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Redva 

In obedience to God because we love Him? So I ask again is it to much to ask the man to cut his locks? I have posted the Quote from COL a few times already that tells us what God has done for us, It seems like Rabbit do only think it is a small matter if any at all. 

Lazarus,

If that were the case, John the Baptist would have had to have a barbers chair by the river. I'm sure most who were baptized by him had long locks in those days.

Christ wants us to come as we are. Conversion is when we turn our life around and start making the necessary changes. Not when we have completed the process. The Holy Spirit will help with the locks if deemed necessary.

OK Keith 

Its time to grow long Hair I suppose so we all can be nazarenes. To me the Nazarene was called by God, not us telling God what He must do. It would be helpful if you read your Bible so you know what we are talking about. 

DO you know who this is? Are you saying that if you are called of god long hair is OK?

Just suppose a person has never known the Lord, accepts Him as his savior. He is told he must become like Jesus, but must shave his head before the Lord will accept him.

Apparently  the style of the day was for men to have long hair. At least that's the way most historical paintings are portrayed.

I'm not suggesting you grow your hair long, but for a person that loves the Lord and repents, and asks to be baptized, for the remission of his sins, who are we to say NO when Christ has already said come to me as you are!

The guy was a rastafarian

Lazarus,

Its time to grow long Hair I suppose so we all can be nazarenes. To me the Nazarene was called by God, not us telling God what He must do.

Christ was a Nazarene: Was He a Nazarite also?

Nazarene
[ ˈnazəˌrēn ]
NOUN
noun: Nazarene · plural noun: Nazarenes
  1. a native or inhabitant of Nazareth.
  • Jesus Christ.
  • (chiefly in Jewish or Muslim use) a Christian.
  • a member of an early sect or faction of Jewish Christians, especially one in 4th-century Syria using an Aramaic version of the Gospels and observing much of the Jewish law.
  • a member of the Church of the Nazarene, a Christian Protestant denomination originating in the American holiness movement.
  1. a member of a group of German painters working mainly in Rome who from 1809 sought to revive the art and techniques of medieval Germany and early Renaissance Italy.
Was Christ a Nazarite?
Nazarite:nazirite or nazarite, (in Hebrew: נזיר, nazir), refers to one who voluntarily took a vow described in Numbers 6:1–21. "Nazarite" comes from the Hebrew word nazir meaning "consecrated" or "separated".[1] This vow required the man or woman to:
  • Abstain from wine, wine vinegar, grapes, raisins, intoxicating liquors,[2] vinegar distilled from such substances,[3] and eating or drinking any substance that contains any trace of grapes.[4]
  • Refrain from cutting the hair on one's head; but to allow the locks of the head's hair to grow.[5]
  • Not to become ritually impure by contact with corpses or graves, even those of family members.[6]

After following these requirements for a designated period of time (which would be specified in the individual's vow), the person would immerse in a mikveh and make three offerings: a lamb as a burnt offering (olah), an ewe as a sin-offering (hatat), and a ram as a peace offering (shelamim), in addition to a basket of unleavened bread, grain offerings and drink offerings, which accompanied the peace offering. They would also shave their head in the outer courtyard of the Temple (the Jerusalem Temple for Judaism) and then place the hair on the same fire as the peace offering. (Numbers 6:18)

The nazirite is described as being "holy unto YHWH" (Numbers 6:8), yet at the same time must bring a sin offering. This has led to divergent approaches to the nazirite in the Talmud, and later authorities, with some viewing the nazirite as an ideal, and others viewing him as a sinner.

In Modern Hebrew the word "nazir" is commonly used for monks, both Christian and Buddhist - this meaning having largely displaced the original Biblical meaning

Yes, but the guy is a rastafarian and his hair is significant 

Yes Keith as usual you miss read my post. Newer mind Let us all grow long hair and wear skirts so the Dreadlocks can feel right at home.

Lazarus,

You post said nothing about wearing skirts, or being made to feel at home.

OK Keith 

Its time to grow long Hair I suppose so we all can be nazarenes. To me the Nazarene was called by God, not us telling God what He must do. It would be helpful if you read your Bible so you know what we are talking about. 

Newer mind Keith It seems like you do not see anything wrong in the blurring of the appearance of men and women. This probably has something to do with the American culture. 

This is Lehcar's husband again.   Please look at the premise of the candidate for baptism.  He is the fruit, or he has made a decision to be baptized.  How can a crusade be done in which the speaker is not an ordained minister?  We have the "VOICE OF YOUTH," an Adventist Youth activity, where the speakers (preachers), are youthful members of the local church.  At the end of the crusade, the local district leader, who is not yet ordained, and the  local church are glad for the decisions which their regular listeners had made.  Under such circumstances, a request is forward to the local conference for baptism.  (Yours truly happens to be the Youth Director of the conference).  This is oftentimes the background for the many baptisms I have officiated.  The churches concerned are prayerfully informed of their responsibility to NURTURE the "baby members".  I have not baptized members into the SDA church without going through the above processes.

Osing 

So is the youth exempt from cutting their hair? What do you teach them before Baptism? Do you ever mention the agony the Pain the Suffering and the sacrifice both Christ and God did for salvation to be possible? I find this attitude a bit disturbing. Seems its all about getting the numbers. 

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