Giving up your ways

You know it really saddens me when I see Anabaptists, Mennonites, or even just plain people who’ve slowly given up their plain ways. 
The Anabaptists have a rich background In history. They stand for  separation of church and state, for non-resistance, and adult baptism to name a few things. Their ancestors died often horrific deaths from catholics and protestants. 

The most obvious thing about the anabaptist is the way they dress. The women wear dresses or skirts and cover their hair with various prayer coverings. The men wear their beards. 
But now I’ve seen good women friends of mine discard the covering. First women who discard the covering would do so in subtil steps. 
First they would go from a prayer kapp to maybe a hanging veil. Then from there to perhaps a doily. Next step, headbands, then nothing!
To see a Godly woman with a covering used to such an encouragement. Sometimes a person’s appearance is their only testimony to a passer by. 
Then to see them start wearing pants when playing sports (I know some of you say it’s a safety issue). Soon it’s just at home, then on outing trips. 
You complain “It’s too hot!”. So you wear pants all summer. “I’m not convicted anymore.” You just keep making excuse after excuse. 
Covering your head and not wearing pants are not a conviction. It’s a truth. The Bible says to do it so you do it. 
Soon the visual testimony is gone. You look just like everyone else. No one can tell that you are a Christian. 
I think it’s very important that our outside matches our insides. “And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the Lord am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.”
Leviticus 20:26 KJV

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2 thoughts on “Giving up your ways

  1. Thank you for your post. I realize it’s old but I wanted to comment. I had a friend who was plain but now she gave that all up. I don’t even know if she is even following the Lord anymore. It’s sad to see ladies drop their coverings or even worse their Lord.

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    1. The ones that were raised in the church see covering as a tradition not a command, at least that’s what I heard. So it’s no big thing to them to drop it. But it is really sad.

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