"Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. If not the life more than meat, and the body than clothing? Behold the birds of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather food into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you better than them? Which of you by worry can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take you thought for clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like on of these." (Mt. 16:25-28)
We live in a culture, a global culture, that constantly bombards us with the idea that we need to stay young, that we need to look beautiful on the outside. While the United States claims to be Christian, we are the biggest culprits of this dangerous trend. The United States is the largest producers of pornography in the world, and again at the same time claiming to be a Christian nation. It would seem to me that Christians would not actively reject any teaching of Christ, wether it be by mouth or by action. This verse above clearly demonstrates the view Christ has of people who have too much concern with what they will eat and wear. Basically Christ is teaching us not to be concerned with ones self, in the sense of what you look like. Don't worry about what you are going to eat, this could even be interpreted in our modern society as meaning that we should not worry about our bills so much. As food is one of many bills, and usually the most important.
The vast majority of the worlds Christians transgress this commandment of Christ. Our women dress in revealing and tight clothing. They adorn themselves with jewelry and use make-up to make themselves even more appealing. Is it not enough that a woman tricked man and brought us to our current predicament? Why does the woman shed modesty and whore herself for the world? Does anyone realize where this "beautifying of the eyes and skin" comes from? "Moreover Azayzel taught men to make swords, knives, shields, breastplates, the fabrication of mirrors, and the workmanship of bracelets and ornaments, the use of paint, the beautifying of the eyes and skin, the use of stones of every valuable and select kind, and all sorts of dyes, so that the world became altered." (Enoch Ch. VIII, V.1) The angels that left heaven on account of their own lust (Gen.6) and had transgressed the law of God, taught mankind all these things. They gave mirrors to us that we might become obsessed with ourselves and pervert the image of God. They gave us the knowledge to make jewelry and to beautify our women with make up, that we may forget our Lord and lust after women, perverted the perfect love of God that is within His creation. "But I say to you, that whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart." (Mt. 5:28) It is quite obvious why a woman should NOT dress like a whore or even wear make up, it is against the teachings of Christ. If the man looks at you in lust and commits adultery, then what does that make you? An adulteress, a whore.
"For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered." (1 Cor. 11:6) St. Paul had a clear understanding of the teachings of our Lord. The covering of a woman in Christianity is not like islam, it is not a veil. It is more out of modesty, not to tempt men. A woman should cover her head (1Cor. 11:15), wear no make up, and dress modestly, in a way that would please God not the flesh. We must remember that man is from God and that woman came not from God, but out of man. (1 Cor. 11:8)
"Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection." (1 Tim. 2:11) "But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence." (1 Tim. 2:12) Today there is a strong belief that women are the same as men, and should do the same things that men do. Yet St. Paul tells us "And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression." St.Paul is not a woman hater, he is simply pointing out the facts. He is not condoning violence against women, or treating them with any sort of disrespect. St. Paul is merely addressing a point that should be addressed today. Men are from God, and are therefore subject to Him, whereas women are not from God but created by God out of man, and are therefore subject to God and man. What I find amazing is the amount of protestant preachers who are women. They defile the same Gospel they claim to love!
Women cannot be forced into modesty, nor should anyone try to. Christian women must take it upon themselves to act in a manner pleasing to God. You may think, whats wrong with a little make up or a little cleavage? This is the thought of a woman as Eve probably thought the same thing: "what is wrong with a little bite?" We can see what is wrong with a little bite, the whole world has become death. We now receive this fallen nature when we are born and need to be baptized. Jesus took flesh in order to save us from our sins by dying on the cross. There is a lot wrong with a little bite. How can you not see what a little make up, a little adornment, and a little cleavage have done for this world? Pornography is on every street corner. If its not on a billboard, then there is a woman near by dressed like a whore. Even when we escape the streets, we open the door in our home and let all kinds of evil through, mostly in the form of sex.
All is vanity, and it doesn't have to be.