frequently asked questions

QUESTION:
blue bullet  Is dancing sinful? 

ANSWER:

blue bullet  Because particular activities are not specifically named or described in the Bible it is not to be understood as permission from God to participate in such behaviors.  The spirit of God's Word must be used as our guideline in determining what we as believers can and can not do.  So, let us ask the questions, "Will what I'm doing bring glorification to Yeshua?"  "Is what      I'm doing pleasing to God and will it enhance my relationship with the Trinity (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)?"  If you answer no to either of these questions it becomes obvious that you should not involve yourself in the intended activity.  

The spirit of the world in most all dancing incidents dictate the physical movements of those involved and are usually designed to be seductive.  Dancing reveals the body for public display in a compromising position not acceptable as the temple of God and to the indwelling Holy Spirit.  The Bible reveals that one of the greatest prophets who ever lived (John the Baptist) was beheaded as a reward for Herdodis' deceitful daughter dancing to excite king Herod and his guests (14:2-12). 

We should always remember, "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing: and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty" (II Corinthians 6:17-18).  While many may think dancing to be a harmless activity there is a      grave danger in awakening and releasing the fleshly sensual appetites that reside within each of us.  Apostle Paul stated, "But I keep my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should become a castaway" (I Corinthians 9:27).

Apostle Paul considered his body an enemy with which he must contend in mortal combat to keep it under control by self-denial, abstinence, and extreme mortification (Romans 8:12-13; Colossians 3:5-10).