By John Hall. Scroll down for video. A church in the US state of Virginia has taken the bizarre decision to allow its congregation to attend services in the nude. Pastor Allen Parker, the leader of White Tail Chapel in the town of Southampton, said he came to the decision to allow naked worship after concluding the clothing requirements of other churches were overly 'pretentious', and decided his own flock should be free to forgo such materialism if they desire. He believes he is in good company too, claiming many of the most important moments in the Bible happened while the protagonists were nude, including Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. Freedom: Pastor Allen Parker said he came to the decision to allow naked worship after concluding his flock should be free to forgo materialism and the 'pretense' of clothing if they desire.
Church allows nude worship because ‘Jesus was crucified naked’
NAKED CHRISTIAN WORSHIP | Paul Clark Jr's Blog
I saw a quote by J. Grear that is disturbing in its blatant frankness. The problem is certainly not genuine Christian benevolence, or evangelistic ferver, but rather any sense that our works justify us. Just as convicting, if not even more so for those called to worship ministry, is the thought that we might try and hide our nakedness behind the strains of expressive personalized worship songs, highly emotive body language, and loud sounds of presumed praise. It is human nature to try to feel good about ourselves, and such is certainly a high priority in our culture.
Christian naturism is the practise of naturism or nudism by Christians. Naturism is the practice of recreational social nudity in a natural environment, such as at a beach, lake, or in a forest or other wilderness area. Many of the early protagonists of naturism were Christians. For example, authors such as Ilsley Boone , Henry S. Huntington and Elton Raymond Shaw were writers of books on naturism and on Christianity.
In fact, it was Jesus who was warning us and telling us not to be caught naked! Blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame. The coming of the Lord is sort of like the coming of the Pastor. For example, one time I dropped by to visit a church member. I walked up to the door and raised my hand to knock.