Does the Bible compel Women to Cover their Hair in Church?

1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 11:2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

This is Paul here talking about the ordinances associated with authority in the kingdom.

Now if we look specifically at verse 3, we would realise that this woman spoken here is not just any woman …
The word woman here is _goonay_ which is a strong greek word use to refer to woman who are married or have been married before…

It is different from the word ish-saw which is used to refer to an opposite sex which is female…

Now, verse 3 says the head of the woman is the man…

You are in a workplace as a female and you have a junior in the office who is a male…

Because, he is a male, has he become your head … NO!
This tells us that the Bible was referring to a marriage setting… That’s why the Greeks make sure they have appropriate words given to that…

This also means whatever the Bible says further should flow with what it has started with. Since, the Bible wasn’t written in chapters…

We would come back to verse 4…

1 Corinthians 11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.

Here, we see Paul Making use of their culture to explain the orientation of a woman who prophesies or prayeth with her Head unconvered…

Note: Not even her hair… So we ain’t even talking about hair here…
(for that is even all one as if she were shaven) referring to the embarrassment and shamefulness associated with women who shave then…

But today, don’t we have women who shave.. is it shameful to them… No! It’s depending on our environment….

1 Corinthians 11:6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.

1 Corinthians 11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?

Now is this a Truth today…
Don’t we have men abroad who are born with long hair and they maintain it,.. is it not beauty to them…
We even have many Nigerians who wish their hairs were similar…

So we’ve established that Paul was making use of their culture to explain why We should respect authority before we approach GOD…

Or do you think angels are affected by the colour of your head or by the shape of your forehead…

1 Corinthians 11:10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.

Is the power on the head the hair… No!
Or does that mean, if I am bald, I am powerless… No!

But, He is talking about a woman respecting the Authority Christ has placed over her, the same way a man should respect the authority of Christ over him and not be ashamed of HIM in the Public… That is covering* him…

Now we understand verse 4

1 Corinthians 11:4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.

We dishonor GOD when we disrespect the authority by ignoring or covering it, that is not willing to stand for HIM in the open…

So angels respect authority…

They can’t bless a woman who disrespect the man GOD has placed over her….
Especially when the woman approaches GOD….

1 Corinthians 11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.

Not as an Authority… I trust the HOLY SPIRIT to diffuse HIS TRUTH into our spirit…

See this
1 Corinthians 11:12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also BY the woman(not of); but all things of God.

So the man does not need to cover his head….

This is a relationship between man and the woman…

This does not stop you from covering your hair, because some hairstyles today distract people from focusing on JESUS rather, the church begins to stare at it….

Feel free to send this article to other people who are finding it difficult to accept this TRUTH..

Author: victoroluwasola

A young man inspired by the HOLY SPIRIT to reveal pointers of the last moments to the WORLD, and to sensitize the world on the imminent signs of the end of the world.

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