Posted by jasondulle under Holiness
Men and women were created differently. The God-given distinction between the two genders should be not be blurred, but preserved and celebrated. That’s why I am opposed to men shaving their facial hair. Facial hair is the only natural, publically visible, God-given distinction between the sexes. While men can grow their hair long and women can cut their hair short, and while men can dress effeminate and women can dress masculine, only men can grow facial hair. It is the unique differentiator between men and women, and thus should be preserved.
Facial hair is part of God’s creative design. And since the ability to grow facial hair is unique to the male gender, it seems obvious that God provided facial hair to men as a distinguishing feature of their gender. If God did not want men to have facial hair, why would He have included it in our design? What makes us think that have the liberty to artificially remove this God-given gender distinction? For a man to shave his face is to say to the Creator, “You did not make me right. This hair on my face was a mistake.” When a man shaves his face, He is violating God’s creative intent and attempting to erase a unique stamp of his masculinity afforded to him by God. (more…)