Thou shalt not eat at a restaurant on Sunday. I am still a very committed Christian, but I was thankfully out of the IFB world once I left for college (a secular university). Dutton has worn skirts most of her life, primarily because of her faith. Bruce Gerencser, 63, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 42 years. Maybe they're not Baptist or they are a break away group of some Baptist Church. It's a bit like listening to Christian music. The Book of Peter echoes these sentiments, teaching, âDo not let your adornment be merely outward â arranging the hair, wearing gold or putting on fine apparel â rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of Godâ (1 Peter 3:3-4). Thou shalt not speak in Sunday morning service if thou be a woman, unless you are the soloist and you want to give thanks and praise to Jesus for the wonderful song. It wasn’t long before I traveled the road to liberal Christian to agnostic atheist. No other part of the anatomy (e.g. I remember one of the missionary wives who was married to the man who used to be a division leader in the bus ministry at hac and fbc… and I always thought she looked and dressed so incredibly homely, almost as if she walked straight out of Little House on the Prairie set. They do not wear flashy clothes, and they tend to keep their social interaction within the IFB. Dresses, skirts, and tops on those sites are colorful and stylish, a far cry from the frumpiness one might expect. RESPONSE. I think they're not allowed to have short hair. Russell Crowe in "Gladiator." Going to the movies could also lead to you having a bad testimony before the world. This is why I love Jesus. I donât think this is what the Apostle Paul was saying and I will explain why. If she doesn’t approve of this, tough; she should’ve thought of that before she married you. We even go for accessories that adds beauty to the bearer.Anyway the way we dress is not that important because all of us has his/her own taste, it maybe pleasing to me but not pleasing to everyone. Dreamworks/Universal Pictures. Bruce, you and many of those that comment to your posts are a help to me. Thou shalt wear the sweatshirts & caps of your favorite basketball team; they are only evil & worldly if you choose to go to college there. Thou shalt leave a tract in the restroom after thou hast used it. In that case, thou shalt work on your bus route until 3 am Monday morning, then get your sorry, lazy ass ready for your theology classes at our bible college that morning. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. 4. (And yes, martial arts are ok, even though they originated from Asian sources; we’ll win those yellow devils to Jesus, eventually). God changes his mind several times in the Bible. Legs We know you have them. So why is it that a lot of Baptist Women feel the need to make themselves look menonite or Amish in apperance rather than something semi-in-style or attractive? I wondered how in the world that man could look at his wife much less have sex with her because why would you defile such a woman who looked so sheepish and innocent!! However, why wear ugly giant flower prints, or denim skirts that have unflattering shapes, or shirts that are 4 sizes too big? I am a Baptist woman, and I am not sure what area of the country you are seeing these women. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. https://www.nakedpastorstore.com/blogs/news/adoring-pastors. Okay, so I talk on various forums, I have been various places, and various churches, but one thing I seem to see in common is that a lot Baptist Women wear certain types of dresses/koulats/skirts. When they do wear short skirts for other people, it just might be to show off in front of other girls, though I do not think that people flaunt miniskirts for that reason, either. As a transgender woman, I find that interesting, to say the least! For example, the Bates women wear pants and sleeveless dresses . He alone is allowed to change his mind. But do women have to wear their best clothing â the modern equivalent of the stola every day of their lives? Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist. One thing more , what is inside our hearts is the most important thing to our God. UGH!!!! Recent debates on identity and society's understanding of â¦ It may just not be a ladylike actvitiy. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. (Isa. Apostolic Co. specializes in pentecostal inspired fashion for the modest women. Short Stories: The Day I Got Busted by the Border Patrol, How the IFB Church Turned My Wife Into a Martyr, Creationist Ken Ham Asks His Disciples to Pray for Me, Ken Ham Approves of Brothers Having Sex With Sisters, Trials and Adversity: It Doesn’t Always Happen to Someone Else, Black Collar Crime: Methodist Pastor John McFarland Charged with Molesting Seven Children, Black Collar Crime: Evangelical Pastor Guillermo Quintanilla Accused of Sexually Assaulting Young Girls, Thou shalt obey all adults at all times if you are a child or teenager, Thou shalt obey your husband at all times is you are a woman, Thou shalt obey your parents at all times, Thou shalt obey the police and government unless the pastor says it is a sin against God to do so, Thou shalt give a faith promise missionary offering, Thou give an offering any time the pastor says God is saying to collect a special offering, Thou shalt attend church every time the doors are open, Thou shalt pray for every meal, but ice cream at Dairy Queen after church requires no prayer, Thou shalt only use the King James Bible — 1611 edition which is really the 1769 revision, Thou shalt only use the Scofield King