Women in church

United States
February 12, 2007 2:23pm CST
I was just wondering how many church going ladies out there follow the rules of head covering from 1 Corinthians Chapter 11? I have found it odd that there are a number of churches in my area who claim to take the Bible as the literal word of God but they have no hat/head covering rules at their church. If you view the Bible as the literal word of God, what is your stance on 1 Corinthians 11:4-6? Must men not wear anything covering their heads when they pray and must women cover their heads to pray? If you do believe that the Bible is the literal word of God but you do not follow this rule are you intentially defying God's word?
3 responses
@NVMapper (115)
• United States
12 Feb 07
The Bible is a book of instructions from a God of love to any people willing to learn that love. Rituals, set responses and dress codes have never been Gods issues, yet because one can find them in this book they are commandments? Get over yourself, God wants us to enjoy a life without rules that seperate one man from the next so there can be harmony. Those against God demand rules, and the writer of Corinthians didn't want differences between Jews and their custom was following headware rules, so who do you follow? Follow less rules.
@Kaeli72 (1230)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Yeshua was a Jew. At my church, we women do not cut our hair because our hair is our "headcovering". ~Kaeli
@NVMapper (115)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Yeshua also teaches that scripture is not the final answer, love for each other is the greatest commandment. I believe thats why the New Testament that Christians follow is called GOOD NEWS. Thank you for clarifying Kaeli.
• United States
13 Feb 07
I agree, but I am asking about churches or people who claim that the Bible is the literal word of God (which a good number of churches around here do).
@coffeechat (1961)
• New Zealand
6 Mar 07
When you take a "Friend" literally, you could possibly come to grief. When you take some book literally - a book which has many versions and each proponent claiming divine inspiration and authenticity..... you are all smart. figure it out.
@WAHSIS (216)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I am glad you mentioned this because I have been saying that the people like Mary and Joseph covered their heads back then so why has it changed now? I am a Salafi muslim and all Salafi means is following the ways of the first three generations of Muslims. So we try to practice like they did. But some Muslims think have gone astray and changed into modern day Islam (no such thing) by not covering the head or the body so this is very confusing to some that we can be of the same faith but practice differently. I wear my Hijab(Muslim Covering) and am very proud to wear it.