In the first century there was basically two views of the human body. One was that it should be worshiped for its beauty and idolized for its strength. The body was something to be proud of and to flaunt.
On the other hand, some believed that body was inherently sinful. That the body didn’t matter, only the spirit mattered. In fact, the body was only a shackle and a prison-house. It was something to be despised and even ashamed of. Continue reading