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1 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15,

2 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, To Think To Look at self & Realize: I could be wrong. Some of my clothing could be immodest.

3 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, World Parents Preacher Elders Always Thought / Done

4 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, If so – will listen, appreciate & follow (Jas. 1:21-22) If not – You will be rejecting God himself (Jno. 12:48) To violate Gods standard is to act outside of Gods will

5 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, Someones at the door – Could someone answer it – Im not dressed! Im dressed – Ill get it Its probably my friends – we are going to Wild River Country

6 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, FIgnorant & Untaught FWant to fit in FWant to be bold and turn heads FDont know how they really look FCareless – Dont stop & think *About Divine principles *Allow worlds standards to influence them *Brethren gradually get looser

7 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, Timothy 2:9,10 (NKJV) 9 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.

8 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, "Respectable; honorable" (Arndt and Gingrich, 445). "Respectable; honorable" (Arndt and Gingrich, 445). "Well-arranged; seemly" (Thayer, 356). "Well-arranged; seemly" (Thayer, 356). "Orderly; well-arranged; decent" (Vine, III:79). "Orderly; well-arranged; decent" (Vine, III:79). "The well-ordering is not of dress and demeanor only, but the inner lifes uttering indeed, and expressing itself in the outward conversation" (Trenchs Syn. 346). "The well-ordering is not of dress and demeanor only, but the inner lifes uttering indeed, and expressing itself in the outward conversation" (Trenchs Syn. 346). (kosmios) -

9 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, The Peoples New Testament Commentary defines modesty as In simple attire which doesnt attract attention. The Peoples New Testament Commentary defines modesty as In simple attire which doesnt attract attention. Bible Knowledge Commentary - An appearance that is simple, moderate, judicious, and free from ostentation.... Christians must be careful about letting a pagan culture set their fashions. Bible Knowledge Commentary - An appearance that is simple, moderate, judicious, and free from ostentation.... Christians must be careful about letting a pagan culture set their fashions.

10 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, Reserved Reserved Humble Humble Respectable Respectable Decent Decent Orderly Orderly

11 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, With shamefacedness –(aidos) – A sense of shame or honor, modesty, bashfulness, reverence, regard for others, respect - "A sense of shame" (Vine, IV:17; Thayer, 14). With shamefacedness –(aidos) – A sense of shame or honor, modesty, bashfulness, reverence, regard for others, respect - "A sense of shame" (Vine, IV:17; Thayer, 14). Have we lost the ability to blush (Jeremiah 6:15; 8:12)? Have we lost the ability to blush (Jeremiah 6:15; 8:12)? Those who dress, (dont dress), in such a way that the imagination has little else, if anything to imagine.. what would it take to get them to blush? Those who dress, (dont dress), in such a way that the imagination has little else, if anything to imagine.. what would it take to get them to blush?

12 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, SOPHROSUNE - Translated sobriety, KJV, ASV; - moderation, NKJV SOPHROSUNE - Translated sobriety, KJV, ASV; - moderation, NKJV Soundness of mind... sound judgment practically expresses the meaning; it is that habitual inner self- government, with its constant rein on all the passions and desires which would hinder the temptation to these from arising.... (Vines, Vol. IV, pp ). Soundness of mind... sound judgment practically expresses the meaning; it is that habitual inner self- government, with its constant rein on all the passions and desires which would hinder the temptation to these from arising.... (Vines, Vol. IV, pp ). Soundness of mind, i.e.(lit,) sanity or (fig.) self- control (Strongs, # 4997). Soundness of mind, i.e.(lit,) sanity or (fig.) self- control (Strongs, # 4997).

