Fashion Forward?

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My husband told me about an article he read this morning on News With Views by Marsha West titled, “The New Breed Of Christian Fashion” about a company called Heart OMG that has developed a new line of clothing for Christian girls with the following purpose (exact quote from their website): “EVERY SINGLE IRRESISTIBLE  HEART OMG PIECE IS WONDERFULLY MADE TO COMPLEMENT THOSE PLAYFUL & FASHION FORWARD INDIVIDUALS WHO CELEBRATE LIFE, AND EAGER TO MAKE THEIR FAITH & LOVE A TRUE INFLUENCE TO THE WORLD.”

If you have followed and/or read this blog for any length of time, you know that I try to be straight forward, but sensitive, about the issues that I address. Unfortunately, at this time I have steam coming out of my ears. To think that a company like Heart OMG would put the name of Jesus Christ and/or Christian on what they are selling grieves me to the deepest recesses of my heart. This is indicative of the moral decay that has so pervasively infiltrated the American church. (I also wrote about this subject last July in a post called “Sweet Tarts.”)

No matter what they may say, Heart OMG isn’t really selling Christian fashion.They are selling sex, pure and simple. These girls are dressed like street walkers. They pose seductively and provocatively in skimpy clothing with the express purpose of inflaming lust in the male of the species. This has nothing to do with advancing the kingdom of Jesus Christ and everything to do with making a buck off a group of consumers they must figure are too ignorant to know the difference.

Philippians 4:8-9 (NKJV) tell us this:

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.” 

From everything that I have seen of this website, their “fashion forward” fashions encourage us to do none of these things. Obviously, they have forgotten Romans 1:18-21 (NKJV):

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.  For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

God, forgive us for allowing Your church to become so insipid and ineffective in changing our culture towards what is noble, pure, and lovely that we would tolerate this.

We need your great mercy because we deserve your Righteous wrath.

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