How important is Modesty in Christianity?

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>> How important is Modesty in Christianity?

        God's People will always exhibit careful, yet not extreme, modesty. For example: a burka is extreme and sexist. True modesty for God is for both men and women. Additionally, along with such modesty, is the importance of temperance in all things. The purpose for modesty is that one has no desire for personal aggrandizement. God's True People recognize that all glory, honor, and praise rightfully belongs to God, the Creator. The purpose for temperance in all things is that God's True People recognize that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit and should be kept as such.

        You'll notice, in the Bible, that God's People, the true religion, are always symbolically represented by a modest, comely, sober, and chaste woman. The false religion (which includes those whom claim no belief) is always symbolically represented by a lavishly decked-out whore -- drunk with her own fornications.

God bless.

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The Beast, the Dragon, and the Woman:
http://www.amazingfacts.org/FreeStuff/On...
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  • Catholic 14 answered 6 years ago
    well i am a catholic christian. i NEVER dress unmodestly out in public.(pjs are different)

    i think it is very importat because if i dress unmodestly then people will be more inclined to want sex when the see me and that isnot good.
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  • ErHead answered 6 years ago
    Modesty is VERY important for Christians. If Christians dress like "the world" and act like "the world", then when they try to tell someone else about how to get to Heaven, what do you think their response will be?? :"Well why do I need to get saved, I'm no different than you are!" There's a big debate on the word modesty when it comes to pants/skirts.. if you can see the outline of your body, or your ACTUAL body, it's not modest! lol
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  • James O answered 6 years ago
    Yes,very important
    Christians ,both males and females, should not dress in sexually provocative clothing or lack thereof in public or in mixed company.
    Different cultures have different standards of modesty or what is considered provocative(ccc2524
    Pornography is contrary to chastity and modesty(Catechism of the catholic church 2354)
    modestyalso should govern the way one looks at another9cat Cath Ch2521-2527)

    There is also modesty in not boasting or over-competing with others or acting as a person with an inflated ego
    Humility and supporting others in their human dignity should be hallmarks of real Christian behavior
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  • † PRAY † answered 6 years ago
    Not just modesty, but Holiness.
    Running around in a bikini for a Christian is not considered Holy or appropriate attire.
    Heb 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

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    1Cor 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
    1Cor 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
    Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
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  • ticd answered 6 years ago
    its very important to dress modestly and act modest in ALL things...saying it is one thing doing it is another however...
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  • Jed answered 6 years ago
    Very, and for BOTH genders.
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  • gwhiz1052 answered 6 years ago
    Very important ,God first in all things
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  • Neptune2bsure answered 6 years ago
    If you put yourself last God will put you first, so yes being humble and modest is a part of christianity, this is why Jesus washed the feet of His apostles, the night of the last supper, and taught them "what I do for you do also to the brethren, the one who puts himself last will be first and the one who puts himself first will be last, be therefore servants to the people...humility forgiveness love teaching healing clothing feeding all these things we must do to help ourselves help others...not to puff ourselves up or think ourselves better because we are doing these things but because the need is there and with a good heart ...Peace
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  • onelittleangelsittingonmyknee answered 6 years ago
    TECHNICALLY YES MODISTY IS IMPORTANT IN CHRISTIANITY. HOWEVER IT ISN'T A REQUIREMENT. SOME ARE DEDICATED ENOUGH TO DO THE RIGHT THINGS AS THEY KNOW GOD MENT THEM AND SOME JUST DO WHAT THEY GREW UP WITH. IT DOESN'T CHANGE YOUR SALVATION IT JUST CHANGES YOUR CHRISTIAN MATURITY AND GROWTH!
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  • plushpenguin answered 6 years ago
    It depends a lot on the denomination. In general, for everyone and not just Christians, modesty can mean either being humble or avoiding drawing unnecessary attention, especially sexual attention. I'm going to assume that by "modesty" you mean "avoiding drawing sexual attention". Christian have different ideas of how to do this. Usually this kind of modesty is enforced much more strictly on females. My father as a kid was part of a subgroup of Pentecostals that some people call Spanish legalistic Pentecostals. Women are not allowed to cut their hair above shoulder length or style it in a very noticable way. They are not allowed to wear makeup, pants, skirts that are shorter than ankle length, jewelry or high heels. They are not even allowed to shave. They are also expected to avoid anything else that might give the appearance of vanity. For example, they might get in trouble for wearing a red satin dress, even if it covers their whole body, because it might be seen as an attempt at "sexiness", even though red satin is not one of the prohibited things. Other Christian denominations are not quite so strict, of coarse, but there are big differences from one sect to another.
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  • Lt. answered 6 years ago
    modesty in Christianity is keeping in the center of what is right . the bible says a wise man will avoid both ext rems. ecc. 7:16-18
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  • Da_webwalker answered 6 years ago
    I think it is more being humble, not thinking highly of ourselves, putting God first in all things and even putting others before ourselves...having a mind and heart of a servant...tho we are kings and queens..
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  • LottaLou answered 6 years ago
    Modesty is very important.
    Modesty definition is found in the dictionary & there's a verse in the KJV bible on it.

