Is It Sinful for Christian Women to Wear Pants and Makeup?

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Since: Dec 09

Falls of Rough, Kentucky

#549 Oct 13, 2013
Janet wrote:
Is unfortunate that many girls will sacrifice heaven to wearing of pants and make-ups. Romans 12:1 clearly shows thats the worship of God should reflect in our outward appearance but many youths including our parents and others kicks against it in order to please the flesh. Hell is a place of everlasting torment, i'm pleading with one and all to flee from going to hell. The key to the gate of heaven is HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS which without it, no one will enter. May God help us. Amen
To many parents, children pay attention to the worldly crowd and the Miley Cyrus' of the world. The parents bear much of the blame for this kind of thing, then they act all shocked and surprised that little Sarra or little Johnny has gotten pregnant before they could even get out of their teen years, is some cases even before they become teens.

They let children dress like prostitutes/dope fiends did just a few short years ago and now they wonder what has happened. All the rebellious is put squarely in the parents lap for a like of discipline in almost every case. True some children have always been rebellious, but the percentage now is far beyond what it was just a few years ago. This among other things makes me strongly believe we are in what the bible describes as the last days.

2 Timothy 3
New International Version (NIV)
3 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of Godó 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7 always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. 9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.

Since: Dec 09

Falls of Rough, Kentucky

#550 Oct 13, 2013
1 Peter chapter 3
1 Timothy chapter 2
Matthew 6:25-32

United States

#551 Oct 23, 2013
the bible tells we are not to adorn oursevles, man or woman. We are also not to cross the gender lines according to scripture. My OPINION is that if a person is dressing in a manner to inspire the lust of others then its wrong, if the are dressing in a manner to keep warm or accomidate there job i dont think God sees this as sin. Note. I said my opinion.

Sumter, SC

#552 Mar 27, 2014
Nette wrote:
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It does matter to God what we look like. A Christian should look different than the people out in the world. The Bible says a women should not put on garments that pertain to a man. And the only woman in the Bible that wore makeup was Jezebel and she was fed to the dogs.
What about Esther?

Croswell, MI

#553 Apr 5, 2014
karyn wrote:
The topic of pants and dresses is very simple. If we plainly ask ourselves - What is a man's attire today? Pants, and what is women's attire? dress. We can not decive ourselves of what is obvious. Why do we freak out when men wear dresses or skirts????? Feminine?????? We are very prideful and lustful today. Look at Tv, movies you can't deny that all those movies are full of women / men doing drugs, killing, sex and women in clothing that make men or women create thoughts in their minds. Don't be fulled by hollywood, and the ruler of this world. Ladies, don't deny that you put on make-up or clothes to show your body to please yourself because you don't wear it at home like you do when you go out to find a "man"!
something to think about....
Honestly there are women pants. What if you live somewhere very cold, would it be ok to wear pants? I mean if a girl puts her boyfriend's pants on that is Wrong because it is a man's garment. Can someone please explain to me why pants on a lady would even be considering wrong unless she is wearing boys pants. As for makeup, someone please help me with this. Would it be ok to wear makeup if you are not trying to attract anyone. Honestly, I think there are some girls that feel uncomfortable around people without makeup on.

Croswell, MI

#554 Apr 5, 2014
Ok I think make up should be trashed but what is the problem with wearing pants as long as they are lady pants? If a guy decided to wear a pretty pink pair of lady pants with flowers on the HUGE PROBLEM.
Flow The one and only

Chihuahua, Mexico

#555 Aug 2, 2014
We're save by grace and not by works but because we're saved we do good God is more pleased in our action then what we wear. We can wear dresses all the time and no makeup at all but your mind and heart can be carrupt with lies and slandering and gusiping and cheating and all kinds of sins just like the Pharisees But and again there's this other women dressed in pants and a little makeup and her heart is right with God where she's pleasing God more in her action to love serve God with all her heart and soul and mind. So you tell me which of this two women's would God be more pleased with the one wearing dresses and no make up at all or the one that has pants on and makeup Just like 1 Sam, 16:7 the Lord looks at the heart so as long you do everything with a good honest and motive and clean heart that's all it counts. Amen thank you.
Flow Is Lorie

Chihuahua, Mexico

#556 Aug 2, 2014
So let's focuse in what's more important in our walk with Christ and help each other run the race not by worrying about whose wearing what we will be judge individual anyways lets just Love and respected and get to the end of the race because it's not so much to win the race but to get to the end of the race and together everything is possible so love you guys may the Lord Bless y'all and see y'all in heaven.
Keith Koch

Xenia, OH

#557 Aug 2, 2014
Women shouldnt wear any pants! Thats the mans job to wear those.

