January 14, 2020

[Must read] The implications of not covering your head in worship places as a woman.

Women covering head in worship places.

Is it a sin to leave leave my head open in church?

Recently I posted an article talking about Old Testament commandments that won’t make you go to heaven or hell if you obey or disobey them. Though this topic about a woman covering her head in place of worship got recognition in the New testament; where Paul made it clear to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 11:1-16).

In this twenty first century controversies have abound in in religious places about this dialogue, whether it is right for a woman to cover her head in public worship. 

From my end I will be speaking based on the scripture above. Paul quoted “so a man who prays or proclaims God’s message in public worship with his head covered disgraces Christ. And any woman who prays or proclaims God’s message in public worship with nothing on her head disgraces her husband; there is no difference between her and a woman whose head has been Shaved…..”

The point here means a woman who did not cover her head haven’t sinned against God, instead she is a disgrace to her husband, also Paul went ahead to give a scenario “there is no difference between her and a woman whose head has been shaved” that means it is only when a woman shaves the hair on her head, then she is obligated to cover her head in the place of worship. 

In other to buttress on this; let’s see the verse 14 of this same (1Corinthians 11:14-16). It says “why, nature itself teaches you that long hair on a man is a disgrace (15) but on a woman it is a thing of beauty. Her long hair has been given to her to serve as a 
covering”.

I guess Paul actually gave a final judgement on this, there is no bad whether you have your hair covered or not as a woman, unless you shaved your hair.

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