By: Clement Ntukogu
GOD CLOTHED THE FIRST MAN AND WOMAN:
The Bible says in the book of Genesis that after the fall of man, their eyes were opened, and they knew that they were naked and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves apron (Genesis 3:7); but God made “coats of animal skins” and clothed them.
Therefore, clothing started about 6000 years ago, when God clothed the first man and woman with “coats” made from “animal skins” in order to cover their nakedness. “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them” (Genesis 3:21).
APRONS WAS NOT A PROPER DRESSING FOR THEM
Since they had already have aprons as their clothing (Genesis 3:7), why did God made “coats of animal skins” to cloth them again? (Genesis 3:21). Was there anything wrong with the aprons that they had? Yes! After clothing themselves with aprons, they were still naked. That was the reason Adam hid himself from God. “I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself” (Genesis 3:10).
Therefore, aprons were not a proper dressing to cover one’s nakedness. For this reason, God took away their aprons and clothed them with coats of animal skins in order to cover their nakedness properly. This shows us that God wants all His children cover themselves properly.
CLOTHING IS TO COVER ONE’S NAKEDNESS:
“I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself” (Genesis 3:10). Clothing primarily, is to cover our nakedness! Therefore, it is a SIN to expose one’s nakedness for others to see. In Genesis 9:21-26, when Noah got drunk and was naked, one of his sons, Ham saw his nakedness and he was cursed.
In Matthew 5:28, Jesus said it is a sin for a man to look on a woman and lust. Therefore, it would likewise be a sin for a woman to deliberately dress and expose her nakedness for a man to look. In Luke 17:1, Jesus Christ said, “… offences will come; but woe unto him, through whom they come”. So, those that deliberately expose their nakedness or any part of their private parts for others to see, are under a curse.
TODAY MAN HAS GONE BACK TO NAKEDNESS:
Unfortunately, after about 6000 years that God clothed first man and woman with coats of animal skins, in order to cover their nakedness, man and woman has deliberately gone back to nakedness again.
Today, men and women are walking on the streets completely or partially naked. And many are attending church services with dressings that reveal some of their private parts (nakedness); that is outright disobedient to God’s Will for clothing the first man. And most of our pastors and preachers are not saying anything about it! Look at our sisters in the church today, are they still dressing like Christian women? No!
TELL THEM THE TRUTH:
These ladies are comfortable in our churches because “HOLINESS” is no longer our watchword. We are only interested in adding members to the church. And most pastors and preachers are more interested in money than the soul of their converts, that is the major reason why they can’t tell them the truth.
Tell them the truth, if they want to leave the church, let them leave. This is what Christianity is all about (John 6:66). How can you call a harlot a Christian and even accommodate them in the church? Tell them the truth, that could save their souls!
DRESSINGS FOR A HARLOT AND FOR A CHRISTIAN:
Today, after about 6000 years that God clothed the first man and woman, we are still debating on how a woman should dress? What a shame! Well, the Scripture clearly says that there are dressings meant for harlots and there are dressings meant for Christians.
“And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart” (Proverbs 7:10).
“In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works” (1 Timothy 2:9-10).
“Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price” (1 Peter 3:3-4).