There’s an adage used often in debates and dialogues where an argument is made which opens up a host of variables. The added variables
muddy the waters.
The term used is
a slippery slope.
The ole traditionalists in churches will argue relaxing dress codes and trying not to offend has created an “anything goes” mentality among the young couples and youth.
Today I sat in church and saw a young guy, probably in high school, who sat in church with a cap on. My ole critical self wanted to go up to the guy and ask him to remove the cap. We’re in church worship God and you have no more respect for God and the holy sanctuary than to wear a cap the whole service? Prayers and all!
I felt an inner anger rising. How bout if I reach over and snatch the cap off. I didn’t but I wanted too. I literally kept reminding my self that as important as being appropriate in church and worship, at least the guy was in church. Shouldn’t that be enough?
No. Not really. Even God has standards for worship. We do so in spirit and in truth. John 4:24. We are told in His Word to let everything be done decently and in order. 1 Corinthians
The bible speaks of men teaching boys and women teaching the young girls. So should someone have spoken to the guy? Who, the pastor? Maybe a deacon?
And you say…
Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ. Now I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold firmly to the traditions, just as I delivered them to you. But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ. Every man who has something on his head while praying or prophesying disgraces his head. But every woman who has her head uncovered while praying or prophesying disgraces her head, for she is one and the same as the woman whose head is shaved. For if a woman does not cover her head, let her also have her hair cut off; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, let her cover her head. For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man. For man does not originate from woman, but woman from man; for indeed man was not created for the woman’s sake, but woman for the man’s sake. Therefore the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. However, in the Lord, neither is woman independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. For as the woman originates from the man, so also the man has his birth through the woman; and all things originate from God. Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him, but if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her? For her hair is given to her for a covering. But if one is inclined to be contentious, we have no other practice, nor have the churches of God. (1 Corinthians 11:1-16 NASB)