Pentecostal women wear skirts because they adhere strictly to a passage in the Bible that dictates they not wear the same type of clothing as a man. People who go to a Pentecostal church during worship hours typically see women wearing skirts or dresses cut below the knee, no makeup or jewelry, and long hair that hangs loose or is intricately styled. These women dress in this modest way during their daily lives as well, in keeping with Biblical teachings.Know More
The Pentecostal Church teaches several standards that those of the faith incorporate into their lifestyle and outward appearance; this is said to convey their faith to others and bring them closer to the Lord.
The scripture they use to help define these standards of dress reads as follows: "The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God." Deuteronomy 22:5. This scripture says that women must differentiate themselves from men based on their style of dress. The modern interpretation of this dictates that women wear skirts or dresses of a modest cut, preferably at or below the knee. Not only does the wearing of skirts or dresses create contrast between women and men, but it also helps prevent women from offending people with clothes that might be too tight or too skimpy.Learn More
The phrases, "Fear not" or "Be not afraid", occur 103 times in the King James Version of the Bible. It is a common misconception that this sentiment of reassurance occurs 365 or more times.Full Answer >
There are about 650 different prayers in the Bible but it is very difficult to get an exact number of how many times that the word "prayer" is referenced or mentioned in the Bible as every version is worded slightly differently.Full Answer >
In the Bible, the number 14 has a double meaning. It refers to the numerical value of the name David in ancient Jewish numerology. It also references the number seven, which in ancient Jewish numerology is the number for spiritual perfection. As 14 is twice seven, its use implies a double measure of that virtue.Full Answer >
The collective name for the first five books of the Bible is the Pentateuch. The word "Pentateuch" means "five books." Another name for these books is "the books of law."Full Answer >