RVI: Let's look at what they are talking about here. Bare naked ladies. Three famous super-star actresses are including nudity in their up and coming films. In the Detroit News and Free Press An R-Rated Homecoming Prompts a Cultural Clash: Provocative dresses and bump and grind dancing pit parents against students.
In the day and age in which we are living it is hard for young people and older people alike to sift it all out. Help us out, Jack.
JVI: First of all, Jesus said in Matthew 5:28, Whosoever looks on a woman and lusts after her has committed adultery already with her in his heart” and when one is nude, its easy for that man to commit mental adultery like Jimmy Carter said a few years ago when he was President. But lets go on a little further. Thats why the Bible says in I Timothy 2:9 that woman are to adorn themselves in modest apparel. Now in Mark chapter five, we have the story of the demoniac who was possessed with evil spirits, verse 8. In verses 9-14, the Lord Jesus is casting the evil spirits out of this man and when the exorcism is occurred, verse 15 says he is sitting clothed and in his right man. I think maybe you may find out what is behind a lot of this nudity.
And the high school dances are sexually provocative as they rock and roll and grind their bodies against one another. Is it for the Christian? No! Abstain from fleshly lusts which war against your soul, I Peter 2:11 and Romans 12:2 says be not conformed to this world and its standards, but be ye transformed [about face] for Jesus Christ.
RVI: Well Jack, you have talked about nudity and our original question of the week is can we go along with worldly trends? Define worldly trends for us, Jack.
JVI: Rexella, the churches have no standards anymore. It is no longer that the church is in the world, but the world is in the church and they want to see how close they can live like the world lives. You can't get away with it. What is worldliness? I John 2:15-17, “Love not world and neither the things that are in the world. If the man love the world the love of God is not in him. For all thats in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life is not of the Father but is of the world and the world passeth away and the lusts thereof, again – the world passes away and the lusts thereof, but, he that doeth the will of God, he will live forever.” Do you have a real experience with Christ, you better check yourself out.
RVI: One more thing that we can address as far as worldliness. How about the profanity and on television especially, Jack .
JVI: The commandment, Exodus 20 verse seven, thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain for God will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain and Jesus said in Matthew 12:36, Every idle word that men shall speak they shall give an account in the day of judgment. You will not get away with it forever. And all of the filthy garbage and talk on television and the movies, we need a Holy Ghost revival in this nation.