13 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, THEOSEBEIA - Denotes the fear or reverence of God,… (Vines, Vol. II, p. 162). THEOSEBEIA - Denotes the fear or reverence of God,… (Vines, Vol. II, p. 162). Devoutness, i.e. piety (Strongs, # 2317). Devoutness, i.e. piety (Strongs, # 2317). Darby: profession of the fear of God, NIV: profess to worship God Darby: profession of the fear of God, NIV: profess to worship God

14 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, Unclad, without clothing...Ill-clad or clad in undergarment only (Thayer, p. 122) Unclad, without clothing...Ill-clad or clad in undergarment only (Thayer, p. 122) badly clad or not fully clothed (Kittle, I: ) badly clad or not fully clothed (Kittle, I: ) lightly clad (Liddell & Scott, 170) lightly clad (Liddell & Scott, 170)

15 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, V. 7 Naked(Nude) V. 10,11,21 Recognized as Still Naked By All (Relatively) Apron [21]... the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.

16 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, Original I.S.B.E. article on Dress says chiton resembled the Roman tunic, corresponding most nearly to our long shirt, reaching below the knee always, and, in case it was designed for dress occasions, reaching almost to the ground (I.S.B.E., II:877).... the chiton of the peasantry was shorter like modern kamis of Syrian fellah which is to the knee. From The Shoulder To The Knee

17 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, KUTTONET--"a tunic...; generally with sleeves, coming down to the knees, rarely to the ankles" (Gesenius, 420; cf. Harris, 1:459; Brown, Driver, Briggs, 509). The tunic... was a shirt which was worn next to the skin. It was made of leather, hair-cloth, wool, linen, or in modern times, usually of cotton... (Fred H. Wight, Manners and Customs of Bible Lands, 91). From The Shoulder To The Knee

18 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, The simplest form of it was without sleeves and reached to the knees or sometimes to the ankles.... Women as well as men wore it [see Cant. 5:3, A.R.V.], although there was no doubt a difference in style and pattern in what was worn by the two (Fred H. Wight, Manners and Customs of Bible Lands, 91). From The Shoulder To The Knee

19 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, } Nakedness Exodus 28:42 (NKJV) 42 And you shall make for them linen trousers to cover their nakedness; they shall reach from the waist to the thighs.

20 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, Isaiah 47:2-3 (NKJV) 2... Remove your veil, Take off the skirt, Uncover the thigh, Pass through the rivers. 3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered, Yes, your shame will be seen;... } Nakedness

21 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, Our dress says something to others about ourselves - Attire of a harlot (Prov. 7:10) Our dress says something to others about ourselves - Attire of a harlot (Prov. 7:10) Create sexual temptation, causing others to sin (Matt. 5:28; Prov. 6:25; Jas. 1:14; Mt. 18:6-7); [David saw Bathsheba & lusted (2 Sam. 11)] Create sexual temptation, causing others to sin (Matt. 5:28; Prov. 6:25; Jas. 1:14; Mt. 18:6-7); [David saw Bathsheba & lusted (2 Sam. 11)] Sets a poor example (Mt. 5:13-16), which could put others in danger. Sets a poor example (Mt. 5:13-16), which could put others in danger.

22 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, Bring shame on Christ and His children (Eph. 5:25-27; Jas. 1:27). Bring shame on Christ and His children (Eph. 5:25-27; Jas. 1:27). Discourage Christians (1 Thes. 5:14). Discourage Christians (1 Thes. 5:14). Mislead weak Christians (Phil. 3:17). Mislead weak Christians (Phil. 3:17). Ultimately, you lose your soul unless you repent and may cause others to be lost too (Gal. 5:21). Ultimately, you lose your soul unless you repent and may cause others to be lost too (Gal. 5:21).

23 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, OK when participating in sporting event? OK when participating in a school function? OK when at a swimming pool or the beach? Too short, (revealing the thighs). Too short, (revealing the thighs). Too low off the shoulders, (showing shoulders/chest/back). Too low off the shoulders, (showing shoulders/chest/back). Too sheer (can see through them). Too sheer (can see through them). Too tight (fit light a sausage wrapper - more suggestive/ appealing to men). Too tight (fit light a sausage wrapper - more suggestive/ appealing to men). Careless body positioning and movements. Careless body positioning and movements.

