What is the proper way of dressing for Christians?

Asked by: Fernando Herrera

from Nicaragua

Bro. Fernando: My question is the following. Talking about the manner of dressing for Christians, including those who preach in the pulpit, specifically the jewelries that they use, what is your comment? I will appreciate very much your reply, God bless in the name of Jesus.

Bro. Eli Soriano:

Are you referring to Christian men or women?

(Bro. Bryan asked Bro. Eli’s question in Spanish)

Bro. Fernando: I am referring to Christians who are preaching.

Bro. Bryan: So you are referring to men and women? Am I right, brother?

Bro. Fernando: That is correct.

Bro. Eli Soriano:

Bro. Fernando, since the beginning of the people of God, there were already a manner of dressing recommended by God and manner of dressing prohibited by God. In Deuteronomy 22:5 God spoke to the Israelites.

Deuteronomy 22:5

A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman’s garment, for all who do so are an abomination to the Lord your God.

You can perceive that God wants that not only in thinking, in conscience, but as well as in the manner of dressing for our body is included in the instruction of God for the Israelites.

Deuteronomy 22:5

A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman’s garment, for all who do so are an abomination to the Lord your God.

There are many things that is declared in the scriptures like the word abomination. When the word abomination is used, it is a very bad thing for the Lord. It is worst just like a man who is taking both the mother and the daughter is likewise abomination. In Leviticus 20:14 –

Leviticus 20:14

If a man marries a woman and her mother, it is wickedness. They shall be burned with fire, both he and they, that there may be no wickedness among you.

In other translations is say it is an abomination in the eyes of God that deserves death by means of fire. Brother, since the beginning, God showed how His people must dress in accordance with the sense commanded by God to his people. Let us read in 1 Timothy 2:9 –

1 Timothy 2:9-10

in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing,

but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.

Amen.

1 Timothy 2:9-10

in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation,

In other translation,

1 Timothy 2:9

Women, for their part, should display their beauty by dressing modestly and decently in appropriate clothes, 

That is why, brother, what is in accordance with the will of God is not obeyed in our times. Women of today are dressing like actors and actresses with many decorations in the body with clothing that is giving lust for the eyes and lust for the flesh. Let us read in 1 John 2:16 –

1 John 2:16

For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.

Let us read in 15, Bro. Daniel.

1 John 2:15

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Do not love the world or the things in the world. In 16, For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, which are caused by the manner of dressing of women and also men are both conforming to the lust of the eyes and the lust of the flesh. Why? Let us read in 2 Peter 2:14 –

2 Peter 2:14

having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls. They have a heart trained in covetous practices, and are accursed children.

Having eyes full of adultery. Why? Because, by mere looking at a woman with a lustful intention in the heart, a person can already commit adultery according to our Lord Jesus Christ. In Matthew 5:28 –

Matthew 5:28

But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. That is why there are men whose eyes are full of adultery. The same manner, there are women who have eyes full of adultery by looking at men dressed with clothing that gives lust for the eyes and lust for the flesh because of the manner of clothing. That is why, brother Fernando, for true Christians we must dress in a manner that is modest, with propriety and moderation for women and as well as for Christian men must dress in a manner that is not suggesting or giving motives for lust, or in accordance with the lust of the eyes and the lust of the flesh.

I hope you understand, brother Fernando.

Bro. Fernando: Yes, thank you very much.

Bro. Eli: Thank you very much.

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2 thoughts on “What is the proper way of dressing for Christians?

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  1. La vestidura para las mujeres en la iglesia de Dios es de una manera deciros como dice en:
    1 Timoteo 2:9-10 Asimismo, que las mujeres se atavíen con vestido decoroso, con modestia y prudencia; no con peinados ostentosos, ni oro, ni perlas, ni vestidos costosos;
    sino más bien con buenas obras, como conviene a mujeres que profesan reverencia a Dios.
    Muy clara la enseña Gracias a Dios

  2. La mujer se debe de vestir de acuerdo como lo dice en 1 timoteo2:9. Para no causar en los hombres pasión o lujuria en sus ojos con nuestro forma de vestir como lo dice en 1 de Juan 2:16. A Dios sea la gloria por sus enseñanzas.

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