I Timothy 2:9
is a subject I am
reluctant to address because I know from experience where it can lead.
I took a stand more than 30 years ago based on what Bible knowledge I
learned as a newly born again child of God on the subject of dress
codes. Mostly what I based my position on as a young preacher was from
other Baptist Preachers and a few verses to
back up the position. Since that time I graduated from a Fundamental
Baptist Bible College and served on the Mission field in Alaska as a
Baptist Church Missionary Pastor. I launched a campaign in that
first pastoral experience on Biblical separation which included how God
expects his people to dress with emphasis on women dressing
appropriately and for men and husbands setting an example as the family
sought to grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord.
subject led to more
rebellion than I ever imagined possible. It wound up being bashed back
and forth in the local newspaper with my focus on showing people that
disobedience to God's law results in judgment for the unsaved
and chastisement for the child of God. I tried to handle the subject as
delicately as a newly instituted Preacher could but the end result was
open condemnation from other non Baptist church leaders and even a
split of the Baptist work by people who only soaked up enough
information to tell me later that I said women were going to hell
for wearing pants which was not true. I said Christian women and men
for that matter should honor the Lord with the way they dress. Women's
Lib was just getting a
full force input in this country and some lady placed a brand new Susan
B. Anthony silver dollar in the offering plate to remind me that
women's Lib was here to stay regardless of what I said. What I am
trying to relate at this point is that this subject should only be
addressed before Christians who are willing to study the subject taken
from God's Word and from a perspective of knowledge gained from
studying Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries. Just what is God's instruction
to new testament born again believers as we seek to be lights in a dark
and doomed world?
First of all I want to go
back to the Old Testament passage often used or I need to say
misused; to tell people it is not God's will for women to wear pants.
22:5 -"The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a
neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are
abomination unto the Lord thy God". Notice
the verse is addressed to men as well as women.
looking at the verse
and trying to establishing what the message from God is; I am totally
convinced it is condemning "Cross Dressing". The word "WEAR"
verse is the Hebrew word, "Haw-yaw/"
and literally means "To be
become or exist as a man" and a man dressed like a woman is acting out
the role of a women with other men.
Until recently those who
changed their sexes and sought same sex marriages were unheard of but
Satan's time is winding to a close; he is exposing his ugly head in
many areas of here-to-fore kept secrets. We see many women these days
not only take on the roll of a man with another woman but dress like a
man and have their hair cut like a man. Likewise men dress like women
and act out the roll of a woman with another man even to the damnable
sin of having a sex change operation. It is just as much a sin for a
man to dress like a woman as it is for a woman to dress like men!
A New Testament
comparable scripture to Deuteronomy 22:5 is Romans 1:24-28:
Romans 1:24-"Wherefore God also
gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of
their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:"
Romans 1:25-"Who changed the truth
of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the
creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen."
Romans 1:26-"For this
cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their
women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:"
Romans 1:27-"And likewise also the
men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned
in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is
unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error
which was meet."
-"And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God
gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not
My question at this point is:
Why don't Pastors and Ministers ever preach from this passage of
Scripture ? Are
they afraid to expose lesbianism and Homosexuality as a
Damning Sin or what? Jesus said if you want a sign that the end
of the age is near- "It
as the days of Sodom and Gomorra" and
you remember how God sent Angels
to Lot's house to remove him and his family before they destroyed those
wicked cities of people who tried to break down Lot's door to get to
Men who were Angels sent from God. Lot even offered those wicked men
daughters if they would leave the Angels alone, who he proclaimed were
guest in his house. The wicked men said, No give us the men! I tell you
Hell is going to be hot for that crowd and hell is likewise going to be
hot for our society who practice the same sin!
that I have established
a fact that the scripture in the book of Dueteronomy 22:5 is talking
about cross dressing and switching sexes and with scripture from
book of Romans that is compatible with the Old Testament verses,
to scripture for the Church age concerning God ordained dress codes
and Christian conduct for the dispensation of Grace. We find positive
scripture for born again Christians in 1-Timothy
chapter 2; which was The apostle Paul's letter to Timothy; a young
who was given the admonition,"to
things in order" concerning the setting up of
the New Testament body of believers, (The Church).
CONDUCT WITHIN THE CHURCH.
(1)- MEN ARE
1 Timothy 2:1-7- deals with the newly instituted system of Grace for
body of believers:
1-Timothy 2:1-2- Starts out
by exhorting them
to make intercessory Prayer for all men from the King on down. 1-Timothy 2:1-"I exhort
that, first of all, supplications, prayers,
intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;"1-Timothy
2:2-"For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may
quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty."
(2)- WE ARE TOLD
THAT SALVATION IS ALL
church is told that
Salvation is for everybody- not just for an elect group.
2:4-"Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the
of the truth."
(3)- SALVATION IS EXPLAINED.
church is told there is
One God, One Savior, and One way to Heaven.
