's not my job to win them over to my way of thinking on separation - it's the Holy Spirit's job to teach them how God wants them to live. If they ask why I believe something, I'll tell them; otherwise, I stay quiet"

note: these words are not mine,but they help me explain my point :)
Horsecrazy, while I respect your desire to be modest and you are following through on your beliefs, my heart breaks that you are quoting this guy.
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I think it's great that you put such importance on dressing modestly. While I wouldn't interpret Deuteronomy 22:5 in that way, I think the lines between male and female dress are becoming more and more blurred. I completely understand wanting to distinguish yourself as a female to please the Lord. I don't think He's very pleased with a lot of what he sees these days.
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BAILEYJO: why do you think it's sad? Though I should say that I did NOT quote HIM. I just thought that the piece was very well written and could explain what I am trying to say much better then I could.. I am not very good at explaining things(as you see)lol

WHISPER22: thank you. I set standards for myself and stick to them, and try to be an example unto others =)
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OK, folks. While I find the clothing<>religion talk very interesting, and maybe a good topic for another thread....the OP asked for a conformation critique. Let's please try to stick to the topic asked.

Feel free to open a discussion about the riding clothing<>religion topic in the appropriate forum. I would find it interesting too.

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