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I want to be a nudist November 24, 2016

Posted by Christine Smith in Uncategorized.
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Dear Christian Agony Aunt.

Hello

I’m wondering if you can be of some help. We are young Christians. Weve made friends in the church with some who go to a nudist camp and have asked us to go with them. I want to try it but my husband doesn’t. I can’t see any wrong in it and surely it’s natural to be naked? But my hubby says it’s wrong especially for Christians to see each other undressed. Its starting to cause disagreements between us with our friends trying to prove they are right and my husbands wrong. These friends have asked us not to tell anyone else in the church they are nudist because the church will probably reject them. we got to know by chance. They’re nice couples with kids and say there’s nothing in the Bible against them doing it as a family.They seem respectable people who are faithful to their spouses and how they’re not hurting anyone.

I’d like to know if you can help and if there is anything in the bible that says nudism is wrong because they say there isn’t anything in the bible about it. Thank you.

Mrs J. recently married ANNON PLEASE.

Christine answer:

Dear Mrs J, I admire how you’ve sought advice from a Christian source rather than a secular one. It shows you want Biblical truth.

The Scripture tells us to seek advice before making any important decision as it can save us from heartache and mistakes,“Prepare plans by consultation” (Proverbs 20:18).

Nudism has become popular amongst Christians. It may surprise you that when you go to church, you will most likely be sitting alongside a nudist (albeit clothed).

I am only going to address ‘Christian nudists’ because those who don’t profess to be a Christian won’t care what the Bible says.

I know most of the reasons ‘Christian nudists’ give for being one and how adamant they are that there is nothing about it in the Bible about it. In Spain I opened a Christian Centre for an international church. Up the road was a derelict camp-site & someone bought it and opened it as a nudist camp. Some of the nudists who were professing Christians attended our services (fully clothed).

One day they started to talk about being nudists and said there is nothing wrong in nudism and that it is natural and how we were made and that there is nothing whatsoever in the Bible against it.

I knew that they were totally wrong.

**Scripture is against nudism big time! It is ignorance on their behalf when ‘Christian’ nudists insist there isn’t anything in the Bible against nudism as it only proved they don’t read it. I proved with countless Scriptures from OT and NT but they shrugged it off, because it’s something they don’t want to give up. That’s why I think nudism can become an addiction like any other, that once it starts, it’s hard to stop. There are umpteen Scriptures that show being naked in front of others is portrayed as degrading, humiliating, demeaning, shameful, undignified, even in front of other family members (apart from a spouse).

** Nudists say it does no harm to children: They say their children love feeling free and see it as natural. Maybe they do when they are little but when they get older their view changes. They get embarrassed and ashamed that their parents are nudists and try to hide it from their friends because the parents of their friends know they won’t allow their children to visit that friend’s home.

**Nudists say: ‘It’s natural.’ Lots of things are natural, like personal body functions, but we don’t do them in public. It was natural to be naked prior to Adam & Eve’s sin but afterwards, it was God who required them to be covered up, and it was God who made the clothes for them! “Adam said ‘I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked. The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them (Genesis 3:10,21).

**Nudism involves deception and separates fellowship: Christian’ nudists take great care to keep from their church/fellowship that they are nudists knowing they will be ostracised. They say ‘it isn’t lying’ we just don’t say.’ But it isn’t long before it turns into lying when sooner or later they have to invent reasons where they went for a weekend away, or when talking about their ‘holiday.’ When lies are told often enough, they become a way of life and a habit like any habit. After a while conviction about the lies stops. Nudists have had to leave church after church when it was discovered they were nudists. Their true talents are then wasted. For example, a talented, singer, a Sunday School teacher, a musician, will not be considered for ministry within the church. I have had nudists beg me not tell their church they go to nudist colonies as it could be detrimental to their leadership!

**Nudism attracts perverts: Whatever nudists say to the contrary, 40% of nudists admit to being swingers. Nudists have admitted to me that they look at someone’s body first not their face, so it is a very carnal ‘hobby.’ Everyone who goes to a nudist camp is not ‘pure in heart’ they claim it is. I know of families who are exposing their daughters and sons on nudists camps, and people do go there to spy on them; and yet innocent children are totally unaware they are being scrutinised… until they get a little older and wiser that is!

