These are some questions that are in the bible that everyone must answer before the Lord and be accountable be to God for.
Deu 22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertainethH3627 unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment:H8071 for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.
כּלי kelîy kel-ee'
From H3615; something prepared, that is, any apparatus (as an implement, utensil, dress, vessel or weapon): - armour ([-bearer]), artillery, bag, carriage, + furnish, furniture, instrument, jewel, that is made of, X one from another, that which pertaineth, pot, + psaltery, sack, stuff, thing, tool, vessel, ware, weapon, + whatsoever.
שׂמלה śimlâh sim-law'
Perhaps by permutation for the feminine of H5566 (through the idea of a cover assuming the shape of the object beneath); a dress, especially a mantle: - apparel, cloth (-es, -ing), garment, raiment. Compare H8008.
So when we consider the way woman dress in our culture we are forced to ask;
Is it feminine?
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
1) a lowering, letting down
2) a garment let down, dress, attire
Part of Speech: noun feminine
A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G2687
Citing in TDNT: 7:595, 1074
Those two definitions: 1) a lowering, letting down 2) a garment let down, dress, attire. I can't look at those and say that they aren't a dress. I think that it's pretty cut and clear. God made Dresses for women, God made Pants for men.
Pants have been man's for hundreds of years, not tell about sixty years ago did women start wearing pants. About the same time women started working in the work world.
Could this be related?
Is this why God made a higher standard for woman's clothing then for men?
God said for woman; “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man.”
But for men God says; “neither shall a man put on a woman's garment” So God is saying for woman not to wear anything the is like a mans, and for men not to wear woman's clothing.
God knew the fleshly struggle of a woman, to take the man's possession and clothing, it was they're curse God gave them.
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
Could it be that God was trying to prevent women from having struggles with desiring they're husbands place, by making a distinct difference between men and woman's clothes?
For years men wore the pants, and women wore the dresses. Should we through that off because our culture says now, it's ok? Or is it a sign of our degrading, godless, and our “gender neutral” culture?
Do you think your feminine pants or distinctively feminine? Is it a big enough difference? Or just a few inches of fabric and a few yards of thread?
It is not my intention to offend or to shove my opinions down anyone's throat, and I'm not in anyway offended if a woman wears pants in front of me. This is how I understand all those verses that the Bible has to say, on this subject.
You do not have to believe what I do. But you do have to answer for all these question.
So let me summarize:
1.Do you think your pants or clothing is not in the likeness of a man?
2.Do you believe that if our culture does it; it must be ok?
3.Is the verse in 1 Tim. 2:9, taking about actual dresses
4.Could it be that when women wear pants, it a degraded culture?
5.Is woman's pants, destructively feminine?
If you wish to comment, please feel free. But do not debate it, or post a disagreement or question. I feel like you can't properly discuss a topic on a blog. If you wish to discuss it with me some time I'd be happy to.