Exodus 17:12 But Moses' hands grew weary; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat upon it, and Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; so his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
Judges 16:29 And Samson grasped the two middle pillars upon which the house rested, and he leaned his weight upon them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other.
Job 23:8 Hey, I go forward, but He is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive Him;
Job 23:9 on the left hand I seek Him, but I cannot detect Him; I turn to the right hand, but I cannot see Him.
Proverbs 26:14 As a door turns on its hinges, so does a sluggard on his bed.
Isaiah 30:21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.
Isaiah 54:3 For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left, and your descendants will possess the nations and will people the desolate cities.
Ezekiel 4:4 Then lie upon your left side, and I will lay the punishment of the house of Israel upon you; for the number of the days that you lie upon it, you shall bear their punishment.
Ezekiel 4:6 And when you have completed these, you shall lie down a second time, but on your right side, and bear the punishment of the house of Judah; forty days I assign you, a day for each year.
Zechariah 12:6 On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a blazing pot in the midst of wood, like a flaming torch among sheaves; and they shall devour to the right and to the left all the peoples round about, while Jerusalem shall still be inhabited in its place, in Jerusalem.
The ancestors of all people who presently exist of whatever skin color, culture, nationality, degree of intelligence, gender, and language....all stepped off Noah's Ark together - which rather obliterates any excuse for irrational racism.
Also: Guess what God commanded those ancestors of ours to physically do upon disembarking off the humankind-preserving ship?
Genesis 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.
Genesis 9:7 And you, be fruitful and multiply, bring forth abundantly on the earth and multiply in it."
The Lord, through Saint Paul, also gave us this following Divine directive:
First Timothy 2:8 I desire then that in EVERY place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
First Timothy 2:9 also that women should in EVERY place? adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in decent apparel....
So how can people successfully fulfil the Genesis chapter one Prime Directive of the Creator to "multiply" reproductively when hampered and restrained with the First Timothy 2:9 obstruction of women [in every place?] wearing (or continuing to wear?) clothes?
Is it any wonder that various forms of the [sacred?] dictionary-defined slang-expletive "fuk" incessantly and relentlessly used in real life and theater movies is the usually-not-kind-and-tender command a lot of sensuously-frustrated and exasperated men (and even women) give to each other...being that the very first thing assuredly-pro-population-growth, anti-coitus-interruptus, anti-condoms/pills-contraceptives, and anti-abortion-homicide-[choice] Christ the Creator (with reference to Divinity mentioned in Proverbs 30 verse 4 and Isaiah 9 verse 6 of the Old Testament plus John 8 verse 58, Colossians chapter 1, and Hebrews chapter 1 of the New Testament of The Holy Bible) is recorded as saying to at-that-time-non-taxed self-employed humanity was:
Genesis 1:28 ....."Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth."
That command to copulate (when in husband-with-wife non-shameful complete nudity) came even before the zookeeper directive and food-acquisition info the LORD conveyed to the totally-naked heterosexually-human couple:
Genesis 1:29 And God said, "Hey, I have given you every plant yielding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.
Genesis 1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food." And it was so.
Genesis 1:31 And God saw everything that he had made, and hey, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth [24-hour period of time, according to the Hebrew word yom pronounced "yohm," preceded by the Hebrew idiomatic phrase "...and there was evening and there was morning..." plus an ordinal number].
In case any frigid anti-sexual prude is wondering about the so-called 'birthday-suit" nudity of the man and wife, the following should amply suffice:
Genesis 2:25 And the man and his [playmate?] wife were both naked, and were not ashamed. [No bra and panties. No socks. No nothing, at all times under all Garden-of-Eden conditions].
Now, The Text apparently does not come right out and state that after Adam and Eve ate the Forbidden Fruit of The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil that they were "ashamed," but it does imply a problem of immodesty suddenly occurring:
Genesis 3:7 Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons.
Genesis 3:10 And [Adam] said, "I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself."
Hence, the questionable and somewhat-lamentable concept and desire for being clothed was not directly God's doing, nor His fault, but of both our primal-ancestral parents Adam and Eve. However, the LORD soon went along with the nudity repression or suppression and elaborated on it for the not-imaginative-enough knitwits:
Genesis 3:21 And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins, and clothed them.
The "skins" came from The Master Tailor who might have used those of dead animals affected by The Fall previously occurring. But it is obvious that the source of the skins is not necessary knowledge nor reading to humanity at this time.
From that point on, the reality of shame relating to human nakedness abounds throughout Scripture, along with proper and improper human response both against and for heterosexual undress plus even involving general-public barity:
Second Samuel 13:18 Now she was wearing a full-length robe with long sleeves; for thus were the virgin daughters of the king traditionally clad.....
