Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, November 2007 Ensign; “Mothers who know honor sacred ordinances and covenants. I have visited sacrament meetings in some of the poorest places on the earth where mothers have dressed with great care in their Sunday best despite walking for miles on dusty streets and using worn-out public transportation. They bring daughters in clean and ironed dresses with hair brushed to perfection; their sons wear white shirts and ties and have missionary haircuts.”
1 Samuel 16:7; “But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
How sad to put this kind of pressure upon people. After the earthquake in Haiti the Church was “bragging” that the members spent all of their potable water to wash their Sunday clothes so they could go to church. Sigh…
“Sacrament Meeting and the Sacrament, Ensign, Nov. 2008, pg. 18; “How we dress is an important indicator of our attitude and preparation for any activity in which we will engage.” – Dallin H. Oaks
1 Timothy 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.”
In other words you can’t approach God in blue jeans and a t-shirt.
“BYU Dress Code…Casual Dress Clothing – The following items of clothing are considered appropriate for casual dress: Blues jeans, blue jean jackets, cargo-style pants, tennis shoes, hiking or work boots, flip-flops, causal T-shirts, and brightly colored clothing.
Adherence to these standards will be enforced; participants will not be able to check-in at the program if they are not appropriately dressed and groomed.
** BYU–Idaho’s official policy does not permit bib overalls (all styles), flip-flops, and shorts (or capris) of any length on their campus. Denim or Levi–style skirts (which are not overly faded or grubby looking) should be considered casual dress.”
“Sunday Dress Clothing – Blouses must be modest in fit, extend below the waistline, and be long enough to cover the stomach and lower back, especially when bending over or raising hands or arms. If blouses do not meet the approved length, undershirts must be worn to assure modesty. Sleeves must cover the shoulders.
Dresses and skirts must be knee length or longer. Slits in dresses and skirts must not extend above the knee. Dresses with spaghetti straps are not permitted unless a shirt or blouse is worn underneath.”
Colossians 2:20-22; “Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, 21 (Touch not; taste not; handle not; 22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?”
What’s the aversion to sandals or Capri’s? And why isn’t the Holy Spirit allowed to guide someone’s dress code?