Nudist Book Review of Nakedness and The Bible

Novel by: Paul M Bowman. Ferndale: Amnity 2001.
Nakedness And the Bible by Paul M. Bowman
Nakedness and The Bible – The novel “Nakedness and the Bible” doesn’t claim to be a defense of naturism; it simply asserts to be an explanation of what the Bible says on either side of the dilemma. For a while, folks have used the Bible within an attempt to say that naturism is outside God’s law and must not be practiced by Christians. Various folks within the nudist movement have commended the book including Like them, I add my acceptance for this work.
The author, Paul M. Bowman, mentions the report of what is termed the drop of man, when Adam and Eve decided to willfully disobey God and sin. The one difficulty that I have with this novel is that’s does not address Adam and Eve as though they were real folks.
Since the Bible and its relationship to nudity are being discussed here, we’re going to presume that the Bible is a genuine document. The veracity of the Bible is another matter completely, but he goes on to say how God deals with the Adam and Eve after they sinned.
He deals with how the nudity has been dealt with throughout the history of the church, yet the writer writes that the anti-nudity message the church has been due to a consequence of the 400 years of an anti-sexual message.
Nakedness And the Bible
When the Bible is analyzed for what it has to say about the body an obvious message is sent about it being pro-nudity, if it must be termed that, because nakedness wasn’t an issue for them as it’s for us now. They took baths in the river and ripped their clothes as a sign of despair; that was what did. The conclusion that this author reaches is that whenever nakedness is shown as sinful, another sin is present (that explains Noah, Lot, David etc.).
In fact, the author even says that public nudity or nakedness is fine by God, due to the fact that God commanded Isaiah to go nude. (Isa 20:2) That totally destroys the shame argument. God only mandated clothing for the priests while in the act of worship. ( more :40-3).
What you can learn by reading the book is that we now have very few direct references to nakedness in the New Testament; Matthew 25 is one of them. Jesus is talking about having enough clothes to make that choice whether or not to wear clothes. In Romans 8, verses 38-9, nakedness is located among other states of existence and the context is dealing with things that can separate us from the love of God.

The best portion of the publication was where the author coped with verses that Christians try to apply to nakedness like 1Thes 5:22, causing another to stumble and 1 Timothy 2:9.
Something that amazed me was when the author mentioned how clothing has been connected with shame just as nudity continues to be commonly depicted while giving numerous Bible verses to support his declaration. Ultimately, I find this novel to be a fascinating read that enables naturists in order to support their beliefs and remainder in the fact that we can give an answer for the hope that we’ve.
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Jordan Blum is a lifelong nudie and cofounder of Nudist Portal.