What does the Bible say about a Christian woman wearing trousers
(u.s.a-pants)? Is it even an issue with God? Or is it merely a matter of
preference or opinion to be left up to individuals to do what is right in their
own eyes? Deuteronomy 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"
this verse, what things pop into your mind? Earrings and necklaces on men, long
hair on men, short hair on women, dresses on men, and of course, trouser or
pants on women. Notice the word "abomination"
is used to describe how God feels about cross-dressing. I looked it up in Webster's Dictionary.
"abom.i.na.tion"= 'extreme disgust and hatred; LOATHING! That's
pretty strong language, wouldn't you say?
While most church members react in
disgust to Sodomites who parade down the street in skirt (u.s.a--dresses) they
readily accept and even defend women wearing pants. According to God's Word,
it’s an abomination for a man to wear a skirt and for a woman to wear trouser.
- Yes; you might claim; but
that's in the Old Testament, so it doesn't apply to Christians today."
that is exactly the dogma teachings been taught today in modern churches. But am gladden that some churches are already enforcing the abolishing of women trouser from the church. As witness in Anglican Church at Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria; where women are banned, who wear trousers from entering the church premises. This warning sign post is boldly written right in front of the church and signed by management.
deal with this objection by considering some other abominations found in the
Old Testament. Leviticus 18:22 - Thou shalt not
lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination” Leviticus 20:13 - If a
man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have
committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall
be upon them” Would anyone care to argue that sodomy is no longer an abomination
unto God? This principle is repeated in the New Testament (Romans 1:23-32 and 1
Proverbs 6:16-19 - These six
things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud
look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that
deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A
false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren”
Do we now have liberty to sow discord among the brethren? To
be prideful? To lie? To kill innocent people? Of course not; It would be absurd
to think so. These principles are also repeated in the New Testament (Matthew
5:22; 15:19, Mark 7:21-22, Luke 1:51, Acts 5:3, Romans 1:25; 1:30; 12:10, 1
Corinthians 8:12-13, Galatians 5:21, Ephesians 4:25, Colossians 3:9, 1 Timothy
1:9; 3:6; 6:3-4, 2 Timothy 3:2, James 4:6, 1 Peter 3:5; 4:15, 1 John 2:11;
2:16; 2:21; 3:4; 3:15).
People seem to be playing "pick-n-choose" with Old
Testament verses. They want the twenty-third Psalm, the hundredth Psalm, and
all the Old Testament verses that won't affect their lifestyle, but then they
try to explain away any Old Testament verse that would have any effect on how
they live. 2 Timothy 3:16 - "ALL SCRIPTURE is
given by inspiration of God, and IS PROFITABLE for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness"
Is not Deuteronomy 22:5 scripture? If so, then it is
profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in
righteousness. You deceptive Preachers and Pastors, would you prefer to cut
these verses out of your Bible as Jehoiakim did? Jeremiah
36;28-31 "Take thee again another roll, and write in it all the former words that
were in the first roll, which Jehoiakim the king of Judah hath burned. 29; And
thou shalt say to Jehoiakim king of Judah, Thus saith the Lord; Thou hast
burned this roll, saying, Why hast thou written therein, saying, The king of
Babylon shall certainly come and destroy this land, and shall cause to cease
from thence man and beast?
30; Therefore thus saith the Lord
of Jehoiakim king of Judah; He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David:
and his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in the night to
the frost. 31; And I will punish him and his seed and his servants for their
iniquity; and I will bring upon them, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
and upon the men of Judah, all the evil that I have pronounced against them;
but they hearkened not”
you stand like Paul and be able to say "And
how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and
have taught you publicly, and from house to house, Acts 20:20. Moreover; i thought all guidelines for how a Christian is
supposed to live were in the New Testament" Let's look at 1 Corinthians 10:1-11. "Moreover, brethren, I would
not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud,
and all passed through the sea; 2; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud
and in the sea; 3; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 4; And did all drink
the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them:
and that Rock was Christ.
5; But with many of them God was
not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. 6; Now these
things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things,
as they also lusted. 7; Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is
written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
8; Neither let us commit
fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty
thousand. 9; Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were
destroyed of serpents. 10; Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and
were destroyed of the destroyer. 11;Now all these things happened unto them for
examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the
world are come."
Throughout this passage Paul continually uses the Old
Testament to prove something. Focus on verses
6 and 11. Paul tells us that those OT writings are for us today. I suppose
Paul would be called a legalist or a Pharisee by today’s deceptive preachers
and pastors. Just because something is in the OT does not contradict it from
being applicable in our present Christian lifestyles. Any commandment or
teaching in the OT that is repeated in the NT is for us.
- "Yes, but Deuteronomy 22:5 is not repeated in the New
WRONG..! In fact, the New Testament is even more specific. 1 Timothy 2:9 says, "that women adorn themselves in modest
apparel . . ." "Apparel" today is a very general term
that means "any article of clothing." But did you know that in 1611
the word "apparel" meant "loose, long flowing garment?"
