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Now that I have you "party people"s attention, how did David dance?

 

 

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I prefer line dancing.
I really have no idea. I wasn't there.
Yes Travis. But, from my perspective .... I'm sure he would have loved line dancing. You know ... it is an old tried and true form of dance. Best done to Country Western music though.
What is wrong with line dancing and country western music?

Not that I care for either.
Well ... I guess I wouldnt' have the CW music in church. But the line dancing might be joyous. I guess you could do it to Jesus Loves Me.
Hi brother Manns.

I am not sure how he danced but I know how he did not dance. He did not dance anything like people dance today.

The music and dancing in joyful praise to God at the removal of the ark had not the faintest resemblance to the dissipation of modern dancing. The one tended to the remembrance of God and exalted His holy name. The other is a device of Satan to cause men to forget God and to dishonor Him. {PP 707.2}

What you will find however, is many different opinions presented in justification for modern dancing. Thank God for the Spirit of prophecy which gives us insight with regard to David's dancing.

David's dancing in reverent joy before God has been cited by pleasure lovers in justification of the fashionable modern dance, but there is no ground for such an argument. {PP 707.2}

All dancing is not inspired by God or done in reverence to Him. In fact, dancing by unconverted people who are not controlled by the Holy Spirit can have terrible and tragic consequences. The Bible makes this plain.

But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod. (Matthew 14:6)

And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee. (Mark 6:22)

And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist. (Mark 6:25)

I don't mean any offense but the Bible and the Spirit of prophecy does make it clear that we do have unconverted people in the church who are not controlled by the Holy Spirit. Some of these people are already revealing their characters by wanting to dance while the judgment is going on in heaven.

Thank you for allowing me a reply.
The issue comes down to a judgment call as to what music and dancing is joyful praise to God and which ones are not. That is what is at discussion here. Obviously dance is biblical as the quotes state. Yes, we are to be wise and make sure that we make a joyful noise unto the Lord. But I think we can discuss the differences rather than condemning the person. I guess I could throw mud back at you ... but then that wouldn't be Christian would it Tyrone?
Hi NHim.

Sorry that I could not get right back to you. I'm not sure why you would want to throw mud at me but you will find me not very obliging if it is a mud fight that you desire. I spoke no words to you I shared some thoughts from the Bible and the Spirit of prophecy with Anthony Manns and somehow you have twisted it into a personal attack upon yourself. Is this honest and upright ?

This does not seem very Christian at all NHim ?

NHim said:The issue comes down to a judgment call as to what music and dancing is joyful praise to God and which ones are not.

What issue does not come down to a judgment call ? Every issue in life comes domes down to a judgment call. If we have reasoning ability then God expects us to make a judgment and come to a decision about all the issues that confront us. .

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. (Proverbs 4:23)

However, we are not called to rely upon our own judgment. We are repeatedly told by the Bible and the Spirit of prophecy that this is not wise at all. Christians rely upon the guidance of the Holy Spirit to make decisions and the Holy Spirit does not contradict itself nor create diversity of opinion about principles of truth.

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise. (Proverbs 12:15)

He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. (Proverbs 28:26)

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)

Here are the sources of the references for the remarks I made regarding the unconverted showing that it was not merely my opinion

Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. (Matthew 13:30)

The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. (Matthew 13:38,39)

While the Lord brings into the church those who are truly converted, Satan at the same time brings persons who are not converted into its fellowship. While Christ is sowing the good seed, Satan is sowing the tares. There are two opposing influences continually exerted on the members of the church. One influence is working for the purification of the church, and the other for the corrupting of the people of God. {RH, September 5, 1893 par. 1}

Thank you for allowing me a reply.
Yes. And for the record ... which are you Tyrone?
Hi NHim.

I'll leave that with you to decide.

Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips. (Proverbs 27:2)

However, if you are sincere and desire an answer to your question...

Here is what I would suggest.

Go back and read my replies to you and others and check out some of my blog posts and website.

Then come speak with those who know me and take some time yourself to get to know me.

Use the Bible and the Spirit of prophecy to evaluate the information you gather.

One final word from the Bible that has helped me along this Christian journey -

He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. (John 7:18)

Thank you for allowing me a reply.
As he is without it in the picture. ;)
I have attended a worship service at a Messianic Jewish congregation one Sabbath, and I have observed the way they dance before the Torah when it is brought out of storage.

I imagine it would be something like that.

Whatever David did, it must have been with enough vigor and body movement to make his clothing move quite a lot - his wife Michal accused him of "uncovering himself."

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