**Nudists say: ‘We never get sexually aroused.’ Naked bodies cause sexual arousal, and many nudists admit to this.

**Nudists say that we are prudes! I am happy to be called a ‘prude.’ The dictionary definition for the opposite of prude is ‘vice.’ Prude means virtuous; principles; proper; modest, “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies” (Proverbs 31:10). Trotting around naked in front of others is not being virtuous.

**Nudists say that the Old Testament doesn’t count: The OT is jammed packed with verses against being naked. But here are some New Testament ones…

“Behold, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes, so that he will not walk about naked and men will not see his shame” (Revelation 16:15).

Naked and You clothed me” (Matthew 25:36).

“So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his garment (for he was naked) and threw himself into the sea” (John 21:7).

“We groan longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven, inasmuch as we, having put it on, will not be found naked (2 Corinthians 5:3).

“And the ten horns which you saw, and the beasts, these will hate the harlot, and will make her desolate and naked…” (Revelation 17:16).

“I was in prison and you visited me; naked and You clothed me” (Matthew 25:36).

“Your nakedness will be uncovered, your shame will be exposed” (Isaiah 47:3).

It is clear that even relatives should not be naked in front of one another,

None of you shall approach any blood relative to uncover their nakedness; I am the Lord. You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father/mother she is your mother. The nakedness of your sister, daughter-in-law, father’s relative/aunt… You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and of her daughter… it is lewdness (i.e., wickedness)”Leviticus 18.

“Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies” (Exodus 32:25).

The Bible has a lot to say about being carnal. The word ‘carnal’comes from the Greek word sarkikos meaning flesh, and nothing could be more carnal than being naked in front of others. God’s word says to be carnally minded is death.

Although the Bible is silent on many subjects nudism certainly isn’t one of them. We either want to obey God’s word or we don’t. It’s our choice.

The Bible says we should be imitators of Christ and that we should follow Christ’s example – and He was clothed!

Being a nudist is the opposite to everything the Bible stands for.

“Be Holy in all your behaviour” (1 Peter 1:16).

“Those who are in the flesh (carnal) cannot please God” (Romans 8:7).

“Be imitators of God” (Ephesians 5:5). This word imitate is – to copy, to mimic.

“The flesh sets its desire against the Spirit (Galatians 5:17).

It has made some nudists angry with me when I say there are standards in Christianity, and lines to be drawn, but there is a certain righteousness to be upheld. There has to be some difference between a Christian and a non-Christian. I am not speaking of ‘earning Salvation.’ Salvation is a gift from God. But behaviour that is pleasing to the Lord is something else.

The Word of God is there to live by, if we really want to that is. “Be very careful what you do, for the Lord our God will have no part in unrighteousness” (2 Chronicles 19:7). And it is not ‘righteous’ or Holy or becoming to go around without clothes.

Nakedness in the Scripture is always portrayed in an extremely negative light and as an embarrassing and unholy and sad and degrading state to be in.  In the New Testament the only ones to go about naked were mad! The first thing after they were healed of their madness, was a desire to be fully clothed!

Mrs J, I do hope that this had helped to prove your husband is right, and your nudist friends wrong. Perhaps you can let them see my reply to you. You could be instrumental in helping them change their view, as I know that some nudists have been convinced and given it up.

I’m sure you love the Lord and His word enough to want to obey it being the reason you wrote in to my Christian Agony Aunt.

I hope my answer hasn’t been too harsh, but Bible truths can hurt sometimes because  “The word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing the souls and spirit” (Hebrews 5:12).

“BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO STAYS AWAKE AND KEEPS HIS CLOTHES ON, SO THAT HE WILL NOT WALK ABOUT NAKED” (Revelation 16:15).

Mrs J, you only really needed to tell your Christian nudist friends this…

“Wives be subject to your own husbands” (Ephesians 5:22).

God bless,

Christine.

Christian Agony Aunt 

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Thanks November 24, 2016

Posted by Christine Smith in Uncategorized.
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I want to say a big thank you for being there and for taking the time to read my very long email and the way you took the time to answer everything which has helped me more than I can say.
I pray the Lord will bless you for what you are doing. I wish to remain anonymous thanks.
UK.

 

Email christianagonyaunt@gmail.com

Christine Smith’s books:  www.christinesmithbooks.com