Because the Angels are Watching

Christopher Love (1618-1651), A Treatise of the Angels, on a reason for the headcovering:

Alexandre Couder - Woman Kneeling in Prayer - Walters 371369“Eighth, the angels are present with us, beholding us in our church assemblies when we come to worship before God. When you are in the worship and service of God, the angels are with you, beholding you, though you see them not. This is hinted at in 1 Cor. 11:10 ‘For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head, because of the angels.” Some refer these words to ministers, who are elsewhere called angels, but we may understand it of the angels themselves because they delight in the things of the gospel. Here the apostle speaks of women not coming into church without covering. Why? Because of the angels, not the ministers. It is meant of the angels of heaven, and therein the women are to take heed how they come into the church, because the angels are spectators and behold how you behave yourselves, they being fellow-worshippers of God with you in church assemblies. And this should make you take heed of your carriage; for although they do not know your hearts, yet they behold your carriage as you come into the presence of God.”

Source and more quotes on headcovering: https://annawood.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/quotes-from-the-1600s-on-why-women-should-wear-headcoverings/

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