Everything about cross dressing in The Bible
“A woman shall not wear a man’s garment, nor shall a man put on a woman’s cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God”. (Deuteronomy 2:25)
Under Old Testament law, women are commanded not to wear clothing belonging to the other. The word ‘abomination’ in Hebrew, means ‘a disgusting thing’ in the ceremonial view (worshipping idols, unclean foods), and also the moral view (disguise, deception).
This matter surpasses the simple topic of gender-appropriate clothing (a man must not wear a woman’s skirt), but instead addresses the fact that dressing as another gender or ‘crossdressing’, was in ancient times, a very purposeful act done in order to deceive. Ancient governing laws relied heavily on visual evidence.
A time when enemy warriors and silent assassins dressed as women in order to conceal themselves in the marketplace, sneak past guards, and gain entrance to the home. Casanovas visited the wives of others dressed as their visiting female companions.
Crossdressing was seen as an act of deceitfulness, trickery, and double cross.
The book of Corinthians deals not with the act of crossdressing itself, but of the motive behind the act. The verses cover all manner of rebellion and remarks on how the motive and attitude of a person heart is evidenced in that person’s act of rebellion against traditional religious values.
The Biblical theme that a Christian should believe in God no matter what misfortunes they face carries on into a person’s self-belief; believe in your-self no matter what. Be who you are no matter how difficult the tribulations may be.
A man therefore should be a man, no matter how difficult life as a man may be, do not reject your gender (God’s work) to become a creation of trickery and camouflage.
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