To teach modesty of physical presentation to the modern believer is often termed fanaticism or legalism. Obedience to the word of God is not fanaticism, but is the expression, from our hearts, of our love to Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” John 14:15. If we dress like the world, look like the world and act like the world then how can it be said of us that we are not being conformed to it. “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.” Romans 12:1-2 Read our full study on this subject below.
In the book of 1st and 2nd Kings we learn of a woman named Jezebel. She was a Sidonian (non-Israelite) and the daughter of their king. She was married to Ahab and brought Baal worship with her. She was a fanatical worshipper of Baal. She had over 400 prophets of Baal that were employed by Read more about Why Did Jezebel Paint Her Face?[…]
In response to a few of my recent articles I have been informed that, according to the Bible, Queen Esther wore make-up. I want to examine this charge against her to see if the Bible reveals whether or not this is so. Let’s examine the Scriptures that some individuals have used to “prove” that she Read more about Did Queen Esther Wear Make-Up?[…]
I received a comment from a former Message believer that I wish to address on the blog today. This comment was regarding modesty and pants. He is specifically referring to how we use Deuteronomy 22:5. I have seen Message women wearing dresses that were decidedly immodest and non-message women wearing pants that were very Read more about Legalism and Deuteronomy 22:5[…]
I came across this excerpt while reading the Expositors Bible Commentary on 1 Timothy 2:9-10. It was written by 29 scholars in the late 1800’s. In the late 1900’s through today the Christian church has undergone an extreme change in regards to its teaching about modesty. Now, almost anything goes and to even address this Read more about Of Modest Apparel[…]