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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Who said something about her children were hungry,  these children are not hungry,  I Think that you people has taken this wrong,    This was about the way people dress coming to church,  And i said that there is nothing wrong with wearing pants to church,  Because people cannot afford a suit to wear, Because they have families,  Church is not a fashion show, even through a lot of people act like it is. These children probably have more food that you have, That's not what this subject is about, This children is very much love,  The subject is about wearing suits to church,  And i said not everyone can afford a suit to wear to church when they have a large family to take care of.   That's what this subject is about. Thank you.   Not everyone can afford suits to wear to church.  My God.  People please!
And why would i take her to the store and buy her a suit,  You don't go to church for a fashion show, as i said, Have you seen women sitting in your church that do not have a suit on, Did you take them to the store and buy them a suit.  Thanks.
You are a pastor ! Yes! How many families have you taking shopping for suits. WOW!!!!!  I Think that you have miss what the question was.  It wasn't about this women and her children, It was  about wearing a suit to church.  Not everyone can wear a suit to church. This was not a put down of this women, I love her and her children,  I Took them then to the church,  WOW!!!!!!
I was not boasted about anything airhead,  I was saying That i have suits that i can wear to church if that's what i wanted to wear, But because when i can get to church I have stop wearing suits because i don't want these young ladies to feel out of place,  Weather you know it or not some young women will not go to church because of preachers like you, That tell them they have to dress in a suit or they can't wear pants,   I Been there, I haven always had those suit, But God has been good to me,  And no I don't feel sorry for anyone,  I Was not talking about one person with these children there are many young many that go to church like this,  I happen to be a guess at this church on the sunday afternoon. I Don't know any of these people. I Just receive 6 more beautiful suits, And what does that mean,  God has been good to me,  I Remember when i didn't have one suit. But i didn't sit up have a lot of children either, And now my children are grown with these own families.   Do you have a church?  Remind me not to attend that church,  Just because you are a Rev don't mean you have the close walk with God.  I Don't to give any of my clothes to anybody, Why don't you go and buy her and her children some clothes,  You are a REV ANTHONY. R, WASTON arent you, well brother you can do this good deed for your sister and her children WOW!!!!  Just saying,
That unbiblical rule came from insecure men. Being ex military I got e chance to travel around the world, I was in the middle east when I thought of the scripture I use to use to justify my belief in woman wearing skirts only. Woman should not wear anything at pertains to men clothing and vice versa. Well this word had to apply to them and it was written when none of us dress as we do now. Everyone had on those robes. They came in two colors. Black for woman and white for men, so that genders can be easily identified. So I discovered that rule to be an American cultural rule. Even researched when woman started wearing pants in this country and it was during world war 1 when the draft took most of the men to war and woman worked the factories wearing Levi jeans. When the men came back and saw their woman working, keeping the house, raising children it made us feel like that they didn't need us. Ever heard the saying "we know who wear the pants in that house". So long story short it's an insecurity in man and we can't say we are insecure because that is not manly so we have to hide behind the word of God we are twisting, I am in agreement that your pants ought to look like woman's pants and not men pants. But strangely when I believed that doctrine somehow it was only confined to pants. Woman wore their husband tube socks and sweatshirts. Nobody said nothing about that but pants will land you in hell for all eternity....
I understand what you are saying sr But the fact still remains that in this day and time not every women was Raise up in church, You have some black people that don't believe in God, You have some women that will only go to church if they can wear pants, Time are not like they were back then,  That's all i am saying,  My Grandmother and father always told me that a women should wear Dresses or a suit to church, Out of respect,  But it just breaks my heart when i walk into a church and see women wearing the clothes that are wearing now day, WOW!!!!!!!  But you have some that just don't know,  But i understand,   God Bless you.  Times are Different now, Its sad because some people just don't know, So sad,  And when you try and tell them, they get mad, Yes I can go to church every week with a different suit on, But when you walk into a service and everyone in the house are wearing pants, My God  then what do you do.  Well I wear pants, But i know better, LOL!!!

The question about whether Christian women should wear pants or slacks is an issue that is raised about externals when the life of the child of God should rather be about a spiritual relationship based upon our position in Christ as believers. The obedience of a child of God is not measured by what clothing we wear but by our walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16).

When looking at “doubtful things," we need to use Scripture in context for the principles that will help us walk as believers, which means considering the dispensation and the whole counsel of God and not taking passages out of context. There is a passage in the Old Testament that speaks about a woman wearing men's clothing: "A woman must not wear men's clothing, nor a man wear women's clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this" (Deuteronomy 22:5). The context of this passage is the second giving of the law to the nation of Israel as they were poised to enter the Promised Land. Deuteronomy 22:5 is an admonition not to live as a transvestite. This has to do with more than just clothing; it also speaks of a life that emulates in every way those of the opposite sex. Transvestitism was a practice of the Canaanites, and Israel was to consider it an abomination. We take a principle from this and apply it to our lives as believers, but we must use it in the context in which it is given and do so in relation to the dispensation of grace.

