Nudism or Naturism And The Bible

What does the Bible Say about Naturism, Naturism and Straightforward Nudity?
The Bible is a great novel because it gives us examples of how to proceed or not. If it does not give us examples of what to do or not, there are that are pertinent to our scenario. For the case of nakedness, we’ve got both examples and principles.
There are special instances of great nakedness (Gen 2:24, 1 Sam 19:24, Isa 20:1-3). In each of the preceding cases, the nakedness was either called good or commanded.
Those examples are neutral because the nudity there’s only found. Nothing else, or bad, is said about the fact that they were naked.
There are also cases of awful nakedness including David and Bathsheba (2 Sam 11), Noah (Genesis 9:20-7).
The reason that the two preceding instances display awful nakedness is because sin is involved: David lusted in his heart, while observing Bathsheba, and acted on that lust.
Noah was drunk and Ham dishonored his daddy by having homosexual relations with him. Scripture most definitely does reveal something like what we as naturists practice: Jesus with the disciples (John 13:8) and David dancing in the street at the return of the Ark of the Covenant (2 Sam 6:9-17).
The Bible And Naturism
In addition to examples of nakedness, we’ve got principles involving our independence as Christians, including Romans 14. In Christ, we’ve been granted much liberty; we aren’t to use that freedom as a license to sin (Gal 5:13).
However, the principle that we must remember is 1 Tim 4:3-4, which says that God made everything for our thanksgiving and enjoyment and shouldn’t reject any of it.
The most significant principle is that God has called our unclothed bodies good and it would be bad for us to say otherwise. (Isa 5:20)
In Genesis 3, (the Jewish Old Testament) the garments that Adam and Eve wore was just for physical protection and for no other purpose. Their clothes would shield Adam and Eve from the thorns and thistles that God placed in the ground in v.18.
In the New Testament, we’re ordered to give clothing to people who have none. The distinction must be drawn between making a selection (naturism) and clothing the naked people. The individuals with whom we are commanded to share garments lack ability to make the choice. In Mark 7:20, Jesus said that it’s from the heart that our lustful, and other sinful ideas, originate and not from external sources.
In fact, Paul said, “these rules might seem shrewd because they demand strong devotion, humility, and severe physical discipline. But they don’t have any effect when it comes to seizing a man’s evil thoughts and desires” (Col 2:23). This implies that clothes has no effect when it comes to dealing with our thoughts.
In conclusion, God called the nude body good and clothes was simply given to protect us against a cursed universe. The Bible also says that we should thank God for what he’s given us; we do not have the ability to call our bodies what He didn’t call them.
Originally, garments was given to shield Adam and Eve from the actual environment and the reason for clothes now is still to do this. Clothes does not have the power to defeat our sinful lusts. Jesus Christ is the only person who can deal with our sin.
This post about The Bible and Naturism or Naturism and Nudity was published by – Young Naturists and Nudists America FKK
Bible Scripture References:
Genesis 2:24
I Samuel 19:24
Isaiah 20:1-3
John 21:7
Matthew 24:18
II Samuel 11
Genesis 9:20-27
John 13:8
II Samuel 6:9-17
Romans 14
Galatians 5:13
Isaiah 5:20
Genesis 3
Mark 7:20
Colossians 2:23
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About the Writer (Author Profile)
Jordan Blum is a lifelong nudie and cofounder of Nudist Portal.