And yes they are Baptist - not a break away group of a Baptist church. Later that afternoon, thou shalt go to work. This list also sounds similar to what Adventists practiced. But, I have a few, from the legendary Dr Bob of Longview: Thou shalt watch football on Monday night. Some women do wear pants that aren‘t so bad, and yes, I admit that VERY loose fitting pants are not as revealing, but again, depending on how you move, even those can fit … I grew up with kids who were in churches like that one. (Isa. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! All of the above were part of the unwritten code at my Fundy church 40 years ago. It may just not be a ladylike actvitiy. (The mind of an 18 year old girl that had been sort of “bad” with many boys in high school, shame on me) I never understood it. Thanks! Girls with skirts longer than knee length also were required to kneel. 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Short Stories: The Day I Got Busted by the Border Patrol, How the IFB Church Turned My Wife Into a Martyr, Creationist Ken Ham Asks His Disciples to Pray for Me, Ken Ham Approves of Brothers Having Sex With Sisters, Trials and Adversity: It Doesn’t Always Happen to Someone Else, Black Collar Crime: Methodist Pastor John McFarland Charged with Molesting Seven Children, Black Collar Crime: Evangelical Pastor Guillermo Quintanilla Accused of Sexually Assaulting Young Girls, Thou shalt obey all adults at all times if you are a child or teenager, Thou shalt obey your husband at all times is you are a woman, Thou shalt obey your parents at all times, Thou shalt obey the police and government unless the pastor says it is a sin against God to do so, Thou shalt give a faith promise missionary offering, Thou give an offering any time the pastor says God is saying to collect a special offering, Thou shalt attend church every time the doors are open, Thou shalt pray for every meal, but ice cream at Dairy Queen after church requires no prayer, Thou shalt only use the King James Bible — 1611 edition which is really the 1769 revision, Thou shalt only use the Scofield King James Bible, Thou shalt not have long hair (over your ears, collar) if you are a man, Thou shalt not have a block cut hairstyle is you are a man, Thou shalt not have facial hair if you are a man, but if you are a woman you can have facial hair, Thou shalt not have tattoos unless you have prison tats from your life before Christ, Thou shalt not take the hem out of your Levi jeans or alter your clothing in any way so that you look worldly, Thou shalt not wear pants (britches) if you are a woman, Thou shalt not wear shorts, but a woman can wear Baptist shorts — also known as culottes, Thou shalt not expose any flesh if you are a woman, especially your thighs, breasts, or back, Thou shalt only wear dresses with hemlines below the knees if you are a woman, Thou shalt not have any physical contact with the opposite sex if you are unmarried, Thou shalt not have more than one hole in each ear if you are a woman, Thou shalt not pierce any body part except your ear, and then only if you are a woman, Thou shalt not watch TV, but if you are a carnal Christian and must watch TV thou shalt only watch, Thou shalt not go to the movie theater, but using streaming services is okay, Thou shalt always have tracts in your shirt pocket or purse, ready to evangelize at a moment’s notice, Thou shalt drive a car with church advertising stickers, IFB cliches, or Bible verses attached to the bumper, Thou shalt park down the street when visiting the local strip club or whore house lest the pastor know you are there and stay away, Thou shalt not listen to secular music, especially rock music, which is from the pit of hell, Thou shalt not listen to contemporary Christian music (CCM), Thou shalt not drink fermented alcohol — after all, Jesus drank Welch’s grape juice, Thou shalt not cuss, but saying darn, shoot, crap, freaking, and fudge are okay, Thou shalt not date non-Independent Baptist girls or boys, Thou shalt not have any non-Independent Baptist friends, Thou shalt home school your children or send them to a Christian school, Thou shalt only read pastor-approved Christian books, Thou shalt only believe what the pastor says you are to believe, Thou shalt say you have victory over sin, even if you are lying, Thou shalt adhere to the perception is reality rule, Thou shalt send your kids to the same Christian college the pastor went to, Thou shalt leave the church if you commit adultery, get a divorce, or get pregnant outside of marriage, Thou shalt  believe everything the pastor says even when you are certain he is lying, speaking evangelistically, or embellishing his illustrations, Thou shalt wear a bra if you are a woman, and it can only be a white, underwire bra, Thou shalt not mix bathe (Baptist for swimming with the opposite sex), Thou shalt not go to amusement parks unless the youth group is going, Thou shalt not show emotion unless praising Jesus from 10:00 am to noon on Sunday or giving a testimony during Sunday evening service, Thou shalt say AMEN during at the appropriate time during the pastor’s sermon, especially when he shouts, pounds the pulpit, or performs gymnastics, Thou shalt not be angry even though the pastor is allowed to be angry, but that’s because his anger is righteous anger, Thou shalt be for what the pastor is for and against what the pastor is against, because if you don’t, a bear might come out of the woods and eat you, Thou shalt ignore any science that contradicts the Bible, Thou shalt never try to fix your own problems because the pastor is the official fixer of all problems, Thou shalt takes notes on the sermon even if the rabbit wanders five miles off the trail or the sermon is incoherent, Thou shalt always tell the pastor what a wonderful sermon he preached, even when you have no idea what he was talking about, Thou shalt always tell Sister Bertha what a wonderful job she did with her off-key rendition of, Thou shalt not use canned (taped) music for music specials. Please share your thoughts in the comment section. ? The women at my church including me, dress modern and up to date. Thou can sleep at 11 on Monday night; everyone knows sleep is for fags & queers, not real men. