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Is It True: Wearing Trouser/Pants Is Condemned In The Bible?

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ok, if this topic has been posted before, kindly show me the links to get to it.

i was in church last two weeks, and my pastor was saying that it is wrong for a woman to wear pants/trouser. he didnt really quote the scriptures or anything. i still intend on going to him for clarifications. meanwhile i want to hear you guyz arguments.

personally i do not think its a sin, and i dont really know why it was condemed in the bible

help anyone.

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No, that is not true. The Bible states that women should not be wearing men’s clothes and men should not be wearing female clothes. It is not about trousers or dress, but rather about the “gay” thing. It talks about gay behaviors or marriages and change of gender. Back in those times men in Israel wore dresses; Jesus wore a dress (tunic). Did they wear female clothes? Of course, not. So, today wearing jeans or other trousers is not a violation of Biblical rules for a woman, because such clothes are no longer considered to be male only. Moreover, there are many styles of jeans made solely for girls and a male wearing them would look ridiculous.

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Hmmm....guessing on what I can say? Enh enh concerning girls(female) wearing boys(male) trouser as it was taken from the book of deuterönomy chapter 22 verse 5 which says: A WOMAN SHALL NOT WEAR ANYTING THAT PERTAINS TO A MAN,NOR SHALL A MAN PUT ON A WOMAN'S GARMENT;FOR WHOEVER DOES THESE THINGS IS AN ABOMINATION TO THE LORD YOUR GOD(REVISED STANDARD VERSIÖN). View of mine is totally and kick against women wearing so bound the trouser to men, because as of this age where trousers is modernised to tightest nut that reveals the shape of the body,was regard as men cloth before its exposition to be modernised to be tight. We all know and agree that it was men that was wearing trousers,if not we would not have been draging,fighting and judging them. Yeah,concerning some program like national youth service corp where trouser is compulsory to anyone. And banker who wears trouse where you people justifying it to be femine and masculine style. All I can I say is trousers is trouser since!!since men were inspired by the Holy spirit and we of now a days was inspired dat's this is wrong.do banker nt wear skirt and suit? Dat not okay and enough for their job to make it easy? As for me yes,it is enough.definately there is a map and way to shape their cloth in skirt to their liking which we cmfort dem in NYSC UNIFORM. So much 2 say bt my point is there is smtin dat must pertain to man and woman which we are nt addressing here in House Nairaland. And also remember that our heart is much full of evil.there is a way dat seems right to a man but the end thereof is destruction. Let leaves skirt for woman and trouser to men. Thank you all.

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Christianity (not Judaism) is NOT a LAW (of Moses) you can keep, it's a LIFE (of Christ) you can live.

Glory to God!

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What of urhobo, isoko and ijaw men that normally tie wrapper?

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Thank you. I would send you a message but it does not seem possible to send messages.

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Yes I read your earlier posts and I must commend your disposition:you desire to know the truth.While I am not in the position to judge you,because we have different cultures. I would encourage you to pray using Jer33vs3 to really get revelational knowledge of God 1st hand,also check Jer29vs13 and wait on the Lord, because the coming of the Lord is near and we must arm ourselves with extra oil like the 5 wise virgins.

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Seriously Iari, here in Britain, I have never been told that trousers in themselves present a temptation to men.  As with skirts and dresses, it is the type of trouser that counts, and modest presentation.  Really, if you read my posts you will see that there are many occasions when trousers are more practical, particularly in colder climates.  It makes sense does it not, that you are going to get a mighty great draught with a dress or a skirt, on a cold winters day.  Also, from the beginning of time, the original trouser was designed for women and men.  Also, the Romans, who previously wore skirts, thought that trousers were ridiculous until they came over here, and then began to wear them.  Seriously, the most conservative Christians have been wearing trousers over here for years.

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Seriously Iari, here in Britain, I have never been told that trousers in themselves present a temptation to men. As with skirts and dresses, it is the type of trouser that counts, and modest presentation. Really, if you read my posts you will see that there are many occasions when trousers are more practical, particularly in colder climates. It makes sense does it not, that you are going to get a mighty great draught with a dress or a skirt, on a cold winters day. Also, from the beginning of time, the original trouser was designed for women and men. Also, the Romans, who previously wore skirts, thought that trousers were ridiculous until they came over here, and then began to wear them. Seriously, the most conservative Christians have been wearing trousers over here for years.