24 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, Short Dresses / Mini Skirts Short Dresses / Mini Skirts Split Dresses Split Dresses Backless Dresses Backless Dresses Sun Dresses Sun Dresses Low-Cut Blouses & Dresses Revealing Cleavage - Low-Cut Blouses & Dresses Revealing Cleavage - Swimsuits Swimsuits Tight / Formfitting Tight / Formfitting Short Shorts (revealing the thigh) Short Shorts (revealing the thigh) Jogging Shorts Jogging Shorts See-Through Styles See-Through Styles Majorette Uniforms Majorette Uniforms Cheerleading Outfits Cheerleading Outfits

25 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, Can I stand, walk, sit, kneel, bend over, etc., in this clothing without being "naked" by biblical standards? Can I stand, walk, sit, kneel, bend over, etc., in this clothing without being "naked" by biblical standards? Does my clothing emphasize certain body parts or area that would tend to provoke lust in others? Does my clothing emphasize certain body parts or area that would tend to provoke lust in others? Does my clothing stir admiration and respect for me or does it prompt opinions otherwise? Does my clothing stir admiration and respect for me or does it prompt opinions otherwise?

26 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, Since clothing can indicate character (cf. Prov. 7:10), would my clothing suggest an abundance or lack of upright character? Since clothing can indicate character (cf. Prov. 7:10), would my clothing suggest an abundance or lack of upright character? What kind of influence will my clothing have on those who are not Christians? What kind of influence will my clothing have on those who are not Christians? What kind of influence will my clothing have on those who are Christians? What kind of influence will my clothing have on those who are Christians? Would I wear this if Jesus was in my personal physical presence? Would I wear this if Jesus was in my personal physical presence?

27 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, Begin early - don't allow immodesty until 12 or 13, and then expect sudden correction. Begin early - don't allow immodesty until 12 or 13, and then expect sudden correction. Take the lead in teaching children about modesty; don't wait for someone else to do it. Take the lead in teaching children about modesty; don't wait for someone else to do it. Teach children by word of mouth - in our homes, and teach them by example - children can identify inconsistency quickly and easily. Teach children by word of mouth - in our homes, and teach them by example - children can identify inconsistency quickly and easily. Be consistent in standards and application of standards. Be consistent in standards and application of standards. Mothers, teach your sons and daughters what God teaches, and do not undermine godly husbands and fathers as they properly lead. Mothers, teach your sons and daughters what God teaches, and do not undermine godly husbands and fathers as they properly lead.

28 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, Disregard God by disregarding His word (Jn. 12:48-49; cf. 1 Sam. 8:7). Disregard God by disregarding His word (Jn. 12:48-49; cf. 1 Sam. 8:7). Defile and sear your conscience (1 Cor. 8:7; 1 Tim. 4:2). Defile and sear your conscience (1 Cor. 8:7; 1 Tim. 4:2). Lose your sense of shame (Jer. 6:15; 8:12). Lose your sense of shame (Jer. 6:15; 8:12). You conform to the world (Rom. 12:1-2). You conform to the world (Rom. 12:1-2). Will likely move to more immodesty (2 Tim. 3:13). Will likely move to more immodesty (2 Tim. 3:13). Will likely move to other forms of worldliness (2 Tim. 3:13). Will likely move to other forms of worldliness (2 Tim. 3:13). Will resent questions and teaching on the subject (Acts 22:22). Will resent questions and teaching on the subject (Acts 22:22).

29 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, Be Modest – reserved, decent, respectable Exhibit Shamefastness – can blush, have shame Show Good Judgment – common sense Show Godliness – are devoted to God Respect Others – opposite sex could lust Cover our nakedness – cover from the shoulder to the knee

30 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, As a ring of gold in a swine's snout, So is a lovely woman who lacks discretion. - Proverbs 11:22

31 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, World Parents Preacher Elders Always Thought / Done

32 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15,


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