    I believe this is personal. Some women can get away with more clevage, some can't show any clevage. It may depend on how a body looks.
    A woman needs discernment on if she looks too provocative or tempting or not. When in doubt about my outfit, I ask God in prayer. Some days it matters more than other days. Depending on who the others are I'll be around.

    Sometimes I can sun bathe in a bikini. Other days, I can't. Probably becausee of who may be in the neighborhood.

    There is one scripture on modesty...
    1Timothy2:8,9 'I will' therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath & doubting. In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness & sobriety; not with broided hair or gold or pearls or costly array; But (that becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
    In the beginning of the book, Paul;l wrote... And Paul is saying that he wills this...Ti2:8.

    Paul is saying that man should praise God in Church lifting holding hands like women should dress modestly. Mostly this modesty is discerned from God. And God looks at the heart & not so much all our expensive hair dos or expensive clothes or jewlery. But it isn't a sin to wear our jewelry, etc. As long as a person doesn't have personal conviction in this area.

    Also, that women shouldn't be dressed to take the mans attention off God. Men should be worshipping God & not looking at the women.


    Mandoos, It doesn't say that I have to cover my hair or shave it off. This verse is referring to culture. Because hair was the womans glory. So? Later it is written that if this isn't the culture, then there isn't this law. This is a land law for that area at that time.
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  • Gandalf™ answered 6 years ago
    Go to most any beach and you'll see it's not a top priority.
    But that's cool with me!
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  • nita answered 6 years ago
    modesty in dress code is an important thing in being a true christian,, to also be modest in your ministry so as people don't think you are trying to be a know it all, and to be modest enough to listen.no body likes a person if they think the other is just spouting off and not giving them the chance to have their input or say in what topic you are discussing
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  • wishbone.. answered 6 years ago
    Modesty should not be thought of as a strictly religious issue. Modesty is a way of life that all should adopt.
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  • nish answered 6 years ago
    thou shall not conduct adulturyi say unto u whoever lookth on a women to lust after her had committed adultury with her in heart c5 v27

    Women shall not wear cloths that which resembles to man and viceversa
    Dutronmy c22 v 5
    Women shud not wear costly things 1timothy c 2 v 9

    The women who doesnt cover her head she shud shave her head
    1 coronithins c11 v5

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    which christians follow this rule
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  • amanda c answered 6 years ago
    it's only important for women to be modest. according to the holy scriptures it is all their fault if a man looks at them and has lustful thoughts. if i was a man, i'd be offended that god thought i lacked any self control.
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  • t_rex_is_mad answered 6 years ago
    About 80% of the US is Christian. Look around and you'll see it's not very important.
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  • gjohnson9894 answered 6 years ago
    Depends on the situation and who is applying the guilt treatment...
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