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Why do Pentecostal women only wear skirts?

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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.

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.


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