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Featured Preferred dress code for church

Discussion in 'Christian Advice' started by ChicanaRose, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. Looking my Sunday best

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    17.5%
  2. Modest clothing or business casual

    39 vote(s)
    68.4%
  3. Completely casual - shorts, flipflops, etc.

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  1. PoppyB

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    Yes good for them. They are free to wear what they want.
     
  2. PoppyB

    PoppyB Active Member

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    Still no specific passage. Ok don't worry about it.
     
  3. ChristianForCats

    ChristianForCats God Seeker

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    Church services are NOT marriage ceremonies in any way. We worship God, not God and ourselves.
     
  4. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    Do you agree with God's Word all the time though -
    or that God's Word is always to be obeyed ?
     
  5. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    Rather, I gave you a lot of specific passages, all in context : 1st and 2nd Corinthians, Galatians, Hebrews, Ephesians, 1 John and 2 John, 1 Peter and 2 Peter,



    Should be more than enough.

    People living "of the world", carnally, in the flesh, DISOBEY THEM ALL.

    Believers living IN CHRIST, walking in the Spirit, OBEY THEM ALL.
     
  6. David Cabrera

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    Well, it is not about ourselves but about God. Don't take it personal, if you think what you wear is the best you can give, that is fine.
     
  7. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    She never posted anything indicating it would be the best she could give. Did she?
     
  8. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    I gave you specific books in the BIBLE , all individually, and all together, would help teach you that you don't get to wear what you want, and why wearing what you want is not acceptable all the time.
     
  9. Paidiske

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    I guess it depends what you mean by business formal.

    I would think it silly, for example, to insist that women should be in heels, which would probably be considered necessary for "business formal."

    I think the respect/disrespect thing is entirely context dependent, so there can't be hard and fast rules for every context. But if - for example - in my context, I turned up to church in ripped jeans and so on, that would say clearly to the other people there, "I don't take this seriously and I don't respect it." So if I were to wear jeans, they'd be whole and clean and neat. (That's talking about if I were in the pew. For "up the front" there's a whole different calculus, and let's just say I'm really grateful to be in a tradition which makes that a lot easier by putting its ministers in robes).

    And no, as a general comment, I don't think it's enough to just choose to wear "what we want." What we wear has an affect on others and communicates all sorts of messages in our social context, and all of that ought to be taken into account when choosing what we wear.
     
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  10. ChristianForCats

    ChristianForCats God Seeker

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    Jesus said, "Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will care for itself."

    Obviuosly we should not worry about what to wear the next day.
     
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  11. Loversofjesus_2018

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    Is this more of a individual thing or do you think anybody who wears ripped jeans to church is communicating they don’t take it seriously? And yeah it’s definitely possible that people may think different or bad of an individual who chooses not to follow the societal standards but should that really matter in the context of how we relate to God? Do you think God is offended by the people who show up in ripped jeans? If so I’m just curious as to why? Do you only think that because of societies standards?
     
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  12. David Cabrera

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    Ok, just worry when you wake up.
     
  13. Paidiske

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    I started that paragraph by saying "I think the respect/disrespect thing is entirely context dependent, so there can't be hard and fast rules for every context."

    To a degree, yes, I think it should matter. Like I said, how we dress communicates to others, and how we communicate to others is part of being the body of Christ, something bigger than just ourselves.

    Now... that doesn't mean that church should be a microcosm of wider society in every respect, including dress. But I think we should be aware of societal standards and position ourselves intentionally in relation to them.

    I think God's attitude is going to be taking in the bigger picture of who that person is and why they chose to wear what they wore. I think there's plenty in all of us that offends God, and sometimes that shows up in how we dress. But we can't just take one thing in isolation - like "ripped jeans" - and say that offends God. It's not that simple.
     
  14. ChicanaRose

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    I'm actually not made of money so it's also financially a pressure for me to keep up with their looks.
     
  15. LaBèlla

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    Why do you have to do that? Why can’t you be the person you are here? Why can’t you bring the smile and helpful advice you share in this space?
     
  16. ChicanaRose

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    True. Most companies today are going business causal or even casual...including the CEO's.
     
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    I make sure I wear my Sunday underwear and socks because the are holy.
     
  18. ChicanaRose

    ChicanaRose Well-Known Member

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    Off-line (i.e. in real life) people see my looks before they get to know me, befriend me, and hear my advice. Looks can be an obstacle some social situations.
     
  19. LaBèlla

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    So how do you explain our connection? Dear one, haven’t you realized by now you’re connecting with the same? ~smooch
     
  20. RaymondG

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    Why would you question anything anyone else wears if you dont want your attire to be questioned. You want to be free to wear what you want, yet you are looking down on the one who may wear something loose....as if it is known to you the dresscode of one who loves Jesus. You cant have it both ways.... There is either an acceptable way to dress in church or there isnt.

    You draw a line at loose and another may draw it at t-shirts and jeans, another shorts. One may say "Why would anybody who is in love with Jesus actually wear Jeans and t-shirts?" What would make them wrong to say this, but you right to when you speak the same sentence, and change the clothing to something you feel unacceptable?
     
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