February 5, 2016
The Lord God formed Adam from the dust of the ground and breathed into it the breath of life and the man became a living soul. From thence onwards humans are breathing on this planet earth. Lord God is the first to give anesthesia and a first doctor of the humans in this world to conduct a surgery on human. He caused Adam to fall upon a deep sleep and took one of Adams rib and closed up the flesh there of. I quote Genesis 3: 21-22 - "And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof". The rib which was brought out from Adam He created a woman, and God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth and put both of them in the garden of Aden. Once they transgressed the commandment of God they comprehended that they were naked and feared. Prior to that nakedness and fear were not realized / found in them.
The Lord God was the first tailor to stitch clothes for Adam and Eve covering them from their nakedness. I quote Genesis 4:21, "Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them".
Wearing of Ornaments
Generally majority of the Christians of the West, Europe and Australia do not purchase gold or wear gold ornaments. We, the Indians have much love for gold and gold ornaments. I quote epistle’s 1 Peter 3:3-4, "But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel". St Paul speaks about spirituality. He says in whatever we wear for outward adorning or in wearing of passionate and colorful apparel, it should be the hidden part of our heart, without much showbiz. I quote 1 Timothy 2:9, "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array".
Apparel and Veil
The Holy Bible is crystal clear about the dress code inside the church and outside of the church. Inside the church St Paul Says a woman has to cover her head while praying and while Prophesyzing. St Paul writes I quote 1 Corinthians Chapter 11:5, "But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven".
This verse evidently says a woman, outside or inside the church, has to cover her head while she is in prayer. Christian scriptures never say a woman should cover herself head to toe always inside and outside a place of worship / Church / Faith Home. Presently, even in the 21st century we can witness head covering in our churches by our loyal, God fearing women. Of course we have to agree that the head covering has been diminished in Catholic Churches and in a few other denominational Churches too. St Paul says if a woman inside the church has her head uncovered while she is praying and Prophesyzing, it is as if she has shaven her head.
Concerning clothes; there is nothing in the Holy Bible that a woman should wear clothes covering from head to toe. There are Catholic nuns and other denominational nuns who have chosen a secluded life, entirely dedicated to God and they cover their head. They don't cover their face and hands with gloves. Presently in India many nuns wear sari (salwar also may be in the offing) which covers their full body (Note to the reader: merely wearing a sari and salwaar will not cover everything, rather dressing modestly does). Hence the apparel which the nuns wear was accepted and chosen by them to remain so when they entered in to the congregation.
In the Genesis we can see Isaac's proposed wife Rebecca came all the way to Isaac’s dwelling place without wearing veil and she did not cover her head. After arrival / entering into Isaac’s land she inquired with Isaac's servant and she covered herself with a veil. I quote Genesis 24:65, "For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself".
The importance of dressing modestly is coherent from the nuns who choose their attire the day on which they enter into their congregation. The Holy Bible scriptures never mention full covering compulsorily unless while they are in a Church / Faith Home or while they pray outside the Church. A few critics may question about Mary, the Mother of Jesus, a pure and a chaste woman wearing full clothing, and why Christian women cannot wear such apparel? To answer the critics; none of us have seen what Mother Mary was wearing and in which attire she was. Mother Mary's photo/picture and statues were imagined and manufactured by humans which are only assumptions and not a conclusion. Scriptures of the Holy Bible do not show in what attire Mother Mary was or what dress she was wearing; since she was a pure, chaste and pious woman chosen by God most obviously she was wearing a modest dress.
Mother Teresa was a living saint and her congregations wear the modest sari. Nuns have all dedicated their entire service to God, to the poor, the destitute leaving behind their father, mother, brothers, sisters, relatives, their wealth, father’s inheritance and their friends, to serve God and humanity.
The Holy Bible scriptures are very clear to any human. Looking at a woman or speaking to her, or women mixing with men is not at all forbidden in the Christian faith. It is a great test from our Lord Jesus to men from our own scriptures. I quote Matthew 5:28, "But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart".
Genesis 24:65 clearly says a woman covering her head is a mark of respect and obedience.
1 Corinthians Chapter 11:5 says veil is necessary only when she is in a worship house or in a prayer house outside or inside of the church exclusively while praying and Prophesyzing. It is not imperative to cover her head or cover her full body whenever she is walking outside, moving to a market place, while on tours or sojourning.
Christian man wherever he be while praying should remove his hat and woman wherever she be should veil her head while praying. Wearing of white apparel depicts purity whereas it will not cleanse one's heart, for which the person himself has to strive in life to obtain citizenship of the Kingdom of God. Behold, the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. Yeheshuah sacrificed himself on the cross and made a clear path to all of us to heavenly abode. Lord Jesus provided us a passport and visa to enter into Heaven. However His children should renew the passport and visa (constantly purifying, cleansing and sanctifying the heart) and not allow the expiry of the passport and visa, without which one cannot pass immigration to penetrate Heavenly citizenship. God says to the faith followers to refine themselves like gold tried in fire and clothe them in white raiment so that the shame of nakedness does not appear to thine eyes. I quote Revelation 3:18, "I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see".
I wish, desire and opine all the Christians should wear unenticing moderate apparel. May God bless all of us and all the readers.
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