Pastor C.J. Mahaney released a book called Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World in 2008. I’m hearing about it now because the video below features audio excerpts of a sermon he delivered on modesty:
Some choice quotations:
… Campus is a loaded minefield. There are girls everywhere, and it is guaranteed that I will pass some attractive girls as I walk in between classes. I either have to be actively engaging my mind and my spirit in praying, quoting Scripture, listening to worship music, or simply looking at the sidewalk to make it through unscathed…
Sometimes, when I see a girl provocatively dressed, I’ll say to myself, she probably doesn’t even know that a 101 guys are going to devour her in their minds today. But then again, maybe she does. To be honest, I don’t know the truth… I don’t know because I’ve never sat down with a girl and asked her why. All I need to know is that the way she presents herself to the world is bait for my sinful mind to latch onto and I need to avoid it at all costs.
To the girls who are ignorant, please serve your brother and have your dad screen your wardrobe. Ask him how you can better choose holiness over worldliness. He’s a guy, and he knows more than you do on the issue.
Got it, ladies? You have to dress modestly because Christian men don’t know how to stop thinking with their dicks.
By the way, if any of you can make it through that entire video without throwing your computer against a wall, I’d be shocked. I went through four laptops writing this post.
(Thanks to Indigo for the link — she writes, “I would rant, but I need to go buy some low-cut shirts and a pushup bra.”)