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P_Bear141

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  1. Hi all! I used to come around here more, but it's been a while. I have a question about head coverings. I've done ALOT of reading online about it and I've been praying and reading scripture, but I still have some questions. Anyway, here it goes: 1. I find that in 1 Cor 11:15 that it says a woman’s hair is given to her as a covering, but I’m confused about why it says then that she should cover her hair when praying... as if I could uncover it when I wasn't praying? My hair doesn't come off! Also, the same with the men. It says NOT to cover when praying, as if he could be covered at any other time. If the meaning is hair, how could it be taken on and off in different situations? 2. I'm having an issue with the meaning of v16, right after it. It says “But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.” Does that mean that we don’t have a custom about head covering, or we don’t have a custom about being contentious? In doing my research, I find both views. 3. Why did Christians wear head coverings (even in the US) for the first 1800 years or so, and then stop? Was it because it just wasn't in fashion any more, or because nearly every denomination decided to change their understanding of that scripture? I'm honestly praying and researching this topic. I want to follow the Lord and do what He wants. I'm a firm believer that you shouldn't believe something just because someone "told you so". I want to research it and know why I believe it!!
  2. I agree, however there is a difference between doctrine and conviction. You may have a conviction about something that you believe is wrong, that isn't necessarily stated in scripture. While it's great to have convictions, you can't expect everyone to have the same. My family may decide that we have "family night" every Thursday and expect all members to stay home that night while we spend time together. However, expecting every Christian to do the same is wrong. Should we spend time together as a family? Sure. Could you find verses that tell about the importance of family? Sure. But it doesn't mean that your way is the only way.
  3. Well I think it’s time for me to leave this site. I thought it would be a great place to talk to others about God and the Bible, but I’ve found that much of it is just a bunch of legalists trying to say how everyone who doesn’t think exactly like they do are horrible people. Whether you believe Islam is right or wrong, it’s NOT RIGHT to bash them. Whether you believe public school is right or wrong, it’s NOT RIGHT to judge those who go there. Whether you believe that the sky is orange, it’s NOT RIGHT to be mean to those who don’t. Also, to actually say that someone isn’t saved because they disagree with you on something is horrible. I have found that instead of being encouraged and really LEARNING anything that I am constantly discouraged by the negativity and bickering. So I have to say good-bye for my own sanity. Ephesians 4 2-3 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. AND 26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: 27 Neither give place to the devil. 28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. 29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Not to be cliché or anything, but seriously, what would Jesus do? He sure didn’t walk around telling people He was better than them because he went to a better school…
  4. Who cares anyway? Even if it were somehow true (I don't believe it is) it's not a sin to be married, so it doesn't change the fact that Jesus was the sinless Son of God.
  5. OK, so then please tell me where in these verses, it says it's ok to work in a place where you are "unequally yoked". Also, notice the verses here: De 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. De 11:19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Where does it say that anyone but you has to teach your child about God? Do you allow you children to play at the park? What if they meet a kid who isn't IB? Are they allowed to swing on the swingset next to such heathens? Do they go to the grocery store? **Gasp** what if they hear a bad word while they are there? I suppose the world should be more careful about how you raise your children.
  6. You are right, and children could go to school without making close associations with the lost. However, in the verses used above "2Co 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?" I have to say that being unequally yoked together with unbelievers could be said of anything, including your job, your softball team, your family even. If you are saying that we shouldn't be around unbelievers, then we might as well hold up in a convent and forget about being a light to the world.
  7. Again, do you work in a Christian workplace? If not, you are also sinning, if you use your logic.
  8. Let's pretend that you are a single parent and make minimum wage. You bring home $1000/month. First thing's first, you need to provide a home for your 3 children. In my area, a 2-bedroom apartment would cost you a MINIMUM of $500/month (I hope you like sleeping on the couch, because it's illegal for an adult to share a bedroom with a child over a certain age and different gender children must also have different rooms). Plus, your children need at least 1 complete outfit and food to eat. You need a car to get around, or at least bus fair. How does that leave room for you to pay $590/month for schooling??? How will your children have uniforms? What will you do if one month a child gets sick and you have to pay for a doctor's visit? What happens if your car breaks down?? While I think it's wonderful that you are able to provide well for your family, it makes me sick that you actually consider someone who is widowed with 3 children and working as well as she can to provider for her family to be sinning against God. No wonder the world looks at Christians and thinks we are all hypocrites!! Maybe you should come to Detroit and spend some time with the families that are struggling as I mentioned above. 2 years ago at Thanksgiving a company donated 200 turkeys to our church for us to distribute to families who were unable to have a nice meal. The city gave us PAGES and PAGES of families who made less than $12,000/year. I will pray for you...
  9. The cheapest one in my area (per year... and 30 minutes way (think of the gas prices!!!)) costs: 3 students $8,550.00 That is not including application fees, which are $160-$200 PER CHILD per year, depending on grade.
  10. How can you even do time out? Or any discipline? Someone could say it's "emotional pain". I agree, it does seem a little broad and open for interpretation.
  11. Also, who can say if a teacher in a Christian school is even a Christian? On another note, during my time at public school, I knew many teachers who were Christians. Some even ran a STATIC (Students Taking Action Together In Christ) club that we had at school.
  12. Sure they would educate them about God at home. However, this same principle should apply for every Christian, not depending on where you live or what the countries rules are. I agree with what was previously said that we are to be in the world, just not of it. There is no sin for your children to be in the world. Period. Otherwise, you should join a convent.
  13. I still don't see anyone answering the question that was posed before about Christian families in other countries where they don't have a choice in where their children go to school. Is it a sin for them?
  14. A widow friend of mine actually had an anonymous church member pay for her 2 sons to go to Christian school one year. She was so grateful, but never found out who it was. If only more people were so charitable!!
  15. Maybe for your family, but not necessarily for every family. There are many people who don't have TV, cell phones, extra car, etc. and are still having a hard time with money. There are many, many people in today's economy that are struggling just to provide food and warmth. I live just north of Detroit and we have a lot of poor kids who come to our church. Kids who smell because they haven't showered and own 1 change of clothes. There are kids who fill up their plates with food heaping so big that the plate can hardly hold it... why? Because at home they are starving. Are their parents sinning because Detroit's auto industry has left them without a job? No. They are trying to do their best, which is what all of us are trying to do.

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