Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
May 1, 1969

Take Off Time

Larry Ray Hafley

It is summer take off time again. People will take off "back home," take off to Grandma's, take off on picnics, take off fishing, take off to baseball games, take off on vacation, and take off their clothes in public. Even Christians who know better think that two weeks vacation is a license for near nudity; so, like everyone else they "take off." What is indecent attire fifty weeks out of the year suddenly becomes acceptable. Some think they leave God at home while they take off on vacation, therefore, it is alright to take off their clothes and decency. The chime of the time seems to be, "Eat, drink, and undress." Somehow, though, "Keep thyself pure" and "I will...that women adorn themselves in modest apparel" keeps ringing.

Sex sells toothpaste, soup, cars, shaving cream, magazines, and souls — more of the latter than anything else! So put on your clothes and "the Lord Jesus Christ and make not provision for the flesh to fulfill the lusts thereof" (Rom. 13:14).