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Dressing our children

Submitted: 1/28/2005
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Question: I know that Pentecostal women wear dresses or skirts, and modest clothing. One thing I don't understand is why women will let their young daughters, ages birth to around 6 or 7 years, wear pants in public. Does that not teach a double standard? Why is it okay for girls to wear pants when they are young, but not when they are older? Thanks

Answer: We have no way of knowing why people do the things they do. Perhaps they have not been taught properly. Perhaps they do not appreciate the importance of teaching children while they are young. Who can say? Obviously you understand that God's ideas about how His people should dress pertain to all ages. The Bible says, 'Even a child is known by his deeds, whether what he does is pure and right' (Proverbs 20:11). Thanks for participating on our website.