JOEL A MORONEY
I love t-shirts. I love searching the racks and tables for new t-shirts that show off my twisted sense of humour. The problem is that there are a lot of shirts out there that God would not want a Christian to wear.
1 Corinthians 6:18 tells us to flee from sexual immorality, so shirts with naked people on them or references to casual sex are not on.
Ephesians 5:4 tells us that there should be no obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, so shirts with dirty jokes and inappropriate language are also out of the question.
As a Christian, you are God’s representative in this world. When people look at you, they should be pointed towards God. If you are dressed like every one else, if you’re wearing clothes that point towards all the dodgy stuff in this world, then you are not doing your job and you are not accurately representing God. Are your clothes distracting others from God? Are your clothes causing people to sin?
As a general rule, when I’m buying clothes, I ask the question “Would this be okay to wear to Church?” Would the old ladies at Church think that my shirt was funny or obscene? If you’re not sure, ask someone you trust if they think it’s godly.
Is that new item of clothing you’ve got your eye on possibly going to cause someone to sin because it shows off too much of your body?
Before you even buy an item of clothing, think about this: will wearing this make God look bad? If the answer is yes, then don’t buy it.