The Apostle Paul wrote extensively on the difference between the law and grace in Romans. We are not justified by our adherence to the law, but we are justified by faith in Christ (Romans 3:21-28). The believer in Christ Jesus is "dead" to the constraints of the law. "But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code" (Romans 7:6). Therefore, a believer does not live by legalism, nor by license, but rather by grace.

What has that to do with a believing woman wearing pants? There is no biblical law that says what a woman should wear or not wear. Rather, the issue is one of modesty. Paul addresses the modesty of women in his first letter to Timothy. "I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God" (1 Timothy 2:9-10). The Greek word translated "modest" is the Greek word kosmios, which is translated twice in the New Testament, once as "modest" in this passage and once as "of good behavior" in 1 Timothy 3:1. It came to mean "well-arranged, seemly, and modest."


Even if you look at Deuteronomy 22:11, it talks about not wearing clothing mixed of different fabrics (wool and linen) and that also served as an abomination. This chapter was talking about laws of separation and the gender of pants was one of the things that the Israelites were to uphold as a standard not to be conformed to other nations and to remain separate. My perspective is this, if women shouldn't wear pants then all our clothing should be 100 % cotton, linen, or wool. Until we stop approaching the Bible with this pre-embedded theology and pre-conceived notions of the word of God we will always be bound by something that was spoken to make us free. I hope I shed some light to your answer. -Prophet My'chal T. WIlkins

Trust me i do understand,  I went to a funeral and my God I thought i was at a party,  So i know that women  shouldn't wear pants, Or at lease a nice pants suit in a afternoon service,  But some of these women and young ladies My God. The funeral that my family and i attend, O My God, Everybody in my family had on suits at this funeral,  Some of the family member to the decease person had on gym shoes. The decease person was dress better than some of the family member, LOL!!!!! For real.   It so sad,  But yes i know and i was raise that a women is not to wear pants to church service,   When i was going to church i could never wear pants to church,  But now days people either don't have the money for a dress or a suits or they just don't care.  WOW!!!!!!!   God Bless.  and it is just to sad.  They just walk into the lord house like that,  And the first thing that comes out of their mouth is God said come as you are, My God. WOW!!!!!

First and foremost, All these excuses and reasons for or against wearing pant's if you are a women, are just that "EXCUSES" it doesn't matter if your for or against. I've been patient and sat back and reading all the emails everytime someone comments on this thread. Some call yourselves Pastor, some Preacher, Bishop, Prophet, Prophetess, on and on and on. We seem to have puffed up ourselves up, all high and mighty on here with our words of wisdom as though GOD needs us to answer for him. This is the problem with our Churches today, we tell GOD to move over and let me answer this one for you. Turn on your TV and look at what the world is seeing as the modern day Church, we have Men and Women dressed in their scarlett overthrows with all this fine jewelry hanging about their necks acting like you can't go directly to GOD without going through me first, acting all holier than thou, they spend enough on the pulpit to feed 150 hungry children, then you come on a site such as this one, only to read accusations and inneundos of different interpretations. If you go back and read this thread from the beginning and number all the old testament reasons against women wearing pants to Church, perhaps you would think, we truely are ignorant. Is this what a piece of paper from the internet gets you or an education from a school of higher learning, I think not. GOD doesn't call the qualified, he qualifies the called. For us to inject our small portion of infinite wisdom, is actually driving folks away from the Church. Geez, I've even read about RACE in this thread, we had better be getting our selfs out of the way and let the Lord lead us or we will all end up in the ditch. You know, the "blind leading the blind", we had better be examing ourselves. If I were a lost person or unchurched and came on here and read  this, I wouldn't want anything to do with any of us.


In closing, someone correct me if I'm wrong, when Jesus and his disciples were seen plucking and eating the corn in the field on the sabbath, just what does that mean to YOU. Did Jesus not do away with the old law? We now live under GRACE, you know, love GOD and Love your Neighbor. If we don't LOVE our Neighbor, then how can we love GOD. Let's stop trying to put Jesus back on the Cross, the saviour I worship and Love would want and require we love all our sheep, regardless of how they look and wear.

I'm just a simple undersheperd for a mighty King, he made me a fisher of men, all I have to do is catchem, he does all the cleaning. Amen, Amen, Amen

Well, I would love to keep writing, because theres so much to say on this subject, but I have to get ready for Sunday morning baptizing at the river, because they were saved at our revival. They are now in line to recieve a new ROBE and CROWN. The only pair of clothing that matters.......


It is not about pants, or lipstick, or long hair, or short hair, etc.. This is a heart issue. God judges the heart. The Word of God Says! Those who will let them come, not... Come as u are! It is about our soul salvation. If the people come and they can't or don't have clothing for church... The Lord will provide thru the members of the church for His Glory. The goal is for Souls to be Saved... But if people have clothing that can HONOUR God and don't wear them...their heart is not right if they don't care... God knows who have and who don't , or who cares or who don't . This is a heart issue... People what's in your heart.about my/our God
the operative idea is to save soul we are so worried about how each other should wear and look that we are losing the souls that need us to show love in a paper sack and still have glow of our lords glory on us, if we would mine our father's business the kingdom will be awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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