This is a critique I wrote of an email a reader received some years ago. It probably will not end the way you expect, so please don’t make assumptions going into it. :-) This is a long article, but I hope that someone will be helped.
One of our readers received a letter from a friend in which the friend was giving a lot of excuses as her justification to wear pants. They include what appears to be her own inventions and probably things that someone who has "freedom in Christ" spoon fed her. Based on the title of this article, you may have come here expecting something different from what you are actually going to read. The point here is not the "pants on women" issue. It's a lot bigger than that. Please don't get sidetracked on that issue and miss the main point. The main point is that a lot people are messing with scripture, misinterpreting it and actually calling God a liar in order to avoid dealing with the subject of modesty in general. Please consider carefully where you are getting the justification for you own "liberty" in regards to not only dress, but also any other areas of life. We may all be guilty at times of redefining scripture to excuse ourselves of sin or carelessness.
My replies in purple Arial font follow the statements made by the woman which are preceded by >>. Her spelling has been left intact for the most part.
>> How do I explain old covenants and new covenants to you? There are
>> SEVERAL covenants in the bible...did you know that? Each time a new
>> covenant was made, the "rules" changed.
This is not true. If you study the covenants of the Bible you will find that some of them are built upon the others. This is true of the New Testament covenant. It is built on the Old Testament law, for the law is our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ. Galatians 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. If we did not have the O.T. law of Moses' covenant, we would not know what sin was. If we did not have the prophetic aspects of those covenants we would not know what it was that Christ came to fulfill. Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. Hebrews 10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.