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Who Has Control On How We Take Care Of Our Bodies?

In the Bible, an issue about grooming and who has control about own bodies was raised by Paul. He does not refer to fashion or law but to nature. Here is what Paul said on 1 Corinthians 11:2-16. 2 Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you. 3 But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head. 5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. 6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. 8 For the man is not of the woman, but the woman of the man. 9 Neither was a man created for woman, but woman for man. 10 For this, cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. 12 For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman but everything comes from God. 13 Judge for yourselves if is it proper for a wife to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him. 15 But that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory, for long hair is given to her as a covering. 16 If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice–nor do the churches of God.

This now makes us wonder on who really do have control over our bodies. Does God have the power over it? Does this mean that when we do something with our body we are shaming God? Is that what Paul was trying to tell us? Can we not do anything about how men and women differ just as what Paul said? Is hair as symbolic as Paul says it is?

There are movements that claim that women need empowerment. Women need to be given the rights that they deserve. But when you ponder about what Paul said, women cannot change anything about it. Since women are women and men are men.

Looking at the Religious aspect of it, God created us as unique beings. Which is why we should honor God and His temple. We should be grateful to Him for giving us distinctive traits.

On another note, we have our own preference on how we groom our body. Biblical talks are merely hypocritical.

Now let us go over and try to think if we have ever considered this thinking once in our life. This issue is not talked mostly since we are too consumed with the internet and other distractions. This issue must be addressed now. What are your thoughts about this?

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