I learnt with religion, rules they have are 'man-made' you see I was brought up to have your Sunday Best when in my place of worship. And there is nothing wrong with that. It's when, it 100% takes over and bad people are dressed up lovely! He doesn't like that!
I remember when my Auntie, who at her place of worship wore hats, make up, jewellery and trousers, (that women wore,) but they didn't dwell on what they were wearing, they had lovely broaches and they wore their best. But I was in the 'wrong' building for me so I noticed the difference. My Auntie gave me a lovely custom jewellery bracelet, I decided to wear it to my place of worship and guess what happened, it broke! Now that was just a coincidence, but at the time I saw it as a sign, that He didn't approve. My Mum said it was OK to wear it and that was good enough for me, no other Mother there would have said yes its OK, to wear it! Heavy stuff I know but religion is!
My Parents took us away from the strict place of worship when I was 13 and we went to a place where I thought all there was going to hell! Some wore hats some didn't. I remember this girl introducing herself to me, she had no hat on AND she had cut her hair!!! Most there wore make up, jewellery and women wore trousers I thought my Parents had lost their minds! The leader, his kids were not allowed to watch TV on Sundays! Now that's strict!
I remember when I was 17 and left school I saw a old 'friend' from the first place of worship we went to until I was 13 I was now wearing trousers and she said to me, “I too would wear trousers like you, if I chose to go to hell!” How sad! How sad does that make Him! That people are bickering about trousers, make up, jewellery and still they end up with lost hearts and souls!
A good friend who I met at the place of worship when I was 17 she in my view IS the perfect person! I know I shouldn't say that, but to me she is faultless, well compared to anyone I have ever met! I mean her HEART! She met her Husband and he went to a strict place of worship so she left, my place of worship and went to his. Many years later their lovely Daughter came to visit me at my place of Worship and asked first if it was OK for her to “wear denim” I said “Yes, wear what you like.” But where she goes to, no one is allowed to. The women are not even allowed to go swimming!
Many of the lovely young people who I grew up with, in the strict place of worship left and never came back! Because everything was “No!” there were too many 'man-made' rules.
One of our children has chose not to attend any more, that fine...... when I was his age I had no choice, I had to GO! When I was his age I had to go twice on a Sunday, every Monday evening, every Thursday evening and Youth on Friday! If there was a special event on Saturday I had to be there too!
Now I just go Sunday, either morning or evening I enjoy it, or I wouldn't go.