November 14th, 2011 | By admin
By Katt Anderson
A reader asked if dancing was wrong. They saw nothing wrong with it. Well, according to the Bible, it is wrong for a man and a woman to dance. Please listen to what I have to say.
First, I would like to say that I am quoting the Bible. This is God’s opinion, and I value it above all others.
In the Old Testament, dancing was a form of joy. It was men dancing or women dancing. It was never boy/girl dancing. David danced when the Ark of the Convenient was brought back to the tabernacle from the Philistines.
Now let’s look at the New Testament and see what was written about dancing. In Matthew 14:6, there is the account of Herodias’ daughter dancing for King Herod. This was probably a dance in the nude or near nude. However it was, “it pleased Herod.” He lusted so for her that he promised to give her whatever she asked for. She asked for the head of John the Baptist on a platter. Was it right to dance in such a way that someone would lust after you? I don’t think so.
Revelries are mentioned in Galatians 5:19-21. The word means partying, celebrations, carousing, and I’m sure dancing is part of that. It states it is wrong. It’s in the company of murderers and drunkards. In verse 21, it says, “…those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
What do you do when you dance? There are two dances. One is dancing away from a boy, but facing him. In this type of dancing you are bouncing around, and the movement of a girl/woman’s breasts, is very enticing to the male. It arouses his sexual instincts. The other form of dancing is close together or slow dancing. This is the boy and girl pressed together and this arouses both sexes.
The prom is a good example. At the prom, they both dance apart and together. Young teens are faced with feelings they have probably never had before. Most of the time the only thing on a boys mind is to have sex after the prom. Is that what you want? Dancing together gives you these lusts. You feel his body and he feels yours. Your thoughts wander and they get out of hand.
Should you put yourself in a position that you cause a boy to lust after you, or you lust after a boy? That was not God’s plan. Sex is not before marriage, but after the wedding vows are taken.
When Christ died on the cross, the Old Testament was done away with. We were no longer commanded to do the commands of the Old Testament. If we were to continue them, we would be having a burnt sacrifice and observing the Holy Days. Christ made it simpler for us. We are not bound by the Laws or the Ten Commandments. All of the Ten Commandments are quoted in the New Testament, except to remember the Sabbath. We now worship God on the first day of the week, Sunday.
Christ also gave us forgiveness of our sins. They did not have to be rolled forward from year to year. A Christian can ask for his sins to be forgiven today and God does. From what the Bible teaches, dancing is wrong.