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"I know this is off topic but I have a question about women cutting/trimming their hair. Is it a sin for a women to cut/trim her hair? I have been going to a church that the women do not cut their hair but no one tells me why I should not cut my hair. I want to follow the Lord and live by the bible but no one is taking the time to answer me.
I hope you and your family have a blessed week.
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Dearest Nicole, Thank you for your comment. I really appreciate your sincere attitude in wanting to walk carefully with the Lord. May God bless you!
I will try to answer your question to the best of my ability (without my preacher husband here to help me. =)
~My friend Marisol and I.~
red in between the verses, so you can find them easier.
Here are the verses that we believe are telling us how God wants both men and women to wear our hair.
1Co 11:4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.
1Co 11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
~The way we understand this Scripture is that A lady is to have long un-cut/un-trimmed hair. In verse 6 it says that if she cuts/trims her hair, in God's sight it's the same as if she were shaved bald.
~Some argue that "trimming is not the same as cutting." However, I think that if I were to ask that person to hold out their finger, so I could just "trim" off a little, that they'd yell, "WAIT, you can't CUT off the end of my finger!"
1Co 11:6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven (bald), let her be covered.
~We all feel sorry for those of our friends who have lost their hair due to a sickness, and have to wear something to cover their balding head.
1Co 11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
~Likewise we believe that vs. 14 is saying that a man should not have long hair. That he should keep it cut.
1Co 11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
~Some think that the Bible is saying that women need to wear a covering on her (like some kind of cloth or lace), but in verse 15 it says That... "her HAIR is given to her for a covering."
~I was raised with a preacher Daddy that taught me what I am writing here. And my Phillip believes that same way. So, my hair and that of our daughters Kimberly, Sarah, and Mary has never had the scissors in it. It's never been trimmed/cut. We all have different hair lengths, but if we leave the scissors out...we are letting Jesus decide how Long is LONG. (vs. 15). =)
~I would rather get to Heaven and God tell me that I misunderstood Scripture and I COULD HAVE done some things that I don't do, than to have Him ask me,
"Why Didn't you do such and such...it was right there in my WORD?" (The Bible!) And then He would say..."Depart from me, I never knew you!" (How very SAD that would be!!)
~I'll be praying that God will guide you in your walk with Him. He loves you and CARES FOR YOU, and even has the HAIRS of your head numbered. =)