Edifying Feminine

Beauty And Display

Pornography And Feminography

Expedient and Inspiring Feminine Beauty and Display

Pornography and Feminography

Article cK -2004-

Note, the articles referred to herein can be found at "TeachMeGod.com". Also note, it would be good if the article coded bW and the allegory "Little Sally And Her Beautiful Rose" would be read before reading this article.

Introduction

The writer in times past was very restrictive about carefully prepared feminine beauty and display. I was of the mind that such beauty should be vain to the good man, although I still very much seemed to like it. I in no way would allow myself to look upon photos of feminine exposures, and even with regards to my own wife I at one time, could not allow myself to put much emphasis into her beauty. Yet I was starved for the feminine beauty which I was denied of. I could not even allow myself to fully look upon photos of cute little girls that were well clothed, as their special beauty did sort of thrill me, and that sort of scared me. I turned over photos of beautiful women even if well dressed and sometimes put wide tape over others, because they attracted me. I was at war with God's creation of feminine beauty, and which my heart greatly desired to look upon, but I thought was vain and evil and I dared not appreciate or enjoy. In my religious society I had sort of gathered and supposed that feminine beauty and display although being very alluring and compelling to behold, is progressive, addictive and deadly. I was accustomed to a lifestyle where woman's hair rather than being dealt with in a way as to create beauty, largely was dealt with as to prevent beauty. cK-1

It was by the process of God's special leading involving studying the Bible, dreams, and divine occurrences, that I learned that man does not need to be at war with feminine beauty as I was, but rather feminine beauty is something God created to inspire and bless man and is something for man to enjoy, although obviously with discretion and self control. cK-2

Feminine beauty can greatly inspire the husband to love his wife. The writer even in his days of diligently avoiding carefully prepared feminine display, at times was still quite affected by it. In our society, seeing vivid feminine display sometimes simply cannot be avoided. I well remember particular times when I simply had to face up to and see beautiful feminine exposure, because it could not be avoided, and how passionately I loved my wife afterwards. I now remember how my wife in being loved with unusual passion at times would say, "what did you see today"? Although seeing spectacular feminine beauty clearly made me very affectionate to my wife, yet feminine beauty and display still was supposed to be vain and evil and I simply did not question that. Yet in due time God did bring me to study and question what feminine beauty and exposure is all about, and whether it is really evil as I thought. This article considers various subjects about feminine beauty and exposure as are given in the following index; cK-3

INDEX

PARAGRAPH

SUBJECT NUMBERS

What is looking with lust?------------- 4-5

Is beauty vain?------------------------- 6-8

Feminine beauty and display as in Biblical

history----------------------------- 10-18

Sad anti woman and beauty attitude of early

centuries-------------------------- 19-21

Clothing, modesty, and nakedness as in old

Jewish times---------------------- 22-29

Feminine photos--------------------- 30-42

God's good laws, etc --------------- 43-46

What is Looking With Lust?

Jesus clearly taught that we should not and dare not look upon another woman to lust after her, and said if we do so, we have already committed adultery with her in our hearts (Matt 5:28). Men obviously should not look upon another man's wife in the unwholesome way of coveting her and nurturing a desire and readiness to somehow get her. Although such looking and lusting obviously is not proper, yet one still very much can look upon a cute little girl or any woman and appreciate the natural beauty that God has given to her, without in anyway looking upon her in the way of coveting her and hoping to somehow get her. Their obviously is a vivid difference in looking upon a woman to simply admire the natural beauty that God has given to her and without having any thought or intent of trying to get her, as compared to looking upon her with a lust that includes a passionate desire and readiness to take her if she could be seduced. This aspect will become more clear in reading the rest of this article. God wants strong and permanent unions between man and woman, both for the sake of the children, and the partners within that union. God does not want men to be looking at another woman as to allure or win her and thus disrupt another's marriage union! All of God's laws, including His sexual laws are good laws and are for our good. cK-4

Apostle John said "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. {16} For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." (1 John 2:15-16). Although the writer in times past quickly and mostly related these verses to man's sexual desires, yet John here was not saying that man's natural desire for sexual sights and feelings is not of the Father but of the world, because God in the very beginning created sexual attraction between man and woman while declaring they shall be one flesh and said it was very good (Gen 1:26-31 & 2:18-24). Numerous Scriptures portray marriage and sex as a good thing which God created, (2 Sam 12:8, Proverbs 5:18-19 & 18:22, Eccl 9:9, Song 4:1-11, 7:1-10, 1 Cor 7:2-5 & 12:23-24, Heb 13:4). Yet it is very true that John's Scripture about the lust of the flesh and eyes could pertain to erroneous sexual desires, such as coveting another's companion and looking upon her in the lustful way of trying to win her. Lusts that are not of the Father but of the world very much could also pertain to unnatural and perverted sexual desires, such as desiring to see or participate in violent or homo or lesbian sexual activities. cK-5

Is Beauty Vain?

