Doctrines of the Local Assembly
Kenneth S. Wuest Translation of the New Covenant
I. 1 Corinthians 1:1
Paul a divinely-summoned (called KJV) and divinely-appointed ambassador (apostle KJV) belonging to Christ Jesus, an ambassador by reason of God's determination will...
II. 1 Corinthians 1:10, 12
10-12That ye all speak the same thing (joined together KJV), and that there be no factions (divisions KJV) among you… each one of you is saying, as for myself, I am a follower of Paul; But as for myself, I am a follower of Apollos; But as for myself, I am a follower of Cephas; But as for myself, I am a follower of Christ.
III. 1 Corinthians 3:11
Being laid, which foundation is a person, Jesus Christ.
IV. 1 Corinthians 11:2
To those things which were delivered to me to be handed down to you to be passed on (keep KJV) to succeeding generation…
V. 1 Corinthians 11: 3, 10
3The head of every man is the Christ and the woman’s head is the man, and the head of the Christ is God the Father. Every man while praying with uncovered head but every woman…let her put a shawl down over her head.
10 On this account the woman is under obligation to be having a sign of [the man's] authority (power KJV) [over her] on her head because of the angels.
Some people think that having a long hair for women is a direct teaching for the assembly, but it is actually a teaching since the creation. By giving an example, God showed that Eve was created with long hair. Long hair for Eve meant her glory, her natural veil, and a distinction between her and Adam. Interesting to see that Paul, the apostle, directed by the Holy Spirit, pointed out in 1 Corinthians 11, the natural veil in comparison to the temporary veil (shawl) hanging down the head of a woman. That is both a distinction between male and female in the assembly meeting and a symbol of women's submission for the angels' to see. In the assembly, women should put a shawl in order to fulfill the desire of God to glorify His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ by hiding the glory of men, which is the woman. And this temporary veil/shawl should cover the whole head not only the top as described in the Greek definition of the shawl. It should have no small holes like a place mat nor transparent. Disregarding the color, it needs to cover and hide the head showing only the face.
Verse 10 "But the woman is a glory of a man." This is the reason why another veil have to be brought up to cover the glory of the man, by covering herself during the meeting of the assembly only.
Notice the strong words the Lord used in verse 14-15 for a woman that cut her hair short and for a man to let his hair grow long, we can conclude that God mean something important to do. Otherwise, He would never use these words: reproachful, shame, glory, shaven, etc. Hence, any Christian, male or female, should not hesitate to do this small task which requires no energy or strength and no education. It only requires a mental attitude to be guided by the Holy Spirit and be convinced that it is THE way to please God.
We conclude that there are two coverings for the female: the natural one (long hair) and the shawl that represents the second veil/covering and that should be worn in public meetings. The doctrine of the assembly is not having a long hair because the long hair-glory of a woman has been a principle from the beginning. Instead, the doctrine of the assembly is the wearing of shawl hanging down on the head of the sisters. So having a long hair should be consistently practiced be it in the assembly, at home, in the marketplace, etc. The wearing of shawl, on the other hand, will be observed during assembly meetings.
VI. 1 Corinthians 11:7, 14-15
7For, indeed, a male individual is morally obligated not to cover his head in that manner since he is so constituted as to be derived image and glory of God. But the woman is the glory of a man.
14-15 Does not the innate sense of propriety itself based upon the objective difference in the constitution of things [the difference between the male and the female] teach you that if indeed a man allows his hair to grow long, it is a disgrace to him, but if a woman allows her hair to grow long, it is her glory? Because her head of hair has been given to her for a permanent covering [answering in character to but not a substitute for the shawl].
VII. 1 Corinthians 11:26
For as often as you are eating this bread and drinking this cup, the death of the Lord you are proclaiming (shew KJV) until that time whenever He may come.
VIII. 1 Corinthians 14:16, 23
16 Else if you are uttering eulogies and praises [to God] by means of your spirit, how is it possible for the one who occupies the position of the unlearned to say the Amen...
23If therefore, the entire local assembly comes together in one place, and all are speaking...and there enter the unlearned or the unbelievers...
IX. 1 Corinthians 15:1,3-4
1Now, I am making known to you, brethren, the good news which I brought as glad tidings to you, which also you took to yourselves, in which also you have taken a stand...
3-4I delivered to you among the first thing, that which also I received, that Christ died on behalf of our sins according to the scriptures, and that he was entombed, and that he has been raised (rose again KJV) on the third day according to the scriptures.