Be not overcome of evil, I but overcome evil with good.
- Romans 12:21
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
- James 4:7
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
- I Corinthians 10:13
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
- Ephesians 6:11,13
How can we avoid the opposite problems of antinomianism and legalism when examining dress and appearance matters?
always centered in one person - the most special person in his life - Laura, whom he loved so deeply, and whom he could always enjoy being with for he never suffered from guilt feelings of desiring anyone else.
The cost of sin is high; but also the value of living uprightly is great. How is this true for our temporal, but also our spiritual lives?
Not only are all types of pornographic materials forbidden by God's seventh commandment, but also all talking, joking, body movements, or any other action by which immorality in thought, desire, or action is promoted. This includes immodest dress. God commands us to always dress modestly when in the presence of others. To not do so is sinful and will create temptation for others to sin also.
The Word of God teaches six principles regarding our dress and appearance, as shown in the chart on the corresponding page. We are not to take away, nor add to God's Word in this matter; we must not permit that which God condemns, but we must also not condemn that which God permits.