I would like to ask you for your opinion on something that is new to me that I am hearing about in some local church's. It is referred to as "worship dance." I am not sure exactly what is involved. But it seems there is some type of dance performed with the understanding that this is another way of expressing worship to God. Are you or any of your associates familiar with this? Do you think this could line up with (or be in conflict with) the scriptures in any way?
I think this whole dancing and drama thing that is coming into our churches is pure foolishness, and part of the new mindset of making the church "seeker-friendly" by providing entertainment. But God has called us to come together to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. You see no drama and dancing in the church gatherings of the New Testament. The central focus is on God and not on men and women putting themselves on display. We worship when we sing praises to His Name and declare His Word in its clear meanings derived from the very scriptures themselves. Trying to put on a play to help people to understand a Bible verse is denying to Holy Spirit's ability to take the preaching of the "living" Word of God to change people's hearts and lives. The Bible testifies to the complete adequacy of the "Word of God":
"The Word of God is living and active.
Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and
spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."
The greatest preacher of the 19th century, Charles Spurgeon said, "If you have to give a carnival to get people to come to church, then you will have to keep giving carnivals to keep the folks coming back." True Christians come to worship their Lord by listening to His Word preached and taught by His called servants, and not by dancers, actors, and clowns...
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