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James 1vs 14 let's us understand how temptations work. Seriously @Andrearose well the bible does not say trousers and I know Scottish men wear plaid skirts, but the thing with trousers particularly with women is the application of scripture. There are different schools of thought, but what is most important is 1Co 8:13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

(KJV)

So it generally follows that trousers upset some men's vision with lustful thoughts, so following the logic in the verse above that is why trousers are not accepted.

1Ti 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; {broided: or, plaited}

So like my post, we need to be different and obedient to the word of God.

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you are meant to give me a reference. and how might I be duped? Seeing as you know your country better than I do, and have expressed concern for my well-being.

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The search is on then, good luck.

Ahnnn, don't say i didn't warn you 'bout getting D.U.P.E.D. i know my country pipu a lidu better.

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And by the way, I am looking for a bit more than Deuteronomy 22 vs. 5. I cannot see trousers mentioned here at all.

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Is it not true that Moses has written 5 books: the pentateuch? I need a little help if I'm going to find the trouser thing. Also, have you looked at the wikipedia reference that I mentioned?

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Maybe I'm the only white British female on here!? I don't care. I go to a black church where I live. I like black people. I like mfm, but I am very upset about the trouser thing.

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^hmmm, i wouldn't repeat that i'm white british female again if i were you. You may be setting up yourself to be D.U.P.E.D.

To assist your research, you may try also the books of Moses i.e in the Bible. I think there's some 'recorded history' of trousers in it?

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I have not known before my interest in mfm, that African churches have a problem with ladies wearing trousers. I have only just found out, and have been quite shocked to realize. I have come to this forum as a result of a search and my interest in the subject. I am white British. When I visited mfm, I did notice that all the ladies were wearing dresses, or skirts, and how lovely they looked. However, I feel that it is all right to wear trousers feel that a restriction on wearing them would be oppressive and unecessary. I also do not have an expansive wardrobe- Babilobo!

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@andrearose

i thought if you were 100 sure, you wouldn't be kinda looking for back up views? Whatever you do anyways, do all to God's glory. ciao

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As a Christian woman, you should spend more time in developing your spirit than your body. You should spend more time in building your character to be Christ like than in building an expansive ward robe.

See: http://christonline.info/blog/?p=2961

http://christonline.info/blog/?s=christian+dressing

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Hi. If you will read all my previous posts, you will see that I am totally sure. I have been very interested in mfm, and have watched the live streaming and many of the posts by Dr. DK Olukoya. I have been interested in going again but am put off by this trouser regulation thing. I have looked into the origins of the trousers design and have been able to see that they were originally designed for both men and women.

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@Andrearose

i thought you were not sure?

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Please remember the word from 2Corinthians6 'be ye separate' that's one thing we have to be, it may seem tough, but we must be modest and simple.

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Are you saying that you are not sure about wearing trousers? I have done my research and I can see that the first record of trouser wearing was in 6th century BC, and that they were worn by both sexes. Therefore I am totally sure that it's ok to wear trousers. Modesty is the matter at hand and should be the deciding factor in any garment.

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@Andrearose

If i wasn't sure of something, i'll not do it.

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I suggest you read the whole of deut 22 am sure you would suddenly wonder about what to put on considering the fact that you are not supposed to mix two different fabrics together

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Outside of Western cultures, men's clothing commonly includes skirts and skirt-like garments

One common form is a single sheet of fabric folded and wrapped around the waist, such as the dhoti or lungi in India, and sarong in South and Southeast Asia. There are different varieties and names of sarong depending on whether the ends are sewn together or simply tied.

Some long robes also resemble a skirt or dress, including the Middle Eastern and North African caftan and djellaba.

Other similar garments worn by men around the world include the Greek and Balkan fustanella (a short flared cotton skirt), the Pacific lava-lava (similar to a sarong), some forms of Japanese hakama and the Bhutanese gho.

Skirts that is called qun(裙) or chang(裳) in Chinese were also worn by ancient Chinese men.[4][5]

Ancient Hebrew, Greek, and Roman men generally wore some form of tunic. Ancient Egyptians wore a wrap skirt, similar to sarongs. Both the Anglo-Saxons and Normans wore skirted garments, as can be seen in the Bayeux Tapestry. These fashions continued well into the Middle Ages.

