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1 Different kinds of clothing: 2 Sam. 13:18, “And she had a garment of divers colours upon her: for with such robes were the king's daughters that were virgins apparelled.” 2 Kgs. 25:27,30, “And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison….And changed his prison garments...” Jas. 2:2, “For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment.” Different kinds of clothing: 2 Sam. 13:18, “And she had a garment of divers colours upon her: for with such robes were the king's daughters that were virgins apparelled.” 2 Kgs. 25:27,30, “And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison….And changed his prison garments...” Jas. 2:2, “For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment.”

2 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US?

3 I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED: To honor, Est. 6:7-7, “And Haman answered the king, For the man whom the king delighteth to honour, Let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head.” Dan. 5:29, “Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made a proclamation concern- ing him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.” To honor, Est. 6:7-7, “And Haman answered the king, For the man whom the king delighteth to honour, Let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head.” Dan. 5:29, “Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made a proclamation concern- ing him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.”

4 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED: To distinguish, Deut. 22:5, “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.” Zeph. 1:8, “And it shall come to pass in the day of Jehovah's sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's sons, and all such as are clothed with foreign apparel.” (ASV) To distinguish, Deut. 22:5, “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.” Zeph. 1:8, “And it shall come to pass in the day of Jehovah's sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's sons, and all such as are clothed with foreign apparel.” (ASV)

5 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED: To associate with a group, Preists Ex. 31:10, “And the cloths of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest's office.” 1 Chrn. 15:27, “And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: David also had upon him an ephod of linen.” To associate with a group, Preists Ex. 31:10, “And the cloths of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest's office.” 1 Chrn. 15:27, “And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: David also had upon him an ephod of linen.”

6 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED: To associate with a group, Preists Worshippers of Baal 2 Kgs. 10:22, “And he said unto him that was over the vestry, Bring forth vestments for all the worshippers of Baal. And he brought them forth vestments.” To associate with a group, Preists Worshippers of Baal 2 Kgs. 10:22, “And he said unto him that was over the vestry, Bring forth vestments for all the worshippers of Baal. And he brought them forth vestments.”

7 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED: To associate with a group, Preists Worshippers of Baal Brides Jer. 2:32, “Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire?…” Rev. 21:2, “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” To associate with a group, Preists Worshippers of Baal Brides Jer. 2:32, “Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire?…” Rev. 21:2, “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”

8 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED: To associate with a group, Preists Worshippers of Baal Brides Harlots Prov. 7:10, “And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.” To associate with a group, Preists Worshippers of Baal Brides Harlots Prov. 7:10, “And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.”

9 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED: To mourn, Gen. 37:34, “And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.” 2 Sam. 3:31, “And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David himself followed the bier.” 2 Kgs. 19:1, “And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD.” To mourn, Gen. 37:34, “And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.” 2 Sam. 3:31, “And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David himself followed the bier.” 2 Kgs. 19:1, “And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD.”

10 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED: As a sign of repentance (mourning), Jon. 3:5, 10, “So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them....And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way…” Matt. 11:21, “Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.” As a sign of repentance (mourning), Jon. 3:5, 10, “So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them....And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way…” Matt. 11:21, “Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.”

11 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED: To deceive, Genesis 27:15, 27, “And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son….And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him…” Josh. 9:3, “And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done unto Jericho and to Ai, They did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine bottles, old, and rent, To deceive, Genesis 27:15, 27, “And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son….And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him…” Josh. 9:3, “And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done unto Jericho and to Ai, They did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine bottles, old, and rent,

12 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED: To deceive, and bound up; And old shoes and clouted upon their feet, and old garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and mouldy. And they went to Joshua…” Matt. 23:5,27, “…They make broad their phylacter- ies, and enlarge the borders of their garments…. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.” To deceive, and bound up; And old shoes and clouted upon their feet, and old garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and mouldy. And they went to Joshua…” Matt. 23:5,27, “…They make broad their phylacter- ies, and enlarge the borders of their garments…. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.”

13 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED: To install or invest into office, Gen. 41:41, “And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. And Phar- aoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen…” Est. 8:2, 15, “And the king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it unto Morde- cai… 15 And Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold, and with a garment of fine linen and purple: and the city of Shushan To install or invest into office, Gen. 41:41, “And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. And Phar- aoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen…” Est. 8:2, 15, “And the king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it unto Morde- cai… 15 And Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold, and with a garment of fine linen and purple: and the city of Shushan

14 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED: To install or invest into office, rejoiced and was glad.” Isa. 22:20-21, “And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah: And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy govern- ment into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.” To install or invest into office, rejoiced and was glad.” Isa. 22:20-21, “And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah: And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy govern- ment into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.”

