A man must not wear womens clothes
Women have used this verse to try to convince me that women are not to wear pants. Deuteronomy Men wore long, flowing robes back then. This verse is from the Law, which we are no longer under, but we can still learn from the entire Bible about the Lord and what He thinks about different issues. I believe there were no specific details given since cultures change and what each sex wears is usually easy to identify. We can see the blurring of sexes happening in our culture with homosexuals and transgenders advancing their cause.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: 10 Things Men Wear That Women LOVE - Clothing Items That Drive Her WILD
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Does the Bible forbid women from wearing pants?
Women have used this verse to try to convince me that women are not to wear pants. Deuteronomy Men wore long, flowing robes back then. This verse is from the Law, which we are no longer under, but we can still learn from the entire Bible about the Lord and what He thinks about different issues. I believe there were no specific details given since cultures change and what each sex wears is usually easy to identify. We can see the blurring of sexes happening in our culture with homosexuals and transgenders advancing their cause.
Women are dressing like men and men like women. Ken wears pants and so do I once in a while but everyone can still easily see that I am a woman and he is a man by the different style of pants and shirts we wear, by the differences in our hairstyle and cut, and I wear makeup, paint my toenails and wear earrings and he never does. He is masculine and I am feminine. Men are not supposed to look soft and feminine in their clothing and women are not to look impudent and bold in theirs.
Whatever disgusts the Lord should disgust us. Women are the ones who are to look soft and delicate and are not to look impudent and bold. Children are growing up so confused about gender issues so we need to be salt and light to them. Show them what true femininity looks and acts like. This is a battle in our culture right now, women. It began with the feminist movement and as these commentaries point out, when women want to become men and vice versa, it leads to all types of evils.
Train your daughters to enjoy being feminine. Dress them like girls and train them to act feminine and train your sons to be masculine and act like males. We are to set the examples to our society, not follow them. In the same way when Paul wrote his epistles, women were most likely not being keepers at home but were following in the footsteps of the men around them and joining them in their jobs.
Maybe some of the women were smarter than the men so the men went home to take care of the home and the children but Paul exhorted the believers that this was not the case among Christians. Women who profess Christ are to be the keepers at home and the men are to be the providers.
No, we are to discipline our flesh and make it our slave. What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Romans , 2. Dress femininely, women.
Ask your husbands what is modest and feminine since they are the God-ordained head over you and you are to live in submission to their leadership in everything. God makes this very clear in His Word and gives you the specifics of what submission looks like unlike modesty. Your husbands are to be who you dress to please but make sure that all who see you can easily tell you are a woman by what you wear, how you act, and what you do. Rejoice in being women and the role the Lord has given you!
Yesterday I was in a store in Northern Michigan. This is in a very rural area. It is flannel shirt country. I was wearing a long white tiered skirt with a flowery t-shirt top. He went to use the restroom, so I was shopping by the beef jerky. I had one man smile at me and say hello mam. Your hands are too full. Later by the cash register I noticed he was looking at me again. I knew it was the way I was dressed because they were not flirting.
I normally dress femininely, and I do notice over the years that when I am wearing a skirt or a dress, which is what what I wear most men open doors, smile, and even start up a conversation. Men are drawn to feminine women. In a good way Even older ones. Thanks for sharing this. Perhaps in such a feminist-drenched era, there are men who actually do appreciate and like women who dress femininely and act that way also.
I agree, Lady Virtue. I believe men will always appreciate women who are feminine, kind, cheerful, and gentle. We all do! Yes, wearing dresses and skirts is definitely more feminine than wearing anything else and I do believe that men like to see women in these since it does give a stark contrast between men and women. I sure am wearing more dresses and skirts than ever before. I am going to step it up and dress even more femininely at times. I remember I was at a resturant a long time ago with my girls and at sweet elderly man who was probably about eighty commented on my dress and it was nice to see a lady dressed in feminine clothes.
For me, I wear dresses all the time because that is what I prefer but I have no problem with other women wearing modest pants. Amen, Lori. I actually think that in American culture right now, men are dressing more feminine than women are dressing masculine, if you know what I mean.
And the majority of young men wear them, sadly. This starts with us Mamas buying our kids clothes… so be careful what you dress your kids in, ladies! One of the senior pastors at the church we were going to when we lived in CA wore bright orange skinny jeans and he is in his late 50 or early 60s! We would cringe because skinny jeans are such an ugly fashion statement! Who ever came up with skinny jeans must have been suffering from insomnia and invented them by accident.
Hi Lori! I love reading your blogs and often share them with others. I see this scripture in Deuteronomy in a little bit of a different light. I do not personally wear pants myself but nor do I condemn anyone that does. But I see this as more than just a Mosaic law that was under the old law. Anytime the old law was in order, it usually stated that it was an abomination unto them meaning the Jews in most cases of the old law but this one states it differently. The distinct difference between a man and a woman has always been a dress.
