“Modest is Hottest” is not in the Bible
Joel Michael Herbert

This is the second misguided article on this subject I have read this week. I agree 100% that every male has ultimate responsibility over his own thoughts and actions. But the Bible clearly speaks about not using ones freedom to cause someone to stumble.

“But make sure that this liberty of yours in no way becomes a stumbling block to the weak.”

(And yes, I realize the context of the passage is food sacrificed to idols, but the principle is universal)

I have never, ever heard a preacher/teacher place all or even most of the blame on women. Fakenews? But women are called to save their most precious areas of their bodies for their husbands view only.

May your fountain be blessed,
 and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
19 A loving doe, a graceful deer — 
 may her breasts satisfy you always,
 may you ever be intoxicated with her love.
20 Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man’s wife?
 Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman?

The emphasis is on the man’s responsibility, but the whole chapter is about the seductiveness of the adulteress.

You said,

“I hope today that you my sisters feel free to dress with both charity and charm, with dignity and dazzle, to adorn yourself in a way that makes you feel beautiful and confident, in a way that allows you to experience solidarity with other women of different bank account and/or breast size, to make your clothing choices based on the values of God’s kingdom (which includes wearing clothing that is ethically manufactured), and to feel free to let men take the responsibility for their own right eyes/hands and figure out how to be respectable men who treat all women, regardless of cleavage or legs for days, with dignity and respect.”

This is not Biblical. We are not to dress in a way that makes us free confident. We get our confidence from God alone. If a person is dressing to get attention, then they are not whole in their soul. And that wholeness will not come from men starting at your tight blouse, but through intimacy with Jesus. And we should do anything merely because how it makes US feel. As believers, we are servants first, and should always ask ourselves, how this will affect others.

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