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July 2019 Newsletter: Questions & Answers

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Are Women Slacks Filthy to God?


“The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.” [Deuteronomy 22:5]

“Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, ‘Thou shalt not commit adultery’: “but I say unto you, ‘That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” [Matthew 5:27-28]

“It used to be, a long time ago, and you holiness people, it was wrong for you women to cut your hair. What became right about it, when the Bible said that a, "If any woman cuts her hair off, her husband has a right to give her a divorce." Plain teaching, but that's the Bible. And you women, get out here and cut your yards with overalls on and with man's garments. And the Bible said... Almighty God said, "A woman that'll put on a garment that pertains to a man, it's an abomination and filthy in the sight of God." And you do it. And you smoke cigarettes, you go to dances and shows, and still belong to church. You... Shows you've took some sort of a something; you're not marked in Heaven, the Holy Spirit.” [The Seal Of God, Jeffersonville, IN 54-0514]

“God made a man different from a woman: sex and in looks, and in everything else. She oughtn't to wear a garment... The Bible said that if a woman will put on a pair of slacks or any garment that pertains to a man, it's an abominable and dirty and filthy sight in the front of God. And God will make her pay for it. Who you going to listen to? But this is the Bible. And you run around and say, "Why, I think it's nice for--see women wearing slacks." But God made them different; He wants them dressed different. And the Bible said, "If a woman will even put on a garment that pertains to a man, it's an abomination." You know what abomination is? It's "something that's filthy in the sight of God." And the great Jehovah Who looks down upon you as being a filthy thing!” [Questions And Answers On Hebrews, Jeffersonville, IN 57-1006]

“Your pastors are here to preach this Gospel. But if they don't do it, I want you to hear it this time, of this part. It's a wrong thing for a woman to cut her hair. The Bible said so. And she disgraces her husband when she does it. And the Church used to not do that, but today, because the pulpit is weak, they do it. And women wear these little bitty clothes that looks like a man's clothes, slacks, or something, they call them. Did you know the Bible said that's a filthy and a abomination in God's sight. What's the Holy Spirit think when He brings that before God the Father, the way the daughters of the Church is doing? And women, in the summertime, get out with little bitty short clothes on, that they oughtn't to even appear before their husband in, and mow the yard and walk up-and-down the streets with those little clothes on. And mean to tell me the Holy Spirit is in there? "By their fruit you shall know them." [Hear Ye Him, Waterloo, IA 58-0126]

“I don't want to hurt your feelings. But what happened to the morals of this Pentecostal church? It used to be wrong for you women to cut your hair. I remember that. But... And now you say, "Preacher, there you go. You're... you're hitting that." All right. You see where your private life is? The Bible is against it. If the Bible said in grandmother's days it was wrong, it's the same Bible tonight. The Bible says if a woman cuts her hair her husband can divorce her; she dishonors her head. Now, that's right. That's what the Scripture says. Now, there's something wrong somewhere, either in the pew or the pulpit, one. That's right. Now, that's truth. Now, notice. It used to be wrong for your ladies even to wear their skirts low and through the front and up like that, but now they... the Pentecostal women went shorts. Now, that's right. What do you do it for? Well, you say, "I won't wear them. I wear slacks." That's worse. You know the Bible said that a woman that'll put on a garment that pertains to a man it's an abomination in the sight of God?” [The Message To The Laodicean Church, Dallas, TX 58-0609]

“Why, you say, "Brother Branham, I don't wear shorts. I wear slacks." That's worse. That's right. The Bible said that any woman that'll put on any garment that pertains to a man it's an abomination. And you boys run around here with them little haircuts like this Arthur Godfrey, or (What is his name?) Elvis Presley. Why, you look like a woman. And women chop all of theirs off to look like a man. God made man one way and the woman another way.” [58-0617 Behold I Stand At The Door And Knock, Greenville, SC]

“There was a feminish spirit. When you take a man that's so sissified, he may be all right, balanced up all right, but there's something wrong. And when you take a woman, wants to chop her hair and wear a pair of overalls, and get out there, "bless God,” I tell you, there's something wrong. A woman has the feminish spirit, and a man is masculine. We know that, and you know that. Does a woman look right that's trying to be, act like a man?”[Why Are We Not A Denomination, Jeffersonville, IN 58-0927]

“When you see a woman with a cigarette in the side of her mouth, with a pair of overalls on, and saying, "I tell you, 'feller', what it is." Brother, you watch that old gal. There's something wrong with her. A woman's supposed to be a woman, and she's supposed to dress like a woman. When God made a man, He made him one thing; and He made a woman something else. And when God dresses a man, He dresses him one way, and a woman something else. And the Bible said it's a abomination for a woman to put on a garment that pertains to a man. And you women, putting on these little old pants and things, and wearing them out here, little old (What is it you call them?) knicker bockers. Or, what is it? What is that, sisters? No, no, it's not shorts, it's that got the long legs in them: pedal pushers, and overalls, dungarees. Go and they said, "This is for the ladies." I said, "No, you're mistaken. Ladies don't wear them things; women might, but ladies don't." That's right. The Bible said it's an abomination for a woman to put on a garment... And for a man to put on a garment that pertains to a woman... And man is becoming more sissified every day, and women is becoming more masculine. What's the matter? (We're going to find out in a few minutes by the Bible.) women ain't women no more. I don't mean you Christian women. I'm talking about the general run. They want to act like men, want to cut their hair like men; put their hand upon a bar like that and sing "God Bless America" with a cigarette out of the corner of their mouth.” [The Serpent's Seed, Jeffersonville, IN 58-0928e]

