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Covering Testimony: Bernice Copenhaver

Head Covering Testimonies
Name: Bernice CopenhaverAge: 27Location: Lebanon, PennsylvaniaStarted Covering: 1993

Covering Testimony: Bernice Copenhaver

1) Introduce yourself to our readers.

My name is Bernice Copenhaver and I’m 27 years old. I’ve been married to my amazing husband Darin for almost 6 years. We have 2 beautiful children; Kaylie (3 years) and Clayton (11 months). I’m a stay at home mom, and I love it! I enjoy cooking, gardening and people! God has put an excitement in my heart for the head covering that I feel He wants me to share. I’m excited to see what the Lord has for me next.

2) Where do you attend church? Tell us a little bit about it.

I attend White Oak Church of the Brethren. The women who are members there, all wear head coverings. We are encouraged to also wear them outside of church, during the week which I agree with. Read more

Tertullian Quote Image #1

Tertullian Quote Image #1

If this quote has piqued your interest, read “Why Head Coverings?: Reason #4 – Church Practice“.

Why Head Coverings? Reason #4: Church Practice

Biblical Case for Head Coverings

“Paul taught all the churches this custom and he expected them to follow it. In this final statement he cuts off all further argument by appealing to universal Christian usage.” – Mary A. Kassian (Professor of Womens Studies, SBTS) 1) Mary Kassian – Women, Creation and the Fall (Crossway Books, 1990) – Page 100.

When we hear the word “tradition” we usually think of it as the inventions of man which are not found in Scripture. The traditions may be beneficial (or at least not harmful) but because God doesn’t command them, neither should we. When it comes to understanding head coverings we need to ask, is this a tradition or a command? Let’s look at our first verse:

Now I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold firmly to the traditions, just as I delivered them to you. (1 Cor 11:2 NASB)

Though the “traditions” are not defined, it is very likely that head covering was one of them. Why do I think this? The teaching on head coverings (1 Cor 11:3-16) is sandwiched in between two contrasting statements. In verse 2 Paul says “I praise you” followed by teaching on head coverings. Then in verse 17 he says “I do not praise you” followed by  teaching on the Lord’s supper and spiritual gifts (which they were misusing). The sentence structure of 1 Corinthians 11 uses verses 2 and 17 as topic headings. What immediately follows each of those verses is a teaching on the practices that fit the heading; the first to inform (praise) and the latter to correct (praise not). If head coverings were not being practiced by the Corinthians, it likely would have been addressed under “I do not praise you” (1 Cor 11:17). Read more

References

1.
 Mary Kassian – Women, Creation and the Fall (Crossway Books, 1990) – Page 100.

Covering Testimony: Melissa Walker

Head Covering Testimonies
Name: Melissa WalkerAge: 26Location: Colorado Springs, COStarted Covering: June 30 2013

Covering Testimony: Melissa Walker

1) Introduce yourself to our readers.

Hello, my name is Melissa. I am a help-meet to my wonderful husband Jason and mother of 4 blessings; Jamie Lynn 6, Michael 4, Elizabeth 2, and Abigail 6 months. I have been married 9 years come September 2013 and look forward to many more Lord willing. My husband is a medic in the US Army so we have moved a lot but call Colorado our home right now. I homeschool our children and love the closeness it brings to our family.

2) Where do you attend church? Tell us a little bit about it.

We attend Grace Baptist Church Pastored by Matt Miller. Pastor Miller and his wife welcomed us with open arms and hearts. I am the first to cover in our church but hope more will start soon! Read more

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