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Does God Have Control Over Our Bodies

If you are a Christian and consistently read the Bible, you will know that Paul raised the issue on who has control over our bodies most especially our hair. He refers to nature but not of fashion or law. Here is what Paul said on 1 Corinthians 11:2-16. 2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. 3 But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head. 5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. 6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. 8 For the man is not of the woman, but the woman of the man. 9 Neither was a man created for woman, but woman for man. 10 For this, cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman. 12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman but all things of God. 13 Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him. 15 But that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory, for long hair is given to her as a covering. 16 But if any man seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.

This makes us question ourselves on who really does have the power over our bodies. Does God have the power over it? Are we shaming God if we do something about it, such as piercing our earrings or having tattoos? Is that what Paul meant? Are men and women not that equal and nothing can be done about it just as what Paul suggests? Is hair as symbolic as Paul says it is?

Movements around the world claim that women need empowerment. Women need to be given the rights that they deserve. Women cannot do anything about it just as what Paul suggests. Just as what he said, women are women and men are men.

If we look at the Religious side of it, God created us as unique beings. Which is why we should honor God and His temple. We should be thanking Him for making us different and unique.

On another note, we have our own preference on how we groom our body. The standards set by the Bible are merely hypocritical.

Let us question ourselves on what we really think about this issue. This issue is not talked mostly since we are too consumed with the internet and other distractions. It is important that we address this issue now. What can you say from what Paul said?

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