Orginally published on Friday, August 04, 2006 at 10:48 AM
by Todd Rhoades
As a public service to our Friday audience at MMI, I thought I would pass on this from our sermon archive. This one is by famous evangelist Dr. G. I. Barber. For many of you who grew up (like I did) in a strict theological setting, I'm sure Dr. Barber's "Doctrine of Hairology" will bring back some memories. Listen, enjoy, and be convicted (if need be)...
Click here to listen. It will take a little bit to fully download. Please be patient (it’s worth it).
HT to Babulife for this great clip!
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BOB JONES SOLD OUT? Oh my, then we’re all going to Hell. I agree, come forward and lay your hair on the alter. I noticed that this radio program was on at 2:30 in the morning. Good time for it. BIBLICAL DOCTRINE OF HAIROLOGY? Now, I’m rolling on the floor laughing. What’s sad is, I know people that preached this sort of stuff.
Careful, that’s good doctrine you’re mocking! (:->)
Shame on us men that have our hair going in the wrong direction. I’m doomed
Sadly, I know a few guys who would ‘Amen’ all through this, never knowing it was a joke.
Ive been praying for direction for my next series… is it possible to get the transcripts from Dr. Barbers disertations, does he preach/teach this in a series format or is it part of an ‘external message series? I would think that it would be a great response to books like; ‘blue like jazz’!
oh well gotta go and rework my message for the weekend.
We’re never gonna have revival in America till we get the men into the barber shops!
Preach it brother!
No surprise that this program comes on at 2:15 am
“We know this is right because it’s what we’ve been preaching.” “We know it’s right because that’s the way fundamentalist preachers do it.” Nothing like putting yourself up as the standard of truth.
“Location and direction - that’s the concept you’ve got to master.” If it touches the collar you’ve “ruined your fellowship with God.”
I love how he says that the direction you wear your hair is “scriptural.” And I love how he says that it’s “scriptural” for bald guys to do the swoop thing to cover their baldness. Being a balding guy myself, I have absolutely no desire to be “scriptural” if that’s what this means.
“Yes, the Biblical doctrine of hair as a test of Faith. Shameful long haired men, sinful short haired women and sham haired preachers shall verily burn in Hell.”
“How many times does God have to say something before it is true? Fundamentalists don’t make stupid mistakes.” Jerry Rubin lied about everything he ever said except for this one thing...”
“It’s not so much the length of the hair as it is the location and the direction of the hair...”
STOP, I’m drooling and can’t catch my breath.
I think (as I reflect) I need to repent. Thank you so much “Dr. Upper G.I.” you have won back a brother who has strayed to baldness.
I just posted the link to a couple other places (noting it’s presence here, of course!).
I love listening to him saying “amen” during the introduction. Is that really why you’re supposed to say “amen” when someone introduces you?
There is no way this guy is a legitimate radio preacher. This is someone playing a joke. Please God, let this be someone playing a joke.
All I can say is… thanks to the Lark,
Leviticus 13:40 is my life verse!
You know, the more I listen to this, the more I think it might be a joke.
Especially about the lock of hair offered to those who send money to the ministry…
The only direction my hair’s going if off my head. Does that mean I’ve lost my salvation???
you think this might be a joke?
of course it’s a joke bro.
Hey guys ... IF you read it here on a FRIDAY, assume it is a joke! I know you may be new… so I don’t meanto embarrass you or anything, but YES, it is a joke.
Father forgive me for I have sinned. I am a shameful short-haired woman.
I am also so incredibly gullible I could swear this was true. What a great show!
Man, I’ve GOTTA check the calendar better…
So, if you regrow your own hair as a covering, is it still a sin? I didn’t write the bible, folks, but I think that’s what it says.
I agree with Brent - I know too many people who would Amen the whole thing. For the sake of argument, though, how would you “prove” that this “doctrine” is a joke? Don’t get me wrong, I know they take it too far with the losing salvation if you cover your hair and all, but the original verses are, in a strictly technical sense, biblical. How would you biblically show them that this is bunk?
Finally, I know what’s holding men back.
G.I. Barber is Dr. J.O. Combs who is the provost of Louisana Baptist University. This is just a joke. He thinks it is funny that it is out on the internet.
Joe Combs?? C’mon, is his last name “Over”? Joe Comb Over! Now that’s spiritual!
Oh where? oh where? oh where? oh where? ooooh where, is my hairbrush?
This is a wonderfully hilarious spoof that I ran across years ago and lost my taped copy of it. I am thrilled to find it again--especially since I have lost so much of my own hair since then! However, I remember that a song went along with it on my taped copy “If Your Hair’s Too Long, You’ve Got Sin in Your Heart.” It is well worth the laugh if you can find it!
FYI...The Song, “If Your Hair’s Too Long, There’s Sin in Your Heart” is available at http://www.glorybugles.com.
To answer John’s post of August 15--"If Your Hair’s Too Long, There’s Sin In Your Heart” is available on the “raptured disc” (CD) titled “Get Right Or Get Left” -by the hilarious group The Glory Bugles at http://www.glorybugles.com.
By the way, my wife wanted to send this message but refused to push the “Submit” button.
I just checked this web site out, and I was particularly interested in the titles, “If the KJV was good enough for John the Baptist, then it’s good enough for me,” and “Grace, It Ain’t Free”. Funny stuff
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