Psalm 35:26 Let them be put to shame and confusion altogether who rejoice at my calamity! Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves against me!
Psalm 109:29 May my accusers be clothed with dishonor; may they be wrapped in their own shame as in a mantle!
Isaiah 3:17 the Lord will smite with a scab the heads of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will lay bare their secret parts.
Isaiah 20:4 so shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians captives and the Ethiopians exiles, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot, with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
Isaiah 47:3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered, and your shame shall be seen. I will take vengeance, and I will spare no man.
Jeremiah 2:25 Keep your feet from going unshod and your throat from thirst. But you said, 'It is hopeless, for I have loved strangers, and after them I will go.'
Jeremiah 6:15 Were they ashamed when they committed abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed; they did not know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; at the time that I punish them, they shall be overthrown," says the LORD.
Jeremiah 8:12 Were they ashamed when they committed abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed; they did not know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among the fallen; when I punish them, they shall be overthrown, says the LORD.
Jeremiah 13:26 I myself will lift up your skirts over your face, and your shame will be seen.
Ezekiel 16:27 Hey, therefore, I stretched out my hand against you, and diminished your allotted portion, and delivered you to the greed of your enemies, the daughters of the Philistines, who were ashamed of your lewd behavior.
Ezekiel 16:36 Thus says the Lord GOD, Because your shame was laid bare and your nakedness uncovered in your harlotries with your lovers, and because of all your idols, and because of the blood of your children that you gave to them
Ezekiel 16:63 that you may remember and be confounded, and never open your mouth again because of your shame, when I forgive you all that you have done, says the Lord GOD."
Ezekiel 39:26 They shall forget their shame, and all the treachery they have practiced against me, when they reside securely in their land with none to make them afraid....
Hosea 4:18 A band of drunkards, they give themselves to harlotry; they love shame more than their glory.
Nahum 3:5 Hey, I am against you, says the LORD of hosts, and will lift up your skirts over your face; and I will let nations look on your nakedness and kingdoms on your shame.
Revelation 3:18 Therefore I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that you may be rich, and white garments to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nakedness from being seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see.
Many of those references to shame are related to being or not being clothed (whenever and wherever) or not being sufficiently clothed:
First Chronicles 15:27 David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, as also were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the leader of the music of the singers; and David wore a linen ephod.
Second Chronicles 28:15 And the men who have been mentioned by name rose and took the captives, and with the spoil they clothed all that were naked among them; they clothed them, gave them sandals.....
Incidentally, one can see the sense in being adequately clothed at times because of the harsh climatic and environmental conditions existing since the ouster from Eden and globally-affecting calamity of Noah's Worldwide Flood....particularly when humans venture out into the speeding-meteor-and-cosmic-ray-profuse airless vacuum of interplanetary and intergalactic space.
Job 8:22 Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, and the tent of the wicked will be no more."
Job 29:14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; my justice was like a robe and a turban.
Job 37:22 Out of the north comes golden splendor; God is clothed with terrible majesty.
Psalm 35:26 Let them be put to shame and confusion altogether who rejoice at my calamity! Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves against me!
Psalm 104:1 Bless the LORD, my soul! LORD my God, You are very great! You are clothed with honor and majesty,
Psalm 109:29 May my accusers be clothed with dishonor; may they be wrapped in their own shame as in a mantle!
Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you
Luke 6:27 But I say to you that hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you
Luke 6:35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish.
Psalm 139:21 Do I not hate them that hate thee, LORD? And do I not loathe them that rise up against thee?
Psalm 139:22 I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them my enemies.
Proverbs 20:19 He who goes about gossiping reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with one who speaks foolishly.
Hosea 9:15 Every evil of theirs is in Gilgal; there I began to hate them. Because of the wickedness of their deeds I will drive them out of my house. I will love them no more; all their princes are rebels.
Matthew 23:33 You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell?
John 2:15 And making a whip of cords, He drove them all, with the sheep and oxen, out of the temple; and He poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables.
Second Corinthians 6:17 Therefore come out from them, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you
Ephesians 5:7 Therefore do not associate with them
Second Timothy 3:5 holding the form of religion but denying the power of it. Avoid such people.
Psalm 132:9 Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let Your saints shout for joy.
Proverbs 31:21 She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet.
Matthew 25:36 I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me, I was in prison and you came to Me.'
Luke 8:35 Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.
Second Corinthians 5:4 For while we are still in this tent, we sigh with anxiety; not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
Revelation 19:8 it was granted her to be clothed with fine linen, bright and pure" --for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.
So much for supposed, alleged, and purported non-existent nude-virgin girls in Nirvana for the islamically terroristic.
How can one successfully fulfill the Genesis chapter one Prime Directive of the Creator to "multiply" reproductively hampered and restrained with the obstruction of wearing (or continuing to wear) clothes?
