Friday, August 21, 2009

Relation of the head covering to Genesis 6

Just a little blurb for a new post at Hidden Glory I titled "Head covering, Long hair, the Watchers and the Nephilim.


Elmers Brother said...

as I understand that scripture Paul showed that their is order in things, ...even nature...and the angels...

But I want you to know that Christ is the head of every man, and a husband the head of his wife, and God the head of Christ.

Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears his hair long it is a disgrace to him,

A person should examine himself, and so eat the bread and drink the cup.

For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body, eats and drinks judgment 14 on himself.

That is why many among you are ill and infirm, and a considerable number are dying.

If we discerned ourselves, we would not be under judgment;

but since we are judged by (the) Lord, we are being disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world.

it expands on the first part of the chapter, Christ the head of man and man the head of woman

decorum and order if you will but a command for a woman's head to be covered?

don't think so

Faith said...

Read 2-16 CAREFULLY. It's not an easy read. It's about the head covering and the rest of the chapter is a different subject Paul was addressing. I spent months studying it and reading I don't know how many commentaries and all that information is on my other blog, Hidden Glory.

The churches obeyed it until the 20th century, the 60s marking the point of complete abandonment of it.

The "fathers" of the early church argue for it, particularly Tertullian. There is no doubt this is required of us.

Faith said...

Actually, your interpretation of that passage is unique in my experience, and I read -- and listened to -- a TON of stuff on it. Nobody has ever put the two parts of the passage together as you do. There are three main interpretations: the covering is long hair, as per verse 15, the covering was simply a cultural expression of the female role in Paul's day so we should find out what the equivalent is in our own day and practice that, and the right interpretation: women are to cover our heads.