Simple but (I think) legitimate question: Why, precisely, is this shameful?
Is there anything else biblically, linguistically, culturally, or historically that may be of help to us here?
I ask to discover the motivation behind such a statement.
As I understand the Scriptures, it is most often if not always the "motivation" behind the "rules" that counts, not *necessarily* the rules themselves. I also think that discovering the motivation behind particular rules will help us in situations where the Bible isn't 100% explicit in what one should or should not do in a very specific situation.
New Testament Greek
- Shameful to Speak in Church (1 Corinthians 14:34-35)