Send in the Clowns? Special Attire for Men of God?

Posted by Chris Parker | June 12, 2008 0

by Scott Smelser, Gettysburg church of Christ

Matthew 23 “Everything they do is done for men to see: They make their phylacteries[a] wide and the tassels on their garments long; they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; they love to be greeted in the marketplaces and to have men call them ‘Rabbi.’

We here at definitely have our particular beliefs concerning scripture-for example see “What Must I do to be Saved”. Those articles can be found on the site but typically, here our focus has been on supporting God and the Bible or looking at the phenomenal world of science from a Biblical perspective, in a way to that makes it possible for all believers to agree together.

Now and again, we try to mix in some specific doctrinal material as well–particularly if that particular issue is on our minds. Where in the New Testament is it suggested that Christians, be they ministers, preachers, elders deacons etc. should wear special clothes of any type to identify their presumed exalted status?

Now, when clowns put on their special clothes, it means that they are people set apart to be funny. When “Christians” wear special clothes its supposed to denote some type of “special status”. We believe that the clowns have a stronger case for “special attire”.

“All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. Only let us live up to what we have already attained.

Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you. 18For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things.

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