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Is Dancing At Church OK

Is it Ok to dance? Can Christians couples have a romantic night for Valentines at church and dance to Christian music?

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On a more "gospel" note: there are some spies out there who would come in to spy out your liberty in Christ Jesus. If they have any success in circumcising you, they have something of themselves to boast in.
---Linda on 4/1/08


There is dancing of one kind and another and another. Sacred dance, dancing as in disco dancing (about three kinds of), folk dancing etc. etc.. Some is harmless and some is harmful. We have our consciences that, if indwelt by the Holy Spirit, will inform us when something is unholy. Even sacred dance can be done for 'showing off'. We have to be very careful to obey the Holy Spirit. Also, what happens in your own home is different. There, a married couple can dance any way they like together IMHO.
---frances008 on 3/28/08


Yes. Psalm 149:3, let them praise His name in the dance. Marriage is God's idea and it is an expression of His love. I think dancing between a Christian husband and his wife is ok if it is done decently.
---melann on 3/28/08


If it isn't okay at "church", it isn't okay anywhere, that's for sure. During worship would be the only time I would even feel safe dancing and not have to worry about the stares of lustful men.
---Linda on 3/27/08


Dancing is very romantic & I beieve is ok for couples to dance together in privacy of their home. In synagogue/Temple we do NOT do couples dances. Some MEssianic synagogues men & women do not dance in same circle. As dance leader at my Messianic Synagogue, we dance together with Yeshua & as worshippers, it is partly our responsibility to bring the congregation into the throne room of Messiah. Our dances are choreographed - not for show, but for worshipping Yeshua and seeking him.
---Gophylann on 3/3/08




the Bible acknowledges that you can dance in a way that does not tempt others, does not tempt yourself, and brings glory to God.Ecclesiastes 3:4--There is an appropriate time to dance (and inversely an inappropriate time to dance). Psalm 149:3 & 150:4--Both passages mention that we can praise or worship God through dance. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20--Our bodies belong to God, and are the temple of the Holy Spirit. So everything we do must be honoring to Him.
---Court7646 on 2/28/08


We do not dance in the Spirit we dance in our body. Valentine dance partys should be limited to the catholic church since it is a RC celebration
Psalm 150 commands us to dance, Paul says everyting is permitted (not sinful lustfull dancing) yet not everything is useful. Do not go and dance HONORING GOD,OFFENDING YOUR BROTHER. let all be done in good order.anyone who can control his dancing needs to know that God has given us that control I LOVE dancing in CHURCH
---Andy on 2/28/08


Catherine::You claim the Holy Spirit makes you dance.How do you know its HOLY & NOT unholy.why are you selected as the only one to create a performance?for the rest of the congregation or do all without exception do the JIGG as Eloy term's it.ONLY in your church?An interesting concept.
---Emcee on 2/23/08


Lets look at this from a better view. If the Person of the Holy Spirit comes upon you then you dance. No matter where you are.
---catherine on 2/22/08


To Dance in Praise, Yes, of course at the accepted time. Ps.149. Dance with your mate, why not? There are few better ways to show your love and affection for your spouse, Too few spouses show their affection for each other as it is. To dance with someone who isn't your mate, is to invite trouble, Proverbs 6:27, 1st Cor 7:1. Many marriages have died for less.
---Tim on 2/12/08




A time and place for everything: Dancing romanticly at church, No, but spouses can do so outside the temple. Dancing to show-off, No. Dancing when the Holy Ghost comes on you, the Holy Ghost jig, Yes. Dancing for exercise or to lose weight, Yes, but again it is done outside the temple, like at home or a gym.
---Eloy on 2/11/08


Rhonda ... Yes ... I am taunted, but as I have said elswhere to this person, I am amused by it, and have in fact voted for her/him/them
What puzzles me is how such poisonous posts get published.
---alan_of_UK on 2/11/08


There's Dancing for the Lord and there's adulterated dancing, romance is for the home after all it's not glorfying God its afection towards wife/ husband. While everyone is having fun with their hubby/wife there are those that can become victims of loveless lives and suffer inside while others have fun, heard about it happening and watched souls lost due to selfishness. Having parties in church display married life to be superior and something to be envied in the sight of the vulnerable, think about it!
---Carla5754 on 2/11/08


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I have drawn my conclusion based on that fact. Although I wasn't married at the time I was given the impression of marriage being a stable ground for the hopefuls and a great social focus sadly every couple that was present at some of these functions are either divorced or struggling to stay together, The older couples however who nver attended are still fighting the good fight. the fact is stability is through a combination of maturity/salvation built into marriage.
---Carla5754 on 2/11/08


To Alan of the UK:

Maybe the Mods already check for multiple postings with different names and such...

