This series discusses the debate regarding whether or not it is permissible for men to have long hair and sport beards. It compares the Apostle Paul's comment with the rest of the Scriptures in order to arrive at its conclusion, and also warns of the dangers of legalism. Are you a legalist, or have you been liberated by Jesus Christ?
As is my custom, below is a synopsis of each of the three parts.
Published On : January 5, 2013
Problem Of Legalism, Jewish Legalists Tried To Trap Jesus In His Words, Jesus Silenced The Opposition, Jesus Exposed The Hypocrisy Of Jewish Scribes And Pharisees, Church Council In Jerusalem Establishes Minimal Restrictions For The Gentile Christians, Apostle Paul's Continuous Battle With The Jewish Legalists, Certain Modern-Day Christians Promote Legalism, Free From Bondage Of The Law Through Faith In Jesus Christ, Run-Ins With Legalists On My Facebook Timeline, Long-Haired Jesus Knocking On The Door, Apostle Paul's Comment Regarding Men With Long Hair, Dangerous To Establish Doctrines Based On One Single Verse, Paul Expresses His Personal Opinion On A Number Of Occasions, Not Every Word Is "Thus Saith The Lord", Apostle Paul Was Very Knowledgeable Of The Scriptures, Paul Frequently Quoted From Old Testament In His Epistles, Paul Offers No Scriptural Support For His Long Hair Comment, Look To Nature, Lion And Lioness, Mosaic Laws Regarding Nazarites, Nazarites Were Separate Holy People Unto God, Nazarites Had Long Hair and Beards, Nazarites Prohibited From Drinking Wine And Eating Products Of The Vine, Samson Was A Nazarite, We Are Called And Chosen Even Before We Are Born, Samson Falls For Delilah, Samson's Hair Is Cut By Delilah, Samson Is Taken Prisoner And Blinded, Samson Brings Down The Temple Of Dagon
John The Baptist Was Likewise A Long-Haired Bearded Nazarite, John Preaches Baptism Of Repentance In Jordan River Valley, John Is Beheaded By Herod Agrippa Due To His Wife Herodias, No One Knows What Jesus Looked Like, Jesus Was Probably Not A Nazarene, Jesus Converted Water Into Wine And Drank Wine, Marriage In Cana Of Galilee, Gluttonous Man And Winebibber, Jesus' Final Passover Meal, Jesus Refused Wine And Myrrh On The Cross At Calvary, Theory Regarding Why Jesus Refused To Drink Wine And Myrrh, Jesus' Crucifixion Was Sweetsmelling Or Well-Pleasing Sacrifice To The Father, I Am Well Pleased, Nazarites Were Not Permitted To Touch Or Be Near The Dead, Jesus Raises Lazarus From The Dead, Jairus' Young Daughter Is Raised From The Dead, Some Modern Artistic Expressions Of Jesus' Physical Appearance Are Based On Shroud Of Turin, King David's Son Absalom Only Cut His Hair Once Per Year, No Scriptural Evidence Found To Indicate It Was Mandatory For Israelite Men To Have Short Hair, Many Old Testament Men Sported Beards, Long Hair And Beards May Have Been Norm In Ancient Israel, Having A Beard Was A Sign Of Masculinity, Neither OT Or Jesus Condemn Long Hair, Calling Of Jeremiah
God Looks At Our Heart And Not At Our Physical Appearance, Our Body Is The Tabernacle And Temple Of God's Holy Spirit, Some Legalistic Churches Turn Paul's Long Hair Comment Into An Immovable Commandment, Grievous Yoke Of Bondage Hoisted On Church Congregants, Legalistic And Carnal Or Spirit-Led, Facebook Timeline Critics Please Stay Away, The Correctors, My Critic's False Accusation Of Being Proud And Unteachable, Correctors Always Attack When One Does Not Agree With Them, Suffer Not A Woman To Teach, Honor And Respect The Spiritual Elders, Learn From The Elders In Quiet Spirit Of Meekness, Know-It-All Attitude, Humility In Our Understanding Of God's Word, My Critic's Double Standard And Hypocrisy, Breaking One Law Makes Us Guilty Of Breaking All, Hypocrites Who Say But Do Not, Great Respect For Apostle Paul, Not Every Word Is "Thus Saith The Lord", No Biblical Commandment Mandating Short Hair, In Nature The Male Lion Has A Large Mane, Jesus Is The Lion Of The Tribe Of Judah, We Are Not Old Testament Jews Who Are In Bondage To Jewish Customs And Traditions, Love Is The Fulfillment Of The Law, Legalism Makes Us Cold Hard Critical And Judgmental, God's Love Makes Us Patient Merciful And Forgiving, Closing Remarks, Reading Resources