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Angels Demand Head Covering

Are women, married or single supposed to wear covering on their head while in church? My answer is yes because of the angels. 1 Corinthians 11:10. I am not sure why angels want to see women covered.

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I wear the covering because it helps me.Paul exhorted us women to wear it, post Calvary, because of the angels.A woman uncovered is open to oppression because she is not obeying the command, and is in sin and thereby open to oppression. Holy Angels see a woman uncovered and can't protect her as well, because the demons say they have a right to oppress because of the lack of obedience. Personally in my life, I am no longer subject to attacks by demons that were absolutely horrible,because I wear the covering. So the Angels can help me even more,because now I have the power of obedience.I'm protected. The enemy of our soul knows the power of the covering. I won't give my covering up it is peaceful obedience to God.--Jill
---Jill on 8/5/09


I'm not advocating any belief outside the bible, but the head covering is a direct reference to other gospels (outside of the canonized) that talk of the angles coming to earth and having their way with human women and teaching men the art of war.

I'm not advocating extra texts. Just letting you know where all the "head covering" stuff came from.
---mike on 4/23/08


In 1 Cor 11, we are told that for a woman to not wear her covering while praying, she is a dishonour to her husband, praying is not just a thing that was done back then, it is for today as well
---Karen on 12/30/07


But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: 1 Cor, 11-This says every woman, It does not say just some, but every woman. Karen
---Karen on 12/30/07


It says nothing about the haead covering being put away, finished, these are your own words, we are not to add to the word, are take away. As long as women are still praying, they are to cover. Karen
---Karen on 12/30/07




Jesus is the Head and He is our Covering.
Veils, doilies, headscarves were all put away, finished. It was part of the law.
Cultures continue in the old traditions, but for Christians to say that angels demand anything of humans is not Scriptural.
---Bob on 11/6/07


A women's hair is her head covering i have never heard of angel's having head covering's
---Betty on 11/5/07


All I said was that it is a culture thing. I am having a great day please don't ruin it.
---catherine on 11/5/07


catherine, you're saying that it's true, angels can demand head coverings?
False. Angels can't demand that humans should wear headscarves or doilies on their head.
How would an angel be moved by a doily on a woman's head?
Prayer shawls are making a big comeback among the Christians, many are buying such trinkets - shawls, shofurs, doilies. God is not moved by trinkets. They become idols.
---Bob on 11/5/07


Head coverings has to do with culture. And I am going to leave at that, because it is true.
---catherine on 11/5/07




Sister, nobody really understands why the angels are involved in the headcovering. But His thoughts are higher than ours--we don't need to understand everything--just obey. God will bless you as you obey him. It will be tough: many will accuse you of being a "legalist". But you are a fine New Testament believer who understands the grace of God, and wants to obey everything that God has commanded us in the New Testament. Grace be with you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!
---Tom on 11/5/07


Angels can't demand anything. God's angels only obey His commands and Voice.

Head coverings won't cover your sin, only the blood of Jesus covers your sin. We are no longer making sacrifices of bulls and goats. Covering your head doesn't do anything for an angel and since the veil was rent from top to bottom, head coverings are man's traditions.
---Bob on 10/18/07


God doesn't want anything between you and Him. You no longer need Moses to mediate for you, through Jesus Christ - we are to go directly to the Father.
No veils, no coverings and no outward piece of clothing. As in the garden, God sees your sin, right through that head scarf. Let nothing stand between you and God.
---Bob on 10/18/07


Eloy,

I hate to be the one who breaks it to you, brother, but you ARE a weaker vessel. It is through Christ (and Him alone) that any of us receive strength. Otherwise, we are all just "leaky" vessels, and that has nothing whatsoever to do with our gender!
---Crystal on 10/18/07


That is an interesting point and a puzzling one in a way. To give a counter example, John Wesley didn't believe in believer's baptism but was very fruitful. Does that mean that infant baptism is fine? I think God blesses the gift that is upon somebody's life even if they have a blind spot in some area. Evangelism and healing and prophecy (for example) are permitted for women and if they function in these ministries then the anointing of the Holy Spirit may be upon them. Shalom, Andrew
---Andrew on 1/6/07


Soooo....well i dunno bout you but i've seen some pretty awesome anointed powerful fruitful females who dont where head coverings...
---mark on 1/5/07


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It is true, men at times do wear a hat in the church, the truth of the matter, so many have lost the way. Some women know the truth about covering, but want to keep ingnoring it. Karen
---Karen on 1/5/07