Even on the bathroom signs it always been determined by a figure of a woman wearing a dress. That is why I believe the way I do. I love to read them and put them to good use! I usually wear skirts dresses but do occasionally wear pants when the occasion calls for it putting fencing up for a pasture, walking through brushy fields, kayaking maybe?
I listened to both of these while I put up my garden beans this afternoon. Very good. I especially liked when he listed all the clothes on the dry erase board. I never heard it put that way before.
I have heard and read much about modesty, this is one of the best. What he said about the Amish though would be true of the way more conservative ones. I just read 4 postings and I wanted to thank you so much for having this online. What a blessing to have found your site.
Soooooo excited…. Thank you Jesus for giving this dear god fearing woman the will and obedience to have this for those that want to follow you sincerely and whole heartedly!!! Thank you- blessings, Alexandra. When I wear pants, I personally wear a longer tunic shirt because I think that is feminine and covers things better.
I believe it sets me apart from masculine apparel. In whatever culture you are living in, your apparel should be modest and distinct to your gender. I agree with people that we should be feminine and gender distinctive, but some of us simply draw the line in different places as our family standard and the will we feel God has for our lives. May I correct you on something?
I believe men actually did wear breeches in Bible times. The old testament does talk about the men wearing linen breeches which I would understand to have been under their robes for the sake of modesty. Also, women wearing pants is only acceptable since the feminist movement. Men wearing a dress would immediately be frowned on, as cross dressing.
I am not trying to be disrespectful, just sharing my thoughts. In an ungodly, degenerate age, culture is not a safe gauge of what is acceptable to God and what is not. I know that you would agree with that.
I completely agree with your statement. We can not compare traditions and customs of man to Gods instructions. Comments on dress, male or female.
Bible Says What?! A woman should not wear men’s clothing and vice versa
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What does the Bible say about? There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them. You shall make for them linen undergarments to cover their naked flesh.
The Transformed Wife
Deuteronomy has two prohibitions wrapped into one verse. Here is the verse. Deuteronomy NASB. This Hebrew word means more than just clothing see Exodus ; Leviticus ; God is referring to a habitual pattern of life. The meaning of the word is narrower than keli. God warns us to maintain the distinctions of the sexes that He created.
It starts at birth: The girl gets the pink blanket, the boy gets the blue. What is the first thing people say when a baby is born? In popular culture, gender ambiguity is a point of discomfort, to say the least. Any miscue is considered either funny or offensive, any crossover at best avant garde and at worst degenerative or subversive.
The woman shall not wear that which pertains to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination to the LORD your God. New American Standard Bible "A woman shall not wear man's clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God. King James Bible The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.
Transgender People and Deuteronomy 22:5
A careful consideration of Deuteronomy, chapter 22, reveals a number of commands that are strange to the modern mind. Here are some examples. If a man discovered a bird sitting upon eggs, he could take the eggs but not the bird Deut. The Jews were also forbidden to wear garments that contained two types of cloth e.
No reason is provided for this rule, but it occurs within a series of rules about public behaviour and respect for others, so it is probably a rule against breaking down accepted sexual barriers to the detriment of social attitudes about purity and respect between men and women. This is certainly a biblical principle. In the New Testament, Paul writes that The biblical principle is that, in whatever culture we may live, we should observe high standards of public decency and especially keep our dress standards free from any overt and tempting sexual message. There was a time in the early decades of the last century when western women wore crudely adapted men's trousers as a sign of cultural and moral rebellion. Now that trousers are designed both for men and women and are not sexual symbols in that previous way, most Christians would regard them as suitable for women.
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Some take the opinion that there are two fixed genders, and second that there are clear and agreed-upon rules for how those two genders should be expressed, especially where clothing is concerned. All of these readings understand the prohibition to be not about cross-dressing per se, but about damaging relationships between us, our neighbours, loved ones or God. Rabbis Elliot Kukla and Reuben Zellman further argue that Deuteronomy teaches us we must not misrepresent our true gender to deceive someone else or in order to cause harm. And when we ask others to obscure themselves, we cause harm to them.
Does the Bible Forbid Women to Wear Pants?
There is a single verse in the Bible frequently used to shame the transgender and transsexual communities and those who express their gender in a variety of ways. It is located in one of the books of the Law between a verse about helping a fallen ox and instruction on how to treat a mother bird and her young. Deuteronomy KJV states:. It would be simple to brush away Deuteronomy altogether, saying that it is part of the Law and therefore no longer relevant to modern Christians.
Share This Verse:. Now this is forbidden, both for decency sake, that men might not confound those sexes which God hath distinguished, that all appearance of evil might be avoided, such change of garments carrying a manifest sign of effeminacy in the man, of arrogance in the woman, of lightness and petulancy in both; and also to cut off all suspicions and occasions of evil, which this practice opens a wide door to. Adiauko on Deuteronomy Adam answered and replied to God saying 'the wife you gave me, when God asked him hast thou eaten of the tree I instructed you not to? In the case of Due.