Young, Sarah Jakes Get Called Out For Her Short Dress! Is Our Outward Appearance No Longer Important?



Sarah Jakes the daughter of renowned preacher, pastor and teacher T.D. Jake's, have gone from being a teen mom to a beautiful role model. Sarah Jakes had to make many life adjustments having her son at only 14-years-old. Fast forward to 2014 the young lady is now using  her platform to reach a lot of people in a way she never knew she could. And, at every opportunity she gets, she talks about her journey and in "Finding Hope in the Detours of Life."


  Anyhow, I was surprised when I read on Facebook the below comment about how this person found Sarah's dress to be a big distraction from her overall message.  I'm finding that one thing about folks in social media, they will let you know what they are thinking without holding anything back.



"If our outward appearance is a visible and silent testimony of our Christian values, then how do one chose regarding appropriate and inappropriate dressing? Even if the Bible recognizes the importance of dress and ornaments as indicated by the numerous stories, allegories, and admonitions that are found regarding appropriate and inappropriate dress".
If our outward appearance is a visible and silent testimony of our Christian values. Then people shouldn't dress and adorn their bodies with costly clothes and jewelry to please themselves. Is it because they want to be admired for their wealth, power,  and social status? Some dress in accordance with certain fashions to please others. They want to be accepted by their peers by dressing like them. The Christian, however, dresses to glorify God. Clothes are important for Christians because they serve as a frame to reveal the picture of the One whom the Christian serves. "In no better way," "can one let their light shine to others than in their simplicity of dress and deportment. You may show to all that, in comparison with eternal things, you place a proper estimate upon the things of this life.


So the question becomes are dressed and appearance still an important index of ones Christian character? Are clothes and appearance still one of the most powerful nonverbal communicators of our moral values and socioeconomic status? Do we still hold to the idea that ones outward appearance is an important index of ones Christian character?



Update: Somebody sent me the below pic stating this was not the first time Ms. Jakes has been seen in public in an extremely short dress......
 


Comments

  1. I don't know if I would go as far as to say the dress is inappropriate, but it is a little on the short side.

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    1. She's beautiful no doubt...But as a godly woman whose father is a bishop, she need to ask the question can the way I dress excite fleshly lusts? If the answer is yes, then she need to reconsider her dress. In being that we are godly women,"WE MUST NOT PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR FLESHLY LUSTS" This is clearly condemned in the Scriptures: Ro 13:13-14

      If the clothing we wear encourages the arousal of fleshly lusts in others, then we have clearly crossed the line. Of course, this requires honesty and objectivity on our part; we must be willing to be true to
      ourselves and to God. I believe "CLOTHING MUST BE CONSISTENT WITH GODLINESS"

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    2. She got some beautiful legs....show them legs Sarah.

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    3. Her dress is way to short, it's a distraction. It doesn't matter what her supporters say. Sarah represents the KINGDOM of God not a secular world. When she stands to proclaim the word of God she should not be dress so that the message is lost, her dress is a distraction from her message....I agree she's young and beautiful but she should always remember what her mission is. It's not about her. I don't believe anyone in that crowd was focusing on her message that night. No one in that crowd could have possible been able to focus on anything she was saying. The dress caused the message to be lost. Sorry!

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    4. Sarah's stylist is Jason Bolin who is a Christian by the way, he's styling Christian women to look sexy. Go figure.

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    5. Her legs are so pretty and ridiculously distracting...for men and women alike.

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  2. Abraham's Daughter!Sunday, 29 June, 2014

    She's a beautiful young lady,but I do believe the dress is to short.

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  3. WOW! she looks good.

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  4. Folks need to stop hating on her!

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    1. I understand that she's growing up however she still has a younger group of women looking up to her and showing to much isn't conveying a positive message we already have to many so called Christian women that show to much set the standard don't be the standard.

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    2. Correction is not " hating ". Is the Word of God hating on the Believers when it corrects us? No, of course not ! Stop being silly, talking about "hating". Don't say yes to the dress because ,that dress, was not blessed. It was too short and that`s that, plain and simple! She has been affected by the worldly culture she influenced by, and it shows. What makes her think that a group of young Christian women would want her standing in front of them like that ? Why she trying to show what her Mama gave her to a bunch of women? That`s what I'm wondering ! I don't get it ! That's the last thing I would do as a young Christian woman is stand in front of a group of my peers in a dress I couldn't bend over in. Any modest woman I would be uncomfortable ! It`s all about the standard ! Orthodox Jewish & Islamic women stick to the standard taught to them but, these latter day saints will compromise in a split second. Women of God, we can still look cute, classy and relevant without exposing too much of our skin especially in designated environments. We don't need to see all of that ! If her husband didn't want to see it , what makes her think she needs to uncover more and more of herself to the masses?

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  5. She's a beautiful young woman but if you have to put something to cover you legs while you sit down then that dress is too short.

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    1. Exactly! The dress was beautiful but too short! She was bare-legged also. I wish women would return to wearing proper hosiery with dresses and suits. I guess I am just old-fashioned. I don't wear skirts, suits or dresses without stockings. It doesn't matter how hot it is.

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    2. I agree with it being too short, but you are absolutely trippin with the hosiery piece. Newsflash: We can still see your legs when you wear hosiery. Lol.

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  6. She can preach and is beautiful ! You go girl !

