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Is Dancing Wrong

Is it unbiblical for Christians to go dancing?

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Is it unbiblical for Christians to go dancing?

---Cindi on 10/29/07
Galatians 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Just be sure to make the distinction between revelling and dancing, also be aware of your sourounding and the atmosphere in whcih you are in

1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
---francis on 4/2/12

Adetunji: Your comments about dancing with un-Godly music is good, but it still will lead different people to view even the same piece of music some as 'neutral' and others as un-Godly

The idea is good, but applying it can be difficult

---Peter on 4/1/12

It is ungodly to go dancing to/with godless music. If you are dancing to music that gives glory to God in company of those who truly worship God, it is OK. But you glorify the evil one if you go dancing to music that leads to lust, greed, arrogance, money/material/human worship etc.
---Adetunji on 2/25/12

Technically speaking there is no actual statement against dancing. Now onto the topic. Dancing today is generally a lead to sexual actions or even simply temptations. Both of those ARE strictly forbidden in the Bible.
So, what do I say. Nothing wrong with it if done properly. Line dancing or a form of square dancing, or something of the like. No partner and done for entertainment or for God's glory then fire away and dont stop until God tells you to. However if it is to build your relationship someone or if the action is in anyway made to focus you on her or him then it NEEDS to be avoided. As Joseph did with Potifer's wife, if presented with this situation FLEE, RUN, you life may depend on it.
---Joshua_Williams on 2/24/12

When we lend our members to any other god besides the god of heaven, we become a bond servant to that god. The first commandment of Moses says, "Have no ther gods before me". All glory, honor praise, and even the dance is to our father in heaven. Whatever we do, should brings him honour.
---shonny on 11/27/09

When, where and how is the dancing done are questions we need to ask ourselves before engaging in any questionable activity. If we profess to be Christians. What is the motive? If I am going to dance for men in a bar for money, any Christians knows this is wrong and sinful. If I am dancing to an aerobic tape for exercise, then it may be ok. Our motives and intents are guiding factors for us. Also be led by the Holy Spirit in all that we do. This is the purpose for being filled with the Holy Spirit after we have been born again.
---Robyn on 11/27/09

I have found 24 verses in the bible that talk about dancing and not one is negative. If we go out to bars and dance with different partners and slide on their legs are we being good witness's? Yet if we go out to dinner with our spouse and dance, is that a sin? Its all in perspective. As long as we are being good witness's to the Lord that is what matters. Jesus hung with the sinners. He ate and drank with them (Matt 11:19) but he was not swinging from the Chandeliers!
---darien_ross on 11/24/09

I don't see anything wrong with dancing it says in ~Psalm149:3 Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp.~
I don't think that dancings wrong but I do think that if you do it with the wrong intentions then there is something wrong with it. As long as you dance for God and God alone then theres nothing whatsoever wrong with dancing!
---Abigail on 10/20/08

I personally don't see anything wrong with dancing. David danced, but it also depends on how u dance, some dance way to nasty, and dance respectfully. If you dance respectfully then I don't see anything wrong with it.
---ANN on 10/3/08

Dancing is not wrong its what is in your mind while dancing that is wrong & the subsequent action.You can fool all the people some of the time some of the people all the time even your Dancing Partner, But you cannot fool yourself OR GOD.
---Emcee on 11/5/07

But David did put 'religious' words to what appear to be popular songs, one's he wrote, but were used in a variety of settings.

Something religions have done for years. Sometimes even putting the popular lines following the spiritual.

Just for kicks the Star Spangled Banner's music is an old English pub song.
---dan on 11/5/07

I don't think it's unbiblical to go dancing. I think its the mindset you have for it. Ecclesiastes 3:4 say's, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance. Dancing is mentioned numerous times in the Bible. But the way you put it, going out dancing..does that involve drinking which would lead to bad things or put you in bad company making wrong choices?
---Miranda on 11/4/07

Jesus changed the water into wine where there was much dancing and making merry. That's good enough for me.
---Susie on 11/3/07

Go dancing to me, means to go out clubbing and I think that that sort of dancing is sinful.
It's very sexy, and enticing.
Ballroom dancing or maybe two stepping or something like that isn't sexual.
Also, swaying to music and tapping our feet isn't sexual. I don't think it's wrong to want to stomp our feet, bounce, sway, jump up and down, etc to music that moves us!
---Debbie on 11/2/07

John Calvin banned dancing in Geneva. Luther sang and danced and drank lots of beer. :-)
---John1944 on 11/2/07

All saints have a past.
All sinners have a future.
Everyone has skeletons in their closet,
let them dance.
---Hudson on 11/2/07

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I agree with Chad, God gave us rhythm and he created music, to not dance and say that it is a sin would be saying God makes mistakes, so I agree, so long as it isnt booty shaking grinding dancing between an unmarried pair, but if your married its cool. just no dirty dancing!
---Ralph_Ramos on 11/2/07

No, it isn't unbiblical for Christians to dance. However, don't be going into the bars to dance, that is sin. But to dance as David danced unto the Lord is worship. Also, if you are married as husband and wife romantic dancing in the home is Biblical as well.
---Chad on 11/1/07

I depends on what you are calling dancing. If you are calling what some men and women do in a lude manner for money, yes. That is very sinful and degrading.

But if it is for the glory of God as in 2 Samuel 6:14 And David danced before the LORD with all his might, and David was girded with a linen ephod. No.
---denna7667 on 10/30/07

Yes David did dance before the Lord but he wasn't in a bar danceing to worldly music that's what gets a lot of people in trouble dancing with someones wife or husband
---Betty on 10/29/07

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Just like fire, it can be used for good and bad. Seek those things that are good and pleasing to the Lord both in thought and in deed. A person crosses the line into evil when the thoughts become erotic.
---Steveng on 10/29/07

It's totally why you are dancing and who you are dancing for.
---john on 10/29/07

As long as it is done in decency and in order, I don't see anything wrong with it. A few years ago the couples of my church got together and had a Valentines dinner for the couples and yes the couples danced.
---Rebecca_D on 10/29/07

I think that it depends on how you dance, what you wear whilst doing so and how you behave. Dancing of itself is not wrong but many dancers do not behave in a way that God will approve of.
---RitaH on 10/29/07

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David danced before the Lord. Unless dancing is immoral, there is nothing wrong with it and it is in fact a Godly act of worship.
---jody on 10/29/07

It depends on how you do it. Paul became "all things to all men", we have in 1 Corinthians 9:22. This included, "to those who are without law, as without law", in 1 Corinthians 9:21. Ones without law like to dance, I'd just do it the right way. In my case, with someone special for me, I think we'd prefer not to be in public for our sensitive and intimate sharing. The best of God's love can be enjoyed on the phone, and in prayer for one another.
---Bill_bila5659 on 10/29/07

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