Men With Long Hair - Is It Biblical? 
Bodi Hodge, M.S.

Text passages are color coded as NIV in red, KJV in blue, and NASB in green.
Hair - why is it that over the past 4000 years men commonly had hair that was at least shoulder length but now in the past 100 years it has become 'style' to have hair the length of a sheared sheep and men who still have hair are looked down upon?  I don't get it.  Ever since the world's troops went through 2 world wars and began shaving their heads to reduce lice and disease does not mean we have that problem if we keep ourselves well-groomed and out of trenches.

As a Christian, the Bible is the standard to look to for correcting themselves.  It is a powerful book that is the written Word of God.  It is the most criticized book in all of history and has stood up scientifically, philosophically, and archaeologically.  There has never been a valid contradiction in its pages.

2 Timothy 3
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,

2 Timothy 3
16   All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

2 Timothy 3
16   All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;

The Bible has quite a number of verses regarding hair.  The Bible was written over the period of about 1500 years by over 40 different authors.  Parts of it were written well over 3300 years ago.  It is some of the oldest documented writings in written history.
Now, let’s evaluate the Biblical passages to determine the overall Biblical view of hair length on a man.

Leviticus 10
6 Then Moses said to Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, “Do not let your hair become unkempt, and do not tear your clothes…

Leviticus 10
6   And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Uncover not your heads, neither rend your clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the people: but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which the LORD hath kindled.

Leviticus 10
6   Then Moses said to Aaron and to his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, "Do not uncover your heads nor tear your clothes, so that you will not die and that He will not become wrathful against all the congregation. But your kinsmen, the whole house of Israel, shall bewail the burning which the LORD has brought about.

Here, Moses is speaking to the priests (not priests in the Catholic sense but Levites) who were under particular care of the Temple.  He informs them that they are to have their hair kept in order. defines unkempt as:

a. Not combed: unkempt hair.
           b. Not properly maintained; disorderly or untidy: an unkempt garden.

The Hebrew word for ‘uncover’ is 06544 ‘paw-rah’

Its definition is as follows.

1) to lead, act as leader
2) to let go, let loose, ignore, let alone
2a) (Qal)
2a1) to let go, let loose
2a2) to let alone, avoid, neglect

So we know that the Jewish priests were to have their hair orderly.  They were not to let their hair be ‘let loose’ or ‘neglected’.  Thus they are to take care of it.   With respect to people other than the Levite priests, Isaiah gives us insight.

Isaiah 3
24 Instead of fragrance there will be a stench; instead of a sash, a rope; instead of well-dressed hair, baldness; instead of fine clothing, sackcloth; instead of beauty, branding.

Isaiah 3
24   And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.

Isaiah 3
24   Now it will come about that instead of sweet perfume there will be putrefaction; Instead of a belt, a rope; Instead of well-set hair, a plucked-out scalp; Instead of fine clothes, a donning of sackcloth; And branding instead of beauty.

The difference between here and Leviticus 10 is that Leviticus 10 was speaking to the Levite priests and Isaiah speaks to the rest.  Isaiah is referring figuratively to those who will receive judgment instead of a blessing.  A blessing is equated with well-dressed hair and a curse is equated with baldness.

Leviticus 14
2 “These are the regulations for the diseased person at the time of his ceremonial cleansing, when he is brought to the priest:

8 “The person to be cleansed must wash his clothes, shave off all his hair and bathe with water; then he will be ceremonially clean. After this he may come into the camp, but he must stay outside his tent for seven days.
9 On the seventh day he must shave off all his hair; he must shave his head, his beard, his eyebrows and the rest of his hair. He must wash his clothes and bathe himself with water, and he will be clean.

Leviticus 14
8   And he that is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he may be clean: and after that he shall come into the camp, and shall tarry abroad out of his tent seven days.
9   But it shall be on the seventh day, that he shall shave all his hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair he shall shave off: and he shall wash his clothes, also he shall wash his flesh in water, and he shall be clean.

Leviticus 14
8   "The one to be cleansed shall then wash his clothes and shave off all his hair and bathe in water and be clean. Now afterward, he may enter the camp, but he shall stay outside his tent for seven days.
9   "It will be on the seventh day that he shall shave off all his hair: he shall shave his head and his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair. He shall then wash his clothes and bathe his body in water and be clean.

