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Jesus Healing of Demoniac Resulted in Delivered Man Wearing Clothes!

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Mark 5:2As Jesus stepped out of the boat, a man came out of the tombs and met him. The man was controlled by an evil spirit 3and lived among the tombs. No one could restrain him any longer, not even with a chain. 4He had often been chained hand and foot. However, he snapped the chains off his hands and broke the chains from his feet. No one could control him. 5Night and day he was among the tombs and on the mountainsides screaming and cutting himself with stones.

[As this man abused himself his soul suffered as well as his mind and body. He referred to himself as Legion. He said he was many. Schizophrenic on a massive scale. Confused and frightened and alone. Satan had a stronghold in his life thus controlling his behavior. He was a tormented human being. I do not believe Satan walked up to this man one day to ask him for control of his life. Possibly he deceitfully worked on him little by little until the man was possessed. With possession came the cutting, the screaming, the nudity, the chains, the living in isolation away from other people.]

6The man saw Jesus at a distance. So he ran to Jesus, bowed down in front of him, 7and shouted, “Why are you bothering me now, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Swear to God that you won’t torture me.” 8He shouted this because Jesus said, “You evil spirit, come out of the man.”

[The man wanted to be free from his naked tormenting prison of shame and isolation. He lived away from the populace.}

 9Jesus asked him, “What is your name?

He told Jesus, “My name is Legion [Six Thousand], because there are many of us.” 10He begged Jesus not to send them out of the territory.

[It appears the man and the devils were entwined were one. The man’s tongue was used by the demons to beg Jesus not to cast them out. Where could they live and behave insanely if they did not have a body?].

11A large herd of pigs was feeding on a mountainside nearby. 12The demons begged him, “Send us into the pigs! Let us enter them!

13   Jesus let them do this. The evil spirits came out of the man and went into the pigs. The herd of about two thousand pigs rushed down the cliff into the sea and drowned.

[The pigs ran in suicidal torment to die rather than live as demons.]

14Those who took care of the pigs ran away. In the city and countryside they reported everything that had happened. So the people came to see what had happened. 15They came to Jesus and saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons. The man was sitting there dressed and in his right mind. The people were frightened. 16Those who saw this told what had happened to the demon-possessed man and the pigs. (Emphasis mine)

[There is no getting around it that when the demons were cast out of this tormented man by the Lord the man quieted down and was clothed; with his mind thinking intelligently.]

The man wanted to go with Jesus but the Lord told him to go tell what the Lord had done for him. This would include restoring his mind which mind decided to wear clothes.

Nudity, King David, Bathsheba and God’s Judgment

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2One evening David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king’s house, when from there he saw a woman bathing; and she was very lovely to behold. (2 Samuel 11:20

David looked on a naked body. He then committed adultery. And murder.

Then he lied about it.

Then he learned the woman was pregnant. He lied about that.

Then he had the woman’s husband killed.

Then he lied about that.

His sin began when he looked at the naked body of the woman bathing herself.

Now that Uriah is murdered by David, he marries Bathsheba.

God lets all this happen…then

He sends Nathan the prophet who tells David a story. David is so blind to his evil of adultery and murder that he swears the man will be killed who done such a thing as Nathan reports.

Nathan tells him he is the man. Yes David GOD forgives you and has put away your sin. However the sword will never depart from your house.

Israel  is still at war today. An innocent child dies because God struck him with sickness. Regardless of David’s prayers and fasting the child dies. David had killed Uriah. Now God kills David and Bathsheba’s child.

Yes it all started when Bathsheba exposed her nudity to David. I am sure Bathsheba knew David walked where he walked when he saw her that day. How could she not know that the king’s palace was right next door?

So from this one look at a naked body here is what happened:

1. Lust

2. Adultery

3. Covetousness and No concern for Uriah

4. Adultery and Lies

5. Murder and Lies

6. An innocent child dies

7. The sword will never depart from the house of David.

No doubt that IF Bathsheba had not bathed in full view of David none of these sins would have been committed.

God Against Public Nudity

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The Hebrew prophet Isaiah “walked naked and barefoot for three years as a sign … against Egypt and Cush.” The Lord Himself directly commanded Isaiah to do this to represent the utter shame these people would experience.

Nakedness was used here as warning of judgment.

I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. (Revelation of Jesus Christ 3:18

Here God makes it clear that we need to be covered. Dare anyone say that the Lord approves that these people he addressed here go naked? The fall in Eden caused God to make them clothes to wear..

Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine. (Ezekiel 16:8)

Here God covered nakedness. He did this in Eden after they sinned against him. He made covering for them. Dare anyone say that the Lord in this passage approves of women exposing their bodies thus tempting men to sin?Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? (Isaiah 58:7)

God here tells Israel to care for others which would include making sure they have clothes to wear.

And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.

 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. (Genesis 9:22-27)

A curse is placed upon Canaan the son of Ham for looking at his father’s nakedness.

And hath not oppressed any, but hath restored to the debtor his pledge, hath spoiled none by violence, hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment; (Ezekiel 18:7)

God here pronounces blessings on those who cover the naked.

 Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate. Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers. Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.(Isaiah 47:1-3)

I understand this last verse to be God warning women to cover themselves or he will come to them, BUT not as a man will he come. He will come with judgment on her refusal to cover herself. He tells them to go ahead and expose themselves but when he comes to them it will be to punish. God equates nakedness with shame. Once the nakedness is uncovered then her shame shall be seen.

Nudity and Common Sense

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Thousands of people stand in St Peter’s Square anxiously waiting for the pope to give his blessing to all the Catholics.

Soon amidst pomp and pageantry he emerges. Naked as the day he was born he makes his appearance. He lifts his hands and does his blessing gesture. The crowd is silent. They obviously wonder why he has no clothes on. One little boy says to his daddy, “Look papa he has no clothes on!”

He speaks to the crowd. “Like Isaiah I am naked. Yes because of Isaiah the Hebrew prophet walking naked so do I walk naked today. He is no better than I. If he can go naked in public so can I.” The cardinals and bishops decide that they too must strip off all their clothes. “God made me this way” they shout. Soon they all stand before the crowd naked. Soon smell of rectums fill the place. Many had gone to the toilet and needed to defecate. But it is natural for the rectum to smell like feces after one defecated. It is natural so if others can smell the foul odor they need to realize that this is how God made them and of course it is beautiful. This is how God made them.

Meanwhile at Westminster Abby the wedding ceremony between William and Kate is about to begin. Kate is escorted down the aisle by her father. But as they begin their trip they notice that the minister that will perform the ceremony is naked.

He had read in the Bible that Adam and Eve were created naked so he decides that this is how he must appear. Kate and William will understand that nudity is natural and beautiful. If they do not think so it is because they are insane. How dare they go against God’s will for me.

For some strange reason he now thinks that the sin in the garden of Eden did not affect him. He is naked as he performs the wedding ceremony. No one in the church is naked only him. Why? Because he is the only one who realizes that nudity is natural and lovely. Naked bodies are to behold, he argues, not hide under clothes. Away with cotton. Away with silk and velvet God made me naked and naked I shall go.

William and Kate do no agree.

William and Kate at the altar  are shocked and horrified at this spectacle. But the naked minister reaches for his Bible to show them that Isaiah walked naked and so can he. He has no idea that God commanded his prophet do walk naked for a purpose concerning the message God had to give to a sinful people Israel. He clipped out a few scriptures out of their context and applied it to himself. The reason? Complete Bible ignorance on his part.

Far away across the sea in America the cities are filled with naked people. Men women and children stark naked going about their daily lives. Except for a few who see nakedness in public as missing a few sandwiches to go on a picnic. They understand that sin’s entrance into the world caused God to make clothes for his creatures. They wear clothes as man has been doing since he was kicked out of Eden by God.

The police are called by a citizen who is as the Bible says “clothed and in his right mind” to complain of the smell of sweat and feces. Not to mention the absolute disgust of those forced to look on strange naked bodies. They go home and lock their doors fearing the world has gone insane.

Obviously it has.

Shopping for groceries the young bride is forced to look at naked clerks as they check out her groceries. She is forced to walk beside a naked man who carries her groceries to her car. He asks her for a date. She declines.

In a court of law the criminal is brought in shackled and chained. But he is naked. The judge is naked. The attorneys are naked. All twelve jurors are naked.

A jealous husband is walking with his pretty young wife down the street. Suddenly she stops to remove her clothing. She is stark naked. She explains to him that nakedness is how God created her. She wants to be as God made her. They run into friends and stop to chat. The husband does not like the way his friend is looking at his naked wife. But she argues that nakedness is natural and beautiful. There is nothing wrong with it. His friend is only looking at her body to admire it. There is no danger of lust entering the picture. After all this is how God made her.

Soon word is out that all convicts in all prisons are now allowed to serve their time in prison without a stitch of clothing on.

Not all people agree that nakedness is the will of God. So they remain clothed. Most do not want to be nude in a world of sin and evil.

The five-year old girl is babysit by her naked uncle. The uncle explains to the parents that it is natural and beautiful to be naked. And as the parents leave he assures them that it is alright for the five-year old to sit on his naked lap while he reads her a story. After all he is a holy man of God. He is not subject to the law of sin that the apostle Paul said is in our members. He says it is natural and beautiful for him to be naked as he babysits his niece. After all this is how God made him. He removes the child’s clothes also so she can be as God made her also. Naked.

The teen girls are told by their male teacher that it is natural and beautiful for him to stand before them naked as a jay-bird as he teaches. He tells them he is sure their parents will understand that just because his genitalia is exposed to the girls means nothing. His penis is beautiful and to be seen and admired by his teen girl students.

He excuses himself to go to the restroom to defecate. He uses toilet paper to wipe his beautiful natural rectum. He understands that God created him naked. And God said that it was good. If he smells he smells what can he say? It is how God made him.  He dismisses the notion that sin is in the world. He discards any thought that perhaps his nakedness is not what God wills for him.

What is wrong with this picture?

NOTE: Jesus was stripped and beaten. Neither of these two things was done with his approval. He allowed it. The Bible says that he the sinless Lamb became sin for us. The Lord wore a robe woven without seam. This tells something about clothes. He is our great example.

“He who knew no sin became sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Cor. 5:21).”