SHOULD WE DANCE?
Garden City, Michigan church of Christ Bulletin
The modern dance is popular because it appeals to man’s sinful desires. The practice of petting has been brought into the dance hall and set to music. It is designed to express “love making” which is often fulfilled after the ball is over. Where can one so promiscuously fondle so many of the opposite sex in a single night?
The results of the modern dance are
condemned in Galatians 5:19-21. “Now the works of the flesh are manifest which
are these: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness....revellings,
and such like....those who practice such things will not inherit the
Nearly every adult dance is accompanied by the drinking of alcohol. Many prostitutes readily admit they were led to their way of life by the modern dance. If we are serious about going to Heaven we will “abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul” (1 Peter 2:1, 1). We are to “abstain from all appearance of evil” (1 Thessalonians ). Galatians says, “They that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its affections and lusts”—but those who dance have not. If you are a Christian, you will not dance. The modern dance belongs to the world—the Christian belongs to Christ. Romans says, “If you live after the flesh you will die” spiritually. Nothing is worth our missing Heaven!