“This Man stood and looked at Abraham. Women them days wasn't like they are now. Every time somebody comes up in the yard, the woman's got to put on her--her little shorts, and go out in the yard, and see what her husband's talking about, butt into his business. Shame on you. Shame on you men. If you got more man about you to let your wife do that, it's all right, I guess. That was raw. But I... I--I don't take it back. That's the truth. Now, that's just the truth. I got little respects for a man will let his wife do a thing like that: smoke cigarettes, and drink whiskey, and wear those kind of clothes.” [Be Certain Of God, Cleveland, TN 59-0708e]

“I was speaking on something of that not long ago. And a lady said to me, she said, "I don't wear shorts." And I said, "Well, good for you." She said, "I wear slacks." I said, "That's worse." It's the truth. The Bible said... And God is infinite and cannot change, "It's an abomination for a woman to put on a garment that pertains to a man." [Door To The Heart, San Jose, CA 59-1128]

“I was talking on power of prayer, power of speech, power for a holy life. Amen. That's what the Holy Ghost is to do. Some of you people walking along, saying, "Well, I just can't quit drinking. I just can't quit this." The Holy Ghost comes to live in you to make all these "can'ts" get away from you (That's right.): make women stop cutting their hair, make them quit wearing shorts and slacks (no excuses), make them quit tattling. Oh, yes. that's what It's for, to make you a holy life. It'll follow the instructions of the Bible every time. Woman say, "It's just too hot. I just have to wear these. Gives me a headache if I let my hair grow." But there's no excuses with the Holy Ghost. It's there to make it so. It'll follow the Word just exactly. That's what the Holy Ghost is to do. It's to make you man turn your head from them half-naked women and quit lusting after them.” [What Was The Holy Ghost Given For, Jeffersonville, IN 59-1217]

“How many women in here this morning... I say this in the Name of the Lord Jesus. How many of you are ashamed of that short hair you're wearing, want God by His grace to let it grow out for you? God bless you. How many men are ashamed that you let your wife smoke cigarettes and wear trousers that actually belong to you? And the Bible said, "It's an abomination in the sight of God." Do you know God can't change? He can't change. He has one nature; that's holiness. He can't change. If you don't become like Him, you'll not see Him, "Without holiness no man shall see the Lord." And if wearing slacks is, makes God sick at His stomach and vomit, He's sick, and abomination’s filthiness, how are you ever got a spirit like that in you and will ever get to heaven? How will you get to heaven with short hair, when God said it's a shame for a woman to cut her hair? She denies the very principles of being a--a wife. God doesn't change. That's His Word, friend, you better listen. And you men that will let your wives do that, aren't you ashamed of yourself? Aren't you ashamed?” [Perfect Strength By Perfect Weakness, Jeffersonville, IN 61-1119]

“No disregards to my sisters, but if, in the early days, a woman would have come through town like I seen some yesterday, with a pair of trousers on! How the lady ever got into them, just looked like the skin was on the outside. I wondered how the woman got her foot in them. Walking down the street! When, the Bible said, "She that'll put on a garment that pertains to a man is an abomination in the sight of God." And with that blue, all the back of her eyes, if she'd have went through a frontier town, the old doctor would have put her in the hospital, and quarantined the town, of a disease, that, "A woman cankered before she died." That's right. Such a disease!” [A Door In A Door, Tucson, AZ 63-0223]

“Women, if you haven't got enough grace in your heart, tonight, to know that the Bible teaches that you should stop bobbing your hair, wearing shorts and make-up! If you haven't got that much grace in your heart, tonight! And you know the Bible teaches you should. He can't change. You say, "I don't wear shorts. I wear slacks." That's worse. God said, "A woman that'll wear a garment pertains to a man, it's an abomination to God." [A Greater Than Solomon Is Here, Hot Springs, AR 63-0628e]

“Oh, I thought, what a thing for Christianity! Women, stop that wearing them clothes like that! Men, stop that telling them smutty jokes and all that stuff! We are sons and daughters of the King. Dress like a queen, dress like a--a lady. Act like a gentleman, don't let your hair grow down like this. The Bible said, "It's wrong (nature teaches you) for a man to have long hair. And it's a disgrace and a common thing for even a woman to pray with her hair cut." And how about these? "It's a--it's an abomination for a woman to put on a garment that pertains to a man." The great unchanging God doesn't change. But yet today it's just as loose as the rest of our nation is. Shame! Let's act like sons and daughters of God. Let's live like it. We are, we are sons of a King. We are. We are. Right now this bunch of mess and dirt and filth, around here, people call themselves "Christians" and still acting like that!” [Doors In Door, Flagstaff, AZ 65-0206]

“Skin-tight, till the skin is on the outside. And then they--they come around, say, "Why, Mister Branham, that's the only kind of clothes they sell." They still got goods and sewing machines. There is no excuse. The Amish and Dunkard women still wear them. Sure. And what happens? They get out there and carry on. A woman said, "Well, Mister Branham, I don't wear shorts. I wear s-..." What is them, pedal pu-... [A brother says, "pedal pushers."--Ed.] Yeah. Said, "I wear them." I said, "That's worse." I said, "The Bible says, 'It's an abomination for a woman to put on a garment pertains to a man.'" And what kind of a filthy-looking sight is this United States now! See? That's right.” [The Voice Of The Sign, Denham Springs, LA 64-0321e]

Bible References: Deuteronomy 22:5; Matthew 5:27-28

 [Answer provided by Bro. Ken Andes, Minister, Lynden, Washington, USA]


LWB is dedicated to all who are looking for the appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ; to you we owe credit for the materials used herein."Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."[Heb 10:25]."So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase."[I Cor 3:7]
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