Men with long hair is something some Christians don't like at all. So I thought I'd have to cover this issue to get rid of all misconceptions concerning this by some so controversial issue.

Some even say that it's unbiblical to have long hair and refer to the verse <1 Corinthians 11:14> that saids: Does not even nature itself teach you, that if a man has long hair, it's a shame unto him?

BUT to understand this scripture we need to understand what the situation was like in Corinth. At that time Corinth was known for it's immorality and perversity and significant for the men that were prostituted/homosexual were that they had long hair. Paul that wrote this letter didn't want the men in the church to be taken for perverted and that's why he wrote these words.

For more information about how the situation was in Corinth see the articles on the bottom of this page.

So this is NOT God's commandment to all people throughout all times, but Paul's SPECIAL ADVICE for the people in Corinth, at that time!

Another interesting thing is that the prostitutes in Corinth had short hair (and were the only ones in Corinth that did not cover their heads) and Paul didn't want the people in church to be taken for whores so that's why he told the females in church to not cut their hair off. <1 Corinthians 11:6> Again that was Paul's SPECIAL ADVICE for the women in Corinth in that time and NOT God's commandment to all Christians throughout all times.

With this thing clarified, let's look into another scripture that talks about long hair. <Numbers 6:1-5>

The LORD said to Moses, "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, he must abstain from wine and other fermented drink and must not drink vinegar made from wine or from other fermented drink. He must not drink grape juice or eat grapes or raisins.

As long as he is a Nazirite, he must not eat anything that comes from the grapevine, not even the seeds or skins. 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.

This scripture talks about the Nazirites. The Nazirites were people that had devoted themselves to God and given Him a pledge. As a sign of their pledge they didn't drank wine and they LET THEIR HAIR GROW LONG!! Yeah, they let their hair grow long and their long hair was the outer sign to people around them that they had devoted themselves to God. Their long hair was the SIGN OF HOLINESS to speak clear!

Samson was a Nazirite from the moment he was born. He let his hair grow and didn't cut it, and through God that was a source of his strength. <Judges 13:5, 16:19> But when he played with his annointing and cut his hair he immediately loosed his strength. <Judges 16:19> Another man in the Bible that seems to have been a Nazirite was the prophet Samuel. <1 Samuel 1:11>

So here we see that God have nothing against long hair. The Bible also saids clearly that God doesn't look on our outer look but He looks at our hearts! <1 Samuel 16:7> So God doesn't care if you have long or short hair, what's important isn't your hairlength but that you are living for Him.

To sum it up we can see that God have nothing against men having long hair. So if you want to look real Metal, do as the Nazirites, grow your hair out and grow it long!


Hair Length for Men How Short or How Long?
Commentary on First Corinthians
Should men have long hair?
Is it a shame for men to have long hair?
Wild Hair and Gender Equality in 1 Corinthians 11:216

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