For every person who wants to show off their naked body…. there are over 1000 other people who want to see it WITHOUT having to show their own… it’s just “human nature”.
Naked naturist family photo galleries are in high demand on internet…primarily for photos of naked youth….. NAKED BOYS AND GIRLS….. this is the highest demand category and with limited supply …. because young teens 13-16 are normally camera shy about their nudity (another fact of “human nature”).
What does the Bible have to say about nudism ? Is there Christian nudism ? should Christians go nude ? are there Christian nudists ?
Consistently the Bible associates nudity with SHAME… “…Moses saw that the people were naked (for Aaron had made them naked unto their SHAME among their enemies)” (Exodus 32:25).
Public nudity has always been historically associated with REVELRY and PAGAN religious worship…. but never with the God of Israel or Christianity.
God commanded that nakedness be covered for priests (Exodus 28:42)
Jesus Christ hung naked on the cross as a deliberate attempt by mankind to SHAME him
In Isaiah 20:2-4, God commanded the prophet to walk about naked and barefoot… not for pleasure, but to show the SHAME of the Egyptian captivity under the Assyrian invasion.
So would God command the prophet to sin ??
NO… the nudity itself is not sin… it is the INTENT… the motive behind the nudity that must be examined carefully.
Is looking at nude pictures a sin ?
It all depends on the picture CONTENT and MOTIVE behind your “looking”…. and this must be carefully examined by you, with much prayer, if you are a Christian.
I confess to you, that like most nudists, I do not have much shame over my own nudity but that is quite unnatural…. when I was a teenager, I was just as ashamed as everyone else…. people wear clothes because it is totally NATURAL to be ashamed….. I had to first OVERCOME my natural tendency to shame in order to walk around nude in public places.
I am a photographer, and for 3 years from 2007 to 2010, I had a nude photo gallery on the internet…… featuring young “perfect models” (the best looking people I could coax into nudity) posing in idyllic scenery (tropical beaches, hills and natural landscapes) all in the tropical sunshine. This nude gallery was extremely popular with nudists from all over the world, many of whom corresponded with me by e-mail…. millions of viewers.
Here is what I discovered after God guided me to remove the photos from internet.
1. Concerning “Christian” nudists…. I discovered that nudity was their REAL focus…. since their “Christianity” was mostly limited to other nudists who thought like them….. NUDITY and not the “Christian life” was their primary interest…. and is that not a form of IDOLATRY ?
2. Nudists claim that there is nothing sexual about their nudity….. and yet the discussion over whether to shave PUBIC HAIR or not is a MAJOR TOPIC on all nudist forums…. clearly the only thing that separates nudists from non-nudists IS the display of genitals…. therefore it is RIDICULOUS to claim that “there is nothing sexual about nudism”….. most nudists just love to look at the genitals of other people and that’s the truth…. the REASONS for their “genital focus” may differ but it is the common uniting factor…. AND it is so “highly addictive” that coming out of nudism is like stopping smoking or alcohol use.
3. The nudist “cause” IS a “lost cause”…. they may win “legal rights” (just like the homosexuals are doing)….. but at the end of the day, majority public world opinion says this is ABERRANT behaviour…. and as Christ’s witnesses in this world, “Christian” nudists have to ask themselves how does my “nudist” association help me to witness to the lost souls for Jesus.
4. There is absolutely nothing sinful in having a fondness for your own body and for your own nudity….. even walking around your house naked or going outdoors naked is NOT sinful WHEN THERE IS NOBODY AROUND to see you and this is obvious to everybody…… so for years I also “reasoned” (like many nudists do) that “sharing” my nudity with others (who being of like mind, also shared their nudity with me) was a “harmless” activity….. certainly nothing “sinful”….. but everyone who thinks this way need to examine the UNDERLYING REASONS WHY they do it…. here we get to the MOTIVES of nudism… and it has to do with your own SELF IMAGE (in my case I was PROUD of my own SLIM and FIT body and wanted to “show it off”)…… so why would a FAT and OVERWEIGHT person show off theirs ? ….. could it be that their own POOR SELF IMAGE leads them to DESIRE the FIT and SLIM bodies of other nudists and therefore they get the ACCEPTANCE that they crave… they show off their own body which, deep down inside, they DETEST in order to obtain acceptance and gawk at the sleek and fit bodies they would love to have…. the bodies they ADMIRE and ENVY. Can you not see what is happening here ? All this PREOCCUPATION with BODY to the neglect of the FAR MORE IMPORTANT spiritual side of OUR BEING…. notice words like pride and envy… such MOTIVES are rotten to the core…. hours spent looking at each other peoples bodies both in actuality and/or in internet photo galleries…. exactly how does this benefit their spiritual life…. or their physical life for that matter… at the very best it is a waste of time …. and at the worst it leads to pride, envy or sexual immorality.
Jesus said, “….. the flesh profiteth NOTHING” (John 6:63)…… all those unhappy, overweight nudists with issues….. what JOY they will experience in the company of TRUE CHRISTIANS where JESUS liberates them from their poor self-image…… all those envied nudists who like to show off their bodies to the others, what is going to become of you when you grow old ? where will your PRIDE be then ? ….. come to Jesus and be liberated today and find JOY in the VALUES that will last FOREVER…… in Jesus there is neither fat or slim, rich or poor, young or old…. but ONE big HAPPY FAMILY where LOVE reigns supreme.
I want to help my fellow nudists understand themselves…. and I want to help all those persons wondering about their own interest in nudity, nude art and nude photos.
I want to share what Jesus has done in my life… and He can do it for you also….