Look it up in an old Oxford English Dictionary that has the archaic meanings of
Furthermore, the Greek word is katastole which is an
EXACTING WORD, and it is the ONLY place in the Bible where it is used. There
are lots of words for clothing, attire, etc., but this word comes from a verb
form which means "to lower".
It denoted a loose-fitting outer garment, which was LONG. Paul used this word
specifically to tell women that they are to wear long DRESSES.
However, trousers (Pants), miniskirts, tight dresses, etc.
can not fit the definition of this exacting word. Consult your Vine's
Dictionary for verification of this word definition. The fact that God wants a CLEAR distinction between the appearance of a man and a woman is also repeated
in 1 Corinthians 11 when Paul deals with the
issue of hair length. God is very concerned with the outward appearance of a
saved Christian. To believe otherwise is to profess ignorance of the Word of
- "Yes, I agreed but what makes you think that trouser are a
question. I have a four part answer to this which demonstrates that pants
always pertain to men, even today.
were an article of clothing designed by God for the priests who were all
men. The word does not occur very often in scripture, but in every case it's
men's apparel (Exodus 28:42, Leviticus 6:10; 16:4). According to my Hebrew
lexicon, "breeches" means "trousers that extend to the knee,
below the knee, or to the ankles." This would include trouser,
shorts, or culottes.
2. Until the advent of Hollywood and the movie screen,
everyone (including unbelievers) knew that trousers (pants) were men's apparel
and gown or long-skirt (dresses) were women's apparel and they dressed
accordingly. Our culture's (and sadly most churches') acceptance of
cross-dressing has resulted largely from the influence of television, the
placement of women in the workforce, and the pressures of twentieth century
feminism and also through the aid of Elizabeth Smith Miller in 1851 who
challenged the former women dressing style.
3. The universal symbol for designating a men's bathroom is
a stick figure wearing a pair of trouser. The universal symbol for designating a
woman's bathroom is a stick figure wearing a gown dress. Coincidence? Hardly. Even
our sinful society recognizes that there is a difference in a man's and woman's
4. Pants are a symbol of authority, as evidenced by the
saying " I'm the one who wears the trouser
(pants) in the family." Sadly, most women might as well wear the
trouser, since they rule their homes anyway!
- "Yes, I accepted; but trousers (pants) are not really that
Evidence And Proves Against Women Trouser.
"A friend of mine (Joetta) told me that her decision to restrict
her wardrobe to only Long gown (dresses) and skirts came as a result of a
ladies' class. All the arguments and reasons that could be given were unheeded
until the lady who was speaking said, 'Let
me just demonstrate something to you.' She asked the ladies in the audience
to close their eyes momentarily. She held up a large picture of a woman in an
attractive, modest feminine skirt and blouse. She asked the ladies to open
Then she inquired,
'What is the primary focal point to this picture? Where did your eyes first
fall naturally?' The audience agreed that their eyes were first drawn to the
face of the woman in the picture.” She once again asked the ladies to close
their eyes. When they opened their eyes they were looking at a large poster of
a woman in a sport shirt and blue jeans. She asked, 'Now, be honest with yourselves, and tell me where your eyes first
fell naturally when you looked at this picture?'
Many of the ladies in
the crowd were surprised to find that most people's eyes first focused upon the
hips and crotch area that were so vividly emphasized before they ever noticed
the woman's face." If this happened in a crowd of ladies, how much
more would it be true of men? For my friend, Joetta, this was all the
'evidence' that was needed."
To this proves I say, "AMEN!" Christian women
should always be aware of Matthew 5:28, "But I
say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath
committed adultery with her already in his heart" Any man that lusted after you in his heart has already committed sexual immorality with you in his heart and the Lord shall hold you accountable for such sinfulness.
I concur; but wearing women trouser may be wrong for some Christian
women, but I'm not 'convicted' about it."
So you're not "convicted"
about wearing pants? Big deal. Does that give you permission to rebel against
the Word of God? You must ask yourself, "What is the FINAL AUTHORITY on
deciding what I believe and how I live? The Bible? Or how I 'feel'
Jeremiah 17:9 "The heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately wicked: who can know it?" Proverbs 14:12 "There is
a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of
death." Human feelings are very deceptive. We cannot rely on them.
Any "leading" you may feel to do or not to do something that is
contrary to the Word of God is not of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit NEVER
leads contrary to the Bible, but He always leads according to the Bible.
Ephesians 6:17 "And take
the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of
God." 1 John 5:7-8 "For there are three that bear record in heaven,
the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there
are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood:
and these three agree in one."
Many people claim not to be "convicted" about
forsaking church attendance, drinking alcohol, smoking, gambling, cursing,
fornication, adultery, and all manner of activities clearly forbidden in the
Bible, but that does not make it all right for them to do these things. 1 John 4:1 warns us,
"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are
of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."
