Paul taught that women cover their heads while praying. I’ve seen pictures of church services in the 1940’s and 1950’s and every single woman is wearing a hat to cover their heads. So why have all of the churches back slidden and now women do not cover their heads? Why are you rebellious against Paul’s commands? Paul taught that women are to have long hair. All of the modern women with short hair are wicked sinners according to Paul. Their husbands and pastors are also wicked sinners for allowing them to have short hair.
Also, it is a shame for men to have long hair according to Paul. Look at the bills in your billfold. Almost all of them, and especially Benjamin Franklin have long hair. Shame on them! Shame on you for carrying pictures of long-haired men in your wallet or billfold. Paul said all these things and then turned around and cancelled it all out. This portion of verses has caused many church splits and doctrinal wars until this day. Jesus never said a word about any of this.
1 Corinthians 11:4-16 “Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. But every woman that prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it is a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. 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. For man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman: but the woman for the man. For this cause the woman ought to have power on her head because of the angels. Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. For as the woman is of the man, even so the man is also by the woman; but all things of God. Judge in yourselves: is it comely for a woman to pray unto God uncovered? Does not even nature teach you, that, if a man has long hair, it is a shame unto him? But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given to her for a covering. But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.”
Paul said, “Does not nature itself teach you, that if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?” No, it does not! God created nature. God ordained certain men to have long hair. Both Samuel and Samson were under the Nazarite vow and a razor never touched their head from birth. (Until Samson was shaved by Delilah. Judges 13:7; 1 Samuel 1:11). Paul is just giving his own opinion. God NEVER just speaks and then just cancels it out. This cannot be God’s Word.
Paul taught that Christians can eat food offered to idols in the temple of the idol, and it is not sin. He did say if it offended a weak brother that they sinned against their brother and Christ. So, basically don’t do it. Not because it is sin, but because a weak brother can be offended. (1 Corinthians 8:10).
Why not just condemn the act? Why say it is ok to do it, but it is also not ok to do it because your brother will be offended, and the weak brother will perish. What Paul says does not agree with other scripture.
1 John 5:21 “Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.”
That is God’s Word. Paul later said the correct thing.
1 Corinthians 10:14 “Wherefore my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.”
Therefore 1 Corinthians chapter 8 is in complete disagreement with the rest of the Bible, and even Paul himself. You cannot play with idols, idolatry, idol’s temples, or food served to idols. As a Christian I am repulsed by the thought of sitting in an idols temple and eating the food offered to the idol. I cannot picture Jesus or Moses doing this.
I have traveled in countries where this is done. I have been around it. The fact that Paul would have the desire to eat food offered to idols lets me know that he could not possibly have been truly converted. Paul still insists that it is lawful for him to eat or drink things offered unto idols.
1 Corinthians 10: 23,29-30 “All things are lawful for me, but all thing are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. Conscience I say, not your own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man’s conscience? For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that which I give thanks?”
That sickens my stomach. BY GRACE he is a partaker of food and drink offered to idols in a idol’s temple. That is an abomination. Idolatry is an abomination to God, and Paul plays philosophical mind games with it! This is against the entire Bible!