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Thou shalt study various martial arts disciplines, as these are masculine. Paid It All: The Story Behind The Hymn. Please be advised that this rulebook is subject to change at the whim of the pastor. We could literally sit here all day adding “standards” to this; these guys are constantly changing on a whim. Feel free to add your own additions to the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist Rule Book. Hello! Ugh. You forgot women wear nice slax pants,so actually,women do not have to wear skirts. No other part of the anatomy (e.g. 47:2- 3). As such, I encourage ladies to wear dresses or skirts that are no shorter than knee-length when seated. However, why wear ugly giant flower prints, or denim skirts that have unflattering shapes, or shirts that are 4 sizes too big? Thou shalt take your wife out to lunch on Friday afternoon; this is your allotted time with her. I have friends who are Baptist and they maybe conservative but they don't dress like what you're describing. How I struggled to free myself from this oppressive thinking. This must be a location style of dress, because I have not seen it either in my church or any other Baptist church I may have visited. Andrew July 4, 2019 12:58 am Reply to IAmNot5-MinuteCrafts Like,I mean,skirts should only be used in fancy occasions. They will also not wear clothing with labels, removing them from any second hand clothing. Shop casual, formal or church wear … They're very helpful, and they can be applied to male or female, pants or dresses. What a list! And there are many Baptist Churches too. 😉, I was brought up in evangelical churches which clung to much of this dogma. Unless you are a college student on a bus route. Thou shalt wear a bra if you are a woman, and it can only be a white, underwire bra; Thou shalt not mix bathe (Baptist for swimming with the opposite sex) Thou shalt not go to amusement parks unless the youth group is going; Thou shalt not go to the prom I noticed that Orthodox Jewish women wear them, so do Catholic nuns, some covered Muslim women do too and Baptist/Evangelical and Mormon types wear those long denim skirts too. Thou shalt always obey the speed limit, EXCEPT when the Pastor says it is God’s will that thou shalt go 10-20 miles over the speed limit so as not to miss lunch at camp. Donations on a monthly basis can be made through Patreon. However, that is God’s perspective. Students may be expelled at any time, for any reason, if the president of the school deems the reason sufficient (my 2nd grade brother was expelled for defiance). “Thou” “waist”. I too is a member of a Fundamental Baptist Church in the Philippines. It's a bit like listening to Christian music. Baptist—When you hit the local Baptist church, dust off your best polo shirt and slacks, like Jesus wore. But do women have to wear their best clothing – the modern equivalent of the stola every day of their lives? Oh, as a new convert attending an Adventist college, I actually said, “heck” or “darn” around one of the older teachers (40 years ago). One-time donations can be made through PayPal. Going to the movies could also lead to you having a bad testimony before the world. This is 100% the independent Baptist school I attended. Could someone please explain? I should know. Culottes should follow the same rules as skirts and reach at least 3 inches below the knee and be sufficiently full that we do not see the shape of your legs. There are plenty of ways to dress very modestly, and in style - and I don't mean wearing shirts that are skin tight, or skirts that are thigh high, but I mean pretty, flattering shirts and dresses. Your pastor is burdened for America & hasn’t slept since 1976. Bruce Gerencser, 63, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 42 years. Men who are committed to modest dress will sometimes wear those things but they will be selective in what they wear. The Official Independent Baptist Rulebook, Known in Some Churches as Church Standards. He alone is allowed to change his mind. Why do religious women often wear long denim skirts? He and his wife have six grown children and thirteen awesome grandchildren. Actually I could easily see the pussy when they were sitting down. RESPONSE. Then Hyles would yell from the pulpit that “If the barn needed painting”…and the men would hoopla with their Bibles waving in the air. (Please note: if thou art truly right with God, the only acceptable team to pull for is Michigan State). Copyright © 2021 The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser – Powered by Flywheel. He is the man of God who speaks for God. Indoctrinating Evangelical Children: Are You Willing to Die for Jesus? Pentecostal Christianity has more than 700 denominations. Women typically did NOT wear stolas every day but rather they wore them only for special occasions like weddings or other more formal gatherings. This is especially important, since the pastor needs his bodyguard detail rotated every so often. Thou shalt leave a tract in the restroom after thou hast used it. Maybe you just open yourselves up to the pseudo-Christian garbage that these "pastors" feed to you. UGH!!!! Apostolic Co. specializes in pentecostal inspired fashion for the modest women. * Maybe some can relate