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Mary A. Kassian Quote Image #2

Mary A. Kassian Quote Image #2

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

Covering the Web: Sept 27/13

Covering The Web

Shining a spotlight on the head covering discussion happening worldwide.

Found an interesting link about head covering or biblical manhood/womanhood? Tell us about it here.

Obeying God In The Small Things

Obeying God in the Small Things

[Guest Author: This article was written by a guest author. If you’re interested in writing for the Head Covering Movement please visit this page.]

About the author: Brother Greg is the founder of SermonIndex.net which started in December 2002. The ministry began with a burden for true genuine revival from the ministry of Leonard Ravenhill and specifically his book: “Why Revival Tarries.” The ministry of SermonIndex is continually reaching more people with classic preaching from the past and the message of revival.

When we consider our walks with the Lord we sometimes can put great emphasis on the larger areas that the Lord desires from us. Such things as repentance, baptism, the Lord’s Supper, fellowshipping with others and sharing our faith are to us bigger things in the Christian life. Yet the Lord has put every verse in the Scriptures for our encouragement and exhortation, that we take heed to these things. We should understand that the Lord provides direction and help to lead us in every area of life. We should not consider only some of the Lord’s commands and view the others as a choice. Everything in the Christian life is to be guided and filtered through the Holy Scriptures and God’s leading by the Holy Spirit. Read more

John Murray Quote Image #2

John Murray Quote Image #2

Source: John Murray – Head Coverings and Decorum in Worship: A Letter (1973) – Point 4a

Thanks to Westminster Archives for providing the picture 🙂

Is Head Covering Christian Liberty or a Command?

Is Head Covering Christian Liberty or a Command?
Is head covering a matter of Christian liberty or is it a command that is binding on all Christians?

What is Christian Liberty?

Christian liberty is a Christian’s right to make their own decision on issues that are not commanded by God. With these types of issues there are biblical parameters that limit our choices and biblical principles that should inform our choices, but there is not only one correct answer for all Christians. This idea is taught in Romans 14 where the Apostle Paul says: Read more

“Knowing Scripture” Giveaway

Knowing Scripture by R.C. Sproul

Yesterday we posted an excerpt from R.C. Sproul’s excellent book “Knowing Scripture“. In case you missed it, you can read it here.

Today we’d like to do something special, we’re going to have our first giveaway! Starting today through Saturday (ending at 6:30pm Eastern) you’ll have the opportunity to win one of three full copies of Knowing Scripture. The winners will get their choice of either the Kindle version or a Paperback.

The contest is coordinated through PunchTab which will select three random winners. You don’t have to do anything to enter, but you can gain additional entries by completing action steps (following us, liking etc.)

*This giveaway is open to everyone worldwide. However, if you live outside of the United States only the Kindle version will be available.

Head Covering and Hermeneutics (An Excerpt from “Knowing Scripture” by R.C. Sproul)

Head Covering and Hermeneutics (An Excerpt from "Knowing Scripture" by R.C. Sproul)
Dr. R.C. Sproul is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian education ministry located near Orlando, Florida. His teaching can be heard on the program Renewing Your Mind, which is broadcast on hundreds of radio outlets in the United States and in 40 countries worldwide. He is the executive editor of Tabletalk magazine, general editor of The Reformation Study Bible, and the author of more than seventy books. Dr. Sproul also serves as president of Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies and Reformation Bible College. He currently serves as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrews Chapel in Sanford, FL.

PRINCIPLE AND CUSTOM

Unless we conclude that all of Scripture is principle and thus binding on all people of all ages, or that all Scripture is local custom with no relevance beyond its immediate historical context, we are forced to establish some categories and guidelines for discerning the difference.

To illustrate the problem let’s see what happens when we hold that everything in Scripture is principle and nothing merely a reflection of local custom. If that is the case, then some radical changes must be made in evangelism if we are going to be obedient to Scripture. Jesus says, “Carry no money belt, no bag, no shoes; and greet no one on the way” (Lk 10:4). If we make this text a transcultural principle, then it is time for all evangelists to start preaching in their bare feet! Obviously, the point of this text is not to set down a perennial requirement of barefooted evangelism.

Other matters, however, are not so obvious. Christians remain divided, for example, on the foot-washing rite (see Jn 13:3-17). Is this a perpetual mandate for the church of all ages or a local custom illustrating a principle of humble servanthood? Does the principle remain and the custom vanish in a shoe-wearing culture? Or does the custom remain with the principle regardless of foot apparel?

To see the complexities of the dilemma, let’s examine the famous hair-covering passage of 1 Corinthians 11. The New Revised Standard Version translates this to require a woman to cover her head with a veil when she prophesies. In applying this command to our culture we are faced with four distinct options: Read more

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