Over the years, I have heard many men and women in the holiness denominations say that women shouldn't wear pants in the church.

Were is the scripture to support the ideology that women shouldn't wear pants? If it is in scripture then I would have to ask why are men wearing pants? Did men wear pants in biblical times or did their wear something that covered their loins and then long robe like attire? I mean isn't that what you depict in your biblical plays? So why aren't the men being asked to wear similar apparel in the church to maintain a outward appearance of holiness? Why aren't they asked to not cut their hair (both facial and head)

What are the clothing designations for men in the holiness denominations.

After all, without holiness NO man/woman shall see God.....

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Eight items of clothing are listed for the priest. There were four "inner" garments to be worn by all the priests: breeches, tunic, girdle, and hat. The remaining four articles were "over" garments to be worn by Aaron and the high priests that followed him: robe, ephod, breastpiece, and diadem. It would appear that not all clothing items are mentioned. An obvious omission is footwear. There is no claim that a complete inventory of garments is given. We will consider first the four "inner" garments, followed by the four "over" ones.

Breeches--This particular garment (Exodus 28:42) was to assure the modesty demanded of the priest when officiating at the altar (20:26). It was made of linen (39:28), since the priest must not perspire when officiating (Ezekiel 44:18). While the breeches were part of the daily dress of the priest, they are specified in particular as part of his apparel when he was removing the ashes of the burnt offerings from the altar (Leviticus 6:10) and in connection with his activities on the Day of Atonement (16:4).

Tunic--This item, part of the normal dress of every man, was to be worn under the outer garment.4 It was a long or half-sleeved shirtlike garb reaching to the ankles.5 Made of linen, as were all the "inner" garments, it was to have a checked design, indicating either an open texture or a variegation of colors (Exodus 28:39).

Girdle--This was a kind of linen sash, essential to a flowing garment, to assure warmth and maneuverability.

Turban--Two different Hebrew words are used for the headdress, indicating a distinction between the hat of the high priest, to be discussed later, and the ordinary priests. The turban of the latter was an ornamented head-covering made of fine linen, wrapped about the head in a conical shape.

Robe of the Ephod (Exodus 28:31-34)--The first "over" piece to be put on was the robe. This garment, probably sleeveless, was essentially a large blue mantle with a hole for the wearer's head. A closely woven binding bordered the edge of the head opening to prevent tearing. The skirts of this robe were fringed with alternating woolen pomegranates (i.e., woolen balls shaped like pomegranates) and golden bells. Pomegranates were used for decorative purposes. (1 Kings 7:20, 42). This fruit was also popular as a fertility symbol because of its many seeds, suggesting incomparable fruitfulness. The bells provided sound by which the people could follow the progress of the priest.

Ephod (Exodus 28:6-12). This was perhaps the most important item of the priestly clothing. A kind of apron made of materials woven out of gold and linen thread and variously colored yarns, it covered the back and chest, reaching nearly to the knees. It was fastened to the body by two shoulder straps and a belt with which it was lined. Upon the shoulder straps were two onyx stones, on which the names of the sons of Israel were engraved in the order of their birth. These two onyx stones, called "stones of remembrance," were not so much to remind Aaron of all the tribes he should serve, but to remind God of all the tribes with whom He had made a covenant. As long as the priest bore the names of Israel before the Lord, He would not forget to be gracious to Israel. Thus, in effect, there was a kind of wordless intercessory prayer.6

Breastpiece (Exodus 28:15-30). The breastpiece,7 so called because of its position when worn, was a pouch made from the same materials as the ephod. Chains of braided gold and golden rings with loops of blue secured the breastpiece in position. Its primary purpose was to contain the sacred lot, the Urim and Thummim. By wearing them above his heart, Aaron would indicate that justice originates with God and would remind God to maintain the administration of justice in Israel. Three times this article is referred to as the "breastpiece of judgment."

Turban (Exodus 28:36-38). This tall, cone-shaped headdress was made of linen. (The Hebrew term means "that which is wrapped" and suggests a long piece of linen that was wound around the head many times.) Attached to this turban was a plate of pure gold on which were engraved the words "Holy to the Lord." This gold plate was equivalent to a diadem or crown, symbolizing the regal splendor of the high priest. The phrase "Holy to the Lord" signified that the high priest and, through his mediatorship, the entire nation belonged to the Lord and were set apart for His peculiar service. By wearing this turban, the priest could compensate for any deficiencies in his conduct of worship so that there would be no infringements on the demands of holiness. The wearing of this hat assured the acceptance of the people before the Lord.