to this cartoon from NAKEDPASTOR. I adhere to short skirts like a religion. Way over the edge. Wearing a skirt can be a life-changing decision, but it must be made with the right intentions. Zoey August 6, 2019 6:07 pm Ug, stupid auto correct. I subjected myself to such rules for decades, believing I was obeying God. God changes his mind several times in the Bible. God Wants There To Be A Distinction Between The Sexes. How The Devil Tries To Discredit The Word Of God. Legs We know you have them. In that case, thou shalt work on your bus route until 3 am Monday morning, then get your sorry, lazy ass ready for your theology classes at our bible college that morning. The church shall pray for her to get right with her lord (and her pastor). My religious upbringing was pretty bizarre, but this stuff? Men in the West used to wear skirts in pre-Renaissance times. Fundies forget that God can do a sudden “I have changed my mind” crazy Ivan on them at any moment. For example, the Bates women wear pants and sleeveless dresses . Their services are modeled on the early New Testament church with preaching, praying, and singing without instrumental accompaniment. I don’t think this is what the Apostle Paul was saying and I will explain why. I am still a very committed Christian, but I was thankfully out of the IFB world once I left for college (a secular university). There are a lot more where these came from, lmao 🙂. Thou shalt not speak in Sunday morning service if thou be a woman, unless you are the soloist and you want to give thanks and praise to Jesus for the wonderful song. If they can't support it with Scripture, Primitive Baptists don't follow it. Primitive Baptists draw their beliefs directly from the 1611 King James Version of the Bible. Women need not apply and should not study martial arts. True Bible Reasons Why Church Is On Sunday Not Saturday. Bruce, you and many of those that comment to your posts are a help to me. Many Pentecostal women — as Dutton is — and some independent Baptist women wear skirts because of their religious convictions. We do not want to see them. There’s a Biblical reason for ladies to wear longer dresses / skirts. Shaking my head, wishing I had gotten out of that place sooo much sooner than we did, you know when I should’ve used my own brain and listened to my gut. The Bible. Thou shalt believe in pre-millennial rapture unless your pastor believes in post-millennial rapture. RESPONSE. Thou shalt go to KFC on Sundays after services. At my Presbyterean Church, once a year a bunch of guys dress up in kilts (male skirts) for reformation sunday … The main belief in the Baptist church is Baptism. Traditionally, they only sing hymns in their churches and reject the use of drums and recorded music. One thing more , what is inside our hearts is the most important thing to our God. They do not wear flashy clothes, and they tend to keep their social interaction within the IFB. Perhaps the question of why do Mennonites dress like that isn’t really why Plain men can wear clothing that is similar to worldly men. Must be a cult The first thing that many people think when they see a woman dressed this way and wearing long hair is that they must be involved in some sort of religious cult that makes the women dress and look like Stepford wives. You may be surprised to learn that the Bible defines a bare thigh as nakedness! Thanks for any input! Recent debates on identity and society's understanding of … Wearing Skirts Easily Adorns A Woman In Modesty. Being skirts only is a choice, and a conviction. We even go for accessories that adds beauty to the bearer.Anyway the way we dress is not that important because all of us has his/her own taste, it maybe pleasing to me but not pleasing to everyone. Favorite Answer I don't know about Southern Baptists (none that I know of believe that), but I know a lot of Pentecostal people who believe that. Some churches use a sprinkling of water as Baptism, but most practice full immersion, where the candidate is fully immersed in water.This symbolizes the disciples’ own … I'm not trying to be rude, so I hope I did not come across as such, I am just truely curious as to their reasons for choice in clothing. Also, if you canot do it modestly in culottes, you should rethink doing it at all. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist. She actually got upset! In Pentecostal churches where women are allowed to wear slacks, the attitude seems to be that women should dress modestly and not give mixed signals with their clothing, makeup, or jewelry. My mom grew up with this rule but never was told why. So men can’t have facial hair but women can? The initial issue that caused the schism among Pentecostals had to do with the proper method of water baptism. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Russell Crowe in "Gladiator." However, why wear ugly giant flower prints, or denim skirts that have unflattering shapes, or shirts that are 4 sizes too big? The Baptism symbolizes the cleansing of sins. Amendment – though shalt say amen during service but only if you are male. I live in the Northern part of the USA, and they all dress like that in the North Eastern states that I have been to. Women should wear skirts because they have the subcutaneous fat to even out the bumps and pull it off succesfully. Dreamworks/Universal Pictures. What the fuck is YOUR problem?? I am curious why the Ifb doesn’t want Christians to go to the movie theatre? I didn’t understand the extremes of it and was so glad for makeup, but why yell about it from the pulpit?! They are conservative in their dress: most women still dress in below-knee-length skirts, and the men wear collared shirts. A Warning To Christians. 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