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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. RaymondG

    RaymondG Well-Known Member

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    I thought about this passage myself, but figured it didnt apply. I believe this is concerning worrying about whether or not you will have clothes to wear at all......as opposed to "Do not decide today, which outfit you will choose to put on tomorrow."
     
  2. ChristianForCats

    ChristianForCats God Seeker

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    Raymond, I take it to mean don't worry about what will happen tomorrow. Will other church members be mad at your for not wearing a suit? Jesus does not want people to worry about what others will tell them.
     
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  3. PoppyB

    PoppyB Active Member

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    But don't we all wear what we want? I just don't get it.
     
  4. PoppyB

    PoppyB Active Member

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    I'm not drawing lines anywhere just responding to someone who is.
     
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  5. Silverback

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    I grew up in a church that decided one day to institute a dress code. There was no possible way I could meet the requirements, and on at least two occasions I was physically "pushed/pulled" away from the entrance. This topic is a bit personnel to me.

    The church I attended in Hawaii was casual to the extream, shorts, flip-flops, t-shirt, and sun glasses. When we moved to Illinois, it was a bit more stuffy. Here in Florida is runs the full gammet. Personally, denim is fine, t-shirts are as well. The guiding principles for me are modesty, in good repair, and clean.
     
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  6. Paidiske

    Paidiske Clara bonam audax Supporter

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    I'm just going to make an observation, because it's something I notice men often seem oblivious to.

    When men wear shorts, it can be just as - ah, distracting - to the ladies present, as women in an "immodest" hemline can be for the men.
     
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  7. Tzav

    Tzav No fetuses were harmed by this membership. Supporter

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    That is shocking. Ridiculous. And I am sorry, Silverback.
     
  8. RaymondG

    RaymondG Well-Known Member

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    Because they are too hairy or because they can be attractive?
     
  9. Paidiske

    Paidiske Clara bonam audax Supporter

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    Because they can be attractive.
     
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  10. RaymondG

    RaymondG Well-Known Member

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    Never knew that.......I may have to start shaving my legs and wearing shorts more :p
     
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  11. A Realist

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    The building folks go to for worship service is not "God's House".

    'nuff said.
     
  12. Chris V++

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    I like sitting behind ladies that wear big hats. I can duck behind them when the pastor is saying something intended to be convicting. :)
     
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  13. Ken Rank

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    Coming to him in the heart has nothing to do with clothing. But once we come to him... we are to congregate with other believers and with him. Should that day/time be special, different than other days and gatherings with non-believers?
     
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  14. Ken Rank

    Ken Rank Well-Known Member Supporter

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    No, our bodies are the Temple of God. But we are also COMMANDED to gather together. So, is that time "holy" because God called for it, or is it just another day and time as if among unbelievers?
     
  15. Ken Rank

    Ken Rank Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I am not suggesting a decree made by a church that says one must wear or not wear _____. I am simply suggesting that as individual members of the House of God... should we not treat HIM and His people and His assemblies differently than we treat the rest of the world?
     
  16. Avniel

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    I don’t know, it depends on what I have clean. Sometimes I wish I could go with basketball shorts and a hoodie, especially when I’m sick. If people wouldn’t look at that strangely I’d probably go to church while sick more often.
     
  17. Avniel

    Avniel Doing my part each day by being the best me

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    Any time believers are gathered it’s holy.
     
  18. SPF

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    And that's probably why my children end up sick more often than not after going to Church on Sunday. It's amazing how many parents think it's fine to bring their children to church or come themselves when they're sick....
    I have no clue what you do for work, but when I see people say things like this they typically don't have the sort of job that actually requires them to dress nicely. I wear a suit more than once during the week for work. Does that mean I should wear a tux on Sunday so that I'm dressing nicer on Sunday than I normally do during the week?
     
  19. RaymondG

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    The bible says when you are sick, call for the elders..... The ones able to lay hands on the sick and have them recover, are in the house of the Lord.... so why keep the sick out?

    That would be like the world saying, when sick, dont go to the hospital because the people there fear being made sick themselves.

    We should not fear sickness or disease....for we are healed....and healthy.
     
  20. SPF

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    Ok, let me know what Church you attend and I'll make sure next time my children are sick with the flu and throwing up that we come and sit next to you.
     
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