15 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED: To honor To distinguish To associate with a group To mourn As a sign of repentance (mourning To deceive To install or invest into office To honor To distinguish To associate with a group To mourn As a sign of repentance (mourning To deceive To install or invest into office

16 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED II. CLOTHING CAN AROUSE FEELINGS Gen. 37:3-4, “Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours. And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.”

17 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED II. CLOTHING CAN AROUSE FEELINGS Josh. 22:8, “And he spake unto them, saying, Return with much riches unto your tents, and with very much cattle, with silver, and with gold, and with brass, and with iron, and with very much raiment: divide the spoil of your enemies with your brethren.” Zeph. 1:8, “And it shall come to pass in the day of Jehovah's sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's sons, and all such as are clothed with foreign apparel.” (ASV) Josh. 22:8, “And he spake unto them, saying, Return with much riches unto your tents, and with very much cattle, with silver, and with gold, and with brass, and with iron, and with very much raiment: divide the spoil of your enemies with your brethren.” Zeph. 1:8, “And it shall come to pass in the day of Jehovah's sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's sons, and all such as are clothed with foreign apparel.” (ASV)

18 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED II. CLOTHING CAN AROUSE FEELINGS Jas. 2:2-4, “For if there come into your synagogue a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, and there come in also a poor man in vile clothing; and ye have regard to him that weareth the fine clothing, and say, Sit thou here in a good place; and ye say to the poor man, Stand thou there, or sit under my footstool; Do ye not make distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?”

19 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED II. CLOTHING CAN AROUSE FEELINGS 1 Pet. 3:1-4, “In like manner, ye wives, be in subjection to your won husbands; that, even if any obey not the word, they may without the word be gained by the behavior of their wives; beholding your chaste behavior coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible apparel of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.”

20 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED II. CLOTHING CAN AROUSE FEELINGS Prov. 7:10, “And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.”

21 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED II. CLOTHING CAN AROUSE FEELINGS III. WHAT DOES MY CLOTHING SAY? A. What does it say to God? Gen. 3:21 1. When God clothed the naked -- They were not totally naked, Gen. 3:7- 10; Ex. 28:42; Isa. 47: When God clothed the naked -- They were not totally naked, Gen. 3:7- 10; Ex. 28:42; Isa. 47:1-3

22 "Breeches" 1. "Trousers or drawers. This noun occurs.… five times in Ex and Lev and once in Ezk 44:18. Trousers were ordered by God in the interests of decorum..." (Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament, vol. 1, p. 445) 2. Ex. 28:42, "unto the thighs -- i.e. to the bottom of the thighs where they adjoin the knee." (G. Rawlin- son, Pulpit Commentary, vol. 1, p. 293) 3. "Priests called to officiate at the high altar… above the eyes of the watching multitude wore a cloth covering hips and thighs, made of fine linen like the rest of their garments." (Zondervan Pic- torial Encyclopedia of the Bible, vol. 1, p. 652) "Breeches" 1. "Trousers or drawers. This noun occurs.… five times in Ex and Lev and once in Ezk 44:18. Trousers were ordered by God in the interests of decorum..." (Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament, vol. 1, p. 445) 2. Ex. 28:42, "unto the thighs -- i.e. to the bottom of the thighs where they adjoin the knee." (G. Rawlin- son, Pulpit Commentary, vol. 1, p. 293) 3. "Priests called to officiate at the high altar… above the eyes of the watching multitude wore a cloth covering hips and thighs, made of fine linen like the rest of their garments." (Zondervan Pic- torial Encyclopedia of the Bible, vol. 1, p. 652)

23 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED II. CLOTHING CAN AROUSE FEELINGS III. WHAT DOES MY CLOTHING SAY? A. What does it say to God? Gen. 3:21 1. When God clothed the naked -- They were not totally naked, Gen. 3:7- 10; Ex. 28:42; Isa. 47: When God clothed the naked -- They were not totally naked, Gen. 3:7- 10; Ex. 28:42; Isa. 47:1-3 The kind of clothing he made

