I gladly identify with those who believe biblical principles for this dispensation of grace. However, those who select random Bible verses, which are for Israel only and then attempt to imposed them on God’s people today, twist the Holy Scriptures to accommodate their own purpose.
That abuse is clearly seen in their misuse of the following text. “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.. 8 When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence. 9 Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds: lest the fruit of thy seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy vineyard, be defiled. 10 Thou shalt not plow with an ox and an ass together. 11 Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together. 12 Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the four quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest thyself.” Deuteronomy 22:5-12.
Most Baptist can quote verse 5 by heart. However, they appear oblivious to the following verses. Women have been scolded, embarrassed and humiliated by ignorant pastors who use the text to control them. The text has nothing to do with any woman for the past two thousand years. The pastor who uses verse 5 must obey verse 11 to control himself. Will he? He will not! These verses were written for the nation of Israel (men and women) to constantly remind them of their separation from the rest of the nations.
In this dispensation of grace, there are no special days for worship, no diets to follow and no dress codes to observe. If you think most dresses are modest, you haven’t been out lately. Modestly for men and women is the key, nothing more. The pastor has every right to set standards for his household and his church, but he manifests that he is a coward and a hypocrite when he pretends the Bible supports his agenda on these matters.
Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce were married in 1955. They have 5 children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. where he pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through this ministry.