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Featured Why Is It Acceptable for Christians to Dress Like Slobs to Church?

Discussion in 'Christian Philosophy & Ethics' started by Zatek, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. ToBeLoved

    ToBeLoved Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It is not 'should' God be pleased, but is God pleased.
     
  2. fat wee robin

    fat wee robin Newbie

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    Most Catholics dress up at least a little ; it is a protestant ,American thing , mostly .
     
  3. ToBeLoved

    ToBeLoved Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If God cares about the spirit, not carnal things, than what in the Bible makes you think God even cares about how someone dresses?
     
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  4. fat wee robin

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    One has to ask then what is 'spirit really ' ,can it be measured in any way ,it it possible for there to be visible signs of the 'spirit ' ? I believe that 'spirit ' is only invisible to those who are not yet fully beings, as God made us originally ,that is complete ,
    and in tune with the BEAUTIFUL HARMONIOUS CREATION ,and it's BEAUTIFUL CREATOR .
    God made everything beautiful . Our souls , our hearts , our bodies ,the earth ,the stars ,everything that can be seen ,and everything which cannot be seen by the FALLEN human . So the Spiritual person while not worshiping the creation , admires it , enjoys it and acts towards IT according to the basic LAWS which God decided to reveal to us through the bible prophets , but which have always existed since Creation a long ,very long time ago .

    While one should not be obessed with external appearances to the negation of the Internal (unseen only a yet to the still 'blind' )one should not either ignore to the point of being anarchic ,the basic rules of cleanliness and decency when we are in the company of other human beings .We are not alone with God ,we are in company ,and unless in exceptional circumstances we should be respectful .
    In private when we are alone with God our comportement will be respectful too as we will not be wearing disgraceful type of clothes the kind made to attract men for prostitutes etc Here our clothes matter very little ,if at all if our attitude is right

    Me ,I often dress up ,but not always ,but always clean and decent . I do not judge people by what they wear in general ,but life is rather sad and anrachic , if everyone always looked like a down and out ,when society is rich . Those who are genuinely poor dress up for Church , as during the week they have to wear rough clothes , and life is a struggle ,so that they show their JOY and HOPE in their God y not only dressing up for each other as they will at fetes , but to show HIM that they apreciate the wonderful gifts in fruit ,flowers ,and foods , that He has created .That more of this will come as we advance in humility towards Him ,and with respect towards our fellow human beings .

    Those who never make an effort to please , always only concerned about their own internal processes, they say spiritual , are probably 'moral narcissists , while those too preoccupied by clothes, to the point of vanity, they too are narcissistic .Both are similiar , in so far as they are both concerned about themselves ,more than they are by God and their fellow b eings .
    Too SELF concious .
     
  5. ToBeLoved

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    I don’t really understand why it would be important or even relevant to measure the spirit as you put it and what are the visible signs your talking about?
     
  6. Almost there

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    Dress is not relevant to me in Church. I'm 64. I think the generation just before me is all about suit and tie, but that is just a cultural thing. I may be missing a scripture about it but I'm not aware of any.
     
  7. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    Was there ever any doubt that Yahweh cares for spiritual things. This is what Yeshua taught His disciples every day by His Life, Testimony, Word and Lessons/Instructions.
    Man does not, however, care for spiritual things. Man cares 1st and most about money/ popularity/ fame/ power/ prestige/ ratings/ "number of clicks"(online)/ and so on and so forth. (try running a website without those things) ....
     
  8. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    Jesus said that it is not the homelss poor who sue us and take away our homes - it is the "suit and ties", professionals, rich or well-to-do, greedy ones who sue us and take away our homes and so forth.

    There is much much more also , in Scripture, Jesus says pertinent to this, not welcome by the "suit and ties".
     
  9. Almost there

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    I think about 80% of the trappings of Christianity in the US are purely cultural in the same way the Hijab is not a part of islam, but simply part of the culture from which islam flourishes.

    Except, of course, Christmas trees. :D
     
  10. fat wee robin

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    Yes, the first group like the extreme socialists, can't bear the idea that anyone could be Superior to them in any way , as all people are equal they say , including God .
    How dare He ,be more than their 'buddy' ? What cretins , what arrogance from these leftie anarchists !!!!
     
  11. LostMarbels

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    1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
    Jas 2:2 For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
    Jas 2:3 And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
    Jas 2:4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
    Jas 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
    Jas 2:6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
    Jas 2:7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?
    Jas 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
    Jas 2:9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
     
  12. ToBeLoved

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    I don’t know if this has been discussed or not but to a certain degree, to spread the gospel to all, we need to make sure our churches are accessible to the lost.
     
  13. TNF_13

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    You know, I distinctly remember Jesus welcoming sinners and tax collectors, and since "dressed-down" people are not committing any sin, I wonder why you find value in judging them. I for one do not care what the outside appearance is, I care about what is in the heart of that person, and if they are belting out the songs just as loud as I am or listening to the entire sermon without getting distracted by their phone, then who cares what they look like?
     
  14. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    So, COOL!
    THAT'S how to be free from sin, DRESS DOWN!
     
  15. Phil 1:21

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    I feel invincible in my Levis and Chevy Trucks sweatshirt. ^_^
     
  16. Doug Melven

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    There was a time when I always wore dress pants and a dress shirt to church. Then one day my Pastor told us some people came to our church one Sunday and they later told him they would not come back because they felt that they could not measure up to the dress code at our church, as everybody was dressed up.
    Our church does not have a dress code, but almost all of the members like to dress up for church.
    Since the day our pastor said that I made it a point to wear shorts and tennis shoes and a t-shirt during the summer months and jeans and t-shirts in the winter.
    I won't have people leaving the church because they would feel uncomfortable because of there clothing.
     
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