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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio


My First Baptist Church members will remembers the dress code back in 1980, which I might add was the code in society as well. My position was dress for the glory of Christ, men or women.

When the local church ministries started to reach out to the lost world, they had to say, "come as you are to our church." And that would have been okay, but what happen, Christians began to come as they were to church, and then there was not a difference between the lost and the saved. The lost could not see any difference between them and the saved people.

While it is true that your dress doesn't necessary say you are a Christian, its your attitude and love for Christ. at the same time, you don't want to say you are not a Christian by your dress, clothing.

Here is my point, make sure your manner of appearance appears to be one that expresses your true love for the Lord Jesus Christ and that others can see by your behavior and appearance you love the Lord.. However that is fleshed out, will be the key.

Interesting artical on this subject as well here