Another place the undergarment is mentioned in scripture is Daniel 3:21 depending on your translation it may say pants,trousers,undergarment. So, I'm in agreement with you on everything in your answer,except I'm showing the pant,trousers,undergarments did exist. Men need to man-up and stop blaming women for their lack of control and weakness. Spending before the father is the cure for this problem, but most of all we need his spirit which would give us what we need to stop falling in to sin. NEED TO BE CURED GET BEFORE THE FATHER. SHALOM
This has nothing to do with salvation for the soul of any.A woman is free to wear what she may as long as the Holy Spirit in her agrees with it(1 John 2:27). Why do we kick against slavery knowing that Ephesians 6:5 and 1 Timothy 6;1-2 approved of it? I mean Leviticus 19:19 forbade anyone from mixing fabrics;Your attire,underwear,socks had to be the same fabric(You could not mix Wool with Linen). Leviticus 11:9-12 virtually bans seafood without "Fins and Scales". Hence no Lobster,Crayfish,Prawns,Calamari(Squid) etc.
We will continue to have these debates until we let the Holy spirit teach us and guide us.
Deut. 22:5 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"

Pants was not invented at this time. So that is a touchy subject. Pants has always been known to be a mans clothing and ladys in dresses. So the church took that in to concideration with this scripture.
Eight items of clothing are listed for the priest. There were four "inner" garments to be worn by all the priests: breeches, tunic, girdle, and hat. The remaining four articles were "over" garments to be worn by Aaron and the high priests that followed him: robe, ephod, breastpiece, and diadem. It would appear that not all clothing items are mentioned. An obvious omission is footwear. There is no claim that a complete inventory of garments is given. We will consider first the four "inner" garments, followed by the four "over" ones.
Breeches--This particular garment (Exodus 28:42) was to assure the modesty demanded of the priest when officiating at the altar (20:26). It was made of linen (39:28), since the priest must not perspire when officiating (Ezekiel 44:18). While the breeches were part of the daily dress of the priest, they are specified in particular as part of his apparel when he was removing the ashes of the burnt offerings from the altar (Leviticus 6:10) and in connection with his activities on the Day of Atonement (16:4)

Tunic--This item, part of the normal dress of every man, was to be worn under the outer garment.4 It was a long or half-sleeved shirtlike garb reaching to the ankles.5 Made of linen, as were all the "inner" garments, it was to have a checked design, indicating either an open texture or a variegation of colors (Exodus 28:39).

Girdle--This was a kind of linen sash, essential to a flowing garment, to assure warmth and maneuverability.

Turban--Two different Hebrew words are used for the headdress, indicating a distinction between the hat of the high priest, to be discussed later, and the ordinary priests. The turban of the latter was an ornamented head-covering made of fine linen, wrapped about the head in a conical shape.

Robe of the Ephod (Exodus 28:31-34)--The first "over" piece to be put on was the robe. This garment, probably sleeveless, was essentially a large blue mantle with a hole for the wearer's head. A closely woven binding bordered the edge of the head opening to prevent tearing. The skirts of this robe were fringed with alternating woolen pomegranates (i.e., woolen balls shaped like pomegranates) and golden bells. Pomegranates were used for decorative purposes. (1 Kings 7:20, 42). This fruit was also popular as a fertility symbol because of its many seeds, suggesting incomparable fruitfulness. The bells provided sound by which the people could follow the progress of the priest.

