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    Nude Trekkers Atop Mount Kinabalu Deported for Offending Religious Sensibilities

    A 23-year-old British backpacker who stripped naked and then urinated on a mountain held to be sacred by local villagers has been sentenced to three days imprisonment and fined $1,396 by a court in Kuala Lumpur.


    That was a very lenient sentence .. it could have been much worse. What makes tourists believe they can ''act'' in other countries the way they do when they are home? Acting like idiots when they travel abroad does nothing but bring shame upon themselves and their home country.

      [SIZE=16px][FONT=trebuchet ms]Stripping naked, and misbehaving in a public place (a natural monument, so to speak) and being caught would very likely attract some sort of fine in nearly any country including the UK and the USA.[/FONT][/SIZE]

        Genesis 2:25 says "And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed."

        But when they both ate from the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

        "7...the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings."

        8 "They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.9 Then the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 He said, “I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself.”

        Even our representative parents, Adam and Eve displayed the "knowledge" of their sin, and even an attempt to cover their shame and guilt! (Gen.3:7) Their was also a great sense of fear of God before them in verse 10.

        So here we see at least three things about Adam and Eve that we should take note of. 1) Their "eyes were opened" v.7 (Knowledge of sin) 2) they were now "ashamed" v.7 (Acknowledged their sin) There's much more going on here when they seek to cover their own shame (sin). God found their attempt to cover their sin unacceptable! For only God can cover our shame. He did so by the killing of innocents, a blood sacrifice was required and He covered their shame with the skins of a dead animal! This points to The "Offspring" promised in Gen. 3:15 who would "crush the head of the serpent" in the future. And 3) their was fear of God before them. Today these are (just to name a few) hallmarks of our Christian Faith. A sense of shame and guilt (broken heartedness) acknowledging our sin and a reverent fear of God because ultimately our sin is against Him alone! Christ willingly paid the price of our redemption for those who are genuinely broken hearted for their sin. And for those who genuinely fear "The Lord their God."

        But this "fellow" displays just the opposite! He "provokes God to His face", in out right rebellion. "Gleefully" putting his shame on display for all the world to "see!" "There is no fear of God before their eyes." (Rom.3:18)

        Now because there are no other gods, these people were only provoking the One True God who doesn't dwell on mountains nor does He "dwell in houses made by human hands." (Acts 7:48)

        It just so happens that their was an earthquake that coincided with this shameless act, which killed 18 people. Of course earthquakes are also "rare" in the area. So, you can imagine that the people, the villagers took this as a "sign" from the gods.

        The villagers though, are no better off, they are worshipping a false God. The timing of this "trekking" and the earthquake is no coincidence, maybe The Lord used it to bring repentance and salvation to some, but a further hardening of the heart for those who won't repent. Romans 1:18-32
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