James Malm is back with his veils for women in his cult as they pray or study the Bible. Because he is a literalist it is necessary that women have their hair cut off if they do not wear a veil when they pray.
Paul taught that:
1 Cor 11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: 6 For if the woman be not covered [will not cover her hair], let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered [cover her glorious hair in humility].Women ought to cover their glory [hair] with a veil, modest hat or cloth when they pray or prophesy, as a sign of humility that they are subject to their fathers or husbands as an example for the angels; that as the angels are subject to authority ,so are they, as Paul instructs. And if they refuse to do so, they are to have their heads of glorious hair shaved off, as Paul also instructs.
Lest you think he is joking he adds:
I know that there are some who would wish covering women’s hair away, by saying it was a particular custom of that day. To do that is no different from wishing the teachings of Nehemiah away concerning the Sabbath with the same reasoning. If this were merely a local custom for that time; it would not be recorded as instructions for God’s people.
This is what he expects his women to wear when praying or reading the Bible at church and at home:
The second question is that: If women are not praying or speaking in the meeting why do they need to cover their hair? Paul says it is to set an example for the angels, of willing submission to their husbands, as an allegory of willing submission to Christ.
Katakalupto, the word that refers to the covering a woman places on her head, is composed of the prefix kata-(‘down”) and kalupto (“cover”). This is exactly what a scarf or shawl does — it hangs down from the top of the head and covers the woman’s hair.
...God uses the woman’s naturally long hair to show that He expects the woman to cover her head with a scarf or shawl, and He uses the man’s absence of long hair to show that the man should not be covered with a scarf or shawl hanging down over his head like a woman. 5 This is why Paul appeals to nature in the preceding verse (“Does not even nature itself teach you?”). 6 The man’s short hair need not be covered but the woman’s glorious hair should be covered as a sign of humility when appearing before God.
...if the woman refuses to wear a scarf or shawl, she should also remove her natural covering, her hair. In other words, she should wear both coverings while engaged in religious activities or none at all.
Malm also makes the claim that COG women in India all covered their hair until 1988
In India in 1988, all the isolated COG women wore headcoverings.
“When the Apostle Thomas brought the gospel to India in the First Century, he taught that the woman’s head should be covered,” they explain, “and they have been doing it ever since. Pastors in India never need to tell the women to cover their heads. The women know the Bible tells them to do it, so they do it.”
Malm ends with this:
Those women who do not wear a headcovering only because “nobody else does it” may think they are being humble and spiritual by refusing to draw attention to themselves. The sad truth is that preserving their reputation among their peers is more important to them than obeying the will of God . The Role of Women In Church
Its easy to see why he is a divorced man now. With this legalistic nonsense forced on his wife and his obscene preoccupation with writing two blogs he has no time for women. Legalsim has totally warped the mind of so many men in Armstrongsm. If they are these kinds of tyrants in this world who would want to live under their rule on some planet in the kingdom?