2:5-"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men,
man Christ Jesus;"1-Timothy
2:6-"Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due
(4)- SEPARATION IS DEMANDED OF
2:7-"Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, I
truth in Christ, and lie not; a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and
identifies himself as
a Preacher and an Apostle who has God's message to the Gentiles, for the church age; which is you
and me who are born
again believers. God demands christians to come out from the world and
2 Corinthians 6:17- "Wherefore
come out from among them, and be ye separate, and touch not the unclean
thing; and I will receive you",
church members in particular.
(1)- AGAIN MEN ARE ADMONISHED
1-Timothy 2:8-"I will therefore
that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands,
without wrath and doubting."
(2)- WOMEN ARE ADMONISHED TO
2:9-"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;"
2:10-"But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good
(3)- WOMEN ARE ADMONISHED TO
ABSTAIN FROM LEADERSHIP
2:11-"Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection."
2:12-"But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority
the man, but to be in silence."
2:13-"For Adam was first formed, then Eve."
2:14-"And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived
2:15-"Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if
continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety."
MEN WITHIN THE CHURCH.
"I will therefore that
men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting".
(They are admonished to have a prayer life).
(a)- Where do they pray?
(2)- How do
they pray ?
(a)- Lifting up
(Which means keeping their lives holy).
(3)- What attitude should they have?
(a)- Without wrath and doubting.
(Which means in humility and trust).
FOR THE WOMEN.
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."
they adorn themselves in modest apparel.
(a)- That they pay attention to how they dress.
they be shamefaced.
(a)- That they reverence God.
People who mark their bodies with outlandish tattoos are way out of
line with honoring the Lord with their bodies in my opinion.
(3)-That they be
(a)- Maintain self control.
(4)-That they have no
(5)-That they use
with gold jewelry or pearls and clothing.
The modern use of pierced gold pins through the nose and lips and
tongue and other parts of the body are not in line with this verse in
key verse is 1-Tim. 2:10- "Which
becometh Women professing Godliness". If you are
not saved you don't fit the
admonition so don't get angry
when you hear what I have to
say. We want to do a Greek word study from
2:9 to see exactly what god is telling us:
(1)- ADORN - Greek word: Kosmeh'-o a
methphor is, "To embellish with honor, gain honor".
(2)- MODEST - Greek word: Kos'mee-os
which means "well arranged, seemly, modest".
word: Kat-as-tol-ay' which
means: “ a garment let down, a dress.
Greek word: Ahee-doce'
which means "A sense of reverence".
(5)- SOBRIETY - Greek word: So-fros-oo'-nay
means "self control".
1-Timothy 2:11 is a verse of scripture
that puts a lot of women into orbit."Let
the women learn in silence
with all subjection." There is a lady in Alabama of whom
I will not call her name but her remarks were that she was going to
straighten the Apostle Paul out when she gets to heaven. In the first
place; no one but almighty God has any authority to question Paul and
for sure no one will straighten him out! Paul's letters and epistles
are God breathed and God ordained and we can
either say, amen or O'Me!
is the Greek word: hoop-ot-ag-ay'
which literally means Obedience with Subjection.
of the Old North
Carolina Mountain Preachers remarked one day during a message he
preached at another Pastors Church: " Brother Bob, I understand the
Bible teaches a man's wife is supposed to be in subjection and I am
praying that if my wife doesn't stay in subjection; for God to kill her
give me another one". That is pretty strong language coming from a
Preacher but the Lord honors dedicated men's prayers so I would not
want to be in any disobedient shoes at a time like that!
suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp
authority over the man, but to be in silence."
is Greek word: did-as'-ko
which means to explain or expound a thing.
is Greek word: ow-then-teh'-o
which means to govern or exercise dominion over one.
SILENCE is a Greek word
that means: one who stays home doing their own work and does not meddle
with the affairs of others. In other words: A domestically inclined
those women TV
evangelist think they are doing God a favor but they are going to get a
sad awakening one day. There is nothing wrong as far as I can determine
for a Godly woman to teach other women how to conduct themselves in
marriage and how to raise their children but I question any role of
authority outside of her husbands supervision if you want to stay in
compliance with scripture.
2:15-"Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if
continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety."
Here is where a lot of so
called Christian women get up and walk out. Our society has
the point of probably no return, for the Home being a sacred
as God ordained it. How can it ever be made right again? That
question is one I ask all those years ago during my pastorate in Alaska
when I had the Clergy from non Baptist groups turn on me
and some worldly women got so angry that they could
nails. My continued position is to let God do the speaking and let us
do the listening.
<>The home should be a little
picture of heaven on earth with the man being the provider, the
protector, the guide and it's conduit to God. If it is not that way in
you need to hear from heaven and let The Lord have control. When you do
this, you will experience the peace from the Lord and instruction for
your children to live long productive lives.
That by the way, does not give the Man or
Husband the right
to abuse his wife or children and they will answer to God for it if
they do! Husbands are admonished in Ephesians
5:25- "Husbands Love your wives as Christ loved
and gave himself for it". The
wife's role is Subjection and the husbands role is Godly love toward
her and children are admonished to obey their parents.
JAMES TYSON SR.