SHOULD CHRISTIANS DANCE?

This excerpt was taken from a paragraph entitled “MODERN DANCE” at wayoflife …

“Now consider the dance styles. There are basically two, fast and slow. Fast dancing requires a good beat and lively music. It includes all kinds of jiving, pulsating, shaking, and writhing movements of the body determined by the way the music “inspires” a person. Slow dancing involves a slow beat and slow emotional music. Slow dancing involves a guy and a girl with bodies close or pressed together, with a girl’s hands on the shoulders or neck of the guy and the guys hands on the waist, back, or buttocks of the girl. The dance movement is simply slow stepping and swaying side to side with the music.

After taking all of the aspects of teen dances into consideration with Scripture, it is safe to say that born again Christian teens corrupt themselves outwardly and inwardly when they partake of this form of wantonness. The Holy Spirit is grieved, fleshly lusts are fed, spiritual sensitivity is calloused, and personal holiness with an effective testimony is thrown away! If it were possible to separate guys from girls and take away the rock music, nobody would dance. Why? Because there would be no reason to dance. This dancing is unrighteous!

“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this … to keep himself unspotted from the world” (James 1:27).”

About Cathy

I am a born again Christian, saved in 1988 at the age of 38. My mother was born again in her old age, in her 80's. Her name is Giannina which means "God is gracious."
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2 Responses to SHOULD CHRISTIANS DANCE?

  1. Cathy says:

    So true Tami. The Lord showed me and my husband these things when we were first born again in 1988. I think many consider us legalistic. I don’t think it is legalistic at all. We know what the Lord showed us these things in His Word and by His Spirit. That’s what keeps us going. It’s a lonely road. We often feel like total aliens in this world.

  2. Tami Lee says:

    Dancing. Video entertainment. Do the two have a connection?

    Consider dancing in TV/movies. Dancing was used freely. Everything from Jimmy Stewart doing the Charleston with Donna Reed on “It’s a Wonderful Life,” to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, “Fiddler on a Roof,” “Dirty Dancing,” “Pride and Prejudice,” etc. These movies excite the flesh and incite the viewers to want to wiggle their way to love(?) and happiness just like their favorite movie idols.

    God rebuked us for worldliness some years ago. This was when we were about the most conservative Christians of anyone we knew! (People told us we were “too strict” in our lifestyles.) Some of what God dealt with us was our TV viewing. Not any of the outlandish stuff, but “classic”, “family” movies.

    All the dances; all the love scenes — between young men and women not married to one another! How could we tell our daughters they shouldn’t have physical contact with young men they dated, and then tempt them to do so by enjoying movies that were drenched with such?

    1 Corinthians 7:1 states emphatically, “Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.”

    Fast forwarding past the risque stuff doesn’t cut it.

    God says in Psalms 101:3: “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.”

    How can we hate those things God hates when we’re buying their movies/music/etc.? How can we say we won’t set any wicked thing before our eyes when we watch (over and over again) movies that glorify fornication, adultery, swearing, disrespect to parents, mockery of God, etc.?

    Wow. As God dealt with us about TV (videos, etc.) we recognized that we needed to renew our minds (Rom 12:1-2, Eph 4:23) in ways we never dreamed. But it had to begin there.

    Dancing is of demons. God’s people are a holy people; called to purity in life, word and deed.

    http://www.bible.ca/H-R-Rated.htm

    http://www.wholesomewords.org/resources/television.html

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