IS MIXED GARMENT SIN?
LINEN/COTTON AND WOOL
Do not wear a single garment that is woven with wool and cotton/linen.
Based on the following scripture do not wear a garment woven from animal hair and plant based such as linsey-woolsey:
- “Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen (H6785 hair from animal like wool) and linen (H6593 cloth made from flax, plant based) together” (Deut. 22:11).
- “Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen (H8162 – 2 materials woven together, probably referring to cotton and wool per Deut. 22:11, but not limited to it) come upon thee” (Lev. 19:19).
Side Note: The priests that enter the into the inner court were not to have wool (sweater/ jersey) on their linen/cotton/plant-based garment. “And it shall come to pass, that when they enter in at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come upon them, whiles they minister in the gates of the inner court, and within. (Ezek. 44:17). Therefore, this is only for the Priests who went into the inner court, not for the Priests who were at home.
What are the consequences for not following this law?
The consequence of disobedience of this law of God isn’t on the same level as others such as stoning or removing from Israel. However, there is a benefit for the person following it.
Why does God tell us not to wear Linen and Wool together?
God loves us and knows what is best for us. It is clear that it has an impact on a person’s wellbeing and multiplication. As the verse is amongst not mixing seeds and animals (Lev. 19:19; Deut. 22:9-11). Mixing seeds diminishes the multiplication of the harvest as it impacts the soil. Also mixing animals horses with donkeys produces mules and the mules cannot reproduce.
From a science perspective; there is proven research that wool mixed with linen messes with the bodies electromagnetic field. Where the two textiles measure 5,000 frequencies each, when put together, these frequencies cancel each other out and depletes the electromagnetic field in the body, sucks the energy from the body. This has proven to cause body weakness and pain as cells don’t regenerate. Impacting the nervous system, circulation, heart, brains and fertility as they all work using electromagnetic fields.
Alternative views (which I do not agree with but these are out there):
- Some have said it is because it was rooted in superstition. Other have said it was to lead Israel to the simplicity and sincerity of religion.
What about wearing polyester? Bible doesn’t call that out specifically but use the principles. Personally, I don’t think polyester is a healthy fabric for the body as it is made of polymer, plastic.
What about not wearing garment of wool and linen/cotton together like a linen shirt with a wool jersey? These are not the same as a single garment woven with these 2 fabrics, they are different, one on top of the other.