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I do not want to dance or read anymore at my church, is it wrong?

Discussion in 'Christian Advice' started by thelordskingdom777, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. thelordskingdom777

    thelordskingdom777 Newbie

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    I go to a messianic church and I used to dance and read (I danced last at least two weeks ago). I do not want to read anymore (reading scriptures in front of the congregation, but it is for the Torah Service) but I do not mind dancing (worship dancing). Is it a sin?
     
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  2. Winken

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    No. Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, rejoice!
     
  3. rockytopva

    rockytopva Love to pray! :) Supporter

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    There are two trumpets! The Word and the Spirit! The Spirit of God will make you hunger for more of the Word. Pray God for more of the Spirit and the interest in the Word will be renewed.

     
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  4. brinny

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    :heart: Praying for you (((hug)))
     
  5. ToBeLoved

    ToBeLoved Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What you do in church, like read scripture in front of the congregation is a very small piece of who you are in Christ. Christ lives in you everyday, in every moment and we can give Him glory every time we love another or help another.

    Don't worry about not wanting to read in public, many people do not like public speaking. Just be you, God loves you just as you are.
     
  6. Kit Sigmon

    Kit Sigmon Well-Known Member

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    Not sure...could you shed some more light on why you don't want to read scripture or dance?
    Or is the heading of this thread a typo, since you included both but in the
    post body you say you don't mind dancing?
     
  7. Greg J.

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    And David was dancing before the LORD with all his might, and David was wearing a linen ephod. (2 Samuel 6:14, 1984 NASB)

    Also 2 Samuel 6:16 and 1 Chronicles 15:29.

    What is in the heart of a person (e.g., dancer) is what determines if something is a sin or not, as well as what he believes its effects will be on others. It's good to dance because of pure-hearted joy unless it would harm others' relationships with God. If the dancing is a celebration of the Lord, it might not even matter how others would view it.
     
  8. fm107

    fm107 Psalm 19:1-4 and Romans 1:20

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    Dancing in church is not scriptural. To those who are quoting from the OT to justify it, are in fact misleading.

    The church pertains to the NT and the direction we take for worship and conduct also come from the NT. We don't worship through animal sacrifices or dancing like David did in the OT.

    The Lord set out how we are to worship, I.E. in spirit and truth, not physically like dancing. John 4:24
     
  9. seeking.IAM

    seeking.IAM Episcopalian Supporter

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    I do not know how dance is incorporated into worship in the Messianic tradition. But, I can say regarding the traditions in which I have worshipped, I would thank any liturgical dancer who quit dancing. I might even pay them for doing so.
     
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