Instruction Through Example
Since Paul is clearly speaking, in a letter, to the church he had set up in Thessalonica, and this epistle seems to be instruction for all of God's children, not just the Thessalonians, then wouldn't Paul's letter to the Corinthians be intended as another instruction to God's people through the example of the church of Corinth?
*head coverings-hair, veiling(garments), or face shielding with the hair--if women are to pray and prophesy "covered" and knowing that Paul has instructed us to "pray without ceasing"(Thes 5:17) then how is it logical to cover our face during prayer or prophesying? I understand that we are to pray 'in secret' and 'behind closed doors/in a closet', etc but that would be impossible to do literally all the time since we have basic needs and our family needs our attention so I believe Christ meant for his children to pray in silence and without a display like 'others' do, so in that way we are able to pray anywhere we are, within our own mind and therefore if we were hanging our heads enough to cover our face then it would be obvious that we were praying and that wouldn't be much of a secret would it? And prophesying to our children and with our sisters would be very impractical with a covered face even more so! Is our hair not the covering Paul is referring to then?..and if not then should we be veiling our heads?
*The Lord's Supper/Passover-a symbol of our acceptance of Salvation through Christ or also an actual communion meant to be observed, or are we at least given liberty to decide if we feel compelled to honor Christ with communion?
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