I hear all this talk about women should/should not wear hair covering yet not one of you men who preach that women should not wear head covering wear a hat in Church Why? answer that one!
---Carla5754 on 12/27/06


Mendy,You do have some good points, O.K, lets just say, this is talking for married women, would you agree that married women are to wear a covering? Karen,
---Karen on 12/24/06


Mendy, it says her hair is given for a covering, not that her hair is her covering. Karen
---Karen on 12/24/06


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Sometimes the truth asks us to come out of the teaching authority of our leaders and communities and assembles. People love their doctrines outside the words of the bible. People love their bondage to men and made up stuff. Study to show yourself approved. Christ is the head of the man. Hair is a glory for a woman.
---jhonny on 12/24/06


what does your hair have to do with Christ? Where in the scripture can you back of yourself? For the chapters of the book most is talking of marriage. Can hair be head of a woman? do you know what is head?
---mendy on 12/23/06


VERSE 14 Does not even nature itself teach that if a man have long hair, it is a dishonor to him. Is telling us that it is like a man who put on the modesty of a woman. it is the way of a woman to dress like that. Still he is the image of God, he ought not to. nature tell you. telling us how our appearance to be, yet all the same
---mendy on 12/23/06


language- check this clause '' does not nature even teach you'' verse 15 but if a woman have long hair, it is glory to her. Why? If you look in African women, many put on mohairs. Why? for her hair is given to her as the symbol of modesty or fit for, trimmed or cropped or shorn or shaved
---mendy on 12/23/06


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Mendy- very interseting thoughts. I like them. It's been fun to hear all these different points of view. I like yours the best so far. I will continue to study this and pray on it. Eveybody keep up the good work.
---craige on 12/23/06


Head covering, Command, or Custom, lets look at the word, not our own thinking, this is talking about when a woman prays, not women back then just prayed, women pray today as well.if you denie this, then you dinie the word. Karen
---Karen on 12/23/06


If you will also notice, in verse 5, of 1 Cor 11, it says, not just a woman covering, but says, if she prays, uncovered, what with no hair?, it cannot be her hair that is the covering. Karen
---Karen on 12/23/06


A covering on a womans head is a sign, that she is in submission to her husband, and not to cover, is saying, she dishonoureth her head, in really is what most women do any way. Karen
---Karen on 12/23/06


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In other words, if a woman is not going to cover, then let her show her defiance to the world, and shave her head.how can a woman who is with out hair, also be shorn?, cannot, is what the answer is. Karen
---Karen on 12/23/06


Paul is teaching the right thing is to cover here, so in verse 16, when it talk s about, be not contentious, do not fight against what is being taught here. Karen
---Karen on 12/23/06


The head covering is not a hat or shawl, it is the hair. The hair is given for the covering. It doesn't say for women to cover their head with a piece of cloth. This is just another law that the Church has made that is unscriptural and divisive.
---john on 12/23/06


I will believe what the word teaches, it is not just the hair.the word covering, if you look it up, means veil, something on the head. Karen
---Karen on 12/23/06


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11: 1-16. Half the words are about women and half are about men. Head covering for a man is unquestioningly long hair, a dishonour(4) and a shane(16). And clearly long hair for a woman is glory(15). Two styles addressed "shorn or shaven"6) that is brush cut or bald. A brush cut, you might as well be bald(5).
---jhonny on 12/23/06


The hair for man or woman is involved with knowledge about Gods creation and the angels. A womans long hair reveals knowledge about God's creation, His order and about the angels. Disgracing Gods creation intent and order and confounding this knowledge is a disfigurment. Therefore it a waste of time to pray or prophesy in church. For a man or a woman.
---jhonny on 12/23/06


from verse 5-15 to simplify. but every woman that pays or prophesy with her head uncovered dishonors his head that means if she is not married, for the head is of the man and the man is christ. for this is even all one as if she is shaven means it is the shame if she is modest ( shaven = trimmed, cropped, fit for).
---mendy on 12/23/06


verse 6 for if the woman be not covered, means if she is not married, let her be shorn or shaven means to be modest or trimmed, fit for. but it is shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven means a mature woman to be unmarried. Let her be covered or married. 1cor-11:16 the head is the man, the symbol of authority
---mendy on 12/23/06