I took over a job that a woman (wearing pants) was doing..and I'm still fixing problems a year later!
The whole city had tall grass and RV's parked outside and she was letting them get away with it.

These crazy old retirees knew they could boss her around because she was a woman but I dont put up with it. I'm a man and Ill give their old asses a ticket if they mess with me.

Saint Joseph, MO

#560 Dec 31, 2014
no. it. is. not. because. there. is. no. god

United States

#561 Saturday May 9
Nate wrote:
I don't think God would let a person go to Hell for something so(unemportant) as the Clothes we wear, a person's actions are what matters most. Off topic?> I would be worrying more about some fruit murdering 32 people than what the he was wearing myself, Nate

@Nate, i dnt think its less important wat we wear, its important wat we wear, wat is written in it. Let me tell u y...
I had shirt, dis shirt has a certain animal dat was nt clear enough at front, ddnt gv it much attention coz it was beautifull. I ddnt mind the minor details, untill sm1 frm church showed me de dat animal, dis thing was n a sword, lyk waving war. I askd myself, dis war to against, n frm who? Dat was nt de end, dis scarry animal, holdn two fingers up representing "peace", wat das peace hv 2do with war? Also das dat sign really mean peace? M told it stands for de horns.of de beast worshiped as baphomet. At de bck topits written large as dat bn d size, underneath its says affliction, also frnt of the shirt, affliction.Nw at de bck all m abt 2say i dnt knw wat dey mean bt dey r weird, dat affliction is bn emphasised, den 108 HEROS OF THE SUIKODEN, BY HORIYOSHI III, den i cnt.decode ada ryngs cos dey writtn in japanees o chinese. So do u stl think to God our clothi is nt of priority? If nt, y dey r bn ussed frquently, bn written on vague, double meanin, demonic language. Dis shirt of mine also says Heroes of Demons, so wat do u call dat, stl innocent clothing. Clothes r also de gateway to hell bt r we dat naive n ignorant, o has satan brainwashed us to de point we cnt descern ryt frm rong n de consequences of nt bn conscious to it? I no longer such clothes,, m mo concious abt wats rytn on my clothes nw.

Minneapolis, MN

#562 Sunday May 10
Larry wrote:
no. it. is. not. because. there. is. no. god
I've died twice, and there is nothing after this life. It's painful to read any of these foolish posts. When your life functions cease you rot in the ground.

Barrie, Canada

#563 Wednesday May 13
Julia wrote:
We wear certain things not to distract men from serving God in church right? Then why would we wear things from day-to-day (not Sunday) that would be considered immodest on Sunday services? Shouldn't men be with God all the time? Is Church the only place people shouldn't sin? Shouldn't men strive for holiness all the time, and not lust after women? Just because we stepped out of a building does not change the way a man is tempted. Men function very differently than women. And they go through an enormous struggle everyday because of people dressing or acting immodestly.
Make-up makes you someone you're not, God created you the way you are and if you add make-up to your face you're basically saying: "Oh, well, God, I love the way You have made me, but if you only made my cheeks a little more pink I would look so much cuter!"
That's an insult to God because you don't trust Him. You don't value the person He has made you to be. Who are you really putting on makeup for? Don't cheapen yourselves to look like the world. Don't try to look like the girl next door, because when you do, the man that you will marry will fall in love with the makeup you've got on. And in a couple of years He can see another girl that looks just like you or maybe her makeup is a little better put on than yours and he may just leave you for her. You have to understand that your eyes are the keys to the soul.
Also when women put on make-up they don't focus or think about how it is damaging to your skin. You focus of the outward rather than inward and knowingly damage the temple of the Holy Spirit. Start caring for your skin, it's the only one you've got.
We are saying woman should dress modest in church as not to tempt the men My question is what about when they get out there in the world , women are practically naked. Dont they have to control their minds not to lust they have to put that flesh under subjection ? I think we a&#314;l need to pray and ask God for wisdom and clarity of his word, too many confusion and God is not the author of confusion. I agree there standards that we Christians have to live by but they are not commandments God has specificly stated in is word the things we have to do to enter into His kingdom and dress code was not one of them even though I strongly believed in dressing modestly. Ask God to show us people's heart before we start judging them by their dress codes before we go out there judging other first take a look in the mirror. TO GOD BE THE GLORY !!! LET'S START PAYING MORE FOR PEOPLE INSTEAD OF JUDGING THEM. I believe when the bible says judge rightfully I don't think it meant outwardly I think it meant their fruits the biblesays to try the spirit to see if it's from God. Remember what ever measure we judge with the same measure we will be judge by.

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