Wearing Shorts At The Kingdom Hall

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Just Me

Gresham, OR

#1 Jul 4, 2011
I would like to know why Jehovah's Witnesses do not wear dress shorts at a Kingdom Hall. What does the bible say about this? Thank you.
Constance Neezing

Lenexa, KS

#2 Jul 4, 2011
Just Me wrote:
I would like to know why Jehovah's Witnesses do not wear dress shorts at a Kingdom Hall. What does the bible say about this? Thank you.
If you read the comments on this page, you will see that shorts are questionable or prohibited in many settings far less important than worship of the true God Jehovah. We try to hold to the highest standards for our occasions of worship.

http://www.google.com/search...
bystander no more

Sacramento, CA

#3 Jul 4, 2011
We go to the Kingdom Hall to worship Jehovah, not show off our legs.

"...I desire the women to adorn themselves in well-arranged dress, with modesty and soundness of mind..." (1 Timothy 2:9)
Constance Neezing

Lenexa, KS

#4 Jul 4, 2011
bystander no more wrote:
We go to the Kingdom Hall to worship Jehovah, not show off our legs.
"...I desire the women to adorn themselves in well-arranged dress, with modesty and soundness of mind..." (1 Timothy 2:9)
Good for you including the scripture, since she asked what the Bible says about it. Those are principles we can apply to any fashion trend: well-arranged, modest, sound in mind.

“HAVE A GOOD LIFE”

Since: May 11

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#5 Jul 4, 2011
Just Me wrote:
I would like to know why Jehovah's Witnesses do not wear dress shorts at a Kingdom Hall. What does the bible say about this? Thank you.
Wow, I would just love to see the Pope running around in his Dorito fish hat and decked out in dress shorts and hairy legs for Catholic Mass.

Or, check it out. Back in the day, what would people think if Billy Graham came out strutting his stuff in dress shorts!

Gee, why not ask if the Kennedy's wore dress shorts to their Catholic church.

In fact, why not ask the Protestants, Methodists, Mormons, etc.

I don't mean to be so critical, but I viewed your question to be just that.

“Why do Jw's LIE?”

Since: Oct 09

Me And The Love of My Life,Jay

#6 Jul 5, 2011
Constance Neezing wrote:
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If you read the comments on this page, you will see that shorts are questionable or prohibited in many settings far less important than worship of the true God Jehovah. We try to hold to the highest standards for our occasions of worship.
http://www.google.com/search...
Who the hell are you trying to fool? Carolyn(EE) You fool no one, No matter what you wear, It still will NOt change the evil and balck in your heart, so best dress in a Gunnie sack , as No one seems to care what SATAN the devil wears at a kingdom hall anyway, saying even if you go? Just sayin.."Behind me satan"

“Why do Jw's LIE?”

Since: Oct 09

Me And The Love of My Life,Jay

#7 Jul 5, 2011
Sweet Lady Jane wrote:
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Wow, I would just love to see the Pope running around in his Dorito fish hat and decked out in dress shorts and hairy legs for Catholic Mass.
Or, check it out. Back in the day, what would people think if Billy Graham came out strutting his stuff in dress shorts!
Gee, why not ask if the Kennedy's wore dress shorts to their Catholic church.
In fact, why not ask the Protestants, Methodists, Mormons, etc.
I don't mean to be so critical, but I viewed your question to be just that.
If I were You I would be more concerned w/ what Jehovah has to think about YOU being a Over 30 Year failed bible study rather than what "GUNNIE SACK" u choose to wear...
By the way Other religions DO WEAR dress shorts to worship..Who cares?
earthling

Canberra, Australia

#8 Jul 5, 2011
Constance Neezing wrote:
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Good for you including the scripture, since she asked what the Bible says about it. Those are principles we can apply to any fashion trend: well-arranged, modest, sound in mind.
I've seen many people get out of their kingdom hall clothes after worship and dress in a way that would be unacceptable to JW followers. Its just to impress the congregations.
God doesn't care what you wear, man does.

“Why do Jw's LIE?”

Since: Oct 09

Me And The Love of My Life,Jay

#9 Jul 5, 2011
earthling wrote:
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I've seen many people get out of their kingdom hall clothes after worship and dress in a way that would be unacceptable to JW followers. Its just to impress the congregations.
God doesn't care what you wear, man does.
Just because on wears a suit and a tie or a dress doesn't make them any less than of a cult..
earthling

Canberra, Australia

#10 Jul 5, 2011
shel54401 wrote:
<quoted text>Just because on wears a suit and a tie or a dress doesn't make them any less than of a cult..
I Agree. Dressing up isn't bad but it doesn't prove or make one holy. Also, I am surprised the JW women wear jewelry and makeup. This is of pagan origin and the markup and perfume are a form of witchcraft whereby the paints and potions trick people into thinking the wearer is something they are not.

Since: Aug 09

Bedfordshire, England

#11 Jul 5, 2011
earthling wrote:
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I Agree. Dressing up isn't bad but it doesn't prove or make one holy. Also, I am surprised the JW women wear jewelry and makeup. This is of pagan origin and the markup and perfume are a form of witchcraft whereby the paints and potions trick people into thinking the wearer is something they are not.
Just like the churches they pick the bits that they like from the bible.
The men also have to wear shirts and ties and long trousers in 40 degree heat, when they go round the doors. No wander people think they have a screw loose. Again like the churches they like to put on a show.

Are the African witnesses any more sensable about what to wear I wander?
dee lightful

Easley, SC

#12 Jul 5, 2011
shel54401 wrote:
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Who the hell are you trying to fool? Carolyn(EE) You fool no one, No matter what you wear, It still will NOt change the evil and balck in your heart, so best dress in a Gunnie sack , as No one seems to care what SATAN the devil wears at a kingdom hall anyway, saying even if you go? Just sayin.."Behind me satan"
You got that right, shel. They dress up their black hearts in modest dress and think they get away with their hate.

ps As usual they neglect to give the whole scripture:

1 Timothy 2:9
New International Version (NIV)
9 I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,"

i wonder if it could be said that no JW ever wore braided hair or wore gold or pearls to a KH? It would be interesting to check that out

I also wonder if you would be denied an everlasting life if you wore shorts to church? Is it such a sin? The scripture say modest dress it doesn't say a woman has to wear "a dress". A pant suit can also be modest and in some cases more so!

Why do JW'S worry about nonsense all the while they follow false prophets? is it so they will not think about the scripture that says not to follow men?

Can you see how much time JW's will nag others about a scripture that they twist rather then preaching the saving grace of faith in Jesus Christ? Because all their faith is in men rather thn in God and His Son? Yes. because rather than preach the bible they must preach the WT. Very sad they do not understand what Christ expects from people.

Christ embraced all sinners regardless of how they dressed and would approve of their faith and worship.

English Standard Version (©2001)
And when Jesus heard it, he said to them,“Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

JW's don't understand what is impotant.
Prime

Seattle, WA

#13 Jul 5, 2011
Just Me wrote:
I would like to know why Jehovah's Witnesses do not wear dress shorts at a Kingdom Hall. What does the bible say about this? Thank you.
Well actually Gareth's pant's are a bit on the high water side so they just look like shorts but actually they're pants!
Hoodwinked

Temecula, CA

#14 Jul 5, 2011
bystander no more wrote:
We go to the Kingdom Hall to worship Jehovah, not show off our legs.
"...I desire the women to adorn themselves in well-arranged dress, with modesty and soundness of mind..." (1 Timothy 2:9)
So I take it you don't have pretty legs??
I know in SoCal we all would wear skirts and dresses that showed our legs to the KH. We have warm weather and tan legs... many never wore stockings(too hot) It's all about where you live:)

“Holy Faith in God”

Since: Jun 11

Dallas, TX

#15 Jul 5, 2011
Hoodwinked wrote:
<quoted text> So I take it you don't have pretty legs??
I know in SoCal we all would wear skirts and dresses that showed our legs to the KH. We have warm weather and tan legs... many never wore stockings(too hot) It's all about where you live:)
The Lord bless you a 1000 times more as much as you have in your life now.
amen
Pat

Rockford, IL

#16 Jul 5, 2011
Personally I believe the house of worship is no place to wear shorts and skimmpy tops but decent pants and blouses , dresses or skirts that are modest would be ok . I don't think anyone in Christ's time wore suits and ties and most were very poor so I would imagine they wore the best of what they had .God looks at our hearts not our clothing , you can dress a pig in a suit and it is still a pig , you can dress men in fine clothing but if they have a black heart God sees the heart .
jimi

San Antonio, TX

#17 Jul 5, 2011
What the heck are 'dress shorts'?
Pat

Rockford, IL

#18 Jul 5, 2011
jimi wrote:
What the heck are 'dress shorts'?
Well even dress shorts are shorts they come to just above the knee and are dressier but even so they are shorts .
Pat

Rockford, IL

#19 Jul 5, 2011
jimi wrote:
What the heck are 'dress shorts'?
LOL

Since: Mar 09

United States

#20 Jul 5, 2011
Would you wea them to a church? I would not even think of wearing anything but dress wear such as a dress, skirt and blouse, etc. My opinion is not respectful to ones who claim to be a Christian, for a woman to do otherwise.
Just Me wrote:
I would like to know why Jehovah's Witnesses do not wear dress shorts at a Kingdom Hall. What does the bible say about this? Thank you.

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