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Headcoverings Not Required

November 18, 2017
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The law of God does not require women to wear a headcovering, nor does Paul require it in 1 Corinthians 11:1-16.
1. The woman did not wear a headcovering in the garden.
2. When man fell into sin, God did not command Eve to wear a headcovering.
3. Neither the law of Moses, nor the prophets, command women to wear a headcovering.
4. A headcovering is a piece of cloth.
5. It is comely for a woman to pray or prophecy without a headcovering.
6. A woman’s hair is her glory, not her shame.
7. Paul’s commandment to wear a headcovering is clothed in moral language.
8. Those moral principles that may be promoted by wearing a headcovering may also be promoted by not wearing a headcovering.
9. Some lands have customs and teachings of nature, contrary to those to whom Paul wrote.
10. Paul calls it a custom, not to cause contention in the church.
11. The resolution of this issue is not edifying to the church, except to instruct churches to follow local customs.
12. If Christians did not follow local customs, they would form different churches.

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My Book

November 17, 2017
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The title of my book is Christ Condemned: On the Incarnation and the Trinity. It is a philosophical and theological exposition of the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith.

Christ Condemned is currently being prepared for publication. Here is the description from the back cover.

“How is it possible for God, who does not change, through the very same law that destroys sinners, also to save them?” –Christ Condemned, Introduction

Christ Condemned is a defense of the orthodox doctrines of the Incarnation and the Trinity. It is philosophical and theological, with proofs from reason, Scripture, and proofs of the proofs from reason from Scripture. It demonstrates that these doctrines are necessary to the Christian faith, grounds of the possibility of salvation, without which no man can be saved. It also defends the critical philosophy at the basis of its whole endeavor. It is of especial benefit to pastors and students of theology or philosophy, who wish to understand and defend the Incarnation and the Trinity. The book answers fundamental questions regarding these doctrines, and is the beginning of a systematic theology of the Christian faith.

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