It's probably best to ignore the paranoia and emotionally unstable immature posters who would dream up such things anyway

...as it's clear this one poster only came onto this topic to taunt you as they had NOTHING to say about this topic

thats the ugly side of blogging ...anger hate and unhappy people can hide behind their computer saying wickedness all in the name of Jesus
---Rhonda on 2/11/08


Thanks Alan, I see what you mean now.
---RitaH on 2/11/08


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Cindy, are you feeling alright? Sorry to say this but your ranting on does seem to be telling us that you have lost the plot. Do you have anything to say here at all that does not contain an accusation of some sort or another?
---RitaH on 2/11/08


Sorry Cindy, I will stop advertising the purpose driven church ... if only I can remember (perhaps you can tell me) which of my aliases have actually advertised it.
(For everyone else, I have to say I have never read the book, or any book by the author)
---alan_of_UK on 2/11/08


Rita ... I am suggesting that the Mod's could disprove most of the accusations of multiple blogging
---alan_of_UK on 2/11/08


It's not necessary to ask the Moderator who's on first.
I recognise the constant toggling between profiles.
It's good though, because some are easily taken in and influenced. I am not one of those influenced by advertisements for the Purpose Driven Church, it doesn't stick to me like glue. I let it run off like water off of a duck's back.
---Cindy on 2/11/08


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Rita ... They pin it down to your internet connection, not the computer.
What I am saying that if I am MikeM as Lynda and Cindy insist (as well as all those other people) the Mods would be able to check that those persons posts were coming from the same internet connection.
They could ask the Mods to check whether they did.
If they come from different connections, it would mean I have to go charging round the world to be all those people.
---alan_of_UK on 2/11/08


When I see the rain showers and snow flurries of names being pulled back up out of the rolodex, coming at me like like a driving blizzard, with all the latest details of woe, maladies, grief, miseries, tornadoes and disasters,
I discard those because in the next blog, I know will all overlap and coincide, twist and turn and lead me right back to where it first began.
---Cindy on 2/11/08


Uh yeah, about those computers that are always going down and falling apart...uh yeah...
Nonetheless, with all of the excuses and hiding and taking potshots at the rare few who do not hide when the going gets tough, who have enough courage, who do not live in fear of their own shadow, it's Jesus Christ that keeps me on the straight and narrow.
I would shudder in my army boots if I had to lie to make the Truth sound better.
---Cindy on 2/11/08


Alan, you are correct about the moderators knowing which computer contributions are sent from but this still doesn't prove multiple profiles. I use the same computer, in the same dwelling, as two other people who used to use Christianet. On the old computer that used to be here 5 different people used it so I.P. addressed only prove it's the same computer, not the same person.
---RitaH on 2/11/08


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Alan: My internet (verizon) messed up my internet bill then they cut me off, then I didn't get a bill. It was messed up for awhile. I got things on track I hope. I have also been fighting with these nasty kidney stones again. But good news, I'm at the point to where if I drink alot of Mt. Dew I get sick. Maybe that is one way my body telling me to stop drinking so much caffine.
---Rebecca_D on 2/11/08


Frances ... You are right ... There are some who deny that anything can be clean and innocent
---alan_of_UK on 2/11/08


As concerns dancing in churches here is a interesting sidenote.
I have never been to a messianic Jewish church service in which there was not some celebration dancing going on at some time in service.
---Mima on 2/11/08


Cindy ... None of them are me.
The Mods can check which computer site each post comes from ... why don't you ask them.
---alan_of_UK on 2/11/08


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Alan, it seems like someone believes you have as many profiles as someone accused me of having a few weeks ago. Perhaps some think that, because the U.K. is rather small, there are only two of us here and we need to invent extra names to appear to have a real population here. Next week you'll probably be accused of being me or vice-versa.
---RitaH on 2/11/08


Luke 19:46 ...my house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves ...Jesus refers to the money changers in His place of worship

David Danced ...2 Samual 6:14
Psalm 149:3 dancing is praise

Dancing in praise is acceptable to God ...and then ...well we all know of other types of dancing so it's a matter of which would be pleasing to God

If dance is praise why would anyone condemn it in Gods House if the praise was for HIM?
---Rhonda on 2/10/08


Well, Alan, you're more familiar with how the schedule works. There are the Petes and repeats, and everything from A to Z.
Whatever happenend to Okebaram and Mrs. Doubtfire, Mrs. Backfire, and Cousin Eddy, Ed the other one? You know all of the profiles quite well and can pull them up like they're sitting in front of you.
---Cindy on 2/10/08


You have that immediate recall for each and every one of their religious beliefs, including the Rev Herb and his rebel son. The son was never allowed to have his own name, why was that? Do you like E. Angley's rug, Alan? It is a trip.
---Cindy on 2/10/08


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Then there was the drug cartel dude, those were really strange. What happened to mendy, jessica, jana Gena? Where did you stick Bruce? Oh, don't tell me, he fell into the elmer's glue... that's his story and he's sticking to it.
So many profiles...so little time.
---Cindy on 2/10/08


I would say that if you are a good Christian, dancing seems to me to be the most innocent of activities. A pity it was spoiled by the unbelievers so that dancing ended up more or less sinful. The old time dancing was good.
---frances on 2/10/08


First, the church is not a building, it is people, it is Christians, period.

