Col. 1:20-23 Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules: "Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"?
These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings. Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.
The albrotross of religion hungs around the neck of the religious but the Spirit sets believers free.
Simply dress modestly or for the ocassion and be done with it.
---leej on 8/27/11|
If a woman dresses to look like a man, it is sin. women can wear pants and still look feminin and conservative. women who dress with everything showing is doing just what they intend....show
---shira3877 on 8/15/11|
If trousers are now considered to be mens clothing, then by old test standards, it is a sin for women to wear mens clothing. However, pants are worn by women as womens' clothing and are actually cut differently then mens pants so as to fit the female form. I suppose that if you believe that it is a sin, then to you it is sin. For whaterever "is not of faith is sin".
---jody on 8/15/11|
There is no need to worry. Just what do you have in mind while you put on any atire?. do you want to please God, yourself or other men?. Are you doing this to the glory of God?. What did you feel the first time you put on that?. Ask yourself such questions and be honest with the answer. The holy spirit in you teaches you all things.
---Evang._John on 8/15/11|
The latest fad in this area is perverts taking "up skirt" pictures of women with their cell phone cameras and putting them on the Internet.
Another plus for slacks or jeans!
---1st_cliff on 6/17/11|
BASICALY women trousers are not biblical, but so are cars phones computers internet planes soundsystems, praise and worship teams, social missions (that is to plant an orphanage or hospital to help people humanely )but if used to glorify the name of the LORD, PRAISE GOD...
besides, if women are forbidden to wear trousers because one thinks that it is not biblical, then also men should stop wearing trousers. for neither GREEK ROMANS or JEWS knew the use of trousers in Jesus time.
---andy3996 on 6/17/11|
In a country store, in the oilfields of Kentucky, I saw a lady in blue jeans. When the woman turned to face me I saw the glory of salvation on her face and told her so right then. And she replied, yes I've been saved for six weeks but the women in my church told me it was wrong to wear my blue jeans. But I have to bend over so often I thought it was more modest to keep them on. You're seeing the glory of salvation on my face is a confirmation to me that it is okay with God for me to wear blue jeans.
---mima on 6/15/11|
I like dresses, but hardly wear them any more, because fewer and fewer occasions demand it.
Pants are more modest in many ways. You don't have to worry about "updrafts" on a windy day.
You don't have to worry, when you sit, about what shows to someone sitting across from you.
If you need to pick something up off the floor, you do not need to stoop, kneel or squat...you just reach down and pick it up.
Slacks (pants) are most comfortable when they are not too tight. Hooray for whoever designed pants for women. Godly women war slacks.
---Donna66 on 6/14/11|
I am not ashamed to say that i am disturbed if a woman that is not mine and dressed in a way that shows her V-shape, curves, breast, belly-button etc stays/works closely with me in the same locale for long. I believe if am thus disturbed, the Lord Jesus is disturbed too. Christian women should dress moderately well. If they are in baggy trousers, i am not disturbed.
---Adetunji on 6/15/11|
I will NEVER forget Brother Jed Smock's loud, public, lectures about this.
Brother Jed visited the college I attended years ago. Most of the Women students wore pants. Jed said:
"The Bible FORBIDS Women from wearing any clothing that reveals, or shows, the curves and shapes of their bodies. Sinful Immodesty!"
One girl LIFTED her skirt in protest as she walked past Jed and gave him a hand gesture.
Brother Jed's young daughters looked like they were about age 8 and 10. They were Roller Blading in their long SKIRTS. I would imagine that those girls could have tripped over their SKIRTS and gotten hurt.
As long as Women are wearing something, I don't think that the Bible condemns that.
---Augie on 6/14/11|
Craig I am glad you saw my humour!
In my preChristian days I went to a nude beach near my home. Not only topless but bottomless as well. I am still psychologically scarred by the horror of it all. Clothes are God's blessing for a fallen world!
---Warwick on 6/12/11|
\\Only a few exhibitionists are ever seen and mostly on the beach!
---1st_cliff on 6/11/11\\
Were I to do so, I doubt people would burst out singing, "How wondrous are Your works, O Lord. In wisdom You have made them all.
I'd be more likely to get arrested for littering.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/12/11|
with the proliferation of biggie sizing meals with diet drinks, i do not know how God sees it, but i thank God for any disobedience there may be.
---aka on 6/12/11|
ROFL, nice Warwick!
---CraigA on 6/12/11|
I am sure God insists women wear trousers.
---Warwick on 6/12/11|
Is the internal combustion engine biblicsl?
---alan8566_of_UK on 6/11/11|
The Yanomami don't wear any clothes... is that sinful?
Many years ago in my area, court battles were fought over women going topless,the women won and are legally allowed to bear their tops..
The "Religious" element said "next it will be nudity", but you know what? Even on the hottest days women still cover up! Only a few exhibitionists are ever seen and mostly on the beach!
---1st_cliff on 6/11/11|
I do not think it is against God to wear pants. Although it does state in the bible that women are not to dress as men so I suppose that could translate into pants. But then would that make kilts wearers "drag"? I know in my Church women are NOT allowed to wear pants or trousers and as long as that's the dress code then I will abide by that. However it does also say in that same scripture that women are to remain silent in the Church, so all of those gals are that speaking up, in their pants, wouldn't they also be sinning? Just some things to think about....
---Rebecca on 6/11/11|
On the ones that tie with a rope. They didn't have buttons or zippers.
---atheist on 6/11/11|
There were no trousers in the day when the Bible was written. This would include both the OT & NT. Nor does the Bible give any indications that women wearing trousers are wrong or committing a sin. This is one of the situations where cultural mores, (which are fine as long as they aren't confused with Biblical teaching.) The basic instruction concerning dress is not to look like a man.
---wivv on 6/11/11|
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The Bible clearly says that we need to be more concerned with what is in our hearts than what we are wearing as long as our clothing is modest. Praise the Lord that we are not in bondage to legalistic thinking.
---KarenD on 6/11/11|
If you mean pants...no. They are not sinful or unbiblical.Women can wear pants if they so choose. Serving Christ does not have anything to do trousers,pants..whatsoever. This topic has been an age ole problem and question in the church for centuries. Lets find something else to talk about. Lets graduate to more mature and deeper subject matters. Shall we. Next...
---Robyn on 6/11/11|
join n on this blogg ..I believe also,it is not sin for women to wear "ladies pants" just need point out n this USA many states get below freez'n temps.! Common sense for women to cover up! That's why sm got knee trouble now fr 60's - 70's mini's.....
---ELENA on 6/11/11|
Ugo...In the USA we do not call them trousers. They are women's pants, made specifically for women. If a man wears those "women's pants" that man would be said to be in "drag" as those pants are made specifically for women. They were not around during Biblical times. They are not unbiblical. This is an old argument that has been beat to death.
---KarenD on 6/11/11|
Ugo : i would ask you if it is unbibical for men to wear a woman's skirt and i know where you are going with this question as i use to be UPC and all they do is tell you what you cant do, any Holy Ghost filled Christian knows weather their clothes are to tight or to short or to revealing, and no its not sinful for a woman to wear pants, better to be covered than wear a mini skirt showing all she has.
---Lea on 6/11/11|