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Who here Covers?

Discussion in 'Baptists' started by RenJac, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. RenJac

    RenJac Guest

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    Good Afternoon Everyone.
    I cover,and I was wondering if anyone else here covers?
    This is a SIMPLE question, if you are going to make a DEBATE about it then please do not reply.
    I am simply asking a simple question.
     
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  2. Bella Vita

    Bella Vita Sailor in the U.S.N

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    No I don't see the need for it. It is not a part of our culture and we as Christians are still suppose to be in our culture. Just my personal thoughts on it. But if it is a conviction of yours then go for it.
     
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  3. Diakoneo10

    Diakoneo10 V.: to serve, attend, or wait upon

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    I do, but I won't exactly consider myself Baptist anymore. I was raised Baptist though. It's been an off and on process for the past 6 years for me as God has stretched and molded me spiritually but that's another story...

    OP: yes I cover.
     
  4. Tallguy88

    Tallguy88 Theology Category Supervisor Staff Member Supervisor Supporter CF Ambassador

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    You mean head coverings? In my Catholic church, there is one family that covers, a mother and her seven daughters. Other than them, I can't recall seeing anyone else cover in real life, at either Catholic or Protestant churches.
     
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    I cover all the time :)
     
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    Willie T St. Petersburg Vineyard

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    In the shower, too? (Yes, it's a serious question)
     
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    Nothing wrong with that, if it's what you feel called to do.:angel:
     
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    What are your biblical reasons for doing that?

    Oz
     
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    JM Predestinarian

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  11. Diakoneo10

    Diakoneo10 V.: to serve, attend, or wait upon

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    There are passages in 1st Corinthians and well as in the OT concerning head covering and headship. (Sorry I am terrible at giving exact addresses and my Bible isn't with me at this time. ) But one of the verses I really felt drawn to on the subject was "Be not conformed to this world but be transformed...." Women used to always cover in church (no matter denomination) until the 50's when it became unfashionable. Now our culture doesn't accept that as normal so it makes us stand out as followers. It holds us accountable to God and others because we are literally wearing a statement which says we are different from mainstream society.
     
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    Which is in direct contrast to the Lord's teaching of not practicing your religion to be seen of men. Matt. 6:1-6
     
  13. OzSpen

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    You say that to go without a head covering would be to be conformed to this world. However, I note that you use a computer by coming onto this Forum. Why is that not worldly? Could it be worldly to use a motor car and not a horse and buggy. I'm a graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, OH. That is an old order Amish community. They consider it worldly to use tractors, trucks, cars and electricity. Why are you choosing a head covering as a primary example of not being worldy and not these other things?

    You are possibly thinking of these verses re head covering in the NT:
    Perhaps it would be an interesting discussion on CF to ask why many women in the church do not choose to wear a material or ornamental head covering any longer.

    As a started to this discussion, we need to understand that there have been different dress codes adopted within various cultures through various centuries. What was happening at Corinth to which this Pauline letter was written?

    The city was a mixed population of Greeks, Romans, Jews and some from other nations. So, when Paul was discussing hair styles for men and women and head coverings, he was telling his Christian readers to use Christian practices in a world that was pagan. Paul was not being a 21st century contemporary egalitarian with the blurring of the genders. He wanted the Corinthian Christians to tell the pagan culture, in a visible way, that there was a distinction between men and women.

    Now, that's not a very popular message where I live in 21st century Australia, but it was important to Paul in Corinth in the first century. It was an especially meaningful cultural issue for a woman to have a covering in Corinth.

    However, we also need to understand what Paul included in the meaning of covering according to 1 Cor. 11:15,
    So, in that culture, a woman's long her is given to her for a covering. Why the need for a further covering if a woman's long hair is her covering? Could it be that a material covering is not necessary with this teaching from 1 Cor 11:15?

    Sincerely, Oz
     
  14. RenJac

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    The Bible talks about this in 1 Cor. 11, where it uses nature as a parenthetical example as to why women should wear headcoverings. Just like in the natural, the woman should have long hair, so as a symbol for the spiritual, she is to also wear a head covering. So, Scripturally speaking, the Bible tells us that women should both have long hair, and wear a head covering - 1 Corinthians 11.
     
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    People who cover simply don't know what the Bible says, and more than likely do due to blind following of tradition and spoken word instead of an understanding of the Word of God.
     
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    The ONLY reason I cover, is because it says I'm to, in the Bible.
     
  17. Diakoneo10

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    ::Gets on her soap box:: :preach:

    Actually both of us who stated we did cover on this thread are completely alone in our decision to cover and therefore not following tradition or man-made statements. We felt led to do so by God and our reasons are just that- our reasons. You may also notice that she did not post requesting opinions, theology, or doctrine concerning the practice. She simply asked who also covered. If you do not agree that is fine, but this was not a thread placed up for debate. As far as I'm concerned- that should be the end of it. To discuss and ask why we practice something is one thing... to blatantly tell us we are wrong and try to convert us to your way of thinking is completely against the spirit of the OP. Kindly take your arguments elsewhere. We are following God's will in our lives and we don't need your help to do so.
     
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    Tallguy88 Theology Category Supervisor Staff Member Supervisor Supporter CF Ambassador

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    Well said.:amen: I wanted to join in and defend your position, but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to do that here. However, I take extreme issue with the poster who said that those who cover don't know the Bible. How presumptuous.

    This is for you::crosseo:
     
  20. Bella Vita

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    I think that by wearing the covering you are doing the exact opposite of what Jesus did. But if you feel called to that then so be it but I would really pray for cultural conviction and I wouldn't use scripture as your reasoning for practicing this. Because in scripture it is talking about using the covering in their culture to show if they are married or not. In a society that does not use coverings for that purpose a wedding band or another symbol of married is fine.

    My Bible study notes on that passage...

    1 Cor. 11:5–6 head uncovered. A married woman who uncovered her head in public would have brought shame to her husband. The action may have connoted sexual availability or may simply have been a sign of being unmarried. In cultures where women’s head coverings are not a sign of being married, wives do not need to cover their heads in worship, but they could obey this command by wearing some other physical symbol of being married (such as a wedding ring). While a shaven head or short hair was considered shameful for a woman in first-century Corinth, long hair was considered to be a woman’s “glory”
     
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