about even today. The problem is some people are going by what they were
taught while growing up. It is so interesting how people take another
person's word for what they believe. Questioning their parents or their
religious leadership beliefs on the matter would make them feel
I am referring to the scripture in Deuteronomy 22:5. This scripture reads:
The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a
man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the
Lord thy God.
First of all, we need to approach this scripture with common sense. All you
have to do is look at the facts. In that scripture, God was speaking to a very
specific group of people during a particular era. That is not to say that God's
word does not apply today. Secondly, were there anyone back then wearing
the garment that we now call pants?
They didn't even have sewing machines back then to even sew that thick
material together with. Garments that were open at the bottom likes dresses
were worn by men and women. So, during that era it had to have been
the accessories, colors, or certain styles that people wore that gave them
distinguishing characteristics of dressing like a man or a woman.
We know all too well today what it means for a woman to take on the image
of a man and for a man to take on an image of a woman and it doesn't just
involve pants. Now that we have modern technology to physically change
genders, that makes wearing pants the least of our arguments.
Below is a clip from the late Bishop G.E. Patterson. He explained
Deuteronomy 22:5 quite well: