Nudism In The Bible – A Comprehensive Look at Nudity in The Book Of Genesis
Nudism In The Bible – The Book Of Genesis
(Guest Nudist Blog By Melissa Dejanude)
Nudism In The Bible – As with many stories, there is a background. The background story of Genesis 3 includes the 6-day literal creation as described in Genesis 1 and 2 and the fall of Lucifer from heaven as recorded in Ezekiel 28:12-17. To get an accurate understanding as to why Lucifer fell, read Isaiah 14:12-14. God gave Adam 3 commands, not just one which is the following:
1) “Multiply and fill the earth and subdue it.
2) “Be masters over the fish and birds and all the animals.” Genesis 1:28
3) “You may freely eat any fruit in the garden except fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat of its fruit, you will surely die.” Genesis 2:16, 17.
Standing before the tree ( Genesis verses 1-5):
Satan tries to corrupt the best part of God’s creation. Satan misquoted God by adding to it; but the question was phrased only to get the woman talking. The woman corrects the serpent; she speaks 100% truth here. However, she does not finish speaking in v. 2 and she continues in verse 3. In verse 3, she misquotes the command by changing the word ‘eat’ to the word ‘touch’. By doing so, she fails to uphold the Word. Her misquote only allowed her to disobey it wholesale later because SHE made it harder to follow through here sense of confusion.
The next statement, Satan’s words were false but Adam and the woman could not detect it until later, because they did not die physically until at least 930 yrs after creation. First they died spiritually while not knowing what death was. Yes they had heard of it, but they still did not know nor did they have the need.
Every word until the first comma is pure truth; their eyes opened but they would not be like God. However, the rest of the verse is 100% untruth. Even though the rest of the verse is a lie, it remains with us today as the ground floor of the other worldview and religion called “humanism”.
Eating the fruit and immediate its consequences (Genesis verses 6-13):
The woman starts “humanism”. There was only one thing different about this tree which easily explains why God did not want them to eat from it according to Genesis 2:9. God never intended for there to be such a thing as wisdom apart from Him. She accepted the lie satan told. Try to understand that satan always wanted to be God, but none of his rebellions worked nor will any rebellions succeed in the future. The first time he tried he fell like lighting from heaven & took 1/3 of the angels with him (Luke 10:18). Adam was a coward; he was standing right there yet did nothing.
There are only three references to nakedness in this chapter; verse 7 is the first. Adam and the woman realize that of the three commands given they have failed at keeping two of them. The only one that they could still keep dealt with reproduction. It reminded them too much of the commands that they had broken, so they covered up. Yes they felt shame at their nakedness, but only because they directly disobeyed God. It is not just enough to try to and return to normal. Adam and the woman hide from the omnipresent God. God wanted to fellowship with them; but they wanted not to be with Him because they sinned.
In verse 9, God gives Adam a chance to come clean and confess. However, it is a rhetorical question because God knew where Adam was. He gave Adam a chance to confess what he did before it was pulled out of him.
Adam deflected to a side issue (nudity) because he did not want to face the truth of what he did. Note that Adam brings up the issue because He felt it was a problem which is seen in his actions by saying he felt it was a problem. He probably felt that if he could get on the side issue rather then the issue of the fruit pertaining to what he did. Adam lies in verse 10. Yes Adam was afraid, but it was not because he was naked. He was afraid of what he did; afraid of what would happen to him because he broke God’s law. Gen 2:25 says naked & unashamed. The only thing that happened was they had directly disobeyed God’s Word. Note that more people were not on the earth; nor would Adam and the woman notice any imperfections because they were the first humans.
God speaks and asks Adam 2 questions. Adam answers the second question; however, his answer to the first would have been something like “I did, I told myself that I was unclothed. Then I felt something called guilt and shame after I sinned so I clothed myself. I felt the need to exercise my “right” to privacy.” The fact that God asks Adam the question means that He did not intend for Adam to wear clothing.
Adam’s response to the second question is this verse. Note the first thing to depart from his lips is not ”I’m sorry, please forgive me.” Adam instead decides to continue abdicating and blame the woman. Then Adam gives his confession ”I ate.’’
The woman, like Adam, does not take responsibility for her sin and says the serpent deceived her. Then comes her confession ”I ate.”
The long-term consequences (Genesis verses 14-24):
God begins handing out punishments in this verse. The first to receive is the serpent. From the serpent’s punishment, we can tell that snakes were not always on their bellies. Snakes probably stood upright. A point of interest is in verse 14 where it says, “You shall eat dust all the days of your life.” One interesting lesson about snakes is they have an organ in their bodies called the Jacobson’s organ which allows them to take in dust so they can sense where prey is.
Continuing consequence: snakes and all other wild animals would get their fear of man after the flood (Genesis 9:2).
God announced the punishment for satan. After the fall, satan tried to destroy the line from which Jesus Christ was to come. God gives Adam and the woman hope in this verse because He promised a redeemer.
God announced the punishment for satan. After the fall, satan tried to destroy the line from which Jesus Christ was to come. God gives Adam and the woman hope in this verse because He promised a redeemer. The woman receives her punishment. She and all women after her would have much pain in childbirth. This includes things feelings like morning sickness and all the negative symptoms and complications associated with being pregnant. “Because you abdicated authority, the ground is cursed”. Adam chose to listen to his wife, instead of the Almighty God. Man would have to work the ground in order to receive food. The ground would do something for man. Though it would not be good, it would give us prickly things on plants called thorns and prickly herbs called thistles. Adam would have to work to get the desired food from the ground instead of eating of the trees as God intended in Eden.
The woman receives her punishment. She and all women after her would have much pain in childbirth. This includes things like morning sickness and all the negative symptoms of being pregnant. This verse also implies that the woman started feminism where it says, ”Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” God was punishing the woman for not deferring to Adam’s authority. The curse for Adam is pronounced. Because you abdicated authority, the ground is cursed. He chose to listen to his wife, instead of the Almighty God. Man would have to work the ground in order to receive food. The ground would do something for man. Though it would not be good, it would give us prickly things on plants called thorns and prickly herbs called thistles. Adam would have to work to get the desired food from the ground instead of eating of the trees as God intended in Eden. God then gives Adam and the woman a news flash: ”You are but dust and because my simple command was disobeyed you will decompose unto that once again.”
Adam finishes the task he started in Ch 2. He does this by naming his wife Eve. In verse 21, God mercifully provides coats of skin for Adam and Eve. People view the slaughtering of the animal as God’s start of the sacrificial system for ancient Israel because something died to cover their sin. That may be the case but, for right now the clothing that Adam and Eve wore was purely for physical protection and for no other purpose. This would also protect Adam and the woman from the thorns & thistles that God placed in the ground in v.18. Adam did become somewhat like God; but his perception of good and evil was not complete so he did not see things like God saw them. Hence after the fall, Adam saw his body as shameful; even while God did not say the body was evil after the fall. This verse also contains the first lifespan cap we cannot live eternally on this earth. The second lifespan cap is 120 yrs as pronounced in Gen 6:3.
The final consequence of the fall is Adam and Eve had to leave the garden. Adam had to start farming. God then placed angels to guard the entrance to Eden. A flaming sword guarded the tree of life. It would keep people from entering Eden before the flood. Today our first problem, before entering the garden is to locate it conclusively on a map. Noah’s flood was so destructive that Eden’s exact location will remain a mystery. Noah’s flood is a very interesting event, but that is a completely different story.