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Overcoming Worldliness Shall we dance? Shall we dance? A Moral Challenge Will I participate in dancing (pre-teens, teenagers, adults)? Will I attend dances? Will I allow (give my approval) my child to go to dances? Will I perform music or otherwise provide the occasion for dancing to occur?

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overcoming worldliness

Overcoming Worldliness

Shall we dance?

shall we dance a moral challenge
Shall we dance?A Moral Challenge
  • Will I participate in dancing (pre-teens, teenagers, adults)?
  • Will I attend dances?
  • Will I allow (give my approval) my child to go to dances?
  • Will I perform music or otherwise provide the occasion for dancing to occur?
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Shall we dance?A Moral Challenge
  • Will I refuse to admit the sin that is associated with dancing?
  • Will I continue to dance and/or support dancing regardless of what Bible says?
  • Will I object to the preaching of Bible lessons like this one?

James 4:4

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Hebrew(khool): “to twist, whirl, dance, writhe”
  • Greek: (choros): “a band (of dancers and singers), circular dance, a dance, dancing (only in Luke 15:25)
  • Greek: (orcheomai): middle voice from orchos (a row or ring); to dance”

Dance

dancing in the bible
Dancing in the Bible

Expressions of worship and joy (praise, gratitude, rejoicing), Psa. 149:1-3; 150:4

“About the methods of dancing practiced by the ancient Hebrews but little is known. Probably the dancers in some cases joined hands and formed a ring, or part of a ring, as in some heathen representations. The description of David’s dance: he “danced before Yahweh with all his

Dance

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Dancing in the Bible

Expressions of worship and joy (praise, gratitude, rejoicing), Psa. 149:1-3; 150:4

“might…leaping and dancing before Yahweh” (2 Sam 6:14-16) suggests three features of that particular display and the mode of dancing which it represented: violent exertion, leaping, and whirling round.” (ISBE, II:1170)

Dance

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Dancing in the Bible

Expressions of worship and joy (praise, gratitude, rejoicing), Psa. 149:1-3; 150:4

“Women seem generally to have danced by themselves, one often leading the rest, both in dancing and antiphonal song; so Miriam and the women of Israel, Jephthah’s daughter and her comrades, the women who greeted Saul and David…” (Ibid.)

Dance

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Dancing in the Bible

Expressions of worship and joy (praise, gratitude, rejoicing), Psa. 149:1-3; 150:4

  • Miriam & the women of Israel, Exo. 15:20-21
  • Jephthah’s daughter, Jug. 11:34
  • Maidens of Shiloh, Jug. 21:19-23
  • Women of Israel when the Philistines were defeated, 1 Sam. 18:6-7

Dance

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Dancing in the Bible

Expressions of worship and joy (praise, gratitude, rejoicing), Psa. 149:1-3; 150:4

  • King David before the ark, 2 Sam. 6:12-16
  • Expression of gladness in contrast to mourning, Psa. 30:11; Eccl. 3:4; Lam. 5:15
  • Figure of joy of God’s people in Messianic age (see gender separation), Jer. 31:4, 13
  • Feast when prodigal son returned, Lk. 15:25

Dance

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Dancing in the Bible

Expressions of worship and joy (praise, gratitude, rejoicing), Psa. 149:1-3; 150:4

  • This dance was occasions of public rejoicing (for victories and other divine blessings)
  • Expression of worship (thanksgiving)
  • Typically segregated by gender
  • Any attempt to associate the modern dance with this dance utterly fails!

Dance

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Dancing in the Bible

Lustful, unrestrained conduct

  • Israel before golden calf, Exo. 32:6, 19, 25; 1 Cor. 10:6-7
    • Idolatry and nakedness,32:25
  • Daughter of Herodias, Mk. 6:21-22
    • Sensual, enticing to eyes, pleasure derived
    • Seductive and suggestive, void of spiritual content

Dance

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Dancing in the Bible

Lustful , unrestrained conduct

  • This dance was associated with lust, self- indulgence, sinful motives and results

Dance

Which of these two dances more closely defines, describes and depicts the modern, social dance?

take care to not stand on neutrality
Take Care To Not Stand On NEUTRALITY
  • Our God is a consuming fire (Ex. 24:17; Deut. 4:24; 9:3; Heb. 12:29)
    • When the children of Israel built the golden calf and danced, Moses could barely restrain God from consuming them (Deut. 9:3ff)
    • “Lust” and “idolatry” were the sins committed at Sinai (1 Cor. 10:6, 7; Ex. 32:6, 19, 25)
    • One day all will stand before that Consuming Fire
      • all of the previous fiery judgments in Scripture will pale in comparison to that Day (Heb. 10:26-29)
terror of the lord

