Monday, 3 February 2014

Christians & Fashion

When I think fashion, I think fresh, edgy, creative, original and expensive. Unfortunately, we often focus on the negative aspects assumed about fashion: body image, classicism, gender issues, and high-maintenance personalities. When we think of Christians and fashion, it’s easy to think of women in crew necks, ugly stereotypes and condescending lectures about modesty and jewellery. Christianity and fashion share a rocky relationship but what if said that this isn't the relationship God designed the church to have with fashion.

Most people don’t think of the runway leading up to church. But why not?! Why can’t children of God set the standard for the rest of the world in fashion as well as faith? I'm not trying to be like the world, I just want to be fashionable while I play a role in changing it...

The main question is "should we care about the clothes we wear?" Of course we should. There is not a square inch of our lives including our closets with which God is not concerned. Even more, he cares about the heart behind what you wear, about whether your wardrobe reveals the presence of "worldliness or godliness".

Although  it's not a sin for us to arraign ourselves in designer clothes, it's infinitely more important that we adorn ourselves with the whole armour of God. Beautiful clothing is not sinful. Some people would contradict this by quoting 

Peter does not condemn wearing jewellery or nice clothing. No, he condemns women who wear beautiful things to hide their ugly character. He is encouraging all of us to focus on our hearts before our closets. This does not mean having a fine closet is sinful. That would be suggesting that money is evil, simply because it is often the root of evil. No, money is a neutral thing, that can be use for good or evil. Likewise, our clothing is a neutral thing, it can be used for good or evil.

What are you thoughts about Christians and Fashion? Please leave your comments below.
Until next time...
Have a blessed day...

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