Questions 279 (COD Page 999)
Now, first question I pulled out of here: Brother Branham, is it wrong for a Christian to put–to put her hair in pin curls? Also, what length should her sleeves be? Thank you. A sister.
28 Now, that’s–means a whole lot to that woman. Now, to some of us brothers we might think, “Oh, the silly woman.” But–but it’s not silly to her; she wants to know. Now, about putting hair in what was it, pig tails or something another? I’m sorry. I–I didn’t…It…I’m sorry. Pin curls. Excuse me. Pin sets–pigtails! That’s what the girls used to wear years ago. You remember, kind…Wasn’t that right? They called them pigtails, just kind of curls hanging down? No, pin curls, excuse me, friends.
29 “What length sleeves should she wear?” I–I don’t think that it is anything about that. I don’t know. See? What I can’t back up with the Bible, I–I don’t want to say much about it.
30 Now, I’m just telling you this for me, ’cause I have no Scripture to back this up. The only thing I have for the ladies about their hair is not to cut it. How they want to wear it, that’s up to them. And about the pin curls, actually, I don’t know what they are, unless it’s these things look like clothespins that they stick in their hair, is about the–the only thing that I know…
31 And the lengths of the sleeves, I think, being a Christian, God would tell you what to do about those things. You see? I believe as a Christian person you’d–you’d know about how to do that. I don’t think God cuts any certain lengths or whatever it is. As long as you’re decent and look honorable and clean, I–I think that’s all right. Don’t you? See? Now, that’s just my opinion. Now, this is me, see, ’cause I can’t back nothing else up with the Scripture.
32 I believe this morning the question come up about painting the hair, you know, with a–with a color. Now, I–I–it–I–I can’t say nothing about that. I don’t know, but I–I–I–I have no Scripture to say not to–to color your hair. Now, that’s–that’s… You women, you like to look nice, and you should look nice. And Brother Branham’s not against you children. You’re my children; I–I–I love you, and I–I don’t want to be bawling you out. I–I wouldn’t do it for nothing; I’m only trying to help you.
33 But now, look, let me just ask…Let me say this in answer to that question. Now, are you ready? And to you on the tape, here it is, sisters: If there is a question in it, don’t do it. But if you’re–if you’re filled with God’s Spirit and led to go do it, as long as it don’t interfere with the Scripture and don’t interfere with a question, you’re perfectly satisfied that that’s the will of the Lord, then go ahead and do it (see?), ’cause there’s no Scripture to say “no” (see?) about it. I don’t…Don’t say nothing like that in the Bible.
34 I know Isaiah 5, I believe it is, talked about women, how they will wear changeable apparel and everything like that; but that was pride and stuff, put-on. If you do that for pride, then it’s wrong. See? Examine your heart before God. If there’s no Scripture for it, and the way the Spirit leads you, you go ahead and do it. But now, when it comes to whether you should have long hair or short hair, you have long hair; that’s the Bible.
35 There’s a question here; I–I might answer it right now. It’s in here; I seen it this morning or sometime. Said, “You’re always harping about women, how they mustn’t wear their hair, but you never say nothing about the man.”
36 If I seen a man come in here with long hair hanging down his back like a woman, I’d say, “Mister, why don’t you go to the barber shop? You look like a woman.” See? But man usually don’t do that. See? Not as man…Now, not as the infallibility of man, they’re just as guilty as the woman. And by the way, a man that’ll let his wife do that, he’s guilty double of it, ’cause he’s supposed to be the one that has the say so in the house. And that man can’t even rule his own house; how could he do it in the house of God? See?
37 I’m so thankful for our group of women that we have coming here. I say this with respects and love, and now, God knows this the truth. I–I used to have a preacher friend down South that had one of the cleanest looking churches I ever seen. Where come to women, the most beautiful women I ever seen set there saintly, godly, with long hair. And I always admired going to that church. And the Lord Jesus has give me a church today here that outshines that one a hundred miles–my women.
38 I’m not scolding you to be mean; I’m only so happy for you. I just don’t want Satan to get a foot in anywhere. See? I want you to move upward, not backward. Don’t never let no man deceive you by some enchantments, or something another like that, or something saying, “Oh well, it don’t…” See? That’s the way Satan interpreted the Word to Eve. See? You believe just what the Word says. All right.