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Ce que Martin Luther croyait concernant le voile

Head Covering: Church History Profiles

[Présentation de la série : Cet article fait partie d’une série qui examinera ce que certains dirigeants dans l’histoire de l’église croyaient à propos du voile. Leurs arguments, leurs choix de langage et leurs conclusions ne doivent pas être pris pour des reflets de ce que nous croyons. Le but de cette série est de vous montrer fidèlement quelles étaient leurs idées sur la question du voile, et non de vous servir une sélection réductrice, qui ne montrerait que ce avec quoi nous sommes d’accord.]

Martin Luther (1483-1546) était un théologien allemand, qui fut un des acteurs principaux du mouvement de la Réforme Protestante. Il est l’auteur de nombreux écrits, sermons, commentaires bibliques et cantiques (dont “C’est un rempart que notre Dieu”). Luther a aussi traduit la Bible en allemand. Aujourd’hui il y a plus de 73 millions de chrétiens qui s’identifient à sa théologie, et qui se font appeler Luthériens.
Martin Luther

Le 15 janvier 1525, Martin Luther prêchait sur le mariage. Voici un extrait de sa prédication :

« Femmes, soyez sujettes à vos maris comme au Seigneur, car le mari est le chef de la femme » [Eph 5:22-23]. Même chose dans Colossiens, au chapitre 3. À cause de cela, la femme n’a pas été créée à partir de la tête comme si elle devait dominer son mari, mais elle a été créée pour lui être soumise et obéissante.

Pour cette raison, l’épouse doit porter une coiffe en guise de voile sur sa tête, comme Paul l’écrit dans 1 Corinthiens au second chapitre, qui indique qu’elle n’est pas libre mais sous la direction de son mari. 1) Un sermon sur le mariage, 15 Janvier 1525 WA XVII/I – Cité par Susan C. Karant-Nunn & Merry E. Wiesner  – Luther on Women: A Sourcebook (Cambridge University Press, 2003) page 95

Luther fait un lien direct entre le voile et l’ordre de la Création. Il fait remarquer que la femme n’a pas été tirée de la tête de l’homme, mais de son côté. Luther voit cet endroit d’où elle a été tirée important pour le symbolisme. Elle n’a pas été créée à partir de la tête de l’homme, comme si elle allait être une tête pour lui, mais elle porte une coiffe couvrant sa tête pour indiquer qu’elle est sous le chapeau de son mari et qu’elle lui obéit.

Luther poursuit, à propos de cette nécessité pour les femmes de se couvrir la tête :

En dehors de cela, l’épouse devrait encore mettre un voile, simplement en tant que femme pieuse qui se fait le devoir de soutenir son mari en toute circonstances, même dans la maladie et l’infortune. 2) Édition de Weimar sur les travaux de Luther – Table Talk 6 (N° 6567 p67) – Cité par Susan C. Karant-Nunn & Merry E. Wiesner – Luther on Women: A Sourcebook (Cambridge University Press, 2003) page 31

Cette citation montre bien que Luther ne voyait pas le voile comme quelque chose d’optionnel, puisqu’il dit qu’une femme devrait porter le voile de la même façon qu’elle s’est engagée à aider et à servir son mari. Read more

References

1.
 Un sermon sur le mariage, 15 Janvier 1525 WA XVII/I – Cité par Susan C. Karant-Nunn & Merry E. Wiesner  – Luther on Women: A Sourcebook (Cambridge University Press, 2003) page 95
2.
 Édition de Weimar sur les travaux de Luther – Table Talk 6 (N° 6567 p67) – Cité par Susan C. Karant-Nunn & Merry E. Wiesner – Luther on Women: A Sourcebook (Cambridge University Press, 2003) page 31

Covering Testimony: Jess W.

Head Covering Testimonies

Name: Jess W. | Age: 25 | Location: Hagerstown, Maryland | Starting Covering: Aug 2014



Covering Testimony: Jess W

1) Introduce yourself to our readers.