Leviticus 18:6 None of you shall approach any one near of kin to him to uncover nakedness. I am the LORD.
Ruth 3:4 But when he lies down, observe the place where he lies; then, go and uncover his feet and lie down; and he will tell you what to do."
Isaiah 32:11 Tremble, you women who are at ease, shudder, you complacent ones; strip, and make yourselves bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins.
Isaiah 47:2 Take the millstones and grind meal, put off your veil, strip off your robe, uncover your legs, pass through the rivers.
Lamentations 4:21 Rejoice and be glad, daughter of Edom, dweller in the land of Uz; but to you also the cup shall pass; you shall become drunk and strip yourself bare.
Ezekiel 16:37 Therefore, hey, I will gather all your lovers, with whom you took pleasure, all those you loved and all those you loathed; I will gather them against you from every side, and will uncover your nakedness to them, that they may see all your nakedness.
Ezekiel 16:39 And I will give you into the hand of your lovers, and they shall throw down your vaulted chamber and break down your lofty places; they shall strip you of your clothes and take your fair jewels, and leave you naked and bare.
Ezekiel 23:26 They shall also strip you of your clothes and take away your fine jewels.
Hosea 2:3 .....lest I strip her naked and make her as in the day she was born, and make her like a wilderness, and set her like a parched land, and slay her with thirst.
Stripping (i.e. clothing removal) however - according to God's Holy Bible - must be discreet and discriminate:
Exodus 23:32 You shall make no covenant with them or with their gods.
Exodus 34:12 Watch out, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither you go, lest it become a snare in the midst of you.
Exodus 34:15 lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and when they play the harlot after their gods and sacrifice to their gods and one invites you, you eat of his sacrifice
Job 31:1 I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I look upon a virgin?
Job 31:2 What would be my portion from God above, and my heritage from the Almighty on high?
Job 31:3 Does not calamity befall the non-righteous, and disaster the workers of iniquity?
Job 31:4 Does not He see my ways, and number all my steps?
Song of Solomon 2:14 Oh my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the covert of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet, and your face is cute.
Song 7:1 How graceful are your footsteps in sandals, royal maiden! Your rounded thighs are like jewels, the work of a master hand.
Song 7:2 Your navel is a rounded bowl that never lacks mixed wine.
Your belly is a heap of wheat, encircled with lilies.
Song 7:3 Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle.
Song 7:4 Your neck is like an ivory tower.
Your eyes are pools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bathrabbim.
Your nose is like a tower of Lebanon, overlooking Damascus.
Song 7:5 Your head crowns you like Carmel, and your flowing locks (i.e. loose long hairstyles) are like purple; a king is held captive in the tresses.
Song 7:6 How fair and pleasant you are, loved one, delectable maiden!
Song 7:7 You are stately as a palm tree, and your breasts are like its clusters.
Song 7:8 I say I will climb the palm tree and lay hold of its branches. Oh, may your breasts be like clusters of the vine, and the scent of your breath like apples,
Song 7:9 and your kisses like the best wine that goes down smoothly, gliding over lips and teeth of sleepers.
Song 7:10 I am my beloved's, and his desire is for me.
Song 7:11 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the fields, and lodge in the villages;
Song 7:12 let us go out early to the vineyards, and see whether the vines have budded, whether the grape blossoms have opened and the pomegranates are in bloom. There I will give you my love.
Song 7:13 The mandrakes give forth fragrance, and over our doors are all choice fruits, new as well as old, which I have laid up for you, my beloved.
Matthew 5:28 But I say to you that every one who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
First Corinthians 7:1 Now concerning the matters about which you wrote. It is well for a man not to touch a woman [and the Greek word is precisely translated: touch - not "marry" as mis-stated in the NIV and other similar deplorable and sexually/erotically-devastating mistranslations!].
First Corinthians 7:2 But because of the temptation to immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.
First Corinthians 7:3 The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband.
First Corinthians 7:4 For the wife does not rule over her own body, but the husband does; likewise the husband does not rule over his own body, but the wife does.
First Corinthians 7:5 Do not refuse one another [like for lying or repeated excuses of: "I have a headache," "I'm too busy," "There's not enough time," "I don't like having quick sex in the lockable Family Room lavatory," etc.] except perhaps by agreement for a season, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, lest Satan tempt you through lack of self-control.
Ephesians 5:24 As the church is subject to Christ, so let wives also be subject in everything [including nude stripping and dancing, naked posing for nude photos, fellatio, reasonable bondage, etc.] to their husbands [only].
First Timothy 5:14 (KJV, Wesley - not here-incorrect RSV, NASV, NIV, etc.) So I would have younger women [Gr. ne(o)teras, NOT: ch(e)ras or "widow"!] marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the enemy no cause to revile us.
