This summary is for Jeff Pollard's booklet on the same topic:
The Church is being destroyed by sacred cows. A 'sacred cow' is an untouchable subject that we are not supposed to discuss. To do so impinges upon another's 'Christian liberty.'
Certainly, there are few sacred cows quite as sacred as the right of modern Christians to dress however they please. But in this groundbreaking work, Jeff Pollard challenges us to embrace God's standard and to understand the historical roots of the rise of nudity and immodesty in modern culture.
His perspective is thoughtful and balanced. Most importantly, he accomplishes what few authors on this subject have achieved: a treatise that avoids both license and legalism. A courageous booklet.
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Great Sermon! I listened to your SermonAudio. You are one of less than a handful of preachers I've heard that did not make the topic focused on "lust prevention." Thank you for doing a good job. There is a book that mirrors that approach and it is like systematic theology painted onto the backdrop of attire. This is an excellent book to point your people towards. It will give you more ammo to go with your current sermon. It will also challenge you.
http://www.amazon.com/Nake d-Truth-Revealing-Things-Behind /dp/1490319115
The Naked Truth: Revealing Things We Hide Behind is the most comprehensive book on this issue that does not approach the topic from a purely lust prevention mode, but rather from a worldview perspective. It gives a historical, Biblical, and Theological basis examination on every major class of adornment, from fingernail polish to tattoos. If you teach on this subject, and you should, this book will be a treasure trove of information covering the issue from birth to the afterlife. It also has a section with over 30 worldview probing questions that can be used as a textbook review. It will help you take the common teaching that stops where Adam and Eve used clothing to hide something to where God repurposed something that had been created by mankind as a barrier
Great Sermon! This is a wonderful.
Men and women should listen This subject is truly a sacred cow in the church today. We have become such an immodest culture that no one blinks an eye or blushes at all the nakedness; not even amongst God's people. Some will label this legalism which is a pity for it is no such thing; rather it is a scriptural injunction for the purity and holiness of God's people.
I pray more men will be men and speak on this subject in such a loving and compassionate manner as Mr. Pollard does. And that elder women will pick up the charge to teach the younger women.
Kimberly M. (1/12/2010)
Great Sermon! Thank you so much! Excellent! .
Thomas M Sullivan (6/7/2006)
from Jenison, MI
Jeff Pollard bio Pastor Jeff is a humble pastor who preaches Christ and seldoms talks about himself. I was reading in Cornerstone magazine that the guitar player for a rock band called, Louisiana Leroux www.laleroux.com had led two members of the rock band Kansas to Christ, Kerry Livgren and Dave Hope. Last I heard D. Hope is a pastor in Fort Walton Beach, Fl. This intrigued me because of my own background. I first saw Jeff back in 1982 in Lafayette, LA. He visited the 1st Bapt. Church and sang and played guitar. At the time he was not yet preaching. Years later Jeffs shows up on a theological discussion list where I learned more of him. Before Le Roy Shelton passed away, he asked Jeff to take his place as pastor of Mount Zion www.mountzion.org and Chapel Library ministries. I was already involved with Chapel Library narrating books and was very pleased at this calling. Since then I have met Jeff in person and found his character as excellent as his preaching.