Christian morals



8. Why am I not allowed to go to the beach to get tanned and amuse myself? What’s wrong with going to the beach?



Because if you go to the beach, you will uncover your body (which is the temple of God) before the people who are there, and you will lead yourself into temptation because on the beach you will see half-naked or naked women and by seeing them you will defile yourself and sin.

Here are some biblical passages which implicitly condemn this bad habit or pleasure of life: “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20), “For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit” (1 Thessalonians 4:3-8)