Is It Wrong for Men to Have Long Hair?

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TylerR's picture

Editor

Oh, no ...

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?

Bert Perry's picture

....John E.  :^)

Seriously, fairly evenhanded, and I say that as a guy who, in his high & tight flat-top days, would quote 1 Cor. 11:14 with glee to the more hirsute.

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

Jim's picture

TylerR wrote:

Oh, no ...

Because it is controversy Monday!!! John MacArthur, Accreditation, Long Hair, KJV, Drinking, Movies and Pants on Women ... all on the same day!!

It's the fundamentalist version of ....

John E.'s picture

My hair is NOT long. The rest of you just have extra-short hair, especially Ron Bean. 

My senior pastor likes the length of my hair because it amuses him that people who want our church to use drums when we sing assume that I agree with them and come to me first to plead their cause.

TylerR's picture

Editor

I shave my head because "every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head," (1 Cor 11:4). I take the Bible very seriously.

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?

TylerR's picture

Editor

You're right. That was a powerful and mighty sermon. I feel the Spirit convicting me even now ...

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?

Ron Bean's picture

It's great to be old......and bald! I  first heard Dr. Barber preach this powerful exposition over 35 years ago! It finally convicted Dr. Bob Jones Jr. and Dr. Bob Jones III to put their hairpieces on the altar! DB Jr.used to defend himself by saying that his was artificial hair but that's even worse!

"Some things are of that nature as to make one's fancy chuckle, while his heart doth ache." John Bunyan

John E.'s picture

Can we compromise? If I put my hair in a man-bun, will that satisfy the "spirit" of G.I. Barber's hairology? I mean, my hair will be off my shoulders. 

TylerR's picture

Editor

From this powerful sermon:

I tell ya the truth, brothers, if we're ever gonna have revival in America, we gotta get back to these precious truths. We gotta get men to cut their hair! (see 6:20 - 6:50 for context)

and later:

When BOB JONES [shouts this] compromises, there's no hope left! No hope left at all for America ... (14:05 - 14:15)

Bro. Barber was truly a great man of God. He had a special anointing; that's for sure. I'm gonna go online and look for back issues of that great fundamentalist publication, edited by G.I. Barber himself, entitled Scissors of the Lord.

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?

Ron Bean's picture

I think you're OK John.  I was at a church this week (not mine) where I saw a comb over of epic proportions as well as a hairpiece that was only lacking a chin strap.

And Tyler.....I'm pretty sure that anointing was Brylcreem.

"Some things are of that nature as to make one's fancy chuckle, while his heart doth ache." John Bunyan

dgszweda's picture

Yes,

It is such a fashion "faux pas"

Anthony William's picture

TylerR wrote:

From this powerful sermon:

I tell ya the truth, brothers, if we're ever gonna have revival in America, we gotta get back to these precious truths. We gotta get men to cut their hair! (see 6:20 - 6:50 for context)

For real? Men’s haircuts will cause a revival?!  Like a certain Bible translation saves instead of Jesus!

TylerR's picture

Editor

It was a joke

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and an Investigations Manager with a Washington State agency. He's the author of the book What's It Mean to Be a Baptist?