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
Why Head Coverings?
"For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man." (1 Cor 11:7) Explanation
"Therefore the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels." (1 Cor 11:10) Explanation
"Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? Does not even nature itself teach you..." (1 Cor 11:13-14) Explanation
"But if one is inclined to be contentious, we have no other practice, nor have the churches of God." (1 Cor 11:16) Explanation
Just wanted to let everyone know that today I will begin a cross-country trip as my family moves from St. John’s, NL to Edmonton, AB. Because of the trip, holidays and the move I unfortunately will not be able to write during this time. We’ll be back in early January with fresh content.
Please do keep the testimonies and links coming in though. Talk to you all again soon!
Why is the phrase “a symbol of” (1 Cor 11:10) not in the Greek but it’s in my English Bible?
Before we tackle this question let’s take a look at 1 Cor 11:10. It reads:
Therefore the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.
In many Bibles you will find the phrase “a symbol of” appears in italics whereas the rest of the sentence does not. The reason it appears this way is to let you know that the words in italics have been added by the translators to improve clarity. It’s not that they’re adding words to Scripture, but rather they’re making sure what the author meant doesn’t get lost in translation. This is a necessary process when going from one language to another that should not cause concern. Read more