I know some of you have read my mom's blog and some of the posts I did on there, but I figured I'd put my beliefs on here. I know that's one of the first things I look for when I find a new blog =D!! So here we go.
I. I believe that the King James Version of the Bible is the only true word of God, that He used the prophets to write it, but God is the Divine author (II Tim. 3:16). I believe that anybody who changes the Bible is in need of someone showing them God's plan of Salvation, and they should be at the altar next church service (Rev. 22:19). For more information on the KJV, you can visit Teens-4-Christ, and read this article, it explains exactly what I believe.
II. I believe in Salvation through grace (Eph. 2:8-9), nothing WE can do can save us. I also believe that you can't lose your salvation, once you're saved, you're saved for ever (I John 5:13, Phil. 1:6, John 10: 27-29).
III. I believe in the Godhead (trinity), in Matthew chapter 3, God presents himself in the three persons: 1) Jesus; being baptized by John the Baptist, 2) The Holy Spirit; presented as a dove, 3) God; John hears a voice from Heaven; "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
There is only one God, though (John 10:30).
What I Believe in Dress:
I believe that in I Timothy 2:9-10, God gives us His Divine plan for our appearance:
"In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works."
The Greek word for "modest apparel" is Katastole, and the literal definition of the word is "a long flowing garment that is let down." Now, has anybody out there seen a flowing pair of pants? How about a long miniskirt?
Another thing about one's choice of clothing, is that God made the women's body for her husband ONLY. When we wear jeans or anything tight and form-fitting we're showing others our "shape." We are causing men to sin. I don't know where I saw this illustration, but it's really good: Imagine if you were walking through town in your skinny jeans, and you walk by a godly man from your church, who is standing near to another group of guys. Now first of all, that godly man (we'll say, Steve) just saw your figure, and that's not for his eyes, and it's not for you to give away. Second of all, this other group of guys also see you in you skinny jeans, and started "talking" about your figure. You just totally ruined Steve's reputation, he heard and saw things he never should have, he has that memory in his mind now, and guess what!! It's YOUR fault, no one else's.
What I believe about courtship:
First of all: (big thing for me =D) The question about Christian dating, there actually is no question, it's just wrong!!! Some people say, "oh, it's okay to hold hands, and such" BUT, God says "NO WAY!!!" "It is good for a man not to touch a woman" I Cor. 7:1
I also believe that God has someone very special chosen for me, and for everybody else in this world. He shows us an example of his wonderful plan for every couple in Gen. 22, in this portion of scripture we read about when God tells Abraham to take Isaac up to the mountain, and sacrifice him. Abraham obeys God, and as you may know God provides a replacement for Isaac. But if you read near the end of the chapter, you'll see that Abraham hears how his brother is doing, you'll also read of his nephew's daughter, a very special young lady named Rebekah, (does that name sound familiar) Isaac then grows up and ends up marrying Yours Truly =D!!!
I also believe that when you believe you have found God's special someone for you, and you're courting, that there should be somebody there w/ you and your "boyfriend/girlfriend." 1) The Bible says in Prov. 11:14 "Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in multitude of counsellors there is safety." 2) If a couple is alone before married, Satan can seriously use that time to tempt you, there is nobody there to watch you!!! (James 1:14-15)
One more thing, and this also applies to dress, and many other areas of your life, Prov. 31:12 says: "She will do him (her husband) good and not evil ALL THE DAYS of her life." Do you know what that means?!?!?! Think about it: ALL THE DAYS OF HER LIFE, this is talking past present and future!! Can you say you've done your husband (past, present, or future husband) good and not evil all your days?? When you get married will people know that your husband married someone whose kissed every boy that ever passed her way? Or will they say "Look, it's Steve's wife, she's a godly young lady, whose never kissed or touched another boy, she didn't even kiss Steve until the wedding!!!!!" WOW, what a testimony we can have for our husbands (past, present, and future =D)
So there you are, I hope that this is an encouragement for you!!! For more information on dress you can read Mrs. Cathy Corle's "What in The World Should I Wear," or these posts on my mom's blog:
I'll Take a Shot At It
Modesty pt. 2
Modesty pt. 3
Modesty pt. 4
And this is a more explained post about Abraham, Isaac, and Rebekah.