Long Hair and Earrings for Men

Is it wrong for men to have long hair and wear earrings?

Men are told that they should not have long hair in 1 Corinthians 11:14, which states, "Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?" The verse does not say how long is too long. However, the passage is contrasting the long hair of women with the short hair of men. Certainly, men should have their hair short enough to distinguish them from a woman's hair style. (I have to admit that this is more difficult in an age when women are wearing their hair very short.) The hair of a woman is also to be a covering (1 Corinthians 11:15). Evidently, a man's hair is not given as a covering. For this reason, I personally avoid any hair style that leaves the hair over the tops of the ears. However, that is my understanding of the passage and not a strict interpretation.

Earrings are even harder because the Bible does not make a direct statement. I do not wear them because of their connection with so many things. The fashion has been led by homosexuals and those who desire to rebel against God. I do not want to take any part with this group of people. They were also considered the attire of women for many years. I still consider them to be women's adornment and will not wear them.

David Reagan
Daily Proverb

Proverbs 1:16

For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.