I know what you're trying to get at - that if I, a Christian, am living my life according to God's Will, then I should not be ashamed of myself,
which I am not when I haven't sinned.
The point is that once a person gives their life over for God, He truly will humble you, humility is KNOWING where you stand with GOD on a personal,
spiritual and emotional level.
Like I mentioned before, we cannot go running around naked becuse satan has not been eternally destroyed.
Let me put it this way - a Christian (or anyone for that matter) is not to put the stumbling block of sin before another person - if we do, we are
just as guilty of the sin we helped tempt that person to commit.
For example, no self-respecting Christian woman should go parading around in the Nude, this would cause others to fall into lustful sin - whether or
not that was her intention - it's a matter of knowing how the human mind works while we are here in the flesh.
It's like if you have nothing nice to say then say nothing at all - it's out of Charity towards other peoples chance(s) for salvation that you would
live in this way.
Jesus did not sin - otherwise He could not have saved us from ours - and He was clothed, out of respect towards others and the desire to eliminate any
temptations for man to sin.
Whenever someone looks at a painting of a Nude Man or Woman, even though it is a representation of how the light and form interact with one another,
the majority of people will at some point imagine a lustful, sexual thought and entertain those thoughts at some point. It may have never been the
intention of the artist to plant those thoughts into someones mind - never the less - they need to be cautious so as not to cause others to sin.
I am a photographic artist and I make sure that I adhere to these principles.
If mankind wasn't so perverted - this would be a non issue.
And anyone who denies that mankind is perverted - well, you just can't see what's before your eyes. And you are living in the flesh and not in the
BTW - I forgot to mention that the scriptures say a "Just man sins up to Seven time per day".
What makes a person Just is the fact that they (having discernment and humility) know when they've sinned and seek repentence and absolution from
their sin - this is the work Jesus wrought on the Cross - His blood Atones for sin for those who SEEk atonement.
an interesting side note - The number of man (unjust) is 6 because man was created on the 6th day and man, by nature is impure and imperfect (Adam and
Eve's sin). If we multiply the number of man by the amount of sin a Just man sins we get a number of 42 sins per day for the unjust man!
What makes a person Unjust is the fact that they ignore the Holy Spirits warning when they sin (guilt) and avoid SEEking atonement for their sins.
These sins then compound over time (say one week) and the number of sins for that one person equals 294 sins per week!
No wonder we have climate shifts, unrest, disease etc...
We know that the face of the earth changed after Adam and Eve Fell or sinned.
Do the math with the number of people in the world who don't repent for their sin and HOLY COW!!!!
This world is toast if we don't repent..
[edit on 11-6-2004 by Birkhoff]