Sister's Hair Styles - Page 2
LDS, I was just wanting to post these scriptures!
funbikerchick: about Pauls opinions, this is where the JST comes most useful. For example, Paul didn't really say women shouldn't speak, but rather that women shouldn't rule in church, which is in perfect Gospel accordance.
About the quote from Paul, I do belief that women should wear their hair long. (I know I'll probably get in trouble for this with quite a few wome). Not because I like it better (which I actually do), but because I consider it more correct. If you read the whole chapter that LDS quoted about the veil and the hair (JST), I think it does come out neatly that the "veil" and "covering" referred to is the hair. A womans hair is given her for a "covering", and is glory to God. Thus cutting it (short), is cutting the glory of God. The question then is, should cutting be allowed at all, or just to a certain length, or what? Amish take it to disallow all cutting of the female hair, based on this scripture. I personally don't go that far, seeing I also cut my beard though I do grow it. I do not condemn any woman for short hair, though I find long hair more pleasing, and the girls in my family all have long hair and should have long hair. I think that's where revelation again has to come in, and your personal faith. I understand it that men should have short hair, and women should have long hair. I do know that God was once mentioned to have shoulder length hair, so yes, the men having short hair may very well be a cultural thing. About women and long hair, that's in the scriptures in the NT. It used to be that all women had long hair, until the 20s when women starting cutting it short as a sort of "rebellion" against the men. Now it became stylish to cut it short. To have short things seems to be a general trend in fashion (short skirts, mini-bikinis, etc.).
As I said, I think hair is the glory of the woman, and she glorifies God by growing it out long. I feel women should do this.
(please note the "I feel" etc., I'm mentioning my personal interpretation of the scriptural evidence, not to dictate doctrine to anyone. So if you have short hair, please don't feel offended in your faith by me. This is in no way my intention!)