SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES :
Second Corinthians 5:1-4 = We know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God - a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Here indeed we groan, and long to put on our heavenly residence, so that by putting it on we may not be found naked. For while we are still in this tent, we sigh with weariness - not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
Revelation 16:15 = Wow, I'm coming like a thief! Blessed is [he] who is awake, keeping [his] clothes that [he] may not go naked and be seen exposed!
NKJV's Numbers 5:18 =
"And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and uncover her head, and place in her hands the cereal offering of remembrance, which is the cereal offering of jealousy."
RSV's and NASV's Song of Solomon 7:5 =
"Your head crowns you like Carmel, and your flowing locks are like purple; a king is held captive in the tresses."
2. For wearing LONG-sleeved shirt, blouse, and dress (rather than bare-armed sleevelessness):
RSV's and NASB's Second Samuel 13:18 =
"Now she was wearing a long-sleeved full-length gown, for so were the virgin daughters of the king traditionally dressed."
NO mention of any "multi-colored robe" as the KJV mis-states!
Psalm 101:3-4 = I will not set before my eyes anything that is lewd. I hate the work of those who fall away: it shall not cleave to me. Perverseness of heart shall be far from me; I will know nothing of evil.
3. For wearing a BRA:
KJV's and NASB's (not RSV's) Proverbs 5:18-23 =
"Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth - a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be infatuated with her love. Why should you be enraptured by a loose woman, my son, and embrace the bosom of a seductress?
For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the LORD, and He watches all his steps. The wicked man's iniquities ensnare him, and he is caught in the cords of his sin. He dies for lack of discretion, and in the greatness of his foolishness he is lost."
4. For wearing PANTIES covering crotch and buttocks:
KJV's and RSV's (not NASB's) Isaiah 3:16-17 and Isaiah 20:3-4 =
The LORD said: Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk
with outstretched necks, glancing wantonly with their eyes...the Lord will
smite with a scab the heads of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will lay
bare their secret parts.
The LORD said: "As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot for three years as a sign and a portent against Egypt and Ethiopia, so shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians captives and the Ethiopians exiles, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot, with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
5. For wearing LONG skirt or NON-tight slacks (rather than legs-baring shorts, shortened or slitted skirt, or legs-exposing "swim-wear"):
KJV's and NASB's Isaiah 47:1-4 =
"Come down and sit in the dust, virgin daughter of Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne, daughter of the Chaldeans, for you shall no more be called tender and delicate. Take the millstones and grind meal, put off your veil, strip off your robe, uncover your legs, pass through the rivers. Your nakedness shall be uncovered, and your shame shall be seen. I will take vengeance, and I will spare no human."
Ezekiel 16:35-37 = Wherefore, harlot, hear the word of the LORD: Thus says the Lord GOD: "Because your shame was laid bare and your nakedness uncovered in your harlotries with your lovers, and because of all your idols, and because of the blood of your children that you gave to them, therefore - hey! - I will gather all your lovers, with whom you took pleasure (all those you loved and all those you loathed) and I will gather them against you from every side, and will uncover your nakedness to them, that they may see all your nakedness."
6. For wearing SOCKS with shoes:
KJV's and NKJV's Jeremiah 2:25 =
Keep your foot from being unshod, and your throat from thirst. But you have said, 'No! It is hopeless, for I have loved strangers, and after them I will go.'
Matthew 5:27-32 = [Jesus said]: "You have heard that it was said, 'You
shall not commit adultery.' But I say to you that everyone who looks at a
woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your
right eye causes you to sin. pluck it out and throw it away -- it is better
that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into
Hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away;
it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go
into Hell. It was also said, 'Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a
certificate of divorce.' But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife,
except for immorality, makes her an adulteress, and whoever marries a divorced
woman commits adultery."
Revelation 3:15-18 = I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, 'I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing' - not knowing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. Therefore I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that you may be rich, and white garments to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nakedness from being seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see.
Winter in Minnesnowta is once again waning, and warm weather is returning automatically without conjuring up nor pacifying alleged evil spirits and eclipse gods supposedly in charge of season-changing:
Genesis 8:22 While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease."
Exodus 4:11 Then the LORD said to him, "Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him dumb, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the LORD?
Psalm 135:7 He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth, who makes lightnings for the rain and brings forth the wind from his storehouses.
Ecclesiastes 11:5 As you do not know how the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.
