Sometimes I think I have both seen and heard everything until I come here, and consider how far we have come, and yet how far we have to go.
First all the people who feel that women in the church should not wear pants because it effects thier standing in Christ, I have a question. Since when does an article of clothing preclude one from the grace of God. You cannot be serious as to believe that an article of clothing effects anyone's standing in Christ? You mean to tell me that an article of clothing can cause the Blood of Christ to be impotent? Is that really what you are saying? Or perhaps you are saying that men simply do not have self control enough to deal with a sister who presents herself in pants. Well the answer to that would be no in and of himself some men do not have self control but that would be a matter of that man submitting himself to Christ daily in order to crucify the flesh. I realize that some may point to the Levitical law, here's the problem with that though, you cannot pick and choose what part of the law you are going to be subject to, have you all forgotten how Paul even said that when you subject yourself to part of the law. you are made a slave to the whole of the law? So my brothers and sisters I put it to you, Will pants keep you out of heaven, will they cause one to lose thier standing as the "righteousness of God in Christ" Will they remove one from being seated in the heavenlies with Christ at the right hand of the Father. The answer of course is no. But there are some who are so willing to bring women into slavery, not submission to something that even Peter said was not keepable. There are those who would abuse sisters spiritually as opposed to working to set them free, and cause them to walk in the fact that they are the apple of God's eye. There are those who refuse to tell them that their God dances with joy over them. That my brothers and sisters is not the heart of a pastor, nor is it the heart of God.
I am 3rd generation COGIC I understand this issue but
I think this type of issue keeps us from focusing on what is important
.We should be more focused on being clothed in humlity than pants
Clothed in rightousness than pants
and unclothing and exposing our sins to repentance instead of covering them up with the issue of pants!
Dear sister, somewhere in the book of Leviticus or Numbers the writrer speaks about women not wearing anything pertaining to a man. Moses was concerning himself with transvestites practiced in contemporary cultures. The Leaders of the Hebrews did not desire this practice to enter their folkway, and that is, of course, understandable. I grew up in Holiness; this was pounded, among other things, every week, and that was the way they were taught---how unfortunate. We have kept people
from the chuch with what became something of a pseudo doctrine. It is not wrong for women to wear pants in church based
on the above. We should, however, teach our congregants how to make it in this life; how to use the power of their subjective mind to realize their dreams and aspirations, that it is not a sin to have a billionaire consciousness to support the end-time harvest, to support their families, to support their local churches. My sister be "liberated", continue in the work of the Master.