Now, the understandable desire to real and life-sized multiple-wife/concubine harems (despite the expensive and harassive complications but along with the blessings of direct romantic and intriguingly-creative relationships with actual living women) contrasted to mere illusional-spouse images of internet webnudes - consummating in self-sodomizing masturbation, fear and guilt, virtual silent childless sterility, and saved-to-disk-or-flashdrive desertion and hidden-away cyber-imprisonment) is profuse in Holy Writ.
Proverbs 5:3 For the lips of a loose woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil;
4 but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.
5 Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to Sheol;
6 she does not take heed to the path of life; her ways wander, and she does not know it.
7 And now, sons, listen to me, and do not depart from the words of my mouth.
8 Keep your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house;
9 lest you give your honor to others and your years to the merciless;
10 lest strangers take their fill of your strength, and your labors go to the house of an alien;
11 and at the end of your life you groan, when your flesh and body are consumed,
12 and you say, "How I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof!
13 I did not listen to the voice of my teachers or incline my ear to my instructors.
14 I was at the point of utter ruin in the assembled congregation."
15 Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well.
16 Should your springs be scattered abroad, streams of water in the streets?
17 Let them be for yourself alone, and not for strangers with you.
18 Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth,
19 a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight, be infatuated always with her love.
20 Why should you be infatuated, my son, with a loose woman and embrace the bosom of an adventuress?
21 For a man's ways are before the eyes of the LORD, and he watches all his paths.
22 The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is caught in the toils of his sin.
23 He dies for lack of discipline, and because of his great folly he is lost.
Genesis 25:6 But to the sons of his concubines Abraham gave gifts, and while he was still living he sent them away from his son Isaac, eastward to the east country.
Second Samuel 5:13 And David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, after he came from Hebron; and more sons and daughters were born to David.
Second Samuel 15:16 So the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten concubines to keep the house.
First Kings 11:3 [Solomon] had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.
Second Chronicles 11:21 Rehoboam loved Maacah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and concubines (he took eighteen wives and sixty concubines, and had twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters)
Esther 2:14 In the evening she went, and in the morning she came back to the second harem in custody of Shaashgaz the king's eunuch who was in charge of the concubines; she did not go in to the king again, unless the king delighted in her and she was summoned by name.
Ecclesiastes 2:8 I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kings and provinces; I got singers, both men and women, and many concubines, man's delight.
Daniel 5:23 but you have lifted up yourself against the Lord of heaven; and the vessels of his house have been brought in before you, and you and your lords, your wives, and your concubines have drunk wine from them; and you have praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood, and stone, which do not see or hear or know, but the God in whose hand is your breath, and whose are all your ways, you have not honored.
Malachi 2:15 Has not the one God made and sustained for us the spirit of life? And what does he desire? Godly offspring. So take heed to yourselves, and let none be faithless to the wife of his youth.
First Timothy 3:2 Now a bishop [only, and not for every man!] must be above reproach, the husband of ONE wife, temperate, sensible, dignified, hospitable, an apt teacher,
First Timothy 3:12 Let deacons [only, and not for every man!] be the husband of ONE wife, and let them manage their children and their households well.....
Not much is stated in Scripture as to where Eve and Adam got their at-least kindergarten, grade-school-equivalent, or more verbal word-communication knowledge. One of the first references of God speaking words to Adam and Adam himself speaking words for the first time is recorded in the second chapter of Genesis of The HOLY BIBLE, then Eve speaking for the first time (to Satan) in Genesis chapter three.
The words: "And the LORD God commanded the man, saying...." obviously implies use of spoken, or verbal, words....rather than silent communication by direct thought transfer only. That further necessitates Adam being able to understand those verbal words spoken by the LORD and him of course relating those words to physical-environment objects and actions. Whether God taught Eve directly what He taught Adam, or instead taught Eve indirectly through Adam her husband, is not known. We do have record of God Himself fingering the Hebrew words in Sinai mountain stone for His people, and corresponding associative verbal elaboration later on:
Exodus 31:18 And He gave to Moses, when He had made an end of speaking with him upon Mount Sinai, the two tables of the testimony, tables of stone, written with The Finger of God.
Numbers 7:89 And when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with the LORD, he heard The Voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was upon the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim; and It spoke to him.
Deuteronomy 9:10 And the LORD gave me the two tables of stone written with The Finger of God; and on them were all the words which the LORD had spoken with you on the mountain out of the midst of the fire on the day of the assembly.
Nowadays, most of us wear glasses to read words, and from a worldly and godless perspective, bigoted prejudices and misunderstandings about genuine Christianity and the Christians espousing such, abound.