James Bible, Thou shalt not have long hair (over your ears, collar) if you are a man, Thou shalt not have a block cut hairstyle is you are a man, Thou shalt not have facial hair if you are a man, but if you are a woman you can have facial hair, Thou shalt not have tattoos unless you have prison tats from your life before Christ, Thou shalt not take the hem out of your Levi jeans or alter your clothing in any way so that you look worldly, Thou shalt not wear pants (britches) if you are a woman, Thou shalt not wear shorts, but a woman can wear Baptist shorts — also known as culottes, Thou shalt not expose any flesh if you are a woman, especially your thighs, breasts, or back, Thou shalt only wear dresses with hemlines below the knees if you are a woman, Thou shalt not have any physical contact with the opposite sex if you are unmarried, Thou shalt not have more than one hole in each ear if you are a woman, Thou shalt not pierce any body part except your ear, and then only if you are a woman, Thou shalt not watch TV, but if you are a carnal Christian and must watch TV thou shalt only watch, Thou shalt not go to the movie theater, but using streaming services is okay, Thou shalt always have tracts in your shirt pocket or purse, ready to evangelize at a moment’s notice, Thou shalt drive a car with church advertising stickers, IFB cliches, or Bible verses attached to the bumper, Thou shalt park down the street when visiting the local strip club or whore house lest the pastor know you are there and stay away, Thou shalt not listen to secular music, especially rock music, which is from the pit of hell, Thou shalt not listen to contemporary Christian music (CCM), Thou shalt not drink fermented alcohol — after all, Jesus drank Welchâs grape juice, Thou shalt not cuss, but saying darn, shoot, crap, freaking, and fudge are okay, Thou shalt not date non-Independent Baptist girls or boys, Thou shalt not have any non-Independent Baptist friends, Thou shalt home school your children or send them to a Christian school, Thou shalt only read pastor-approved Christian books, Thou shalt only believe what the pastor says you are to believe, Thou shalt say you have victory over sin, even if you are lying, Thou shalt adhere to the perception is reality rule, Thou shalt send your kids to the same Christian college the pastor went to, Thou shalt leave the church if you commit adultery, get a divorce, or get pregnant outside of marriage, Thou shalt believe everything the pastor says even when you are certain he is lying, speaking evangelistically, or embellishing his illustrations, Thou shalt wear a bra if you are a woman, and it can only be a white, underwire bra, Thou shalt not mix bathe (Baptist for swimming with the opposite sex), Thou shalt not go to amusement parks unless the youth group is going, Thou shalt not show emotion unless praising Jesus from 10:00 am to noon on Sunday or giving a testimony during Sunday evening service, Thou shalt say AMEN during at the appropriate time during the pastor’s sermon, especially when he shouts, pounds the pulpit, or performs gymnastics, Thou shalt not be angry even though the pastor is allowed to be angry, but thatâs because his anger is righteous anger, Thou shalt be for what the pastor is for and against what the pastor is against, because if you donât, a bear might come out of the woods and eat you, Thou shalt ignore any science that contradicts the Bible, Thou shalt never try to fix your own problems because the pastor is the official fixer of all problems, Thou shalt takes notes on the sermon even if the rabbit wanders five miles off the trail or the sermon is incoherent, Thou shalt always tell the pastor what a wonderful sermon he preached, even when you have no idea what he was talking about, Thou shalt always tell Sister Bertha what a wonderful job she did with her off-key rendition of, Thou shalt not use canned (taped) music for music specials. You forgot women wear nice slax pants,so actually,women do not have to wear skirts. God Wants There To Be A Distinction Between The Sexes. Mini skirts began appearing about the mid-1970s, but many schools instituted length requirements for those, and some teachers carried yardsticks to measure them. Is it a kind of a uniform? Wearing a skirt can be a life-changing decision, but it must be made with the right intentions. My mom grew up with this rule but never was told why. All of the above were part of the unwritten code at my Fundy church 40 years ago. In any case, we are definitely living in the end times before the 2nd coming of Christ. And there I caught some girls who did't wear panties even when they're dressed up with short dresses and skirts. And there are many Baptist Churches too. She actually got upset! Many watch movies in their home….what is the difference? You may be surprised to learn that the Bible defines a bare thigh as nakedness! Truly horrifying. There are plenty of ways to dress very modestly, and in style - and I don't mean wearing shirts that are skin tight, or skirts that are thigh high, but I mean pretty, flattering shirts and dresses. One-time donations can be made through PayPal. Some women do wear pants that arenât so bad, and yes, I admit that VERY loose fitting pants are not as revealing, but again, depending on how you move, even those can fit â¦ Shaking my head, wishing I had gotten out of that place sooo much sooner than we did, you know when I should’ve used my own brain and listened to my gut. Most of them encourage their members to dress and live modestly, but do not have specific teachings about hair and skirts. He and his wife have six grown children and thirteen awesome