He published an entirely new article taking on the notion of Nude Baptism to “debunk” it. You can find it here: Did Real Christians Practice Nude Baptism?
Interestingly enough, he only spouted the same arguments that he attempted to use with me.
The most disturbing thing I saw there was that he completely ignored my refutation of his misuse of Scripture to demonstrate that nudity was wrong. He didn’t even try to strengthen his presentation of those passages! He just misused them again!
Helping people overcome the deeply held belief that our bodies are principally sexual objects — and that men (in particular) are incapable of responding to the sight of a nude body with anything other than lust — is nigh on an impossible task.
In fact, I have concluded that unless the Lord does a work in someone’s heart to soften it to the truth, the best articulated truth will still fail to convince those so committed to defending the deception.
But, at the same time, I've seen God do that work in someone’s heart... most notably in my own wife!
Moral of the story, folks?
- If you are a Christian, but not a naturist... Pray.
Ask God to reveal to you what is true, and what is false. If you really honestly pray for His truth, He will show you. And you may well be surprised by what you learn.
- If you are a Christian Naturist... Pray.
No amount of “convincing” you may try to do will ever convince those enslaved to a lie. God can and will open hearts in response to prayer.
- For anyone else... Pray.
The God who IS will reveal Himself to those who honestly and sincerely seek to know Him as He is.
“If it were not true, it wouldn’t be worth it.”
Don’t become a proponent for Christian Naturism if you like the praise of men. Trust me, it’s a really dumb route to popularity...