It is important to mention that some discerning Christians with a sufficient working knowledge of the Bible would not even need to look at the Greek in order to be convinced of the truth here. They would simply read the first part of Heb 13:17 as saying “Obey the rule of Christ as men who watch over you faithfully teach the Word” or “Heed the warning of those who watch over you and when they tell you to obey Christ, obey Christ.”, etc. (Beware however that some false teachers claim that anything they dream up is Christ giving His commands through them. Of course we know that this is not true.) As I mentioned above, some Christians might even quickly summarize the first half of Heb 13:17 correctly as “Obey the Bible as properly taught”. If these more mature Christians look at the Greek at all, it is usually just to be properly armed so that they can prove the true meaning of poorly translated verses like these to those who need convincing.
I honestly think it’s time human beings grow up and get rational about this topic. Why can’t we just be honest and tell the truth? Evidently telling the truth is a huge taboo. SIMPLE FACT: Pubescent children are naturally biologically sexual beings. That’s the whole POINT of the sexual bits and pieces of a mammal – reproduction. Get over it everyone! And teens lust after one another all the time. Kids aren’t being ‘artificially sexualized’ – God CREATED them to NATURALLY have a sexual side – that once they grow to adulthood should be enjoyed for what it is. Portrayals of nudity can of course vary in its focus on the sexual aspect – it may be utterly non-sexual, or somewhat sexual. We evolved naked. Nakedness is the biological norm. If we were used to nudity it probably would be less of an issue, but because nudity is taboo in our puritanical culture, portrayals of nudity are more likely to be evocative.