24 "Coats" 1. "A tunic...generally with sleeves, coming down to the knees, rarely to the ankles" (Gesenius, p. 420) 2. "Tunic, a long shirt-like garment, usually of linen" (Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, vol. 1, p. 459) 3. "...The tunics worn by Adam and Eve were of animal skins (Gen. 3:21)....The tunic worn by the priests had long sleeves, and it extended down to the ankles, and was fastened about the loins by a girdle (Exod 29:5,8,9, 39:27)....Joseph's `coat of many colors' (Gen. 37:3, KJV) or `long robe with sleeves' (RSV) was lit a tunic reaching to the feet.... "Coats" 1. "A tunic...generally with sleeves, coming down to the knees, rarely to the ankles" (Gesenius, p. 420) 2. "Tunic, a long shirt-like garment, usually of linen" (Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, vol. 1, p. 459) 3. "...The tunics worn by Adam and Eve were of animal skins (Gen. 3:21)....The tunic worn by the priests had long sleeves, and it extended down to the ankles, and was fastened about the loins by a girdle (Exod 29:5,8,9, 39:27)....Joseph's `coat of many colors' (Gen. 37:3, KJV) or `long robe with sleeves' (RSV) was lit a tunic reaching to the feet....

25 “Slaves, laborers, and prisoners wore a more abbreviated style tunic (sometime only to their knees and without sleeves) as appear on the Behistun Rock. “In the Assyrian relief depicting the siege and capture of Lachish by Sennacherib (701 B.C.) there are Jewish captives (male and female) wearing long, dress-like tunics which reach almost to the ankles.” (The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, vol. 1, p. 896) “Slaves, laborers, and prisoners wore a more abbreviated style tunic (sometime only to their knees and without sleeves) as appear on the Behistun Rock. “In the Assyrian relief depicting the siege and capture of Lachish by Sennacherib (701 B.C.) there are Jewish captives (male and female) wearing long, dress-like tunics which reach almost to the ankles.” (The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, vol. 1, p. 896) Behistun Rock

26 “Slaves, laborers, and prisoners wore a more abbreviated style tunic (sometime only to their knees and without sleeves) as appear on the Behistun Rock. “In the Assyrian relief depicting the siege and capture of Lachish by Sennacherib (701 B.C.) there are Jewish captives (male and female) wearing long, dress-like tunics which reach almost to the ankles.” (The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, vol. 1, p. 896) “Slaves, laborers, and prisoners wore a more abbreviated style tunic (sometime only to their knees and without sleeves) as appear on the Behistun Rock. “In the Assyrian relief depicting the siege and capture of Lachish by Sennacherib (701 B.C.) there are Jewish captives (male and female) wearing long, dress-like tunics which reach almost to the ankles.” (The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, vol. 1, p. 896)

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28 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED II. CLOTHING CAN AROUSE FEELINGS III. WHAT DOES MY CLOTHING SAY? A. What does it say to God? Gen. 3:21 1. When God clothed the naked 2. Where is the emphasis in my clothing? Matt. 23:5, 27-28; 1 Pet. 3:1-4; Col. 3:5 1. When God clothed the naked 2. Where is the emphasis in my clothing? Matt. 23:5, 27-28; 1 Pet. 3:1-4; Col. 3:5

29 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED II. CLOTHING CAN AROUSE FEELINGS III. WHAT DOES MY CLOTHING SAY? A. What does it say to God? Gen. 3:21 B. What does my clothing say about my inward thoughts and feelings?

30 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED: To mourn, Gen. 37:34, “And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.” 2 Sam. 3:31, “And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David himself followed the bier.” 2 Kgs. 19:1, “And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD.” To mourn, Gen. 37:34, “And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.” 2 Sam. 3:31, “And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David himself followed the bier.” 2 Kgs. 19:1, “And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD.”

31 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED II. CLOTHING CAN AROUSE FEELINGS III. WHAT DOES MY CLOTHING SAY? A. What does it say to God? Gen. 3:21 B. What does my clothing say about my inward thoughts and feelings? 1 Tim. 2:9

32 Modest: “well-arranged, seemly, modest” (Thayer, p. 356) “The well ordering is not of dress and demeanour only, but of the inner life; uttering indeed and expressing itself in the outward conversation.” (Trench, Synonyms of the New Testament, p. 346) Modest: “well-arranged, seemly, modest” (Thayer, p. 356) “The well ordering is not of dress and demeanour only, but of the inner life; uttering indeed and expressing itself in the outward conversation.” (Trench, Synonyms of the New Testament, p. 346) 1 Timothy 2:9 Shamefastness: “a sense of shame, modesty” (Thayer, p. 14) “aidos (the word rendered “shamefastness,” sw)…is the nobler word, and implies the nobler motive; in it is involved an innate moral repugnance to the doing of the dishonorable act….The grief a man conceives from his own imperfections considered with relation to the world taking notice of them” (Trench, p. 68) Shamefastness: “a sense of shame, modesty” (Thayer, p. 14) “aidos (the word rendered “shamefastness,” sw)…is the nobler word, and implies the nobler motive; in it is involved an innate moral repugnance to the doing of the dishonorable act….The grief a man conceives from his own imperfections considered with relation to the world taking notice of them” (Trench, p. 68)

