Book Review: Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America

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Author: Jeff Pollard
Publisher: The Vision Forum, Inc
Originally Published: 2003

Turn on the television, look at the magazine rack, or just step outside your front door and you’ll notice that modesty is lost on the greater part of society. While immodest dress might not be surprising among irreligious people, it is alarming to see what passes as “modesty” among many that claim to be Christians. This sad condition is the focus of Jeff Pollard’s book Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America. The book is a short read, really more of a long article at 59 pages. Despite its brevity, it contains some very good information and is in my opinion a very worthwhile read.

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Worship – Too Good to be Wrong?

Worship.  Ask any person of faith about their ideas on worshiping God, and you’re likely to get a rather passionate response.  Individuals claiming to be followers of Christ usually take their views of worship very seriously—and rightfully so.  The topic of worship is one of the most important topics the Christian must consider with regard to their life of faith.  But with that being the case, why are views concerning worship so different?  Why are there so many various views about what is right and wrong, allowable or not allowable in worship?  Is it because God has not been clear? Is it because God has left worship up to man to define?  Or is it because man has injected his own ideas, philosophies, and practices into God’s prescribed plan?

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John the Baptist

John the Baptist is the name given by the KJV translators to the son of Zacharias and Elisabeth (Lk. 1:5-25). He was a cousin to Jesus (Lk. 1:36). Far more importantly he served as the forerunner to Jesus, the Christ and Messiah (Mk. 1:3). It was prophesied he would be the one to prepare the minds and hearts of the people to accept the long awaited Messiah. Isaiah foretold, “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God” (Isa. 40:3). Matthew affirms John is the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy, for he wrote, “For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight…” (Mt. 3:3).

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Is your name written?

As the Seventy returned from their commission, they joyously reported their success to Jesus, specifically reporting that even the demons were subject to them in Christ’s name!  (Lk. 10:17).  That must have been an incredible experience for those seventy followers of Christ.  However, Jesus let them know there was something far more worthy of their joy: “Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven” (Lk. 10:20).  Feeling the power of Christ was wonderful, but Jesus taught that far greater was the fact that they followed Him and their names were known by God and recorded in Heaven.

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