Amos 4:13 For lo, he who forms the mountains, and creates the wind, and declares to man what is his thought; who makes the morning darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth--the LORD, the God of hosts, is his name!
Zechariah 10:1 Ask rain from the LORD in the season of the spring rain, from the LORD who makes the storm clouds, who gives men showers of rain, to every one the vegetation in the field.
First Corinthians 10:20 No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be partners with demons.
Romans 1:19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.
20 Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse;
21 for although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened.
22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools,
23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,
25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever! Amen.
The weather has been frigid and hostile to any Amazonian, Brazilian, or Aboriginal-type natives desiring to licentuously display their worse-than-bikinied/better-than-bikinied bare-breasted or bare-buttocked nakedness in general public view:
Revelation 3:15 "'I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot!
Revelation 3:16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spit you out of my mouth.
Being spit out of one's mouth is the result of merely displaying half-ass lurid exhibitionism of only [pornographic] loose-long-haired mopheadedness, naked-arm sleeveslessness, nude-legged slackslessness, and/or partially-bare-footed sockslessness under sandals or flip-flops......contrary to Scriptural admonitions and inferences to not do so.
Put another way, the severe cold (with the threat of exposed skin succombing to frigid frostbite within minutes with consequential intense pain, gangrene, and amputation) has stifled and postponed their hang-up and obsession to distract and harass others with non-discriminate lust-inciting nudist exhibitionism.
Don't get me wrong. I'm all for legitimate and timely flaunting of total human nudity for certain choice occasions and under special circumstances. That is quite congruent with the essence and import of what is contained within the Biblical Song of Solomon:
Song 7:1 How graceful are your footsteps in sandals, royal maiden! Your rounded thighs are like jewels, the work of a master hand.
2 Your navel is a rounded bowl that never lacks mixed wine. Your belly is a heap of wheat, encircled with lilies.
3 Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle.
4 Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are pools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bathrabbim. Your nose is like a tower of Lebanon, overlooking Damascus.
5 Your head crowns you like Carmel, and your flowing locks are like purple; a king is held captive in the tresses.
6 How fair and pleasant you are, O loved one, delectable maiden!
7 You are stately as a palm tree, and your breasts are like its clusters.
8 I say I will climb the palm tree and lay hold of its branches. Oh, may your breasts be like clusters of the vine, and the scent of your breath like apples,
9 and your kisses like the best wine that goes down smoothly, gliding over lips and teeth of sleepers.
10 I am my beloved's, and his desire is for me.
11 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the fields, and lodge in the villages;
12 let us go out early to the vineyards, and see whether the vines have budded, whether the grape blossoms have opened and the pomegranates are in bloom. There I will give you my love.
13 The mandrakes give forth fragrance, and over our doors are all choice fruits, new as well as old, which I have laid up for you, O my beloved.
Song 8:1 O that you were like a brother to me, that nursed at my mother's breast! If I met you outside, I would kiss you, and none would despise me.
2 I would lead you and bring you into the house of my mother, and into the chamber of her that conceived me. I would give you spiced wine to drink, the juice of my pomegranates.
3 O that his left hand were under my head, and that his right hand embraced me!
4 I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that you stir not up nor awaken love until it please.
5 Who is that coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? Under the apple tree I awakened you. There your mother was in travail with you, there she who bore you was in travail.
6 Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is strong as death, jealousy is cruel as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a most vehement flame of the LORD.
However, there is a time and place for everything:
Ecclesiastes 3:5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
Ecclesiastes 3:6 a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
Most of the time is for keeping clothed - not merely for the sake of avoiding frostbite, but for communally-cooperative purposes of concentrating on other constructive and inventive things besides nudity-stimulated acts of Divinely-ordered sexual intercourse for sensual pleasure and for reproduction:
Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth."
Genesis 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.
Second Corinthians 5:3 so that by putting it on we may not be found naked.
Second Corinthians 5:4 For while we are still in this tent, we sigh with anxiety; not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
First Timothy 2:15 Yet woman will be saved through bearing children, if she continues in faith and love and holiness, with modesty.
First Timothy5:8 If any one does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his own family, he has disowned the faith and is worse than a disbeliever.
First Timothy 5:14 So I would have younger women marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the adversary no cause to revile us.
Revelation 16:15 ("Wow, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is he who is awake, keeping his garments that he may not go naked and be seen exposed!").
