Posted by: Marty | June 20, 2012

Immodesty in the Pew

“Why are they for going with their…naked shoulders, and paps hanging out like a cow’s bag? Why are they for painting their faces, for stretching out their neck, and for putting of themselves unto all the formalities which proud fancy leads them to? Is it because they would honor God? Because they would adorn the gospel? Because they would beautify religion, and make sinners to fall in love with their own salvation? No, no, it is rather to please their lusts…I believe also that Satan has drawn more into the sin of uncleanness by the spangling show of fine clothes, than he could possibly have drawn unto it without them. I wonder what it was that of old was called the attire of a harlot: certainly it could not be more bewitching and tempting than are the garments of many professors this day.”

John Bunyan, “The Life and Death of Mr. Badman,” in The Works of John Bunyan, George Offor, ed., Vol. III (London: Blackie & Sons, 1875; reprint ed., Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Publishing Group, 1977), 645. Quoted from Christian Modesty: The Public Undressing of America by Pastor Jeff Pollard

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  1. How true and timely this is! I think so many people, both men and women are sucked into the lies put forth by movies, magazines, and media regarding fashion. We get so concerned about how we look while our inner man is rotting because of a lack of Biblical truth and obedience.

    Thanks for sharing this Marty!


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