Second, a place of worship is to be orderly ICorinthians14:40

Third, the place of worship is NOT a place of entertainment. Entertainment is to glorify people, not to glorify God. Entertainment must be outside the place of worship.

You people should shun anything that does not edify oneself in the spirit in a place of worship.
---Steveng on 2/10/08


That's strange, Cindy, because I did not notice she was here!
---alan_of_UK on 2/10/08


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No, Alan, he did not, and that's the sad part. But I'm praying about that situation.

Get back, Jack.
---Cindy on 2/10/08


Cindy ... I wonder whether her husband noticed sse was missing?
---alan_of_UK on 2/10/08


Alan, she was over at your house, you silly thing, you.
---Cindy on 2/9/08


Rebecca ... I agree with you. God want us to enjoy this life He gave us.
Welcome back! Where have you been ... you were missed!
---alan_of_UK on 2/9/08


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There isn't anything wrong with it as long as the dancing isn't volgar/dirty and not inside the Sanctuary. My church had a Valentines dance for married couples andwe danced mostly to country music. What is the harm? People fear that if they have fun, God will strike them dead.
---Rebecca_D on 2/9/08


I believe the romantic dancing part should not be with the church part. Emcee wrote well of the place of worship. God is with us when we have gaiety in our homes or out places. Yet when in His house it should be for respectful worship. That also means no trading recipes or stories as well as chicken dinners. If out of the sanctuary then you really aren't in church, right? For a Jewish reference check out what happened to those who intruded unworshipfully into the sanctuary in the O.T.
---mikefl on 1/26/08


Andrea::"My House is a House of Prayer NOT" a Bawdy House or "a den of Thieves" & promiscuity.Reverence & respect is desired in the house of God.You want to Dance go to the appropriate house like is suggested "a Barn"
---Emcee on 1/22/08


Andrea::"My House is a House of Prayer NOT" a Bawdy House or "a den of Thieves" & promiscuity.Reverence & respect is desired in the house of God.You want to Dance go to the appropriate house like is suggested "a Barn"
---Emcee on 1/22/08


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David danced.... we have a lot to dance and shout about.
---Andrea on 1/22/08


A barn dance?
---alan_of_UK on 1/21/08


Urgh! Romantic dancing to Christian music?

Is that even possible?

(Romantic) dancing is fine, but not to hymns. Love songs are fine. LOVE songs. Just skip the raunchy ones.

Or you could go the old-fashioned route and have a social--box suppers, ice-cream socials, pie auctions (our church's usual)--all have romantic overtones while still allowing the entire family to attend.
---Nancy on 1/18/08


A white sport coat and a pink carnation.
Enjoy the prom, stay out of the punch and all broom closets.
---Mark on 1/17/08


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Go ahead and dance to your hearts' content. There is nothing immoral or sinful about it.
---Trish9863 on 1/17/08


God is not such a strick God. Go ahead and dance with your spouses. Have fun.
---catherine on 1/17/08


Is there any waltz music rthat "glorify God"? Or quickstep?
Does that make them evil and unsuitable for christians to dance to.
What is wrong with dancing in public?
You must have very low self control if youo find dancing leads to immmoral lustful thoughts and behaviour.
---alan8566 on 1/16/08


Wow, You Western thinking Christians have not read your Bibles. As far Jewish and other Messianic Christians, they have fun every Shabbot and festivals. What type of "false religious doctrine" is this where you can't dance? David danced in the Spirit of God! I disagree with dirty dancing in public. Its for married couples.
---yochanon on 1/16/08


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Why not have a romantic evening on Valentines Day and save the dancinguntil you gt home with your own spouse. There are millions of romantic things to do besides dancing at church.
---Robyn on 1/16/08


The only romantic dancing I think a person should do is with their own spouse and that doesn't have to be done in public. It's true that dancing to the Lord is very Scriptural. The rest is up to you.
---john on 1/15/08


It depends. For example, if the dance is held with married couples only and it is held in a fellowship hall. Of course, only music that glorifies the Lord and no dirty dancing!
---Mayra on 1/15/08


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