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Title: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Margaret on February 13, 2015, 11:34:13 AM
This is a topic that is lighting up the web these days. Should Christian Women Wear Yoga Pants, or are they a hindrance to men? I value your opinions.
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: SavedByGrace on February 13, 2015, 01:27:41 PM
A Montana Lawmaker Wants To Make It Illegal To Wear Yoga Pants In Public

https://www.yahoo.com/health/a-montana-lawmaker-wants-to-make-it-illegal-to-110812280792.html
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Erik Diamond on February 13, 2015, 03:45:25 PM
As Christian myself, the answer is NO!  I cannot even believe on the number of girls and women wearing one to middle school, high school, church, and in public, even with their parents! 

Women in Christ...the skin-tight yoga pants are actually one of enemies' weapons against Christian modesty. It is the immodest women are an object of temptation for the men (and young boys) around her and could unknowingly lead them astray.  I believe that women MUST cover up so that your brothers in Christ don't lust after your form and therefore sin.

It is time for women of God to start acknowledging their responsibility in this matter, TAKING UP THE CROSS, and honoring God with your clothing.  Stop following the example or FADS of the WORLD and try to justify it with so-called "right" to wear whatever you want.  Do not be deceived. Do you not know that your body belongs to the Lord...and your husband, therefore honor it and set an example to the rebellious world with how YOU honor your body!

Erik
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Reformed Baptist on February 13, 2015, 04:27:15 PM
Erik  :GoodPopst:
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Sue Landow on February 13, 2015, 06:31:16 PM
Have you heard about this Christian woman Veronica Partridge who simply wrote a article saying she would never wear Yoga Pants again because of her Christian modesty belief, and how she has received such vile, hate mail and vilification that she had to write another post to explain herself (if you can believe that). It's a wonder anyone speaks out about anything anymore, with the effect of social media today it's like asking to have your life ruined. A few Christians rally around her, but most are attacking her. I don't get it!
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Theo on February 13, 2015, 07:01:39 PM

I read about that Sue. It's a shame and a disgrace. Especially the Christians arguing with her. Unbelievable!  But that's the world we live in.

But you can't be afraid to take a stand just because you're going to be condemned for it.

 Mt 16:24
 "Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me."

Those words have meaning, it's not just words.
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Philly Dawg on February 14, 2015, 09:37:55 AM
 ;)P It Depends on where they are, in public or private.
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Betty on February 15, 2015, 12:29:13 PM
;)P It Depends on where they are, in public or private.

 :idonotagree:
There's nothing wrong with wearing Yoga pants in public or in private. People just don't like seeing women, especially women who are overweight, in these pants. But that's on them, women should not be condemned because men are dirty minded.  Men just want to blame women because they don't want to admit their own sin, that they are the ones lusting after women's bodies. So they blame the women.

 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1

Women have christian liberty to wear whatever they want so long as it covers their nakedness. Don't get back to legalism.



Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Reformer on February 15, 2015, 02:54:05 PM
The same thing goes for men walking around in speedos or no shirt and tight trunks. Women, or I should say "Christian Women" are obligated to be modest in their dress. We addressed this topic in another thread about modesty. The same thing applies here.

 1Ti 2:9  In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
 10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
 
If a Christian women is wearing a pair of tight yoga pants she is really telling the world that she doesn't really care about the Godly view of modesty. In timothy it is stated the duty of men, and then this duty of women. So it shouldn't be an option, it's actually our duty as Christians. Unfortunately a lot of people (men and women) don't care about Christian duty anymore, it's all about what looks hot on me or what is sexy or what is cool and popular. Sad but true.
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Dana Pescator on February 15, 2015, 06:20:37 PM

There's nothing wrong with wearing Yoga pants in public or in private.

Betty, Betty, Betty.  :-\
  Men are not the cause of women's immorality or immodest apparel. If you want to wear pants that show every curve and crevice of your butt, then just don't call yourself Christian. You'll fit right in with the world.
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Shirley on February 16, 2015, 03:12:10 AM
Great Article!

That Day I Wore Yoga Pants: 5 Myths About Modesty

http://phyliciadelta.com/that-day-i-wore-yoga-pants-5-myths-about-modesty/

by Phylicia
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Terrell Meyer on February 16, 2015, 12:49:41 PM
Nice, intelligent Christian article. Thanks Shirley!
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Betty on February 17, 2015, 05:50:45 AM

There's nothing wrong with wearing Yoga pants in public or in private.