Clearly a woman without good character, can be a very distasteful companion, even if very beautiful. Thus it is quite understandable why Solomon in emphasizing the importance of feminine virtue, spoke of beauty being vain. Yet beauty is not altogether vain. Although King Solomon spoke of beauty being vain, he also said that the virtuous wife clothes herself very beautifully as in silk and purple (Pro 31:22). Yes, the virtuous wife will care about her appearance. Many Scriptures speak about feminine beauty which clearly reveals feminine beauty was noticed in Bible times (Gen 12:11&14, 24:16, 26:7, 29:17, Deu 21:10-13, 1 Sam 25:3, 2 Sam 11:2 & 13:1 & 14:27, 1 Kin 1:3-4, Est 2:7, Job 42:15, Psa 45:9-11, Song of Solomon throughout). To speak bluntly if feminine beauty was totally vain, one should have no care at all about how his wife looks. His wife could have a very hairy chin, teeth sticking straight out, be tremendously overweight and barely look like a woman and it simply should make her husband no difference. If beauty were wholly vain, beauty absolutely should have no bearing upon whom the young man will fall in love with, and the young man should just as readily fall in love with a woman that is as ugly as just described, as a woman who is very beautiful. cK-6

It is true that both Apostle Paul and Peter reproved putting too much emphasis and expense on woman's outward adornment involving jewelry, apparel, and hairstyle and rather encouraged women to focus on having the inward beauty of good character. Yet such does not need to mean that woman's outward beauty is meaningless. One dare not overlook the fact that immediately after Apostle Peter emphasized the inner beauty of women, he then lifted up Holy women of the Bible as examples for Christian women to follow, which Holy women were very beautiful and were not careless with their outward appearance and even wore some jewelry. They were so beautiful that kings desired them for wives (Gen 12:11-15, 20:2-13, Gen 26:7-10). One should also consider that a woman's good personality, involving a humble spirit and attractive smile is a very important part of her visible beauty, and often makes her more beautiful than what she wears. Clearly attractive feminine appearance is a blessing from God and is far from being vain. cK-7

Spectacular feminine displays and exposures are a very real thing, and have a powerful impact upon men, although too many have erroneously tried to ignore it, diminish it, and deny it. The way men react to feminine displays and the comments they make about them, often reveal how powerfully special feminine exposures affect men. The power of feminine beauty neither can simply be judged as a vain power, as it can very wondrously and properly inspire the husband to love His wife, and as God wondrously designed. The object of this article is to learn what place feminine beauty actually can and should have in our lives, and to learn how to properly deal with it, so that it can provide the wondrous blessing that God intended, rather than being a difficulty and a pain to us. cK-8

Feminine Beauty and

Display as in Biblical and Jewish History

Note the writer by including the below, does not mean to advocate that Christians today should do just like these old time Jews did, but is giving the following to reveal how feminine beauty and display was not despised in old Jewish history and even sometimes was quite publicly exposed.

Feminine beauty and display was very important in old times, such as in the time of Queen Esther. Queen Vashi, who was a Queen before Esther, was rejected from being queen because she refused to come forth to show her beauty to the guests at the King's great feast. Some histories state Vashi was to come forth without any veiling at all of her physical beauty. Men at this time, felt Vashi's refusal to come forth and show her beauty was very serious, and were afraid other women would now start to refuse their husbands' requests and desires as did Vashi if no penalty was applied to Vashi for her refusal (Esther 1:11-19). Thus they decided to remove Vashi from being queen. Queen Esther whom most Christians greatly honor was then chosen as a beauty queen to replace Vashi. cK-10

Concerning Queen Esther, what would she after becoming queen have done if King Ahasuerus now called her forth as he did Vashi, to show the people her physical beauty? If the Jews were strongly opposed to feminine beauty and revealing it at particular times, why did Queen Esther even cooperate with becoming queen in this type of a situation? Yet, Esther and her step father Mordecai very much cooperated with those in charge of seeking a new queen. Mordecai even had Esther keep it a secret that she was of the Jewish captives, and likely because that status might have been against her in becoming queen (Est 2:10). Note, if Esther and Mordecai would have been opposed to her becoming queen, Esther could have cunningly made herself less attractive in both appearance and character and quite obviously could have avoided being chosen as Queen, and without getting into trouble for any misconduct. This fact largely proves that Esther and Mordecai were not resisting her becoming queen. The Bible speaking of Esther says, she pleased Hegai, the official in charge of finding a new Queen, and says he then in kindness to her speedily gave her things for purification, and such things as belonged to her, and even gave her the best place in the house of the women (Esther 2:8-9)! One should consider the good and special relation Esther had with Hegai (the keeper of the women) and consider that he in his special kindness helped her become queen. This all very much indicates that Esther and Mordecai nicely cooperated with Esther becoming queen rather than resisting it. Mordecai was so interested in how Esther was doing during her months of preparation before becoming queen that he "walked every day before the court of the women's house, to know how Esther did, and what should become of her." (Esther 2:11). Many Christian men today likely can hardly imagine walking by a place so focused on women and feminine beauty, and where feminine beauty might have been quite visible all around. Note, Esther had to spend a whole year in preparation, in becoming very attractive for the King! Can our wives imagine that? Some wives might not want to even spend a minute putting on nice lingerie to make themselves attractive to their husbands in the bedroom, and think it to all be vain. Concerning some religions, their women's appearance consists of a blend of intentionally destroying their natural beauty while yet still trying hard to be beautiful. How sad. cK-11

