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We frequently receive questions in email from people about doctrine, practice, etc. From time to time we will post the questions and the answers here on the web page. If you'd like to submit a question, simply email our pastor at Bro.Buddy@ChristianChallenge.org or use the form below.


Wednesday, February 12, 2003

> Question: 

> Hello Bro. I have been in the UPC since I was 10 years old. I am now
> 33 and have many questions. 

Hi Tammy, 

Most people involved in religions like the UPC do eventually have questions.
I am glad to see that you are reaching out. Perhaps I can help a bit. 

> I love the LORD very much and I have no other desire other than to
> serve him. I have a 7 year old daughter that I am also raising in the
> UPC affiliation and she loves the LORD as well. 

Your desire is godly. Happy to hear about your daughter. 

> I have obeyed the standards of the church but I am now at the point
> that I am questioning whether some standards are necessary or just man 
> made within the organization. Can I wear pants and be saved and attend
> a UPC? 

UPC standards are 'their' standards. 

If you are asking whether the UPC will accept you as being saved if you 
wear pants to church, I do know they frown on women wearing pants. 
There is a good chance they would think of you as being unsaved, or at the
least backsliden. But this comes from their teachings on salvation. 

> How can wearing pants send you to hell? So many times I feel that 
> people put too much emphasis on these standards.

Wearing pants has nothing to do with hell. What sends a person to hell 
is to reject the gospel of Jesus Christ. Church standards often come under
the banner of 'self-made' religious boundaries. 

> I know the scripture says for women not to wear the apparal of a man 
> but they make women's pants. Men and women wear t-shirts, tennis 
> shoes, sandals, etc., where is the line drawn? 

The commandment is about a man attempting to promote himself as a
woman, and the same with a woman wanting to promote herself as a man. 
Cross dressing often associates itself with homosexuality. 

> Please help me understand better. Please don't think of me as being 
> rebellious or wanting to be a wild child, I'm just trying to put some
> reasoning to these questions. 

Tammy, UPC standards are only a small part of what is doctrinally wrong 
in that organization. Feel free to ask questions. 

If I can help you further let me know. 

The Lord bless you,

Buddy

Buddy Martin - 'Ask the Pastor' 
Bro.Buddy@ChristianChallenge.org 
http://www.christianchallenge.org/


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