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1 Corinthians 11

(11:1) "Be ye followers of me."
Paul says that everyone should follow him -- not Jesus.

(11:3-15) Paul on women

(11:3) "The head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God."
What the Bible says about women's rights
Should women have the same rights as men?
Is Jesus God?

(11:4) "Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head."

(11:5) "Every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven."

(11:6) "If the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn."

(11:7) "A man ... is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man."

(11:8) "For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man."

(11:9) "Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man."

(11:10) "For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels."

(11:11) "Neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord."
The LDS church uses this verse to prove that marriage is required to become gods and goddesses in the celestial kingdom.

(11:13) "Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?"

(11:14-15) God likes short hair on men and long hair on women.
Is it OK for men to have long hair?
What the Bible says about clothing and fashion

(11:14) "If a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him."

(11:15) "But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her."

Oh, look at this one: 'Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?' OK, well, it's right about that one." -- Penn and Teller on the Bible

Instructions for Women

11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
11:2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.
11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
11:4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.
11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
11:6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
11:8 For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.
11:9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
11:10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.
11:11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.
11:12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
11:13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?
11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
11:16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.
11:17 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.
11:18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
11:20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper.
11:21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
11:22 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
11:23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: (10:26 Jehovah's Witnesses)
"For as often as you eat this loaf and drink this cup, you keep proclaiming the death of the Lord, until he arrives." (NWT). If Christ arrived in 1914, as the governing body teaches, then why do Jehovah's Witnesses continue to partake of the bread and wine? Shouldn't they have stopped in 1914?

(11:27-29)
Those that "eateth and drinketh unworthily" will go to hell.

(11:27) "Whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord."

11:24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
11:25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
11:27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. (11:29) "He that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself."

(11:30)
"For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep."
Those who eat and drink unworthily often get sick and die. (And then go to hell.)

11:30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
11:33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.
11:34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

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