When a person is sick or diseased, they are to shave their head and all other hair on their body to become clean again.  This is understandable in the medical sense because many diseases caused by bacteria, fungus, and small animals could be shielded by hair and thrives due to it (such as lice).  This is a major reason people in trenches in the World Wars cut their hair to reduce lice.  The Bible enlightened them to this process and it helped tremendously.  In fact, the U.S. military now requires their subjects to keep their hair at a minimum due to the World Wars’ situation and to keep the troops prepared for such future events.

From this passage, it is easy to see that short or even shaven hair on a man is not a sin, but is often a symbol of a recovery from uncleanness.   This is part of a passage that the Lord told Moses to speak to the entire assembly of Israel.

Leviticus 19
27 “‘Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.

Leviticus 19
27   Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

Leviticus 19
27   You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads nor harm the edges of your beard.

The Hebrew word for ‘round off’ is 05362 'naqaph naw-kaf’. It definition is below

1) to strike, strike off
1a) (Piel) to strike off skin
2) to go around, compass, round
2a) (Qal) to go around
2b) (Hiphil)
2b1) to go around, surround, encompass, enclose
2b2) to make the round, complete the circuit
2b3) to make round, round off

This verse yields some light as to length of hair that is acceptable.  When God spoke to Moses He said that the hair on the sides of your head shouldn’t be stricken.  This can allow the hair to get quite long on the sides.

It also brings up the question, “which sides?”  The verse could easily indicate all sides but this may be going too far.  The Israelites, obviously knew what God meant. Please see the following article and Egyptian art indicating the styles of Hebrew hair.

They grew the hair out of the sides (right and left and back side) of their head.  Some had a curly type of hair; some had hair that was straight.  What is interesting is that hair length (shaved or not cut at all) is not a factor of sin.

Matthew 5
17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.

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.
18   For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Matthew 5
17   "Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.
18   "For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

Jesus said that he came to fulfill the Law, which meant he lived it perfectly where no person could.  Thus, he didn’t cut the hair on the sides of his head.  Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament Law by letting his hair on the sides of head grow.

Had he not, then He didn’t fulfill the Law.  Jesus, being God, cannot sin against his Own Word in Leviticus.  Therefore, to fulfill the Law, he had to have long hair in order to be God, the Son.

Numbers 6
2 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘If a man or woman wants to make a special vow, a vow of separation to the LORD as a Nazirite,

Numbers 6
4 As long as he is a Nazirite, he must not eat anything that comes from the grapevine, not even the seeds or skins.
5 “‘During the entire period of his vow of separation no razor may be used on his head. He must be holy until the period of his separation to the LORD is over; he must let the hair of his head grow long.

Numbers 6
4   All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk.
5   All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head: until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separateth himself unto the LORD, he shall be holy, and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow.

Numbers 6
4   'All the days of his separation he shall not eat anything that is produced by the grape vine, from the seeds even to the skin.
5   'All the days of his vow of separation no razor shall pass over his head. He shall be holy until the days are fulfilled for which he separated himself to the LORD; he shall let the locks of hair on his head grow long.

Here, anyone who makes a vow to God becomes a Nazirite.  When one becomes a Nazirite then they are not to cut their hair.  It is to grow long.  This is a symbol of the vow taken to God.  As a Christian, one who sees someone with long hair should first consider the possibility that the person is devoted to God via a special vow.

When one becomes a Nazirite, they give up all things made with grapes including wine. Also they are not be in the presence of a dead body (unless he/she were the one responsible for making it a dead body as Samson was prone to doing). And finally, they are to let their hair grow during the duration of the vow.

Samson is perhaps the most famous Nazirite. He had long hair.

Judges 16
13 Delilah then said to Samson, “Until now, you have been making a fool of me and lying to me. Tell me how you can be tied.” He replied, “If you weave the seven braids of my head into the fabric on the loom and tighten it with the pin, I’ll become as weak as any other man.” So while he was sleeping, Delilah took the seven braids of his head, wove them into the fabric

19 Having put him to sleep on her lap, she called a man to shave off the seven braids of his hair, and so began to subdue him. And his strength left him.

Judges 16
13   And Delilah said unto Samson, Hitherto thou hast mocked me, and told me lies: tell me wherewith thou mightest be bound. And he said unto her, If thou weavest the seven locks of my head with the web.

19   And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him.

Judges 16
13   Then Delilah said to Samson, "Up to now you have deceived me and told me lies; tell me how you may be bound." And he said to her, "If you weave the seven locks of my hair with the web and fasten it with a pin, then I will become weak and be like any other man."

19   She made him sleep on her knees, and called for a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his hair. Then she began to afflict him, and his strength left him.