Emphasis upon women and feminine beauty as in Queen Esther's time was not so strange to God's people of old times. In old times many Jewish Kings had numerous wives, and their beauty obviously was meaningful to them. These Kings obviously took additional wives because they desired to do so, not because they had to. The Bible speaking of King Rehoboam says he desired many wives (2 Chronicles 11:23). King David, who was a man after God's own heart, had numerous wives and concubines which God had given him. 2 Samuel 12:8 concerning such reads "And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into thy bosom... and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things". Although King David very likely did not have a woman program as massive as did King Ahasuerus (who toke Esther as Queen), yet David would have needed some intelligent program to care for all his wives and to make them pleasing and a blessing to himself. When King David was old and feeble, the Jews even sought throughout the whole land of Israel for the most beautiful daughter to bring to King David to lie in his bosom to help revive him (1 King 1:1-4). One should consider that Esther and Mordecai having all this in their Jewish background would not have thought it evil or strange for King Ahasuerus to be seeking a beautiful Queen. Second Samuel 1:24 speaking of feminine beauty in King Saul's time reads, "Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet, with other delights, who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel." Note this Scripture is a lamentation for King Saul after his death. cK-12

Within the Apocrypha, the book of Judith, tells of a wise and beautiful Jewish widow woman, who by using her wisdom and beauty very much helped the Jews overcome the enemy army. She in doing this adorned herself very attractively, as she did in the days while her husband was alive, and then went and allured the captain of the enemy army to herself by her beauty. Judith 10:3-4 speaking of this reads, "...put on her garments of gladness, wherewith she was clad during the life of Manasses her husband. And she took sandals upon her feet, and put about her her bracelets, and her chains, and her rings, and her earrings, and all her ornaments, and decked herself, bravely, to allure the eyes of all men that should see her". She after having skillfully allured the captain of the enemy army to herself, while with him in private then cut off his head while he was very drunk. She then returned to the Jewish army, and told them to attack their enemies before they discovered what she had done, as they then would immediately seek military commands from their captain, and then would unexpectedly find him beheaded and all this with a Jewish attack bearing down upon them. The Jews won the war by the help of feminine beauty. As said before feminine beauty is not an insignificant thing. Note how this history speaks of these beautiful and alluring Jewish garments as being garments of gladness. cK-13

King Solomon speaks of woman's natural physical beauty so graphically that his description of feminine beauty might be considered verbal pornography by some, while this is even found within our Holy Bible! Following is an example of such and which appears might have been a feminine beauty display in King Solomon's time, "Sixty queens there may be, and eighty concubines, and virgins beyond number; {9}...The maidens saw her and called her blessed; the queens and concubines praised her.. Come back, come back, O Shulammite; come back, come back, that we may gaze on you! Why would you gaze on the Shulammite as on the dance of Mahanaim?" {7:1} "How beautiful your sandaled feet, O prince's daughter! Your graceful legs are like jewels, the work of a craftsman's hands. {2} Your navel is a rounded goblet that never lacks blended wine. Your waist is a mound of wheat encircled by lilies. {3} Your breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle. {4} Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are the pools of Heshbon by the gate of Bath Rabbim. Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon looking toward Damascus. {5} Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel. Your hair is like royal tapestry; the king is held captive by its tresses. {6} How beautiful you are and how pleasing, O love, with your delights! {7} Your stature is like that of the palm, and your breasts like clusters of fruit." (Song 6:8&9&13&7:1-7, NIV version) What a bold and graphic description! Note, it appears this display of feminine beauty might have pertained to some kind of exposing dance. Note, the KJV Bible does not use the word dance in this Scripture, although every other place in the KJV the related Hebrew word is translated as dance. One should here notice that the above Scripture seems to pertain to somewhat of a beauty show. The verses near and prior to this bold feminine description read, "Sixty queens there may be, and eighty concubines, and virgins beyond number; {9}...The maidens saw her and called her blessed; the queens and concubines praised her.. Come back, come back, O Shulammite; come back, come back, that we may gaze on you! Why would you gaze on the Shulammite as on the dance of Mahanaim?". Note it is possible that the dance of Mahanaim was a particular ancient dance and slightly possible a dance when Jacob and Esau met at the place Jacob named Mahaniam (Note, the name Mahanaim means two companies while Jacob's company was divided into two companies, and while also Jacob and Esau together would have made up two distinct companies.). One should here remember how Queen Esther replaced a queen who was thrust out for refusing to come forth to reveal her beauty to the King's guests. Pleasing feminine beauty was not despised or counted as evil in the time of King Solomon who had 700 wives and 300 concubines, nor in other Jewish history. cK-14

One might ask the question, what would Jesus teach regarding feminine beauty and display? In considering such one simply must admit that His own Father very much created both woman and her beauty to bless man, while Jesus who strongly reproved the commandments of men, obviously does not desire man to needlessly be defrauded of what His own Father particularly created for man to enjoy. Jesus would have been aware that His Father even gave numerous wives to Holy men of old, and known how God's people in old times honored and appreciated feminine beauty. Jesus was not out to pain man, but to keep man from infringing upon one another and to set the captives free. In considering these things one should be aware that in the early centuries of Christianity, a very erroneous anti marriage, sex, and beauty emphasis entered the Christian religion, which Apostle Paul fortold of, and even called it the doctrine of Devil's. This is spoken of further in the next part of this article. Jesus in commenting about dancing did not condemn it, although He in His wisdom and knowledge would have known that dancing in Jewish history often especially pertained to women and did particularly reveal and portray their beauty as they moved in rhythm with the music (and possibly with lessor clothing). Jesus particularly connected dancing with music and making merry (Luke 15:23-25). Yet Jesus clearly was very opposed to men looking on a woman in the lustful and evil way of hoping to gain her personal attention and affection, and hoping to allure her away from her present companion. Jesus said the one who looks upon a woman as such has committed adultery with her already in his heart. cK-15

