THE OUTSIDE:Is the Easy Part
by  Luther A. Sexton

“THE OUTSIDE: Is the Easy Part” is a study on Bible-based Holiness standards.  The study uses several resources to examine standards of the outward appearance for Christians.  The writing has three major topics concerning dressing habits, hairstyles, and the addition of any object or condition to the body.  Within these three major topics, other topics are discussed such as God’s creative order of authority for the home and the church.  There is an emphasis on the distinction of the sexes according to dress and hairstyle.  The objective is to supply a resource for those who seek to live a Holiness standard which they can defend using Scripture, logic, and experience.

ALL THE GLORY:
To God the Father who loved me and gave His Son for me.
To Jesus Christ the Son of God who died for me that I might be eternally saved.
To the Holy Ghost who comforts me in my pilgrimage in this world.

THANKS:
To my wife, Patricia Sexton, for putting up with me spending so many hours working on this project.
To my friend and brother in Christ, Jeffrey Allen Miles, who planted the seed in my mind that I could  write something worth     reading and encouraged me when I produced the first rough draft.
To the many who read rough drafts and offered support and suggestions along the way.
To my first pastor, Reverend Conard Profitt, under whom I received Christ as my Savior.  He shepherded me for years with patience and encouragement, leading me into the paths of Holiness.

PREFACE

I.  THE OUTSIDE:  DEFINED

II.  THE OUTSIDE:  DRESSING TO DISTINGUISH THE SEXES

III.  THE OUTSIDE:  DRESSING IN MODESTY

IV.  THE OUTSIDE:  MALE HAIRSTYLE

V.  THE OUTSIDE:  MALE FACIAL HAIR

VI.  THE OUTSIDE:  HAIR AND ORDER

VII.  THE OUTSIDE:  COVERING THE HEAD

VIII.  THE OUTSIDE:  FEMALE HAIRSTYLES

IX.  THE OUTSIDE:  BROIDED HAIR

X.  THE OUTSIDE:  ADDING TO THE BODY

XI.  THE OUTSIDE:  ADDING TO THE BODY, PIERCING AND TATTOOING

XII.  THE OUTSIDE:  ADDING TO THE BODY, COSMETICS

XIII.  THE LORD DOES LOOK ON THE INSIDE

CONCLUSION

AN APOLOGY

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WORKS CITED
 
 
 

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