To disbelievers observing through lenses of rebellion and doubt, the holiday celebrations of Church Christians are thought of with distorted presumptions....merely allegorical fables - similar to those seen on Star Trek: Next Generation with Picard, Riker, Jordi, Data, O'Brien and Worf.
They see Christmas as a relaxed warm and fuzzy vacation holiday to give presents to babies and mommies - sort of like suggested in the biblical nativity legend. It is a positive and cozy time for families to get together around a barnyard tree, like in the ancient fable. Child supremacists and feminists are exalted, being that (to them) an allegedly-virgin woman was able to get herself pregnant without participation of a man, and birth a baby while adoring men worshipped from a distance -- thus putting the inferior gender on a far higher pedestal of importance than any male human. At yuletide, babies rule and are the center of attention, like in the religious reference to the cradle spotlighted around peaceful cows and sheep quietly munching away to the delight of environmental animal worshipers, with bright astronomical silent stars overhead in astrological arrangements overlooking the pleasant pastoral scene.
The latter part of Holy Week - in repulsive contrast - is a dark and negative time to rather ignore.....being that the legend alludes to hatred, traitors, lynching, violence, lying and dishonest slander, blasphemy accusations, murder, humiliation, gore, blood, death, and burial. Engrained within such is the bizarre John-chapter-6-repeated blurbilization of an irate Jesus again mouthing the eucharist-based eat-My-flesh-and-drink-My-blood mantra expressing His extreme irritation for being simply regarded as a mere mobile grocery store with the potential of relentlessly feeding the puffed-up bellies of more than the 4000 and 5000 He did feed the faces of with Cana wine, desert bread and fish, etc.
Easter and beyond is great for the feminists again, who are first to compensate injust execution against a radically-disruptive but wonder-working rabbi with compensatory halluciations of angel and supposedly-risen voodoo-like phantom appearances of the "now you see me, now you don't" christ -- without any further tales of any more unusual healings, weather-control, water-manipulation, food-multiplying miracles, or axiom-dissertation lectures.
But through the lens of Biblical "faith" (which the worldly would call childish gullibility and immature supposition), the Text of what-bonafide-open-minded-scientists-simply-cannot-deny Bible verses gives a very different perspective on the irrefutable historical accounts previously mentioned.
It is not unusual for those immoral majority destined for damnation to describe Scriptural facts exactly the opposite of authentic Christian descriptions. For instance, the wicked see the wearing of very-modest fundamentalist-islamic shawl-and-robe burkas and hijab costumes as "degrading against women" and anyone disregarding warm-weather immodest women as impolite and disrespectful.....whereas true Christians pseudo-rudely and of-necessity turn away from and ignore warm-weather immodest women, and consider women being degraded when persuaded, incited, or coerced by pervert-peer-pressure enslavement to immodest insanity involving subtle or blatant exhibition or flaunting of loose-long-haired mopheadedness, or warm-weather naked-armed sleeveslessness, nude-legged slackslessness or shortened-skirtedness, and shameful soxlessness (particularly while striking the soles of their bare feet against flip-flop sandals while walking).
Many times, particularly during warm weather, human males can avoid sexual-harassing partial-nakedness sights of somewhat-indecently-exposed human females by merely not being around where those females temporarily are located:
Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the wrath is past.
Even if one or more decently-dressed women are with one immodest one in a group, a virgin-minded man typically cannot approach and converse with any of them because of the one or more who are indecently mis-attired - which immodest one has spoiled the whole group.....even if one or all of those in the group claim to be christian:
Proverbs 13:20 He who walks with wise men (e.g. modest women) becomes wise, but the companion of [immodestly-misattired female] fools will suffer harm.
First Corinthians 3:1 But I, brethren, could not address you as spiritual men (e.g. human females), but as men of the [warm-weather mopheaded/bare-armed/legged/footed] flesh, as [despicably-immature-and-idiot non-approachable] babies.....
Honest people will agree that years ago, in a puritan pilgrim society (and listen up, Hugh Hefner!) where our not-so-distant, large-families-producing, controlled-nudity-with-laser-like-precision ancestors wore the equivalent of amish, fundamentalist-islamic, or old-order catholic-nun costumes (and how were such clothed or not while so producing large families?), men were at lot friendlier and more at ease to general-public-view women, compared to the present body-parts-bared dispersed-partial-nudity-in-the-general-public-view-gutters luridity now prevalent:
Matthew 24:12 And because [female-immodesty] wickedness is multiplied, most men's love will grow cold.
