• I thought Jesus favoured the long-haired kind of look?
  • It's not.
  • I've never heard that one, but I don't doubt someone could find an interpretation to that effect somewhere in there. I also bet you could find the counter argument within five pages of the same book.
  • I must have missed that part ... where does the Bible mention this sin? ... so, is this then a bad thing ... ??? .
  • There's no mention in the Bible of long hair being a sin.
  • Jesus does not care what you wear(modestly) or how you look, just trying to stay clean of body and mind..there is no dress code..just Follow HIM...
  • everyone back then had long hair even jesus
  • Because God is a redneck? ;-)
  • The dude who wrote it was likely bald. or had a wicked Jewfro that he had to get rid of because people made fun of him.
  • Apparently, Jesus didn't think too much of that one either. Go figure.
  • Oh gosh! I remember that verse being thrown at me decades ago. It was one of the reasons why I fell out of Christianity. ;-)
  • I don't know. I know there's that verse in Corinithians, but several Jewish men had long hair, including Samson. IMO, if there's a contradiction, then the rule effectively cancels itself out. Go ahead and wear your hair long if it pleases you!
  • I'm by no means an authority but will offer my opinion based on what I know and have read in the bible. At Leviticus 19:27 it says;"Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard." Jesus gave the disciples authorithy to bind and loosen things on earth. "I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." (Matt 18:18) 2 Samuel 14:26 Whenever he cut the hair of his head—he used to cut his hair from time to time when it became too heavy for him—he would weigh it, and its weight was two hundred shekels by the royal standard. Jeremiah 7:29 Cut off your hair and throw it away; take up a lament on the barren heights, for the LORD has rejected and abandoned this generation that is under his wrath. Ezekiel 44:20 " 'They must not shave their heads or let their hair grow long, but they are to keep the hair of their heads trimmed. Apparently this is one of the Laws which the disciples changed. "Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him" (1Cor 11:14) There is evidence that the apostle Paul cut his hair due to a vow he had made."[ Priscilla, Aquila and Apollos ] Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Then he left the brothers and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchrea because of a vow he had taken.(Acts 18:18) There are`some additional verses you may wish to consider..... Leviticus 10:6 Then Moses said to Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, "Do not let your hair become unkempt, and do not tear your clothes, or you will die and the LORD will be angry with the whole community. But your relatives, all the house of Israel, may mourn for those the LORD has destroyed by fire. Leviticus 21:10 " 'The high priest, the one among his brothers who has had the anointing oil poured on his head and who has been ordained to wear the priestly garments, must not let his hair become unkempt or tear his clothes. Numbers 6:5 " 'During the entire period of his vow of separation no razor may be used on his head. He must be holy until the period of his separation to the LORD is over; he must let the hair of his head grow long. Numbers 6:18 " 'Then at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting, the Nazirite must shave off the hair that he dedicated. He is to take the hair and put it in the fire that is under the sacrifice of the fellowship offering. Numbers 6:19 " 'After the Nazirite has shaved off the hair of his dedication, the priest is to place in his hands a boiled shoulder of the ram, and a cake and a wafer from the basket, both made without yeast.
  • I don't read the bible but are you sure it's 'long hair' - is it not pride of your long hair that is a sin?
  • Just because something only affects you (as near as you can tell) does not make it okay to do. Be that as it may ... Long hair on men is not "considered a sin in the Bible." Paul condemned it in Greece/Asia Minor as it was then and there contrary to social norms of the Greeks and made Christians even more of subject of derision and ridicule than they already were. Paul's point was that you should accomodate the society around you in all things that didn't otherwise matter one way or another because there's more than enough different about authentic Christianity to alienate people and tick them off. In other words, it was a bad evangelism strategy. Basically his point is to live in Godly righteousness and purity, and respect, honor, and conform to all local customs that aren't wicked or corrupt.
  • I am not sure that it does, all men had long hair in those days in any event as well as beards. So far as being a christian is concerned surely it is about the person you are, not superficial things such as clothes, hair cut etc. Otherwise it would become impossible for people with little or no money to know God and that just wouldn't be right.
  • I recently heard that Christ is picturised differently by different people too. There is a chinese Christ looking like a chinese man. What is going on?
  • Having long hair isn't classified as a sin in the Bible as far as I'm aware. Paul makes negative comments on having long hair but they are set in a particular context and should not be regarded as a general rule or universal commandment coming from the mouth of God. (Arguably nothing that Paul says or writes should be regarded as coming from God) However, whether an action affects only you is not the criteria for classifying whether something is a sin or not. To sin is to go against the will of God, it's not to do with how many humans are adversely affected by the act itself.
  • This is the verse that people use to say it's a sin: "Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?" - I Corinthians 11:14 (KJV) That being said, Sampson had long hair. I don't believe it's a sin, but maybe that's just me.
  • Having long hair isn't a sin. But are you are feeling conviction from the Lord about it? If you are, then you need to rethink... If the fact that you have long hair gives you an image that you shouldn't have then it needs to go. I believe that is what Paul was trying to say. All our actions and deeds should always reflect Christ. If your long hair is a stumbling block to you or someone else, cut it off! Go to the Lord about and believe me, He'll let you know ;)
  • I agree with Hyperions-"Paul makes negative comments on having long hair but they are set in a particular context and should not be regarded as a general rule or universal commandment" Sampson was supposed to have long hair.
  • There is no law against long hair look at the pictures of the men at the time. Compared to us they had long hair.
  • I thought it was cutting your hair that was a sin.
  • Where is it said that long hair is a sin? Answer: A passage that mentions hair length in the New Testament is 1 Corinthians 11:3-15. The Corinthian church was in the middle of a controversy about the roles of men and women and the proper order of authority within the church. In the Corinthian society, women showed submission to their husbands by wearing a veil. It seems that some of the women in the church were discarding their veils, something that only pagan temple prostitutes or other rebellious women would do. For a woman to come to church without her veil would be dishonoring to her husband, as well as culturally confusing. By the same token, for a man to wear a veil or to somehow have his head covered during worship was not culturally acceptable in Corinth. Paul appeals to biology to illustrate the appropriateness of following the cultural standards: women naturally have longer hair than men, and men are much more prone to baldness. That is, God created women with a “natural veil” and men with an “uncovered head.” If a woman spurns the mark of her submission (the veil), she may as well shave her head (verse 6). His point is that if the culture says a woman should not be bald (going without her natural covering), then why would she reject that same culture’s standard of wearing a veil (going without her cultural covering)? For the man’s part, it is unnatural for him to have “long hair” (verse 14). His hair is naturally shorter (and thinner) than the woman’s. This corresponds to the Corinthian tradition of men not wearing a head covering during worship. Paul urges the church to conform to the generally held ideas of male and female appearance. While hair length is not the main point of this passage of scripture, we glean the following applications from it. 1) We should adhere to the culturally accepted indicators of gender. Men should look like men, and women should look like women. God is not interested in, nor does He accept, “unisex.” 2) We should not rebel against the culture just for the sake of rebelling, in the name of some sort of Christian “liberty.” It does matter how we present ourselves. 3) Women are to voluntarily place themselves under the authority of men in the church. 4) We should not reverse the God-ordained roles of men and women. Our culture today does not use veils or head coverings to indicate submission to authority. The roles of men and women have not changed, but the way we symbolize those roles changes with the culture. Rather than establish legalistic standards of hair length, we must remember that the real issue is our heart condition, our individual response to the authority of God, His ordained order, and our choice to walk in submission to that authority. Men and women have different, God-ordained roles, and part of that difference is shown by their hair. A man's hair should look masculine. A woman's hair should look feminine. Source:

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