The Truth About Dancing

What Does the Bible Say About Dancing?

The truth about modern dancing is that it can create lust and lead to temptation, is often the very definition of the sinful behavior called “Lasciviousness.” Modern dancing between two people who are not married encourages sexual desires and intimate caressing that belongs only in marriage.

In the Book of Galatians, it says, “the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness…and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God” (Galatians 5:19-21).

Avoid the temptation of partaking in sensual dancing, and instead involve yourself in activities that promote righteous thought and pure actions that lead to glorying God. Paul writes, “finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things.” (Philippians 4:8).