Speaking of previously-mentioned glasses, lenses, and eyesight, both the weakness of fuzzy-view-at-a-distance near-sightedness or simply closing one's eyelids safely and temporarily can be a saving strength to avoid observing obnoxiously-immodest mopheaded, bare-armed/legged/footed sexual harassment and lewd conduct which many women impose against human males at large, particularly during warm weather. When the lascivious partial nudity of those women is accidentally seen through near-sightedness, those exposed female body parts look like decomposing fish dead on a beach or belly up floating in the water, thus detracting from their sensuously-enticing potential:
Isaiah 42:19 Who is blind but my servant, or deaf as my messenger whom I send? Who is blind as my dedicated one, or blind as the servant of the LORD?
Second Corinthians 12:10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities; for when I am [near-sighted or eyelids-closed] weak, then I am [moral-chastity] strong.
Revelation 22:11 Let the [mentally-sick exhibitionist-female] evildoer still do evil, and the [warm-weather immodest] filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy."
Biblical answers to: "Who is to blame for incitement to fornication and adultery: the near-sighted man who does not take off his corrective lenses but views sharply-focused sights of indecently-exposed women imposing their bared-body-parts insanity at a distance....or the women who are shoving the non-asked-for feces of their mopheaded and/or sleevesless/slacksless/soxless violation against chaste and sensible anti-indecent-conduct statutes at victimized men, is found in:
First Timothy 2:8 I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
First Timothy 2:9 also that women should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in decent apparel....
Matthew 18:9 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and throw it away; it is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire.
Mark 9:47 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell.
Luke 11:34 Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is sound, your whole body is full of light; but when it is not sound, your body is full of darkness.
Romans 14:21 it is right not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything [like a female human displaying whatever mopheaded or bare-armed/legged/footed immodesty she wants to general public view] that makes your brother stumble.
There is a certain abhorrent and injust one-sidedness committed by "Chris Matthews" of Dateline aired by MSNBC, who have young-teen and pretend-young-teen solicitors set up gullible men internetting on chat lines to fornicate at some traphouse surrounding by vice cops ready to maliciously pounce on set-up male "predators." The sometimes-immodest nefarious females (or female fakes) who set up such "predators" along with Chris Matthews and his TV crew who set them up are actually just as much to blame for entrapment as the sexually-hungry "predator" men who have absolutely no intention of forcing any-aged female humans against their will to participate in voluntary fornication. Similar is the situation with police pretending to not be police using non-marked squad cars. The LORD will compensate against such creepy sneaks and the injustice they impose.
Ephesians 5:3 But fornication and all impurity (e.g. warm-weather immodesty) or covetousness must not even be named (e.g. suggested during webchat or whatever) among you, as is fitting among saints.
Christians (C) have their Be-Attitudes, while Accursed (A) have their Bad-Attitudes:
C: Matthew 5:3 = "Blessed are the humble, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
A: Alternative = Blessed are the proudly boisterous, for theirs is prompt and obvious wealth and fame.
C:Mt 5:4 = "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."
A: Alternative = Blessed are they who are arrogantly stoic, then laugh it off, for no one can make them sad; Cursed are the depressed and forlorn, for they are headed toward anti-social introversion and suicide.
C:Mt 5:5 = "Blessed are the compliantly accommodating, for they shall inherit the earth."
A: Alternative = Blessed are the self-assertive and pushy, for they shall connive and conquer for themselves what others have.
C:Mt 5:6 = Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied."
A: Alternative = Blessed are those who learn to manipulate all the tricky angles of devious weaselword semantics, for they persuade the simplistic with shrewd cunning.
C:Mt 5:7 = "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy."
A: Alternative = Blessed are those who revile and hit back when insulted or cheated, so they get cherished revenge; Cursed are the merciful, for they will get slapped silly into the ground without defensively retaliating.
C:Mt 5:8 = "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."
A: Alternative = Blessed are those who seek porn and display their warm-weather bodies for jealous admiration by others, for they shall see even more sensuous pleasures; Cursed are the prudes, who think all sex is dirty.
C:Mt 5:9 = "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."
A: Alternative = Blessed are the no-wimp brawlers, crowd agitators, and trouble-makers, for they shall be called non-pussy tough guys.
C:Mt 5:10 = "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
A: Alternative = Blessed are those who get away with all types of criminal acts, for they rule the courts and the neighborhood communities.
C:Mt 5:11 = "Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account."
A: Alternative = Cursed are you when you are so goody-goody that people think you're some kind of religious-nutcase holy saint.
Recently, a conservative philosophical talk-show host asked his radio audience the question: "Are there any good people around?"
After all, most everyone [obediently?] dresses modestly in subzero frigid temperatures outdoors during a severe winter blizzard. Most everyone [obediently?] drives on the right side of the road on a two-lane highway. Most everyone [obediently?] breathes air and relieves themselves now and then in lavatories, plus admitting that they neither see the invisible Almighty God the Creator nor gravity nor microwaves nor radioactivity while they assert existence of the dark side of Pluto.
