Two Simple Questions

This concise and to the point article was written by our good friends at www.nakedandunashamed.org.

As a pastor my goal every week was to attempt to make the complex simple. As a simple guy myself I felt that I had a better grasp of Bible doctrine if I found ways to put it into simple terms. I know, many pastors pride themselves on being able to wax eloquent every week, but that was just not my style.

Recently I decided to see if we could do the same thing when looking at the subject of biblical naturism and here is what I came up with. It really boils down to two simple questions. The first question we must ask is how does God view the naked body…what is His view on the subject? By the way, that should be the basis for discovery on any doctrine. What is God’s view on grace? What is God’s view on forgiveness? What is God’s view on the Law? As far as I am concerned, the best place to find out what God’s view on a given subject is the Word of God…the Bible.

So, what is God’s view of the naked body or the body in general?

  • Psalm 139:14 – I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
  • Jeremiah 1:5 – Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee…
  • Genesis 1:27 – So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
  • Genesis 2:25 – And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
  • Genesis 1:31 – And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.
  • 1 Corinthians 12:23 – And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.

In a nutshell, God’s view of us and our naked bodies is that they are:

  1. wonderful
  2. formed by His hand
  3. made in His image
  4. nothing to be ashamed of
  5. very good
  6. that no part of the body is less beautiful than any other part

Now, we get to the second question…does your view of the naked body match God’s view? Does your pastor’s view of the naked body match God’s view? Does my church’s view of the naked body match God’s view?

If it doesn’t, one of the views need to change so that they match. I am going to recommend that you not demand that God change His view, I am going to recommend that you get in line with God and His view.

I hope that this little exercise also helps with any discussion opportunities that may arise in the future. It’s the perfect question to ask…does your view of the body match God’s view?

11 thoughts on “Two Simple Questions

  1. sassycoupleok

    Points well made with biblical support as the basis. We 100 % agree. Like many things in life, churches, pastors and our society pick and chose the items in life or thoughts from the bible that best support their ideology instead of accepting the holy bible as a whole. They as we all know view the human body as sinful, a creator of lust, failing to realize that lust is created by the mind. Where as if nudity was much more common publicly in reasonable ways the gratification of it would slowly wane from others minds.
    To us living our life nude as much as possible is God’s blessing.

    T & K.

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  2. Reuben Titus

    I was raised in the most perfect way any parents could set up, totally protected from all the evil of the world, isolated in the country and homeschooled, thoroughly educated in the bible, world history, church history, prophecy, etc. But in spite of the practically flawless arrangement to keep me pure, when I hit teen age a lust addiction arose and took control of my mind which was a relentless unstoppable compulsion driving my mind into homosexuality. I fought it relentlessly, prayed against it, hard as I possibly could, and nothing worked, frequently trying to figure out what had caused it to start and came up blank. My early life was too clean, nothing there that could have caused it. It went on for 33 years until I finally despaired of ever breaking out of it and decided God would have to perform a miracle and switch the whole thing off in my mind. So with that thought I changed my attitude to stop trying to defeat it myself and toss the whole business in God’s lap, asked Him to just clean up my mind because there was no way I could do it. Right away the concept of naturism came my way, and how it can recondition the mind to see our bodies as the innocent non lust inspiring creation of God. It was shocking to my mind at first because I’d been thoroughly trained that the body is lust inspiring cover it up. (the normal christian view that my mother held) I tried putting it into practice and it worked, over some months of intentionally going naked in common work and private recreation while ignoring myself, the old lust addiction faded away. That seeing and ignoring policy reconditions the subconscious lust driving area of the brain to also ignore the body and wipes out the lust tie to it. And that identified where it came from. As a child I never saw another human naked in common life, other than myself when I took a bath and a baby during a diaper change occasionally. Never had the chance to become mentally conditioned as a child to see and ignore. And that also identified to me exactly what is driving the whole gay agenda and all the lust crimes and porn addiction of the world. The hidden cause and the cure identified through my own experience and God’s leading. As it turned out God did it right the first time in Eden, we should have stuck with it, because we don’t live that way we open the door to great evil in our world and are blind to what’s causing it.

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  3. jeffnkr

    We are to go into all the world and make disciples. Matthew 28:19-20 is the Great Commission. The question for all true believers is not whether or not to be a disciple; the question is whether to be obedient. We are to follow the Lord, and believe as He believes. That includes respect and gratitude for the nude human body. I’m sure that most of us would follow God’s exhortations, through the Apostle Paul, in Romans, chapter 14, where we are told to be respectful of the views of weaker brothers and sisters. Phil, have you already written something about nudity, in light of Romans 14?

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  4. david eden

    Thank you for this celebration of the human body. It is interesting how all the sensitive parts of the body on humans are in full display, other animals they are hidden and protected. Certainly God defied any ‘evolutionary’ rationale or adaptive design (as many bumps and bruises near sensitive parts can attest) when creating us. Good job at separating the ‘naughty’ away from the “Yes, this is wonderful!’

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