Quoting Quiverfull: Dressing Up For Church Is Modest?

Quoting Quiverfull: Dressing Up For Church Is Modest? January 27, 2013

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully.

By Adam Gregorin in his defunct blog Is This Modest.com and MInTheGap.com

If you were going to have an audience with the President of the United States, how would you dress?  Would casual attire or torn blue jeans be considered appropriate, or would you at least dress in office work attire or better?

If you answered the latter, then there’s this question:  Why is it that when you go to corporately worship the King of all Kings in a place designated for worship that you would wear anything less.

I mean, a few of our former Presidents believed that they shouldn’t even be in the Oval Office without a coat and tie, how can we enter into His official presence without dressing up.

THERE’S ALWAYS BEEN A DRESS CODE

After Adam and Eve had sinned, they found that they were naked, and were ashamed.  They decided to make clothing for themselves to cover their nakedness.  When God appeared, He determined that there clothing was not good enough, and made clothing out of animal skin for them.

When God gave instructions to Moses on constructing the Temple, His instructions not only came with details about the dimensions of the building, it came with instructions on how the priest and how the high priest should dress!

Multiple times in Scripture we see God talk about clothing– that He takes care to provide clothing and clothes the fields, that renting clothing is something done to register blasphemy, that seeing someone unclothed is a sin, etc.

So God has always had a dress code.

To read in full, please go to http://isthismodest.com/2011/04/29/you-should-wear-skirts-or-dresses-to-church/

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