When I go to church now it seems as if no one thinks that they should wear dress clothing. I have heard it said that God knows what any individual looks like and therefore dress clothes are not important and I use to ascribe to the same beliefs.
In one of his sermons a wise teacher once said that if the President of the United States were to visit and you were invited to the meeting wouldn’t you wear your best clothing out of respect to the man and the office? And of course I would. Then he said that the King of Kings is here, in the Sanctuary, and this meeting is to honor Him! Who deserves more respect, the King of Kings or the President of the United States?
I have not attended Church after that message without a suit and tie.
I don’t wear a suit for any other reason than to show God and others that I respect Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father.
When I attended Church I use to rejoice as I saw those who were not wearing their best clothing, because I knew that they were new to the faith and did not yet understand, but anymore I do not. The leaders of the Church do not understand the symbolism of clothing and because of that they do not teach the importance of it.
I have heard a pretty good preacher say that God saw him in the shower when he was getting ready for Church so clothing was not important. Well, God knows everything so yes God knows what we look like in the nude, but our sins are covered and this covering keeps God from seeing our sin. Even in the shower we are clothed and our sins are covered.
The first thing that God did for Adam and Eve after they sinned was to make clothing for them. We are clothed with Christ and therefore clothing is very important, but who will know and understand, if it is not taught? Even the teachers of the Church do not understand. Maybe because they have not been taught as I have, but then they have not studied it either. Who can teach that clothing is important after teaching that it is not?
If you are one that believes God knows what you look like and therefore clothing is not important ask yourself, “Would I go to Church dressed the same as when I step out of the shower” and of course the answer would be “No”. Why? Because there are other people there. The truth is we dress for others. I wear a suit and tie so that others can see that I respect my Heavenly Father.
I understand that the Church has bought into the idea that if we do not teach what anyone wears to Worship that the unbeliever will be more comfortable: just as it no longer teaches about Hell. At some point Church becomes no more than a social club, where people come to hear a message that makes them feel good. Church should make one feel good, but not before they realize that they are sinners headed for Hell and are saved from that fate by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
In my opinion the Church that does not teach sin and Hell is the Church of Laodicea. How could anyone realize that they are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked if they are not taught it? And they are not taught it in many Churches today.
Well, I kind of got off the subject, didn’t I?
What do you think? Is clothing important or not?