It appears in old Jewish times dancing although done by men was more a thing for women to do. Although various Scriptures give special reference to women dancing, the Scriptures do not give special reference as such to men dancing. The women danced at the crossing of the red sea (Ex 15:20-21), they danced at the victories of King David over the Philistines (1 Sam 18:6), the daughter of Jephthah danced at her father's victory over the Ammonites (Judg 11:34-36), the daughters of Shiloh danced annually at the feast of the Lord (Judg 21:19-21). King David encouraged dancing in praising and rejoicing before the Lord (Psa 149:3&150:4). In old Jewish times the Jewish men quite obviously appreciated the special beauty God has given to woman as they danced, while this God given beauty was not classified with evil and lust, and likely rather was considered a special blessing of God. cK-16

The sight of women dancing in old times likely was very beautiful. It also appears that at times less clothing was worn in dancing as it gave more freedom for movement and possibly to make the dance more attractive. One should here remember the exposing dance spoken of in the Song of Solomon. It appears the Jews in dancing before the golden calf were very unclothed if not naked, and too unclothed in that particular dance, and thus were reproved for it (Ex 32:19-25). Yet one should consider if they never had danced with less clothing before, likely Aaron would not and could not have made them so naked in this dance. Note, some translators claim the word naked in this Scripture pertained to a lack of order in the camp, rather than lack of clothing. King David in dancing before the Lord was particularly accused by Michal of shamelessly uncovering himself (2 Sam 6:16-22). The daughter of Herodias danced before King Herod with such outstanding display that it inspired him to offer her the half of the Kingdom (Mark 6:22-23)! Wives also can very much inspire their husbands to love and please them with a loving and diligent show of pleasing feminine beauty. cK-17

The life of Queen Esther, the life of the Jewish Kings, the ancient Jewish dances, and various Scriptures clearly reveal that in old Jewish times, woman and feminine beauty was not despised. Yet clearly in old time feminine displays and dances, Jewish men were not to covet another woman which they could not lawfully take. Rather men by such exposures of beauty were to be additionally inspired to appreciate God's creation of woman, and to turn their appreciation and desires for woman toward their wife or wives. In considering the distinct difference between simply admiring and enjoying beauty and coveting or lusting after another's things, one should consider how very possible it is for one to admire and enjoy the flower gardens around him without coveting them and trying to take them for himself. Such looking and admiration normally is very proper and a blessing. One might even get some ideas how to enhance his own flower garden. cK-18

Sad Anti Woman and

Sex Attitude of the Early Centuries

It is clear a very erroneous and negative attitude towards woman, marriage, and sex developed in the early centuries of Christianity. This attitude was not only negative towards marriage and sex but towards the beauty of woman. Although King Solomon spoke of the virtuous woman clothing herself and her children in silk, scarlet. and purple, Tertullian (who lived around 180 AD) spoke very negatively of beautiful clothes for women and indicated if God intended women to wear beautiful colorful clothing He would have created purple and scarlet sheep to provide the wool, and said God somehow missed creating such sheep (Ante Nicene Fathers Vol. 4, Page 45)! Tertullian writing very negatively with regards to women wrote, "And do you not know that you are (each) an Eve?. ...You are the devil’s gateway: you are the unsealer of that (forbidden) tree: you are the first deserter of the divine law: you are she who persuaded him whom the devil was not valiant enough to attack. ...And do you think about adorning yourself over and above your tunics of skins?" ( Ante Nicene Fathers Vol. 4, Page 26). One should carefully read this quote of Tertullian and consider how it dishonors and slams women and her beauty, as compared to how Apostle Paul spoke of women being especially made for man and being the glory of man, as something very special for him (1 Cor 11:7-9)! One should also consider how Tertullian's writing dishonors women and her beauty as compared to how it was honored in old Jewish times. God created woman and her beauty to bless man, and her beauty is not evil and rather is intended to greatly ravish man. Woman is one of God's greatest gifts to man and is intended to be appreciated and enjoyed! Although the Bible various places speaks of wine making glad the heart of man, it speaks of the blessing of sexual love and feminine beauty as being much better than wine (Song 4:1-10)! cK-19

Although the Bible clearly teaches that sex is an honorable relation, and that husbands and wives are not to defraud each other of sexual fulfillment, the false anti sex attitude of the early centuries instead counted intimacy in marriage a shameful relation, and even restricted marital sex as being only appropriate for reproductive purposes (Heb 13:4, 1 Cor 7:3-5)! One should consider that if sex were only allowable as an honest endeavor to cause offspring and otherwise unallowable, then sex would scarcely be allowed even in marriage, and being within the marriage environment would only increase one's desire for what he cannot have, and Apostle Paul rather than saying it is "better to marry than to burn", should have said it is "better to stay away from the marriage environment than to burn" (1 Cor 7:9)!! Justin Martyr another early writer in his erroneous approach towards sex went as far as to write, "And our Lord Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, for no other reason than that He might destroy the begetting by lawless desire" (ECF, Vol 1, Page 590). How absurd! Jesus was born of a virgin because He was the Son of God and as a special witness of such Sonship, and not born of a virgin to destroy and be a witness against sex! How ridiculous and sad were the anti marriage and sex attitudes of these early Christian writers! In due time this anti marriage and sex attitude progressed to the place where it totally disallowed marriage among the church leaders as is seen in the Roman Catholic Church today. Many people in seeing this erroneous sex attitude, have turned totally against Christianity. The attitude that feminine beauty is shameful and evil, as yet exists among various Christians, likely is a result of the erroneous sexual attitude of the early centuries. Many Christians still today are quite quick to relate a liking for vivid feminine beauty to lust and shame. A similar anti woman and sex attitude very much has also affected the Moslem religion, as their women have to be so greatly veiled that they can hardly even be seen, while sometimes their women even have special surgery to prevent them from enjoying sex. cK-20

Apostle Paul actually spoke of the anti marriage and intimacy attitude as sprung up in the early centuries as being the doctrine of devils (1 Tim 4:1-3). The anti sex attitude of these early Christian writers brought tremendous confusion and suffering in our world. The writer shed many tears in studying this subject and contemplating how many blessings were missed and how much suffering and sadness has been caused throughout history and our world because of the doctrine of devils which disallowed marriage and greatly disrupted the intended blessings therewith. It is sad that Satan erroneously suppresses sex in some ways, and then causes it to explode in excesses and trouble in other ways. He is a master of causing trouble and havoc. Note various early Christian writings which wrongly oppose marriage, woman, beauty, and sex, are given in article cE. cK-21

Clothing, Modesty and

Nakedness, as in Old Jewish Times

In old Jewish history public nakedness simply was not considered as dreadful and unthinkable, as it is by many in our day. This aspect is considered further in article cN. Concerning famous prophet Isaiah, God actually told him to strip the meager sackcloth off of his loins and then to prophesy while being totally naked as a sign of how Egypt would be led into captivity naked and with their buttocks uncovered. Isaiah prophesied naked for three whole years (Isaiah 20:2-4). The prophets in Prophet Samuel's time (years before Isaiah), also prophesied while naked or near naked (Samuel 19:24). Prophet Micah also appears to be speaking of this type of nakedness in saying, "Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked..." (Micah 1:8). cK-22

In old Jewish times people in showing grief and distress often and freely rent their clothes in the presence of others without worrying about immodesty or exposure, as many people would in our day. Not only did the old time tradition of rending of clothes involve exposure, but the old time tradition of wearing sackcloth, likely also often involved significant exposure. Numerous Scriptures particularly speak of wearing sackcloth on the mere loins (Gen 37:34, 1 Ki 20:31, 1 Ki 20:32, Isa 20:2, Jer 48:37, Amos 8:10). Isaiah 32:11 reads, "Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins." Women wearing sackcloth as this although, not being naked, might yet have been bare breasted. cK-23

Apostle John particularly wrote of Apostle Peter being largely or totally naked in fishing. In our day many would want to keep it a secret concerning them fishing while almost or totally nude, while here Apostle John freely wrote about it in our Bible as though it was no peculiar or spiteful issue. It should be remembered how King David danced quite unclothed before the Lord while moving the Ark of the Covenant (2 Sam 6:16-22). Yet King David's unclad dance was a dance of joy, praise, and celebration, rather than a display of nakedness to portray difficulty and captivity as was Isaiah's nakedness. King David speaking of this dance, spoke of playing, or celebrating before the Lord. The feminine dances and exposures of old Jewish times and as spoken of in the Song of Solomon, neither were to portray difficulty and captivity but rather to portray and celebrate beauty and blessing. The writer by all the above is not encouraging public nudity, but is simply trying to reveal that during old Jewish times, nudity and exposure was not thought of as being so dreadful and incredible as it is by many in our day. cK-24

Although nakedness was more common in old Jewish times than in our day, yet the Jews normally wore clothing and wearing it was considered a blessing and privilege. In old Jewish times nakedness often was classified with poverty and shame. Clothing can very much be a decoration to the body, and some types of decorative clothing might have been worn at times even if Adam and Eve had not sinned in the garden. Clothing very much can help people feel comfortable as it covers both the imperfections and less clean parts of the body, and often improves people's appearance rather than hindering it. Clothing normally does have a vital place. cK-25

Yet nakedness and exposure in itself is not an evil thing. In the beginning when God created humanity in the Garden of Eden, it appears man and woman were intended to be nude, and God speaking of His new creation, including feminine beauty, nudity, and sex, said it is very good. Yet, after man sinned in the Garden of Eden, humanity's nakedness then most times needed to be covered, and it appears for several very appropriate reasons. Four nice reasons why wearing clothing became a practical lifestyle after man sinned in the garden are; Firstly after mankind sinned in Eden a certain feeling of shame and disgrace came upon him which simply desired a covering of some type, and especially over those parts which became less clean and which are involved in reproducing like needy creatures. Secondly, especially with regards to woman, she normally needs to be covered to avoid erroneous personal attractions toward her body and beauty. Thirdly, especially with regards to woman, she normally needs to be covered to avoid excessive sexual desires and sexual distractions in men, as very much could be created if women's nakedness was always exposed. And forthly clothing became needed for the sake of warmth. Note, it appears in mankind's pure state in the garden, feminine nudity would not have led men to erroneous attractions and sexual excesses as it could do to men now, if feminine nudity were visible all the time. cK-26

Although wearing clothing has good reasons in our day, yet in some situations the above four reasons to be clothed are not valid or applicable at all. In some situations man and woman's natural desire to be covered very much disappears, while the nakedness following then also is sufficiently private so it does not cause improper attractions or excessive sexual desires, but simply is a wonderful thing as God created it to be. cK-27

One must remember that God did not initiate clothing as a new lifestyle (after mankind sinned), because feminine nudity and beauty had become evil, and to deprive husbands from admiring the beauty of woman, in appropriate and sufficiently private ways. One should neither forget the feminine dancing and displays of old Jewish times, and which were even significantly public. If feminine beauty and display is dealt with in ways that blesses husbands and marriages, and does not cause erroneous personal attractions (which pain and disrupt marriages), it appears the feminine display is not harmful, but rather very much can be a blessing. cK-28

In considering God's sexual laws one should consider that none of God's laws are designed for the purpose of being a snare and a pain to man, but rather they are intended to bless man. King David speaking of God's laws said, "Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward." (Psa 19:11)! All of God's laws including His sex laws firstly are to prevent man from infringing on other peoples rights and secondly are to prevent man from hurting himself, while man must also relate to sexual things in a way that does not hinder his love and allegiance to God. Although God's laws obviously do not allow man to do whatever he might want to do on the spur of the moment, they yet are laws of liberty whose end is true freedom (John 8:32&36, James 1:25&2:12). God's good laws are considered further later. To disdain or condemn feminine form and appearance, the most beautiful portion of God's creation and by God's own design, and created to be intensely appreciated, is nothing less than a cooperation with the doctrine of Devils which disallowed marriage. cK-29

Feminine Photos

In our day of inexpensive and vivid photography, a quite new issue faces our world, which regards photos of beautiful feminine displays, such as are verbally portrayed in the Song of Solomon. Obviously any photos or literature that would encourage violent sex, perverted sex, or sexual errors such as fornication and adultery are unacceptable, and are rightly called pornography. The word pornography actually means "fornication graphics". Yet what about feminine photos which do not advocate fornication in any way, but rather simply reveal the natural beauty that God has given woman, and as is vividly described in the Song of Solomon, and which was honored and important in old Jewish times? Pleasing feminine displays as can be preserved and provided by photos (and as verbally displayed in the Song of Solomon) can very much motivate or inspire any husband to more ardently and passionately love his wife. Even in the writer's days of greatly rejecting special feminine display, his times of seeing it when it simply couldn't be avoided very much inspired him to more fervently love his wife, as his wife even noticed! Seeing magnificent feminine beauty, very much can inspire within the husband a desire to spend time with and please his wife, even if she might no longer have that particular beauty. cK-30

If sex had nothing to do with reproduction and was just a newly discovered thing in our world, and the Bible gave no particular permission for this sensational thing, it is very likely that many traditional and stanch Christians in seeing the problems misused sex creates, would disallow sex altogether and count it a very base thing. This is an important truth that should not be overlooked. Christians in dealing with photos of feminine beauty (which largely are a new thing in our world) must be careful lest they totally disallow them somewhat in the same erroneous attitude and manner. cK-31

A wife who realizes how much the beauty of woman normally means to man and who had her breasts removed (or who for some reason greatly lost her feminine beauty) might tell her husband, "I know feminine beauty naturally means very much to you and I'm sorry I am not as beautiful as I wish I was, and as you wish I were, so here I want you to look at these photos or any photos revealing the beauty you wish I had, and which I also wish I had, and then I want you to love me as though I had the special and inspiring feminine beauty as in those photos". Should her considerate offer be rejected and her husband never again be allowed to admire that beauty which he before enjoyed? The husband in admiring such feminine beauty, even in mere photos could very much be inspired to additionally love this wife, firstly because his wife kindly helped provide him with this beauty and secondly the natural affect of seeing such beauty. Yet instead of this way of dealing with feminine photos, a wife might be negative towards such photos, and thus some husbands might apart from their wives admire such photos, and what could be used to create romantic passions between them drives them apart with feelings of guilt and shame. How sad. The Apocrypha with good reason reads, "The beauty of a woman cheereth the countenance, and a man loveth nothing better" (Ecc of Sir 36:22). cK-32

God in old times was so considerate of man's desire for feminine beauty that He allowed the Jewish husband who seen a beautiful woman among the captives of war, to take her as an additional wife, even though this might have caused his present wife significant pain as her husband in seeking beauty now could have another and more beautiful wife to love (Deu 21:11-13). Note, even though God did not want husbands in taking another wife to neglect their first wife, the first wife obviously could lose a certain importance and honor (Ex 21:10). Clearly God in old times was very considerate of man's desire for feminine beauty. Considering how God gave the Jewish husband such broad liberty in seeking feminine beauty (and which might have caused his present wife significant pain), would He then not in our day of photos allow husbands to with discretion admire particular feminine photos, which rather than causing them to dishonor or neglect their present wife, can even very much inspire husbands to additionally love and cherish her? Or does the husband whose wife has had her breasts removed, now need to be totally and permanently deprived of seeing that feminine beauty which naturally means so much to husbands, and which can so effectually inspire them to love their wives? Husbands can very readily apply and contribute the beauty in feminine photos to their own wives and love them for it, and without personally coveting another particular woman in any way. The photos might even be photos of their own wives or very compatible photos. In considering these questions about feminine photos, one should remember how feminine beauty and display was very focused upon and honored in King Solomon and Queen Esther's time, rather than considered evil. It should neither be overlooked that feminine photos can even make the husband with a less attractive wife more content with her, and less covetous of another wife, as he does have a means to admire pleasing feminine beauty even if his present wife for some reason might greatly lack it. cK-33

Who would be so cruel as to say the husband whose wife has had her breasts removed, must now be totally and permanently deprived of ever seeing the feminine beauty he previously enjoyed, and which beauty so wondrously can inspire the husband to love his wife? A certain song says "spring time flowers wilt and fade but the memories that they made, are a ray of sunshine in the darkest night". Although memories of spring time flowers can be a blessing, yet if we had no hope of ever seeing that beauty again, the memory of it might almost hurt us, and especially be frustrating if we now weren't even allowed to look at photos of those beautiful flowers which were so pleasing and so much appreciated and even though such photo views were very available to be admired. Such has some similarities with dealing with feminine beauty. It is impressive that many Christians will greatly honor Bible characters of Jewish history, who desired and had many wives and which were very beautiful, while they then might frown on and despise the husband today who admits he desires and appreciates special feminine beauty. cK-34

Although special feminine beauty is real and normally very powerful, yet concerning some husbands, they might have rejected special feminine beauty so completely, and been void of it for so many years, that feminine beauty actually does not have much affect upon them in their present state of mind, while they might advocate that this is how it should be. Yet concerning such husbands they likely neither have a fervent and passionate physical attraction for their wives, as God intends they could and should have. God intends a fervent and passionate physical love to exist in the marriage relation. A love that wants to touch and embrace, and is thrilled and ravished in doing it (Pro 5:15-20). It appears some marriages largely exist without this, and the husband and wife largely live together as if they were mere social friends of the same sex. Then too often they are not even special social friends, but simply live together because they got married many years ago. How sad. cK-35

Feminine photos which do not display or encourage acts of fornication by no means need to be called pornography (which means fornication graphics), but rather a more appropriate name would be feminography, simply meaning feminine graphics. Feminography displays no illicit or lascivious sexual behaviour, but only displays the natural beauty that God has given to woman, and is verbally displayed in the Bible, and is quite different than pornography which displays and advertises illicit sexual behaviour. The special feminine beauty as can be preserved and revealed in feminography is very powerful and if used properly can very much cause the husband to additionally love his wife and without any personal attraction to another particular woman whatsoever. Concerning photos of feminine displays, an advantage and protection even exists in them, over live feminine displays, as the pleasing beauty in photos often involves no known person and thus no personal feelings or attractions to another woman can even develop which could disrupt the family unit. In considering these issues about photos of feminine display, one should remember how even some live feminine beauty and display was not despised in Queen Esther's time or in old Jewish history. cK-36

Some husbands use mirrors in their bedroom to attain a different and more distant view of their wives beauty while close to and embracing their wives. Yet photos can do much more than mere mirrors, as they can both preserve and display any pleasing view of the wife's beauty, even when the husband is close to and embracing his wife. Yet some husbands might not think it even proper to have pleasing photos of their own wife. Concerning our God who in old times allowed feminine dancing and allowed Jewish husbands in seeking feminine beauty to even take additional wives, would He in our day not even allow husbands to have photo's of their very own wives beauty, in a world where they continuously are bombarded with photos of other women's best beauty? It should be considered that husbands very rightly may try to remember and visualize their wife's special past beauty to help inspire physical affections for them or to inspire themselves to orgasm. Now as such remembering and visualizing obviously would be allowable, why should it then be thought evil for husbands to look upon photos of those pleasing views which they may try to remember and envision? Note part two of article bU extensively considers the issue of husbands having pleasing photos of their own wives (or equivalent photos displaying the beauty she likely could have provided), and considers many issues about feminine photos that this article does not consider. cK-38

Yet some wives might feel unwanted and unimportant if their husband finds satisfaction in feminography rather than in only giving her full attention and admiration. Such wives should consider, the husband very much can apply and contribute the beauty they are seeing in feminography to her as their wife, and she as a woman will soon be greatly loved because of it. Such wives should neither forget how in old times, Godly women often even unreservedly shared their husband with numerous co wives. It very much should be considered that the beauty in feminography by no means is unrelated to one's wife, as she also at the flower of her age likely could have provided very pleasing feminine display if she had applied herself as such. The husband in admiring feminography largely is simply admiring what his wife might have been able to display at one time if she applied herself as such, and he very much can love her in response to seeing it. cK-39

Many who are opposed to photos of splendid feminine display then, neither try to create such display in real life with their wives, but in reality are guilty about and opposed to special feminine beauty in general. This is revealed in how efforts toward feminine beauty often are frowned upon, and woman's natural beauty is not enhanced but rather minimized. Many Amish or Mennonite husbands naturally would much rather beautify their wives than beautify their house or furniture, but cannot do so because of their anti feminine beauty beliefs. So they often carefully paint and stain their houses and furniture to just the right shade of color, while yet while yet not being allowed to do much of anything to enhance their wives' color or beauty and rather are bound to laws of significantly destroying their wives beauty. Although a wife is to place obedience to her husband and pleasing behavior (beauty of character) as a priority above her outward beauty, and is not to be excessive in outward adorning, this does not mean a wife may not appropriately enhance her own beauty and mean her husband cannot help her enhance it, and which beauty had a significant power in drawing her husband to her at the beginning of their love relation. Note, the Bible does not only reprove inappropriate and excessive feminine adornment but also inappropriate and excessive adornment of houses (Amos 3:15, 6:11, Isa 5:9, Hag 1:4). cK-40

God's people in old times knowing the inspiring power of feminine beauty, searched throughout the whole land of Israel for the most beautiful young woman to bring to King David to inspire him to life when he was close to his death (1 Kings 1:1-4). How would the anti sex and beauty attitude of many Christians today fit into such an endeavor?! She likely was just considered another wife or concubine for the king. Although sex and feminine beauty can do much harm if not dealt with in discretion yet it can do much good if utilized rightly. If seeing feminine beauty, by the means of feminography inspires the husband to love his wife (and who might have greatly lost her past beauty), to bless God, and blesses their marriage, and does not defraud another, how can it be condemned? cK-41

Guilt very much can prevent one from being able to enjoy that which other wise very much could be enjoyed. If one all his life was taught that milk and honey were evil and would in someway harm him if he partook of them, it simply would be hard for him to enjoy milk or honey. Some might still go ahead and use milk and honey and somewhat enjoy it, but not as God intended because of a certain fear and guilt being mixed in. Such a guilt complex can largely destroy what otherwise could have been a blessing from God. Likely many husbands have greatly missed the possible blessings of fervent physical love (romantic passions) for their wives simply because the husband was guilty about and rejecting of carefully prepared feminine beauty, a beauty as even our own Holy Bible vividly describes and was honored in old Jewish history. It is surprising how quick spots or wrinkles can subtract from inspiring feminine beauty. Apostle Paul speaking of the Christian Church as the Bride of Christ, spoke of it needing to be glorious and beautiful as without spot or wrinkle (Eph 5:25). cK-42

God's Good Laws, Etc

Numerous Scriptures, including Christ's teaching strongly advocate that all of God's laws, simply pertain to maintaining a proper love for God and man (Matt 22:36-40, Mark 12:28-31, Gal 5:14, Rom 13:8-10, James 2:8). God's laws simply are good laws, and laws to rejoice in (Psa 119). Although circumstances in life often do not allow man to have particular good things, yet none of God's laws intentionally deprive man of any good thing (Psa 84:11). If something does not hinder our love for God, does not trespass against others and does not harm ourselves, it simply cannot be disallowed as an evil thing. Although God's laws are very good, the doctrine of Devils says that man dare not participate in one of God's most pleasing provisions for him, and says God will eternally torment man in hell fire for participating in it, and then says filthy lucre will get you out of it. What falsity! Apostle Peter spoke of an evil time when false religion would make merchandise out of people (2 Pet 2:3). How sad. Likely many people who curse God and religion, are unaware that the religious laws they contribute to God are not His laws at all but are rather the doctrines of Devils! When God's laws are truly understood one can rejoice in them, as they are laws of true liberty and freedom (John 8:32&36, James 1:25&2:12). God's good sexual plan, honors woman and her special beauty and in an appropriate manner blesses man with the privilege of enjoying and admiring this special creation. Yet Satan's anti sex laws, have greatly dishonored woman and her beauty, and have greatly defrauded and pained mankind. It is likely that many because of needless guilt about feminine beauty and sex, have then erroneously and excessively indulged in sexual thrills to smother their feelings of guilt, but only to find themselves more guilty and frustrated then ever. How sad. cK-43

The writer wonders how many husbands are somewhat at war with feminine beauty as he was in the past. It is very sad how much sorrow and pain has been created and how many blessings missed because of erroneous sexual restrictions. Because of erroneous anti sex laws and attitudes, not only have many expedient sexual blessings been missed, but others thinking God to be cruelly anti sex have turned against Him and all His laws. Many sexual errors in our society are directly related to erroneous sexual laws wrongly suppressing man's sexual desires and needs, while they then explode in wrong manners. cK-44

Many people are captives to erroneously restrictive sexual laws, while many people also are captives to fulfilling their sexual desires in unhealthy and lascivious manners. Jesus who came to set the captives free, wants to deliver both type of captives! May we enjoy the sexual blessings God has intended for us, but yet very much guard against sexual excesses. And may God help us to know what sexual excesses really are. It is impressive how Apostle Paul in speaking of sexual things said that he desired that everyone would know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor, and then particularly spoke of sexual errors as consisting of a going beyond and defrauding another (1 Thes 4:3-7). Yet Paul also spoke of the one who commits fornication sinning against his own body (1 Cor 6:18). If one without any self restraint carelessly allows himself to look upon everything he might want to see, and do what ever he might want to do, he can become a slave (addict) to his own sexual desires, and will harm his own mind and body. Such an one very easily then can also end up infringing upon and defrauding others as he pursues his excessive sexual desires. cK-45

It is true that when people are very accustomed to being in the ditch on the conservative side of the road, that remaining in that ditch often will guard them from going into the other ditch. Yet God does not want us to stay in either ditch in an effort to avoid the other ditch. God wants us on the middle of the road, and may He teach us where that is in these times when sex is so misrepresented and misunderstood. Oh, may God help our consciences to be adjusted to fit his will and plan, so that our conscience does not allow us to do wrong or condemn us needlessly! One simply cannot go against his conscience and feel free and blest. The writer would here like to encourage the reader to read another article which is titled "God and Religion, What's it all About?" (article cG), as it reveals so many wondrous and important things about our good God, and true religion. The writer desires the prayers of the saints. God Bless and Farewell. cK-46

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