Women and Men’s clothing
through history, the clothing
used by men and women have been unique
so that there was a
clear distinction between the
genders. Thousands of years ago both men and women wore types of
cloaks or types of robes, but even then there were differences that
allowed a person to identify the gender.
The woman shall not
wear that which pertaineth unto a man,
neither shall a man put on a
woman's garment: for all that do so are
abomination unto the LORD thy God.
the Hebrews neither men or women was permitted by Mosaic Law to wear
the same form of clothing as was used by the other. A few articles
of feminine clothing carried somewhat the name and basic pattern,
yet there was always
sufficient difference in embossing, embroidery, and needlework
so that in appearance the
line of demarcation between man & women should be readily detected.
What makes you think that pants are a man’s garment?
"Breeches" were an article of clothing designed by God for the
priests who were all men. The word does not occur very often in
scripture, but in every case it’s men’s apparel (Exodus 28:42,
Leviticus 6:10, 16:4). According to the Hebrew lexicon, "breeches"
means "trousers that extend to the knee, below the knee, or to the
ankles." This would include pants or culottes.
Until Hollywood came along, everyone in our modern western culture
(including lost people) knew that pants were men’s apparel and
dresses were women’s apparel, and they dressed accordingly. Our
culture’s acceptance of cross-dressing has resulted largely from the
influence of television, the placement of women in the workforce,
and the pressures of twentieth century feminism.
The universal symbol for designating a men’s bathroom is a stick
figure wearing a pair of pants. The universal symbol for designating
a woman’s bathroom is a stick figure wearing a dress. Even our
sinful society recognizes that there is a difference in a man’s and
Pants are a symbol of authority, as evidenced by the saying " I’m
the one who wears the pants in the family." Sadly, most women might
as well wear the pants, since they rule their homes anyway!
dressing is one of the devil’s clever moves to advance the "women’s
liberation movement" and to obscure the Biblical distinction between
man and woman. "Unisex clothing" began to show up in the factories
during WWII when women first started wearing slacks. At the same
time: short hair, cigarettes, swearing became acceptable feminine
behavior. Down that same path has come to Abortion, Divorce, Single
Parent homes, extreme feminism.
Arguments against this doctrine
people argue that the principle of unique apparel between the man
and woman as established in the Old Testament (Deuteronomy 22:5) is
not confirmed in the New Testament, thus is not applicable to us
today under grace. But if we look at the reference book Treasury of
Scripture Knowledge (printed over one hundred years before women
wore pants) we see that it cross references Deuteronomy 22:5 to 1
Corinthians 11:3-14. That proves that men that studied the Bible
hundreds of years before women wore pants, understood that 1
Corinthians 11 contains the same principle that is stated in
People may also argue that the principle of avoiding mixing certain
materials in a garment as shown in Deuteronomy 22:11 should also
apply today if verse 22:5 applies. The key to determining if an Old
Testament law applies to us today under grace is whether the
principle is repeated in
the New Testament or not. In this case the principle of maintaining
uniqueness in appearance between a man and woman is well established
in the New Testament but that of avoiding mixing certain materials
in a garment is not.
in reality, there are several New Testament verses that confirm that
uniqueness must be maintained between sexes. These range from the
differences in hair length to the feminine or masculine actions of
each. In 1Cor 6:9 we find that effeminate men are not going to
inherit the Kingdom of God. How is it that a woman can be accepted
when wearing men’s clothing (pants) but if a man wears a dress that
they are automatically (and correctly I may add) assumed to be
homosexuals? Shouldn’t the question presented in
“Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have
long hair, it is a shame unto him?” also make us ask “Does
not even nature itself teach you” that for a woman to wear man’s
clothing is a shame? As already confirmed by the example of a man
wearing a dress, nature does teach us different.
doubt the acceptation of tearing down the clothing differences
between the sexes was initiated by Satan to open the door to the
homosexual spirits by weakening the conscience of our modern
society. The rebellious nature that allows a woman professing to be
a Christian to wear pants can also cause them to be lured deeper
toward a lesbian desire. Peter stated that “after this manner in the
old time the holy women adorned themselves being in subjection unto
their own husbands”. Does dressing in equal attire to the husband
display that they are under subjection to the man or even to God?
The question is how important is it to you to get to heaven? Is
rebellion for such a small indulgence of wearing clothing that the
Bible prohibits, worth going to Hell?
1 Peter 3:3
Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of
plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of
But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is
not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which
is in the sight of God of great price.
For after this manner
in the old time the holy
women also, who trusted
in God, adorned
themselves, being in
subjection unto their own husbands:
Immodest clothing (bathing suites, shorts,
Adam & Eve had their conscious awaked, the first thing they did was
cover themselves. Then God clothed them with animal skins. God’s
intention since then is for humanity to be properly clothed with
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and
that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make
one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also
unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
And the eyes of them both were opened,
and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together,
and made themselves aprons.
And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the
garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves
from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where
art thou? 3:10
And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was
afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou
eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not
Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD
God make coats of skins, and
church doctrine taught that a women’s dress or skirt should be below
the knee (whether sitting or standing) and that the neckline should
not be low. Anything shorter
than the knee would not be modest. The length of a dress or skirt
should be considered to end where any splits begin.
1 Timothy 2:9
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in
modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided
hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array.
dress doesn't call attention to the wearer. This is a reason why
clothing that exposes your nakedness is immodest. Harlot’s were
identified by their attire. This indicates the immodest dress is
used to draw attention to one’s self and to incite lustful
And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of a
harlot, and subtle of heart. 7:11
(She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:
7:12 Now is she
without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
comparing Babylon to a degraded women, God notes that bare legs and
thighs are nakedness.
Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no
throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be
called tender and delicate. 47:2
Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks,
make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers. 47:3
Thy nakedness shall be
uncovered, yea, thy shame
shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee
as a man.
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