33 1 Timothy 2:9 Sobriety: “a. of sound mind, sane, in one’s senses…. b. curbing one’s desires and impulses, self-controlled, temperate” (Thayer, p. 613) “It is that habitual inner self-government, with its constant rein on all the passions and desires, which would hinder the temptations to this from arising, or at all events from arising in such strength as should overbear the checks and barriers which aidos (shamefastness,sw) opposed to it.” (Trench, p. 72) Sobriety: “a. of sound mind, sane, in one’s senses…. b. curbing one’s desires and impulses, self-controlled, temperate” (Thayer, p. 613) “It is that habitual inner self-government, with its constant rein on all the passions and desires, which would hinder the temptations to this from arising, or at all events from arising in such strength as should overbear the checks and barriers which aidos (shamefastness,sw) opposed to it.” (Trench, p. 72)

34 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED II. CLOTHING CAN AROUSE FEELINGS III. WHAT DOES MY CLOTHING SAY? A. What does it say to God? Gen. 3:21 B. What does my clothing say about my inward thoughts and feelings? 1 Tim. 2:9; Rev. 3:18 C. What does it say to others? Prov. 7:10; 1 Pet. 3:1-4 C. What does it say to others? Prov. 7:10; 1 Pet. 3:1-4

35 Children Dressed Like Sluts Raise Disgust The 12- and 13-year-olds swarm like bees through the Gap in Georgetown. They buzz past the khaki pants and polo shirts that used to define the Gap look, on their way to ultra-low-rise bluejeans that ride well below the navel and black knit camisoles only slightly wider than a knee sock. They land at a rack of short cotton dresses with empire waists and spaghetti straps. A conversation ensues: Would a girl wear a bra of the same color with this? Or would bra straps show off better in a contrasting hue? How about wearing no bra at all? This is the world of naked fashion for girls from high school on down -- even to elementary school -- the less-is-more look flaunting [upper torso, sw], midriff,

36 lower torso, sw]. Many, if not most, schools forbid or discourage it, parents and teachers complain about fighting the ‘whore wars,’ and yet the trend shows no signs of letting go after a decade of growth... What many find truly astonishing is the tender age at which it's first aimed, a trend that older teenage girls themselves tag as disgusting. “…Elizabeth Ely, an elder stateswoman in Washing- ton area private education, is a well-known champi- on of student expression at the Field School, a private school she started in the District that has never had a dress code. Yet even she has started pulling girls into her office because of bare midriffs and exposed cleavage. --> lower torso, sw]. Many, if not most, schools forbid or discourage it, parents and teachers complain about fighting the ‘whore wars,’ and yet the trend shows no signs of letting go after a decade of growth... What many find truly astonishing is the tender age at which it's first aimed, a trend that older teenage girls themselves tag as disgusting. “…Elizabeth Ely, an elder stateswoman in Washing- ton area private education, is a well-known champi- on of student expression at the Field School, a private school she started in the District that has never had a dress code. Yet even she has started pulling girls into her office because of bare midriffs and exposed cleavage. -->

37 ‘Skimpy dress,’ she says, sighing, ‘has never been so widespread.’" (“Children Dressed Like Sluts Raise Disgust,” Washington Post, June 21, 2002, www. bushcountry.org/news/jun02_news_pages/n_062102_children-sluts.htm)

38 Proper Dress is required. Law Enforcement Uniforms, Shorts, Bermudas, muscle shirts, halter tops, and bare midriff clothing are not acceptable Court attire. (Circuit court for Baltimore City Dress Attire Proper dress attire is required. Shorts, men's hats, muscle shirts, halters (mid-drifts) [sic], and other inappropriate dress are not allowed. (St. Martins Parish, LA com/jury.htm#Dress%20Attire) Proper Dress is required. Law Enforcement Uniforms, Shorts, Bermudas, muscle shirts, halter tops, and bare midriff clothing are not acceptable Court attire. (Circuit court for Baltimore City Dress Attire Proper dress attire is required. Shorts, men's hats, muscle shirts, halters (mid-drifts) [sic], and other inappropriate dress are not allowed. (St. Martins Parish, LA com/jury.htm#Dress%20Attire) Dress codes for courts:

39 Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary’s "Visitation Handbook" contains the rules and regulations which must be observed by anyone who visits an inmate there. rule 5: "All visitors shall dress in an appropriate manner... halter tops, tank tops, sun dresses, shorts and other revealing attire shall not be acceptable on persons over age 10" (via Greg Gwin, The Beacon, my emph, sw) Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary’s "Visitation Handbook" contains the rules and regulations which must be observed by anyone who visits an inmate there. rule 5: "All visitors shall dress in an appropriate manner... halter tops, tank tops, sun dresses, shorts and other revealing attire shall not be acceptable on persons over age 10" (via Greg Gwin, The Beacon, my emph, sw)

40 The Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Correction’s list of rules governing those who visit inmates of their institutions. 1. No see-through or tight fitting clothing. 2. No Shorts (Shorts will be permitted for children 12 years of age or less). 3. No Skirts or Dresses higher than the middle of the knee. 4. No clothing with gang/club insignia or obscene gestures and/or language. 5. No tank tops, Tube tops or Muscle Shirts and no Bare midriffs. 6. Shoes and Shirts must be worn. 7. Appropriate undergarments must be worn (example: Bra, Slip, underwear). 8. Any other attire found to be potentially disruptive, or offensive may result in the termination of the visit. (From Larry Devore, via “Bible Matters List,” my emph, sw) The Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Correction’s list of rules governing those who visit inmates of their institutions. 1. No see-through or tight fitting clothing. 2. No Shorts (Shorts will be permitted for children 12 years of age or less). 3. No Skirts or Dresses higher than the middle of the knee. 4. No clothing with gang/club insignia or obscene gestures and/or language. 5. No tank tops, Tube tops or Muscle Shirts and no Bare midriffs. 6. Shoes and Shirts must be worn. 7. Appropriate undergarments must be worn (example: Bra, Slip, underwear). 8. Any other attire found to be potentially disruptive, or offensive may result in the termination of the visit. (From Larry Devore, via “Bible Matters List,” my emph, sw)

41 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED II. CLOTHING CAN AROUSE FEELINGS III. WHAT DOES MY CLOTHING SAY? A. What does it say to God? Gen. 3:21 B. What does my clothing say about my inward thoughts and feelings? 1 Tim. 2:9; Rev. 3:18 C. What does it say to others? Prov. 7:10; 1 Pet. 3:1-4 C. What does it say to others? Prov. 7:10; 1 Pet. 3:1-4 D. What does it say about where I fit in society?

42 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED: To associate with a group, Preists Worshippers of Baal Brides Harlots To associate with a group, Preists Worshippers of Baal Brides Harlots

43 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED II. CLOTHING CAN AROUSE FEELINGS III. WHAT DOES MY CLOTHING SAY? A. What does it say to God? Gen. 3:21 B. What does my clothing say about my inward thoughts and feelings? 1 Tim. 2:9; Rev. 3:18 C. What does it say to others? Prov. 7:10; 1 Pet. 3:1-4 C. What does it say to others? Prov. 7:10; 1 Pet. 3:1-4 D. What does it say about where I fit in society? E. Will it cause others to stumble? Prov. 7:10; Matt. 5:28; 18:6-7

44 “A recent survey asked males and females why they go to the beach. 60% of the men said they did so mainly to watch. 30% of the females said they ‘go to the beach to be watched.’”(via Merit Report, -- Greg Gwin, The Electronic Beacon)

45 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED II. CLOTHING CAN AROUSE FEELINGS III. WHAT DOES MY CLOTHING SAY? A. What does it say to God? Gen. 3:21 B. What does my clothing say about my inward thoughts and feelings? 1 Tim. 2:9; Rev. 3:18 C. What does it say to others? Prov. 7:10; 1 Pet. 3:1-4 C. What does it say to others? Prov. 7:10; 1 Pet. 3:1-4 D. What does it say about where I fit in society? E. Will it cause others to stumble? Prov. 7:10; Matt. 5:28; 18:6-7

46 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED: To honor To distinguish To associate with a group To mourn As a sign of repentance (mourning To deceive To install or invest into office To honor To distinguish To associate with a group To mourn As a sign of repentance (mourning To deceive To install or invest into office

47 WHAT DO OUR CLOTHES SAY ABOUT US? I. HOW CLOTHES HAVE BEEN USED II. CLOTHING CAN AROUSE FEELINGS III. WHAT DOES MY CLOTHING SAY? A. What does it say to God? Gen. 3:21 B. What does my clothing say about my inward thoughts and feelings? 1 Tim. 2:9; Rev. 3:18 C. What does it say to others? Prov. 7:10; 1 Pet. 3:1-4 C. What does it say to others? Prov. 7:10; 1 Pet. 3:1-4 D. What does it say about where I fit in society? E. Will it cause others to stumble? Prov. 7:10; Matt. 5:28; 18:6-7


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