Because of the…

TERROR of the LORD
  • Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences” (2 Cor. 5:11)
    • Take heed how to possess your body (1 Thess. 4:1-8)
    • Seek not to place a stumbling block before your brother (Matt. 18:6, 7; 5:28-30)
offenses
“Offenses”
  • Not the hurting of someone’s feelings
  • The Biblical Meaning (Online Bible Greek Lexicon)
    • 1) the movable stick or trigger of a trap, a trap stick
      • 1a) a trap, snare
      • 1b) any impediment placed in the way and causing one to stumble or fall, (a stumbling block, occasion of stumbling) i.e. a rock which is a cause of stumbling
      • 1c) fig. applied to Jesus Christ, whose person and career were so contrary to the expectations of the Jews concerning the Messiah, that they rejected him and by their obstinacy made shipwreck of their salvation
    • 2) any person or thing by which one is (entrapped) drawn into error or sin
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Because of the…

TERROR of the LORD
  • Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences” (2 Cor. 5:11)
    • Take heed how to possess your body (1 Thess. 4:1-8)
    • Seek not to place a stumbling block before your brother (Matt. 18:6, 7; 5:28-30)
    • Be willing to suffer. Mortify bodily members to escape hellfire (Matt. 18:8-9)
    • Do not despise those who warn and expose sin, but rather be thankful (Matt. 18:10-17; note fickle nature of some Gal. 4:15, 16; 1 Thess. 5:12, 13)
    • Guard your influence and what you are influencing (Gal. 5:7-9; Prov. 29:12; Matt. 5:13; Mk. 9:41-50)
mixed dancing
Mixed Dancing
  • Does it help me possess my body for holiness?
  • Does it present a stumbling block (trap) for another?
  • Does it display to the world the willingness to mortify our members?
  • Does it seem likely that Jesus and Paul would engage in it today if they were living on earth?
  • Does it help win anyone to Christ?
  • Does it display a fear of God?
  • Does it have any positive contribution or is it a trap?

(along with social drinking, mixed swimming, smoking, immodest dress, etc.)

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Dancing is Worldly 1 John 2:15-17

Absence of Moral DecencyRomans 13:13

  • Walk properly (decently), honorably, 1 Pet. 2:11-12
  • Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, Rom. 13:14
    • Make no provision for the flesh and its lusts
    • Not possible in the modern dance!

LUST

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Note Principles(Rom. 13:13, 14; 1 Pet. 2:11, 12)
  • Walk properly, not in lewdness, lust, strife
  • Put on Christ
  • Make NO PROVISIONS for flesh
  • Abstain from fleshly lusts
  • Honorable conduct
  • Your good works will compel them to glorify God
    • How does the public physical contact between men and women in dance help convict a world to follow Jesus?
    • How does defending dancing and contentious behavior glorify God and build up the church?

LUST

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Dancing is Worldly 1 John 2:15-17

Absence of Moral RestraintRomans 13:13

  • Lasciviousness, Gal. 5:19; 1 Pet. 4:3
    • Unbridled lust, excess, licentiousness, lasciviousness, wantonness, outrageousness, shamelessness, insolence” (Thayer)
    • Fundamentally: No restraints

LUST

when dancing is promoted
When Dancing Is Promoted
  • It promotes lust and lewdness (Gal. 5:19)
  • It promotes contentions, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions and dissension among brethren (see Gal. 5:20)
  • I haven’t seen ANY good fruit from mixed dancing to date!
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Dancing is Lascivious 1 John 2:15-17

“There can scarcely be any doubt that dancing came about as an adjunct of sexual stimulation.”

(Medical Review of America)

Testimony from the World

LUST

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Dancing is Lascivious 1 John 2:15-17

Testimony from the World

“…the secret of the popularity of dancing (or is it a secret?) is the exciting sexual stimulation resulting from the close embrace of male and female, whether it be in dancing or without music in petting and necking.” (Dr. J.P. Gibson, M.D)

LUST

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Dancing is Lascivious 1 John 2:15-17

Testimony from the World

Disco Dancing (1970’s):

The drawing power of the discos attributed to its “progressive sexuality” and the promoters pin-pointing “sex-appeal” as the life-blood of the fad

(The New York Times Magazine)

LUST

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Dancing is Lascivious 1 John 2:15-17

Testimony from the World

“As a medical man I flatly charge that modern dancing is fundamentally sinful and evil. I charge that dancing is the most advanced and the most insidious maneuvering preliminary to sex betrayal.”

Dr. E. S. Sonners

The Carnival of Death, 68-69

LUST

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Dancing is Lascivious 1 John 2:15-17

Testimony from a Teenage Christian

“These things do take place during the dance movements. The girl must yield her body completely to the guidance of her partner. Can’t this closeness produce desires which would be indecent when brought to the surface?

LUST

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Dancing is Lascivious 1 John 2:15-17

Testimony from a Teenage Christian

“Here is your answer: In a survey a group of men were asked to raise their hands if they could dance and not have evil thoughts and desires. Not one person’s hand was raised.” Gloria Jean Davis, 17 yr. old

Cited by Truman Smith

“Is It A Sin To Dance”, The Voice, May 2000

LUST

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Dancing is Worldly 1 John 2:15-17

Absence of Moral Boundaries Romans 13:13

  • Revelry: Riotous Partying and Lustful Excesses, Gal. 5:21; 1 Pet. 4:3
    • Originally merely a merry-making
    • Entertainment that grew into carouses
    • Nocturnal, riotous procession of half- drunken fellows

LUST

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Dancing is Worldly 1 John 2:15-17

