Glorify God in Your Body, Cover up Thy Nakedness

Posted: September 16, 2010 in Richard Paquette
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For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. (1 Tim 4:8)

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. (1 Co 6:19)

Some people use the phrase your body is the temple……….and leave out the rest of the entire verse, not to mention the rest of the chapter. Christ never said to worship the body! Take care of it yes, but not glorify the body; people (men and women and even boys and girls) are obsessed with trying to preserve these earthly bodies and glorifying themselves in exercise, tanning, modeling, makeup fanatics (men it would be cologne and other fixations), fashion, form fitting clothing, (or too loose), bikinis, skirts instead of long dresses, short shorts, too much skin showing, slit (skirts and dresses, slit anywhere! side, back, front), shirts/blouses revealing midriffs, one piece bathing suits, sleeveless blouses (get jumpers instead), v-neck dresses/shirts, loose fitting pants, short (skirts, dress, shorts), tight (t-shirts, skirts, blouses, shorts, one piece bathing suits), logos at chest level, see through clothing, unChristlike logos, slogans, white teeth formula, disdain for eye glass wearers, as well as diet and organic food obsessed and abstaining from meats as well.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD: but BE YE TRANSFORMED by the RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Rom 12:1-2)

COVER THY NAKEDNESS!
I’m going to address an area that is gravely neglected today and just accepted.
Immodest dress and responsibility
1Ti 2:9
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in MODEST APPAREL ((1) a lowering, letting down 2) a garment let down, dress, attire.), with SHAMEFACEDNESS (a sense of shame or honour, modesty, bashfulness, reverence, regard for others, respect, awe to God.)
and SOBRIETY (1) soundness of mind 2) self-control, sobriety, soberness)
; NOT with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or COSTLY (1) precious
1a) requiring very great outlay, very costly, 1b) excellent, of surpassing value
) array; But (which becometh women professing GODLINESS) with good works. (THIS MODESTY APPLIES TO MEN ALSO, and also internet photos and profile pictures as well (keep the kissing and immodest dress shots between you and your wife!, that includes men and women’s chest’s, legs, flirting, etc, COVER UP!))

Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; (1 Pe 3:3)

But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. (1Pe 3:4)

For after this manner in the old time the HOLY women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: (1Pe 3:5)

For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. (Gal 1:10)

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. ABSTAIN FROM ALL APPEARANCE OF EVIL. (1 Th 5:21)

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (Jas 4:7)

Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? (Rom 6:16)

Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. (2 Ti 2:19)

Should we remove the responsibility off of whoever is the one causing the stumbling block (Christian man or Christian woman) to cause others to fall, and to simply put the onus on the other person to just divert their eyes (set no wicked thing before mine eyes, make covenant with eyes
I will set NO WICKED THING BEFORE MINE EYES: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. (Ps 101:3)
I made a COVENANT WITH MINE EYES; why then should I think upon a maid? (Job 31:1)
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.(Jas 7:17))
how well would that go in a volleyball game with immodestly dressed people? hence why I stopped playing and participating in many sports and activities where so called Christians dressed immodestly, and perhaps thankfully due to an injury I cannot participate in any sports anyway; also, there are ways of playing sports modestly dressed, but aren’t there more important things in life like winning souls?

If these were not Christians causing the offense I would say yes it is the Christian’s responsibility to first not go near temptation (do Christian’s really need to go to a public gym, pool parties, saunas, shower rooms, the beach area that is populated with sinners immodestly dressed? (in 2006 God convicted me of going to beaches of immodestly dressed people and recently to cover up, and beaches in general no more!, MAYBE to call those people to repentance that’s about it.), etc) and second to avoid it, but if they are a Christian – COVER UP! and if they refuse to repent, then don’t participate in the activity with that possible false convert/sleepy Christian (anyone who walks disorderly, etc; yes that includes in the churches also, worship team rehearsals, leadership are not exempt either. At the ungodly church City Church in Ottawa (mentioned in the exhortation this exhortation is excerpted from) the worship leader at the time (she is wife of the hireling/wolf that left) during rehearsals wore short shorts that said HOT STUFF or something similar, as did other women that wanted to bring attention to themselves by their clothes (others it was form fitting clothes) rather than their righteousness (if any were truly Christians to begin with) just like the world do, my spirit was grieved; this goes on every day in so called Christian churches. Again, another cry might be, but its so hot out!, no excuse, they make breathable, quick dry, and sweat repellent material now, or bring a few t-shirts (when your socks get wet, you replace them, do the same with t-shirts) or get ones like I suggested, they work great – the less skin exposed the better.

