Let Me Say This, Some of you guys; Simply don't get it! If you prefer to wear dresses, then more power to you, you have that right to choices of what clothing you wear to church or anywhere else for that matter, best or not, as long as you're covered, and the pants are not hanging off your back side, or, so tight you don't need an imagination, you're showing me. Why is it some black people in the church need someone else to think and make choices for them? All this qouting scripture in an attempt to justify why women should not wear pants to church is ridicuious. How can that scripture (Deturonomy 22:5) possiblely be speaking of pants, when they simply did not exist until well after it was wrote? Many of you are really not "Studing" the word, if you were, you'd realize it's referring to men and women pretending to be one and the others gender, and God warning the isrealites to not be surprised by this, nor partake in such behavior as Homosexuality, because God made the Isrealite his people, that who the laws were referring to. Com On! Bible scholars, What's that about?
I lived with and under the 'Mothers' of the church who were the ones who stepped out on these scriptures while teaching us how to be women and ladies. Yes, the scripture does not mention the actual word "pants" or make mention of "pants" in the physical natural sense. Yet, it does say "pertaining unto a man". God did not send His word for us to just understand the times and the culture they were written in. We are to make sense of the principles. The good sense of it all. The Kingdom of God thinking. I personally don't like the way pants look on me so I dont' wear them. Pants shows too much and gives men the temptation to move their minds from 'being in the image and likeness of God"... Men, even men of the Church, "galk". However, that's my "good sense".
Since you mention the 'homosexuality' that God warned the Israelites about, will you also chronologically put it in it's proper order? I am not familiar with the homosexuality piece being a part of Deuteronomy 22. How was that lone scripture connected with homosexuality as a warning to the Israelites? Thanks in advance for your teaching...
Sincerely, Bible learner...
Anyone who thinks that God is literally talking about a pair of pants simply has no spiritual discernment, does not have the mind of Christ and should not be giving instruction or operating in any kind of leadership capacity within the church.
The bible was not written for natural man to look at and give his opinion, interpretation or analysis. When this happens you have alot of misinformed individuals operating out of their limited (finite) understanding trying to explain the nature of God in his totality. Man's intellect always falls short of the infinite nature and wisdom of God. This subject matter is to be spiritually discerned.