Well said Sister Matsepe..............
I also remember on one where He said they had invited another Minister, who could not come and sent someone to replace Her. Pastor said during the service the sent Minister said "She is one of those people who believe women should not wear trousers to church" Pastor says at that moment some of the bretheren shouted and agreed with the statement as if to say "At last someone has told Pastor Chris".................
In our country there are things that as we do them in the name of Christianity they are not always easily accepted........ Not only by society, but our own bretheren, the once who are our ministry................
Women wearing trousers to church, to funerals etc.................. hey and now at funerals its even worse......
How can we help people to understand that its not about what we wear?
Good day saints of the most HIGH
i personally think theres nothing wrong in women wearing trousers. Anyone who is born again can lead prayers on the pulpit. as doers of the word, let us stick to the word and not to mix Gods word and our cultural beliefs and traditions. we have an excellent spirit and dressing up (whether skirt dress or trousers) constitutes the excellency in us. When we were born again and when Jesus died on the cross we were liberated from the standards of this world so i dont see any problem in ministering putting on trousers.
Greetings love! Its not about what you wear its about who u r. how many religious folks wtout holy spirit r wearing long dresses n covering their faces? God said in His Word He is seekin dos who will worship Him in SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH! Do u ve d Holy Ghost in u? then u cnworship God in Spirit. John 17:17 says "...thy Word is truth"...can u take God at His Word and offer Him sacrifices of your lips????then u ll b worshipin Him in truth.
Our God does not function from d stand point of flesh whn it comes to worshipin Him. Also who said trousers r not meant for ladies? Jesus n Abraham n many othrs wore gowns? R dey not dresses? Quote m a scripture dt talks bout ladies n trousers n we wil not read it but STUDY it. Pastor has taught us d difference btwn reading d Bible n Studying it!!
Bros shud concntrate on spiritual matters n stop focusin on ladies pants. Baa be ba shebile eng ha ba tla bona borikhoe??They r lookin at d wron thin...
u can make inference form this scripture 1 corinthians 10:23-24,32-33..also 1 corinth 8:8-13.
it talks about eating meat, but what is termed meat here may be anything that you do that may cause offense to someone else (see 1 corinth 10:31).
so if you are to go on the pulpit in trousers, it is lawful, but if it hurts someone's who is of a weaker conscience, and you know that you are causing offence to that person, then it is wrong. the verse says seek not your own profit but anothers... if you are gonna save 75 people and distract 10, you will be held accountable for the 10 weak ones..
at least thats what i think.
wht if i dnt knw dey r offended? think bout it, if u offend m when u give hugs to both men n women wil u stop it? it offends sm1 dt u go 2 church on sunday, surely it does offend dos who go to church on saturday days, wil u stop it coz it offends dm?? Paul ws addressin corinthians here, n do u remembr wht kind of ppl dey wr? is thr anywhr else whr Paul says dt?
Only babes r offended by dt, n d only solution s 2 teach dm d word. its not possible to please al men n it hapend durin Bible days as wel. Whn Jesus ddnt eat dey complaind, when John came eating dey still complained...see?
i dont know what the corinthians were like, but are you suggesting that on that particular part he was ministering to the corinthians only?
i challenge you then to show us where the line is drawn to say here this verse he is talking to the corinthians only, here he is talking to us also.. and also do the same for the book of Romans, and for Ephesians.
you say only babes are affected by that. Are those not the same babes that Paul refers to in 1 corinth 8:9-12 as those of a weaker conscience?
Before that he says in verse 8 "meat commendeth us not to God: for neither if we eat are we the better; neither if we eat not are we the worse." if you substitute trousers for meat in that verse it will read "But trousers commendeth us not to God; for neither if we wear them are we the better; neither if we wear not, are we the worse. but take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours becomes a stumbling block to them that are weak."
you see the issue of meat was as contentious then as the issue of trousers is right now. So he was giving direction to the brethren then how to handle that delicate issue, and we can apply those same teachings onto the issue of trousers.