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Pentecostal Women have Long Hair

God numbers every hair on your head ( Matt 10:30 ). That much is agreed upon by all Christian denominations. But Pentecostals have a unique belief about those hairs on your head: we believe that God has some special instructions for them. Specifically, we believe that God asks males have a short, decent haircut; for the females, we teach that they not cut or shorten their hair in any way. This seems like an odd statement: that The LORD of all creation cares about your hair length. But in this blog, I'm going to tackle what The Bible says on this most interesting subject. How long is long? There is a fascinating passage in the New Testament about hair. It is found in the letters of The Apostle Paul. If you did not grow up in the Pentecostal church, you may have never heard this preached or expounded. " Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.  But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth

Ambient Sin

You're working at an airport. You throw bags into the luggage carrier and bus them into and out of different flights. Extremely loud sounds of planes taking off and landing blast from every angle. Lunchtime comes around and you walk into the employee lounge, but you can barely hear the conversations of your coworkers. The problem? You just exited an area with a high degree of AMBIENT NOISE , and it has desensitized you to the voices speaking in your immediate vicinity. You're in a bright room. Light is all around you. Suddenly you walk outside and it's night-time. You can't see a thing; your eyes must adjust. The problem is the room you just exited had too much  ambient lighting . Ambient noise. Ambient lighting. The noise & the light in your immediate environment. You get used to them, and forget that they're even there. If you have them close to you long enough, they desensitize you to softer voices and dimmer lights around you. Stay around the noise