4 comments on “Naked Before God – Part 11 – Naked Confession

    • If there is one thing that can be maintained is nudity does make things more intimate, but not necessarily in a sexual way. Confession is not something in and of itself that really works well as groups get larger anyway. Nudity just adds to that dimension. Thanks for the reblog.

  1. I think your idea for “naked” (clothes free) confession would be well suited to a process and format similar to the class meeting (discipleship group) like those conducted by John Wesley.

    “They confessed their faults one to another, prayed for each other, and stirred up one another to love and good works”

    Some of the questions proposed to every one before he is admitted among us may be to this effect:-

    1. Have you the forgiveness of your sins?

    2. Have you peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ?

    3. Have you the witness of God’s Spirit with your spirit, that you are a child of God?

    4. Is the love of God shed abroad in your heart?

    5. Has no sin, inward or outward, dominion over you?

    6. Do you desire to be told your faults?

    7. Do you desire to be told of all your faults, and that plain and home?

    8. Do you desire that every one of us should tell you, from time to time, whatsoever is in his heart concerning you?

    9. Consider! Do you desire we should tell you whatsoever we think, whatsoever we fear, whatsoever we hear, concerning you?

    10. Do you desire that, in doing this, we should come as close as possible, that we should cut to the quick, and search your heart to the bottom?

    “wear no needless ornaments, such as rings, earrings, necklaces, lace, ruffles”

    From. http://www.goforthall.org/articles/jw_dscplshp.html
    John Wesley’s Accountability Discipleship Groups

    • I actually have the class meeting in mind for a lot of these post. Nudists and naturalists often find themselves in the context of small groups and so it fits very well for them. One has to wonder about wither or not John Wesley would have advocated nudity as he was still a pretty conservative guy.

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