Ignore the over-populationist nutcase goofs who deplore non-condomized, non-contraceptive, and non-abortive reproduction. They ignore the vast areas of habitable desolation out west and many other non-inhabited but livable areas elsewhere with their irrational and wacko roots-and-berries-only anti-meat/exclusively-vegetarian over-environmentalism:
Exodus 12:8 They shall eat the flesh that night, roasted; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it.
Romans 14:2 One believes he may eat anything, while the weak man eats only vegetables.
Of course, in the process of killing edible lifeforms to eat them, one need not abuse them in the process:
Proverbs 12:10 A righteous man has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.
Speaking of nudity stimulating sexual activities, some recent publicity has been given to penis pumps with the brand name of Pos-T-Vac. Not mentioned is the additional necessity of ringlet tourniquets (spelling?) around the blood-filled rigid penis to prolong erection. Such silly self-sodomy for spousal heterosexual purposes is generally not necessary for those particularly younger-adult males who have not worn out their limited erectile capacities with porn-viewing-exacerbated self-sodomizing masturbation and who experience penile non-flaccidity and non-limpidity by the mere sight of increasing degrees of attractive female-human exposure of various body parts, legitimatized by being married to the sensual arousers at the time:
Proverbs 5:18 Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth,
Proverbs 5:19 a lovely hind, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight, be infatuated always with her love.
Malachi 2:13 And this again you do. You cover the LORD's altar with tears, with weeping and groaning because he no longer regards the offering or accepts it with favor at your hand.
14 You ask, "Why does he not?" Because the LORD was witness to the covenant between you and the wife of your youth, to whom you have been faithless, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant.
15 Has not the one God made and sustained for us the spirit of life? And what does he desire? Godly offspring. So take heed to yourselves, and let none be faithless to the wife of his youth.
First Corinthians 6:9 Do you not know that the non-righteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor sodomites,
First Corinthians 6:10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God.
This we can do without disfiguring nor mangling our bodies and devoid of indiginously-lewd shame, contrary to the abusive witch-doctor and shamanism mandates of demonic traditions based upon voodoo superstitions:
Leviticus 19:28 You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh on account of the dead or tattoo any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
Deuteronomy 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, any one who practices divination, a soothsayer, or an augur, or a sorcerer,
Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Second Corinthians 6:14 Do not be mismated with disbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness and iniquity? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
15 What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?
16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will live in them and move among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Therefore come out from them, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you,
18 and I will be a father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."
With reference to primitive natives with non-civilized and sexually-defiling practices, there are many natives in South America and Africa who have been positively responsive and healthfully receptive to the teaching of Christian Catholics and other missionaries, and their sensible modest dress shows that:
Mark 5:15 And they came to Jesus, and saw the demoniac sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, the man who had had the legion; and they were afraid.
Luke 8:35 Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.
First Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, the testimony to which was borne at the proper time.
7 For this I was appointed a preacher and apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
8 I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
9 also that women should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in decent apparel, not with broided hair or gold or pearls or costly attire
10 but by good works, as befits women who profess religion.
11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness.
12 I allow no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent.
13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve;
14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.
15 Yet woman will be saved through bearing children, if she continues in faith and love and holiness, with modesty.
There are other natives who have rejected the Lord's Word and ways, and have gone off in gradually self-destructive disobedience, secluding and guaranteeing themselves away as they are deliberately doom themselves to weird-habits eventual extinction:
Romans 7:3 Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she belongs to another man while her husband is alive.....
First John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out, that it might be plain that they all are not of us.
[Heretic/Apostate/Infidel] "Evangelist" Ray Comfort said:
Can you show me where the Bible says that rapists have to marry their victims? You can’t, because it’s not there. The sex in those so commonly cited verses is consensual (Deuteronomy 22:28-29). Today we call it a “shotgun wedding.” The previous verse will tell you that God gives the death sentence to rapists. That’s how much He cares about the victim.
Jesus would never have carried a gun. A Christian with a gun is a fake Christian.
28 If a man meets a virgin who is not betrothed, and seizes her and lies with her, and they are found,
29 then the man who lay with her shall give to the father of the young woman fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he has violated her; he may not put her away all his days.
Second Samuel 23:6
But godless men are all like thorns that are thrown away; for they cannot be taken with the hand;
Second Samuel 23:7
but the man who touches them arms himself with iron and the shaft of a spear, and they are utterly consumed with fire.”
