Appearance in this context brings a cultural element that may be different (physically) from culture to culture regardless, it is quite clear that this is referring to the Outside the Visible, it is clear then that God wants us to abstain from things visible ( clothing, actions et al) That would give the impression of evil upon a child of GOD ! -
In the bible their are not call pants they are call breeches,and if you look up hebrews the women wore appearl that was around,and humblely speaking Ive never seen a round pair of breeches,breeches were for the men priest when they wendt to minister at the alter.so the Lord told the men priest to put the breeches under their atire so that the men.priest wouldnt see their. private part or be revealing.
When a woman walks into the "House of God" to worship, does her outer appearance really matter? If a woman comes into the "House of God" and is in need of healing and deliverance, does it really matter if she's wearing pants, a dress, a skirt and blouse? Does the outer appearance really matter when a woman (or anyone for that matter) has their heart set and fixed on worshiping and serving God?
Too often we miss out on ministry opportunities because we are stuck on someone's outer appearance. I believe everyone - both men and women - should be modest in how they dress. 1 Timothy 2:9-10 talks about women dress in modest apparel such as is becoming of someone who worships God. It makes no specific mention of pants or any other article of clothing. If that's the case, some of the suits, hats, etc that some women wear to church is not modest at all. I personally find some of it distracting.
I find it alarming that we are still trying to determine a matter of the heart based on outer appearance. If as a woman, you find it offensive to wear pants, then don't wear them. I personally don't think that the issue of women wearing pants in the church has nothing at all to do with what may or may not be written in scripture. I believe it comes from a time in culture when it was thought that women (inside or outside of the church) shouldn't wear pants. In my opinion, the choice to wear pants doesn't reflect a person's holiness. For there are many who worship God with their mouths but their hearts are far from Him.
Dear Men and Women of God,
I think that you are trying to urgue with God on many things and this wont help any one on this planet earth what you are trying to do is to thing that God made a misytake to creat us as man and woman finary let God solve this proble /urgment for He is the initiater of all this you knoe little and we can tell what is what for we are all human so try to think about other things like what can we do to reach the unreached for there are many who need your testimonies they are in need of a saviour and many need feeding for fimine is everywhere due to problem brought around by our masters/so called politicians and those who masters the world affairs thing of helping the HIV/AIDs victim but matters regarding who should put on what you are free if you think so but one day each one of us will be unswerable before God on all that you think that they are right even though they are wrong.
Be blessed and bless others in other communities
If you noticed I said it is a misinterpretation of that scripture. That book deals with several different topics, however, that particular verse does say that a woman should not wear that which pertaineth to a a man and a man should not wear woman's clothing. Other versions of that scripture clearly say A woman should not wear a man's clothing and a man should not wear a man's clothing. And there is a passage where a woman wanted to do to war with the men but the wouldn't let her so she put on a man's under garment to fool military officials.
Or better yet, why not take her to the grocery store and buy food for her and her children? Why not offer to help her pay a utility bill?
She's not coming to church naked. But she and her children may be coming to church hungry or at risk of having their electricity or water being turned off. She and her children may be facing eviction because she's struggling to make ends meet.
Often people are not ashamed of what they have to wear to church until someone in a "suit" offers to buy them an outfit to wear to church. One of the things I love about the church I attend is whether I choose to wear a nice suit/dress, a pair of jeans with a t-shirt and tennis shoes, or decide to wear a sweat suit, it doesn't matter. We all still come together and worship God and hear the Word of God.
My thing is those children can't eat a suit when they're hungry. They don't care about a suit when their stomachs are growling or they themselves don't have clothes that fit and they are constantly growing. I pray that the church come out of the idea that everyone has to be dressed or look a certain way and begin to minister to the inner man - the spirit. I pray the church will stop focusing on the outer appearance and minister to the real needs in the body of Christ. There are too many people who are sitting right next to us in the pews who are dying spiritually.