Home About Us Apostolic Free Library Questions & Answers Guestbook Order Online Search The Network

Does not cutting my hair mean I can't shave my legs?

Submitted: 4/5/2006
Post a comment or
ask a follow-up question
Question: I have been told that I should not cut my hair. What about things like shaving my legs and arching my eyebrows? Should I stop doing these things as well? Can you tell me what the Bible says about things like this? Thank you. GOD bless.

Answer: The hair under discussion in 1 Corinthians 11 is the hair on a person's head. Shaving your legs is not related to this issue. As for arching your eyebrows, that is a different matter. Are you really so unhappy with the way God designed your face that you feel you must take matters into your own hands and alter it. We can understanding plucking out hairs that grow where hair normally doesn't grow, but to alter the basic shape and structure of your eyebrows seems to us to be an expression of contempt toward our Creator. We encourage you to learn to be content in your own skin; that is, with the way God made you. You are welcome to make the most of what you have, but why try to make it different from what God has made. You are your most beautiful to the Lord when you present yourself to Him as He made you. Paul said, 'Godliness with contentment is great gain!'