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Are Head Covering Needed

Should women follow the commandment to wear a head covering as mentioned in Corinthians 11?

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 ---Robert on 7/5/12
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However, there has always been disagreement about whether this applied to all females, only those of a "certain age", or only married women.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/8/12

Interesting, womandisciple.

I know of several Orthodox churches were they women themselves--oddly enough, all at the same time--that they should start, or resume, covering their hair.

That is the best way.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/7/12

The cover of a woman's head is her faithful devotion to and under the headship of one man, whether a husband, if married, or a father if unmarried.
---joseph on 7/6/12
1 Corinthians 11:6 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.

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.
---francis on 7/7/12

I do! For me it's not a cultral thing, Gods word is the same yesterday today & tomorrow.however this is between GOd & the woman. Also in the vines expository dictionary it says the veil is a piece of cloth, not just the hair. So yes it should be followed toay,but as said it should be from the heart & the woman should understand why.Otherwise if a woman is forced to do it it is pointless.
---womandisciple on 7/6/12

The heavens are inhabited. We are told this by our Apostle Paul. There are sovereignties,pricipalities and dominions. Most all will agree to this. Head covering is for the celestial inhabitants to see, showing to them that God's authority is being embraced by faith. A woman's choice to wear or not to wear a head covering affects them primarily, showing forth the manifold wisdom of God through the ecclesia, the Body of Christ, and the submission to God's plan for us. It is not an obedience issue, it is a faith issue.
---Phil on 7/7/12

Why would you hide what is given you as a glory?
---willie_c: on 7/7/12

yes, everybody should wear spiritual covering.
---aka on 7/6/12

Good reply Joseph. It symbolizes submission to the man, who in the family represents Christ as the head. It is her glory to submit. We even see this principle in the life of the Master as He submitted to the Fathers will and was glorified and exalted, being lifted up and given the name that is above every name through His humility and obedience, Phil:26-9. One thing that is still debated is whether the head covering just meant the length of hair, or a material fabric head covering.
---Poppa_Bear on 7/6/12

The cover of a woman's head is her faithful devotion to and under the headship of one man, whether a husband, if married, or a father if unmarried. (Related examples: Luke 2:36,37>Acts 21:8,9) 1 Cor 11:3-15 is simply stating that just as a woman, at the time of this writing, having a shaved head, or short hair, would have indicated or suggested that either her fidelity had been called into question, or that she had sexually taken the position of a man, which dishonors her head, whether her husband or her father. (See Num.5:12-22>Deu 22:5). So likewise, a woman attempting to prophesy or pray publicly with her "head uncovered", dishonors her head and opens her up to scrutiny. "For this cause..." 1Cr. 11:8-10>Mat 24:38
---joseph on 7/6/12

i would also point out the blog below about what to wear to church. where we get caught up in the outward appearance but forget the inside or heart transformation. one of my pastors stories is of a rebellious kid who started to come to youth group and turning his life around to Jesus. so one night my pastor told him to give his testimony during worship. he did a great job but he was wearing at hat at the time and some people missed the story.
---Scott1 on 7/5/12

Pauls statement was specifically addressed only for the Christian women of Corinth and has no modern application.

In the ancient world Corinth was a major center of marine commercial trade and ships from all over the Mediterranean frequented the port of Corinth and there for it was a sailors town. Corinth also had a large temple to goddess Aphrodite with more than 1000 female temple prostitutes with short hair with seductive apparel and mannerisms. Paul is simply stating the Christian women should cover their heads in public so they will not look like the temple prostitutes.
---Blogger9211 on 7/5/12

Hats are optional
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.
---francis on 7/5/12

About 20 years ago, my pastor preached on this very thing. The result was the majority of the women in my congregation just voluntarily started wearing hats, bonnets, caps, and some even made prayer caps, similar to what the Mennonite women wear. This lasted about three years. I was one of them. When my family started going to a different church, I resumed my lack of head covering.
---Trish on 7/5/12

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