[Jesus] said to them, “But now, let him who has a purse take it, and likewise a bag. And let him who has no sword sell his mantle and buy one.
And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.”
Online dating should be enjoyable for all members, and websites offering such services should provide a high level of privacy and security. While some people can be trusted, be beware of predators, scammers, and online liars. There have been cases when online dating services have been misused. For instance, some users who join the site aren't looking for dating; instead, they may use personal details to send unwanted advertisements or ask for money (which is known as a scam). To prevent affiliating with non-desirable contacts, here is a list of tips to help one be safe.
- Trust instincts
One's instincts are always trying to tell you something. Learn to trust them. Too many don't trust their instincts and ignore them, to their own detriment. If at any time one feels unsafe or uncomfortable, one should walk away for their own safety and protection. Watch out for anyone who seems too good to be true. Begin by communicating solely via the dating site, and look for odd behavior or inconsistencies in their profile, conversation, or actions. The person at the other end may not be who or what they say they are.
- Don't provide personal information too soon
Never give out full name, home address, telephone number, or any other sensitive personal information unless the one who one is dealing with is known. Armed with just your home phone number, a person can easily gain access to one's income information or home address, or even learn the value of one's home. An efficient dating website should use an anonymous e-mail and chat system so that none of one's online personal information is made available to other members. One should send and receive e-mails only via the onsite dating service e-mail system, and take time to get know people better and develop a trusting relationship.
- Be cautious
One should never let their guard down. Some people take advantage of those looking for spicy fun by befriending people and trying to scam them. These scams range from illegal advertisements, to redirection to other websites where one has to pay, to asking for credit card details or money. One should be cautious of members who claim in conversation that they are from a different country than is given in their profile. Most commonly, a dating site scammer will describe herself as "God-fearing, real, honest, sincere, loving, genuine." If you believe any person contacting you fits the description listed above and looks too good to be true, ignore that person, and perhaps report them immediately using the scammer reporting option. Save copies of your online dating conversations.
- Use the "SEE ME, HEAR ME, MEET ME" technology
When one is ready to take things a step further, they should move onto the dating site's video and audio dating technologies. These tools are perfect for clearing up any concerns about a person's appearance, manner, and tone. Those tools can be used to become more interactive with members, to have a virtual date!
Using video and audio will make it easier to decide if there is a physical spark between one and the selection person with no risk to your safety and no need to disclose personal information.
Use these innovative online dating communication tools in stages, if convenient. Begin by chatting via SMS text messaging and use audio to have an online phone conversation without having to give out your phone number. When one is comfortable with those contacts, one can then meet in person.
- Meet somewhere safe
When one is ready to meet in person, one can reduce risk of abuse or harrassment by meeting dates in a busy, well-lit, public place. This also lets you avoid giving out your home address. One should never agree to meet someone until one knows them well enough to be sure they can rely on them. One might also consider taking along a friend or arranging a double date. One should let someone one trusts know where one are going, how one are getting there, when one are expected to arrive at one's meeting, and when one is expected home, and let them know where one is at regular intervals on one's date. It is wise to not arrange for one's date to pick one up at home.
While on the date, one should drink responsibly and keep one's wits on control. Always carry a mobile phone. If one feels uncomfortable or nervous at any point, one can excuse themself to the restroom and/or call for back up. Prearrange to inform the other of an instant "accidental" meeting with a friend. Remember to stay in public places with others around you. If one's date is a true gentleman or lady, he or she will totally understand one's feelings.
Successfully finding a date:
Online dating sites offer great tools and features for finding a date, but it's up to you to use them. By following a few simple steps, one can boost your chances of finding Mr. or Ms. Right:
1. Use a good photo
This seems simple, but too many people take it too seriously. A candid photo of one doing something one loves is often the most flattering, and use a picture that's well-lit, in-focus, and truly depicts who one is. Avoid excessive editing!
2. Create a detailed profile
One's profile is an online reflection of onesself, so one should make sure it represents oneself, and give enough information to tell others who one is, but share only as much as one is comfortable sharing. One does need to make onesselflook like the most fun and interesting person in the world, but a good attitude can do wonders to one's online presence. Most importantly, one should be themself.
3. Patience is key
Most people don't land a date the minute they sign up for online dating. Get to know a few people before weighing options. Just as in real life, one must realize that it takes some time to determine who's really interested in them and whether something might work.
4. Be safe
One should get familiar with online dating safety before one begins, and be alert online as one would be in real life.