Should suits be a requirement for church.


No, suits should not be a requirement for church. But, yet the argument has been raised. This topic should not even be an issue. Really it should be left up to the man and whether or not he feels comfortable in a suit. I will admit that a man should look presentable for church but he can look presentable in a pair of KhakiS or really nice pair of jeans. We should never become so focused on issue that we become so inward and miss the point that it is about a relationship and not dress. When we start to make something a requirement we are really imposing our convictions on to others. When we begin to follow another mans ways or convictions we are simply conforming to their ways. I understand that we need to dress nice for God but it should never become a requirement or obligation.

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3 Replies to “Should suits be a requirement for church.”

  1. I used to belong to a denomination that was so “hung up” on outside appearances that they overlooked the “heart” issues to a large degree.

  2. I know what you mean Scott. I belong to the upci and some of the old time ministers and saints belief like this.

  3. I totally agree with you in your principle: church services are to be focused on worshiping God. That said, we need to bear in mind man is by nature a rebel — and sneaky about it. “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked.” Jeremiah 17:9

    It’s so easy to say, “It’s not all about fancy clothes: I can worship God in a pair of jeans.” But before long we drift into letting the world’s fashion trends dictate our behavior. Worshipers start showing up in name brand jeans, stone-washed or what have you and we’re saying, “It’s not all about clothes” (i.e., formal attire) yet it has become all about clothes (what’s hot on the fashion runways.)

    And God, who sees our hearts, knows that we’ve just traded one love — a formal appearance — for another, like Tommy Hilfiger. If we are able to stay out of the ditch on either side, we can truly focus on God no matter what we’re wearing — but we will want to look respectable when we come before Him.

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