Betty, Betty, Betty.  :-\
  Men are not the cause of women's immorality or immodest apparel. If you want to wear pants that show every curve and crevice of your butt, then just don't call yourself Christian. You'll fit right in with the world.

So I'm judged by men as unchristian because I wear pants? You are unbelievable. You have to buy the clothes that are in style. I don't even think that you can buy what you call modest clothes anymore. They don't make 200 year old western dresses and skirts anymore, which I assume you dirty minded men think women should wear.
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Stan Pat on February 17, 2015, 07:08:58 AM


Christians and Yoga Pants

http://www.sermonaudio.com/playpopup.asp?SID=28151734254

Audio Discussion
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Erik Diamond on February 18, 2015, 07:57:52 PM
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You have to buy the clothes that are in style.

Psalms 119:101-102
I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.
I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.

You obviously do not have a sound judgment when you follow the examples of the world.

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I don't even think that you can buy what you call modest clothes anymore. They don't make 200 year old western dresses and skirts anymore, which I assume you dirty minded men think women should wear.

Are you saying that you must wear a yoga pants because there are no longer stores that sells "200 years old western dresses and shirts" anymore?  LOL!  Maybe you have been shopping with WRONG stores for too long that you thought that the skin-tight style has become more acceptable today.  You should try these stores instead: 

http://www.mikarose.com/

http://www.koshercasual.com/

http://sweetsaltclothing.com/

https://www.urbanmodesty.com/

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which I assume you dirty minded men think women should wear.

As usual, you are basically parroting society and culture, trying to blame men for it.  It is on YOU because taking Christ's name doesn't make anyone a Christian. Living "IN  and FOR" Christ does.  Its's God's definition of modesty in Scripture v.s. the world's definition of "style" in Vogue magazine. 

Matthew 7:22-24
"Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:"

The point is that there are many professing Christ thinking they have done things pleasing to the Lord who shall be shocked to find out that they were no closer to Christ than those eye-catching friends of theirs in the world. Christians who are always excusing sin and giving tacit approval of iniquity in the name of "not judging" will stand before God with their mouths wide open, to be judged. But Christianity itself will never be a joke. It is the patience and faith of the saints, the body of those that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. And God did MENTION about modesty in Scripture which you have refused to receive! You go with the world.

Prayed that you repent!

Selah.
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Reformer on February 18, 2015, 10:45:51 PM
 &TY A couple of good links there Erik. I think I will pass a couple of them on.
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Reuben on February 19, 2015, 06:02:41 AM
I don't see anything wrong with Yoga pants if they are not to tight.
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Reformer on February 19, 2015, 08:43:17 AM
The issue here is not yoga pants, but the principle of the matter. The pants are skin tight. You can see every curve of my lower body. Not only is it attractive to my husband, but from several informal interviews, comments, and input from other men, it's a recurring blind spot with Christian women everywhere. It’s about how hot I look, or how I want to dress, regardless of what anybody thinks. by Phylicia Delta

http://www.mountainretreatorg.net/apologetics/should-women-wear-yoga-pants.shtml

That Day I Wore Yoga Pants: 5 Myths About Modesty


Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Erik Diamond on February 19, 2015, 09:23:57 AM
Glad to help, Reformer.

Here is a good article from modest mom:

http://www.themodestmomblog.com/2012/07/why-i-wear-skirts-all-the-time/

And here are more modest stores:

http://www.modestapparelusa.com/
http://www.shabbyapple.com/
http://www.modestclothes.com/
https://modli.co/

And here is the western style and religious style directory of modest stores/shops:

http://www.modestclothes.com/

So Betty, you see there are indeed MANY stores out there who will provide modest clothing for Christ-mind women and girls, therefore your claim on "200 years old western style"or not in style today are nothing but EXCUSES!  The real problem is that you are allowing the world to define your style in defiant to what Scripture's guidelines for women clearly stated. It all comes down to who you really serve.

1 Timothy Chapter 2:9-10
9 - In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
10 -  But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.

Romans 12:2
12 - And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

The yoga pant is NOT modest apparel, no matter how hard you try to justify it. 

Erik
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Sue Landow on February 19, 2015, 10:34:22 AM
 &TY  You Guys are AWESOME!
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Melanie on December 12, 2017, 10:02:18 AM
>> Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?

