Peace be to all the Saints of God. We also extend Peace to those lost and those that do not want to be found. Be mindful brethren that many have come to defile the Houses of God. Attire among men and women has been a part of the defilement. Let no man render the dress code of the righteous. Come as you are in heart and mind. However when the opportunity presents itself remain clean unto God.
"There was once a man sitting homeless by the side of the road. Along came a Preacher and a Deacon. They were on their way to Church. They invited the man sitting by the side of the road. He went with them dressed as they found him and was accepted for he came as he was found."
"However he was invited back to worship. They also told him that the church had a Clothes Bank. There he could find some clothes more suitable to wear to Church. He was also told take a bath and that you wear what you have. But when and if you can improve your wardrobe you must do so to respect God.
He was also told that women have a particular dress code in the Church. Let the record show that many job experiences for require women dress like women and not like men. A sister wearing pants feeding the brethren at a picnic has its place. However, there is no CASUAL DAY WITH GOD. Thus jeans, tennis shoes, T-shirts are not acceptable."
"I saw Plum Good Red," my Grandfather as I looked back in time. The newly freed slaves at the turn of the century and throughout the days of Depression had very little. Ten cents and a quarter were well respected. Yet they had Sunday Clothes. These Clothes were suits and ties for men and dresses for women and little girls. During those days' Preachers could not PLAY THE TITHES CON-GAME BECAUSE NO ONE HAD ANY MONEY. Nevertheless, they found some clothes and from most accounts they were all poor."
Peace and Love,
Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal October 19, 2002 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
BIBLICAL ROLE OF WOMEN (HOME, CHURCH, SOCIETY)
PART 3: CHRISTIAN WIVES AND HUSBANDS OBEY GOD
In the name of Jehovah God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.
Thanks be to God our Father who is the Father of all humankind. We are indebted to God for His Son our Savior Jesus Christ. Thanks be to God for sending the righteous the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ. Our consistent prayer is for Faith, Patience and for God to increase our Faith. We also pray for Peace. Yes, Peace in the home, school, church and Peace in Jerusalem.
Let it be written that Christians have a certain attitude about life and the family. Husbands and wives are obedient to God. In these homes ever day problems are not removed however they are handled with prayer. A praying home has peace. Also a praying home realizes that God has ordained the man as the head of the home as Christ is the head of the Church. Logically then if the husband follows Christ, the wife should have no problems with her subordinate role. For her role as the husband's subordinate is not an inferior status.
For the record Feminism is not of God. Christian women are liberated through Jesus Christ. Christian women that reject household duties, cleaning, cooking etc. and relate this to a new era of Women's Liberation are not obedient to God and reject the ordained role commissioned by God for man and woman. Therefore, the so-called Women's Liberation Movement is an affront to Christianity and things' Godly. This movement also notes a vanguard presence of those that seek to reverse the roles of women and men. A woman is not ordained to take on the role of a man and a man is not ordained to take on the role of a woman.
We would be remiss if we did not note the folly of Feminism as a Civil Rights Movement. Many people outside the Black community have corrupted the historic challenge that Black people have made to gain equality. The White Feminist Movement has curtailed the rights of Black women by directing them toward a hidden agenda that supports Sodom and Gomorrah. God created women to be females and be the helper of the male. As a Christian woman this is non-threatening. However those that follow Satan find this as abusive and exploitative. The more reason that all humankind need God. For through God many so-called complex questions are made simple. The role of man and woman are quite simple. But when one is ignorant of the Bible and have rejected God this simple role becomes complex and lost in confusion.
Colossians 3:18-19. "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord."
3:19. "Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them."
There is a particular relationship between God and Christians. This relationship is religious and spiritual. Yet God gives the believers certain regulations regarding their conduct. Wives are instructed to obey their husbands in verse 18 as it is fit in the Lord. Therefore as long as a wife can obey her husband without violating any laws of the Lord, it is her duty to do so. To give greater clarity to this verse we turn to a very important passage taken from the Book of Acts.
Acts 5: 29. "Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men." (Also see Acts 4:19)
This passage represents one of the most important messages in the New Testament concerning the conduct of man. For example when there are two or more requirements placed on man from sources of authority the believers are instructed to abide by certain principles. Children are commanded to obey their parents (Colossians 3:20). Wives are commanded to submit themselves unto their (Husbands (Ephesians 5:22, Colossians 3:18). Christians are commanded to be subject unto the higher power or laws of the land (Romans 13:1).
However if any of these sources of power gives a command that conflicts with one's duty to God then the wife, child or Christian should refuse to obey it, despite the consequences.
As we return to our primary scripture in Colossians, we will now note several things about verse 19. Love is defined in this passage not in the romantic sense. Yet love as to care for the welfare of another. However sentiments of romantic love should exist in the heart of man who takes a woman for a wife. The phrase "be not bitter" means for him not to show anger or become irritated when acting in his role as the head of the house.
Here we also note that when women attempt to taken on the role of Pastors and head Churches they are out of order. Women can preach. However when they attempt to be the head of a Church they are then placed over man. Man cannot be the head of the house and come to Church to be subordinate to a woman.
Also, for your thought and mediation regarding the weak attitude among many men in the Church. Many men who are Preachers, and Deacons are weak and do not control are act as the true head of their homes. Thus when they come to church and are supposed to act in a leadership capacity that God has ordained there is confusion. Often they are callous and not responsible in delegating responsibilities. Is this because a woman at home has abused them and they come to church to brow-beat the Brethren with their alleged authority? Therefore the FreedomJournal notes that men and women need to obey God. Man needs to fulfill his role and so do women.
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