Why Do Humans Wear Clothes?

Why Do Humans Wear Clothes?

Have you ever stopped to consider why humans wear clothes but animals do not?

Wouldn’t you love to hear the fairy tale that an evolutionist would spin to explain how humans came to decide to wear clothes? What kind of pressure from natural selection would cause a missing link to decide to adorn their body with covers, especially to cover what we call “private parts”.

Evolution’s Fairy Tale

What came about in the evolutionary “fairy tale” that caused the “missing link” to begin to cover its body with clothing? They may try to spin a story about the effects of weather or location in regard to the equator or the altitude where the species may have been located. None of the above could hardly be a deciding factor or influence on the species because by that time they were very mobile and could have just moved to a friendlier location.

So, why did human beings decide to wear clothing to cover their body? What advantage did clothing bring to the species? One would not think that clothing would enhance their ability to catch or overpower game for food. One might conjure up the possibility that heavy clothing might protect the body in close combat when trying to kill an animal for food. But, the weight of the clothing would probably slow the hunter down to the point that he would never catch the prey.

Maybe the clothing could be worn or prepared in such a way that it could act as camouflage as the hunter approached the prey for the kill. But, probably not, since most animals of lower descent have better olfactory tools than the human.

Would the evolutionist say that maybe the clothes were used to attract a mate so that they might carry on the species? If that were the case, they would have to make a case for de-evolution taking place among humans because it seems that the lack of clothing tends to attract more attention than the covering of clothing.

It does not matter which direction the evolutionist proceeds to justify clothing evolving for the homo sapien, he is going to contradict his own thesis.

The Illogic of evolution

So, if the evolutionist can not explain why human beings wear clothes, does that weaken the proof of evolution? Yes, I would say that it weakens what is already a weak and crumbling theory of how living things came to be. Evolutionists are not logical and therefore because they only allow one approach to how all that we observe with our senses and consider with our mind can only be approached with the idea that it all came about by natural causes, they have locked themselves and everyone who abides by their “rules” into an illogical world. Their world of science can only be sustained by “fairy tales” and “just so stories” which are not based in logic or reality.

Therefore, their “unreality” of evolution will forever leave them hanging without logical answers to real questions, such as, “Why do humans wear clothes?”

Is there a reason why human beings wear clothes? Of course, there is, or we would not be wearing them and in so doing bring about one of the largest industries on the whole earth. So, if there is a reason for humans wearing clothes, what is it?


The Beginning

Let’s go back to the very beginning. I am talking about the beginning of everything. This is what evolutionists really do not like. When I talk about the beginning I am talking about the Biblical account of how this universe and all that is in it came into being.

That account says that the God of creation created everything that we can observe in this universe in six 24 hour days. That includes homo sapien, man. He called that man Adam. From Adam, he made Eve, Adam’s wife. And would you believe it, He created them naked. In Genesis 2:25 it reads, “And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.”

You might say at this point, “Hold on. You mean we are not supposed to be ashamed of being naked at any time?” No, I am not saying that. What the Bible is telling us is that in the beginning there was no shame in being naked. They were perfect before their Creator and perfect toward one another. There was nothing to hide.


But as we continue to read on in Genesis 3:7 we find this; “Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked, and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.” What caused this change of perception of nakedness? You see, Adam and Eve had rebelled against the will of their Creator when they did the one thing that He told them that they should not do. The term “sin” has since been attached to that action. They had rebelled against a loving Creator Who had given them a beautiful world and all that was in it for their enjoyment and employment. But instead of going about their work as they should they chose to rebel against the Creator.

That rebellion took them out of favor with the omnipotent power which had created the universe. That fact became evident to them immediately. Their advanced mind realized the situation they had created and knew that they were in great peril. The way that it was evidenced was by the immediate awareness of their nakedness, they had nothing to cover themselves and their sin.

Genesis 3:10 states it clearly. “So he(Adam) said, ‘I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, and I hid myself.” Ever since then, mankind has been trying to hide his sinfulness from the Creator.

So, sin, or rebellion against our Creator, is the reason why human beings wear clothes. It is to cover our nakedness and sin as we live before a perfect and righteous God.

You might wonder if it shall ever be when we shall not need clothing. Apparently, before they sinned, Adam and Eve were “clothed” with the glory of “right standing” (righteousness) with their Creator. That was all that was necessary. All creation was “very good”, or perfect. When they stepped away from that clothing of righteousness they sought to replace it with created things of the earth. It did not work as a permanent clothing. It covers the shame of sinfulness from other beings but not from the Creator.


The only clothing that can replace the glory of that righteousness is the righteousness which is found in Christ Jesus. How can that be, you may ask. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says it this way; ”If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation; old things are passed away, behold, all things are new.” By being in Christ Jesus you take on the clothing of righteousness. From now on the Creator views you as fully clothed in the righteousness of Jesus.

Because we are still in a world that has been corrupted by sin, we adorn ourselves with clothing but not for the sake of hiding sin. When we have been declared righteous and clean before our Creator, then nothing can overrule Him.

We are the righteousness of God by faith in Christ Jesus. AMEN!


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