A question answered

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Debby asked:

I’m curious though about why no dancing in your house? Just wondering!

Two reasons.

The shallow reason is that this mama has absolutely no sense of rhythm and is completely uncoordinated. If I tried to dance, it would look more like something off America’s Funniest Home Videos. It would be horrible. Go figure – I have a degree in music but I still have no sense of rhythm. That’s okay though.

The other reason is 1 Thessalonians 5:22.

Abstain from all appearance of evil.

I don’t know what comes to your mind when you think of dancing, but the first thing that comes to my mind is clubs and bars. I know there are other types of dancing, but how many other people immediately think of erotic and sensual or just plain wild dancing when they think about dancing in general?

It’s like buying a bottle of sparkling juice. It’s not alcohol, but the bottle looks like a wine bottle. I’m the pianist at our church, and often visitors to the church will recognize me out in public, even though I may not recognize them. If a visitor to my church saw me in a store and came over to talk to me, and noticed that I had a bottle of sparkling juice in my cart, what would their first thought be? Would it be “Wow – that church pianist drinks!” or would they even stop long enough to read the bottle to see if what I’m buying really is alcohol or not? It looks like alcohol, and from a distance, it is irrelevant whether or not it really is, because either way, it would appear as if I drink. Just by having it in my shopping cart I can damage my testimony. Something I am not willing to do.

We look at dancing in the light of that same verse. Granted, not all dancing is erotic or wild, but we see no reason to allow dancing in our home when it could be cause for someone else to stumble or to reject Christ.

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3 thoughts on “A question answered”

  1. I completely and totally agree with you. Its also easier to explain to kids, especially when they become teens, if you just don’t do it. You won’t hear, “We dance at home, why can’t I go to a dance with my friends.” Of course there are so many reason why, so lets just not do it at all.

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