This sermon is addressing the forsaken practice of head coverings in the churches of Christ. As a point of principle I would like to make it clear that this sermon does not represent the position of our local Session or the denomination of which I am a minister, the RPCNA. ~ Pastor, Bob Hackett
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Thanks for the comments. I appreciate the input, very much. One thought regarding a woman's hair being the covering:
Verse 6 reads;
For if a wife will not cover her head, then she should cut her hair short. But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her cover her head. ~1 Corinthians 11:6
and verse 10;
That is why a wife ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. ~1 Corinthians 11:10
This verse clearly eliminates a womanâ€™s hair from being the â€śsymbolâ€ť that Paul is referring to. In actuality it is because of her natural covering that she is required to wear another covering. Her glory must be concealed so that she does not usurp the glory of the man in the presence of Christ and the holy angels in public worship. If she won't wear a covering Paul asserts that she should shave her hair off: if she doesn't want to do that she needs to cover it. How then could he be referring to her hair as the â€śsymbolâ€ť in these passages? So her hair is the covering, if she doesn't cover her head with her hair she should shave it off? That just doesn't work with the passage. Paul is clearly describing another covering being used here.
More info if needed on the subject This message is good for preporatory thoughts, but if you are searching for a more in depth/detail explanation please see my recommendations below:
Malcom Watts- "Headcoverings Overview"
Richard Bacon- "Paul's discourse on Headcoverings"
I believe greg price also had a large series on this topic as well.
(Malcom Watts also has more headcovering messages)
truth worth considering I used to be appalled at wearing headcoverings, in reality I just didn't want to wear them.Maybe because nobody else does, or perhaps because I just like the way my hair looks? Either way, I want to encourage women to consider what is being taught in this and other messages.Women, ask yourselves if you are willing to wear coverings IF the Scripture could prove it is right to do so. Before, my answer would have been no (afterall who wants to look like they are wearing a rag, or worse, a pinata on their head). I wasn't willing.I wasnt even willing to consider the fact,that as a woman I might not know everything, and that there may be a possibility my husband could be right...nope I wanted to be right! But eventually with both the Lords and my husbands patience, I came around. I was willing to do so even if it embarrassed me for the sake of honoring my husband.And now, after time and open/thoughtful study of the Scriptures I do so happily. Even if us women think its wrong, for the sake of honoring the man that God has placed over us to take care of us, we should at least consider it.Men are supposed to lead, but its kind of hard for them when we only follow if we think were right. Lets not be wise in our own eyes.Blessings to you women as you search truth out and honor your husbands
Well...... Ok, excellent as far as roles of women. Did not prove that headcovering meant a physical garment or something. Initially passage in scripture sounds like it. However, text explains itself by speaking of long hair as a covering. As I read scripture I am not convinced that this is not referring to hair.
from Detroit mi
Great Sermon! What a brave servant to stand on preach this truth that the society has made a hard truth. Great example of lovingly correcting brothers.