Both the Anglo-Saxons and Normans wore skirted garments, as can be seen in the Bayeux Tapestry. These fashions continued well into the Middle Ages.

[edit] Decline

From the early Victorian period there was a decline in the wearing of bright colours and luxurious fabrics by men, with a definite preference for sobriety of dress.[6][7][8] By the mid 20th Century orthodox Western male dress, especially business and semi-formal dress, was dominated by sober suits, plain shirts and ties.

The wearing of skirts, kilts, or similar garments on an everyday basis by men in western cultures is something of a minority but growing movement.

Kilts, and derivatives of the garment remain popular. One manufacturer of contemporary kilt styles claims to sell over 12,000 such garments annually,[11] resulting in over $2 million annually worth of sales, and has appeared at a major fashion show.[12] According to a CNN correspondent: "At Seattle's Fremont Market, men are often seen sporting the Utilikilt" [13] US News said in 2003 that ",  the Seattle-made utilikilt, a rugged, everyday riff on traditional Scottish garb, has leapt from idea to over 10,000 sold in just three years, via the Web and word of mouth alone."[14] "They've become a common sight around Seattle, especially in funkier neighbourhoods and at the city's many alternative cultural events. They often are worn with chunky black boots." writes AP reporter Anne Kim.[15] "I actually see more people wearing kilts in Seattle than I did when I lived in Scotland," one purchaser remarked in 2003.[16] source: wikipedia

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I've got my track suit bottoms on right now and socks!!  I am white-British.  I am very attracted to Mfm, but frankly feel quite distrubed about insistance that  lady should not wear trousers.  I have never felt any conviction in this area- and some people seem to be saying I will go to hell for it!  I find this legalistic.  I have been to mfm once.  I attend a different church locally.  I have to say that I found the ladies very smart and impressive, and have made comment to others, that the ladies are smarter than smart.  I have even felt inspired to be more inclined to wear a dress or a skirt- just because they look so nice.  However, there really are many situations where trousers are more suitable.  What about children's work, where you need to get down on the floor with children?  What about skiiing?  I don't think a lady could ski in a skirt,  and it would be very draughty!!  Or should a lady not ski?  What about walking the dog on a cold winters day- with snow or mud.  For this, I would like to wear walking boots- which would look absolutely ridiculous with a skirt.  Also, there is a lot more freedom of movement in trousers, without concern for losing your dignity.  I cannot understand all this stigma about trousers.  I have asked to attend deliverance at mfm.  I have been told I would need to wear a dress or a skirt.  I find this quite alarming, as I would feel very vulnerable wearing such attire in this instance and would be concerned about losing my dignity in this situation.  Are there plenty of people on hand, for instance with covers, to make sure that I was not compromised?  Frankly, i just feel to cold in a skirt or dress, unless the weather is really warm.  And right now, I am finding my tracksuit bottoms very warm, comforting and cosy.

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Most often people say it is wrong 4 women 2 uncover their heads while in church dat bible talk against it.Is it true

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Hmm! May God help us & give us understanding.

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There are two types of trousers: ladies trousers and men's trousers. Ladies trousers are shaped to fit ladies, and men's trousers are shaped to fit men. Most ladies would look silly in men's trousers and visa versa. Ladies trousers can be feminine, and also can be more pertaining to modesty in certain situations, especially deliverance. If a lady fell over, bent down, lay down and put her feet in the air (for whatever reason), her modesty would always be intact. I like dresses and skirts, but they are not always practical, and they are not always warm- particularly in the UK. Even in the summer, I might wear a dress or skirt in the day, but by evening, I might like to change into trousers and even socks, because it has become cooler. I think the verse in the Bible advising not to wear clothes of the opposite sex, is to not dress purposely to look like the opposite sex. In the winter, I nearly always wear trousers.

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Many of you interpreted this chapter Duet 22:5 "The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God", to suite your thinking.

Queen Elizabeth of England has never wore trouser or nicknamed "pant" neither do reverenced sisters of catholic. When the missionary first introduced Christianity to us, women were not wearing trouser nor pant. You can verify!

