Seduction sins or Lustful thoughts?
This is my first attempt to write an article of balanced view. After procrastinating for a while whether I should write this contemporary article or not, I had finally come to term with my thoughts and decided to pen it down. In this article, I hope woman will not be offended, as I will be writing more about woman as our subject rather than man because as you can see in the world today (as in the Babylon era of Roman Empire) politicians, businessman, famous celebrities had all fallen because of involvement in SEX.
Does a woman or a man completely undressed is guilty of sin?
My simplest answer to this question is, it depends on what he or she was undressed for. You take shower or see a doctor, you need to undress isn’t it? That is pure logic.
Think for the moment!
The role of doctor.
Male doctors has been examining and operating on countless naked women during their course of duty. Can we said that because of their profession, it is justifiable for them to look at nude women and operate on them? Are doctors immune from having lustful thoughts with naked women standing in front of them? That is a tough question isn’t it? I don’t know what is the answer because I do not have the opportunity to interview any male doctor before. What if a woman that the doctor happen to fancy or was his “old fame” came for the appointment that requires undressing? I think it would be wiser for the doctor to get another doctor to help or always have the nurse present with him at all the time. Maybe reader who are in this profession can write some comment here. Or the Fruits of Self Control can help in situation like this.
The role of photographer and artist.
Male artists and photographers had been drawing and taking pictures of countless naked women during their photography events. Can we said that it is their profession to see naked women as their subject for their arts? Are they also immune from having lustful thoughts with naked women standing in front of them? That is another tough question isn’t it?
Surely photographer and the artist have set of rules that were prescribed for their working with naked model. I was in one of the Photographic Society before, and we were arranged to take picture of a Chinese model in nude. One of the rule is that we must keep a distance from the model and never touch them, if we require them to reposition or even to push aside her hair covering the face, photographers have to ask the model to do the move themselves. In fact, there was one stage where, nude photography was a growing trend in Singapore, I think late 1990, couples getting married would take nude photos of themselves in the studio as part of their wedding package. That was crazy and insane, I am glad that this trend is no longer here.
Think for the moment.
If Adam and Eve had not sinned by eating the forbidden fruits. All of us would had been naked, right? By the way, as revealed in the Bible, we do not have the physical eyes, only pair of spiritual eyes to see the righteous holiness of God. Nakedness will never be known to us without physical pair of eyes, thus no lusts, no sins.
Genesis 2:25 “And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.”
Then, both Adam and Eve sinned. Genesis 2:6-10 “So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.”
So from that day onwards till today , we must be covered. In the book of Leviticus, it talked the whole lot about what one should not uncovered for.
The role of performing artist.
Sometimes you see the celebrities wearing fashion that exposes part of their breasts. I was wondering what was the thought of these ladies as they put on the dress that were very revealing. I think we can think of two mindsets; maybe there are those who were used to this kind of fashion, as probably they had gone topless in the beach or even in nude for shows. Of course, involving their body in nudity is a big question of moral. Then, when these people put on revealing dresses, probably it is just fashion. They may said to themselves looking into the mirror. “Okay this dress looks good on me.” That moment is just a pure thought. However, we do have woman who may think otherwise “Wow, let’s create lustful thought in some men. That would be fun. Hmmm, I should make my cut lower, swing my dress more open to reveal more of my breasts. Okay that should do it. Gotta catch some men tonight.”
Think for the moment.
Which action of the woman will incubate more lustful thoughts in men?
A professional strip dancer slowly removing her clothing piece by piece on stage or a model came straight on stage completely nude? The answer is obvious.
Culture or Immorality.
The tribeswoman or tribesman, they don’t wear cloth (certain part of the world). As a matter of fact, all these woman are topless. Suppose we can teleport all these “nudist” to city area such as Orchard Road or busy City area, and it happened right infront of you, what would you be thinking and say? Maybe screamed “Oh my goodness, these people are shameless!” Or “Oh my goodness, that is pornography.” But these tribesman or tribeswoman would have looked at you and say, “What species are you? Wastage of material, wearing too much!”
Festival or indulgence in immorality.
What Is the Kanamara (Iron Penis) Festival?
The Kanamara Festival dates back over three hundred years when prostitutes came to the shrine to ask for protection from syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Where does this Festival originate from? Harlots and prostitutes, participation in this event is getting oneself involve in these spirits, so better stay away.
Here are the four split in the thoughts for you may want to ponder upon :-
1. Festival or indulgence in immorality?
2. Is it Appreciating fashion or Activating lustful thoughts?
3. Admiring art or indulge in lusts?
4.Culture or immorality?
Take a look at the flash below, at end of this chapter.
Three key points to note:-
1. Sex is natural, no one taught the animal how to mate with one another and produce. That was the purpose of God when he make living things in book of Genesis, to be fruitful and produce. Genesis 1:34 “And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.” Unfortunately, due to the fallen world, people has been trapped by the evil purpose of SEX.
2. If Adam had not sinned by eating the forbidden fruits, then all of us would not have physical eyes, only pair of spiritual eyes, then nudity is not an issue, there is no lusts. Genesis 3:11 “And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”
3. We need to constantly renew our mind, get rid of lustful or seductive thoughts. In another words, nail “the old man” (lady, take note, you too have the old man in you) to the cross as a sacrifice through Lord Jesus dying on the cross. This would be a sweet sacrifice that emits aroma that is pleasing to God. Romans 6:6 “Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.”
Remember, it doesn’t matter whether you’re the subject person or viewer or audience, what matter most is; do you have a pure clean mind?
“Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery. But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.”
You can sustitute, the word “his heart” with “his mind”. So what are the thought within you when you were involved?
The place of Sanctuary (worship Lord Jesus Christ)
Matt 15:11 “Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.”
Don’t get fooled !! Imagine what can be done in the world, a flat chest man showing how to fake push-up boobs! Some tips for lady on how to wear. Have open mind to view this video. My wife walked passed and commented that I have fancy for man. She was joking but I think I better explain how I got this video. Sincere thanks to Hai Ling, she put this up in her wall and at that I was contempating to write this article, so I thought this video can be included to compliment whatever I wrote. So no lustful surfing for me, just happen to come across this video by chance 😛