dlm4christ wrote:What is the significance of the straight cut suit? Sometimes I think it is way over rated. First of all, they aren't cheap and then usually someone has to redo them. Secondly, I feel it can be "jewelry", we put it on to dress up. Some people feel it can help identify us. I thought that our lives are supposed identify us with Christ. I wear the straight cut suit and don't think it is wrong, but I would like to hear some discussion. Thanks
I thought that our lives are supposed identify us with Christ.
:A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:34-35
What you wear, who you are, what denomination you belong to, none of those things show people that we are His disciples. Only our love for one another matters. If we have love for each other and show it, the world will see who we are.
Mt 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. (KJV)
Truthseeker wrote:D4C, do you wear any style of suit coat?
Do you want to wear a suit coat at all?
All I am saying, MeantToRun, is that often what we wear, who we are, and what denomination we belong to does matter, particularly if it effects how we choose to live our life. An ethic of love is a great, and biblical idea, but how it is worked out makes a HUGE difference for the Kingdom of God.
EROPPER wrote:Why are conservative ana-baptists so obsessed with outward appearance????? ie. "the plain coat"
It only hinders their reaching out to the lost, because the lost may view all these "outward traditions" as a requirement for that particular "religion"
and respond negatively
And no, I'm not advocating abandoning all biblical principles of modesty or simplicity......But there are pointless traditions that some have attached to their "church" that are damaging to their outreach
"Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
1 Samuel 16:7b
prairiechyld wrote:I doubt that clothing will prevent someone from drawing close to Christ, it may, however, discourage someone from drawing close to a particular denomination.
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