Better still make your way straight and inquire from God if women wearing trouser is an abomination unto Him or not. God can reveal it to you if you seek Him with all your heart.

I would advice us to run away from sin and stop copying the westerners , they are not the standard. Read your Bible always and ask Holy Spirit to interpret it to you, not even fake pastors that are fulfilling the scripture - a sign of end time. Amend your ways, heaven is for few people that leave exceptional life. Think about Sodom and Gomorrah or what happened during Noah era. Anything unrighteous shall never enter there.

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is this for women in nigeria or women all over the world ?

seriously are there really not more important things to worry about?

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No. Na pants just cloth, like skirt and dresses.

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the fact that the bible says that a woman should not put on the cloth that belongs to a man does not mean that women wearing trousers is bad. it simply means that a woman should not dress like a man. all other portions of the bible with reference to this are in support of it.

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d problem is dat the kind of trousers girls wear like wen i went to cu, see wat covenant uni girls wear an du will know why girls shldt wear trouser, u could see everythin , if dey were wearing brown trousers u will tink they were Unclad.

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WHEN GOD CREATED ADAM AND EVE,THEY WERE Unclad AND NOT KNOWING.GOD'S INTENTION WAS TO KEEP THEM Unclad FOREVER BEFORE THE LUCIFER TOLD EVE TO EAT THE FORBIDDEN FRUITS AND SHE DID EAT AND HER SIGHT WAS RESTORED AND SHE FOUND OUT THAT SHE WAS Unclad.

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My sister, the scripture cannot be

broken or contradict itself.So my advice to you is to read the book of deut.22:5 and ask God to interprete it in your heart.Untill you have personal encounter with God on that issue it will settle every question in your heart.

Also believe for pastor because he's the mouthpiece of God when on the pulpit.

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since dere r lot of arguments,women shld stick 2 skirts.

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Another baseless thread. Who told you that walking Unclad is even forbidden in christianity, come and see how pastor wife in my area is advertizing her transparent body for young men to see. Fornicate and enjoy the world of this life dear cross worshippers, you will soon know when mr death knock on ur door

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i strongly disagree. the bible only saya "let all things be done decently and in order". Not all things include dressing.

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Let this scripture not be an offence to anyone. It is explicit enough. Infact , allow me to show you more:

James 2:10

10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

11 For he that said, Do not commit adultry, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultry, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. 12 So speak ye, and do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.

Now, whoever cares to, please read the whole of Deut 21-25. And oh, the whole of the old testament of course.

Acts 13:39

"And by him all that believe are justified[b] from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses[/b]"

girl 3:11

"But no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for the just shall live by faith"

When you put all this together what do you get?

girl 5:1

"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewit Christ hath made us free & be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage"

Amen.

Blessings!

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@Chrisbenogor

If u call Christians hypocrites, what will u call pagans and aethists?

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Matt 22:37-*40

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Blessings!

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dis topic na serious issue ooo!!

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If we are to take any part of the Law, we should not leave out the other parts.

My opinion and belief is that this relates to clothing that are for men ie the ones that belong to men. Women's trousers are designed for women and are not worn by men. . . just my thought.

Besides, in those days men did not wear trousers so this law could not have been specifically referring to trousers

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yea i know it sayz sumwhere in da Bible dat ladies shudnt wear things dat partaketh 2 men and also men shudn't wear things dat partaketh 2 women. Da same Bible also sayz dat we can come b4 god anyhow we r. he luks 2 da hearts of men and not da clothes. Therefore in regards 2 this topic, i will say it all depends on if yo spirit accepts u wearing trousers because errbdyz not da same. people myt feel ok wearin it and it so doesnt make them less christians

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@malama,

I dont mean to ague for just sake of it, however to call our attention to proper understanding of God's words. You can wear anything you like as long as you wish, but quite clears the truth from falsehood. God's laws never changed. It is a consensus that's good both of us, so we can serve him in one voice.

Thanks.

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@malama

hmm hmm! I am I? Maybe I can start learning. My aplologetic belief of bluring scripturist may be clearly explained.

Then, you can make it open and diff btw mosaic laws and other laws. The ones you are to obey and the ones you are not. The one you cleaned with blood and others that are not. Maybe from that, I can begin to tell you my own understanding from the bible.

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I 100% agree with you that is where xtain maturity comes in

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