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Q. Can Women Wear Pants?


God created mankind male and female (see Genesis 1:27; Matthew 19:4). It is clear in Scripture that God has distinct roles for each to play, and this is particularly true in marriage (Ephesians 5) and in the church (1 Timothy 2:8-15; 1 Corinthians 14:33-40). I believe God wants men to embrace His distinctions between male and female, and thus men should look like men, and women should look like women. More importantly, I believe God wants men to act like men, and women to act like women. We live at a time when these distinctions are being challenged, so that men are dressing and acting more feminine, while women are dressing and behaving in a more masculine manner. I don’t think that pants vs. a dress is the primary concern (though we should not disregard Scripture here), but rather maleness and femaleness. The more we blur the lines of distinction between male and female the more we blur the lines God has declared regarding the role each should play, especially in marriage and the church.

I would encourage you to consider lessons 8-12 in this series:


Bob Deffinbaugh

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