CAN YOU PROVE FROM THE BIBLE THAT IT IS WRONG
FOR A CHRISTIAN TO DANCE?
by Garland M. Robinson
Im glad you said "from the Bible." That is the only true source
by which we can know the absolute truth on any subject. "Ye
shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John
The Lord warns us about LUST. It is not healthy, pure or
wholesome. Jesus said, "...whosoever looketh on a woman to lust
after her hath committed adultery with her already in his
heart" (Matthew 5:28). Anything one does which excites others
to lust and think evil thoughts would equally be sinful. DANCING is
certainly one of those things which excites lustful thoughts and
desires. "Dancing consists in the rhythmical movement of any or all
parts of the body in accordance with some scheme of individual or
concerted action which is expressive of emotions or ideas." Someone
said, "The difference between wrestling and dancing is that, in
wrestling, some holds are barred." Oh, how true!
What does the Bible say about dancing? "Abstain from all
appearance of evil" (1 Thess 5:22). "Flee also youthful
lusts" (2 Tim 2:22). Dancing is described and condemned in the
word lasciviousness. This word means: "absence of
restraint, indecency, unbridled lust, indecent bodily movements,
unchaste handling of males and females, sensuality, inclination
to sensuality (a fondness for or indulgence in sensual pleasures),
conduct which excites lustful desires." If this does
not describe dancing, then nothing does! Those guilty of
lasciviousness will not go to heaven. Please read Galatians 5:19-
21, Ephesians 4:17-24, 1 Peter 4:1-5. These passages condemn every
action that even remotely resembles dancing.
What does dancing do? It causes people to loose interest in the
church, Bible study, holiness, teaching the lost and heaven. It
NEVER leads to ANY good thing! It does not produce more love for
God, more devotion for the church, more respect for the opposite
sex, more Bible reading, more prayer or more interest in heaven.
Next time you're tempted to dance, why not ask your partner to
read the scriptures I've listed above with you and then bow with
you for prayer. Ask God to forgive you both of lasciviousness. Ask
him that your thoughts and intents may be righteous. If that does
not sound reasonable to you, then you are in the wrong place and
your heart not right before him.