Every Christian should recall the great Samson.  He was a judge and was set-aside to God.  He had hair of great length and the strength of many men and the Lord was with him. He was a Nazirite with long hair and it pleased God.   His strength left him because God left him when his hair was cut, breaking the Nazirite vow.

At the end of a Nazirite vow, the hair is to be shaved and offered as a sacrifice to God similar to a grain or an animal sacrifice because it is something of value that you will lose for the sake of God.

Now, a logical question comes up.  Should a Christian take a vow to God or was this done away with when Jesus resurrected?
Well let’s look at Paul.

Acts 18
18 Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Then he left the brothers and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchrean because of a vow he had taken.

Acts 18
18   And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow.

Acts 18
18   Paul, having remained many days longer, took leave of the brethren and put out to sea for Syria, and with him were Priscilla and Aquila. In Cenchrea he had his hair cut, for he was keeping a vow.

Here, Paul had his hair cut due to a vow.  He made a vow and thus became a Nazirite.  This vow made him a Nazirite because it was a vow to God.  Once the vow was complete he was required to cut his hair as to complete the Nazirite vow. It is pretty obvious then that he let his hair grow during the duration of the vow.

Therefore, one can make a vow to God even after Jesus’ resurrection.    Again, the Bible is clear the God doesn’t equate long hair on a man with sin.

Next, we move to another character in the Old Testament – Absalom.

2 Samuel 14
25 In all Israel there was not a man so highly praised for his handsome appearance as Absalom. From the top of his head to the sole of his foot there was no blemish in him.
26 Whenever he cut the hair of his head — he used to cut his hair from time to time when it became too heavy for him — he would weigh it, and its weight was two hundred shekels [That is, about 5 pounds (about 2.3 kilograms)] by the royal standard.

2 Samuel 14
25   But in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him.
26   And when he polled his head, (for it was at every year's end that he polled it: because the hair was heavy on him, therefore he polled it:) he weighed the hair of his head at two hundred shekels after the king's weight.

2 Samuel 14
25   Now in all Israel was no one as handsome as Absalom, so highly praised; from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no defect in him.
26   When he cut the hair of his head (and it was at the end of every year that he cut it, for it was heavy on him so he cut it), he weighed the hair of his head at 200 shekels by the king's weight. Absalom had no blemish.  God records that the hair he had was also handsome.  The hair had great length and when it was cut back, the clippings weighed more than 5 pounds!!

The Bible is clear that God regarded Absalom as beautiful and without a physical defect or blemish.  If God truly regarded long hair on a man as unclean or sinful, then why would He say this?

God is being very clear that long hair is a sign of beauty.  God, being the creator, said Absalom’s hair was beautiful and his hair was handsome.  Who are we to argue with a perfect God?

Another famous character in the Old Testament was Solomon and his wisdom.  He says:

Song of Solomon 5
11 His head is purest gold; his hair is wavy and black as a raven.

Song of Solomon 5
11   His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven.

Song of Solomon 5
11   "His head is like gold, pure gold; His locks are like clusters of dates And black as a raven.

Solomon agreed that hair was common in length when referring to men.  Wavy hair means that it was long enough to develop the wave and it was compared to gold…something very valuable. This verse affirms the rest of the Biblical passages we have discussed referring to men’s hair length that God doesn’t look down upon it but actually compares it to something of value.

Ezekiel 44
15 “‘But the priests, who are Levites and descendants of Zadok and who faithfully carried out the duties of my sanctuary when the Israelites went astray from me, are to come near to minister before me; they are to stand before me to offer sacrifices of fat and blood, declares the Sovereign LORD.

Ezekiel 44
 20 “‘They must not shave their heads or let their hair grow long, but they are to keep the hair of their heads trimmed.

Ezekiel 44
20   Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only poll their heads.

Ezekiel 44
20   "Also they shall not shave their heads, yet they shall not let their locks grow long; they shall only trim the hair of their heads.

Here, another command is given to the Levite priests, specifically the descendants of Zadok.  They are not to shave their head nor let their hair get long. Please note that I am not a Jew nor of a division of the Jews known as the Levites nor a descendant of Zadok.  I am a gentile Christian, thus, not commanded to follow this rule or others referring strictly to the Levite priests.

The verse, though, that I do hear the most is:

1 Corinthians 11
14 Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him,

1 Corinthians 11
14   Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?

1 Corinthians 11
14   Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him...

This always intrigued me because the rest of the Bible teaches the splendor of hair on both men and women.  What Paul does here is simple: He asks a question. Most people don’t realize that this is a question.  Fewer people still realize that Paul continues and answer this question.