Are they all thus obediently good people?
NO! is the answer. Definitely not!
The righteous have the following mentality:
Romans 7:15 I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.
17 So then it is no longer I who do it, but sin which resides within me.
18 For I know that nothing good resides within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it.
19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do.
20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin which resides within me.
21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand.
22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inmost self,
23 but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin which resides in my members.
24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?
25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I of myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.
The wicked (in stark contrast) have the following immentality:
Alterative 15 I do not understand my own actions, for I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.
Alterative 17 So then it is no longer I who do it, but good which resides around me.
Alterative 18 For I know that to be my own boss and do my own thing resides within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is illegal, but I cannot do it.
Alterative 19 For I do not do the crimes I want, but the good I do not want is what I do.
Alterative 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but godliness which resides around me.
Alterative 21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do wrong, good lies close at hand.
Alterative 22 For I delight in breaking the law, in my inmost self,
Alterative 23 but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of good which resides in my members.
Alterative 24 Oppressed man that I am! Who will deliver me from the influences of being lawfully obedient?
Alterative 25 Thanks be to my wayward buddies through Satan my Master! So then, I of myself serve being bad to the bone with my mind, but with my flesh I reluctantly obey the goody-goody laws to not get arrested which would prevent me from cutting my diabolical shenanigans short of hurting as many victims as possible in my defiant selfishness.
As you can readily perceive, there are two types of "good" people:
(1) Those who are artificially good (and there are many many of them around).
(2) Those who are intrinsically good (and there are a very few of them around).
Most [selfishly-motivated] drivers angrily stop quickly at a red stoplight in irritation and impatience because it disrupted their hurried rushy schedules and by forced requirement keep them from colliding with cross-traffic which mandate keeps them from getting themselves injured and/or their own vehicle damaged by a serious inconvenient and expensive and time-consuming and police-reported accident......while a few stop at a red stoplight in benevolent understandable kindness and thoughtfulness to politely allow patiently-waiting cross-traffic to get their chance to move forward.
In other words, some love to be good because they are internally good themselves (because of their voluntary and willing complete submission to God and His Word, who have claimed Christ's perfect righteousness as the source of their own, which perfection in the Lord is then indeed imputed to them)......while most hate to be good because they are internally evil themselves:
Second Corinthians 9:7 Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Philemon 1:14 but I preferred to do nothing without your consent in order that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own free will.
Psalm 32:9 Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, else it will not keep with you.
Proverbs 26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the back of fools.
To distinguish in sacred discrimination who is artificially good apart from who is intrinsically good requires Spirit-led discretion and discernment:
First Corinthians 12:7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
8 To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,
9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,
10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one makes a prey of you by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ.
Colossians 2:20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the universe, why do you live as if you still belonged to the world? Why do you submit to regulations,
First Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by giving heed to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,
Temporal judgment, even in view of "Judge not, lest you be judged," is not only possible, but commanded:
Luke 12:57 And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?
First Corinthians 3:13 each man's work will become manifest; for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.
First Corinthians 10:15 I speak as to sensible men; judge for yourselves what I say.
Second Corinthians 2:9 For this is why I wrote, that I might test you and know whether you are obedient in everything.
Second Corinthians 8:2 for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of liberality on their part.
Second Corinthians 9:13 Under the test of this service, you will glorify God by your obedience in acknowledging the gospel of Christ, and by the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others;
Second Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, to see whether you are holding to your faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you? --unless indeed you fail to meet the test!
Second Corinthians 13:7 But we pray God that you may not do wrong -- not that we may appear to have met the test, but that you may do what is right, though we may seem to have failed.
Galatians 6:4 But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor.
First Thessalonians 5:21 but test everything; hold fast what is good,
James 1:12 Blessed is the man who endures trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him.
First John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are of God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
You might recall the story of the prodigal son and the awaiting father which Jesus told. At first the deviant son departed to descend to a pigpen lifestyle, but eventually repented, similar to not only the penitent dying thief on a cross, but also:
Matthew 21:28 "What do you think? A man had two sons; and he went to the first and said, 'Son, go and work in the vineyard today.'
29 And he answered, 'I will not'; but afterward he repented and went.
30 And he went to the second and said the same; and he answered, 'I go, sir,' but did not go.
31 Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the harlots believed him; and even when you saw it, you did not afterward repent and believe him.
Romans 14:13 Then let us no more pass judgment on one another, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.
First Corinthians 1:10 I appeal to you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
First Corinthians 4:5 Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then every man will receive his commendation [or condamnation?] from God.
