Theo 1 Thessalonians and 1 Corinthians

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NT THEO 220-02 1 Thessalonians and 1 Corinthians Chs 1,7,11-12,16 (Earliest Christianity) I liked the passage in 1 Thessalonians which talks about the Day of the Lord. The metaphors and symbolism was vibrant yet easy enough to understand. Paul says “we are children on the light, of the day. So then let us not sleep, as others do.” Earlier when he talks about “sleeping”, he is referring to those who have died. I think Paul isn’t saying in this section that they will not die, but rather they will continue to live in the afterlife. So although their physical bodies may perish, their soul lives on. 1 Corinthians brought up some odd topics. The one I had the most trouble understanding was about head coverings. It started off kind of pompous by saying that man does not need to cover his head because he was made in the image and glory of God. However, women should cover their heads since they were made in the glory of man.
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Unformatted text preview: My question is, if women are the glory of man, and man is the glory of God, then by transitive property, wouldn’t women be made in the glory of God? This section also brings up that a woman is given long hair for a covering, as in a natural veil, and it would be disgraceful for her to cut it. Yet, man is forbidden to wear his hair long, as nature teaches us. This isn’t nature. It may be human nature and custom for men to have short hair, and women to have long hair because that’s what people typically do, but it’s not “natural”. In true, unaltered nature, both men and women’s hair continue to grow. It’s not like when a man’s hair reaches a certain length its ends fall off as to not grow any longer. Plus, unlike women, men grow facial hair, which seems more like a veil or covering to me than any amount of head hair. So, if anyone should be wearing head coverings, I think it should be men....
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