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verse 7 for a man indeed ought not to cover his head means it doesn't matter whether the man is married or not, for as much as he is the image and gloryof God. Gen-1:26 but the woman is the glory of man, woman from man . Gen-2:21
---mendy on 12/23/06


verse skip to 10 for this cause the woman ought to have power on her head ( not covering your head with headtie will give you power ) because of the angels. Marriage the symbol of power ( no man should touch ones - - ) or dressing modestly because of the holy beings or persons
---mendy on 12/23/06


verse to 13 judge for yourselves, is it correct for a woman to pray unto God uncovered. is it correct for a woman to pray to God unmodestly. BUSY TO COME BACK FOR 14,15
---mendy on 12/23/06


Head covering or hair covering? The chapter is about hair. Up to verse 15 for women and verse 16 for men. Men who want to have long hair are contentious to the creation order. Therefore it is a dishonour for a man to cover his head(4) in context with hair, that it is a shame for a man to have long hair(14). A man should not have a head covering that is long hair. In this we are obedient, not following conformist authoritarian controls. It's all about hair and creation order. Who do you obey?
---jhonny on 12/23/06


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I am enjoying this study, As a woman, I do not want to try and teach a man, I do not like to answer back on something a man has said, so the way I will answer, is just write what I believe the word says on this, for all to see, not to just a man on here. Karen
---Karen on 12/22/06


But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.
Listen to this
read the above verses, on covering, do not be contentious, that women are to cover while praying, there is no such custom to go against this truth. Karen
---Karen on 12/22/06


Karen,with due respect to you, believe what you will,but I've known that verse since I was in my twenties and I'm 68 now,God has answered many prayers for me including miracles so saying a woman must be covered to get prayers answered, if she knows the verse, doesn't hold weight. God has shown me time and again its not true. God isn't into rituals anymore, neither were his churches as it states.The Bible speaks of rightly dividing the Word,that we must do,not add ordinaces that are hard to be observed.
---Darlene_1 on 12/22/06


Covering was not just for the Corinthains back then, Men are still the head today, and when a woman does not obey the covering, she dishonours her head.in 1 Cor- 1, verse 2, reads, Unto the church of GOD, which is at Corinth, to them that are Sanctified in Christ JESUS, called to be saints, with All that in every place call upon the name of JESUS Christ our LORD, both theirs and ours.Karen
---Karen on 12/22/06


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Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven, the head covering, would be one of the least commantments. Matthew 5, 17. Karen
---Karen on 12/22/06


The rest of Matthew, 5-17-20,but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven."
So do you want to be called great, or least?Karen
---Karen on 12/22/06


If it were not important, he would not have taken up space in the word to put it there.Karen
---Karen on 12/22/06


It says in 1 Cor, 11- verse 6, which is the key verse, For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn, but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered, in other words, if a woman is not going to cover, then let her to shorn, but if it is a shame for a woman to do this, then let her cover.Karen
---Karen on 12/22/06


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jaeR- well put.
---craige on 12/22/06


Karen,
Read that again:But if anyone thinks to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor the churches of God."1 Cor 11-16.

Notice Paul said (paraphrasing) If anyone wants to make a big deal out of this, remember we have no such custom nor do the other churches.

It was a local Corinthian custom and not to be imposed on other assemblies.
---Bruce5656 on 12/22/06


Wearing a covering .. No, it's not important to wear one, but God is seeing if you obey even on little things.
---Steveng on 12/19/06

i have no objection to personal conviction. but making it a rule for all, or God's gonna slap you silly, "when its not important" is making someone obey without heart willingness and that is displeasing to the Lord. - matt.15:7-8
---JaeR on 12/22/06


This is talking of woman dressing modestly for woman is the glory of man verse-7 ( attracts ). For this reason the woman has to coffer in mind to cover herself(symbol). Verse-12 even so to man. Verse-4 so every man praying or prophesying having his head covered ( thinking of woman or else )dishonors his head (Christ).
---mendy on 12/22/06


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The word teaches, that women are to cover while in prayer, not just giving out the word. I even take my covering to bed, because that is a good time to pray. Karen
---Karen on 12/21/06


I must say, all the blogs on this page have been very interesting to read. I never thought about it before. But, as I read over the scriptures, I think that he is speaking of a womans hair being her covering. If thats not enough she has a blood covering to take care of any human shortcommings that she has. POWER IN THE BLOOD.
---craige on 12/21/06


I believe the decision to wear a head covering is between each individual woman and the Lord. In my interpretation, I believe it shows subjection. I do not wear a head covering all the time. I do wear one when I give out the Word. I feel I would be in disobedience to the Lord if I taught without my head covered. It keeps me in constant awareness of who is doing the teaching and who's Word is being taught. I do not want any of myself to be heard.
---Debbie on 12/20/06


