DON’T YOU GET IT?
by Kevin Rutherford
A fundamental principle of morality
that some members of the
Wearing clothing that does not
properly cover the body is a SIN!!! It
is a sin that will cause members of the
Let us make some specific applications of what we have just discussed so that no one will misunderstand what I am saying. Men need to be covered from shoulders to knees. Muscle shirts, no shirts, short shorts, swimming attire, tight clothing, transparent clothing, and such like are immodest. Women need to be covered from shoulders to knees. Formal-dresses that only come up to the arm pits, half-tops, hip-huggers, mini skirts, mini-dresses, tight clothing, short shorts, swimming attire, transparent clothing, and such like are immodest.
It never ceases to amaze me that
there are so many times when some people in the world understand moral issues
better than Christians do. It ought to
be the other way around, but it is nothing new.
Even the world knew better than to engage in the fornication practiced
by one of the members of the church at
“Every time I happen to shop the mall, I am completely shell-shocked by the dress habits of the kids, guys too….but mostly the girls. I see girls who are way too young to have jobs to pay for their own clothes, parading down the mall wearing, well, uh, very little clothes.” The author goes on to describe what these kids are wearing then says, “Not too many years ago, only ladies of the street dressed like that.”
This author also goes on to speak of the common nature of sexual assault upon these young girls. The author specifically points out she is not excusing those boys or men who sexually assault these girls, but she uses a good illustration when she says, “….if I walk down the street with a clear plastic bag full of money, I’m betting that eventually someone will try to relieve me of the bag...” The writer later says, “Folks, wake up. Our kids are hurling themselves toward disaster at a terrific rate.”
While I don’t know what the
author’s religious background may be, I can tell you that she was writing for a
publication that is not a religious publication. What this shows me is that
there are some in the world who have more sense than some members of the
Please understand that I am not trying to be overly critical and bitter. I am simply writing out of great concern for the souls of my brothers and sisters in Christ. This is a serious matter that each of us must contemplate. We must not wear immoral clothing and we must not allow our children to wear it. Do your best to help your children understand that they are much more important than the shape of their bodies. Help your children to realize they can get hurt by showing off their bodies. Encourage them to believe that chaste and modest behavior is the godly way, the best way, the saving way, and the safe way.