My South African Naturist Experience


I am a naturist but foremost a Christian, saved by grace through Jesus Christ, my Lord. I became a Christian almost 40 years ago (1976) I was introduced into naturism about 20 years ago.
I believe I can live my life as Christian and as naturist without any compromise. I strive to live an honest and moral upright live, according to the Word of God the Bible. I believe there are nakedness that is neutral (acceptable) and nakedness that are wrong and sinful. I will not go nude at places and in front of people where I could offend them.
God created Adam and Eve; they walked around naked, also in the presence of God without any shame. After their disobedience to God they sinned and their nakedness became a reminder of their disobedience. In Christ Jesus our sins are washed away if we accept His sacrificial offering for our sins, by declaring our faith in Him.
There are a number of other websites, where you can study, nudity in the Bible in its context; I shall refrain from repeating this info here. (See the links at the bottom of the page)
I was introduced into naturism by my hubby. One weekend he took met to Beau Valley, a naturist resort in the Northern Transvaal in South Africa. As we drove into the resort and I saw a number of people walking around totally naked, I was shocked. It took a while before I had the courage to remove my clothes. After a while I felt comfortable when I realised that naturism has nothing to do with sex. Do naturists have sex? Yes, but just as any other person, rugby players, golfers, teachers, etc. I personally believe that sex is given by God to be practised between a husband and wife. I do respect the views of others, and likewise I would like them to respect mine.


Nakedness A Sin? Perspective

Is it a Sin to Be Naked?

It seems like nudity remained completely kosher based on the pre-Fall world, and God didn’t insist they cover themselves before giving them a complete teardown. In fact, it almost seems like His provision of garments was a last-minute afterthought before He had the sword-wielding bouncer show them the door.

Yet despite the clear implications of this primordial story, Christians today still often think and teach that nudity itself is inherently sinful and shameful. Should I feel conviction and the need for repentance every time I shower or make love to my wife or go to the doctor? And from where does this belief system originate?

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Curator’s note: Excited to see that Christians are beginning to take another look at the the church line on the clothes free body as negative. This is how any potential change will need to occur by Christians themselves addressing the inaccuracies.

No conflict between naturism and Christian Faith says new bishop

New CofE bishop Karen Gorham supports Christian naturism

In 2000 she wrote a pamphlet on Christian Naturism with David Leal, released by Grove Books. The cover notes: “Although not herself a naturist Karen knows and supports many involved in naturism.”

The booklet looks at difference expressions of naturism, noting that for many people it is an expression of their desire to live in harmony with nature and has nothing to do with sex. It says: “The connection of nakedness and sex, though it may seem inescapable, need not necessarily be so.” Asking, “Must nude be crude?” the book answers: “No; life in a naturist club, or a naturist resort, is just about doing things which one generally does with clothes on, but unclothed when the circumstances permit it.”

It notes that “many naturists belong to local churches and regularly worship God; obviously such people see no conflict between Christian morality and regular social nudity.”

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Pastor Says Christian Church Needs To Rethink Approach To The Body

Embracing Nakedness: Adopting God’s View of Bare Anatomy

The bottom line is this: a prudish view of the body is a pornographic one. (Tweet this!) Religiously placing an obscene or indecent sexual connotation on the sight of gender-distinguishing body parts creates a sexually objectified body. Such legalism, if socially embraced, becomes the conceptual foundation for a pornographic culture, as ours is now. Also, this objectification trivializes the body language of human genitalia, allowing them to be ignored as features of personal gender identity and distinction. Take some time to do the math on this, and it should cause tears.

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Go to church clothes free in Second Life

Grace Christian Naturist Church of Eden (Second Life)

Second Life is not for everyone, but once you have taken the time to learn how the software works, there is a wide wonderful world to explore. Some regions better than others….Grace Christian Naturist Church is located on a huge SL Naturist Resort that understands and enforces the concept of Good Nudity.

Grace Christian Naturist Church is a fellowship of like minded believers in Second Life. Second Life is a 3d virtual reality where people interact online. Our location in Second Life is designed to provide a quite location for fellowship and worship. This is not a location for virtual sex or the like. Any lewd behavior or sexual advances will lead to removal from this land.

We are a Christian group that believes the Good News of Jesus Christ. The Truth that He died for us to pay for our sins and that if we believe in Him was are saved. We are also naturists that enjoy the comfort of simple non-sexual nudity. Many of us practice nudity in real life, socially and or at home. While others only practice it here in Second Life (SL).

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Author tackles positive Christian view of nudity

Blind Catholic Author Uses Bible to Back up Nakedness in 'Nudity & Christianity'

“Nudity & Christianity,” his 596-page compendium of scripture citations and selectively-chosen observations by the likes of Pope John Paul II, C.S. Lewis and Kahlil Gibran, promotes a world view sacrilegious to some but perfectly natural to Cunningham.

Contrary to popular opinion, nude is not lewd, he insists.

“There's lot of references in the Bible to being naked. In the early church, all Christians were baptized naked — men, women and children. It wasn't an issue.

“My point is that the church, instead of changing the world, has let the world change it. It's accepted (Hustler publisher) Larry Flynt's definition of the body, instead of the Bible's. If the body is just lust bait, then modesty is making sure it's always covered.

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Curator's note: this book is in the queue for clothes free readers book club review


Gainesville Nudist Group Takes Au Naturel Approach to Religion

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Gainesville Nudist Group Takes Au Naturel Approach to Religion

He said he started the new group specifically to congregate with other Christians, regardless of denomination, who feel closer to God without clothing.

Griffin said he aims to make friends with similar beliefs, and hopes to promote self-confidence through biblical texts.

“We were created in God’s image,” Griffin said, “so why should we be ashamed?”

To support his cause, Griffin referenced a verse from the Book of Job: “Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return.” Other examples he gave from the Bible included Christ removing his robes to wash his disciples’ feet and Isaiah’s three-year journey walking “barefoot and naked.”

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Worshiping in the nude

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Worshiping in the nude

Pastor Allen Parker says it’s not about the clothes, or lack thereof. He says it’s about baring his soul to Christ and leading his flock down that path of righteousness, no matter what they’re wearing.
Every Sunday in the front few rows of White Tail Chapel, you’ll find Katie and Robert Church. Katie wasn’t a nudist when they first met, but quickly fell in love with both Robert and the resort. They married at White Tail Chapel and say the church has given them a sense of Christian community with none of the pretense of a traditional church.

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Embracing Nakedness: Adopting God’s View of Bare Anatomy

one pastors attempt to reclaim a biblical theological view of the human body

Embracing Nakedness: Adopting God’s View of Bare Anatomy

Ministerially, I feel like “the voice of one crying in the wilderness.” Christian porno-prudery is so well established as a virtue that most are blind to its real nature as a vice. Yet it has kept Christians from being the world-renowned experts in sex education that our understanding of creation and the Incarnation ought to have made us. It has stopped multiple thousands of Christian art students from ever becoming skilled with the nude. If we hadn’t abandoned the human body by surrendering God’s image and temple into secular hands, these young artists might have become modern Michelangelo’s painting contemporary “Sistine-Chapel” ceilings. Such a holy display of human nudity in our churches might have been a realistic preventative to our current religious and social focus on naked anatomy as an avenue of lust and on gender-specific body parts as sex objects.

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