by Brian Skyz
The question of women wearing makeup has caused a lot of stir at places of worship. This debate has consequently led to a number of divisions among Christians. Only the bible, the word of God, can justify and have the final word on whether or not women should wear makeup, nail polish, and hair extensions. One thing is certain, everything God created is good and beautiful in its natural form. God created men and women in His own image and likeness, but many a times people are not content with their looks or they simply want to catch up with the trends.
According to the mosaic laws in Deuteronomy 22:5, the bible says ‘’the woman shall not wear that which pertained unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so abomination unto the LORD thy God. Moreover the LORD says, because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet.’’ In the context of the Old Testament, Christians are discouraged from wearing makeup and it is highly condemned.
In the New Testament, Peter teaches women not to put a lot of emphasis on the external beauty but rather their internal beauty or character. External beauty fades with time but character will help in the leap towards eternity. In chapter 3:3 he says ‘’those adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.’’ Paul too buys the same idea; he says women should cover their hair at places of worship to avoid causing distractions.
Generally, the bible discourages the idea of Christian women wearing makeup, nail polish, and hair extensions. A lot of emphasis should be put on development of inner beauty than the external.
Brian Skyz is a writer for allchristiannews.com
The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author.