How can we correctly decide who is actually on the Lord's side vs. who is really on the Devil's side? Who are temporarily or permanently the allegorically-compared seeds on the street, seeds in the rocky soil, seeds among the thorns, and seeds in the good soil? Are such seeds bad in themselves internally, or does the soil-less hard-street road, rocky soil, and thorny-soil environment they are thrown into make them bad? Who in their right mind would want to throw helpless poor seeds into soil they could not thrive in, and keep them in those non-productive conditions? Is God to blame for hardening Pharoah's heart....or instead Pharoah to blame for first hardening his own heart?
How can we decide who should be exempt from government taxes and even should be given grants....compared to who should be taxed and fined into virtual poverty? How can we covertly or overtly, secretly or openly, legitimately and discreetly discriminate....supplying certain ones with all sorts and amounts of benefits -- while depriving certain others....with impunity and without demonic lawsuits? Even within religious denominations, how can we separate the orthodox "men" from the heretic "boys" -- all of whom exhibit various types and degrees of on-then-off-then-on good and bad behavior?
Matthew 7:16 You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles?
20 Thus you will know them by their fruits.
Mass obedience to traffic signs and regulations by most everyone is not enough to tell. Devils quoting parts of Bible verses out of context inside and outside of synagogues and churches and mosques or in the desert to a lonely hungry son of God is not enough. "Charitable" donations (but to subversive individuals and groups?) clearly is a deceptive ruse for the self-righteous, but is not telling enough by itself.
Are there comments by the artificially holy who despise Jerry Falwell? Is there quiet or loud ranting against the religious right and mocking Christian fundamentalists, while or while not pompously and irreligiously puffing on coffin-nail cigarettes or cigars or pipes? Is there big-shot filthy-talk drunkenness? Adversarial comments and retorts of non-compliant contradiction against clearly-Biblical postulations?
Is there a genuinely-saintlike marked and noticeable lack of agreement with the premises and postulations of homogay effeminate sodomites and their so-called same-gender "marriages?" How about absence of contributing gifts to those committing (and not "performing") child-murder abortion-homicide choice with satanspeak weaselwords of "reproductive freedom" and "women's health?" Refusing to call homosexual effeminate/sodomites: "gay" and English-Only advocates: "anti-immigrant?"
Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Isaiah 10:1 Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression....
Is there miscalling anti-young-earth-creationist evolutionary mythology: "science?"
Zephaniah 3:9 Yes, at that time I will change the speech of the peoples to a pure speech, that all of them may call on the name of the LORD and serve him with one accord.
Can the discerning detect any cowardly or belligerently caving in to feminist-sexist chauvinism as supposed and declared "equality" in divisive, non-domestic, and confusion-causing competition against men? Senselessly enticing men at large with loose-long-haired mopheadedness, shorts-exposed or mini-skirted bare legs and arms with or without additionally-obscene soxlessness under sandals, particularly during warm weather and for sports activities?
Is there instead a vibrant and consistent, non-ashamed and reverent testimony for Christ specifically using the name of Jesus as Redeemer and Savior and Lord? Is there respect for and appropriate use of the King James Version type Bibles of the New Testament and the Revised Standard Version, New Revised Standard Version, New American Standard Version, etc. Old Testament?
Do those evaluated love good and good people who perform good, while hating evil and evil people who commit evil? Are those tested continuing in Christ's Word as revealed in the entirely of the non-apocryphal Sacred-66-books Holy Bible, and exercising fruits of the Spirit (e.g. love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, self-control)?
Should anyone.....accuser OR counter-accuser....."cast the first stone" -- whether they are worthy, never have committing that particular sin, and so deserve to discriminate in view of their other sins? Judgmentally accuse when those who judge are not perfect in every way themselves (which.....by the way......works both ways!)?
Judging others, even in view of "Judge not, lest you be judged," is not only possible, but commanded:
Luke 12:57 And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?
First Corinthians 10:15 I speak as to sensible men; judge for yourselves what I say.
First Corinthians 11:13 Judge for yourselves; is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
Acts 13:46 And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, "It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken first to you. Since you thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life - hey, we turn to the Gentiles."
First Corinthians 5:3 For though absent in body I am present in spirit, and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment
4 in the name of the Lord Jesus on the man who has done such a thing.
Psalm 119:157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, but I do not swerve from Your testimonies.
Proverbs 4:27 Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.
Proverbs 14:7 Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge.
John 8:31 Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If you continue in My word, you are truly My disciples....
Romans 16:17 I appeal to you, brothers, to take note of those who create dissensions and difficulties, in opposition to the doctrine which you have been taught; avoid them.
Colossians 1:23 provided that you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which has been preached to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.
First Timothy 4:16 Be responsible about yourself and your teaching; hold to that, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.
First Timothy 6:20 Oh Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge.....
Second Timothy 3:5 .....holding the form of religion but denying the power of it. Avoid such people.
Second Timothy 3:14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it.