The answer is no. At least not outside of the bedroom with her husband. Not if the woman wants to abide by God's laws concerning modesty.
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Red on December 13, 2017, 07:50:45 AM
I would ask my sisters in Christ one question~Do you want your brothers to sin? I believe the answer is no, then I would say, do your part as a godly woman and help your brothers out by dressing as a woman that profess godliness. Godly men live in a body of sin and death and nothing is more pleasing to our eyes than a beautiful well favor woman. We NEED your help, the world will not help us but only they entice us more.
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Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
No. Save yourself for your husband's eyes, you just might reap the benefit of doing so!
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Stan Pat on December 13, 2017, 09:31:21 AM
 :iagree:
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Rich Aikers on December 14, 2017, 09:09:54 AM

 :idonotagree:
There's nothing wrong with wearing Yoga pants in public or in private. People just don't like seeing women, especially women who are overweight, in these pants. But that's on them, women should not be condemned because men are dirty minded.  Men just want to blame women because they don't want to admit their own sin, that they are the ones lusting after women's bodies. So they blame the women.

Come on ladies. Since Yoga pants and tight leggings are very clearly designed to reveal hug every curve, crack and feature of the woman’s form, they are inappropriate for any Bible-believing Christian to wear in public. Unless you are simply predisposed to believe otherwise, Yoga pants in public is clearly a temptation to men. Is it God's will that women tempt men to lust after her with the excuse it's their fault?  Those who say that this is the man's fault and problem are correct of course. But that doesn't absolve or free the woman from sin either. That's like saying that if I walk down the highway naked and someone drives off the road because they look at me, it's not my fault. Well, yes, it is. So the "it's their sin" argument is a misnomer. It's sin on both parties.

Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Walt Lee on December 14, 2017, 11:12:44 AM
And what is with the tight maternity dresses? What's the purpose? Women, Please tell me! What's this obsession with tight clothing?
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Reformer on December 14, 2017, 02:16:59 PM
With Yoga pants, there is nothing left to the imagination, and I mean nothing. How any Christian could think this appropriate is beyond my comprehension, and yet I read article after article defending Christians wearing these pants in public. And Betty, here's a scripture for you and those liberal Christians who have begun to think like you.

Ro 14:13
Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

God instructs us to be very cautious in the use of our Christian liberty, because to use what you may perceive as Christian liberty when it is obviously an occasion for your brother to stumble and sin is in itself sin. A violation of God's word.
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Red on December 14, 2017, 04:29:36 PM
With Yoga pants, there is nothing left to the imagination, and I mean nothing.
Brother, you know who really is pushing such things? Women who are Sodomites mainly, and then women and men who have no fear of God or regard for his commandments. Sodomites (men and women) are ALWAYS forerunners of setting the standards for our society that straight men and women follow later on. I have seen these trends for many years.
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Kira on December 15, 2017, 07:29:38 AM
Personally, I side with the article by Phylicia Delta, especially when she said: “Women cannot blame men for what we instigate, and it is time for women of God to start acknowledging our responsibility in this matter, taking up our cross, and honoring God with our dress.” I couldn't agree more. Today women seem more intent on blaming men for their sins, but overlooking their own sins. This has come out even more now with this "me too" movement going. Again, I'm not excusing men, just saying that there is another side to the coin.
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Laura Tomlinson on December 16, 2017, 06:03:07 PM

For Biblical women who take modesty seriously, I would suggest the "Reformed Women" Website.

https://reformedwomen.wordpress.com/what-is-a-reformedwomen/

Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Melanie on April 21, 2019, 01:33:02 AM

 )iagree(  I love that site. It's been holding fast to truth for years.
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Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Joe Johnson on April 21, 2019, 10:39:05 PM

Seriously, what's wrong with Yoga Pants?
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Frank Mortimer on April 23, 2019, 01:05:04 AM
Seriously, what's wrong with Yoga Pants?

I don't usually give a one phrase answer, but how about "Obvious Unchristian Immodesty."

My thinking is, if you have to ask, then my detailed response would probably not mean much to you anyway.

Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Chloe on April 23, 2019, 04:15:23 AM
Christians should know that Yoga Pants, by their very nature, are not for general public display. If you want to wear them at home out of view of the public, then that's your business.
Title: Re: Should Christians Wear Yoga Pants?
Post by: Kenneth White on April 23, 2019, 05:53:05 PM
Christians should know that Yoga Pants, by their very nature, are not for general public display. If you want to wear them at home out of view of the public, then that's your business.

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