Most people I know do not quote the question but just this portion:

if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him

They preach this line as if it is a command but the problem is that it is part of a question…not a statement and definitely not a command.

Let’s evaluate the context of this passage:

1 Corinthians 11
13 Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
14 Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him,
15 but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering.
16 If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice — nor do the churches of God

1 Corinthians 11
13   Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?
14   Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
15   But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
16   But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.

1 Corinthians 11
13   Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
14   Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him,
15   but if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her? For her hair is given to her for a covering.
16   But if one is inclined to be contentious, we have no other practice, nor have the churches of God..

The Greek word for ‘nature’ in this passage is: 5449 'phusis foo’-sis'.

1) nature
1a) the nature of things, the force, laws, order of nature
1a) as opposed to what is monstrous, abnormal, perverse
1b) as opposed what has been produced by the art of man: the natural branches, i.e. branches by the operation of nature
1b) birth, physical origin
1c) a mode of feeling and acting which by long habit has become nature
1d) the sum of innate properties and powers by which one person differs from others, distinctive native peculiarities, natural characteristics: the natural strength, ferocity, and intractability of beasts

The first thing I want you to realize is that ‘nature’ is not God and the definition is clear that it isn’t.  Therefore, this teaching from ‘nature’ is not from God but from elsewhere.

When I read the Bible passage discussing what ‘nature’ is teaching I see two questions?

1. Does the very nature of things teach you that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory?
2. Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him?

So the entire validity of these statements depends if the ‘nature of things’ is trustworthy or not.

So let’s evaluate if it is proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? How does Paul answer in verse 15?

He says emphatically that her hair was given to her as a covering thus NOT her ‘glory’. So ‘nature’ or the ‘nature of things’ is wrong.   So, why would anyone trust ‘nature’ when we know that Paul said it was wrong?

The answer to the overall question is 'yes she should have her head covered but not necessarily with a hat but simply with her hair.’  God already covered her head.  Paul also continues, with respect to the issue of women and a covering, that the church has no other teaching (1 Corinthians 11:16).

Paul asks, “Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory?”  Well, Paul answers the question so it is not rhetorical.   He answers the question in the latter part of verse 15… No, it is not her glory but it is given to her for a covering.

Therefore, the ‘nature of things’ misled people to improperly answer such things as ‘God gave her hair for her glory’ but this was the wrong way to think. Paul’s conclusion is logical since the creation (nature) has been cursed in Genesis 3 and Romans 8.  Therefore, nothing in ‘nature’ should ever be trusted over God’s Word.   One should always go to God’s Word for the answer instead of relying on what ‘nature’ teaches.

Since the ‘nature of things’ was wrong, there is no reason to trust it when it speaks on men’s hair length.  The very ‘nature of things’ teaches that long hair on a man is a disgrace but as Paul indicates…the ‘nature of things’ is not the correct way to think.  Now, when you read this passage in context, it makes sense with other passages in the Old and New Testaments.

The ‘nature of things’ seems to be man-made ideals.  They are not from God because God is never wrong. We should always develop our thinking from the Bible and not take man’s ideas to the Bible.  Paul indicated that the ‘nature of things’ was wrong in its philosophy. The verses above did not say anything about God saying that it was a disgrace for a man to have long hair but that ‘nature’ was wrong.

Psalms 118
8 It is better to trust in God than to trust in men.

Psalm 118
8   It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

Psalm 118
8  It is better to take refuge in the LORD  Than to trust in man.

Paul asks the question and then answers it saying that that it is the wrong way to think.  So if Christians want to take verses out of context then they are not acting Christian-like and need to be corrected.  Therefore, no Christian, according to the Bible, should object to a man having long hair.  If they do, they either don’t understand the Scriptures, simply choose not to follow them, or believe in man-made ideals such as the ‘nature of things’ instead.

The primary reason a Christian would say such things as ‘it is a disgrace for a man to have long hair’ is due to their presuppositions.  They first believe that it is a disgrace then they try to force this belief into the Bible.

They should start their thinking with the Bible instead of starting their thinking with man’s ideas.  An ideal Christian would have God’s ideas as a presupposition instead of man’s ideas.

The Bible even warns that people would begin to believe man’s hollow philosophies instead of God’s Word (Christ’s Word).  Please see:

Colossians 2
8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.

Colossians 2
8   Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Colossians 2
8   See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.

