A Look at Head Coverings
The subject of head coverings as taught in 1 Corinthians 11 is certainly one of the most debated issues today. Since it came up at a bible study I attended this morning it seems a good idea to post a study I did on this subject a few years ago. This subject has divided believers and caused persecution for those who hold to it. Please let me say at the start, that I believe in head coverings for today, but let me also say that I also believe that a woman should never be ordered to wear her head covered as a necessary thing before being accepted in a church. No, I believe a woman needs to read and dwell upon the verses in 1 Corinthians 11, and come to her own understanding, which I firmly believe is the truth being taught here, that, since Paul has written this letter to the church at Corinth and other ordinances are taught here also, the headcovering is to be worn in the meetings of the church.
I believe the key to understanding head coverings comes from verses 2-8:
2) Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.
Paul is extolling the believers in the Corinthian church to remember his teachings in all things, to keep the ordinances that Paul has given them through the leading of the Holy Spirit.
3) But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
Paul teaches them that God is the head of the Lord Jesus Christ, that the Lord Jesus Christ is the head of every man, and that man is the head of the woman.