Absence of Moral Boundaries Romans 13:13

  • “And the like”(Gal. 5:21)
  • Dancing often includes dark setting, male and female handling each other, alcohol, sexual indulgences and excesses
    • Any activity that provides a setting for lustful thoughts and lewd actions is against the principles of moral purity,Gal. 5:16-17

LUST

dancing is contrary to moral purity
Dancing is Contrary to Moral Purity

Comes from a corrupt heart Mark 7:21-23

  • Herod’s pleasure (Mk. 6:21-22)
  • Lust of the eye (1 Jno. 2:16)
  • Causes impure thoughts and lusts, cf. 1 Ths. 4:4-5
  • Flee youthful lusts, 2 Tim. 2:22; 1 Tim. 6:11
    • Not “get as close to it as you can”

2 COR 7:1

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Dancing is Contrary to Moral Purity

“The modern dance is the fine art of covering with music, indelicate, immodest and oft times indecentattitudes and postures between men and women. It is too bad for reformation. Its only remedy is extermination.”

Dr. A. C. Dixon, The Carnival of Death, p. 70 Cited in “Dancing”, Donnie V. Rader Searching the Scriptures, Nov. 1990, 7-8

dancing destroys your godly influence
Dancing Destroys Your Godly Influence
  • Cannot be a living sacrifice, Rom. 12:1-2
  • Cannot help save someone, Matt. 18:6
  • Dancing does not produce righteous influences (Titus 2:11-12)

Do not be deceived! 1 Cor. 15:33-34; Eph. 5:6-7, 11

MATT 5:13-16

dancing associates with other sinful fruit
Dancing Associates with other Sinful Fruit
  • Immodesty (1 Tim. 2:9-10)
  • Drinking and carousing (1 Pet. 4:3)
  • Sexual promiscuity (1 Cor. 6:18)

Keep yourself unspotted from the world!(James 1:27)

Evil company corrupts good morals 1 Corinthians 15:33

MATT 7:17-18

dancing defenses
Dancing Defenses

“The dance will be chaperoned.”

  • If dancing is innocent, pure and good, why do dances need supervision?
  • Problems come along with it:
    • Promiscuity, drinking, vulgarities, etc.

ISA 5:20

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Dancing Defenses

“Dancing is good exercise.”

  • No doubt, some are physically demanding
  • If that is the reason for going to dances, have “boy only” and “girl only” dances!
    • Not the real purpose for dances
    • Not why people go to dances

ISA 5:20

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Dancing Defenses

“I just enjoy the rhythm of the music.”

  • Then, why not dance in the privacy of your home to enjoy the rhythm of the music?
  • This is not the real reason behind the modern, social dance

ISA 5:20

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Dancing Defenses

“I go to be socially popular.”

  • Or, “I allow my child to go because all his/her friends are going.”
  • Do you use this rationale for smoking? Alcohol? Drugs? Pre-marital sex?
  • Christian must take moral stands against the norm, Rom. 12:2; 1 Pet. 4:4

ISA 5:20

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Dancing Defenses

“I do not lust when I dance.”

  • “I can control myself and my thoughts.”
  • Self-control also means avoiding places where you can be tempted, 1 Cor. 9:27
  • What about your partner? Can you control his/her lustful thoughts toward you?
    • Tempting another person to sin (Matt. 18:6-7)
  • Baptism does not make eunuchs of men!

ISA 5:20

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Dancing Defenses

“No one is going to tell me what to do!”

  • Spirit of rebellion against God’s word
  • Such a defiant attitude is unworthy of a Christian, 1 Thess. 4:7-8

ISA 5:20

shall we dance
Shall we dance?
  • The evidence is overwhelming
    • Those who crucify self and live by faith will not participate,Galatians 2:20
  • Dancing is not a “gray”, “borderline” issue
  • A choice between right and wrong, good and evil, the Spirit and the flesh

NO!

Dance

to those who want to flirt with worldliness
To Those Who Want To Flirt With Worldliness…
  • “A church which tolerates such worldliness as gambling, social drinking, and immodesty of mixed swimming is a ‘garbage church’—and every town needs a garbage dump to collect unconverted brethren who persist in worldliness so they cannot ruin good churches. Consistent teaching keeps the church pure by encouraging the strong to stay strong, helping the weak to grow, and causing the stubborn to exit in search of their own kind” (attributed to Irven Lee by Ron Halbrook, Abstain From Every Form of Evil,The Swimsuit Question, Lesson 15)
4 simple questions
"4 Simple Questions"

1. What Kind of Dirt Are You?

14 Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity.15 But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience. --Luke 8:14, 15 (NKJV)

2. Do You Weary or Esteem Those Who Labor Among You?

12 And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,13 and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves.--1 Thessalonians 5:12, 13 (NKJV)

3. Are You Happy or Offended When You Are Warned?

14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.--1 Thessalonians 5:14 (NKJV)

4. Do You Render Insulting Words When Your Error Is Challenged Or Do You Pursue What Is Good For All?

15 See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.--1 Thessalonians 5:15 (NKJV)

How you answer the last three questions is how you answer the first!