Hi I’m Jess! I have been happily married for 7 years. The Lord has blessed us with two lovely children so far. We are a homeschooling family living on a farm in beautiful western Maryland. In January 2009 I was drawn into saving union with Jesus Christ and since that time I have sought by God’s grace, to be a follower of Jesus Christ. The Bible became my guide in every area of life and I seek to please the Lord in all I do and say.

2) Where do you attend church? Tell us a little bit about it. Do others practice headcovering there?

We are currently attending a PCA Presbyterian Church in the area and hope to pursue membership soon! At the time I began covering my husband and I were also in the process of finding a church family. We began attending conservative Brethren and Mennonite churches (where the women cover) for the past two years but just recently found that the Lord is leading us elsewhere due to differences in doctrinal beliefs. We have been praying that the Lord will direct our steps and believe we have finally found a local church we can call home. Currently I am the only woman there who practices head covering. It used to bother me at first, but I know the Lord in His mercy and grace has the power to convict others just like He did to me. Jesus Christ is Who saves us, not our outward appearance. When we get too focused on outward appearance sometimes we tend to forget that head covering, although very biblical, is not about salvation or how holy and righteous we are. I do believe a true Christian will want to study out scripture though and it’s not something to be easily dismissed. Read more

The Ultimate Head Covering Blog Post Roundup

Headcovering Blog Post Roundup

When you are first starting your head covering journey, stories from women who already cover are a great encouragement.

When you are struggling to maintain the practice of head covering or feel alone in your practice, testimonies can be the light in a very dark place.

Satan comes to discourage us from keeping the commandments of God, but the Bible says that we can overcome Him by the word of their testimony. (Rev 12:11) Since 2013, The Head Covering Movement has kept an ongoing record of blog posts, news articles and videos that support our view of head covering1) There are a few mixed in that aren’t supportive of head covering which were still relevant to this site’s readers. . While those posts have been helpful on a weekly basis, we know it’s hard to comb through an entire blog looking for multiple posts. So, to make it easier we’ve combined over three years of posts and put them in one place for you.

Bookmark this page and visit it often when you need advice, encouragement or clarity.

  1. Head Covering in Modern Times. Is This A Necessary Practice? (Children Are A Blessing)
  2. Sunday Brunch – Should Women Cover Their Heads? (Cecelia’s Christian Fiction Blog)
  3. Head-Covering: Is It Still Relevant? (Regeneration, Repentance and Reformation)
  4. So…head covering…yes or no? (Blessed Hope Farm)
  5. This Is Me #10 (The Candle Underneath the Looking Glass)
  6. Head Coverings – Two Spiritual Statements (Christian Fellowship Church – India)
  7. Head Coverings and Christianity (Reformed Christian Theology)
  8. Head Coverings for Sisters, Should they? (Wheatland Bible Chapel)
  9. What we believe on head covering in church. (Three Girls and their Hobbies)
  10. My Experience With Head Coverings (Penned by Katrina)
  11. More-Less for 2014 and my childish impatience that changed my life (Blessed Hope Farm)
  12. Thought for Thursday (Sussex Gospel Hall)
  13. The Head Covering: Ordinance or Custom: Part 1 (Bible League Trust)
  14. Headcoverings (Infertility Mom)
  15. Why Your Hair Is Not Your “Head Covering” (YouTube / Know Jesus First)
  16. Head Coverings and Skirts (The Proper ‘Biblical!’ Lady)
  17. Why I wear a hat to church (Stray Thoughts)
  18. Desires of The Flesh // in Nautical Inspired Cardigan (Fresh Modesty)
  19. Ethics: Pastor Requires Women Wear Head Coverings! (Here I Blog)
  20. Christian Head Coverings – Q&A (YouTube / Know Jesus First)
  21. Head Covering in Real Life (Radical Christian Woman)

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References

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 There are a few mixed in that aren’t supportive of head covering which were still relevant to this site’s readers.

Former Atheist is now a Complementarian Christian wife who wears a headcovering

Elizabeth McGee shares her testimony about how she went from being an Atheist to a Complementarian Christian wife & mom who covers her head during corporate worship.

This interview was filmed in Louisville, Kentucky in April 2016 by Jeremy Gardiner of the Head Covering Movement.

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