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Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Angels and Head Covering

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981), minister of Westminster Chapel in London for 30 years, was one of the foremost preachers of his day. His many books have brought profound spiritual encouragement to millions around the world.

 Transcript: “In the first epistle to the Corinthians in the eleventh chapter and the 10th verse, Paul uses these words, “For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.” You will remember that he’s considering the question of women praying without their heads being covered. Apparently some of the women in the church of Corinth were taking part in prayer with their heads uncovered. And the Apostle tells them that that’s quite wrong. It’s not only wrong because a woman should have her head covered to show that she is under the authority of the man, but in addition to that he says to that she should be covered because of the presence of the angels. In other words, the Scripture teaches that when you and I are met as we are at this moment and when we’re met together in prayer that the angels of God are present and are looking upon us. And the woman is to be covered when she takes part in public prayer because of the presence of the angels. It’s a tremendous and a remarkable thing. Let us bear it in mind.”

Full Sermon: This clip is from his sermon “Good Angels” which can be downloaded here for free.

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