ON WOMEN WEARING TROUSERS IN CHURCH:
THERE ARE THREE PRINCIPLES GUIDING THE WEARING OF TROUSERS TO CHURCH BY A WOMAN:
No matter the style of the church you run, never you force married women to wear trousers to church.
The dressing of a married woman is not determined by her pastor or church but by her husband.
It is what her husband wants and not what any person wants.
The woman should submit to her husband in all things, including dressing.
To force married women to wear trousers to church is to break some homes without knowing.
As a pastor, you only have control over your own wife and not the wife of any person.
That is if you are married to a real born-again lady.
Some ladies don’t even care about what their husbands want when it comes to dressing.
3 PRINCIPLES THAT SHOULD GUIDE THE WEARING OF TROUSERS TO CHURCH:
- THE PASTOR’S WIFE SHOULD OCCASIONALLY WEAR IT TO CHURCH SERVICE IF THAT IS WHAT HER HUSBAND WANTS OTHERS TO DO:
This is a strong message to the entire congregation, you won’t need to say anything, you will just seat down in your office and see all kinds of trousers coming into the church. At this stage, what is in their mind is mummy is doing it, so I will also do it. A woman who has never worn trousers to the house of God, came in with trousers to our church, when her husband asked her why will she wear trousers to church, her response was that can’t you see mama wearing trousers to church, if it is wrong, daddy I know won’t allow it. So I believe in daddy’s view. That is the power of examples.
- MARRIED WOMEN IN CHURCH WHO INSIST “ON MY HUSBAND” DONT WANT ME TO WEAR TROUSERS TO CHURCH, SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO REMAIN THAT WAY:
Trying to change what their husband wants is to use the church system to destroy the family system. And the family system is older than the church system.
The church is ordained to sustain the family and not to destroy the family. There wouldn’t have been a church if the family system in the garden of Eden did not fail. So at every point in time, we must use the church system to protect our family system.
- NEVER MAKE IT A DOCTRINE:
YOU ARE SENT TO EVERY PERSON AND NOT JUST TO THE YOUNG GENERATION ALONE:
Making it a doctrine is to cut off a particular generation away from your church.
Mama Folu Adeboye of Redeem and Mama Faith Oyedepo of Winners chapel, both don’t wear trousers to church service, but their husband’s ministry has one of the highest numbers of trouser-wearing ladies to church.
Do you think they don’t see them coming from the gate weekly?
Redeem has some set of churches that is open for the generation of trouser-wearing women.
Where if you appear that way it is not a sin and it is not wrong.
This is done, to be able to reach more people for Christ. I am aware of the Modern Parishes and Classical perishes.
One is for old school, the other is for New School.
Remember according to scriptures in first corinthians 9 verse 22, to the weak I become also weak, that I might, by all means, win some for Christ.
The apostle said I have become all things to all men, that by all means, I will win them for Christ. Sometimes you become like them, to be able to win them to Christ.
Come as you are, is still the strongest secret of soul winning.
Transformation is by the spirit and not by being judgemental.
For me, I like women both married and unmarried wearing trousers, it makes them look smart and fit, but I don’t force it on anyone.
And you that don’t believe in women wearing trousers to church, do you know how many MFM and DEEPER LIFE churches, you passed before coming to this one you worship with that you want to change by all means? You will just die of depression. You can’t change the pattern of your church, it is your church that will change you.
Know it and know peace.