One place I was working at I found out the guy went to Barry Boucher’s actual church Life Centre and I asked this guy if he wanted to do bible study with me some time, he responded, oh no I don’t do that, um you claim to be a Christian and go to a church, yet you don’t want to study the bible?, so why do you go to church then? He responds ‘For the hot girls!’. One of the other girls that I worked with attended the same church as this guy and just because it was sales and seduction sells, she dressed seductively and wore very expensive clothing (I guess she was one of the hot girls he went to the church for?; I know the guy wasn’t saved, not sure about the woman I didn’t get an opportunity to ask her some very pointed questions about her salvation (she was definitely immature though, married and flirted with other men). See ladies?? the predators notice you and you give wrong impression of what the local church is there for its not a dating zone, or a social club. Barry Boucher’s churches aren’t of Christ anyway, but that isn’t the point, nor am I ignoring the Christian woman or man’s responsibility not to give in to lust, nor am I saying a naturally beautiful woman should purposely make herself unattractive, but they should not purposely draw attention to themselves)….I’m not the bible, I just posted what the bible says in the verses above. Just because the world wants to enjoy all that Satan has to offer TO PLEASE THEIR FLESH AND CARNALITY, the Christian is of a different nature, a holy nature, and not like the world. I know many Christian women who cover themselves up (both in and out of the water, in the water or even the beach – not in bikinis, but full body bathing suits, and for guys there are wet suits out there $80 CDN reg, on sale for $30 CDN (I just saw them the other day at Canadian Tire – so no excuse!!, they aren’t only for water skiing), but many would not want to do that out of fear of man, reputation, ridicule and even wanting to be seen by others). Its called living righteously. Also I don’t go swimming, I can’t, why would I invite temptation anyway though if I can avoid it? (also, why should only the Christian women have to cover up?).
Part of the problem is many who call themselves Christian (both at leadership levels and in general) look at the false converts who have a cover of Christianity instead of looking to the God of the bible as their guide, and you end up with the blind following the blind.

Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. (oh the subtle deception! serving Satan while thinking one is serving God) (Rom 1:32)

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (1 Co 10:13)

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. (Jas 1:12)

CHILDREN, TEENAGERS, – Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Pr 22:6)
parents how are you raising your children and what are you raising them on???
One comment I received by James Sommerville and he is right “children clothes that look like teeny boppers. Children’s clothes are far too much like teenagers’ clothes with a variety of saucy and inappropriate logos on them, Whilst the designs themselves were made to make children look older than they were. Even teenage clothing with far too revealing hem lines, and tight stream lines. The pressure on girls to make themselves look like the models that walk on our fashion catwalks has produced any number of sad stories of anorexia. Our Children from the moment they become conscious of their bodies are under extreme pressure in what they dress and to conform to the standards of this world. Girls especially are more susceptible than boys. But both I believe have been exploited.

The clothing industry markets itself as the social consciousness of what we should or should not be wearing. What they believe is not necessarily the right thing to wear. As Christians more than most should be aware that our children are not there to be exploited. The latest fashions may be the latest, they may be tomorrow’s fashion accessory, but I have no attention of making my child look
like a tart.”

VEGETARIANISM reproof straight out of the bible!

Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. (1 Tim 4:3)

organic pills trap – ever notice how much those things are? I got caught in this trap in 2005, $600 per month (as soon as I stopped taking the stuff, the stuff it was supposed to have cured was still there); this isn’t to say I didn’t learn some things about proper eating though and reading labels with discernment.

God’s Word hasn’t changed, and He warns what it will be like in the last days – and one of those things is abstaining from meats (commonly known as vegetarianism).

its unhealthy to only eat herbs and fruits and God also doesn’t condone it.
the money one spends on keeping their body (God’s temple) looking perfect and feeling perfect could be used elsewhere – like spreading the gospel and taking care of one’s family, etc.
however if you can and want to eat organic without it costing much then by all means go for it.

you can grow your own vegetables, can and jar and freeze fruits and vegetables as well,
many meats are not processed or salted at all (unless one gets breaded or seasoned, etc.), also many things use alternatives such as sea salt in them which is good for you, or others use lemon or grapes instead of sugar, but sugar itself is not bad for you either.

As a Christian, God convicted me of paranoia, so now I just pray God’s blessing over my food that I buy from the store (and I carefully read the labels and once in a while I might get one or two things that are not great for my body, like chips or muffins store bought, I usually buy plain chips and use my own seasoning on them) and I concentrate on more important things like knowing His Word and spreading the gospel and discipling others.

Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. (1 Ti 4:3)

For EVERY (God doesn’t say only those of 100 years back) creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: (1 Ti 4:4)

For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. (of course you shouldn’t be a fool about this either and deliberately indulge in what you know isn’t good for you, but you shouldn’t get all hung up over pesticides and what not) (1 Ti 4:5)

If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. (1 Ti 4:6)

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; (1 Ti 4:1)

Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; (1 Ti 4:2)

This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but THEIR HEART IS FAR FROM ME. (Mat 15:8)

But in vain they do worship me,TEACHING FOR DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN. (Mat 15:9)

And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: (Mat 15:10)

NOT that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. (Mat 15:11)

And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? (Mat 15:16)

Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? (Mat 15:17)

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. (Mat 15:18)

For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: (Mat 15:19)

THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT DEFILE A MAN: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man. (Mat 15:20)

But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. (Act 10:14)

And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. (Act 10:15) cf 1 Tim 4:3-5

Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God: (Act 15:19)

But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. (Act 15:20)

For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; (Act 15:28)

That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well. (Act 15:29)

Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. (Pr 30:5)

in Christ Jesus,
Richard Paquette

see my note Temptations of Christ and His Sufferings Through His Servants from which 3/4 of this exhortation above could not fit here on Facebook, but it is included in the full version on my website

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