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    1. I didn't know she was preaching, but I will agree she's beautiful! But is theres any such thing as christian fashion? Should Christians dress according to the occasion? I believe she was at a young adult conference so.....I don't really think the dress is to short and is wrong.

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    2. Yes, she preached at Church One International in Los Angeles .

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    3. Forgive me, The name of the church is One Church International

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    4. Since when in the world does somebody "preaching" make you acceptable to a Holy God? God don't care nothing about somebody "preaching" or who your daddy is. Did HE call you? Are you filled with HIS Spirit? Do you preach the unadulterated words of God without dissimulation? Being raised in the church doesn't automatically mean you are right with God. There are preachers on cocaine who will mount a pulpit every Sunday and "preach". We got adulterers "preaching" every Sunday morning and at Mid-week Bible class . Preaching one thing and doing the opposite. There are people "preaching" and then turning around before the night is over, molesting kids. Your a fool if you think a Holy God is accepting foolishness just because it`s 2014. That`s like eating off of a dirty plate. Paul said. ( 1 Corinthians 9:27 ) " lest after preaching to others, I myself should be disqualified". If you have a habit of dressing like the "culture" then of course you will see nothing wrong with her attire. One has to be taught what is appropriate and isn't appropriate ,when it comes to Christianity. Then you must be willing to conform and be transformed, (Rom 12:2 ).Christianity is not a " I did it my way religion ". Our opinions don't matter when it comes to the Sovereign God ! What you think, is of no consequence as far as Holy Writ. God`s Word is our guide book and so if your not following that, then your not a Christian Believer. Some people are following "another jesus", not the one from the BIBLE. That false jesus will have you smoking a crack pipe talking about, "It don't take all of that Holiness anymore". Speak up, true saints of God. Don't allow compromising /half stepping/self-willed religious folks to be God`s voice in these last and evil days. My Holy Indignation is appropriate here because I`m tired of folks acting like God has changed and so now, whatever we think we want to do and whatever we put on, we are somehow representing the God that changes not. Whether you or I are perfect, doesn't matter. Just don't act like God has changed and so now he is accepting what is unholy just because our flesh/ minds/lifestyles want to create another standard or alternate universe .

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    5. Alright anonymous! you went all the way in, love it, great comment. People are acting like because of who she is,that she should get a pass on those short dressing, I don't believe that to be true.

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    6. When the young lady accepted Jesus as her Lord and savior, that made her acceptable . As far as her dress goes, let the Holy Spirit lead and guide her. The thing is sometimes we get so fixated on what's wrong with people, that we fail to see what's right with them. If you heard her testimony, she has come a long way and if she is still working on her attire , give her some growing space, she will get there. I could care less if she has a long dress down to her ankles or above the knee, what's in her heart ??? She gave a good Word ! Encourage her !

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  7. in my opinion, stylish clothing of today includes things like that Ms. Jakes have on in the pic above.....are tight and things that are barely there. Do we know why these things are popular for the ladies like Ms. Jakes? Because they visually stimulate the minds of men.

    Men think women are very attractive in a sexy sort of way when they can see the outline of the curves in very tight clothing and when they can see the bare skin just below the private area of a girl in short shorts/skirts or when they can see the curves of the breasts teasingly showing out of the top of a shirt. The first thing you notice on Ms. Jakes are her legs.

    Men like women’s bodies. Women dress “sexy” or “hot” because this turns men on: it makes them “hot” or makes men have sexual desires for them. So the question becomes are we supposed to be trying to turn men on as Christian women? Or are we supposed to be helping to protect them from the sin of lust noted in Matt 5:28? Should Christian women wear clothes that are considered “hot” by men?

    I believe may be her stylist is to blame for some of her dress choice.

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    1. Wanting men to look at us and think we are hot is not the attitude of a Godly woman especially one who is trying to help men avoid sin.

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    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnQCF6NMzXQ#t=14

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    3. The Stylist is not to be blamed. The Stylist is trying to make money, but they work for you. The Stylist may not claim to be a religious person trying to uphold a certain standard or look. Who hired the Stylist? If my stylist pulls out an outfit that doesn't reflect what I represent then I tell them, "Hey you work for me and this outfit will not reflect the spirit of my ministry". But hey, God may have already fired both of them, we just didn't get the memo yet.

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  8. What you wear don't make you saved, but because you are saved you will pay attention to what you wear

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  9. Dresses are always as important as outward appearance. I think those two things are the two major factors to make you look beautiful.

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  10. Get it Sarah! You look awesome.

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  11. That's Bishop Jake's daughter how dare you say anything bad about her.

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    1. So, Donna are you suggesting because Sarah's is Bishop Jake's daughter then she should not be called out for her inappropriate short a** dress?

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  12. Where there's no Christ no conviction when you trully have Christ the spirit will not allow you to be at peace dressing like that.

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  13. At one time I dressed like Sarah when I was a new believer in the church. I did not have the proper clothing and was so happy that Jesus wanted anything to do with me. Trust me, clothes was not on my mind after all the hell I had gone through and put myself through. But, as I begin to fellowship with the Holy Spirit and He nurtured our relationship years later, than the conviction came. It was not the up and down stares I received in the beginning (I was a new convert) that changed the way I dressed. Plus, no one approached me to tell me anything different. In the right time and season, the Spirit of God begin to work with me and He changed my desire to dress the way I did when I was not saved. The Spirit of God is our trainer and teacher :)

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