It's Pop Quiz Time!
You must be missing school terribly. I mean, no textbooks, no homework, no pop quizzes . . . what an absolute drag. Lucky for you, it's Paula to the rescue with a summertime pop quiz! Not just any pop quiz, mind you, but a style quiz straight from The Look: Does God Really Care What I Wear? by Nancy Leigh DeMoss.
Here's what you need to do. Answer the following seventeen questions with either "true" or "false." Leave your answers on the blog. Then check back next week to see how you did. We'll even choose ten of you at random on Monday, June 25, and send you Nancy's booklet.
Ready? Pop quiz away!
- According to the Bible, the primary purpose of clothing is to cover the body.
- There's nothing right or wrong about particular clothing styles. It's all just a matter of taste and personal opinion.
- The Bible tells us what styles of clothing Christians should wear.
- Since the Bible says God looks on the heart, what we wear and how we appear aren't that important; it's what's on the inside that counts.
- Our clothes and appearance reveal a lot about our values, our character, and beliefs.
- What I wear is not really anyone else's concern. I should be free to wear the kind of clothes that I like and that I feel comfortable wearing.
- Modesty means dressing in a way that is outdated, dumpy, and unattractive.
- If a girl doesn't wear trendy clothes that are at least a little revealing, guys won't notice her.
- Except for guys who are "over-sexed," most men are not really affected by the way women dress. Most guys don't even notice how women dress.
- I can't help it if guys struggle morally because of what I wear. It's up to the guys to control their minds. I shouldn't have to change the way I dress just because they can't control themselves.
- Parents shouldn't impose their standards or beliefs about clothing on their kids. They should let them make their own decisions, even if they don't approve of what their kids are wearing.
- Christians are free to dress as they wish, because we're not under the law, but under grace. It's legalistic for parents or youth leaders to establish guidelines or standards for the way young people dress.
- Christian women should never wear clothes that are revealing or that look sexy (i.e., clothes designed to arouse sexual desire or interest).
- There are some public settings where it is okay for Christian women to wear clothing that exposes their private parts (e.g., thighs, breasts).
- A woman can be covered from head to toe and still be dressed immodestly.
- A woman can wear modest clothing and still be an immodest woman.
- Most girls and women do not understand the meaning, the power, or the benefits of true modesty.