The Veil was a Shadow

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From the Biblical Christian perspective there is no support for the use of the veil on women. From the Islam point of view the Koran teaches that women have to use the veil as a sign of modesty. The law is a system of rules and regulation that religion uses to help people comply with what God expect from them. Every religion have a law that their followers try to obey to achieve God's favor. However, from the Christian point of view the law is a regulation from the Old Covenant, which was fulfilled by Christ, who establish the New Covenant of Grace.

Biblical Base
1 Corinthians 11:3-10
The head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. A man dishonors his head if he covers his head while praying or prophesying. But a woman dishonors her head if she prays or prophesies without a covering on her head, for this is the same as shaving her head. 6 Yes, if she refuses to wear a head covering, she should cut off all her hair! But since it is shameful for a woman to have her hair cut or her head shaved, she should wear a covering. A man should not wear anything on his head when worshiping, for man is made in God’s image and reflects God’s glory. And woman reflects man’s glory. For the first man didn’t come from woman, but the first woman came from man. And man was not made for woman, but woman was made for man. For this reason, and because the angels are watching, a woman should wear a covering on her head to show she is under authority. (Old covenant view)

Hebrew 1: 14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? (New Covenant)
  • 1 Corinthians 11:11 In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.
  • 12For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.
  • 13Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
  • 14Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him,
  • 15but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering.
  • 16If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice—nor do the churches of God.


On women covering and /or hair a Christ centered understanding


1 Cor. 11:3Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. 4Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head. 5And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head—it is just as though her head were shaved. 6If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off; and if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut or shaved off, she should cover her head. 7A man ought not to cover his head,[b] since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man. 8For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; 9neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. 10For this reason, and because of the angels, the woman ought to have a sign of authority on her head.

Does a woman need a power on her head?
THE ISSUE PAUL WAS EXPLAINING ABOUT HEAD COVERING AND LONG HAIR HAS TO DO WITH FALSE TEACHINGS. PAUL IDENTIFIES THE PROBLEM:

1Cor 11:10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on [her] head because of the angels.

Paul is saying that the reason for a woman to have power on her was because of the angels.

Angels were the ones that communicated the law to Moses. Angels were in charge under the law to guard and make the Israelites fullfil the law. HOWEVER IN THE NEW COVENANT OF GRACE APOSTLE PAUL TAUGHT:


Hbr 1:13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Hbr 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? THE HEIRS OF SALVATION ARE US.

PAUL EXPLAINS THAT IN THE NEW COVENANT OF GRACE ANGELS ARE TO SERVE US NOT TO WATCH US FULLFIL THE LAW. He said that angels are not higher than Christ or the elect because in the New Covenant they are to serve the elect.

Hbr 2:5 It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking.

The authority of the angels was under the law, in the same way was authority towards women when they were under the law. Now we are in the Covenant of Grace we are not subject to the requirement of the law, that is why the Apostle Paul said:

Hbr 1:16For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendants. 17For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.

THE FALSE TEACHING THAT WAS BROUGHT TO THE CORINTHIANS WAS1Cor 11:10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on [her] head because of the angels.

HOWEVER PAUL IS CONSISTENT WITH HIS ARGUMENT ABOUT ALL of us being in the NEW COVENANT OF GRACE and not in the LAW/OLD COVENANT.

Galatians 3:10 All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law."

When you use a statement in the new covenant of grace and mix it with law you will be bringing people under a curse.

Gal 3:11Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, "The righteous will live by faith."

Gal 3: 12The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, "The man who does these things will live by them."

False teachings promote that your wife, sisters, mother and female ministers live condemned by the law by teaching the law.

...13Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree." 14He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

Our blessing and honor comes because of Christ Jesus alone and there is nothing we can do to be more holy, we can never be holy on our own effort. We are holy because of Christ Jesus. Thus, long hair or short hair can never make you holy or unholy before God's eyes.

Gal 3:18 For if the inheritance [be] of the law, [it is] no more of promise: but God gave [it] to Abraham by promise. Wherefore then [serveth] the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; [and it was] ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.

Gal 5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

THE DANGER: FALSE TEACHING PROMOTES WORKS OF THE LAW and IT DIRECTS PEOPLE TOWARDS FALLING OUT OF GRACE.

Gal 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.


FOR IN CRIST NEITHER VEIL NOR VEIL, NEITHER LONG HAIR NOR SHORT HAIR IS ANYTHING, BUT FAITH WHICH WORKS BY LOVE.

Gal 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Gal 5:2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.

The issue Paul was addresing was not about household, was about false doctrine, that was Paul's correction.

PAUL POINTOUT THE FALSE TEACHING


1 Cor. 11:8For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; 9neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. 10For this reason, and because of the angels, the woman ought to have a sign of authority on her head.

PAUL'S ARGUMENT-- IS NOT HEADSHIP BASED ON A CHAUVINIST, PATRIARCHAL WORLDVIEW BUT BY CHRIST'S PERSPECTIVE

11In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. 12For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.

THIS IS CHRIST'S PERSPECTIVE

11In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. 12For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.

WHEN PAUL MAKES REFERENCE TO ANGELS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE HE IS IDENTIFYING FROM WHERE THAT EXPLANATION ABOUT COVERING WAS BEING DISTORTED.

THAT IS WHY HE SAID, HOWEVER

THEN, HE SAYS NATURE-- IN THE NATURAL, IN OUR CULTURE WE HAVE THIS RULES OF HAIR, AND WE MEET THEM.


1COR. 11
Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, 15but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering.

PAUL CONTINUES HIS ARGUMENT CLOSING


16If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice—nor do the churches of God.

HE WAS NOT GOING TO CONTINUE WITH THE DISCUSSION ABOUT COVERING, HIS EXPLANATION WAS ENOUGH, AS MINE IS NOW.

BROTHERS AND SISTERS WALK BY FAITH, BECAUSE WITHOUT FAITH IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD!


Hebrew 11:6And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

2 Cor. 3:14But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away.

Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 16But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

17Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

18And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

PRAISE JESUS THAT DID ALL THESE FOR HIS ELECT BUT SPECIALLY FOR WOMEN ALL AROUND THE WORLD, THE GIFT OF FREEDOM FROM SIN and THE PRINCIPALITIES OF THE WORLD SUCH AS CHAUVINISM, PATRIARCHY, HERARCHY AND LEGALISM.

Be Free!




An Islamic teaching about the women covering