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The wearing of fabric head coverings in worship was universally the practice of Christian women until the twentieth century. What happened? Did we suddenly find some biblical truth to which the saints for thousands of years were blind? Or were our biblical views of women gradually eroded by the modern feminist movement that has infiltrated the Church...? - R.C. Sproul

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Covering The Web: May 15/17

Covering The Web

Shining a spotlight on the head covering discussion happening worldwide.

    • How to Share Head Covering with Friends (Radical Christian Woman)
      “Once you discover the biblical mandate to head cover, you probably will find yourself wanting to share this newfound knowledge with your friends…Here are some tips for how to share”
    • WHY I WEAR A HEADCOVERING : Headcoverings & The Christian Faith (James & Lea D – Youtube)
      “My unique story of how and why I started wearing a head-covering as a Christian woman. Plus, a look at the scripture that backs it up. 1 Corinthians 11: 1-16”
    • Veiled Glory (Infertility Mom)
      “The thoughts I am about to explore took me over 30 years of walking with Jesus to even consider. I share them here ONLY for those interested in putting yourself more deeply under the Lordship of our God.” 
    • My head covering story (YourTrueVoice – Youtube)
      “The first in a video series on the head covering. I share how my personal journey got started.”
    • How to Discreetly Have a Head Covering Available | Head Covering Tip (Elaine Mingus – Youtube)
      A helpful tip from Elaine on having a head covering available at all times.
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New Free E-Book: Head Coverings by Greg Gordon

New Free E-Book: Head Coverings by Greg Gordon

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The people of God in history have always had symbols that spoke of heavenly realities.

From the animal skin God made for Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:21), the tent of tabernacle, animal sacrifice in Solomon’s temple, Water Baptism, Holy Communion to the Head Covering in the New Testament Church, all of these holy symbols speak of greater realities of the spiritual realm all around us. They may seem strange or mysterious but in the end will lead us into right worship of God.

Come explore and learn why the early believers held this practice so highly. Learn what was the significance of Head Coverings. Also learn what the Scriptures clearly teach us from this symbol and how it can apply to us today. You might, in the end, be surprised with the answers you find.

 

“In language any can understand, Greg lovingly and humbly unpacks this neglected doctrine.” – Bishop Carlton C. McLeod, Senior Pastor, Calvary Revival Church Chesapeake

“Greg Gordon tackles a topic that is largely ignored by the Evangelical church. It is a fascinating read that I hope all Christians will consider.” – Israel Wayne, Author / Conference Speaker and Director of Family Renewal

The Meaning Behind the Symbol (Infographic)

If headcovering is a symbol, then what does the symbol point to? See below for a great infographic by David Phillips. You can get the download the image and see his other infographics on this page.

"The Heart of Headcovering"​ (infographic)

Can Wedding Rings Replace Head Covering?

Can Wedding Rings Replace Head Covering?

Those who take the cultural viewpoint of head covering often argue that since the veil has no meaning in modern Western culture, believers can uphold the principle by substituting the symbol with something that has more modern relevance. The most often cited replacement is for women to wear a wedding ring.

As one example of this recommendation Dr. Roy B. Zuck in his book “Basic Bible Interpretation” says,

Should women today wear shawls on their heads in church? No, because the significance of women wearing shawls in the Greco-Roman world no longer holds true in our culture. The act does not carry the symbolism it once had. But is there a principle here to be followed, and to be expressed in a modern-day cultural equivalent? The principle of subordination (not inferiority!) of the wife to her husband still holds because that truth is stated elsewhere in Scripture. A possible modern cultural parallel, some have suggested, is the wife’s wedding ring (and changing her last name to that of her husband) which shows that she is married and thus is under her husband’s authority. 1) Zuck, Roy B.. (1991)., Basic Bible Interpretation: A Practical Guide to Discovering Biblical Truth (p. 97). Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook.

There is a foundational reason for why I don’t accept symbol replacement. We simply do not have the authority to change what God commands in Scripture. As his people, our responsibility is to accept what He commands and put it into practice, not modernize or update it. I’ve already covered this point in-depth here and shown how this hermeneutic actually undermines other biblical symbols (like Baptism and the Lord’s Supper). For this article, I’d like to narrow my focus on the “wedding ring” and share why I do not believe it is a suitable replacement for head covering. I’ll lay out my case through five reasons. Read more

References

1.
 Zuck, Roy B.. (1991)., Basic Bible Interpretation: A Practical Guide to Discovering Biblical Truth (p. 97). Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook.

Spanish translation now available

Great news! Our book “Head Covering: A Forgotten Christian Practice For Modern Times” is being translated into various languages. Today we’re introducing the Spanish version which is being translated by Edgar A. Pérez from Mexico. The introduction to the book is available today and a new chapter will be posted online every 2 weeks. Make sure to bookmark this page and spread the word to your Spanish speaking friends.

Spanish translation:
¡Muy buenas noticias! Nuestro libro “La Doctrina del Velo; una práctica cristiana olvidada para tiempos modernos” está siendo traducido al español por Edgar A. Pérez de México. La introducción ya se encuentra disponible el día de hoy y posteriormente, cada dos semanas, estaremos posteando un nuevo capítulo. Asegúrate de seguir nuestra página y ayúdanos a pasar la voz a tus amigos de habla hispana.

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