Sadly, many people try to state that the Bible can be interpreted any way they like.  Thus, they say they don’t have to follow the plain interpretation of 1 Corinthians 11:13-16.  They claim that the plain reading isn’t correct and that the portion of the question can be taken as a command. This is a clear indication that they have compromised the Bible. In essence, they are taking man’s ideas and elevating them to the status of God’s Word. This is a fallacy.

However, this is in direct violation of how God, through Paul, tells us how to interpret the Bible.  Please see:

2 Corinthians 4
2 Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 4
2   But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 4
2   but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

Paul is clear that we are not to use deception nor distort the Word of God.  On the contrary to these deceptions and distortions, we are to set forth the truth plainly or straightforwardly. This is confirmed in Proverbs 8:8-9.

Proverbs 8
8 All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse.
9 To the discerning all of them are right; they are faultless to those who have knowledge.

Proverbs 8
8   All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.
9   They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

Proverbs 8
8    "All the utterances of my mouth are in righteousness; There is nothing crooked or perverted in them.
9   "They are all straightforward to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge.

Some have commented that the verse in Leviticus 19, either no longer applies or should be interpreted in a manner inconsistent with its reading.  However, again they would be using a deceptive philosophy and trying to force their belief into the Bible.

In fact, Moses confirms that the Leviticus passage is written clearly and no strange interpretations need to be applied.  Please see:

Deuteronomy 27
8 And you shall write very clearly all the words of this law on these stones you have set up."

Deuteronomy 27
8   And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law very plainly.

Deuteronomy 27
8   "You shall write on the stones all the words of this law very distinctly."

The ‘law’ is Genesis through Deuteronomy.  This means that Leviticus 19:27 is written straightforward and clear.  The passage means what it says.  The Bible is consistent when you trust its plain meaning from beginning to end.

If one consistently uses Scripture to interpret Scripture and not man’s ideas to interpret Scripture, then that person is ready to learn from God instead of trying to tell God what they think.

The root of the problem seems to be that not all Christians trust the Bible.  There are three classes of ‘Christians’ that I have observed.

There are those who trust God’s Word and start their thinking from the Bible instead of taking any other beliefs to the Bible.  These Christians are called Biblical Christians.  This is the type of Christian that one should strive to be.  They trust God’s Word (the original autographs) and they use the Bible to correct themselves as they grow in their Christian lives. Don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t mean they are perfect.

The next class of Christians are those who take some of man’s ideas and mix them with the Bible.  These people are called Compromised Christians.  They have their own beliefs and take them and force them into the Bible someplace either by strange interpretations or by simply ignoring passages in the Bible. Many times they are unaware that they have been compromised.  These people don’t always accept the Bible for correcting themselves, but instead take the Bible and interpret it in a strange fashion to fit with their preconceived beliefs.  This is not the type of Christian one should be.  These people are still Christians but they need to learn to trust the Bible in all areas instead of just 'some' areas.

The final group is non-Biblical Christians.  They call themselves Christians but have little to no respect for the Bible’s teachings or Christ.  They trust their own views as truth instead of the Bible.  So really they aren’t Christians but they want to be associated with the name.  For example, if one is born into a Christian family but reject the Bible and Christ they may keep their family happy by calling themselves ‘Christians’. This is not type of Christian represented in the Bible.

I will let you judge for yourself which you are.  As a hint, if you are a Biblical Christian, then you probably have absolutely no problem with issue of men’s hair.  The Bible is clear and since a Biblical Christian starts their thinking from the Bible, then you were probably already aware of its teaching on this.

If you are a Compromised Christian, then the issue of men’s hair may be a stumbling block. In fact, this is probably a rude awakening.  It is sometimes hard to align yourself with the Bible after believing something for so long. I want to encourage you to trust the Bible in all areas, not just specific areas.

I also want to encourage you to search the Scriptures as the noble Bereans did.  They were commended for studying the Scriptures to verify a teaching.  If men’s hair length is a problem for you, then search it yourself in the Bible.  Remember, not to take your own views to the Bible but let the Bible teach you.

If you are a non-Biblical Christian, I want to encourage you to trust the Bible.  I know you probably have numerous questions standing between you and your acceptance of the Bible.  So I want to direct you to a site that answers the most-asked questions regarding the Bible and offers a defense of it.  Here is the link to the Answers in Genesis Q&A section:

I also want to encourage you to check out the Tektonics site that answers alleged Biblical contradictions:

I pray this helps and have a great day, God bless

Bodi Hodge
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