Monday, May 02, 2005

Modesty in Church

Posted by Hello

The following quote was found in a church bulletin:

SACRED SPACE Our church is our sacred space. It is a holy place; therefore, we must respect it as such. Respect is demonstrated by dressing appropriately for church. Please dress modestly.

It is to our great shame that such a thing is necessary and an even greater shame that more churches are not willing to take a stand such as this. In recent years, my husband has been subjected to numerous revealings of belly buttons, partial moonings, excess cleavage, and the like in church services. This should not be. Is this how we adorn ourselves as the Bride of Christ?

I Timothy 2:9-10 -
likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness - with good works.

Please search out the scriptures, your heart, and your closet and make appropriate clothing choices. The world is watching.

1 comment:

Mrs. Happy Housewife said...

Our church was casual and that was okay; I don't think a tie is needed to worship God. However, things slid down hill until it became unusual to see anyone (including myself) dressed modestly. Then, I read "A Return to Modesty" and it woke me up to how my clothing was misrepresenting me.