grandchildren. Indoctrinating Evangelical Children: Are You Willing to Die for Jesus? Men who are committed to modest dress will sometimes wear those things but they will be selective in what they wear. Fundies forget that God can do a sudden “I have changed my mind” crazy Ivan on them at any moment. As such, I encourage ladies to wear dresses or skirts that are no shorter than knee-length when seated. Several years ago, my pastor gave some principles for Christian dress. And yes they are Baptist - not a break away group of a Baptist church. It was beyond comprehension in my little brain back then. True Bible Reasons Why Church Is On Sunday Not Saturday. So men can’t have facial hair but women can? Thanks! One of my other professors did allow that saying “shoot” was okay, as she was used to people from Ohio saying it! Could someone please explain? I have friends who are Baptist and they maybe conservative but they don't dress like what you're describing. Please share your thoughts in the comment section. If this doesn’t work, she shall make “the Sunday evening edition”, Enjoy everyone! Favorite Answer I don't know about Southern Baptists (none that I know of believe that), but I know a lot of Pentecostal people who believe that. If they can't support it with Scripture, Primitive Baptists don't follow it. How I struggled to free myself from this oppressive thinking. How The Devil Tries To Discredit The Word Of God. We also could not wear tight skirts or skirts with slits. * Maybe some can relate to this cartoon from NAKEDPASTOR. The Official Independent Baptist Rulebook, Known in Some Churches as Church Standards. 10 He and his wife have six grown children and thirteen grandchildren. 3 Reasons Why I Wear Skirts Full-Time. What the fuck is YOUR problem?? Thou shalt believe in pre-millennial rapture unless your pastor believes in post-millennial rapture. (Please note: if thou art truly right with God, the only acceptable team to pull for is Michigan State). The church shall pray for her to get right with her lord (and her pastor). Culottes should follow the same rules as skirts and reach at least 3 inches below the knee and be sufficiently full that we do not see the shape of your legs. Thou shalt take your wife out to lunch on Friday afternoon; this is your allotted time with her. They're very helpful, and they can be applied to male or female, pants or dresses. Andrew July 4, 2019 12:58 am Reply to IAmNot5-MinuteCrafts Like,I mean,skirts should only be used in fancy occasions. They will also not wear clothing with labels, removing them from any second hand clothing. 75 Reasons God Is Against Alcohol. ? eyebrow, belly button, tongue) shall be permitted to be pierced. 5. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist. Thanks for any input! Wearing short skirts is awesomeâand for more reasons than you might expect. I live in the Northern part of the USA, and they all dress like that in the North Eastern states that I have been to. Students may be expelled at any time, for any reason, if the president of the school deems the reason sufficient (my 2nd grade brother was expelled for defiance). If thou dost sin and eat at a restaurant (due to the slothful disposition of thy wife), then thou shalt leave a tract for the server-never a tip. Oh, as a new convert attending an Adventist college, I actually said, “heck” or “darn” around one of the older teachers (40 years ago). Apostolic Pentecostals claim that baptism is only valid if it is performed "in the name of Jesus" as opposed to "in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost." This list sounds alot like the Mennonite Church rule book. If you are a young woman, thou shalt wear knee-length dresses, with hose and heels at summer camp in the woods in the red clay mud when it rains. What a list! Do they wear their hair long too? However, Dutton still played basketball in shorts before making the switch to a skirt â¦ Also, if you canot do it modestly in culottes, you should rethink doing it at all. This causes many people to wonder why some Christian women wear dresses or skirts and long hair. Thou shalt be baptized by full immersion in this particular denomination of church, preferably this specific church, otherwise it might have been a false baptism that didn’t take. I realize that their main goal is modesty, and that it is very important to them to be modest, and that is completely understandable. 3. Thou shalt study various martial arts disciplines, as these are masculine. The Baptist church believes in Baptism only after a person has professed Christ as their Savior. Amendment – though shalt say amen during service but only if you are male. Thou shalt leave for camp on Monday morning and return on Saturday afternoon, as thou must be able to give a long, tearful testimony at the church service on Sunday morning (exhaustion is of the devil). Even my Southern Baptist Church wasn’t this strict! We could literally sit here all day adding “standards” to this; these guys are constantly changing on a whim. Shop casual, formal or church wear â¦ The main belief in the Baptist church is Baptism. And the all important, “Thou shalt not, never, under no circumstances, not even in thought, criticize the pastor.” “God’s anointed,” remember! Thank you for reading this post. Thou shalt leave tracts in various and sundry places: the aisles of Walmart, in library books, at the doctor’s office, so that all may know the Good News of the Gospel. Although the Bates family believes in modest dress, they aren't too strict on what their kids wear, according to In Touch Weekly. 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