Doesn’t The Bible Say “Come As You Are”


Back in the day, you would never come to church with the same high heels you wore to the club last night. Or you would not have your shoulders showing or your dress shorter than those fingertips. For guys, you would have to wear a white shirt, black slacks and maybe a suit jacket, now hoodie and sneakers are acceptable. Nowadays, you are starting to see people utilizing the saying “come to church as you are.


(We went from looking like the pastor’s wife to the pastor’s mistress)


(From the pastor to the youth pastor)


Megan Good’s blue gown at the 2013 BET Awards Show is a prime example of the church condemning someone for their chosen attire.

Megan Good is married to preacher Devon Franklin, and as a preacher’s wife, she has received criticism for her racy outfits on the red carpet. The typical image of a pastor’s wife is a dress, three-inch heels, and a church hat. So when Megan Good showed up to present a Christian music award in a sexy dress, Christians everywhere showed their distaste, especially in the Black church community. You may watch Megan Good’s interview on Wendy Williams explaining her reason for wearing such a controversial dress to an awards show. Meagan Good defending her choice to wear risqué attire for presenting a Christian award.

It’s a shame that the bible says come as you are, but Christians dismiss the very words that tell you to welcome everyone with open arms. In order to get the youth into the church, we must adapt to this new generation so that they feel comfortable and acceptable by the church.


Here are some church outfits from 2016, do you approve or not?

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 – Amber Peters


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Amber Peters is a current MBA candidate and full-time Accountant. She is a proud Alumna of Texas Southern University. “Faith without work means nothing”


  • iAmMir Reply

    February 20, 2017 at 7:56 PM

    It is true more often than not we tend to over look the very things th word is trying to depict. Be you in all your fullest and that is all that matter to the one on th throne.

  • Vjay Reply

    May 30, 2017 at 9:50 AM

    This is taken out of context. The Bible is not talking about appearances. The Bible is talking about your sins. Although one should be ashamed coming to church like that. People have six days of the week to look like a prostitute n yet they wait to Sunday to disrespect God.. Smh. But once again the Bible is talking about the inner man.


    August 7, 2018 at 5:27 PM

    The bible does not refer to attire when it says “come as you are” (although it doesn’t say those words either). As stated above, it’s talking about your sin/your heart. We, as a church, are accepting more the traditions of men in the area of clothing than we do the commandments of God.

  • Anonymous Reply

    May 21, 2019 at 10:53 PM

    I have search the bible and I have not found any scriptures that says come as you are. The Lord d does tells us to give him our heart. Pertaining to wearing whatever you want when coming to church, I don’t understand When your is job has a dressed code and we follow that How much more greater /is the house of God. I feel that if you are going to church you should dress appropriately. The bible told us to be modest.

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