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Congregation Shames An Old Cowboy For Dressing Inappropriately...

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When most people go to a religious service of any kind, they usually wear their best clothes – which often means their most expensive attire. People believe that it’s important to look your best when entering a sacred place.
It’s such a social norm in houses of worship that people who dress more casually may get funny looks from other congregants. But is a church really the place to judge others?
Right before services began one Sunday morning, an old cowboy walked into a high-end church that was usually populated by the richest people in the city. He wore blue jeans, boots, and a denim shirt. Though the clothes had clearly gotten worn out over the years, even slightly tattered, they were perfectly clean.


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He had taken off his old hat, which he carried in one hand, while carrying an old Bible that had clearly been used heavily over the years in the other hand. Everyone else in the church was wearing expensive clothes and jewelry, but the cowboy was more impressed by how big and beautiful the church itself was.


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Everyone around him moved away when the cowboy took a seat. Horrified by how he looked, nobody said a word to him to greet him or welcome him. Some people even looked at each other and chuckled. “Don’t come in here again until you have a good, long talk with God about what he thinks you should wear to worship,” the preacher whispered to him after the service ended.


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The old cowboy promised the preacher that he would do just that. Yet he arrived the next Sunday wearing the exact same thing. Once again, those who did not quietly judge or mock him outright ignored him. “I thought we agreed that you wouldn’t come in again until you spoke to God,” said the preacher, after everybody but the cowboy had left.


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“I did speak to Him,” said the cowboy. He said that he had no idea what I should wear. He said He ain’t never been in your church.”

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I've been in a few of those.
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That is NOT the way Christians in church should be! It's a shame that some people only look at the outside of others, and ignore the terrible darkness inside themselves!!

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Reminds me of the movie "Oh God" with John Denver and George Burns - where John goes to the TV evangelist and tells him - "God gave me a message for you. He said you should go sell shoes".....

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God had never been to any of the churches I've ever attended.




Back when I did attend Church as a believer, I was harassed for my long hair by a few of the members telling me it was "wrong" for me to have long hair (it was the 70's and my hair was shoulder length).


Christians aren't immune from being shallow, superficial, and especially from being judgmental. The sheep of any gatherings get uncomfortable with non-conformance.




What the Bible says about dress:


"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. (NIV, Deuteronomy 22:5)"


Women have been wearing men's jeans for years in the Christian communities and to church and nobody cares.


"Do not wear clothes of wool and linen woven together. (NIV, Deuteronomy 22:11) "


Mixed fibers were frowned upon, but nobody cares what "God" thinks these days, even in church.


"I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God. (NIV, 1 Timothy 2:9-10)"


Even the New Testament guidelines for dress is ignored.




How many women disobey the New Testament guidelines for dress by not wearing a veil???


"Any man who prays or prophesies with something on his head disgraces his head, but any woman who prays or prophesies with her head unveiled disgraces her head--it is one and the same thing as having her head shaved. For if a woman will not veil herself, then she should cut off her hair; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or to be shaved, she should wear a veil. For a man ought not to have his head veiled, since he is the image and reflection of God; but woman is the reflection of man. (NRSV, 1 Corinthians 11:4-7) "




Now, somebody will chime in with some justification for ignoring their Bible's teachings, but since it's clear that most "believers" make up their religions as they go, it would be wasted on me.

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This story is s cute, but it's just that...a story. There are surely some stuffy churches out there but they're becoming less and less common.

James 2:1 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. 2Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. 3If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” 4have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
5Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? 6But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? 7Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?

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This story is s cute, but it's just that...a story. There are surely some stuffy churches out there but they're becoming less and less common.

James 2:1 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. 2Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. 3If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” 4have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
5Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? 6But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? 7Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?
Yep.
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This story is s cute, but it's just that...a story. There are surely some stuffy churches out there but they're becoming less and less common.

James 2:1 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. 2Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. 3If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” 4have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
5Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? 6But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? 7Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?
Interesting. But so seldom seen.
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Interesting. But so seldom seen.
Maybe in your circles. Not mine!
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