We declare as Almighty God is our
witness and Judge: Preachers allow the world and Satan in the Church. Thus all
Preachers that insist on following Satan and not God will Justly Go Straight to
PART 4: CLEANLINESS AND
the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.
Cleanliness of the temple of God is
also a very important principle in Christian Responsibility. Here our objective
is to show through the scriptures that certain clothes are not suitable and
disrespectful to God and God's people. For example women wearing pants during
the worship service is inappropriate. So are many forms of casual clothes worn
by men during the service? If clothes are of causal attire, they are not
appropriate for church service.
As Christians we know that we do not
serve a casual God. We know that a certain discipline, respect and reverence
should be among all believers in the Houses of God. Thus, men wearing
loose-fitting jeans, T-shirts and shirts unbuttoned at the top are not
respectful to God and his Houses of worship.
In Zechariah 3:2-4 we see how we can
obtain God's mercy. Here we see God saying that it is His initiative to remove
our filthy garments of sin. When this is done, God provides us with new clean
For the righteousness of God see 2
Corinthian 5:21, Revelations 19:8. The clean clothes of God's righteousness
make you worthy to draw near to God.
The following are several scriptures that note the importance of the inward appearance. However these scriptures do not contradict or refute the importance of one's outward appearance. However a clean heart is more important in our Christian journey.
1 Samuel 16:7. While everyone can see
your face, only you and God know what your heart really looks like. Which is
the more attractive part of you?
(See John 7:24, 2 Corinthians 5:12,
10:7 and I Thessalonians 5:22).
Christians must be concerned with how
the world views them. Of course Christians are not to confuse the world. But
they must be mindful that they should not present an un-Christian attitude to
the world. Therefore Christians should not wear revealing and loud (hustling,
nightclub, Hip-Hop clothes) clothes to church.
Paul writes in II Corinthians 6:3,
"Giving no offer in anything, that the ministry be not blamed." In
everything he did Paul considered what his actions communicated about Jesus
Christ. As a believer you are a minister for God. You should not allow
non-Christians to observe you in a negative way. Therefore, don't allow your
undisciplined behavior to cause others to reject God.
As we return to the Old Testament, we see a very important scripture. Deuteronomy 17:1. This scripture reminds us that if we give God the leftovers and not our best it shows that God is not at the center of our lives. We are not honoring and respecting God when we wear any garments to Houses of God. This scripture advises us to give God the first claim on our money, time and talents.
Let us know move to scriptures that
note the Christian responsibility toward reverence.
In II Chronicles 6:3 & 13.
As the people received Solomon's
blessing, they stood as Solomon prayed, he knelt. Standing and kneeling are acts,
of reverence and how we honor God. (See Nehemiah 7:2, 8:56 Reverence to God).
Also see Psalms 34:9, 11-14
The Bible often connects the fear of
the Lord with obedience.
1 Peter 1:17
God is the Judge of all the earth; we
dare not ignore him or trust him casually. We must show respect for our
THEREFORE IT IS DISRESPECTFUL TO GOD
FOR PREACHERS TO DECLARE A CASUAL DAY THAT ALLOWS CHURCH GOERS TO WEAR CASUAL
CLOTHES TO WORSHIP SERVICES.
The FreedomJournal asks all Foolish
Preachers and the Foolish people that follow them: Do you want God to have a
casual attitude regarding His blessings? Do you want God to take a casual
attitude when you want a prayer answered? Do you want God to be casual (which
means late) at the Day of Judgment? However we believe that those that believe
in a Casual God do not believe in God.
Peace and Love,
Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal March 30, 2001 in the year of our Lord.
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