Have you ever asked yourself these questions On this gospel controversy?
If truly trousers is sinful for women to wear that implies that Christian women shouldn’t wear underwear pants and tights as well? Because they all have middle division just the length and sizes that distinguished them from being trousers, pants, tights, boxers e. t.c!
If truly the bible condemns trousers for women then we shouldn’t be wearing cloth that is made up of wool and linen?(Deuteronomy 22:11).
Suit is made up of wool and linen so it’s should be sinful too. Why are we wearing suit? and allowing our ladies to wear trousers when it comes to the aspect of educational service(NYSC)?
If we were to follow old testament laws we have to know if it has been updated in the new testament before concluding if the law is for this age or not (Hebrew 8:7). We are in the new testament so we need to know that the new testament book came to replace old testament book which is faulty.
As Christians, we should abide with the new testament laws so as to understand Jesus life style and the grace of God. No body can abide by the old testament laws completely, you can only do some and violate others.
The old testament is the shadow of the new testament that it why I encouraged people to concentrate more on the new testament so as to understand the grace of our lord Jesus.
Moses gave the law that a woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this (Deuteronomy 22:5).
Some laws are in form of proverbs in which the reader needs to study the whole chapter so as to understand the point the author is trying to establish and not just picking a verse and making doctrine out of it.
If you read the chapter carefully, right from verse one you will notice that Moses laws for this chapter is centered on being a good Samaritan and not dressing in it real sense. verse 1, talks about being a good keeper towards your brother’s ox. Verse 2, talks about if you can’t see/meet your brother you should keep his ox and restoring it to him when he comes. Verse 3, talks about doing same thing for his ass , raiment and not hiding any of his lost items you found. Verse 4, talks about helping his ass or ox if it falls. Verse 5, talks about not wearing what pertains to the opposite sex .
If you study the above verses, you will notice there is a connection between those verses which are all emphasizing on being a good Samaritan to your brother’s belongings. In the days of moses there was no specific clothing for gender so there can’t be a law against it. The clothing of the people in biblical times was made from wool ,linen , animal skins , and perhaps silk. That is why Aaron wore skirt – Psalm 133:2, Saul wore skirt – 1 Samuel 24:11; Samuel wore skirt – 1 Samuel 15:27.
Both genders in the old testament wore garments which include skirts. Everything we need to know is in the scripture all we need is revelation and not to conclude base on what people say.
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Caleb Ariyo Olorunfewa is a Nigerian gospel singer, prolific songwriter, recording artist, pianist, music producer, music director and founder of Noble voices. He started singing at a very young age. He hails from Akungba in Ondo State. His parents are Pa Lawrence Toluwaloju Ariyo and Madam Mojisola Ariyo. He is the second and the last born of the two children in the family. He obtained a degree in Agricultural extension and rural development at the Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta,Ogun State. He released his first single titled: “You deserve it” on April 22, 2016 to mark his birthday. His songs has blessed thousands of souls in Nigeria and abroad by ministering in different churches, seminars, concerts and radio programs. Apart from his music career, he writes articles on controversial issues.