Church is referred to as the Christian who worship God, it is not a building where people gather as lots of people know it to be or as often claim, a place where God lives. The congregation who are together known as Church because they are the carriers of God Who they worship. God lives inside the people that worship Him. If you are a Christian do not see a Church as a building where you worship rather you yourself as the church because you represent God.
Why then do Christians need to dress immorally when they represent and proclaim the word of God to people? Many Christians in today’s Church most especially girls, ladies and women are fond of exposing their body, dressing provocatively. The effect of indecency in the Church weakens the faith of people because many have said in their mind that they do not need to attend Church again, since the Church which ought to serve as a place to go and get salvation and spiritual upliftment is now a place to go and get seduced, of which made many to stay at home. The value that is being offered to Church even by unbelievers is no more the reason is that indecency in Church has made it lose its value.
The moment Christians truly understand that Jesus Christ came down from heaven, took to the form of man and died for man to be redeemed of his sin, then positive changes must surely come to man including his way of dressing. People who come to church exposing their body do not understand that the man whose name is used to establish the Church died so that the nakedness they exposed will be put to an end.
The scripture says in the book of Dueteronomy 22 vs 5 that a woman shall not wear a man’s garment, nor shall a man put on a woman’s cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God.That means cross dressing is evil in the sight of the Lord. First Timothy two verse nine to ten says “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, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.” Christian dressing must be the one that will glorify God.
Like wise 1st Corinthians 6 vs 19 to 20 says “If we glorify God in our bodies by then we are dressing in modesty and not causing other to stumble by the way we dress. If we make other stumble over the way we dress we are accountable to God for the way we appear to other.
We are not our own. Our choices should reflect Christ’s Lordship in our lives and our desire to honour Him.Modesty is not anti-fashion; it’s pro-adornment in godly ways. Believers should adorn themselves in a discrete, seemly way. Our lives should be adorned with a demeanor of reverence toward God and respectability—showing dignity and respect for ourselves as well as others.
A Christian must dress in a manner that reveals or manifests God to the world and in a manner that does not make a brother or sister sin. As the light of the world, you must dress in a manner that makes fellow human beings in the world glorify your father in heaven; dress in a manner that reveals the light to the world.
Elizabeth Fadeyi, an intern with PTL News writes.
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