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Dress, Makeup, Jewelry
“In like manner also, (I command) that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with restraint and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array...” (1 Timothy 2:9).
Christian Grooming According to the Church Fathers
The following is a fairly comprehensive collection of quotes from the early Christian Church Fathers from 300 years of Christianity:
Take Heed to Thyself
It is not necessary to study the Bible to realise that in the sight of God there are two classes of people in the world. This soon becomes evident after a careful reading of that Book: and it has been so from the early days of the Scriptures. Indeed it MUST be so, because our Heavenly Father has given man a free will—there are those who will exercise that will wisely, while others will go the way of least resistance. The record tells of Cain and Abel—the one whose sacrifice was not accepted; the other unto whom and to whose offering “the Lord had respect”. Of Abel it is recorded (Hebrews 11:4) that “by faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous”. Again, the record tells of two brothers—Ishmael and Isaac—sons of Abraham. God revealed to Abraham that “in Isaac shall thy seed be called” Genesis 21:12) . Isaac had two sons—Jacob and Esau: the latter of whom “despised his birthright” (Genesis 25:34). Jacob’s was the line through whom the promises which God had made to Abraham were to be fulfilled. In each of these cases, God rejected one brother and chose the other. This was necessary for the outworking of His purpose: and it cannot be denied that, in each case, the chosen one showed more faith in God than did the other. This calls to mind the words of Hebrews 11:6 “without faith it is impossible to please God”.
Modesty In Clothing
Question: I read that a person should dress in a modest way according to Judaism. Why is this so important?
New Testament Synonyms: Form, appearance
ἰδέα, μορφή, σχῆμα.
My Modesty Revolution
When I was a teen, long before I became religiously observant, more than anything in the world, I wanted to be thin. I had been obese since childhood, feeling like a spectator on the sidelines of life, and I would have given anything to look like the beautiful women I saw in magazines. One of my ultimate fantasies was losing all the weight and going out to buy myself a glamorous bathing suit.
Why I Choose to Dress Modestly
If one more person tells me that I need to be “liberated,” I’m going to have a fit.
fash ́un (משׁפט, mishpāṭ; σχῆμα, schḗma, the make, pattern, shape, manner or appearance of a thing (from Latin faction-em, “a making,” through Old French facon, fachon)): In the Old Testament the noun “fashion” represents 3 Hebrew words: