Is it OK to go to nudist beaches, from a religious and career standpoint? Ethics and Religion Talk | http://www.mlive.com/opinion/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2014/09/is_it_ok_to_go_to_nudist_beach.html
The Rev. Sandra Nikkel, head pastor of Conklin Reformed Church, responds:
"Yes, Adam and Eve were naked in the Garden of Eden but after sin came into their lives they no longer felt comfortable naked. There is a reason why that is. With sin they lost their purity of mind and now nakedness brought shame (Genesis 3:8-10). I don’t think things have changed much. Sin is still a big part of our lives and nakedness, especially in public, will not only feel uncomfortable and unnatural but it will make others feel the same way. So, were we meant to be nude? Yes but sin changed it all. A nudist beach is often a place where men and women’s lust is promoted, a woman’s image is degraded to sex object, and it’s also a place where women’s insecurities about her body go rampart. This doesn’t sound like relaxation and peace to me. And, if you still think that going to a naked beach will bring you true peace and relaxation consider what message you are giving to those that might know you and or see you there. If you think it will affect you then be wise and avoid it."
Well said Sandra, but you forgot the christian standpoint of
Jesus died on the cross to cleanse man of his/her sins.
So from that point of view the christian church should actively promote social nudity …. unless they don’t believe in Jesus and his sacrifice.