To try and say that wearing trouser may be wrong for some
saved Christian women and not for others is to engage in moral relativism which
strips all authority from God's Word. God does not have two sets of standards.
He is no respecter of persons. Acts 10:34 "Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of
Wearing of women trouser is either wrong for ALL saved Christian
women, or it is wrong for none. In deciding if something is right or wrong, our
first consideration must ALWAYS be what the Word of God says, not how we may "feel convicted."
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 "Let us
hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments:
for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into
judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil”
Follow the Bible, and you'll be doing
what is right. Follow your feelings, emotions, leadings, etc., and who knows
what you will be doing?
- "Yes, but wearing trouser is not really that big of an issue, and
they are much more comfortable and practical to wear"
It's kind of funny that for nearly 6000 years, women always
wore long-gown (dresses), but only since the last 40 years, a dress is suddenly
"impractical" to wear. You cannot change history to validate what you
want to make acceptable for today. Nowadays, women think that they cannot so
much as rake a few leaves without adorning themselves in a pair of trouser.
If you saw a man wearing a skirt or a gown, what would you
call him? Uh-huh, you would have no trouble knowing that it was wrong and an
abomination to God (even if his skirt or gown had a fly). But we have been
conditioned and brain-washed by the world and hypnotize by deceptive preachers
that a pair of trouser is a good and acceptable thing for a woman to wear
Just because it is common does not make it right. In fact, I
believe that it is all part of Satan's plan to further defile mankind by mixing
the genders. Have you noticed how wimpy the boys are getting and how masculine
the girls are getting? Women's sports are becoming the rage. We would rather
have our girls learn how to "Kill 'em on the court" than to learn to
be chaste and skilled at home-making.
This is how we have come to put women in military combat
positions. We would have never even considered these 100 years ago, but now we
are eliminating the difference in the sexes that God made. Oh there will always
be a difference in gender, because there HAS to be. But now, the emphasis is
not on the beauty of a girl's femininity (which brings out the masculinity in a
NOW the emphasis is the difference in BODY PARTS. There is
no longer the striking difference between a beautiful woman in feminine attire,
long pretty hair, and a masculine man that practices gallantry. (Put a real
feminine woman around a man and see how gallant he becomes.) Now the difference is emphasized in her physical body
difference, which is leads to lust and a degradation of womanhood (and manhood
A feminine woman is in her rightful place of an elevated position. But as
soon as she steps down off her pedestal to wear trouser and be
"equal" to a man, it drags everybody down, which is exactly what
Satan wants. The devil is still whispering in Eve's ear to destroy mankind. If
you look at it, you'll find it was usually the woman that lead in the matters
of sin and error.
You can begin at the garden, through Israel's idolatrous
apostasy and even into recent history, with cults, Charasmania, and other
errors. Now the boys are wearing earrings and have long hair, while the girls
are wearing trousers. To top it off, most preachers will not preach against
women trousers because this would affect a majority of the women in his
congregation including his wife and daughters! (Say amen right there.)
Although I am a man, I have testimonies of women who say
that an ankle length dress is far more comfortable than a pair of trousers. But
the ultimate question that you are going to have to ask yourself is this, "What's more important? Being
comfortable? Or obeying the Word of God?" I think we all know the
answer to that one. In the end It does not matter where you go in life; what you
do in life; or what you have in life. It's who you have got living inside you.
Romans 8:9: But ye are not in the flesh, but in the
Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not
the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his” Your present Christian life
activities is all about your relationship with God which will justifies where
you going to spend your eternity after death. Eternity is an endless journey; if you tie a rope from the
earth upward to the moon and place an ant to walk on it; The millions of years
it will took the ant to complete one journey can't be compare with eternity.
you decide to drain all the sands in seashore; the period it will take can’t be
compared with your soul in eternity. The world is just a frame of fraction.
It's not real. Nothing here is eternal because they shall surely perish. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 “But this I say, brethren, the time
is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had
none; 30 And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as
though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not; 31
And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world
In 1940's-1980's the latest car and houses at that era are
been rejected today. What about our beauty women and handsome men at that era?
Today, they have becomes grandmother/father. The beauty has faded because
nothing in life last forever; what matter is this; “Does you present
Christian outward and inward life activities and appearance conform to the word
of God? Your present lifestyles and secret act shall determine where you are going to spend your eternity.
Eternity is billions of zillions and uncountable years
without any end and you can’t dream or imagine spending the rest of life in
eternal damnation of Hell just for mere piece of women trouser; because the
preacher or your pastor teaches you to dress any-how you like because God only
look at the heart.
Nevertheless; you have behold all the evidence and proves
against women trouser or pants as mostly regard by American.
Your pastor might
deceived and lure you into perverse dogma or doctrine but the word of God still
remains infallible and can’t be broken; either you are justifies by Jesus
Christ through grace or not; doesn’t matter. What really matters is this; Are
you redeemed by grace to contradict the written word of God or saved by grace
to live by the truth?