Presentation on theme: "Modesty the forgotten virtue. Modesty, the Forgotten Virtue u Encouraging modesty has been a perennial task during my lifetime. u 1960s miniskirts u The."— Presentation transcript:
Modesty, the Forgotten Virtue u Encouraging modesty has been a perennial task during my lifetime. u 1960s miniskirts u The influence of fashion (swimwear/the bikini) u The popularity of cheerleading/athletics u The rise of feminism and libertarian morals u The general decay of societal expectations u Fewer and fewer churches are holding the line; elders, preachers and Bible class teachers are reluctant to teach the truth.
Modesty, the Forgotten Virtue u Part of the problem in effecting change is our approach to the subject. u Far more passages are pertinent to this subject than just I Timothy 2:9 & I Peter 3:1–5. u This is an issue that concerns both men and women with respect to practice. u Like most things this is a matter of the heart and not the head.
What do you really believe about clothing? Twenty Statements
Modesty, the Forgotten Virtue 1.According to the Bible, the primary purpose of clothing is to cover the body. 2.There is nothing right or wrong about particular clothing styles. 3.The Bible tells Christians what style of clothing to wear. 4.Since God looks on the heart, what we wear on our bodies does not matter.
Modesty, the Forgotten Virtue 5.Our clothes and appearance reveal a lot about our values, character and beliefs. 6.What I wear should be no one elses concern. 7.I should be free to wear the clothing I like and am comfortable wearing. 8.Modesty means dressing in a way that is outdated, dumpy and unattractive.
Modesty, the Forgotten Virtue 9.If a woman does not wear clothing that is a little revealing a man will not notice her. 10. Most men are not affected by the way a woman dresses. 11. I should not have to change the way I dress because of the way it affects someone else.
Modesty, the Forgotten Virtue 12. Parents should not impose standards or beliefs about clothing on their children. 13. Since we are under grace, Christians are free to dress any way they choose. 14. It is legalistic to impose guidelines or standards of dress for Christians. 15. Christians should never wear clothing that is intended to arouse sexual desire.
Modesty, the Forgotten Virtue 16. There are some settings where it is appropriate to wear revealing clothing (the lake, the gymnasium, a wedding). 17. One may be covered from head to toe and still be immodest. 18. One could wear modest clothing and still be an immodest person.
Modesty, the Forgotten Virtue 19. There is nothing a man can do when confronted by an immodest woman except look. 20. Most Christians do not understand the meaning, power or benefits of true modesty.