From one of the Sun newspapers, Spring, 2011. By pasting in news of this feminist event, I am walking the blog as close to the sewer’s edge as I have ever dared. What the police officer said is not ‘insulting to everyone.’ I second his opinion. Only I would use the word ‘harlot’ or even ‘whore’ instead. Whatever word the Bible uses, we may use as well. That is the safest standard.
Women who dress like harlots have no right to expect respectful treatment. Dressing like sin is an invitation to be treated sinfully. The picture beside this clip (not pasted in here) is of a woman holding a placard over her head, the words and symbol upon which point her out particularly by the four letter word! What says the Bible in reply? “Thou hadst a whore’s forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed” (Jeremiah 3.3.) The verse speaks of
’s idolatries. Their spiritual
sins are here identified with their literal adulteries. Sexual promiscuity
springs from spiritual godlessness, which is the root of rotten fruit. Judah
I’m not saying that lewdly attired women should be victimized. But should they expect, much less demand, to be respected? To dress lewdly while demanding respect is to send a contradictory message. To demand marriage from the man you already sleep with is another contradiction. It is difficult work to obtain honor after acting dishonorably. A woman may get a man to marry her after she has slept with him. But that man would respect her more in marriage if she had been chaste before marriage.
God is against any woman with a whore’s forehead. These harlots of today are less wise than harlots of olden days, for ours make financial demands only after they sleep around. But notice how good God is toward harlots and sinners at large. “Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain” (Jeremiah 3.3.) If this means that only the latter rain is withheld, then sinners have cause to thank God for sustenance arising from early rain not being denied as well. He cares and provides, even for balky sinners. He is creation’s longsuffering provider. If the ‘showers’ mean the early rain, then both rains are denied, and the full drought is on. This proves God’s mercy also, for the drought is meant to drive sinners to him for succor. By either interpretation, sinners are beholden to God. It won’t hurt to take both interpretations together. Both his goodness and his justice are meant to drive sinners to repentance to obtain mercy from their Creator.
You who call yourself a harlot, reason with me for a moment. Will behaving like a harlot secure you the respectful husband you are dying of thirst to be united to? This behavior may leave you stranded in the drought of singleness, or with a bum for a husband. Lewd dressing and loose behaving is a whore’s forehead. This stiff-necked stubbornness spells your unhappiness and misery. If you come to Jesus, his Father will be your Father. Then, being rescued from sin, you can apply prayer and wisdom to the lesser problem of finding a husband. You might even get a good one that way. “To him [Jesus Christ] give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission [pardon] of sins” (Acts 10.43.)