Ephod (Exodus 28:6-12). This was perhaps the most important item of the priestly clothing. A kind of apron made of materials woven out of gold and linen thread and variously colored yarns, it covered the back and chest, reaching nearly to the knees. It was fastened to the body by two shoulder straps and a belt with which it was lined. Upon the shoulder straps were two onyx stones, on which the names of the sons of Israel were engraved in the order of their birth. These two onyx stones, called "stones of remembrance," were not so much to remind Aaron of all the tribes he should serve, but to remind God of all the tribes with whom He had made a covenant. As long as the priest bore the names of Israel before the Lord, He would not forget to be gracious to Israel. Thus, in effect, there was a kind of wordless intercessory prayer.
Breastpiece (Exodus 28:15-30). The breastpiece,7 so called because of its position when worn, was a pouch made from the same materials as the ephod. Chains of braided gold and golden rings with loops of blue secured the breastpiece in position. Its primary purpose was to contain the sacred lot, the Urim and Thummim. By wearing them above his heart, Aaron would indicate that justice originates with God and would remind God to maintain the administration of justice in Israel. Three times this article is referred to as the "breastpiece of judgment."
Turban (Exodus 28:36-38). This tall, cone-shaped headdress was made of linen. (The Hebrew term means "that which is wrapped" and suggests a long piece of linen that was wound around the head many times.) Attached to this turban was a plate of pure gold on which were engraved the words "Holy to the Lord." This gold plate was equivalent to a diadem or crown, symbolizing the regal splendor of the high priest. The phrase "Holy to the Lord" signified that the high priest and, through his mediatorship, the entire nation belonged to the Lord and were set apart for His peculiar service. By wearing this turban, the priest could compensate for any deficiencies in his conduct of worship so that there would be no infringements on the demands of holiness. The wearing of this hat assured the acceptance of the people before the Lord.

Another place the undergarment is mentioned in scripture is Daniel 3:21 depending on your translation it may say pants,trousers,undergarment. Men need to man-up and stop blaming women for their lack of control and weakness. Spending before the father is the cure for this problem, but most of all we need his spirit which would give us what we need to stop falling in to sin. NEED TO BE CURED GET BEFORE THE FATHER. SHALOM
Again, I direct everyone to my down-loadable translation notes of Deut. 22:5, above. This should give everyone the Hebrew worldview on the correct interpretation and application (context) of the verse. 'The church' frequently uses scripture to further the agenda of men, rather than the purpose of God.
why isnt anyone talking about eddie long nd his tight tight clothes. Why are you harping on the women. Get a grip
Because this post wasn't about Eddie Long nor his clothes or any other males wearing tighet clothes for that matter. No I don't agree with it, but the post is about "Women Wearing Pants In Church" which is why no one is mentioning anything else. If you don't believe in women pants, ok, if you do, ok...this is a topic that many saints will never see eye to eye on. The word of God shouldn't even be debated if we can't agree then we just shouldn't walk together because two can't walk together if they can't agree, because there will always be some type of big unsettled disagreement. Let us just focus on the souls that need to be won for the Kingdom of God; the kingdom of darkness is wasting no time capturing soulds, so we should stop wasting time and get the souls into the Kingdom! God Bless.
Why are men even participating ? If the women are being chastized then why not the men? there are 24 hours in a day and trust me i can multi task
My sister, lets not be hyprocritical, the tightness of the shirts has nothing to do with his actions. These weak men need to stand up and put their flesh in check and if they can't do it, get before the father and stay there until they are free!!!!! See I know some men are not going to like what I just said, but since I'm in total friendship with the TRUTH I understand. Take your chains off the women, but first the religious lies you have been taugth without scripture to back it up needs to be dealt with. THERE IS FREEEDOM ONLY IN THE TRUTH. Now to address the tight shirt issue. The country or society that we live in make certain thing a problem or unacceptable not Yahweh, have you not watch the biblical movies of Samsom, Ben Hur, The Ten Commandment, etc.... Where are their shirts, I'm fair, and I'm real, I've learn these attributes from the father. I will let no man or woman enslave me with their doctrine, when I HAVE THE FATHER, HIS SPIRIT, HIS COMMANDS, FIND YOUR FREEDOM. SHALOM
you imply that you like to research. If so you will find that the tight clothing and a need to accentuate the body goes hand in hand with homosexual tendencies. I did not learn this from my father I have a degree in psychology with an emphasis and minor on eastern religion, My father unfortunately was not equipped to teach me some things,
Shalom, the question you asked has a yes and no answer. This maybe true of the eastern culture, but not of the western culture that we live in. I definitely get your point, their are alot of people in homosexual lifestyle that never wear revealing attire, just in church history thru the years pastors,evangelist,apostles, etc..leaders that influence changes spiritually and massive change in communities have been in this lifestyle.I personally watch this spirit infest the black churches in the late 70's and has kept gaining ground throughout the church, where in some places it seem to be the norm from the front door greeter to the choir stand without tight attire, this is alot bigger than a style of dress. SHALOM
There are certian nuances that are precursors to homosexual behavior. If one knows what they are and takes note of them then maybe we can understand the behavior.

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