Responsibility And Observations
As a Hebrew in Christ, I feel that one of the responsibilities that the Most High has given me is to upbraid error being taught from whatever corners, pulverise the lies and insert the truth. I have always stated that I am for truth and against error. One of the biggest errors presently being taught as sound doctrine out of the Hebrew camp at the moment is the teaching that our Hebrew sisters must wear a head dress during prayer, when discussing spiritual matters or at least most of the time when in public. The main compendium of scriptures being used to peddle this erroneous doctrine that I have heard of is 1 Corinthians 11:3-15. I am now going to show you that this section of scripture is in no way referring to a physical covering of the head, but is actual fact purely referring to authority figures and the order thereof. So I am going to go through these verses and show beyond any doubt that these scriptures are not referring to a physical head dress/scarf and I invite any Hebrews be it brothers or sisters to counter my claims or to provide any other scriptures where it is stated that a woman must have her physical head covered with a head dress/scarf when engaging in spiritual matters. To be honest I do not think you can because I cannot think of or find any scriptures that speak about the physical covering of the head in relation to women. This breakdown will not take long.
1Corinthians 11:3-15 reads:
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.
Here we have been given the order of authority within the body of Christ and the order that the Corinthians should acknowledge and act by. This is the central theme that should be referred back to everytime the subject of “heads” is raised in the subsequent verses.
11:4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.
Who is the head of the man according to verse 3? Christ is the head of the man. So Christ being the only mediator between man and the Most High(1 Timothy 2:5) is dishonoured by a praying or prophesying man when another is put in Christ’s place, for example, the pope is the most prolific illustration that comes to mind in relation to men dishonouring Christ, as they are placing the pope over them as an authority figure when Christ is supposed to be the only authority figure in that position.
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.
So, who is the head of the woman referring back to verse 3 again? The man is the head of the woman. Therefore a woman who is praying or prophesies without her head ie a man standing as her authority, Paul compares this type of woman to a woman who has physically shaved off her hair. Paul here is making reference to “independent” women of the Most High.
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.
Paul here really is dealing with high and mighty independent women within the body who want to roll it by themselves, not have a male authority over them to cover them and take charge and authority over the man. The church of Corinth had a serious problem with women usurping the authority from the man, hence why Paul stated that women in the church should be silent in 1 Corinthians 14:34. This is what I stated before in one of my previous blogs, that it is a shame for a woman to claim and boast “independence”. Paul verses the same concern.
11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
There should be no authority over the man as he is made in the image of the Most High(Genesis 1:26) and because there is no authority over the Most High, man made in his image should obvious project the same illustration. Remember, the word God here is referring to the Godhead which again is confirmed and verified by Genesis 1:26: “Let US make man in OUR IMAGE……………”. However, the woman is the glory of the man, him being her head.
11:8 For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.
We are all aware of the account of how the woman came about and was formed(Genesis 2:22-23).
11:9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
This is confirmed in Genesis 2:18 where the Most High stated that it was not good for the man to be alone and that he would create a help meet ie suitable for him.
11:10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.
So, because the woman was created for the man, the woman ought to have power over her. What is another word for power, authority and who were we told was the head/authority over the woman in verse 3, the man. So, the “power” being referred to here is a man. Notice that there has been no references to a physical head dress yet, take note of that. The part which talks about the angels is obviously referring to the fallen spirits who prayed upon “uncovered” women in times past(Genesis 6, The Book Of Enoch, The Book Of Jasher). If this scripture was actually referring to a physical head dress, do you really think that a physical head dress/scarf would give you power against a fallen spirit????? Let’s get real here. Keep the scriptures in perspective.
11:11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.
This scripture is simply stating that in Christ you are covered regardless. So women who do not have a man, in Christ you are covered so you do not need to be concerned about being “uncovered”.
11:12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
So, the women was created from the man but the man is given birth to by the woman, however, who created all, the Most high did.
11:13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?
Is it right that a woman prays to the Most High without authority over her, be it a man or Christ, ie on an “independent” agenda?
11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
Paul is now using the comparison of observations in the natural environment to bolster and reinforce this point. Men are supposed to have short hair so that they can be recognised as men, and not mistaken for women. That happens all too often thesedays.
11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
Women are supposed to have long hair and here is the only mention of a physical covering for a physical head. The hair is a physical covering for a physical head, this is the comparison Paul used to illustrate his point about a woman being covered spiritually but notice that he used a woman’s hair and not another type of physical head covering.
What are the results? We have read through those scriptures and have seen absolutely no reference to head dress/scarf requirements for women. Go through the scriptures without my commentary and check it out for your very own self. Anybody who is honest here can clearly see that these passages are referring to spiritual coverings, authority and order. Now, if any of you sisters know of some other scriptures that have been used to push this error, I would like to see them very much so. Please post them in the comments section.
First and foremost I must state that there is absolutely nothing wrong with sisters or any woman choosing to wear a head scarf/head dress, the reason for this blog is not to say that wearing a head dress or head scarf is wrong. The point of this blog is to show you sisters that a head scarf/head dress is NOT A MANDATORY PIECE OF REGALIA THAT HAS TO BE WORN ACCORDING TO SOME SCRIPTURES SOMEWHERE.
So, where has this dogmatic teaching come from? This teaching of error has simply originated from zealot Hebrew brothers who are walking in the flesh and thus interpreting the scriptures accordingly in the same manner, who do not have Holy Spirit within them and thus cannot allow the Spirit to exercise discernment giving them the correct interpretation of the scriptures and who are just trying to impress you Hebrew ladies with their plethora of information and knowledge. Sisters, a word of advice, just because you are supposed to follow the authority of the man, this does not mean that you are obligated to roll along with his teachings of error also. If you see your Hebrew brothers walking in error when it comes to breaking down the scriptures, do not be afraid to point out his short comings to him. I understand that the head scarf is a TRADITIONAL piece of head clothing that was worn by our ancestors in times past and is still worn by some of our women today, however when did wearing the head scarf become mandatory and who set this new ruling? Take heed and remember what Christ warned about in zealously following the traditions of our forefathers(Mark 7:8-13). Paul also talked about being zealous of the traditions of his forefathers and that this was a stumbling block to him(Galations 1:13-16). So sisters, do not let the Hebrew brothers tell you that covering your physical head is mandatory as there are no scriptures to back this teaching.
As for you Hebrew brothers who are going around teaching this mess, the fact that you keep returning to the defunct old covenant of works and that you continually refuse to embrace the new covenant of faith and belief that Christ has forged through his death and blood, is a constant witness against you in your common teachings of error. This isn’t the only teaching of error coming out of the Hebrew camp, there is much more nonsense being peddled as doctrine that I will deal with in the near future. So desperate are you to distance yourself from the institutional church(which is a good thing), that you will actually resort to teaching error and lies???????? Remember what Paul stated about Israel and their keeping of the law of works being a stumbling block unto them(Romans 9:30-33). Again, I open up the floor for anybody to show me any scriptures which require a woman to wear a physical head dress/head scarf whether it be during prayer or at anytime for that matter. You’ve got the floor.
The Deprogramming And Decontamination Process Continues
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