But if anyone thinks to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor the churches of God."1 Cor 11-16, if you will note, the rest of the verses above, are for covering, so verse 16, is just saying, do not be contentious about covering. but obey and cover. Karen
---Karen on 12/20/06


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It is not a that man has placed this on us, it is GOD who commands this,
Once a woman comes in to the light of covering, she must obey. Karen
---Karen on 12/20/06


Yes, GOD does answer a woman's prayer, with out covering, when she does not know better, but once you come in to the light, and know you are to covering, and do not, then, how can GOD bless that. Karen
---Karen on 12/20/06


Read all of 1 Corinthians 11,especially 16th verse,But if any man seem to be contentious,we have no such custom neither the churches of God. Plucking one verse out to make a doctrine is never a good thing. There is no such custom as a woman covering her head, it says not then,and in most churches not now,except by man's tradition. Women have enough placed on them by men without adding one more thing. God has answered many a prayer of women with no head covering except the hair God placed on their head.
---Darlene_1 on 12/20/06


When it comes, to obeying the commandments, grace will not get you in to the kingdom. Karen
---Karen on 12/19/06


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It is funny, that some would say, I think it is a choice, to covering, than obey the word.
the word teaches in 1 cor 11, that every woman who prays. not just some.Karen
---Karen on 12/19/06


I believe that women should cover, at home, as well as in church, we are taught in the word, that a woman is to cover while praying, and we are to pray with out ceasing. Karen
---Karen on 12/19/06


It's amazing how the thoughts of Christians have changed over the past 60 years. Before WWII all women, no matter what denomination, wore a covering. But we are now in the generation of disobedience. Wearing a covering is such an easy command to do and if a person can't obey a simple command, how do you think the person will ever obey other commands. No, it's not important to wear one, but God is seeing if you obey even on little things.
---Steveng on 12/19/06


I think because the Angels back then, were in rebellion, and now we are to set a good example. Karen
---Karen on 12/19/06


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1 corinthians 11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
---JIM on 12/19/06


I said b4 women wear hats to church in my country however, hats were only introduced by the missionary women as part of their attire so in fact, to me not a head covering. Yes, we must be like the respectful Muslim women who respectfully follow scripture and so must we..
---mata on 12/19/06


believers of the first century didnt assemble in church buildings but rather gathered in homes. and the home is the woman's domain. in NT it says that she is the head of it. (read on the fly so dont know reference)
so the scarf covering symbolizes the woman of the house in submission to the husband who is the head of the wife.

it could be counted as strickly jewish culture. gentile men dont wear prayer shawls. gentile women dont wear scarves in the home. (weird)
---JaeR on 12/19/06


Head covering is for today, it is a command, not just a choice, yes, it is a choice rather we obey his word.
so many women are in rebellion to this, and most just do not understand this, I have a group that I teach about the covering, if you would like to join, do let me know. Karen
---karen on 12/19/06


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We are all aware of what Paul asks us to do but as usual you have the feminist group who preach to men ,pray uncovered, re-marry regardless of fornication, think it cool to have piercings, tatoos and what ever's next re-write scripture and encourage others to do so, if you read their blogs many things that Paul encourages are not suitable these women because it challenges their own self ambitions!.
---Carla5754 on 12/3/06


To preach another gospel and to teach others to do so means deep serious consequences. I would rather you encourage not to offend rather than to place emphasis on an English word in translation to the greek or Hebrew words it was originally written in. Some quote one word in the scripture and run with it. The essense of the scripture concerns women praying covered. The referrence was instead of being shaven not in opposition to a head covering!
---Carla5754 on 12/3/06


1Cor11:1-16 This is very interesting since Muslim women cover their heads in respect of God and their husbands as the bible says here. They are more respectful than we are of God and of our husbands. Again here we are disobedient just as we are to the 10 laws of God. Do we have a choice? Yes we do, To Be Obedient, Or Not To Be. I prefer to obey. In my country, all women wear hats to church.If you didnt, you surely feel out of place and disobedient to the Word.
---mata on 12/3/06


crystal, you are believing less, for the Word of God says in reference to women that the woman is the weaker vessel, but you refute this truth.
---Eloy on 11/27/06


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No, I believe what the Word of God says. No more - no less.
---Crystal on 11/27/06


.crystal, you will believe whatever you desire.
---Eloy on 11/27/06


Jack what ever you believe is between you and God,but any Christian's beliefs should only be based on the written Word of God not men's writings. Yes, I have read some of Tertullian's writings,that is how I knew of his prejudice attitude toward women serving in the Ministry.
---Darlene_1 on 11/25/06


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